From Los Angeles to Staten Island, a movement led by determined young people of color is reimagining community safety and demanding that the country value Black and Brown lives. As incidents of police violence against people of color continue at an alarming pace, young leaders | Read more >
The ongoing protests against police brutality have shone a spotlight on the fraught relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. While the recent deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police have served to galvanize these protests, they are only the | Read more >
Equity: just and fair inclusion into a society where all can reach their full potential.
President Obama's $4 trillion proposed budget, which he delivered to Congress this week, includes elements that move the nation closer to achieving equity. In its focus on place-based | Read more >
In theory, tax code–based public subsidies should help all families save and invest, but instead, wealthier households receive most of the benefits. In fact, a recent analysis of the largest wealth-building tax subsidies found that the top 1 percent of households received more | Read more >
A persistent fear of police is nothing new to me or any other black man in America. But there are no words to describe the pain, the fear, and the anger that has gripped me over the past several months.
Much of my work is focused on ensuring young people of color have access to the | Read more >
Next week our country will gather together to celebrate Food Day 2014 and join in the fight for a healthy, equitable food system -- one that supports and protects all Americans, especially those living in low-income communities and communities of color. For many years, these | Read more >
California has one of the largest and most expensive prison systems in the nation and is currently under a federal court order to reduce its prison population. System and community leaders across the state have recognized the urgent need to lower the numbers of current prisoners | Read more >
On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell testified before the Joint Economic Committee in the U.S. Congress at a hearing focused on "Increasing Economic Opportunity for African Americans: Local Initiatives that Are Making a Difference."
In her | Read more >