As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Maya Rockeymoore reflects in the Huffington Post on the continued need to enact policies that address racial economic inequality. Hearing President Obama’s speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to […]
Maya Rockeymoore recently wrote in GlobalPolicy.tv and the Huffington Post about what’s missing in the national dialogue about inequality: Perhaps years from now, when President Obama writes his autobiography about his time in office, we’ll learn all the details about his conversation with Pope Francis. We knew before the meeting that economic inequality would be […]
I am Trayvon Martin. If a kid minding his own business on the way home from the store can be confronted and killed with impunity just because he looked suspicious—based on the stereotypical beliefs of an overzealous volunteer neighborhood watchman—then no one is safe in this country and no one can be guaranteed justice. We […]
Millions of School Children to Benefit from Updated Nutrition Standards for School Snacks and Drinks
Leadership for Healthy Communities has announced support for the interim final rule for healthier school snacks and beverages released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The new rule will help ensure that all snacks and drinks sold in vending machines, school stores and alongside school meals in the cafeteria are healthy.
The Center for Global Policy Solutions has joined the Education Opportunity Network and a diverse group of leaders from across the country to release a new “Education Declaration.” The document puts forward a strong critique of our nation’s current course on education. Moreover, by coming together around the Declaration, we are demanding a new direction […]
Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, presented during a recent TEDMED Great Challenges hangout on Google+. The discussion explored the current obesity epidemic and what policy-makers, advocates and community leaders are doing to promote environments that encourage healthy eating and active living.
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