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The pandemic and population growth could see almost 100m in extreme poverty by 2023, says the World Bank

I turned poverty into a wealth, amateurism into professionalism. With a mere 8th grade education I went from the bottom 1% to the top 0.10%. I accomplished more than I dreamed of. AND YOU CAN TOO! Every person is capable of much more than they imagine. This I guarantee. 🧙‍♂️🏆

“the most effective indicator of childhood poverty is the number of years a child has been eligible for free school meals. However, universities don’t have access to verified data on free school meal eligibility “ @suttontrust ⁩

Colombians continue flooding the streets, demanding their government tackle poverty, tax reform and healthcare inequality. Solidarity with people who fight colonialism, capitalism and oppressors.

"I sold a soul. I sold a part of me." As poverty bites, #Lebanese  give up their pets. As many families struggle to stay afloat, activists say increasingly pet owners are asking for help to feed or re-home their animals, selling them, or abandoning them

For the first time in 20 years, global poverty significantly increased. The pandemic has set us back in many ways and including on reaching the #SDGs . Our #IMFblog  calls on the international community to step up support.

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"When you say capitalism is the cause of climate change it is true, but not illuminating at all. The real cause is growth; higher income, reduction in poverty. We want to have higher income, we want more goods and services, so are doing it".

"I sold a soul. I sold a part of me." As poverty bites, Lebanese give up their pets. As many families struggle to stay afloat, activists say increasingly pet owners are asking for help to feed or re-home their animals, selling them, or abandoning them

If @AndrewYangVFA  were to become mayor of New York City, he has a bold goal: "I want to be a mayor who combats poverty at every turn."

ESRI reports ‘consistently high incidence’ of income poverty among certain groups via @IrishTimesBiz 

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At least 19 people were killed and hundreds more injured in days of demonstrations across Colombia. Protests against a tax overhaul tied to the pandemic have morphed into a national outcry over rising poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Don't have a red nose? That's ok! For every RT we'll donate $10 toward ending child poverty. #RedNose4Kids 

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Maybe it’s a radical idea, but I believe a job should lift workers out of poverty – not keep them in it.

Dear politicians/political influencers: When you tweet about my father’s birthday, remember that he was resolute about eradicating racism, poverty & militarism. Encourage & enact policies that reflect your birthday sentiments. Here’s the authentic #MLK :

Be smart Baltimore! You have been ripped off for years by the Democrats, & gotten nothing but poverty & crime. It will only get worse UNLESS YOU ELECT KIMBERLY KLACIK TO CONGRESS. She brings with her the power & ECONOMIC STRENGTH OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. She works sooo hard....

Many who tweeted about my father today would have hated him 50 years ago. He was for the eradication of poverty and caring for poor people. No human was an alien to him because he believed this is a World House. And he asserted that inequality in healthcare is most inhumane. #MLK 

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My Admin has done more for the Black Community than any President since Abraham Lincoln. Passed Opportunity Zones with @SenatorTimScott , guaranteed funding for HBCU’s, School Choice, passed Criminal Justice Reform, lowest Black unemployment, poverty, and crime rates in history…

A person's dignity does not depend on them being a citizen, a migrant, or a refugee. Saving the life of someone fleeing war and poverty is an act of humanity. #WithRefugees 

It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!

Theresa May didn't publicly break down over Windrush, or Grenfell, or disabled people having their benefits cut, or children driven into poverty. In the end, she only publicly shed a tear over her own career.

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