iOS app Android app

Policylink

Urban Renaissance or Cities of the One Percent?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 03.04.2015 | San Francisco
Angela Glover Blackwell

More than 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in metropolitan areas and that number is only expected to grow in the coming years. If we don't act now to build inclusive growth at scale in urban economies, we're heading towards an urban downfall, not an urban renaissance.

Land of (Missed) Opportunity: Obama's Budget and the Fight Against Child Poverty

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

The child poverty of today doesn't have to be the legacy of America's tomorrow. As a nation, we must take bold steps to ensure that all of the nation's children can succeed at school and in the workforce.

Public Transit: The Road to Opportunity

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Angela Glover Blackwell

Would-be workers are not connecting to training; job efficiency is compromised because of lateness, missed work days, and transportation related-distractions due to unreliable, unaffordable and unsafe public transit.

California, 60 Years After Brown v. Board

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Angela Glover Blackwell

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

Can You See It Now?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

By 2042, people of color are expected to make up a majority of America. One thing is certain: No party that wants to be successful will ever again focus its appeals on a narrow slice of the white electorate.

Clinton Agrees, Equity IS the Superior Growth Model

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 11.10.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

We are undergoing a dramatic demographic transformation in which the very same racial and ethnic groups that have been most excluded are now driving our population growth, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

For Prosperity Economics to Work We Must Leverage America's Growing Diversity as an Asset

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Glover Blackwell

Prosperity Economics provides an excellent policy platform for building an equitable and sustainable economy. The nation is now undergoing an unprecedented demographic transition, and it is time for policymakers to incorporate these solutions into national policy.

Stopping Cuts That "Knock the Legs Out" From Our Communities

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Many of the cuts proposed in the House so far target a wide array of programs that empower low-income people to climb out of poverty and serve their communities.

Countdown to 2050 -- Equity in America

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Diversity and equity are not the same: Just because the country has a black president and is moving toward a more multicultural future does not mean that equity has been achieved.

Real Progress, 30 Years in the Making

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

For the first time, I can see that the fight for equitable food access is winnable.