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The North Star: MDC's Blog

11.03.2015 by
This weekend the South Carolina Gamecocks came to Texas to play my Texas A&M Aggies in football and left with new resources to help relief and... read more
10.30.2015 by
What’s one thing that most growing occupations have in common? They require high levels of social skills. A recent New York Times article highlighted... read more
10.23.2015 by
What went wrong with the Deep South? What went wrong with the Deep South is, in many ways, what went wrong with America. In the South, the effects of... read more
10.16.2015 by Abby Parcell
A low-income person in Houston is more likely to reach the top-20 percent of earners than in any other large Southern city. The Houston region has a... read more
10.09.2015 by Abby Parcell
Through a partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment, MDC is profiling eight North Carolina communities to learn how they building infrastructure to... read more
10.02.2015 by
We’ve got some STEMpathy if you’re kind of over stories about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs, and the education and training... read more
09.25.2015 by
Last week the Census Bureau released new data on income, poverty, health insurance, and inequality. Here are some quick insights on economic security... read more
09.15.2015 by
Over the weekend, The News & Observer ran an op-ed by MDC president David Dodson about efforts to improve economic mobility for low-income young... read more
09.10.2015 by
On Wednesday, I attended a screening of “The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi,” a Southern Documentary Project film detailing Mississippi... read more
09.08.2015 by Anna Shelton-Ormond
Pinpointing one all-encompassing reason why healthcare disparities between racial groups in quality and access persist is as unrealistic as waving a... read more

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