Natalie Cole has four children and has spent her adult life receiving government assistance. The LA Times has a fascinating, in-depth piece documenting six months in her life, which begins with a moment when Cole could have landed a job, but was defeated at the first hurdle:
Natalie Cole and her family / Image: Michael Robinson Chavez/LA Times
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What should society do about mothers like Cole, who aren't committed to working but have children that need to be fed?