Brenna Burgess - 1st period

The state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor is poverty.

Almost half of the world, over 3 billion people, live less on than $2.50 a day. 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. Around 27-28% of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted.


Poverty leads into other issues such as...

children not getting the education they need, infectious diseases, and tobacco. Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their name. Infectious diseases continue to effect the lives of the poor across the world. A estimated 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDs, with 3 million deaths in 2004. Every year there are 350-500 million cases of malaria, Africa accounts for 90% of malarial deaths and African children account for over 80% of malaria victims worldwide.


Nas "Shine on 'Em" Video

"shine on 'Em" by Nas (2006)

I chose this song because he talks about people starving to death, how all the houses and families are poor beyond belief, and how much robbery there is because of poverty.

Fact: Children in Africa are more than 15 times more likely to die before the age of 5 than children in developed regions.


2Pac - Changes ft. Talent

"Changes" by 2Pac (2011)

I chose this song because he talks about how he questions life because of being poor and how he wants to steal off of others because hes that hungry.

Fact: Malaria is endemic in most tropical and subtropical regions.


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

"Better Days" by Outlandish (2013)

I chose this song because it talks about how poverty is like love and how it makes you crazy, and that you should just give it up and not try or you should just die.

Fact: Poverty is concentrated in rural areas and the poor are most likely to earn income in agriculture.


Talib Kweli - Jackin 4 Beats Lyrics

"Jackin 4 Beats" by Talib Kweli (2003)

I chose this song because it talks about how the economy is funny, and about how these big corporations are making money but the people working for them aren't making any money.

Fact: Among U.S. adults, concern about extreme poverty has declined from 21 percent in 2011 to 16 percent in 2013.


(I couldn't find a music video for this one.)

Common Feat. John Legend- Strange Fruit

"Strange Fruit" by Common Ft. John Legend

I chose this song because he talks about children walking around with guns and how poverty and AIDs are killing all the children.

Fact: A third of all poor in the developing world are children 0–12 years.


Ying Yang Twins Feat Adam Levine - Live Again

"Live Again" by Ying Yang Twins Ft. Adam Levine

I chose this song because because they sing about those women who have had to make sacrifices, like stripping, in order to pay the bills and put food on the table for their family.

Fact: 30 percent of the world’s extremely poor live in India.


Akon - Ghetto (official video)

"Ghetto" by Akon (2004)

I chose this song because he talks about his experiences living in the ghetto and in poverty.

Fact: In developing countries nearly half of all mothers and newborns do not receive skilled care during and immediately after birth.


Buju Banton - Untold Stories

"Untold Stories" by Buju Banton (2009)

I chose this song because he talks about how in this world we don't earn enough money to spend. He said "spending a dime while earning a nickel".

Fact: Among the poor living on less than $1.25 per day, just under half have electricity.


Anthony Hamilton - Comin' From Where I'm From

"Comin' From Where I'm From" by Anthony Hamilton (2009)

I chose this song because Anthony Hamilton grew up in North Carolina and talks about all his struggles while growing up.

Fact: An estimated 289,000 maternal deaths occurred worldwide in 2013. Some 62 percent of these were in Sub-Saharan Africa.