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 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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Racial Diversity Among Top Staff in Senate Personal Offices

Racial Diversity Among Top Staff in Senate Personal Offices

Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released Racial Diversity Among Top Staff in Senate Personal Offices. This…

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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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Joint Center Updates

For Biden, Black Secretaries Trail Black Votes: Jan. 14 Joint Center Roundup

For Biden, Black Secretaries Trail Black Votes: Jan. 14 Joint Center Roundup

Legislators Call for Trump’s Removal After Capitol Attack Trump Impeached: President Donald Trump becomes the first president to be impeached twice after a final…

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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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Dr. Dominique Harrison Joins Joint Center as Director of Technology Policy

Dr. Dominique Harrison Joins Joint Center as Director of Technology Policy

The Joint Center is excited to announce Dr. Dominique Harrison has joined the team as Director of our Technology Policy…

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