Focus Policy Blog

07
Dec

Eddie Williams Receives Joint Center Award Today

At a reception today, former president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Eddie N.

“I am confident that I am here because many people who lived before I was born were determined that I should have opportunities that they could only witness in dreams and articulate in prayers.”

24
Sep

Joint Center at CBC ALC Week

This past week, lawmakers, scholars, private sector leaders, and others gathered for the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Leadership Conference.  

06
Sep

Recent Joint Center Activities

We are providing officials of color--especially those in leadership positions such as state legislative floor leaders and city council presidents--accessible

27
Aug

Joint Center at White House for Women's Equality Day

Joint Center at White House for Women's Equality Day

By: Samone Ijoma, Joint Center Executive Assistant

09
Aug

Police Reform One Year After Michael Brown’s Death

[Editor's Note:  Below please find a reprint of Professor Kami Chavis Simmons's Huffington Post commentary on police reform one year after Michael Brown's death.  Read the piece on Huffington Post

August 6, 2015 was the 50th Anniversary of the day President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. 

30
Jul

Movement for Black Lives National Convening

Joint Center Staff Assistant Samone Ijoma attended the Movement for Black Lives National Convening at Cleveland State University from July 24 to 26.

30
Apr

Joint Center on Baltimore

Joint Center Research and Convenings:  The Joint Center is organizing a roundtable of 30 leading state legislators and major city council presidents of color on June 10 to talk criminal justice/policing issues, and we’ll partner with a foundation

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