Key figures in the fight on poverty reflect on what Martin Luther King Jr. would think about the current state of America’s poor and the government’s ineffectual job combatting systemic poverty.
Featured in the video: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.); U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.); Bob Woodson, founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise; Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute; Jimmy Kemp, president of the Jack Kemp Foundation; and Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.
Bold founder Carrie Sheffield sat down with Clayton Banks, Silicon Harlem founder, and Richard Ivory, founder of the HIP HOP Republican blog, to discuss the state of Black America today.
What would Dr. King say about the war on poverty today?
Carrie Sheffield is the founder of Bold. She is passionate about storytelling to empower and connect others. A founding POLITICO reporter, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes and wrote editorials for The Washington Times. After earning a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, she managed credit risk at Goldman Sachs and researched for Edward Conard, Bain Capital founding partner and American Enterprise Institute scholar. She earned a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.