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Smart Cities and Black Mayors

On Friday, April 28, 2017, Joint Center President Spencer Overton served on a panel on “Creating Smart Cities” at the African American Mayors Association Annual Conference.  The session was moderated by Net Communications President Julia Johnson, and other panelists included Verizon Smart Communities

WASHINGTON, DC - On April 24, 2017, Roscoe Jones joined the staff of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) as her new legislative director. 


Joint Center talks Future of Work at LinkedIn

On Monday, April 24, 2017, Joint Center President Spencer Overton was a featured speaker at the External Partner Summit at LinkedIn


Preview of Diversity Among Top House Staff

On April 7, 2017, the Joint Center convened top House staff of color to preview its upcoming Racial Diversity Amo

William T. Coleman, Jr.—civil rights champion, lawyer, and former cabinet secretary—passed away March 31, 2017 at the age of 96.


Joint Center News: March

Our diversity efforts are yielding results. In March, the Senate Democratic Conference adopted the Rooney Rule, but we still have a long way to go.