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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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  • April 15, 2014 | Four Reasons to Use the Equity Frame in Your Campaign

    Four Reasons to Use the Equity Frame in Your Campaign

    Over the last several years, PolicyLink and its partners have developed a new narrative about why equity — the just and fair inclusion of all — matters for everyone, not just those who are being left behind. Advocates working in diverse places and on many issues — job access and training,...

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  • April 01, 2014 | Race & beyond: Of bats, gloves and an all-in nation

    Race & beyond: Of bats, gloves and an all-in nation

    As Monday’s Opening Day pitches flew across home plate in stadiums across the land, I listened to PolicyLink’s Angela Glover Blackwell deliver a lecture on the importance of social inclusion in American life.

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  • April 01, 2014 | Race and Beyond: Of Bats, Gloves, and an All-In Nation

    Race and Beyond: Of Bats, Gloves, and an All-In Nation

    As Monday’s Opening Day pitches flew across home plate in stadiums across the land, I listened to PolicyLink’s Angela Glover Blackwell deliver a lecture on the importance of social inclusion in American life.

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  • April 01, 2014 | Blackwell addresses equity

    Blackwell addresses equity

    Last Tuesday, Angela Glover Blackwell was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life. Blackwell has more than 30 years of experience in public service and equitable policymaking, including her role as chief executive officer and founder of PolicyLink,...

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  • April 01, 2014 | Equity and opportunity is the key to US economic growth

    Equity and opportunity is the key to US economic growth

    Angela Glover Blackwell responds to a question from an audience member during a post-lecture question and answer session moderated by Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, director of the Institute for Child Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School.

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  • March 26, 2014 | Report: Racial Divide with Changing Demographics Costs MN Billions

    Report: Racial Divide with Changing Demographics Costs MN Billions

    A recent story out of the Minnesota News Connection quoting Jennifer Tran, at PolicyLink. Please take a moment to check out the full print and podcast versions on our website: Report: Racial Divide with Changing Demographics Costs MN Billions. This story was distributed to all radio, TV and...

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  • March 25, 2014 | National social justice advocate to speak at Brandeis

    National social justice advocate to speak at Brandeis

    Angela Glover Blackwell, the founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity, will present the inaugural Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life lecture at Brandeis University.

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  • March 22, 2014 | A New Progressive Populist Movement is Rising up in the United States: Do you support the movement?

    A New Progressive Populist Movement is Rising up in the United States: Do you support the movement?

    An America That Works for All Is a More Prosperous America. Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink has calculated that closing the black-white income gap in America would add over a half trillion dollars to the national gross domestic product (GDP) -- more than the entire economic output of...

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  • March 19, 2014 | Race and Beyond: When BBQ Meets Diversity

    Race and Beyond: When BBQ Meets Diversity

    Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, picked up on this idea, noting that, “Equity has become an economic imperative.” She said there were places across the nation, such as Raleigh, where people understand this and are getting it right.

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  • March 09, 2014 | Will GOPers accept Obama’s budget proposal?

    Will GOPers accept Obama’s budget proposal?

    Economic columnist Eduardo Porter and PolicyLink’s Angela Glover Blackwell discuss the Earned Income Tax Credit and what it would take to lift low-income Americans into the middle class.

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