Barack Obama to be honored on Friday and USHCC names a new president.
Barack Obama to be honored on Friday and USHCC names a new president.
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September 04, 2018
Cory Booker and Kamala Harris Ready for SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor Out with New Books, and Colin Kaepernick Makes Money Move
THEY’RE JUDGING YOUDonald Trump’s SCOTUS pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, faces the Senate today at 9:30A EDT. We preview the members of color on the Senate Judiciary committee and highlight some of what you can expect during the confirmation hearings below. DOJ=DUMP ON JEFF. “Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff.” That’s how Trump responded to AG Jeff Sessions and the DOJ’s decision to bring criminal charges against two Republican Congressmen before the midterm elections. BALLOT BRIEF… Voters in Massachusetts head to the polls today, and all eyes will be on Ayanna Pressley who’s aiming to unseat fellow Democrat, incumbent Congressman Mike Capuano. We preview the ballot below. MAVERICK MAKEOVERGovernor Doug Ducey (R) is expected to name a replacement for the irreplaceable late Senator John McCain quickly. Rumored choices include widow Cindy McCain and Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, who is described as having an impressive military background. SHOUT OUT TO THOSE FRESHMEN, IN THE BALLOT BOX STRAIGHT FLEXIN’... Democratic students at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have filed a lawsuit against Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson arguing the state's voting laws discriminate against young voters. FOREVER YOUNG… Keeping with the trend of giving young people a voice in the voting booth, the city of Golden, CO will vote in November on whether to lower the minimum voting age in local elections from 18 to 16. PRIME TIME ADVERTISING… Amazon is quickly gathering momentum in online advertising, where it is rapidly emerging as a major competitor to Google and Facebook. The push means consumers are likely to be confronted by ads in places where they didn’t exist before -- even Prime members. CHECK-IN AT CAPITOL HILL... Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey will appear on Capitol Hill Wednesday for back-to-back Senate hearings. Lawmakers fear that Russian propaganda continues to penetrate the social media platforms, while some Republicans are worried about political censorship of conservative viewpoints. GORDON… Currently a strong tropical storm, Gordon may make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane over the central Gulf coast this evening. DO RIGHT WOMAN… Okay, we don’t want today’s Beat to be as long as Aretha’s funeral. #Respect. So let’s get to it! We’re kicking off Congress’ return with this...
  • Weeding through the positive press, admin sees red when it comes to the sticky icky green.
  • Omarosa was a walking, talking recording device. Yep ... there are more tapes.
  • There’s a new face at the State Department. Meet her below.
  • USHCC names a new president.
  • President Barack Obama will be honored on Friday.
  • Colin Kaepernick is the new face of Nike. Read to the bottom!
  • Be sure to catch Tiffany D. Cross and Rev. Al Sharpton on Keepin’ It Real today at 1:20P on SiriusXM Ch. 126.
President Barack Obama stopping by a One Summer Chicago session on Tuesday in Chicago’s Southwest side to meet with students who spent the summer learning to code smartphone apps.
Lin-Manuel Miranda at the UK performance of Hamilton on Friday. Audience members included Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Senators of Color on Judiciary and Their Positions on Kavanaugh 
Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh start today, and his nomination to the Supreme Court has sparked a lot of partisan debate that will come to head this morning. There’s only one Senator of color on the Republican side serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee: Ted Cruz (TX). He has been a vocal supporter of Kavanaugh’s and will likely want to show the folks back home his conservative bona fides as he is in a close contest with Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) over his Senate seat. On the Dem side, you have recently appointed members Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Kamala Harris (CA) -- both rumored 2020 contenders -- as well as Senator Mazie Hirono (HI). Booker has said that because Donald Trump is currently a subject of an ongoing criminal investigation, any nomination of a Supreme Court justice while that investigation continues is unacceptable. He says there is a clear conflict of interest in the president installing someone who could be the deciding vote on a number of potential issues from that investigation that could come before the Court. Harris, a former San Francisco prosecutor who is an aggressive questioner, met with Kavanaugh, and said she remained convinced that he is a threat to equal justice and that she is disturbed by the hasty and incomplete process of his nomination. Hirono refused to even meet with Kavanaugh, saying he was only picked to protect the president's “okole” -- the Hawaiian word for the buttocks. Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA) will testify at the confirmation hearings and plans to speak on affirmative action, civil rights, and voting rights during a five-minute testimony. With 50 Republicans in the Senate (plus the temporarily vacant seat of the late Senator John McCain), it will be nearly impossible for the 49 Democrats (including two Independents) to stop the confirmation. More on Kavanaugh here.

Hispanic Lawmakers Raise Concerns on NAFTA, Tariffs, and Other Trade Policies
Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Vicente Gonzá
lez (D-TX), and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) led their Caucus in sending a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, asking him to meet with the CHC to discuss NAFTA and recent tariffs, and their effects on the business owners, families, farmers, and workers, as well as future plans for free trade agreements. “We are concerned that current policies neither reflect nor achieve these shared aspirations for our fellow Americans, particularly for Hispanics,” the lawmakers wrote. The U.S. and Mexico reached an agreement last week on revisions to NAFTA with updates to provisions surrounding the digital economy, automobiles, agriculture, and labor unions. The core of the trade pact -- which allows American companies to operate in Mexico and Canada without tariffs -- remains intact. Donald Trump imposed a deadline on Canada, saying the country had until Friday to climb on board the new plans. However, Congress needs 90 days’ notification to approve a revised NAFTA. On Twitter, the president threatened to "terminate NAFTA entirely" if Congress balks at ratifying the revamped version that could go forward without Canada's involvement. Moreover, simply pulling out of NAFTA is not as clear-cut as the president suggested in his message, and Mexico gets a new president at the start of December. Talks between Canada and the U.S. are to continue this week. See the CHC letter here.
House Dems Prepare to Target Trump Post Midterms
The electoral map has House Democrats increasingly optimistic about their chances to take back the House, and members are lining up their ducks to investigate the Trump administration should November flip control of the chamber. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the House Oversight Committee’s ranking Democrat, has led the party with more than 50 subpoena requests that have been denied by Committee Republicans since Donald Trump took office. “I am not looking for headlines,” said Cummings. “I am going to be defending the truth. We want to look at what is happening under this administration because all of us can agree this is not normal.” The NYT reports that Dems have shown interest in re-opening what they viewed as an anemic inquiry into matters involving Russia that was prematurely closed by Republicans. Many of the most sensitive investigations directly touching the president are likely to fall to the Judiciary Committee, which would be chaired by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), where impeachment proceedings must begin. There’s also the Financial Services Committee, which would be chaired by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) should Dems take back the House. She could carry out her own policy-oriented probes and even take a run at obtaining Trump’s long-sought tax returns. More here.

Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance Ai-jen Poo and domestic worker organizer Rosa San Luis at the premiere of the movie Roma at the Venice International Film Festival. 
Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX), supporter Nancey Hernández, and congressional candidate Colin Allred getting out the vote in Dallas over the Labor Day weekend.
Kiron K. Skinner Named Chief State Department Planner at State Department
Kiron K. Skinner
-- a renowned expert in international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and political strategy -- on Thursday was named as Chief State Department Planner by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. As Director of the Policy Planning Staff, the 57-year-old -- who grew up in California -- will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and helping ensure that the day-to-day efforts of the department serve the overall strategy. She was most recently an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She has also taught at Hamilton College, Harvard University, and UCLA. Skinner is an award-winning, best-selling co-author of Ronald Reagan: In His Own Hand and Reagan, a Life in Letters. She serves on a number of boards, including the Atlantic Council of the United States, and is a life Director of the Atlantic Council, as well as a life member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves as an Associate Editor of Telos, a leading humanities journal, and as the general series Editor on Ideology and American Politics for Palgrave Macmillan. Among her previous government service positions, Skinner served on the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board as an advisor on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (2001–07); the Chief of Naval Operations’ Executive Panel (2004–15); the National Academies’ Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security (2009–11). Skinner served as a foreign policy surrogate for the Trump campaign, and was on the State Department and National Security Council “landing teams” during the presidential transition. “I really feel as an African American that we have a deep stake in the direction of our country and that there’s a natural connection between who we are and America’s role in the world, and that we need to be at the table across all political parties in the United States,” Skinner said. “I really see the Trump administration as an opportunity to lead us into a grand strategy.” More here.

Omarosa May Have Recorded Every Conversation She Had at the White House
recorded "nearly every conversation she had while working at the White House," a source told Axios. The source said she carried two devices -- a personal phone and a government-issued phone -- and often had her personal phone recording before meetings or calls. She would often put the conversations she had on her work phone on speaker, then record those with her personal phone. Earlier this month, the reality TV villain said she had a "treasure trove" of videos, emails, and text messages to back up claims she made in her new tell-all book, Unhinged, which remained at the top of The New York Times Best Sellers list for the second week. According to Vanity Fair, Donald Trump told advisors that he wants AG Jeff Sessions to have Omarosa arrested, though it’s unclear what law the president believes she broke. More here.

Women's March organizer Carmen Perez surrounded by friends during her August baby shower.
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and KS congressional candidate Sharice Davids on Wednesday at a rally in Kansas City.
Admin Sets Out to Smear Marijuana
The Trump administration has reportedly launched a secretive committee to fight the less incriminating press that marijuana use has received recently. BuzzFeed reports that the White House’s Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee met with the Justice, Health and Human Services, and State Departments, among others, on July 27th, and the federal agencies were instructed to submit data demonstrating the “negative” aspects of marijuana use because stories highlighting the positive aspects had become too common. They were also asked to describe how the drug poses a threat to their specific department; highlight “consequences of use, production, and trafficking on national health, safety, and security”; and to identify “issues created by state marijuana initiatives.” The drug war has produced profoundly unequal outcomes across racial groups, manifested through racial discrimination by law enforcement and disproportionate drug war misery suffered by communities of color. Nationwide, some of the most egregious racial disparities can be seen in the cases of African Americans and Latinos. Simple marijuana possession was the fourth most common cause of deportation for any offense in 2013, and the most common cause of deportation for drug law violations. A Quinnipiac University poll in April found that 63% of Americans support legalization and eight states having now legalized its adult recreational use and authorizing systems to sell it like alcohol. White people benefitted the most from marijuana legalization, with arrests decreasing by 51% for white people, compared to 33% for Latinos, and 25% for Black people between 2012 and 2014. More here.

DOJ Backs Suit Accusing Harvard of Discriminating Against Asian American Applicants
A lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American students in its admissions process got boost from the Justice Department last week. The DOJ is saying the college engages in unlawful racial balancing by using a vague personal rating that harms Asian American applicants' chances for admission. More than 500 academics, including many Asian Americans, have filed their own legal brief defending Harvard's admissions practices. The case, which was brought by an anti-affirmative action group called Students for Fair Admissions, is seen as a test of whether a decades-long effort by conservative politicians to roll back affirmative action policies will ultimately succeed. The Education and Justice Departments said in July that the Trump administration was abandoning Barack Obama-era policies that asked universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses and would favor race-blind admissions instead. At the heart of the case is whether Harvard’s admissions staff hold Asian Americans to higher standards than applicants of other racial or ethnic groups. A trial in the case has been scheduled for October. “Harvard does not discriminate against applicants from any group, and will continue to vigorously defend the legal right of every college and university to consider race as one factor among many in college admissions, which the Supreme Court has consistently upheld for more than 40 years,” the university said in a statement. If this case lands in the Supreme Court, it could be heard by Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and have far-reaching implications for the nation’s colleges and universities that consider race in their admissions processes. More here.
Judge Rules in Favor of DACA but Legal Battles Continue
Judge Andrew S. Hanen
of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
in Houston declined on Friday to halt DACA, handing a temporary victory to activists who are waging a legal fight against the Trump administration to save it. Hanen said the Obama-era program had been relied upon by hundreds of thousands of immigrants since it was established almost six years ago, and should not be abruptly ended. The ruling means that young immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as small children can continue to apply for the program, which shields them from immediate deportation and provides a permit to work legally in the country. While Hanen rebuffed the eight red states' request to end DACA immediately, his inclination to invalidate the program contributes to what experts expect to be a fast track to the Supreme Court in the coming year. More here.
NBC News' Kristen Welker with Jasper Neal visiting her on-set over Labor Day weekend.
WaPo's Michelle Ye Hee Lee on Tuesday with the paper's mascot, Ned the Newshound.
Massachusetts Heads to the Polls
Voters in Massachusetts head to the polls to kickoff the September round of primaries. Jay González is hoping to best Bob Massie today to be the Democratic nominee for Governor. González is the former Secretary of Administration and Finance for Massachusetts under Governor Deval Patrick. If he wins, he would likely face incumbent Republican Governor Charlie Baker. Civil rights lawyer Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is challenging incumbent Congressman Richard Neal for the Democratic nomination in the First Congressional District. The field is crowded to fill the seat currently occupied by retiring Democratic Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. Among those running in today’s Democratic primary race for the Third Congressional District are Dominican Republic native Juana Matías -- the first Latina elected to the MA State House; Daniel Arrigg Koh, of Korean and Lebanese descent, is also a candidate for the Democratic nomination; the son of Indian immigrants, Beej Das’ career took him from constitutional law to hospitality -- he is currently the president and CEO of Troca Hotels; and former bank exec and Cambodian refugee Bopha Malone. In a highly anticipated battle for the Democratic nomination in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District, Ayanna Pressley is aiming to unseat incumbent Congressman Michael Capuano. She is currently the At-Large City Councilor and was the first woman of color to serve on Boston’s City Council. The Beat DC will have the results bright and early tomorrow. Stay tuned. More here.
Deval Patrick Aides Launch a PAC
Amid speculation of a presidential run, dozens of former aides to Deval Patrick launched a new PAC last week. The new Reason to Believe PAC is aimed at "promoting Governor Patrick’s positive vision for Democrats to rally around in 2018." Patrick had no role in organizing the PAC and doesn't direct any of its activities, but organizers say they intend to mirror the former MA Governor’s travel schedule this fall and help reinforce his vision in the congressional districts he visits. They also estimate the PAC will raise upward of $1.5 million. Regular Beat DC readers know that many of Barack Obama’s former aides are encouraging the Bain Capital executive to run. Patrick, whose two gubernatorial races are the only campaigns he’s ever run, has been coy about his ambitions. He indicated earlier this month that he's still "not ready" to make a final call. "Right now my focus is on the midterms ... helping in a small number of races where I can, consistent with my day job," he said recently in a CNN interview. More here.

Nazis Target Andrew Gillum
Florida voters started receiving ugly robocalls Friday targeting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum that are linked to a neo-Nazi website in Idaho. In the automated phone calls, someone speaking in an exaggerated dialect pretends to be the Tallahassee Mayor as drums and jungle noises can be heard in the background. At one point in an audio of the call obtained by NBC, the speaker says that African Americans “done made mud huts while white folk waste a bunch of time making their home out of wood an’ stone.” The caller also says he’ll pass a law letting black people escape arrest if “fo’ sho he didn’t do nothin.” The same white supremacy site has been linked to robocalls in Iowa about the death of college student Mollie Tibbetts, who was allegedly killed by an immigrant, the Des Moines Register reported. “I want to make sure that we don’t racialize, and frankly, weaponize race as a part of this process,” Gillum said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “People are taking their cues from [DeSantis], his campaign and from Donald Trump. And we saw in Charlottesville that that can lead to real, frankly, dangerous outcomes.” More here.

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Sonia Sotomayor Out with Two New Books
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
has two new autobiographical books hitting the stands this week -- both aimed at children. Turning Pages: My Life Story, which is simultaneously being published in Spanish, is a picture book for elementary school readers telling her life story through books that shaped her.  The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor is an abridged version of her 2013 memoir, My Beloved World, aimed at middle school readers. She spoke about the books at the Library of Congress' National Book Festival with Carla Hayden in DC on Saturday, telling a packed audience that reading books "opened the world to me." The 54-year-old Justice will be traveling nationwide to promote the new books. In January, she'll go to Puerto Rico, where her family is from and which she writes about. More here.
Good on Any Barack Obama Boulevard
Former President Barack Obama will be immortalized on the streets of Los Angeles after LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced last week that the City Council voted to rename Rodeo Road to Obama Boulevard. The 44th president began his college education in Los Angeles, as an undergraduate student at Occidental College from 1979 to 1981, before leaving for Columbia University. He made a total of 26 visits to Los Angeles and Orange counties as president. The 3.5-mile street runs from near the Culver City border east to Mid-City, and should not to be confused with Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Also named in honor of Obama are a portion of the Ventura (134) Freeway between Pasadena and Glendale and a charter school in the unincorporated Willowbrook area. 
This Friday, the University of Illinois is honoring POTUS44 with its Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government -- an annual honor given by the university’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs to recognize “public officials who have made significant contributions to the understanding and practice of ethical behavior in public service.” Obama is scheduled to give a speech at Foellinger Auditorium in accepting the Award. Spokeswoman Katie Hill said his remarks will build upon messages he delivered in the final year of his presidency about threats to the strength of U.S. democracy. And in the weeks ahead, Obama will help Democratic candidates and hit the campaign trail in California, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. More here.
MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid, Superstition's Mario and Morgana Van Peebles, and Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday after a taping of AM Joy.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell with self-proclaimed fan-girl April D. Ryan last week at the Nail Saloon in DC.
USHCC Names New President and CEO
Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, has been chosen as the next President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). Before his time with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, he served as the Director of Economic Development for the City of San Antonio, as well as the Director of Research and Economic Development for the UT Health Science Center. Before that, the University of Texas graduate, who has a Master’s from St. Mary’s University, was the Global Public Affairs Manager for the Levi Strauss Foundation in Texas, Mexico, and Latin America. A native of Weslaco in the Rio Grande Valley, he is a 7th generation Texan. USHCC has not formally announced Cavazos’ hire, but the San Antonio board President announced that he had been asked to take the helm of the national organization. Cavazos will succeed Javier Palom
árez, who resigned amid accusations of financial and sexual improprieties in February. More here.
Cal Wellness Appoints New VP of Operations
The California Wellness Foundation last month named Arun Baheti as their new VP of Operations. He previously served as the Director of Operations and Finance at the Writers Guild Foundation, and simultaneously served as a consultant for The Bluebook International. The Macalester College graduate, who has his law degree from UCLA, also previously worked for Marshall & Swift/Boeckh and provided consultation services to nonprofits and foreign governments. His prior experience includes working with the State of California’s Governor’s Office, San Diego Data Processing Corporation, and the California Democratic Party. He was consultant for Covered California, where he led an effort to increase enrollment of minority communities in the state during the initial Affordable Care Act enrollment period. Baheti currently serves as the Board Chair of the Program for Torture Victims Los Angeles. “I am impressed by the commitment Cal Wellness has to its vision and I am impressed by the clarity of its mission,” said Baheti. “I am inspired and humbled to bring all of my experience, skills and energy to ensuring that the Foundation’s technological processes, facilities and day-to-day operations support and advance this mission.” More here.

Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) last month visiting March Air Reserve Base for an operations briefing.
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) over the Labor Day weekend visiting the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles.
Colin Kaepernick's Case Against the NFL Will Move Forward and Nike Names Him Face of Just Do It Campaign
Colin Kaepernick
's collusion case against the NFL can now officially move forward after an arbitrator, Stephen Burbank, sided with the former 49ers quarterback on Thursday.
The news comes as the activist becomes the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign. "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything," Kaepernick said on Instagram announcing the news. The NFL requested a summary judgment earlier this year, which basically meant that Kaepernick's legal team had to prove that there was enough evidence for things to move forward. Apparently, there is. Burbank's decision came exactly three weeks after the summary judgment hearing originally started on August 9th. With more testimony expected, it will likely be months before the case is resolved. Of course, the case could get resolved immediately if a team were to sign Kaepernick. What would remain unresolved? The inequality in the justice system the NFL players were peacefully protesting. The 30-year-old quarterback has been out of the league since March 2017. More here.
Stadium Talk Names Senior Editor
Eric Ortiz
has joined Granite Media as Senior Editor of its forthcoming Stadium Talk site, which will cover ongoing conversations and stories in the world of sports. The Stanford University grad is a former Editor at, the Founding Editor of for New England Sports Network and, most recently, Managing Editor of Truthdig. He has taught at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism and currently works with two nonprofits, serving as Executive Director of a journalism program with the Lennox School District in Southern California and as Executive Editor of the Community Based News Room, a public newsroom collaboration with Law at the Margins, a social justice organization in New York City. Stadium Talk, which launches this month, will publish stories about athletes, teams, and fans, and cover the thrill and anguish of both playing and watching sports at all levels. Eric, a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, will be based in Los Angeles. More here.

Wednesday, September 5th - Saturday, September 8th: The Hispanic National Bar Association’s 43rd Annual Convention, “The Breakthrough Convention!” CNN’s Jim Acosta will keynote the Gala. 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 7th, 11A: Dialogue on Diversity's 2018 Entrepreneurship/IT Conference, "STEAM -- Power for the XXI Century." 2043 Rayburn House Office Building. 45 Independence Ave., S.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 7th, 6:30P: The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Interabang Books host Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to celebrate the release of her two new children's books, TURNING PAGES: My Life Story and THE BELOVED WORLD OF Sonia Sotomayor. Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St, Dallas, TX. 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 - Thursday, September 13th: National Congress of American Indians’ Tribal Unity Impact Days. 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, 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, 6P: “An Evening Reception in Washington D.C. with Stacey Abrams.” Event chaired by Toni Cook Bush & Dwight BushSharon Malone & Eric Holder, and Leslie & Spencer Overton, among others. DC. Address provided upon RSVP. Click here for more information
Thursday, September 13th: CHCI's 41st Annual Anniversary Awards Gala. Honoring Univisión’s Jorge Ramos, education activist Anna Michele Bobadilla, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for Comcast Corporation Juan Otero, and Chief of Staff to Congressman Jimmy Gómez (D-CA) Bertha Alisia Guerrero. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. 901 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 14th: The Black Women's Agenda, Inc.’s 41st Annual Symposium Workshop & Awards Luncheon. Honorees include GA gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, NJ Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver, and AT&T Assistant VP of Public Affairs Tonya L. Lombard, among others. Marriott Marquis. 901 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., DC. Click here for more information
Friday, September 14th - Saturday, September 15th: 2018 Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit, a two-day conference that will provide a space for the discussion of policy issues and the articulation of community response from the perspective of Puerto Ricans in the National Capital region and other stakeholders. UDC School of Law. 4340 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., DC. Click here for more information
Wednesday, September 19th: "The Political LEAP: The Role of Women in 2018" a women empowerment luncheon focused on the role of women in politics, featuring Symone Sanders and Alencia Johnson. The Hamilton, 600 14th Street, N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, September 20th, 7P: PEN America hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist José Antonio Vargas in conversation with Latino USA’s María Hinojosa for the launch of Vargas’ new book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. The Great Hall, The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, NYC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, September 20th: The She the People Summit, a national gathering of women of color transforming U.S. politics. Guest speakers include Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), civil rights icon Dolores Huerta, Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour, and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza, among others. The Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, San Francisco, CA. Click here for more information
Tuesday, September 25th - Wednesday, September 26th: National Action Network’s Annual Legislative and Policy Conference. Capitol Hill, DC. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, September 25th - Saturday, September 29th: NBMBAA 40th Annual Conference & Exposition. Detroit, MI. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 28th, 6P: MALDEF's 50th Anniversary San Antonio Gala featuring special guests, Antonia Hernández and Vilma Martínez, past MALDEF Presidents and General Counsels, and honoring former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, among others. The Westin Riverwalk, 420 W Market Street, San Antonio, TX. Click here for more information.
Thursday, October 4th: Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC hosts their 22nd annual American Courage Awards reception. Click here for more information.
Sunday, October 21st - Friday, October 26th: National Congress of American Indians’ 75th Annual Convention & Marketplace, “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.” Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St., Denver, CO. Click here for more information.
Sunday, October 28th - Tuesday, October 30thThe Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies' CityLab 2018, convene a summit to address the most urgent urban issues of our time. Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI. Click here for more information. 
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