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  • May 27, 2011 | Huffington Post

    America's Tomorrow: Equity In a Changing Nation

    The face of America is changing. And the fate of America hinges on how we react to -- and invest in -- those changes. By 2042, a majority of Americans will be people of color. Already, California, Texas, Hawaii, New Mexico, and DC have more people of color than whites. And today, nearly half of...
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  • May 25, 2011 | The Root

    Time-Lapse Map Shows America's Brown Future

    It's no huge secret that by that by the year 2042, the majority of Americans will be people of color. Despite the fact that many African Americans have moved out of major cities to the suburbs, experts and data indicate that the overall number of ethnic minorities, including blacks, will in...

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  • May 24, 2011 | Color Lines

    Do You Live in a Food Desert? Search Your Area

    The USDA introduced a mapping tool this month that tracks food deserts across the country, and includes demographic information about those living in areas without access to healthy and affordable food.

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  • May 23, 2011 | BET

    People of Color Will be the New Majority

    By 2042, people of color will be the new majority, according to a new interactive map from PolicyLink, a national research and advocacy institute. The map shows the growth of people of color in America from 1990 to 2040. It is the first installment of a new multimedia series called America’s...
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  • May 20, 2011 | Huffington Post

    Hitting the "Opportunity Ceiling"

    While Congress squabbles over the debt ceiling crisis, I am far more worried about the millions of low-income, mostly black and brown Americans who are hitting hard against the "Opportunity Ceiling."

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  • May 19, 2011 | The Colorado Independent

    America's Tomorrow Map Underlines Folly of Colorado's Latino-alienating GOP

    During the Colorado legislative session just passed and during the midterm elections last year, state Republicans embraced Arizona-style anti-illegal immigration policy proposals and harsh rhetoric that alienated Coloradans, including non-white Republican politicians and supporters and, perhaps...

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  • May 13, 2011 | StreetsBlog USA

    Brookings: Transit Access to Jobs is the Missing Link

     

    If you’re a middle-income person living in the Philadelphia metro area, there’s an 85 percent chance you live within three-quarters of a mile of a transit stop, and you probably have to wait about 12 minutes for a bus or train. But if you’re looking for work, beware: only 20 percent of the...

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  • April 21, 2011 | TIME

    The 2011 TIME 100: Geoffrey Canada

    Geoffrey Canada is an extraordinary innovator and one of my heroes. He has shown time and again that education is the surest path out of poverty. The Harlem Children's Zone Project, which he founded, provides a cradle-to-career continuum of high-quality neighborhood schools and support services...

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  • March 29, 2011 | The New York Times

    Black Migration

    It is understandable that so many black families are migrating out of Northern cities for seemingly greener economic pastures in the South and the Sun Belt. Gentrification, high rents, poor schools and decades of government neglect pushed many poor families out and made those that could afford...

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  • March 17, 2011 | The St. Louis American

    Advocating for Equity

    Building stronger environments, especially in low-income areas, has been Glover Blackwell’s long-time passion. 

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  • March 10, 2011 | The St. Louis American

    Helping St. Louis See its Future

    Devastating 2010 Census data were released for the St. Louis region immediately upon the heels of the St. Louis American Foundation’s inaugural Salute to Young Leaders. We had just celebrated 20 talented young African-American professionals working in a wide range of fields, who have dedicated...

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  • March 08, 2011 | The Root

    America's Leading Women Advocating Change

    For Women's History Month, The Root decided to spotlight some of the black women who are influential in activism and the nonprofit world. Find out how these women are trying to change the world.

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  • March 07, 2011 | Salud Today Blog

    Minorities Still Face Daunting Transportation Issues in U.S.

    Today, transportation remains a 21st century civil rights issue for minorities and low-income people. For example, nearly 20% of African American households, 14% of Latino households, and 13% of Asian households lack access to automobiles, compared with nearly 5% of white households. Many of us...

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  • March 04, 2011 | ColorLines

    Is Michelle Obama's Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

    Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign celebrated its one-year anniversary last month. The first lady can reflect on a year in which her initiative has been met with praise among community advocates and policy wonks alike, thanks in large part to its commitment to tackling the obesity epidemic and...

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  • February 17, 2011 | MarketPlace

    Transportation Projects Make Budget Sense

    There was a time when massive transportation projects swept the nation. We built the New York City Subway. The Erie Canal. The interstate highway system.

    But over time, that bold spirit seemed to leak away. Soon, politics took over the way we spend money on transportation. We entered an age that...

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