Direct cash scheme in U.S. South aims to lift Black women out of poverty

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* Hundreds of Black women will get regular cash payments

* Scheme aims to tackle gender, race wealth barriers* Rising number of cities experiment with guaranteed incomeBy David SherfinskiWASHINGTON, June 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Applying for jobs, picking up gig work as a delivery driver, looking after her six children: life is an endless juggling act for single mom Sheila as she struggles to make ends meet and provide for her family in Atlanta, Georgia.“It’s tiring, because I’m (trying) to find steady income,” said Sheila, 33, whose name has been changed to protect her privacy. Article content […]

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