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“Beyond Broke” featured on MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily

U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., joined Ronan Farrow Daily to discuss the new report Beyond Broke: Why Closing the Racial Wealth Gap is a Priority for National Economic Security released by the Center for Global Policy Solutions in collaboration with the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the Research Network for […]

By |May 13th, 2014

Four Accomplished Voices for the Vulnerable to Receive First Asset Builder Champion Awards

CONTACTS: Adam Shapiro 202-427-3603 Adam.Shapiro@adampr.tv Simona Combi 202-265-5111 Simona@GlobalPolicySolutions.org Honorees Recognized as the Racial Wealth Gap Takes Center Stage on Capitol Hill with New Research, Recommendations WASHINGTON—April 29, 2014—Four distinguished leaders in identifying and working to fix the nation’s wealth inequality problem will be honored for their long-time dedication to the effort this week as […]

By |April 30th, 2014

Maya Rockeymoore on MSNBC’s The Cycle

Maya Rockeymoore appeared on MSNBC’s The Cycle to discuss the nation’s growing racial wealth gap and the Center for Global Policy Solutions’ new report, “Beyond Broke,” and the 2014 Color of Wealth Summit.

By |April 29th, 2014

Latest Research Shows Why Minorities Are ‘Beyond Broke’ as Racial Wealth Gap Persists and Threatens U.S. Economic Security

CONTACTS: Adam Shapiro, 202-427-3603 Adam.Shapiro@adampr.tv Simona Combi, 202-265-5111 Simona@globalpolicysolutions.org Experts Recommend New Savings and Housing Proposals to Stem Inequality as They Prepare for Summit at U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON—April 29, 2014—New analysis of 2011 Census data reveals an acute racial and ethnic wealth gap that is causing a group of leading experts to call for important […]

By |April 29th, 2014

Infographic: Wealth Matters – It’s Not Just Income Inequality

Visit the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative to learn more and connect with us @PolicySolutions. Download the infographic

By |April 15th, 2014

2014 Color of Wealth Summit – #racialwealthgap

Shared Prosperity for All: The Policy Imperative for Closing the Racial Wealth Gap The 2014 Color of Wealth Summit, held at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., engaged Members of Congress, Congressional staff, the media, and the public in a dialogue about the racial wealth gap, its effect on marginalized households, its impact on […]

By |March 10th, 2014

Webinar: The Importance of Financial Inclusion and Protection for Communities of Color

Over the past few years, the U.S. banking system has developed several financial tools to help families save and build wealth through affordable and convenient means, including automatic savings transfers, direct deposit, and mobile banking. Unfortunately, many households of color do not benefit from these advancements due to their reliance on payday lenders and other […]

By |March 4th, 2014

CGPS: Obesity Rates among Young Children Drop by 43 Percent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2014 Contact: Andy Fountain (202) 265-5111 Findings reinforce the need for policies to reduce childhood obesity WASHINGTON—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that obesity rates among two- to five-year olds have dropped by 43 percent over the past decade. Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program […]

By |February 27th, 2014

Release: CVS Move To Stop Tobacco Sales Is Good News For People Of Color

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2014 Contact: Andy Fountain, (202) 735-0503 Research and Policy Advocates Call for Others to Follow Suit, Take Further Steps WASHINGTON—CVS Pharmacy’s decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products is the kind of bold step that will make a positive difference for communities of color, says the Center for […]

By |February 7th, 2014

#FoodFri Tweetchat co-hosted by Leadership for Healthy Communities and MomsRising

Join us on Friday, January 17, 2014, at 1 p.m. EST/ 10 a.m. PST for a #FoodFri Tweetchat co-hosted by Leadership for Healthy Communities and MomsRising. It might not be obvious at first glance, but public policy decisions impact sidewalks, bike trails, playgrounds, recreation centers, school meal programs, neighborhood farmers’ markets and food marketing. State […]

By |January 16th, 2014