EquityBlog

The Fierce Urgency of Now

The Fierce Urgency of Now

12 Jan 2018 | PolicyLink

January brings us three months closer to Equity Summit 2018, where thousands will convene to set an equity agenda for the nation. The 15th of this month marks what would have been Dr. King’s 89th birthday, and 2018 is also the 50th anniversary of his Poor People’s Campaign, which | Read more >

Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

23 Oct 2017 | Chris Schildt and Lewis Brown Jr.


In 2015, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, in partnership with PolicyLink, launched Southern Cities for Economic Inclusion, a cohort of seven cities dedicated to advancing economic equity for low-income communities and communities of color. Comprised of city officials and staff, local | Read more >

California Leads on Juvenile Justice Reform

California Leads on Juvenile Justice Reform

13 Oct 2017 | PolicyLink

This week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 190, co-authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara — ending the regressive and racially discriminatory practice of charging administrative fees to families with youth in the juvenile system.

California and | Read more >

Renters’ Rights Gains Momentum in Boston

Renters’ Rights Gains Momentum in Boston

06 Oct 2017 | Abbie Langston

José Velasquez has lived in Boston for the past 28 years. In April 2006, he and his family moved into a 14-unit apartment building on Meridian Street in East Boston. The landlord didn't maintain the place very well, but Velasquez was able to take care of some of the repairs and | Read more >

Accelerating Housing Recovery & Building Community Wealth in Chicago

Accelerating Housing Recovery & Building Community Wealth in Chicago

05 Oct 2017 | Courtney Hutchision

As the 10-year anniversary of the subprime mortgage crisis nears, recovery continues to be uneven, with low-income communities and communities of color facing the steepest climb toward economic stability. In Chicago, foreclosures devastated many Black neighborhoods on the South and | Read more >