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Joint Center News: April 27, 2017

In April Senator Feinstein hired a Black legislative director, and the Joint Center went to the Hill to preview our upcoming House staff diversity numbers. Read more below!


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


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

In May the Joint Center will release our latest report; 5G, Smart Cities, & Communities of Color

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.


Uber Releases Diversity Numbers

By Alejandra Montoya-Boyer

On Thursday, March 23 -- the day after the CBC's first meeting with President Trump -- the Joint Center and