On Day One, President Biden Signs Racial Equity Orders: Jan. 21 Joint Center Roundup

On Day One, President Biden Signs Racial Equity Orders Biden signs directives on economic relief and racial equity: On his very first day, President Biden signed executive orders related to grappling with the effects of the pandemic, including an extension of moratoriums on evictions, foreclosures, and federal student loan payments. Another order directed each federal agency to…

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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 vote of 232-197 (including all House Democrats and 10 House Republicans in favor of impeachment). The article charges Trump with “incitement of insurrection” and states that his rhetoric “encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—lawless action at the Capitol.”…

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Joint Center News: December 2020

Happy Holidays! This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews the Joint Center’s work over the past month. The Joint Center’s 50th Anniversary The Eddie Williams Future of Black Communities Leadership Summit is now available to watch online: To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, December 7-9 we convened Black thought leaders, academics, elected officials, and other stakeholders to…

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2020 Accomplishments

Click above to watch our 3-minute 2020 Highlights video, and click here to support our work.  Joint Center Community: Framed by the pandemic and systemic inequality, 2020 was a difficult year for Black communities. The team at the Joint Center quickly responded to the pandemic and recession. Early on—when the way forward was unclear—we regularly convened…

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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 program. Dr. Harrison will lead the Joint Center’s work on key tech policy issues affecting Black communities, including those related to data privacy, access to and adoption of broadband, ad targeting, and artificial intelligence. “We…

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Dec. 3 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

Harris announces Black Chief of Staff: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris named lawyer Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff. Since 2013, Flournoy has worked as the chief of staff for former President Bill Clinton, and before that she held several leadership positions at the American Federation of Teachers and the DNC. Biden appoints Rouse and Adeyamo: President-elect…

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

Due to the holiday weekend, the Joint Center is releasing an abbreviated roundup on COVID-19 and Black communities. We will resume our more robust roundup next week. Biden-Harris Transition Team Presses Ahead President-elect Biden appoints Goff and Thomas-Greenfield for key roles: President elect-Biden has chosen Shuwanza Goff (left) to serve as Deputy Director for Legislative Affairs in the…

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