The story in Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by the police, is one that can change a lot depending on where you stand, and how you look at it.
Noel King and Lindsay Foster Thomas from Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty Desk reported from Ferguson this week, and discuss their experience there.
The city has made efforts to attract new businesses to this part of town, and the efforts seem to be paying off. South Florissant Street boasts a new wine bar, a bike shop, and a handful of new restaurants. On the outdoor patio of the Ferguson Brewing Company, diners chatter over their meals.
This economic revival, however, doesn’t define Ferguson. Like a lot of cities across the U.S., it also has neighborhoods presently experiencing little or no financial investment. Here, those areas have been characterized by different types of protests.
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.