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In Mississippi, a long-running guaranteed income program is helping Black mothers

PBS, 10 Jan 2022
In the U.S. 30% of families headed by Black mothers live below the poverty line. But one initiative in Mississippi is trying to address that problem with a guaranteed income program. Magnolia Mother’s Trust is giving $1,000 a month to 100 working Black moms in Jackson – hoping to prove that extra monthly stipend can go a long way toward lifting Black women and their children out of poverty. Zachary Green reports as part of our ongoing series, “Chasing the Dream: Poverty, Opportunity and Justice in America.”

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