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Economic Studies

Pandemic Relief Priorities for Black Communities

Pandemic Relief Priorities for Black Communities

By LaShonda Brenson Ph.D., Jessica Fulton, and Spencer Overton While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately harm Black communities in…

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Joint Center Convenes Black Organizations for COVID-19 Discussion with CBC Chair Karen Bass

Joint Center Convenes Black Organizations for COVID-19 Discussion with CBC Chair Karen Bass

On Thursday, March 26, the Joint Center convened several leading organizations that serve Black communities for an online policy discussion…

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An Introduction to the Future of Work in the Black Rural South

An Introduction to the Future of Work in the Black Rural South

The Joint Center’s report, An Introduction to the Future of Work in the Black Rural South, is the first in…

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Political Studies

Joint Center Signs Letter Calling for Election Safety Measures in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Joint Center Signs Letter Calling for Election Safety Measures in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

The Joint Center joined several organizations in signing a letter to urge Congress to “provide timely federal funding for election…

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Joint Center Hosts Online Briefing with CBC Staff on Accessible Vote-by-Mail and Safe In-Person Voting in Black Communities

Joint Center Hosts Online Briefing with CBC Staff on Accessible Vote-by-Mail and Safe In-Person Voting in Black Communities

On Wednesday, April 15, the Joint Center hosted an online briefing on accessible vote-by-mail and safe in-person voting for Black…

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Racial Diversity Among Top House Staff

Racial Diversity Among Top House Staff

Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released Racial Diversity Among Top U.S. House Staff. The report examines…

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Joint Center Updates

August 11 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

August 11 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

Stimulus Negotiations Stalled Stimulus legislation negotiations between Republicans and Democrats collapsed late last week, as many Americans face economic hardship…

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Joint Center Mourns the Loss of Congressman John R. Lewis

Joint Center Mourns the Loss of Congressman John R. Lewis

The Joint Center released the following statement from Spencer Overton, the President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic…

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Joint Center Signs Letter to House & Senate Leadership Urging Them to Take Legislative Action in Response to Ongoing Police Brutality Against Black People in the United States

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