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Center for Global Policy Solutions’ 2017 Future of Wealth Summit Launches This Week

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, simona@globalpolicysolutions.org T. Kevin Walker, 202-265-5111,kevin@globalpolicysolutions.org Major Event in Washington, D.C., Convenes Experts, Policymakers, Journalists to Discuss Technology, Inclusion & Social Change WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Center for Global Policy Solutions, a 501(c)3 think tank and action organization dedicated to driving society toward inclusion, today announced the launch of its annual 2017 Future of […]

By |April 25th, 2017

Press Release: April 28 Tech Inclusion Competition Features Four Finalists from Across Nation

Contact: T. Kevin Walker, 202-265-5111, kevin@globalpolicysolutions.org Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, simona@globalpolicysolutions.org April 28 Tech Inclusion Competition Features Four Finalists from Across Nation Ideas range from an app that teaches coding to a project that helps immigrants keep their data safe Washington, D.C., April 24, 2017—Two Baltimore County high school seniors are among the finalists for the […]

By |April 24th, 2017

The Dr. Vibe Show: Dr. Maya Rockeymoore “Will Driverless Vehicles Put Black People Out of Work?”

Canada-based The Dr. Vibe Show interviewed Dr. Maya Rockeymoore about CGPS’s autonomous vehicles report. “We found out that there would be plenty of people hurt (with a rapid implementation of autonomous-vehicle technology).”

By |April 19th, 2017

The Root: Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Why We Must Focus on Black Girls and Child Sexual Abuse

Tarana Burke, senior director of Programs for Girls for Gender Equity, cites CGPS research in her powerful opinion/editorial piece. “In 2014, there was a jarring report, “The Wealth Gap for Women of Color,” released by the Center for Global Policy Solutions, that said that African-American women have an average median wealth of $100.”

By |April 18th, 2017

Press Release: Diverse Collective of Health Equity Experts Mark National Minority Health Month

Contact: Heather Cabral, 202-550-6880, heather@westendstrategy.com Diverse Collective of Health Equity Experts Mark National Minority Health Month This year’s theme is ‘Bridging Health Equity Across Communities’ WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2017 – Across the nation, communities of color continue to face persistent barriers to good health. April is National Minority Health Month and an opportune time […]

By |April 12th, 2017

Media Coverage of “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work”

Op-eds by Dr. Rockeymoore: – The Root, Will Driverless Vehicles Put Black People Out of Work? – NewCo Shift, The Gig is Up: Why Tech Must Prioritize the Safety Net – WIRED, Cutting Social Services only Makes the Robotic Takeover Worse Media coverage: – NPR, How Driverless Vehicles Could Harm Professional Drivers Of Color – […]

By |April 6th, 2017

NPR CodeSwitch: How Driverless Vehicles Could Harm Professional Drivers Of Color

Vignes Ramachandran delves into our report, “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work.” “These are important living-wage, if not middle-class jobs for people of color,” said Maya Rockeymoore, president of the Center for Global Policy Solutions. “If these jobs go away, you’ve got a significant percentage of the African-American workforce [4.23 […]

By |April 5th, 2017

The Louisiana Weekly: Study: Driverless Vehicles Could Speed Workers to the Poor House

A Louisiana Weekly story uses our “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” report as the basis for this article on the future of drivers in the automation age. Self-driving vehicles will drive over 4 million workers to the unemployment line if the technology is fully implemented in a short period […]

By |April 3rd, 2017

Commercial Carrier Journal: When the robots come for our jobs

Commercial Carrier Journal uses our autonomous-vehicle report as the basis for an article about the future of trucking in an era when companies are churning out driverless trucks and other vehicles. If autonomy slashes 4 million jobs, the entire transportation labor force would crash to about 120,000 jobs. Assuming each segment (buses, taxis and trucking) […]

By |March 30th, 2017

Insurance Journal: 4 Million Driving Jobs at Risk from Autonomous Vehicles: Report

Insurance Journal features CGPS’s latest report, “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work,” and quotes President Rockeymoore on the future of automation. “This crisis is likely right around the corner. We need a strong safety net that can bolster workers in the event of large-scale, rapid job losses, along with policies that […]

By |March 27th, 2017