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  • August 28, 2014 | The Hill

    Critics Lean on Holder

    Eric Holder's Justice Department is coming under pressure to order sweeping changes to police operations in the United States. Civil rights and community groups, as well as some lawmakers, are pushing the attorney general to take action to address racial and social problems that they say were...

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  • August 26, 2014 | CBS News

    In Wake of Ferguson Shooting, Progressives Demand Federal Police Czar

    "In cities across America, local law enforcement units too often treat low-income neighborhoods populated by African Americans and Latinos as if they are military combat zones instead of communities where people strive to live, learn, work, play and pray in peace and harmony," explained a...

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  • August 26, 2014 | Newsmax

    Civil Rights Activists Demand Federal 'Czar' for Local Police

    In an open letter published Monday, civil rights leaders and black politicians called on President Barack Obama and the Justice Department to take "immediate action" to   implement policy changes to local law enforcement in the wake of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson,...
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  • August 21, 2014 | Bloomberg Businessweek

    Injustice in Ferguson, Long Before Michael Brown

    Early this year, before the summer weather in Ferguson, Mo., turned to a fog of tear gas and a hail of rubber bullets, before the downscale suburb began to share national airtime with Sierra Leone and Iraq, a legal aid firm called ArchCity Defenders prepared a white paper that accused several...

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  • August 04, 2014 | The Hill

    We need structural reforms to fight poverty

    The thing about being poor in America is that it is easy for people to demonize you. The message we send over and over again to those who are struggling is, "It's your fault if you're poor." 
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  • August 01, 2014 | Income Inequality

    Income Inequality

    Eduardo Porter poses a provocative question: "Is it time to stop obsessing about inequality?" It is not, but the debate must focus on the inequality that matters.

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  • July 25, 2014 | Huffington Post

    The Missing Piece for Young Men of Color: Jobs

    This week, President Obama released the names of several businesses that are stepping up to help men and boys of color succeed. Building on previous commitments to the Administration's My Brother's Keeper Initiative, many of these efforts focused on mentoring, skill building, and investing in...

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  • July 23, 2014 | Statement from PolicyLink Founder and CEO

    Passage of Job Training Bill Paves the Way for a More Equitable Workforce

    America’s increasingly diverse workforce will power a stronger, more equitable new economy—if all workers can access the training they need to participate and contribute. PolicyLink applauds Congress and the President for taking an important step forward by moving past political gridlock to...

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  • June 23, 2014 | Translating people and place from Detroit to Bilbao, Spain, and back

    Translating people and place from Detroit to Bilbao, Spain, and back

    My favorite quote of the event came from Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink, an organization committed to advancing economic and social equity. She seamlessly integrated remarks on the importance of equity and the strong link between equity and future leaders. She challenged us to identify...

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  • June 03, 2014 | Remove Systemic Barriers So Boys and Young Men of Color Can Succeed

    Remove Systemic Barriers So Boys and Young Men of Color Can Succeed

    PolicyLink embraces the agenda of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force. We will continue our local, state, and national efforts to advance equity for low-income and people of color, including efforts with California's Alliance for Boys of Men of Color and the California Assembly Select Committee...

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  • May 20, 2014 | California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

    California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

    As the nation celebrates the 1954 Supreme Court landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, California is confronting its own troubling education reality.

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  • May 20, 2014 | California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

    California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

    As the nation celebrates the 1954 Supreme Court landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, California is confronting its own troubling education reality.

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  • May 16, 2014 | Let's Connect to Opportunity

    Let's Connect to Opportunity

    Transportation is an essential ingredient for building healthier communities. That's why an equitable and well-functioning transportation system that works for everyone is so important.

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  • May 12, 2014 | FACING the Poor

    FACING the Poor

    This week on Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson, Stephanie addresses the troubling and ongoing challenge of poverty in America. Though the media and our national conversation regularly neglects the harsh realities of our nation’s poor, poverty remains a critical issue affecting an alarming...

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  • April 28, 2014 | Equity is the superior growth model – Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink

    Equity is the superior growth model – Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink

    Equity is both the antidote to inequality and the means to a future where everyone can participate and prosper. Through an equity lens the strategies needed for all to succeed are clear: jobs that pay decent wages, good education that prepares young people for the future and provides skills for...

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