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Maya Rockeymoore

America's Zero Moment

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Now is the time to fully use the protections afforded by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to question, challenge, and most importantly organize and act to steer this ship away from what appears likely to be a ruinous course.

Black Lives, White Silence And The Second Reconstruction

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 07.30.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

The tragic shooting deaths of nine African-American congregants in a South Carolina church and its juxtaposition with the ongoing debate about police mistreatment of African-Americans in a nation led by president who is part African suggests we are in a curious moment in U.S. history.

It's Time for an Inclusion Revolution

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

From voter suppression laws being passed in the light of day in state houses around the country and the political assault on women's reproductive rights to the racial wealth gap, there are disturbing signs that our nation's baby steps towards political, social and economic inclusion could be stalling.

Beyond Broke: Why the Racial Wealth Gap Matters

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

There are families in America who feel they have done all the "right things." They have played by the rules and worked hard but they aren't getting ahead financially. They have many things in common but the thing that is most striking is their racial make-up; they are mostly African-American and Latino.

The President and the Pope: What's Missing From Their Inequality Talk

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

We knew before the meeting that economic inequality would be a topic of discussion, and afterwards we were told it was part of the conversation. Yet, I'm pretty certain that the elephant in the room was not discussed.

African Americans Chained by President Obama's CPI Proposal

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

During the last election cycle Al Sharpton said, "It's not about Obama, it's about your momma." Now that the administration has released its 2014 budget, which includes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare, African Americans must now face the bitter reality that it's literally about Obama and our mommas.

Ashley Judd, Please Reconsider!

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Before she decides to completely give up a career in public service, here are five things that Ashley Judd should know.

What People of Color Should Know About Tax Cut and Deficit Reduction Proposals

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Any weakening of Social Security (which could happen if a proposed payroll tax 'holiday' passes) would devastate communities of color who are heavily reliant on Social Security's retirement, disability, and survivor's benefits.

Let's Move! Sarah Palin

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Palin's critical comments about Michelle Obama fail to recognize that, in too many instances, parents have become prisoners of school and community environments that restrict their child's access to healthy food.

Don't Sucker Punch the American People

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Where are the courageous leaders who can address the nation's budget challenge without laying the bulk of the pain on hardworking Americans whose tax contributions have already been so misused?