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Joint Center News: December 2019

In December, the Joint Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), launched our new website, and shared our 2019 accomplishments. Details below! 2019 Accomplishments The Joint Center released a 4-minute video and a report detailing our 2019 accomplishments. We shifted the national debate on the future of work to include racial equity. We realized…

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Joint Center News: April 2020

This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews all of our Joint Center work over the past month. While we did not plan for the devastating impact of the current crisis on Black communities—we have responded. Every Monday we now also publish a weekly roundup of developments related to COVID-19 policy and Black communities. In addition, in…

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Joint Center News: March 2020

This is a difficult moment for the world and the United States, and for Black communities in particular. The Joint Center is working closely with several other Black organizations to ensure that the challenges facing Black communities are considered and adequately addressed in COVID-19 policy decisions (stay updated on our COVID-19 policy page here). In March,…

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Joint Center News: February 2020

Happy Black History Month! This year we celebrate our 50-year history and look forward to envisioning our next 50! In February, the Joint Center hosted a roundtable on the future of work for Black communities in Philadelphia, co-hosted a panel on what Black Americans want in 2020, and moderated a forum at the Federal Communications Commission.…

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Joint Center News: January 2020

The Joint Center entered its 50th year, released poll results on what Black Americans want in 2020, promoted Jessica Fulton to Vice President, and commended Sen. Sherrod Brown on hiring the only Black communications director in a Senate personal office. Envisioning the Joint Center’s Next 50 Years The Joint Center celebrates our 50th Anniversary in 2020! The Joint…

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2019 Accomplishments

Joint Center Community: In 2019, the Joint Center shifted the national debate on the future of work to include racial equity. We also realized historic gains in both U.S. House and Senate top staff diversity. In 2020, we will envision our next 50 years as America’s Black Think Tank. On economic studies, we: Released 3…

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Joint Center News: November 2019

The Joint Center hosted a convening on the future of work in Atlanta, briefed Members of Congress on future of work solutions, and published an op-ed in The Hill on how Congress can continue to address its lack of staff diversity. Economic Studies The Joint Center hosted a day-long convening in Atlanta, GA at the Andrew…

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Joint Center News: October 2019

The Joint Center released findings from a forthcoming report asserting training programs should report outcomes by race and analyzed a U.S. House report on diversity. Economic Studies Joint Center President Spencer Overton shared findings from our forthcoming report, Evaluating African American Outcomes to Improve Workforce Training Programs, at a forum hosted by Rep. Lisa Blunt…

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50th Anniversary Executive Circle

As a member of the 50th Anniversary Executive Circle, you are entitled to receive multiple benefits including advance access to The Joint Center’s research reports, one-on-one lunch with Joint Center President Spencer Overton, 10 invitations to all Joint Center 50th anniversary events, and placement of your logo on the Joint Center’s website, events, and at…

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Joint Center Mourns the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org Joint Center Mourns the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings The following statement was issued by Spencer Overton, the President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, on the passing of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, who represented Baltimore and served as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee…

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