Poverty

BY: Dallas Greene

"Another Day in paradise" by Phil Collins (1989)

It sings about a poor person on the street. tells the more rich to think twice be cause its another in paradise.


Fact; "What is the "Poverty Line," anyway? According to the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau, it is a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children under 18) that earns less than $23,021."

Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise (Official Music Video)

"Angels With Dirty Faces" by Los Lobos (1992)

I chose this song due to the fact that the way it talks about poor people and calling them "angels with dirty faces". It portrays poor people very well. "



Fact; "More than 30 million children are growing up in poverty. In one low-income community, there was only one book for every 300 children. You can improve literacy rates by running a competitive book drive for low-income areas"

Los Lobos performing "Angels With Dirty Faces" live on KCRW

"Changes" by tuPac (1998)

tupac explains that its hard to get out of poverty. He come from the "gutter" and he is not responsible for other black males.


fact; "In 2011, nearly 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty."

2pac-Changes

“The Poverty of Philosophy” by Immortal Technique (2001)

Sings about the Mexican poverty. Which is a problem for Mexico and America.


Facts; 'Children living in poverty have a higher number of absenteeism or leave school all together because they are more likely to have to work or care for family members."

Immortal Technique - The Poverty Of Philosophy

“Better Days” by Outlandish (2013)

Poverty can change a person. can change a person do things that they normally wouldn't do.


Fact; "Children living in poverty have a higher number of absenteeism or leave school all together because they are more likely to have to work or care for family members."

Outlandish - "Better Days" - Official video ( :labelmade: records 2013 )

“N****s in Poorest" by Mos Def (Yasiin Bey)

The world is full of hate. Nobody wants to help the poor.


Facts; "Dropout rates of 16 to 24-years-old students who come from low income families are seven times more likely to drop out than those from families with higher incomes."

Yasiin Bey - N****s in Poorest

"Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum,

The fact there are millions of homeless people out there. Nobody ever notices them.


Facts; "A higher percentage of young adults (31%) without a high school diploma live in poverty, compared to the 24% of young people who finished high school."

Soul Asylum - Runaway Train

"Something To Believe In" by Poison,

This song talks about the homelessness, veterans, and poverty. Its bad when our veterans are homeless.


Facts; " Children that live below the poverty line are 1.3 times more likely to have developmental delays or learning disabilities than those who don’t live in poverty."

Poison - Something To Believe In