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NYT letter to the editor: When Mom and Dad Help With a Young Adult’s Rent

In this letter to the editor, Maya Rockeymoore discusses how the story, “When Mom and Dad Help with a Young Adult’s Rent,” misses that most parents who can do that are white and that the racial wealth gap plays a role in the kind of help parents can offer their children: Discriminatory policies and practices […]

By |February 14th, 2017

MSNBC, AM Joy: Women’s March on Washington Takes on Trump

On MSNBC, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore talks to “AM Joy” host Joy Reid about the history-making Women’s March on Washington and why so many different groups came together to protest.

By |January 21st, 2017

Healthcare researchers urge Senate to reject Trump’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services

Listen as Dr. Maya Rockeymoore tells Free Speech Radio News’ Nell Abram why she and more than 400 other health experts signed an open letter opposing the confirmation of Rep. Tom Price as HHS secretary.

By |January 19th, 2017

Fast Company: These Are The Countries With The Most Determined Entrepreneurs

A new story from Lydia Dishman looks at the challenges entrepreneurs face around the world, from cost to the complexity of the bureaucracy they have to navigate. She cites our report on entrepreneurship: As previously reported in Fast Company, one of the major challenges startup founders face is the lack of capital to get their […]

By |January 6th, 2017

NJPHK’s Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: Advancing the Population Health Agenda Conference deemed success

The N.J. Advance covered Maya Rockeymoore’s keynote address at the “Building a Culture of Health in New Jersey: Advancing the Population Health Agenda Conference.” Dr. Rockeymore discussed the Inclusion Revolution; Advancing a Health Equity Agenda for the Nation. During her keynote, she stated, “When it comes to public health and equity, our nation has a […]

By |December 2nd, 2016

How Will Blacks Fare in Trump’s Infrastructure Investment Plan?

Maya Rockeymoore tells the AFRO’s Charles D. Ellison that Trump’s infrastructure improvement plan may not benefit African-American workers. Rockeymoore worries that implementation of any Trump infrastructure plan could be a trap. “What’s interesting is that the way this is done is going to matter,” Rockeymoore told the AFRO. “The plan is to finance it with […]

By |November 30th, 2016

Ellison Report: Perceptions & Strategy; What’s the policy focus?; #LatinoVoters; #LocalFocus

Maya Rockeymoore shares with WEAA FM host her concerns about Trump’s presidency. Maya Rockeymoore of Global Policy Solutions expresses grave concern for what’s next on the policy landscape now that Republicans control it all. What will or can a Trump administration deliver on in governance that its candidate promised on the campaign trail?

By |November 21st, 2016

The Future of Social Security

Senior Policy & Program Associate Sarah Murphy Gray talks to WHUR’s Harold Fisher about the fate of Social Security.  “Social Security, as you know, as all of your listeners know, is vitally important to every single African-American; and really it’s an inter-generational program. So whether you’re retired, whether you’re disabled, a child, or a millennial, […]

By |November 15th, 2016

The Collapse of the American Dream

Helaine Olen talked to Maya Rockeymoore about the unequal impact the housing and financial crises had on minority communities: Maya Rockeymoore: Once you have foreclosures happening left and right, property values in the neighborhoods where you tend to live, or in the cities where you tend to live start heading straight down. And that actually happened. That’s Maya […]

By |November 10th, 2016

Central Penn Business Journal

This story cites CGPS’s report on entrepreneurship. People of color face added hurdles, rooted in decades of discrimination that limited access to education, good-paying jobs and advancement in the workplace. As a result, many African American families do not have access to savings and investments that are key to economic advancement. The median wealth level […]

By |November 4th, 2016