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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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Joint Center News: December 2019

In December, the Joint Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), launched our new website, and shared our 2019 accomplishments. Details below! 2019 Accomplishments The Joint Center released a 4-minute video and a report detailing our 2019 accomplishments. We shifted the national debate on the future of work to include racial equity. We realized…

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Joint Center News: November 2019

The Joint Center hosted a convening on the future of work in Atlanta, briefed Members of Congress on future of work solutions, and published an op-ed in The Hill on how Congress can continue to address its lack of staff diversity. Economic Studies The Joint Center hosted a day-long convening in Atlanta, GA at the Andrew…

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Joint Center News: October 2019

The Joint Center released findings from a forthcoming report asserting training programs should report outcomes by race and analyzed a U.S. House report on diversity. Economic Studies Joint Center President Spencer Overton shared findings from our forthcoming report, Evaluating African American Outcomes to Improve Workforce Training Programs, at a forum hosted by Rep. Lisa Blunt…

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Joint Center News: September 2019

The Joint Center convened experts on data privacy, moderated a discussion on Black businesses and entrepreneurship, and hired a Senior Fellow of Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. LaShonda Brenson. Economic Studies The Joint Center hosted an invite-only roundtable to identify key data privacy concerns for the African American community. Attendees discussed challenges and solutions related to…

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Joint Center News: August 2019

The Joint Center released an op-ed based on our groundbreaking survey data on the future of work and race, and continued our monthly jobs analysis. Details below. Economic Studies: Future of Work Taking Action for Low-Income Workers: Spencer and Joint Center Workforce Policy Director Harin Contractor partnered with the National Skills Coalition to co-author an…

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