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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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DC Statehood, OMB Director, Gun Reform & Tech CEOs Testify: March 25 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Funding for infrastructure: The Biden Administration may propose $3 trillion to spend on its Build Back Better jobs and infrastructure proposal, The Hill reports. The new package will reportedly be “split into two separate bills” including one focused on infrastructure (manufacturing and climate measures, broadband and 5G, and roads and bridges) and another focused on funding…

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Mourning the Passing of Joint Center Co-Founder Vernon Jordan

Vernon Jordan, Dorothy Height, Joe Allbritton, and Rev. Jesse Jackson at a Joint Center event.   The Joint Center mourns the passing of Vernon Jordan, a civil rights icon and lawyer, former president of the National Urban League, and close advisor to President Bill Clinton. Mr. Jordan was also one of the founders of the Joint…

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Our February 2021 Work: Shaping Section 230 Reform, Small Business Priorities & More

Happy Black History Month! This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews the Joint Center’s work over the past month. Economic Studies Joint Center proposal centerpiece of Section 230 reform bills to protect civil rights: U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced the Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and…

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Feb. 24 Roundup: The Possibility of a Black Woman as OMB Director

Biden Administration Aid for Black essential workers: In a roundtable with Black essential workers, President Biden said the White House is focusing on the needs of “the most left-behind community: the African American community” amid the COVID-19 pandemic. An April 2020 report found that Black workers are overrepresented in public transit, childcare and social services, health care, trucking, warehouse,…

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