In Martin Luther King's speech titled “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” he stressed the importance of intentional social action on behalf of the economically disenfranchised and closed his speech by imploring the audience to continue fighting, even after he passed away.
What is an equitable economy? How do you engage the underserved in the process of sustaining localized economies, especially in isolated spaces? How can underrepresented communities be the writers of their own collective and individual futures? These were some of the questions I set out to answer when I began organizing artists and food producers in Oregon County, Mo., in 2011.
Ray Boshara shares a lesson his father taught him about always having cash to fall back on. Recent research shows that his dad was right.
Vanessa G. Randolph
Under the Duty to Serve Program, Fannie Mae is working to ensure access to sustainable, affordable housing by taking steps to address manufactured housing, affordable housing preservation and rural housing.