Here’s a simple way to grow an equitable economy and lift 700,000 people out of poverty: pay a decent wage to restaurant servers and other tipped workers. If Congress raised the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for all workers, tipped workers—all 6 million of them— would see | Read more >
Kalima Rose, PolicyLink Senior Director, was honored for her foresight in advocating for equity to be included as part of the Sustainable Communities Initiative process. “That advocacy convinced the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make equity a part of the | Read more >
We’ve been saying for a long time that equity is the superior growth model for our nation–that we don’t just have a moral obligation to lift communities out of poverty and allow everyone the opportunity to succeed, but that doing so will also strengthen our economy.
It seems that | Read more >
Halloween wasn’t the only attention-grabber at the end of October.
The Ford Foundation hosted an amazing event on October 30 on our country’s demographic changes, and the many opportunities that exist in our increasing diversity.
If you weren’t in the room with PolicyLink, the | Read more >
Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, talked economics and GDP on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio this morning.
Crucial to strengthening our economy as our demographics shift? Equity: just and fair inclusion for all.
“If this country wants to have | Read more >
Originally posted on The Institute for Black Male Achievement blog.
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Million Man March and the 45th anniversary of the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City—two landmark moments in our nation’s history where the | Read more >
No sooner was it announced, than the social media backlash began.
Sunday evening, as Nina Davuluri was crowned the first Miss America of South Asian descent, some people took to Twitter | Read more >
By Mary Kay Henry and Angela Glover Blackwell
Originally posted on the SEIU blog.
Closing racial gaps in income would result in 13 million fewer people living in poverty. Infographic courtesy All-In Nation: An America that Works for All.
Closing racial gaps in income would result in | Read more >
“As we mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today, it’s clear that the nation has made great strides to advance equality, but our society remains inequitable. Continuing the work of Dr. King and all the others who have sought to build a truly inclusive nation has | Read more >