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  • Birmingham Could Be the Southern City That Gets It Right October 8, 2018
    Today, were pleased to repost a piece from Comeback Town, a blog that aims to "begin a conversation about a better Birmingham." We'd like to thank Comeback Town's editor, David Sher, for featuring our 2018 State of the South report on his blog--especially since the guest writer is former MDC intern, Natalie Pickett.
  • Twenty Miles of an Unfinished Road to Opportunity September 25, 2018
    The bigger question we should be asking is, “What kind of transportation infrastructure is needed to provide a ladder of opportunity for more of our neighbors?” This kind of question, whatever the specific issue, can help us create a region that ensures people who have become most disconnected from the region’s pockets of prosperity have […]
  • Who Counts? Whose Voice is Heard? February 5, 2018
    The Trump Administration’s recent request to add a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 Decennial Census has revived a contentious debate concerning the rights and privileges of political voice and power in our democracy. This debate, and the ugly compromises embedded in our country’s founding documents, are often centered around a simple question: In a […]
  • Examining the Past, Present, and Future: A Southern Spin on Charles Dickens’ Classic Tale December 20, 2017
    MDC is also especially reflective these days, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. As part of our upcoming events to mark this milestone, we’re releasing a new edition of our State of the South report in early 2018. This report will look back at the state of the South over the last 50 years, examine […]
  • Philanthropy as the South’s Passing Gear: Fulfilling the Promise November 16, 2017
    How far down the road has philanthropy traveled as the South’s “Passing Gear” for equity and economic promise since those words were written 10 years ago? And what should the priorities be today? Philanthropy as the South’s Passing Gear—Fulfilling the Promise, which is being released today at the annual meeting of the Southeast Council of […]

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