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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 April 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

The former President of the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus Will Lead the Joint Center’s Efforts to Close Gap in Black Representation in Federal Government