June 29 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

Upcoming Economic Data May Affect Next Coronavirus Stimulus On Thursday, July 2 the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the June employment situation report, which will illuminate the status of the labor market (including data on unemployment among Black communities). On the same day, the Department of Labor will release last week’s initial unemployment claims…

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The Joint Center Releases Joint Statement with Several Civil Rights Organizations on Facebook’s Latest Policy Announcement on Hate Speech and Voter Disinformation

On June 29, the Joint Center released a joint statement with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and several other civil rights groups on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s latest policy announcement on hate speech and voter disinformation:  “While we welcome any progress in Facebook’s policies, today’s announcement continues the company’s practice of taking incremental steps…

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June 16 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

Democrats and Republicans Work on Policing Reform After introducing a police reform bill at the beginning of last week, House Democrats held hearings on police reform, and expect to secure the 216 co-sponsors needed for passage of their reform package on the House floor (voting on the legislation is scheduled for June 25).   Senate…

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Joint Center News: May 2020

This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews all of our Joint Center work over the past month. Every Monday we now also publish a weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis on COVID-19 policy and Black communities. Details are below on all of the Joint Center’s work for the past month—including but not…

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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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The Joint Center Commends Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Appointing Kemba Hendrix as Executive Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Appointing Kemba Hendrix as Executive Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for appointing Kemba Hendrix as executive director of the newly established U.S.…

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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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The Joint Center Commends Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for Hiring Trudy Perkins, the First Black Senate Communications Director in a Personal Office in Over a Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2020 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for Hiring Trudy Perkins, the First Black Senate Communications Director in a Personal Office in Over a Year WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for hiring Trudy Perkins as communications director…

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