In 2020, the Joint Center quickly responded to the pandemic. We convened Black community leaders and policymakers to discuss challenges and solutions, and published concrete solutions that became law. We also led on key tech policy issues and on diversity in congressional staff and presidential appointments.

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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

Report Card of Racial Diversity Among Senate Committee Top Staff

Report Card of Racial Diversity Among Senate Committee Top Staff

This report card examines racial diversity among top staff in U.S. Senate full committee offices in the 117th Congress. We…

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100-Day Report on Black Appointments in Biden Administration

100-Day Report on Black Appointments in Biden Administration

Today, the Biden Administration reported on its progress over the first 100 days, and announced that of “the approximately 1,500…

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Report Card of Diversity of Top Staff Hires by New Members in the 117th Congress (2021-2022)

Report Card of Diversity of Top Staff Hires by New Members in the 117th Congress (2021-2022)

The Joint Center’s August report found that people of color account for 40 percent of the U.S. population, but only…

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Joint Center Updates

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed, Juneteenth Becomes Federal Holiday: June 17 Joint Center Roundup

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed, Juneteenth Becomes Federal Holiday: June 17 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Senate confirms Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: Judge Brown Jackson will serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

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Dr. Alex Camardelle Joins Joint Center as Director of Workforce Policy

Dr. Alex Camardelle Joins Joint Center as Director of Workforce Policy

WASHINGTON – The Joint Center is excited to announce Dr. Alex Camardelle has joined the team as Director of our…

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2020 Accomplishments

2020 Accomplishments

Click above to watch our 3-minute 2020 Highlights video, and click here to support our work.  Joint Center Community: Framed…

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