Phalanx Family Services Helps Chicago’s Needy Survive and Thrive

Phalanx Family Services Helps Chicago’s Needy Survive and Thrive

One of the most unknown and underappreciated non-profit community-based organizations in Chicago is Phalanx Family Services. The agency has operated programs in Chicago’s distressed black communities since 2002, providing workforce solutions to people and families with no to low-income who have barriers to employment, such as long-term under/unemployment, functional illiteracy, criminal backgrounds, and drug addiction. […]

Big Debut for Polaroid Snap at IFA

Big Debut for Polaroid Snap at IFA

The IFA Consumer Electronics Fair in Europe this time of year offers previews of hot new items for Holiday shopping. This year’s 5-day IFA event, which started Sep. 4 in Berlin, offered a big debut from an unlikely source – Polaroid – whose new camera looks like a “Snap” for considerable sales this December. For […]

Gwyneth Paltrow Deserves Kudos for Food Stamp Nutrition Difficulty

Gwyneth Paltrow Deserves Kudos for Food Stamp Nutrition Difficulty

Gwyneth Paltrow is usually annoying in her lack of reality for normal people, particularly the prices of things on her GOOP site. However, she deserves kudos for doing something few people have done – Gwyneth Paltrow got people talking about the difficulty someone who must live on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP or, formerly, food stamps) […]