The Joint Center Commends House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for Appointing Jeyben Castro as Deputy Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion

WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for appointing Jeyben Castro as Deputy Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Along with Kemba Kendrix, Castro will lead the office’s development of a House diversity plan to include policies to direct and guide…

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Big Tech CEOs Must Do More than Admit Misinformation is Harmful to Communities of Color

As Congress reckons with misinformation plaguing online platforms, Black communities continue to face discrimination, anti-Blackness, and material harm facilitated by agitators on social media platforms. We know that tech can exacerbate and facilitate harm towards Black communities. We don’t know to what extent the government needs to regulate Big Tech to prevent harm and bias.…

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Joint Center and 24 Tech Policy and Civil Rights Groups Call on the FTC to Quickly Confirm Commissioners Who Will Advance Equity and Racial Justice

The Joint Center joined a coalition of 24 tech policy and civil rights groups calling on the Federal Trade Commission to quickly nominate and confirm commissioners who will advance equity and racial justice. The FTC should commit the agency to addressing data abuses that disproportionately affect marginalized communities. Read the letter here.

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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 Presents Congressional Staff Diversity Data at FiscalNote Webinar

Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson presented recent Joint Center data on congressional staff diversity at FiscalNote’s webinar entitled How to Create a Diverse Capitol Hill and K Street. Other panelists included former Deputy Secretary of Labor for President Obama Chris Lu, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies President…

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Strong Black Support for Shalanda Young for OMB Director

WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies submitted a letter signed by nearly 30 Black organizations calling for President Joe Biden to nominate Shalanda Young for Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. “As organizations that serve Black communities, we take great pride in strongly encouraging you to nominate…

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