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2010-10-04 18:24:32

Residential segregation constitutes an important contributing cause of the current foreclosure crisis Although the rise in subprime lending and the ensuing wave of foreclosures was partly a result of market forces that have been well-documented, the foreclosure crisis was also a highly racialized process, according to a study by two Woodrow Wilson School scholars published in the October 2010 issue of the American Sociological Review. Woodrow Wilson School Ph.D. candidate Jacob Rugh and...

2010-09-20 22:59:29

People who feel excluded will go to any length to try to become part of a group, even if it involves spending large sums of cash, eating something dicey, or doing illicit drugs, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Social exclusion prompts people to use money and consumption in the service of affiliation," write authors Nicole L. Mead (Tilburg University), Roy F. Baumeister (Florida State University), Tyler F. Stillman (Southern Utah University), Catherine D. Rawn...

2010-08-16 18:13:50

Research presented at the 105th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association examines the extent to which minorities are moving farther into the suburbs surrounding large, central cities. Are minorities moving into suburbs that are essentially an extension of the inner city? Or are the outer-ring suburbs becoming more diverse? University of Cincinnati researchers tracked 30 years of U.S. Census data covering 250 metropolitan areas in an examination of those questions, with some...

2010-07-22 10:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 AAA Michigan executives and community participants volunteered their time and "sweat equity" at the Eliza Howell Park, located in Northwest Detroit's Brightmoor Community, today (July 22). They continued AAA's nearly century-long history of volunteering and giving back to the community as they worked on several community projects in the Brightmoor neighborhood. As part of the annual "Leadership Day of Service" to the community, the...

2010-06-10 07:00:00

Gang Membership Up More than 42,000 Nationwide Since 2002 Will Struggling Economy Threaten Nation's Youth this Summer? Teens Converge on Nation's Capitol Next Month to Voice Concerns SEATTLE, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As gang numbers rise and more young people die in gang-related shootings, most Americans agree that youth violence is increasing because of the recession. Almost seven out of ten U.S. adults (67%) say that gang violence among youth is on the rise due to the...

2010-06-02 15:01:00

SKOKIE, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Peapod, the country's leading Internet grocer, will host its first community forum as part of an ongoing campaign to improve healthy food choices in food deserts, communities where healthy food is hard to come by due to a lack of mainstream grocery stores. Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tarkington Elementary School...

2010-06-02 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group and Save-A-Lot Food Stores have joined forces to raise awareness of the plight of millions of families in the United States who live in food deserts -- large geographic areas with very few, if any, grocery stores. The just released Food Desert & Food Balance Community Fact Sheet, authored by Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting and supported by the hard discount food retailer, explains in-depth the...

2010-05-24 11:30:30

UW research helps consumers, policymakers identify and access healthy, affordable food Ensuring access to healthy, affordable foods is a top priority in tackling the obesity epidemic in the United States. Over the course of the last six months, the Institute of Medicine, United States Department of Agriculture, The White House and First Lady Michelle Obama have taken an interest in improving access to affordable and nutritious foods. Here in Seattle, Adam Drewnowski, UW professor of...

2010-05-15 11:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA Michigan employees volunteered their time and expertise today (May 15, 2010) at the "Brightmoor Community Festival" in Detroit. The more than 30 volunteers continued AAA's nearly century-long history of volunteering and giving back to the community, as employees participated in a number of safety efforts in the local neighborhood. AAA trained technicians etched VIN (Vehicle Identification Numbers) on cars to help deter vehicle theft. Area...

2010-03-25 09:13:00

CHICAGO, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Habitat Company has been selected to manage construction services for three housing developments operated by the Gary (Indiana) Housing Authority. The project, which is part of a major investment in Gary's public housing communities, began in July 2009. "With the expertise and proven track record of The Habitat Company, we can accomplish the Agency's Mission of providing decent, safe and sanitary housing for eligible families in a manner that promotes...


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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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