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The United States has 955 streets named after Martin Luther King Jr.. Katherine Welles/Shutterstock

Neighborhoods with MLK streets are poorer than national average and highly segregated, study reveals

US cities began naming streets in Black neighborhoods for Martin Luther King Jr. after his 1968 assassination. Researchers studying these areas 50 years later found entrenched deprivation.
Some of the practices of microfinance institutions have been shown to increase indebtedness as well as economic and social vulnerabilities. Shutterstock

Collective action around common resources could help vulnerable communities

The creation of resources that are shared, accessible, and collectively owned and managed by communities has become a way for social entrepreneurs to contribute to community development.
A food bank set up at the entrance of a church in the Bronx, New York. This neighborhood is one of the most affected by the pandemic: the mortality rate is the highest in the city and the unemployment rate is officially 21%. Spencer Platt/AFP

Has America become poorer under Donald Trump, as Joe Biden claims?

Stunned by the health crisis, the United States is marked by a sharp rise in inequality. Between the beginning and the end of his mandate, Donald Trump will indeed have seen the country become poorer.

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