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Our July 2021 Work: New Research on Top Senate Staff Diversity & Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South

Economic Studies Informing the infrastructure debate to ensure expanded broadband in the Black Rural South: As discussions continued on a federal infrastructure package, in early July the Joint Center released this issue brief by Tech Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison on expanding broadband in the Black Rural South (152 rural counties with populations that are at least…

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Our April 2021 Work: CBC Chair, Biden Black Appointments, and More

Economic Studies Structural change that benefits Black communities: The Joint Center organized one-on-one conversations (moderated by Joint Center President Spencer Overton) with two key Black leaders, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-OH) and Black Voters Matter Fund Co-Founder LaTosha Brown. The two conversations were a part of a session entitled Push Structural Change: What’s Next for Political…

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Our February 2021 Work: Shaping Section 230 Reform, Small Business Priorities & More

Happy Black History Month! This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews the Joint Center’s work over the past month. Economic Studies Joint Center proposal centerpiece of Section 230 reform bills to protect civil rights: U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced the Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and…

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Joint Center Joins Sadie Collective Panel on AI Bias and Black Communities

Joint Center Director of Technology Policy Dr. Dominique Harrison participated in a panel at the Sadie Collective Third Annual Conference exploring how AI bias can negatively affect Black communities. Other panelists included UC Berkeley Computer Science Assistant Professor Dr. Rediet Abebe and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Ph.D. Student Jordan Harrod. See highlights from the…

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Joint Center News: December 2020

Happy Holidays! This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews the Joint Center’s work over the past month. The Joint Center’s 50th Anniversary The Eddie Williams Future of Black Communities Leadership Summit is now available to watch online: To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, December 7-9 we convened Black thought leaders, academics, elected officials, and other stakeholders to…

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