Remove Systemic Barriers So Boys and Young Men of Color Can Succeed: President Receives Report from My Brother's Keeper Task Force
Nearly one out of five black and Latino workers are underemployed, according to the National Urban League’s recently released 2014 State of Black America. The report’s equality index shows very slight overall improvements from last year, with a slight decline in economic equality. Read more >
PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell joined dozens of equity advocates in an open letter to Florida Prosecutor Angela Corey and the wider legal community about the trial of Michael Dunn on charges of killing unarmed black teenager Jordan Davis (pictured here). Dunn | Read more >
Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink Founder and CEO, spoke to New Hampshire Public Radio about the need for a new equitable economy–not another war on poverty. Five decades after President Lyndon Johnson signed a nearly $950 million anti-poverty bill into law, childhood poverty is | Read more >
As described in the New York Times last week (“Seeing the Toll, Schools Revise Zero Tolerance”), Broward County should be commended for recognizing that zero tolerance actions can backfire. Los Angeles Unified School District acknowledged the failure of these punitive policies in | Read more >
This week President Obama made us proud and gave us hope by signaling, with conviction, that his administration will prioritize fixing the nation’s fundamental flaw: growing inequality.
In a speech full of insight, he embraced the wisdom of knowledgeable economists, the demands of | Read more >
Angela Glover Blackwell in PBS’s Many Rivers to Cross: “Personal Attitudes Don’t Translate Into Change”
“The journey from the slave ship tmany rivers_agbo the White House, from bondage to full equality, has been long and arduous, replete with despair, but full of joy as well,” says Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at the end of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. The | Read more >
We’ve been saying for a long time that equity is the superior growth model for our nation–that we don’t just have a moral obligation to lift communities out of poverty and allow everyone the opportunity to succeed, but that doing so will also strengthen our economy.
It seems that | Read more >
Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, talked economics and GDP on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio this morning.
Crucial to strengthening our economy as our demographics shift? Equity: just and fair inclusion for all.
“If this country wants to have | Read more >