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COVID-19 and the unfunded Black Belt commission

April 10, 2020 - The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission was created in 2008 to provide economic development assistance to Black Belt states but has never received its full appropriation from Congress — even while its counterpart covering whiter, richer Northern states has. With Black Belt communities being ravaged by the pandemic, it's past time for action.

Selma, behind the scenes

March 9, 2015 - Selma today is a struggling, majority-black city that embodies the conflicted legacy of the 1960s civil rights movement. Join us as we visit a whites-only country club, a Confederate memorial, an imperiled river, and a church that helped birth the Black Power movement.