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July 20, 2018
Marco Rubio Intros Taskforce, Ben Carson Grants Money to Flint, and Tim Scott Blocks Judicial Pick
MI CASA ES SU CASAThe White House announced on Thursday that the president plans to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to America this fall. SAY THAT AGAIN? The news caught Trump’s own Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats off-guard, who learned of the invite from MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell while speaking at an Aspen Institute forum. Coats aptly responded, “Say that again?” DEJA RUSKI… Elsewhere at Aspen, a Microsoft executive revealed that at least three candidates running in 2018 have been targeted by the same Russian intel agency behind the cyber attacks on Democratic emails and systems in 2016. STOP IT… Leading House Dems on Thursday introduced an omnibus of nearly 20 bills aimed at thwarting Russian election meddling and subduing the country’s hostility around the globe. BLOCKED ITRepublicans blocked it, dismissing the effort as theatrics and contending that Congress had fully funded states’ election security needs and that states still have plenty of grant money left to spend from a $380 million allocation for 2018. REUNITEDThe Trump administration said in a court filing Thursday that it has reunited 364 immigrant children between the ages of five and 17 that it identified as being separated from their parents at the border. STATUSThe Department of Homeland Security renewed, but did not redesignate, temporary protected status for Somalis, allowing them to remain in the country until at least March 2020. ENDANGERED SPECIESThe Interior Department on Thursday proposed the most sweeping set of changes in decades to the Endangered Species Act, including making it more difficult to shield species like the Atlantic sturgeon that are considered “threatened,” which is the category one level beneath the most serious one, “endangered.” BROOKLYN IN THE HOUSE...Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) is considering jumping in the race for Democratic Caucus chair. TWINNING AND LOSINGTwin sisters who grew up in foster care are running against each other in opposing parties for a local office in Michigan. ON THE GRIDGoogle, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter on Thursday came together to announce a new standards initiative called the Data Transfer Project, designed as a new way to move data between platforms. LAND OF THE FREE? HOME OF THE BRAVE… With the Miami Dolphins facing backlash after submitting required paperwork to the NFL that included potential disciplinary measures for player protests during the national anthem, the NFL and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement Thursday which said "no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks" while both sides continue to hold discussions to figure out how to move forward. YOU’RE FIREDParamount Television President Amy Powell was fired by the studio on Thursday for allegedly making racially insensitive comments while discussing a proposed First Wives Club reboot with an all-Black cast. ROLLING IN THE GREEN… In May, Canopy Growth became the first marijuana company to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Now the company has a market value of $5.7 billion. Happy 7/20! Is that not a thing? We’re kicking off the weekend with this...
  • Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) targets the Kremlin.
  • Tribal leaders detail voting challenges to Senate panel.
  • Chance the Rapper becomes Chance the Publisher.
  • Bossip CEO changes gigs.
  • Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) aims to protect native plants.
  • Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) says Donald Trump is being manipulated by Vladimir Putin. Check out his NYT op-ed in blogs.
  • The Beat DC's Tiffany D. Cross talks politics this weekend. Be sure to catch her on Fox News Saturday at 2P and on AM Joy with Joy-Ann Reid Sunday at 10A.
Civil rights activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick hitting the gym earlier this month.
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) in FL rocking a campaign t-shirt on Sunday to support TX Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke (D).
Bob Menéndez Previews New Comprehensive Sanctions Legislation Against Russia
Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ)
, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday announced he would introduce comprehensive legislation in the coming days to strengthen and impose new sanctions on Russia. In a scathing statement on the Senate floor, he criticized the Trump administration for their failure to implement mandatory provisions in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), calling it “willful paralysis,” and specifically referenced Trump’s recent visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. “He’s spouted talking points that read like they’re straight from the Kremlin. He’s shown a willingness to accede to Putin’s requests to interrogate Americans. A willingness to accept Putin’s denials about Russian interference. A willingness to attack NATO allies like Montenegro. And a willingness to be a supplicant to Putin’s views,” said Menéndez. The Senator stated that his upcoming legislation will address the administration’s circumvention and close the loopholes left in the CAATSA by increasing sanctions on Russia’s energy and cyber sectors, increasing pressure on Russia’s oligarchs and those closest to Putin, and targeting Russia’s sovereign debt. “It's time to show the American people that we can be patriots and not just partisans. It’s time to show the world we can put country over party. And it’s time that we defend America’s democratic institutions against Russia’s continued aggression.” More here.

Rubio and Colleagues Intro Bill to Create Affordable Housing Bipartisan Task Force
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
on Wednesday introduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act to better understand and respond to America’s affordable housing crisis. Joined by Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Angus King (I-ME), Dean Heller (R-NV), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Doug Jones (D-AL), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Chris Coons (D-DE), the lawmakers said in order to solve the housing crisis, they need a better understanding of its impact on other government programs and areas of life. For millions of Americans, a lack of affordable housing has negative, lasting consequences that only contribute to a cycle of poverty. If passed, the bill would establish a bipartisan task force to evaluate and quantify the impact that a lack of affordable housing has on other areas of life such as education, employment, income level, health, nutrition, access to transportation; it would also look at the costs incurred by other federal, state, and local programs due to a lack of affordable housing. Eighteen members would be appointed to the task force, along with two co-chairs, all whom are academic researchers, experts in a field or policy area related to the purpose, or individuals who have experience with affordable housing government programs. “It is imperative that Congress address the affordable housing crisis that is hurting families across the country,” Rubio said. “This bill would help do that by establishing a bipartisan task force that will help make upward mobility more attainable for working class families in the 21st century.” More here.

Tim Scott Tanks Trump Judicial Nominee
The nomination of Ryan Bounds, a Donald Trump nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, was killed by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) after he allegedly refused to support the nominee over his record of racist writings. Bounds
was widely expected to be confirmed on Thursday, but after an hour of no activity on the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that “For the information of all senators, the nomination will be withdrawn.” Only one Republican has to vote “no” in order to deny confirmation to a judicial nominee, and multiple Senate aides said Scott was the “no” vote. Scott allegedly took issue with Bounds’ writings during his time at Stanford University -- writings in which he complained about organizations that “divide up by race for their feel-good ethnic hoedowns.” He wrote that “race-focused groups” should not continue on campus, claiming that the “existence of ethnic organizations is no inevitable prerequisite to maintaining a diverse community ― white students, after all, seem to be doing all right without an Aryan Student Union.” Bounds also wrote that campus “race-thinkers” denigrated African Americans as “oreos,” “Uncle Toms,” or “sell-outs” if they rejected “victimhood status.” Bounds also weighed in on sexual assault on college campuses, saying that “there is nothing really inherently wrong [with a university] failing to punish an alleged rapist ― regardless his guilt.” Scott later issued a statement saying, “After talking with the nominee last night and meeting with him today, I had unanswered questions that led to me being unable to support him.” More here.
The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj hanging out with House of Highlights Founder Omar Raja last week in NYC.
Former President Barack Obama in Johannesburg on Wednesday to celebrate the life of the late Nelson Mandela.
Mazie Hirono Intros Bill to Protect and Preserve Native Plant Species
Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
on Wednesday introduced legislation to promote botanical research and direct federal departments to provide preference to native plant species. The bill, named the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act, encourages federal land management agencies to hire botanists, conduct research on native plant materials, and incorporate native plants in projects on federal land when feasible. If passed, it would specifically create a botanical research grant program within the Department of the Interior, direct the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to incorporate into existing activities native plant conservation, and create a grant program within the Department of the Interior to keep rare plants off of the Endangered Species list by increasing their populations and helping those currently on the list recover. “Native plants play a crucial role in conserving and protecting our land, and are an important part of our culture. They recharge our watersheds and are less prone to fire than nonnative species,” Hirono said. “This bill provides resources to ensure that our land managers have the necessary tools and expertise to protect our native plants, many of which are endangered and are found nowhere else in the world.” More here.

Tribal Leaders Detail Voting Challenges to Senate Panel
Tribal leaders told an informal meeting of Senators from the Indian Affairs and Rules committees this week that Native Americans have been “systematically denied access to fair representation” as a result of persistent barriers to voting. Witnesses told the lawmakers that tribal voters face a range of challenges, from language barriers, to restrictions with mail-in ballots and lack of access to voting locations. “We should not have to talk about blatant discrimination,” said Jackson Brossy, the Executive Director of the Navajo Nation DC office. “Here we are in 2018. We still face many, many unacceptable barriers to voting for Navajo people.” Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) said those barriers represent what he called an “insidious” effort to suppress the Native vote more than 50 years after passage of the Voting Rights Act. “To this day ... many states and local jurisdictions have found new, more insidious ways to impose barriers on Native access to the ballot box from voter ID laws to inadequate polling and registration sites, to lack of availability of Native language ballot materials,” Udall said. Witnesses said many members lack street addresses and instead use post office boxes, which can slow down or halt the voter registration process. Problems can also arise when tribal identification cards lack an address or when multiple families share one household and only one ballot is provided. The panel featured Native American representatives from Alaska to Arizona to Massachusetts. More here.

Michael Eric Dyson and Sister Circle’s Quad Webb-Lunceford on-set in Atlanta to discuss his book, What Truth Sounds Like, last week.
Congresswomen Norma Torres (D-CA) and Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) with colleagues and members of the National Indian Gaming Association on Wednesday at NIGA's Legislative Summit in DC.
Chance the Publisher
Chance the Rapper announced Wednesday that he bought local news site Chicagoist from New York Public Radio’s WNYC, through his company Social Media LLC. “I’m extremely excited to be continuing the work of the Chicagoist, an integral local platform for Chicago news, events, and entertainment. ... I look forward to relaunching it and bringing the people of Chicago an independent media outlet focused on amplifying diverse voices and content,” the rapper said in a statement to the Tribune. The 25-year-old hip hop artist references his acquisition of the site in one of the four new songs he released late Wednesday night, titled "I Might Need Security," rapping, “I got a hit list so long I don't know how to finish./I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist b*tches out of business.” He also goes after President Barack Obama’s former Chief of Staff, current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, saying in the same song, “And Rahm you done, I’m expecting a resignation and open investigation on all these paid vacations for murderers.” Chance, a Chicago native whose parents have worked in city and state government, is a community activist who donated $1 million and raised another $1.2 million last year to help the city’s underfunded school system. In November, he attended a Chicago City Council meeting to criticize plans for a proposed $95 million police academy, suggesting the money would be better spent on schools. "Obviously schooling is my big thing, but there’s a lot of ways to transform the city that don’t have anything to do with police training," he said. More here.
The Guardian Aims to Get More Diverse
The Guardian is launching an initiative to foreground voices that are underrepresented in the national press. “We need to give a platform to the widest possible range of voices and perspectives. And we want – and need – to do more to enhance the diversity of voice, experience, and background in our team,” a statement from the outlet reads. The daily paper is launching a Writers fund which will fund short and long-term projects in a range of different storytelling formats throughout the year. They are also launching a Fellowship program, a six-month position geared toward aspiring journalists. The goal, said Malik Meer, West Coast Editor of Guardian US, is "to build a team of Guardian writers and contributors that mirrors each corner of this country." They are seeking applicants with diverse backgrounds, different life experiences, different educational and cultural backgrounds, and new thoughts and perspectives. “A diverse team means we can better reflect and engage our global audience,” their site reads. More here.
Bossip CEO Promoted to SVP of Content at iONE
Marve Frazier
has been promoted to SVP and Chief Content Officer at iONE Digital and One Solution, formerly Interactive One. In her new role, Marve will oversee iONE’s digital platforms including CASSIUS, Bossip, MadameNoire, NewsOne, HipHopWired, HelloBeautiful, and GlobalGrind. The Clark Atlanta University graduate joined Bossip a year after its founding in 2006, and has served in a number of capacities from Writer, to Executive Producer, and SVP of Content. She most recently served as an Executive Producer for Bossip on WE TV, driving the creative vision for all films and series. She also founded and served as the Chief Creative Officer of BHM Digital (formerly Moguldom Media Group), which owned the properties Bossip, HipHopWired, and MadameNoire (now owned by iONE). Marve’s work at Bossip has earned recognition by numerous publications including GQ, Black Enterprise, The Root, The Grio, Jet Magazine, and Yahoo. Her promotion comes after the recent departure of iONE execs Jamilah Lemieux, Kierna Mayo, and Shani Saxxon-Parrish earlier this year. More about her here.

Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), TX congressional candidate Veroníca Escobar (D), and Ibarra Strategy Group President Mickey Ibarra on Wednesday at a fundraiser in DC.
Artist and activist Alicia Keys and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Vanita Gupta at the #FamilesBelongTogether protest in DC last month.
Former Pelosi CoS Joining Lobbying and Law Firm
Nadeam Elshami
is joining Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck next week as a Policy Director. Elshami joins Brownstein less than a year after leaving his post as Chief of Staff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to join SIGNAL Group as Executive Vice President. He began his Capitol Hill career working in the Senate mailroom and interning for a year and a half before former Senator Barbara Boxer gave him his first break in her mail operations. He moved up the ranks, eventually serving as Boxer’s Deputy Press Secretary. He also worked as Senior Communications Advisor and Spokesman to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Communications Director for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). In total, Elshami spent 25 years on Capitol Hill, including more than ten years working for Pelosi. Fluent in English and Arabic and born to Muslim parents in the U.S., Nadeam Elshami spent his early childhood in Egypt before returning to his native country permanently in 1982, settling with his family in Nashville, TN. The University of Evansville grad considered himself a Republican -- until he met his now-wife Stephanie, whom he credits with turning him into a Democrat. More about him here.

For Colored Girls Who Considered Politics 
A group of women who call themselves the Colored Girls -- Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore -- have penned a book about the lives of Black women in American politics, an underrepresented subject in literary spaces. In For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, the women reflect on their lives in four-year waves where presidential campaigns and elections have been common threads. “We wrote this book to inspire other women to find their seats at the table and to dare to make a difference. We hope they learn from our experiences, get engaged and to start their own journey in politics,” said Brazile. For most of the Colored Girls, their story starts with Jesse Jackson's first campaign for president. From there, they went on to work on the presidential campaigns of Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. “For more than three decades, we have navigated the world of politics one campaign at a time. We decided to share our stories to inspire others to find their place at the table,” Brazile concluded. More here.

Meet Move to End Violence’s New Co-Director
Monica Dennis
has been named Co-Director of Move to End Violence, a 10-year, movement building program for social change launched by the NoVo Foundation. Monica, who will be based in NYC, is also the NYC Regional Coordinator for #BlackLivesMatter. Prior to joining Move to End Violence as Co-Director, Monica led a consulting practice that provided training, coaching, strategic planning, and leadership development to organizations and large systems seeking to incorporate intersectional equity into their work. She has worked with the Strong Field Project, Drug Policy Alliance, NY Civil Liberties Union, National Network of Abortion Funds, University Settlement, and more. Monica has served on the boards of Girls for Gender Equity, NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services, and Susan Taylor’s National Cares Foundation. She joins Priscilla Hung, who was promoted last year, as Co-Directors of the initiative. More here.

PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor and Ryan Chilcote reporting from Helsinki, Finland on Monday while covering the Trump-Putin meeting.
CA AG Xavier Becerra, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and newly sworn-in Long Beach Mayor Robert García on Tuesday at his ceremony in Long Beach.
First Black Surgeon General of the Army to Upgrade Fighting Force with New Technology
U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja West said the Army is establishing a new “Futures Command” to reassess its entire fighting force and technologies and make improvements to prepare for conflicts that won’t resemble prior wars. “The tactics, techniques, procedures, and capabilities that we had post-cold war may not take us to 2028 and beyond. If we want to maintain the edge over our adversaries, we need to make sure that we’ve got the right capabilities,” the 57-year-old first Black Army Surgeon General said. The Army announced last week that the new Futures Command will be headquartered in Austin, TX. The effort will be staffed with about 100 uniformed soldiers and 400 civilians. The Futures Command will look particularly at modernizing weaponry, fighting vehicles, air support vehicles like helicopters, and communications networks, West said. She also has the distinction of being the Army’s first Black woman to hold the rank of Lieutenant General and the Army's highest-ranking woman who graduated from the United States Military Academy. More here.

A White Male Judiciary
With the president’s nominee to the Supreme Court, the face of the federal judiciary is becoming more white and more male. In his SCOTUS search, 100% of the four candidates that the president reportedly interviewed were white, and 75% were male. And so far, 88% of the additions to the federal bench confirmed since Trump took office are white and men comprise 76% of the new judges. The Senate recently confirmed the sole Hispanic in Trump’s judicial lineup: Fernando Rodríguez to serve as a judge in the Southern District of Texas. Among Trump's first 87 judicial nominees, only one was African American and one was Hispanic. Five were Asian Americans. Eighty were white. As of July 13, 2018, the Senate has confirmed 43 Article III Judges nominated by Trump, including one Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 22 judges for the United States Courts of Appeals, 20 judges for the United States District Courts. Of the 78 judicial nominees awaiting confirmation, 59 are men, two are Black, four Hispanic, and two Asian Pacific American. And of the ten appellate court nominees awaiting Senate action, nine are men. People of color now make up 38% of the nation’s population, according to the Pew Research Center. More here.

Ben Carson Presents Grant to Flint
HUD Secretary Ben Carson visited Flint, MI on Thursday to announce a $30 million Choice Neighborhood Grant which leverages public and private investments to help local development organizations revitalize struggling neighborhoods. The grant is part of a nearly $300 million plan to redevelop parts of Flint's south side over the next few years. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority will allocate $1.5 million in federal, low-income housing tax credits annually for ten years in the first phase. "We're announcing our Choice Neighborhood awards from here instead of from any of the other cities because Flint refuses to be defined by others, instead it's known for its initiative and innovation," Carson said. Flint is just one of five cities across the nation to receive a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant. The others are Baltimore, Shreveport, Tulsa, and Phoenix. Carson’s visit comes as a 74-page report from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General (IG) said management weaknesses hobbled the agency’s response to the lead and other contaminants that poisoned Flint’s drinking water for more than a year and that federal officials should have taken stronger action to correct repeated blunders by state regulators. The IG called on the EPA to check on states annually to make sure they are complying with federal lead and copper rules, to pay special attention to state regulators in Michigan, and to improve the federal response to water contamination emergencies. More here.

EMILY’s List’s Muthoni Wambu Kraal with Madalene Mielke, President and CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies in DC.
Indian Country Editor Mark Trahant with University of Oregon professors Torsten Kjellstrand and Juan-Carlos Molleda in Miami for the NAJA conference this week.
Will Hurd and Beto O’Rourke Win Civility Award for Epic Road Trip
Congressmen Will Hurd (R-TX)
and Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) were awarded the 2018 Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life on Tuesday at the National Press Club in DC. The two Texas Congressmen received the honor after their “bipartisan road trip” last year, where they live streamed their friendly debates on immigration, health care, and other divisive issues of the day whilst on a 1,600-mile drive from Texas to Capitol Hill. The trip, which was cast and amplified via Facebook and Periscope and received national attention, took more than 36 hours and occurred after winter weather canceled flights to DC for several days. “It’s pretty wild that millions of people actually tuned in and watched two guys driving a car,” Hurd said. “But for those 36 hours — 36-hour trip, 31 hours in the car and 29 hours live streamed — we actually weren’t a Republican and a Democrat. We were just two dudes trying to get to work.” More here.

Staff Up Congress Launches Legislative Academy
Staff Up Congress, a joint initiative by the NALEO Educational Fund and Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to diversify congressional staff, on Thursday announced the launch of Legislative Academy. The Staff Up Congress Legislative Academy was developed using feedback from Capitol Hill staffers and stakeholders, and the first Staff Up Congress Legislative Academy will focus on the skills needed for Legislative Director positions. During the Academy, bicameral, bipartisan, and experienced current and former staffers will educate staff on topics often under the jurisdiction of Legislative Directors such as the appropriations process; communications and media; opportunities provided by committee work; practices for working across the aisle, and more. “After months of working to identify the specific obstacles faced by Latinos and other people of diverse ethnic backgrounds  trying to move up the ranks in Congress, Staff Up Congress’ professional training academies will provide them with the additional skills we know all candidates need to be competitive for senior roles,” said Arturo Vargas, CEO of the NALEO Educational Fund. "We know there is immense talent in communities of color that is not being fully utilized to serve the American people in Congress,” said Spencer Overton, President of the Joint Center. “The Staff Up Congress Legislative Academy will help ensure we increase the current dismal diversity rates at the top levels of congressional staff leadership, which will promote better policy-making.” The Legislative Academy is the first of three professional development tracks to be offered. Interested parties have until August 3rd to apply. Click here for more information about the Academy and the application process

Today: March On Washington Film Festival. DC. Click here for more information.
Today: Inaugural Black Women’s Congressional Alliance Week. A series of events that will help Black women navigate Capitol Hill, compete for senior roles, build brands, sharpen political skills, and more. Click here for more information.
Today - Saturday, July 21st: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2018 National Convention and Expo. Phoenix. Click here for more information.
Today - Saturday, 21st: NAHJ International Training Conference and Career Fair. InterContinental Miami Hotel. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL. Click here for more information.
Today - Saturday, July 21st: The National Black Chamber of Commerce's 26th Annual Conference. Senate Hart Building, DC. Click here for more information.
Today - Sunday, July 22nd: The 2nd Annual Black Campaign School, hosted by The Collective. Atlanta, GA. Click here for information
Monday, July 23rd, 12P: The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute is partnering with the Congressional Native Staff Association, the Senate Diversity Initiative, and the House Diversity Initiative to provide a unique training opportunity for Native youth in the DC area. Location provided upon follow-up email. Click here for more information

Monday, July 23rd, 3P: MBK Community Online Town Hall Meeting with Common. Click here to RSVP.
Wednesday, August 1st - Saturday, August 4th: The National Urban League's 2018 Annual Conference “Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution.” Columbus, OH. Click here for more information and to register.
Wednesday, August 1st - Sunday, August 5th: NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair. Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI. Click here for more information
Monday, August 6th - Saturday, August 11th: 16th Annual Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, August 8th - Saturday, August, 11th: AAJA National Convention. Marriott Marquis Houston. 1777 Walker St., Houston, TX. Click here for more information.
Friday, August 17th - Sunday, August 19th: Martha’s Vineyard celebrates Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) 20 years of service. Special guests include House Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-SC)Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and more. Harbor View Hotel, 131 North Water Street Edgartown, MA. Kelley House, 23 Kelley Street Edgartown, MA. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, September 11th - Wednesday, September 12th: CHCI's Annual Leadership Conference. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, September 12th - Saturday, September 16th: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 48th Annual Legislative Conference. Walter E. Washington Convention Center.Click here for more information.
Thursday, September 13th: CHCI's 41st Annual Anniversary Awards Gala. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. 901 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, September 25th - Saturday, September 29th: NBMBAA 40th Annual Conference & Exposition. Detroit, MI. Click here for more information.
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