Fayetteville should improve income gap between white, black residents, Gates Foundation representative says

Posted: February 27, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Rizelle Aaron, of Little Rock and president of the Arkansas NAACP, speaks Sunday at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. The program was called “The Power of Black Inclusion, Lift Every Voice.”

FAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville has been a progressive leader throughout the South when it comes to race relations, but the city could do more to bridge the income gap between black and white residents, according to the keynote speaker at the city's third annual Black History Month program.

Aaron speaks at St. James Missionary Baptist Church.

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Compassion Fayetteville, which advocates compassion in the community to enhance quality of life, will wrap up its slate of Black History Month celebrations this week. The group will host “A Call to Action 2017: NWA Black Advancement Project” from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Walker Room of the Fayetteville Public Library.

Source: Staff report

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