Wes Moore: On a Mission to Fight America’s Growing Poverty Crisis
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Wes Moore, the CEO of the Robin Hood organization, joined Errol to talk about his anti-poverty work amid a growing hunger crisis and racial wealth gap that’s been exacerbated due to the coronavirus pandemic. And as America confronts systemic racism, he discussed Robin Hood’s new efforts to fund nonprofits that have diverse leaders. He also walked Errol through his personal journey, from his Bronx and Baltimore roots to his time in the army and then serving as a White House Fellow. And he talked about his new book, “Five Days: the Fiery Reckoning of an American City,” which gives a front-row perspective of the Baltimore uprising after the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

 

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