Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) speaks about the importance of optimism during a period of economic disparities and the racial wealth gap. He also addresses the need for economic development in our communities at the 2011 Color of Wealth Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. Opening remarks, part 1.
Meizhu Lui, Director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative - Insight Center, discusses closing the racial wealth gap, income security and economic health and security among people of color at the 2011 Color of Wealth Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. Welcome address Part 2.
Meizhu Lui, Director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative - Insight Center, discusses closing the racial wealth gap, income security and economic health and security among people of color at the 2011 Color of Wealth Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. Welcome address part 1.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Dr. William Spriggs, former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and current Chief Economist at the AFL-CIO, discusses creating policies that promote economic development, create jobs and wealth and increase income security among all workers.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Tiffany Moore of Venable about the economic policies of free trade and global economic development.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Avis Jones, Research Director at the National Council of Negro Women, to discuss the status of black women and girls in communities faced with economic and racial disparities, and the role of social insurance reforms in helping to close the racial and gender gaps.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Jim Carr of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition about wealth, jobs and how Wall Street and the financial services sector undermined America.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) about the financial crisis, TARP accountability and economic reforms that will help promote jobs and wealth building in American communities.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Janis Bowdler, of the National Council of La Raza, about wealth building and economic development in Latino communities. Topics include sub-prime mortgages and people of color, economic disparities and unfair economic policies in the financial services sector
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Dedrick Muhammad of the Institute for Policy Studies about the racial wealth gap and the economic policies needed to bring about racial and economic equity among people of color.
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Written by U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee
Why would Members of Congress commit to spend only $4.50 a day on food and live on the budget of the average SNAP recipient? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called Food Stamps), is an essential lifeline that helps put food on the table for 47 million hungry Americans, and it is under fire.