Lake Providence, Louisiana (CNN) — “You have to sit back and think why is God keeping this town alive?
“If we’re the poorest and we have the highest unemployment and crime rate, why doesn’t God just say I’m going to wipe this town off the map? Because he knows that, in a couple years, something big is going to happen for Lake Providence.
“He’s waiting for us to start to believe in ourselves.”
That’s 18-year-old Frededreia Willis, one of the many amazing people I met in Lake Providence, Louisiana, which is the American capital of income inequality. East Carroll Parish, where Lake Providence is located, has a wider gap