African Americans on Climate Change and Conservation

While African Americans are underrepresented in the public debates on climate change and environmental issues generally, they are as aware of these issues as other groups in American society, and committed to action--both personal and governmental--to deal with the problems associated with climate change.

Broadband Imperatives for African Americans: Policy Recommendations to Increase Digital Adoption for Minorities and Their Communities

Section I of this paper discusses disparities currently existing among different race and ethnic groups and the barriers African Americans are facing on broadband adoption. A set of policy recommendations to increase broadband adoption among minorities are illustrated in Section II with three case studies. Section II also recommends ways broadband could be used to improve healthcare, education and employment.

Can Infrastructure Investments Promote a More Inclusive Economy?

It seems that the spring won't be much more favorable to the economy than the winter--while the April showers may have brought May flowers, according to recent job data, they also brought another 500,000 pink slips.

The New Era of Broadband and Democracy - A Pathway to Digital Inclusiveness

As part of a historic effort to revitalize the economy, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA" or "Recovery Act"), pumping over $700 billion of economic "stimulus" dollars into the U.S. economy.

Health Information Technology A Tool for Health Equity and System Transformation

In these unprecedented times of promise and peril, there is now a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform health and health care in the United States.

Secretary Slater Calls For a National Vision For Transportation

In an interview with FOCUS magazine, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater, Esq. emphasized the importance of a national vision for the future of transportation in the context of the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  He also explained the impact of the infrastructure provisions of the stimulus package on the African American community and the role of black elected officials in this process.  The highlights of the interview follow....