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CGPS saddened by the death of Eddie N. Williams

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9, 2017) – The Center for Global Policy Solutions mourns the loss of Eddie N. Williams, the former president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and a trailblazer who linked policy with African-American political thought and research. CGPS President and CEO Dr. Maya Rockeymoore said she first learned […]

By |May 9th, 2017

Baltimore High School Students Win $10,000 at Inclusion Revolution Innovation Competition

Contact: Kevin Walker, 202-265-5111, kevin@globalpolicysolutions.org Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, simona@globalpolicysolutions.org Washington, D.C., May 4, 2017—The Center for Global Policy Solutions’ 2017 Future of Wealth Summit awarded two Baltimore County, MD, teenagers top honors at the event’s Inclusion Revolution Innovation Competition. Student-run Testify Software Solutions won the JPMorgan Chase & Co.-sponsored competition for its Mindmap app, a sophisticated game application that […]

By |May 4th, 2017

ABC7 WJLA — Inspire: Teens create MindMap app to improve learning

Baltimore-area high school students saw that student engagement in their classroom was low and set out to find a solution. Their company, Testify Software Solutions, created the Mindmap app, which won the Inclusion Revolution Innovation Competition at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit. Watch this Inspire segment from WJLA to find out more.

By |May 3rd, 2017

Richland Source: Black infant mortality rates strongly associated with stress

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore is interviewed in a Richland (Ohio) Source story about high infant mortality rates among African-Americans. “If racism permeates policy, and if policy follows by actually denying resources to communities of color because policymakers don’t believe resources should be directed to those people, then what you have is a structural racism that is […]

By |April 27th, 2017

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