Thank you Tavis Smiley and Dr. West for embarking on a much needed change in America. There is a fear that overtakes and engulfs a human on the verge of poverty. That fear is of being forgotten. Although Jesus is our strength and God’s heart is toward the widow and orphan, people overlook poverty because they also have a fear. The fear of the rich is that if they recognize the poor it may attack them also, so they turn a blind eye towards the poverty stricken. I live in an area where tourism once was the main trade for so long and now grocery shopping is a vacation. Our area is one where there is no industry, except for the tourism which has now dwindled. No one prepared for what was coming, therefore the workforce has become looked upon as a way for the existing businesses (W) can work people in droves as hard as a human can work with as little pay as possible. I have come to poverty myself even though I work. I am a widow living with my sister and brother in law. My husband died when my children were teenagers and I was at an age where I was not eligible for help of any kind. I worked for 30 years for XR (CPK) and was laid off in 2010. My pay when I left had gotten up to 8.00 per hour. I now work at W and although I am thankful for a job it is one that keeps me in the bracket of poverty.I leave you and Dr. West with a blessing……Psalm 41:1 & 2Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.