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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.

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Now Hiring: Development Coordinator

The Joint Center is seeking a Development Coordinator. The Joint Center is enhancing its internal capacity to meet the demand for expert leadership in this critical time for advancing Black communities.  The Joint Center’s strategic plan calls for implementing a development program to double annual revenue by 2025.  The organization will achieve this growth by…

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Black Women Nominated for Appellate Court & Op-Ed on Tech CEOs Testimony: April 1 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Biden’s First Appellate Court Nominations: Three Black Women. For his first three federal Court of Appeals nominations, President Biden named three Black women—Ketanji Brown Jackson, Tiffany Cunningham, and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi. The Joint Center—which urged President Biden to prioritize Black federal appellate court nominations in February—commends President Biden for this major step. The nominations are critical because…

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Now Hiring: Vice President, Finance and Operations

The Joint Center is seeking a Vice President of Finance and Operations. The Joint Center’s Vice President, Finance and Operations (VP) is a new leadership position created at a pivotal moment in the organization’s growth and maturity as America’s Black think tank. As a strategic partner to the President, leadership team, and Board of Directors,…

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Now Hiring: Vice President, Communications

The Joint Center is seeking a Vice President of Communications. The Joint Center’s Vice President of Communications (VP) is a new leadership position designed to maximize impact through strategic communications. The VP will develop and implement an innovative integrated communications strategy to amplify and advance Joint Center’s strategic audience engagement, research priorities, and growth ambitions.…

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Joint Center Discusses Diversity Among Biden-Harris Political Appointments at American Constitution Webinar

Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined the American Constitution Society’s webinar providing advice for lawyers interested in being politically appointed by the Biden-Harris administration. During the discussion, Spencer shared the state of diversity among political appointments so far compared to previous administrations and in comparison to the promise of the Biden-Harris Administration to have a…

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Joint Center Joins Fordham Law Discussion on the Transition of Power

Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined Fordham Law for a discussion on the transition of power with UC Berkeley School of Law Professor and former FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel and Brennan Center for Justice Election Reform Program Deputy Director Daniel I. Weiner. Fordham Law Professor Joseph Landau moderated the conversation.

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Joint Center Hosts Roundtable on Data Privacy & Black Communities

The Joint Center hosted an invite-only roundtable to identify key data privacy concerns for Black communities. Attendees explored critical privacy issues and big data practices that produce discriminatory outcomes for Black communities. The meeting was organized around two themes: 1). Big Data and Black Communities and 2) The Role of Federal Agencies & Anti-Discrimination Laws.…

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