5G, Smart Cities & Communities of Color

Innovation is changing America, from self-checkout lanes in grocery stores to driverless cars. New jobs will emerge, like technicians who service these technologies. Other jobs will be eliminated, such as cashiers and drivers. How will these changes affect communities of color? How can leaders maximize new job and business opportunities, and mitigate challenges like job…

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Gun violence

Joint Center Report: Engaging Communities in Reducing Gun Violence

Today, the Joint Center, the Urban Institute, and the Joyce Foundation released our report Engaging Communities in Reducing Gun Violence: A Road Map for Safer Communities. The conversation around gun violence in the United States is often focused on mass shootings, but too often ignores its devastating effects on communities of color. African-Americans account for over 56%…

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Racial Diversity Among Top Senate Staff

Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released Racial Diversity Among Top Senate Staff. The report is critical to understanding diversity among top staff in the U.S. Senate, including chiefs of staff, legislative directors, and communications directors in Washington, DC personal offices of U.S. Senators, as well as staff directors assigned to committees. Data reflect Senate…

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50 Years of the Voting Rights Act

Today the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: The State of Race in Politics.The report is critical to understanding the impact of the Act and the future of voting rights. The report provides data on minority voter turnout, racially polarized voting, policy outcomes by race, and the…

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