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May 07, 2014, 12:17 ET U.S. Senator Cory Booker to be Honored at Joint Center Annual Gala Dinner

U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker, the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey and the first African American elected to the Senate since Barack Obama, will...


Nov 06, 2013, 09:00 ET Joint Center Study Shows African Americans are Biggest Users of Online Job Search

 African Americans are more likely than the public at large to use the Internet to look for a job, and particularly when it comes to using...


May 02, 2013, 17:22 ET Vice President Biden to Address Joint Center Annual Gala Dinner

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a research and policy institution that focuses on the concerns of African Americans and other...


Jul 31, 2012, 12:11 ET Nationally-Known Broadband Policy Expert Named to Lead Joint Center Media and Technology Institute

 The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, one of the nation's leading research and public policy institutions and the only one...


Jun 28, 2012, 13:13 ET Statement By Joint Center President Ralph B. Everett as the Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Health Care Law

The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents a significant...


May 02, 2012, 14:05 ET Joint Center Honors Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed with 2012 Louis E. Martin Great American Award

 The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has presented Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed with its highest honor, the Louis E. Martin Great...


Dec 01, 2011, 16:38 ET Forum Convened by the Joint Center Affirms Potential for Social Media in the 2012 Elections

Speaking at a forum at Howard University on the effective use of social media, political communications experts urged college students and other...


Sep 07, 2011, 13:59 ET Joint Center Releases Reports on How Poverty Concentration and Racial Segregation Exacerbate Health Inequities

After a decade-long rise in concentrated poverty, one in 11 residents of metropolitan areas now live in communities where at least 30 percent of...


Jul 29, 2011, 15:20 ET America's Fiscal Crisis and the Untold Story of the Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Joint Center to host webinar featuring Members of Congress, nationally-known economists and other experts The Joint Center for Political and...


Jul 27, 2011, 16:16 ET Joint Center: Increased Consumer Education and Choice Needed to Address Privacy Concerns for New Internet Users, Forum Participants Say

 Consumers should have the ability to decide how much of their personal information is available on the Internet, as well as ample...


May 04, 2011, 15:54 ET Joint Center Presents Congressman John Lewis with its 2011 Louis E. Martin Great American Award

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has presented U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) with its highest honor, the 2011 Louis E....


Mar 24, 2011, 12:22 ET Congressman John Lewis to Receive the 2011 Louis E. Martin Great American Award from Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has announced that it will honor U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) with the 2011 Louis E....


Mar 03, 2011, 16:02 ET Architect of National Broadband Plan Says Changes Needed to Expand Broadband Access in Poor and Rural Communities

Nearly a year after the issuance of the National Broadband Plan (NBP), the plan's lead architect told a policy gathering on Wednesday that the...


Jan 25, 2011, 10:46 ET Statement of Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies In Advance of the 2011 State of the Union Address

The following is a statement of Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies In Advance of the 2011 State of...


Jan 19, 2011, 13:28 ET Statement of Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on Approval of the Comcast-NBC Universal Joint Venture

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice's (DOJ) approval of the Comcast-NBCU transaction contains important public...


Sep 16, 2010, 12:19 ET Moving Forward on an Agenda to Combat Climate Change

Symposium Seeks to Frame New Conversation by Bringing More Than 400 Leaders Together In light of extensive scientific research pointing to the...


Jul 26, 2010, 10:32 ET Joint Center Convenes Experts on 'Climate Change, Human Health and the Well-Being of Vulnerable Communities'

Climate change is predicted to increase the intensity and negative impacts of urban heat events, prompting the need to develop preparedness and...


Jul 22, 2010, 12:18 ET Former Congressman J.C. Watts Joins Joint Center's Board of Governors

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, one of the nation's leading research and public policy institutions, today announced the...


Jun 15, 2010, 14:53 ET Joint Center to Discuss Policy Implications from the Gulf Oil Spill

40th Anniversary Critical Issues in Climate Change Speaker Series Research – Empowerment – Engagement The Gulf oil spill has sharply...


May 04, 2010, 14:45 ET Harvard University Professor Lawrence D. Bobo Elected to Joint Center Board of Governors

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, one of the nation's leading research and public policy institutions, today announced the...


Apr 28, 2010, 17:03 ET Joint Center 40th Anniversary Gala Honors the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and one of America's foremost religious, political and...


Apr 20, 2010, 15:17 ET The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., to Receive the 2010 Louis E. Martin Great American Award at Joint Center's 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has announced that it will honor the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of...


Apr 20, 2010, 10:08 ET Statement of Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO of the Joint Center, on the Death of Dr. Dorothy I. Height

Dr. Dorothy I. Height's extraordinary life spanned nearly a full century and much of the arc that represents America's advancement toward that more...


Apr 19, 2010, 17:39 ET Joint Center Study Finds Federal AIDS Funding Has Not Kept Pace With Spread of the Disease Among Women and African Americans

The following advisory was issued today by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: WHO:  Joint Center for Political and Economic...


Mar 22, 2010, 16:33 ET Statement of Ralph B. Everett, President and CEO, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, on House Passage of Health Reform Legislation

The following statement by Ralph B. Everett was released today by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: "The health care reform...