Founded in 1970, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is considered one of the premier think tanks focusing primarily on a broad range of public policy issues of concern to African Americans and other communities of color. Since their founding, the Center has expanded their work to include a wide range of research projects, and visitors will be delighted to know that their website features their findings. Visitors can get started by looking at the "Recent Publications" area on the right-hand side of the homepage. Here they will find items like the Center's Annual Report and documents like "Environmental Justice Through the Eye of Hurricane Katrina" and "Blacks and the 2008 Democratic National Convention". Their weblog is quite lively and contains conversations and comments on black elected officials across the country and their own Health Policy Institute. Finally, visitors can also sign up to receive email updates from the Center.
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