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Black Orgs Analyze Biden’s 100 Days, CBC Vaccine Initiative & More: May 6 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Analysis of Biden’s Black appointments at 100 days: A Joint Center report last week revealed the Biden Administration’s accomplishments on Black appointments (e.g., several historic “firsts,” five Black deputy secretaries, three Black women appellate judge nominees) and areas for growth (more Black representation in economic and tech policy top leadership as well as various types…

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Biden’s First 100 Days, American Families Plan & Black Communities: April 28 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Biden addresses Congress just before his 100-day mark: President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress will likely cover the accomplishments of the Biden-Harris administration so far, and the way forward. President Biden will reportedly discuss policing, “his newly unveiled American Families Plan, which focuses on child care and education largely paid for…

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Black Leaders on Chauvin Verdict, Vanita Gupta Confirmed & More: April 21 Joint Center Roundup

The Next Steps in Tackling Anti-Blackness Joint Center on Chauvin verdict: Following the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd, Joint Center President Spencer Overton released the following statement: “The graphic murder of George Floyd by law enforcement has been traumatic, and the conviction of Derek Chauvin provides some comfort in showing that accountability for…

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Kristen Clarke Testifies, CBC at White House: April 15 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Biden-Harris administration meets with Congressional Black Caucus: Several members of the CBC—including Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-OH), and Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Raphael Warnock (D-GA)—met with President Biden and Vice President Harris to discuss “economic empowerment, voting rights, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” COVID-19, and…

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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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