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Joint Center News: October 2020

This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews the Joint Center’s work over the past month. Economic Studies Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester’s (D-DE) panel at the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference on how COVID-19 affects the future of work for African Americans. Other panelists included Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative Executive…

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Joint Center News: September 2020

This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews the Joint Center’s work over the past month. Economic Studies Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined The Atlantic Festival for Equity, Inclusion, and a New World of Work, a panel produced by AARP. Spencer spoke about how digital technologies transform work including the increased use of autonomous robots, the significance…

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Joint Center News: August 2020

This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews the Joint Center’s work over the past month. Economic Studies The Joint Center released Pandemic Relief Priorities for Black Communities, which urges Congress and the Administration to pass a stimulus package that addresses the pandemic’s disproportionate harm to Black communities. Federal policymakers must agree to a stimulus…

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Joint Center News: July 2020

This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews all of the Joint Center’s work over the past month. Economic Studies Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton was quoted in a ProPublica analysis putting COVID-19 unemployment rates into a historical context across race, gender, age, education, and income. “The Black unemployment rate is always ridiculously high, but we don’t treat…

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Joint Center News: June 2020

This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews all of the Joint Center’s work over the past month. Every Monday, we also publish a weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis on COVID-19 policy and Black communities. Details are below on all of the Joint Center’s work for the past month—including but not limited to COVID-19.…

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Joint Center News: May 2020

This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews all of our Joint Center work over the past month. Every Monday we now also publish a weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis on COVID-19 policy and Black communities. Details are below on all of the Joint Center’s work for the past month—including but not…

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Joint Center News: April 2020

This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews all of our Joint Center work over the past month. While we did not plan for the devastating impact of the current crisis on Black communities—we have responded. Every Monday we now also publish a weekly roundup of developments related to COVID-19 policy and Black communities. In addition, in…

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Joint Center News: March 2020

This is a difficult moment for the world and the United States, and for Black communities in particular. The Joint Center is working closely with several other Black organizations to ensure that the challenges facing Black communities are considered and adequately addressed in COVID-19 policy decisions (stay updated on our COVID-19 policy page here). In March,…

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Joint Center News: February 2020

Happy Black History Month! This year we celebrate our 50-year history and look forward to envisioning our next 50! In February, the Joint Center hosted a roundtable on the future of work for Black communities in Philadelphia, co-hosted a panel on what Black Americans want in 2020, and moderated a forum at the Federal Communications Commission.…

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Joint Center News: January 2020

The Joint Center entered its 50th year, released poll results on what Black Americans want in 2020, promoted Jessica Fulton to Vice President, and commended Sen. Sherrod Brown on hiring the only Black communications director in a Senate personal office. Envisioning the Joint Center’s Next 50 Years The Joint Center celebrates our 50th Anniversary in 2020! The Joint…

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