Following the Money: Tracking Federal AIDS Appropriations to Address Disparities in HIV and AIDS Treatments in the United States

The Joint Center's Health Policy Institute, recently released a report entitled "Following the Money: Tracking Federal AIDS Appropriations to Address Disparities in HIV and AIDS Treatment in the United States", which explores the path of federal funding in HIV and AIDS prevention. The Report finds that HIV/AIDS is not one epidemic in the United States but rather has become multiple epidemics affecting different communites at different rates and through different vectors of transmission.

Congressional Black Caucus Hearing Out of Work But Not Out of Hope: Addressing the Crisis of the Chronically Unemployed

Good morning. I, Wilhelmina Leigh, Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, would like to thank Chairwoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, Chair of the CBC Jobs Taskforce, for inviting me to testify at this hearing. During my brief testimony, I will address the topic of this panel “Who are the chronically unemployed?” in two ways. I will first identify the chronically unemployed via trends in unemployment rates.

National Minority Broadband Adoption: Comparative Trends in Adoption, Acceptance, and Use

Between December 2009 and January 2010, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies conducted a study of 2,741 respondents, oversampling African Americans and Hispanics, to understand national minority broadband adoption trends, and examine broadband adoption and use between and within minority groups. This report addresses the experiences of minority consumers of wireline and mobile broadband services and provides insights into some of the factors affecting the decisions of minorities who have adopted broadband.

Comission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change

Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav highlighted the vulnerability of the African American community to the types of extreme weather events that the scientific community believes will be exacerbated by gloabal climate change.

Pregnancy and Childbirth


Summary: Both pregnancy and childbirth rates declined dramatically for African American females during the 1990s. Despite these declines, they remain more likely than their white or Latina counterparts to report having been pregnant. However, black female teens were less likely to report childbirth than Latina teens in 2000

Wilhelmina A. Leigh PhD and
Julia L. Andrews

A Way Out: Creating Partners for Our Nation's Prosperity by Expanding Life Paths of Young Men of Color

During the past twenty-five years, a series of public policies have had a negative impact upon young men from communities of color.