• July 24, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal

    Summers Speech Emphasizes Equal Opportunity

    Creating equal opportunity for all Americans is critical to ensuring that the U.S. market economy is truly legitimate, Lawrence Summers, a veteran economist who is seen as a leading candidate to be the next chairman off the Federal Reserve board, said Wednesday.

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  • July 19, 2013 | KQED Radio

    Assessing Racial Equality and Justice in 2013 America

    In the week since the verdict was announced in the Trayvon Martin murder case, many African-Americans have expressed fear, sorrow and anger about the state of racial justice in the U.S. The verdict has focused national attention on issues of race, as we approach the 50th anniversary of the March...

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  • June 06, 2013 | Huffington Post

    Let's Not Settle for Less

    A new national survey of African-Americans by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harvard School of Public Health, and NPR paints a fascinating picture: over half of those polled report that their lives have generally improved in recent years.

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  • May 21, 2013 | Huffington Post

    Food for Thought

    Congress got it right this time! Last week, both houses voted across party lines for a program that stands to make a huge difference in the health of people across the country. The House and Senate Agriculture Committees voted to include the creation of a Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)...
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  • May 17, 2013 | The Denver Post

    Restoring Latinos' Trust in Police

    A report released this week by the University of Illinois at Chicago and PolicyLink should make all of us who are concerned about crime take notice. The team behind the report, Insecure Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement, surveyed Latino communities...
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  • May 09, 2013 | Politic365

    Immigration Enforcement Consequence: Latinos Fear the Police

    A new study by Lake Research Partners, PolicyLink and the University of Illinois, Chicago shows that police involvement in immigration enforcement is making Latinos reluctant to contact the police. The survey of 2,004 Latinos residing in Cook (Chicago), Harris (Houston), Los Angeles, and...
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  • February 27, 2013 | BrandeisNOW

    Heller Study Finds Public Policy Widens Wealth Gap

    New research shows the dramatic gap in household wealth that now exists along racial lines in the United States cannot be attributed to personal ambition and behavioral choices, but rather reflects policies and institutional practices that create different opportunities for whites and...
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  • February 20, 2013 | Huffington Post

    Don't Pull Up the Ladder

    Toward the end of his inspiring State of the Union address to the nation, President Obama said we must "build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class." Most pundits did not pick up on this reference to the nation's poor, but these words were more than an eloquent turn of phrase. Indeed,...

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  • February 08, 2013 | Moyers & Company

    Equity is the Antidote to Inequality

    Equity is the antidote to inequality. I want to hear these six words in the president’s State of the Union address. Am I an idealist? Yes, but I’m also a realist, and President Obama is, too. As his inaugural address last month made clear, he understands that growing inequality is the most...
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  • February 07, 2013 | KPFA Radio

    Up Front

    Interview with Sandre Swanson on Boys and Men of Color.

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  • November 20, 2012 | NewPublicHealth

    NewPublicHealth Q&A with Angela Glover Blackwell

    Health disparities and social equity were key issues addressed at last month’s American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting. Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute whose goal is to advance economic and social equity,...

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  • November 12, 2012 | Huffington Post

    Can You See it Now?

    Election night chatter was all about race. Pundits and commentators on all the major networks, from ABC, CNN, MSNBC and Fox were marveling that President Obama had once again lost the majority of the white vote and still won the election.
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  • September 01, 2012 | What Works for America

    America's Tomorrow: Race, Place, and the Equity Agenda

    The quintessential promise of America is that through hard work, anyone born poor can succeed. The antipoverty movement grew out of recognition that this is a pipe dream for millions of people of color who are disproportionately saddled with failing schools, unemployment, poor health, and...

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  • August 02, 2012 | Huffington Post

    Olympic Inequalities

    In a recent blog post on The Huffington Post, Kelli Goff dared to ask the unthinkable: "Why Are Some Olympic Sports Whiter Than Others?" Noting the obvious and seeking to understand the absence of people of color from many Olympic sports, Goff attempts to answer why Gabby Douglas, Lia Neal,...

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  • July 18, 2012 | Color Lines

    Why Our Vision of America's Future must count People of Color's Needs

    A few weeks ago, I was in a meeting of demographers and policy advocates where I experienced a revelation. The Center for American Progress (gigantic DC-based think tank) and Policy Link (major research and action institute based in Oakland, California) are working on a massive report about the...

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  • June 01, 2012 | Sojourners

    Resurrecting Detroit

    Angela Glover-Blackwell believes in Detroits future, and she has a vision for how to get there. Failure is not an option.

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  • May 29, 2012 | Politico

    Closing the Racial and Generational Divides

    The U.S. Census Bureau’s announcement that slightly more than half the nation’s newborns are Latino, black, Asian, Native American or of mixed race is a milestone. The United States can glimpse its future, and it is in the eyes of a 5-year-old Latina, the smile of a 12-year-old black boy, the...
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  • May 17, 2012 | Sky Valley Chronicle

    America Reaches Historic Shift Point

    In the last U.S. Presidential election things got ugly for a young black candidate named Barack Obama. The amount of racial hatred and vitriol that spewed forth across the American media landscape in all manner of speech and visuals – particularly on the Internet where writers can remain...

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