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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 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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Joint Center News: November 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! This is our regular monthly newsletter, which reviews the Joint Center’s work over the past month. The Joint Center’s 50th Anniversary The Joint Center is hosting its 50th Anniversary celebration entitled The Eddie Williams Future of Black Communities Leadership Summit on December 7-9, 2020. The online event will convene Black thought leaders, academics, elected…

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