Washington, D.C., (TN Tribune)–Analysis of Biden’s Black appointments at 100 days: A Joint Center report last week revealed the Biden Administration’s accomplishments on Black appointments (e.g., several historic “firsts,” five Black deputy secretaries, three Black women appellate judge nominees) and areas for growth (more Black representation in economic and tech policy top leadership as well as various types of Assistant Secretary and Senior Executive Service leadership positions, and data disaggregation and disclosure of Black appointments by agency, position, and gender). Other organizations also provided analysis on President Biden’s 100 days, including Brookings, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Movement 4 Black Lives’ Dr. Amara Enyia and Maurice Mitchell, and the National Urban League. Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-OH) also shared her thoughts on the Biden Administration’s handling of race relations so far.

Racial equity in the American Families Plan: The Biden Administration released a fact sheet showing how the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan advances racial equity by closing “opportunity gaps for low-income children and children of color by providing universal access to preschool, and making quality, affordable child care more accessible across the nation,” “creating a right to paid family and medical leave to ensure working parents and caregivers, including workers of color and low-wage workers, can equitably access the time off they need to support their families,” and “extending the American Rescue Plan’s historic expansions of the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to provide income support and cut poverty among families and workers.”

Honoring Freedom Riders: On the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, President Biden released a proclamation to “honor the Freedom Riders who took a stand against injustice.”