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Immigrants are welcome to Tijuana

Miguel Marshall | Posted 02.08.2017 | Technology
Miguel Marshall

The closest foreign neighbor to the world's tech hub. Geography sometimes is not important, but when talking about tech hubs like Silicon Valley and ...

Reflections on the 2016 Election

Ben Hecht | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Ben Hecht

The huge voter turnout in the primaries for Trump and Sanders was a scream for change by millions of Americans. Many of us did not hear it until we saw the results last week. Americans are anxious about race, women in the workforce, and income.

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The Establishment | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
The Establishment

When I think about the history of my family, it seems displacement is coded into our DNA. For centuries my people have been moving—the Jews fleeing ...

2016 Summit precedes historic Census news; encouraging movement in Congress

Monique Rizer | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Monique Rizer

The 2016 Opportunity Summit was an important day for nearly 900 cross-sector leaders, policymakers, and youth from across the country helping address ...

Chess for Success: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young Ugandan girl whose world ra...

America Must Act Boldly on Affordable Housing

Terri Ludwig | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

Regardless of who wins in November, Congress and the next administration must act boldly to help the 11 million housing insecure households who pay more than half of their incomes on rent. They often face difficult choices between paying rent and buying groceries or seeing a doctor. In the worst cases, they become homeless.

A Conservative Vision for Better Economic Opportunity

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

While the recent rise in poverty may be attributed to poor economic growth policies during the Obama Administration, the sustained high rates of poverty over the past 50 years are striking evidence that it is time for new approaches to support economic success.

A Year After Baltimore Protests, Racial Wealth Gap Remains at the Core of Economic Frustration

Andrea Levere | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Andrea Levere

Co-written by Edsel Brown, State Economic Chair of the Maryland NAACP On April 27, 2015, hours after the family of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray ha...

How Can We Address Decades of Discrimination against Entrepreneurs of Color?

Andrea Levere | Posted 04.12.2017 | Business
Andrea Levere

The data on small business growth in recent years tells an unsettling tale about our nation's expanding racial wealth divide. Even during the Time of ...

Conservatives Must Realize That Redistribution Programs Help the Poor

Vijay K. Mathur | Posted 04.13.2017 | Politics
Vijay K. Mathur

It is also well known that inequality in the US is greater than in European countries. The question then is why are conservative Americans in general, and Republicans in particular averse to the issue of redistribution programs despite such inequalities in the U.S.?

Why We Must Prioritize Women's Economic Opportunities

Bill Reese | Posted 03.23.2017 | Impact
Bill Reese

I'm pleased that International Women's Day 2016, which we celebrated in solidarity with our global partners earlier this month, gives us a chance to r...

Why 'Pulling Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps' Is A Total Fantasy

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

In the nearly seven years since the end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has rebounded on the macro level. But for a huge number of people, th...

From a Dream of Economic Inclusion to Reality: When Will Maturity Break Out?

Carla Javits | Posted 01.21.2017 | Impact
Carla Javits

Let's put our full weight behind all efforts to make jobs available, and make sure it pays to work, so that economic and social mobility is a reality for everyone. That's our dream for 2016, and it is past time for all of us to take it from dream to reality.

Why Cities Should Invest in Citizenship: Helping Immigrants Achieve Citizenship Yields Major Returns -- and It's the Right Thing to Do

Bob Annibale | Posted 01.13.2017 | New York
Bob Annibale

Cities across the U.S. have a clear role to play in ensuring their immigrant communities have support during the naturalization process by creating programs that break down barriers.

How Can We Cure What Ails American Family Finances?

Andrea Levere | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Andrea Levere

There's nothing simple about being a consumer of financial services these days. We're bombarded daily by tempting credit offers while living in a rea...

Latina Entrepreneurs Deserve Strong Advocates, Not False Promises and Deceptive Opportunities

Amy Hinojosa | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Amy Hinojosa

I cannot stand by when a company like Herbalife has the audacity to publicly proclaim they provide opportunities for Latinas -- neglecting to mention that it is under investigation by the SEC, the FTC and multiple state Attorneys General for intentionally targeting and scamming Hispanic customers.

Lower Income at Vassar: Vassar and Opportunity

Seth Molwitz | Posted 06.23.2016 | College
Seth Molwitz

Once I began college, though, I realized that being a lower income student imposes certain hardships that don't affect many wealthier students. Luxuries like frequent trips to the city, regularly patronizing relatively expensive local restaurants, and many other miscellaneous expenses add up quickly.

The Crucial Role of New York City's Branch Libraries

Julie Sandorf | Posted 05.21.2016 | New York
Julie Sandorf

The 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards recognized the crucial role that New York City's branch libraries play in serving the city's diverse communities.

Neighborhood "Exit Strategies" Are Incomplete

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

We have heard a lot in the last couple of weeks about the impact neighborhoods may have on the outcomes of children who grow up in them. New research reinforces the idea that neighborhoods do matter.

Presidential Candidates Want Latino Voters. Here's What Latinos Want From Them

Jose Calderon | Posted 05.13.2016 | Latino Voices
Jose Calderon

The road to the White House is long and filled with challenges, but when it comes to getting Latino voters on your side, here are five essential things that Latino voters want from their next President.

Place Matters in Creating Paths Out of Poverty

Bill Bynum | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Bill Bynum

Generations of parents -- including my own -- believed that moving to a better neighborhood would give their children a better chance in life. This week we have new evidence from two wide-ranging studies that proves them right.

Navigating the Road Ahead: What the FCC's Open Internet Order Means for Entrepreneurialism and Economic Opportunity Going Forward

Senator Catherine Pugh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Senator Catherine Pugh

Far too many African Americans, Hispanics, and low-income families remain unconnected to broadband. Many don't see the value in going online; others simply don't have the skills to put their connections to use. The FCC's new rules won't help to address these challenges.

Land of Equal Opportunity? The Power of a Costly Myth

Jon Wisman | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Jon Wisman

The myth of fluid upward mobility blinds us to how stacked our system has become against the aspirations of the less well-off, thereby enabling an elite to capture every larger shares of income, wealth, privilege, and control over government while those below receive relatively smaller shares, face fewer opportunities, and command increasingly less control.

The Year Ahead

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

As we head into a brand new year, the headlines are awash in news about our twin heartbreaks here in the Middle East. Oil is one part of the equation. The other is also commanding daily attention: I'm referring, of course, to the geopolitical drama involving Iraq and Syria.

The American Dream Can Only Be Fulfilled If Our Top Students Have the Opportunity to Attend Our Top Colleges

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 12.29.2014 | Education
Michael R. Bloomberg

A problem in higher education is not that poor and middle-income students lack the credentials to gain acceptance at top schools; many are highly-qualified. But they are not applying for a myriad of reasons -- starting with sticker shock.