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The North Star: MDC's Blog

09.16.2016 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
“Because it mattered to me and my family.” “Because people matter.” “Because the alternative is stagnation.” “Because kids deserve to have their... read more
07.26.2016 by
A new report released last month by the Economic Policy Institute displays data on the extensive income inequality across the United States. With the... read more
07.21.2016 by Richard E. Hart
MDC leads community college network to build Healthy Places in rural North Carolina  ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.—Chef Frank Bookhardt was talking about the... read more
07.20.2016 by Richard E. Hart
Stephen Black has been on the MDC Board of Directors since 2015. He is the grandson of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black and grew up in New... read more
07.20.2016 by Scott Edmonds
In our last blog post on the recently announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), we discussed the financial security that a full-time... read more
06.22.2016 by Scott Edmonds
“No reasonable person seeks a complete uniformity in wages in every part of the United States; nor does any reasonable person seek an immediate and... read more
05.12.2016 by Stephanie Saunders
Many of us think of food as soon as we think of home: traditional dishes, daily staples, favorites from childhood. Our ties to those conceptions of... read more
04.22.2016 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
Since the N.C. General Assembly passed and Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2 on March 23, there have been multiple interpretations about how... read more
04.13.2016 by
Last month, we welcomed Khari Garvin to the MDC team. Khari is... read more
04.05.2016 by Abby Parcell
Since its inception, the State of the South blog has examined patterns of economic mobility and educational progress across the region, looking at... read more