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Trial By Fire

by WURD Radio & Brady Holden

Presented by Microsoft News in partnership with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Poverty and unemployment rates remain very high in Philadelphia. In the black community, unemployment is at 17.7%. Young black entrepreneurs in the city struggle to achieve their dreams as they battle a culture of poverty.

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Income inequality in America and
pathways to positive change

The faces of poverty are all around us. From struggling young entrepreneurs to homeless veterans, college students to seniors. In this series, we explore the challenges of economic inequality in America along with solutions to change the conversation.

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Presented by Microsoft News in partnership with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity