This is what self determination looks like

Stranded in a food desert, Greensboro, NC residents make their own oasis

From Yes!: After Years Without a Grocery Store, Greensboro Neighbors Are Building One Themselves — And They’ll Own It

After learning about cooperative businesses, they decided to open a community-owned grocery store. The store would meet local residents’ needs for access to quality food and dignified, well-paid jobs. And now it’s going to happen. When the Renaissance Community Cooperative opens in 2015, it will be a conventional grocery store (like a Food Lion or Kroger) where wages start at $10 per hour.

 

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