Obama unveils plan to tackle poverty

So-called Promise Zones will provide tax incentives to help communities tackle poverty by bridging income gaps.

    US President Obama has announced the creation of five areas to address the growing problem of income inequality.

    The "Promise Zones," which will be in areas struggling economically will help bridge the gap created by income inequality by offering investments and training to low-income areas.

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from one of the zones, in Philadelphia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.