Black Talent Initiative

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The Black Talent Initiative searches for, identifies, and counsels top Black talent. We aim to increase the number of African Americans serving in appointed positions in the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. 

At the end of the Administration of the first African-American President, the next step requires a systematic effort to ensure African Americans are represented in appointed position throughout the federal government. As a joint collaboration of over 30 African-American organizations and over 250 policy and communications experts, the Black Talent Initiative uses a talent bank to match the resumes of strong African-American candidates to one or more of the 6,478 positions appointed by the President and the 6,038 staff positions on the Hill. We then meet with executive and legislative branch officials to review and recommend strong African-American candidates for available positions. Our project is similar to the Latino Talent Initiative

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