COVID-19

April 27 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

This roundup reviews recent COVID-19 policy developments that affect Black communities. Click here for our COVID-19 policy page, which is constantly updated. Last week, Congress passed and the President signed a $484 billion stimulus package which also required that federal officials disclose available racial data on COVID-19. The Joint Center hosted U.S. House Ed and Labor Chair…

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Apr. 20 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

This roundup reviews recent COVID-19 policy developments that affect Black communities. Click here for our COVID-19 policy page, which is constantly updated. Last week, Anthony Fauci met with the CBC, record unemployment claims continued, and the Joint Center hosted an online briefing on accessible vote-by-mail and safe in-person voting for Black communities with Stacey Abrams and top voting…

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Joint Center Hosts Online Briefing with CBC Staff on Accessible Vote-by-Mail and Safe In-Person Voting in Black Communities

On Wednesday, April 15, the Joint Center hosted an online briefing on accessible vote-by-mail and safe in-person voting for Black communities. The session—organized in partnership with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and NAACP LDF— explored safeguards necessary to ensure an accessible vote-by-mail system that does not dilute Black votes, and ensures sanitized…

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Joint Center Vice President Joins WashingTECH Podcast to Discuss COVID-19 and Black America.

Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton joined Joe Miller’s WashingTECH podcast to discuss COVID-19 and Black America. During the discussion, Jessica talked about how the coronavirus will affect Black unemployment and gig workers, navigating the digital divide when considering online work and schooling, and telemedicine, the 2020 election, considering congressional staff diversity as stimulus bills…

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Apr. 13 COVID-19 Policy & Black Communities Roundup

This roundup reviews recent COVID-19 policy developments that affect Black communities. Click here for our COVID-19 policy page, which is constantly updated. Last week, the Washington Post published the Joint Center’s op-ed calling on the CDC to release racial data on COVID-19 deaths, and the Administration acknowledged that the coronavirus is hitting Black communities particularly hard. Survey…

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Joint Center President Joins NCNW’s Webinar on the COVID-19 Crisis and the Black Community

On Thursday, April 9, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined NCNW’s webinar, Crisis & Communications Webinar THE PANDEMIC & THE COMMUNITY. During the discussion, panelists discussed the importance of transparency during the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring Black communities are “at the table” when Congress returns and begins to discuss legislation including accessible vote-by-mail and safe in-person…

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Joint Center President Spencer Overton Calls for the CDC to Disclose Data on COVID-19 Deaths By Race in Washington Post Op-Ed

Even though early data suggests the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting Black communities particularly hard, the federal government is not providing nationwide data about COVID-19’s impact by race. In a Washington Post op-ed, Joint Center President Spencer Overton explains why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should disclose COVID-19 cases and deaths by race to contain the spread…

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