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October 22, 2018
Ben Carson Slips Again, Ted Lieu Targets Saudi Deal, and Dick Parsons Out at CBS
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GIVE US YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED MASSES? Thousands of Central Americans resumed their journey northward on Sunday despite a Mexican government order to submit to processing by the immigration authorities. BIG BRAIN ABOUT-FACEDonald Trump is now accusing the Saudi government of “deception” in its account of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death. The president previously said he found credible the kingdom’s explanation that the journalist was accidentally killed during a fight with Saudi operatives. WHAT TAX CUT? The president has promised a new middle-income tax cut plan that would land days before the midterm election -- a move aimed at boosting the Republican party’s chances of holding its Congressional majorities. But GOP tax policy-makers know nothing about it. LGB BUT NO T… The Trump administration is reportedly considering classifying gender as determined by genitalia at birth, part of a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition of transgender people. The new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who identify as a gender other than the one they were born into. NOT EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS... Donald Trump will rally for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today in Houston at the Toyota Center. Despite promising a big crowd at “the biggest stadium in Texas” he could find, Trump booked a venue with a capacity of just 18,043. They said everything else was booked. Buuut … NRG Stadium has a capacity of 71,500 and is unbooked today. WHY GOD? A radio ad in Arkansas invoked lynchings to court Black voters claiming that “white Democrats will be lynching Black folk again.” Trevor Noah has a plan. STEALTH MODEThe Daily Show host offered a scheme to fight voter suppression by encouraging every Black person in America to register as a Republican. NOBODY WINS WHEN THE FAMILY FEUDS… Carolina Panthers’ Eric Reid and Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins almost came to blows before their game on Sunday over the NFL Players Coalition’s talks with the NFL to end the peaceful protests if the league donated $90 million to causes related to social inequality. After the game, Reid called Jenkins a “sellout” and a “neo-colonialist.” BALL TILL YOU BRAWL… Meanwhile, Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo, and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay on Sunday for an on-court fight at the Lakers’ home opener. Guys … if you read The Beat every morning, you’d save the beat downs for more worthy issues. It’s crazy out here. We’re kicking off the week with this…
  • Andrew Gillum squared off with GOP opponent in first Florida gubernatorial debate.
  • Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) wants answers from the administration on its weakening of public access to endangered species records.
  • About that Saudi Arabia arms deal -- Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) wants oversight.
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation names a new President. Read to the bottom.
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) aims to LIFT middle class out of poverty.
  • NYT and The Atlantic announce hires.
Congressman Jimmy Gómez (D-CA) and MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid on-set from Politicon in LA over the weekend.
Women’s March co-organizers Linda Sarsour, Tamika D. Mallory, and Carmen Perez (and her newborn, Jerron) on Saturday for a benefit concert in LA.
Kamala Harris Aims to LIFT the Middle Class Out of Poverty
With the midterms just two weeks away, and as chatter around the possible 2020 presidential contenders grows louder, Democrats are announcing their support for proposals to replace the $1.5 trillion GOP tax plan with savings for the middle and lower class. The latest possible 2020 contender to embrace such a proposal is Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who announced the LIFT (Livable Incomes for Families Today) the Middle Class Act last week -- a plan that she says would give working families back up to $6,000 and individuals back up to $3,000 each year. Families could opt to receive the money in a lump sum after filing their annual tax return or in monthly installments of $250 to $500, Harris said adding that this could help reduce reliance on payday lenders. The credit would be refundable, which means workers would receive the money even if they don’t owe any taxes. Households earning up to $100,000 would be eligible. “Americans are working harder than ever but stagnant wages mean they can’t keep up with cost of living increases,” said Harris. “We should put money back into the pockets of American families to address rising costs of childcare, housing, tuition, and other expenses. Our tax code should reflect our values and instead of more tax breaks for the top 1% and corporations, we should be lifting up millions of American families.” The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy estimates the LIFT Act would impact one in every two workers and two out of every three children in America. More here.
Raúl Grijalva Pushes for Answers on Administration’s Weakening of Public Access to Endangered Species Records
The Trump administration is reportedly moving to restrict the release of information about its decisions on endangered species, according to a new guidance it has issued to employees. Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), the Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, worries that Interior’s withholding of important documents could increase, making it more difficult to challenge decisions that cause harm to imperiled species. The Congressman sent a letter on Friday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke seeking information about the new guidance issued to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) employees which restricts information released through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests specifically related to the Endangered Species Act. In his letter, Grijalva raises concerns that an internal document recommended less transparency when responding to FOIA requests involving endangered species decisions. Specifically, the new guidance signaled “that records that could undermine positions taken by the FWS in court should be reviewed and possibly withheld.” Grijalva wrote that the “guidance undermines the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, and it significantly hinders the ability of the American people to hold their federal government accountable for its actions.” He expresses particular concern about the apparently intentional hiding of information on controversial projects like the Keystone XL pipeline -- which was met with great resistance from the Native American and environmental communities. Read the full letter here.

Ted Lieu Wants Oversight Over Arms Deal as Saudi Alliance Comes Under Scrutiny
The U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia has come under scrutiny since Riyadh stands accused of orchestrating the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Donald Trump has insisted that he would not scrap the mega arms and investment deal, worth $450 billion. Khashoggi’s murder caps years of growing dissatisfaction about the Saudi alliance, and Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) wants the House to have more oversight over arms deals. He and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) introduced the Arms Sale Oversight Act. The measure would align House procedures for reviewing major arms sales with existing Senate procedures under the Arms Export Control Act. The bill makes it possible for any House member to force debate on the House floor in the event that the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) does not debate a contested arms sale. “The Arms Export Control Act is meant to guarantee Congress oversees U.S. arm sales but the current procedures often leave HFAC members in the dark,” Lieu said. “In a time where arms sales with countries like Saudi Arabia are worthy of intense Congressional scrutiny, House Members shouldn’t face roadblocks to doing our jobs. Like our Senate colleagues, we should have the opportunity to thoroughly evaluate and debate arms sales to make sure they’re in our nation’s best interest.” Trump has said he’ll be working on this with Congress but would prefer that “we don’t use as retribution canceling $110 billion worth of work, which means 600,000 jobs.” But here are the actual receipts: The president is incorrect to suggest that he has $110 billion in military orders from Saudi Arabia. A far smaller amount in sales has actually been signed -- $14 billion. And the president’s own State Department has estimated “potentially tens of thousands” of jobs. Not 600,000. More on Lieu’s bill here.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday looking at the first copies of her upcoming book, Becoming.
MSNBC’s Mariana Atencio on assignment in Mexico on Saturday to cover the migrant caravan.
Did Trump Interfere with Moving FBI HQ? Elijah Cummings is on the Case.
Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight, and four of his Democratic colleagues want to know if Donald Trump personally intervened on moving FBI HQ in order to prevent competition and help protect business for his hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC. They sent a letter to Emily Murphy, the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), to ask her for more information about Trump's role in the story. New documents obtained by lawmakers show that an expensive plan to keep the existing FBI property, demolish the existing building, and construct a new facility on the same site -- thus preventing commercial developers from competing with the Trump Hotel directly across the street -- was approved during a meeting with Trump at the Oval Office on January 24th, 2018. These new documents include emails that describe this decision as “direction from the White House,” “what POTUS directed everyone to do,” and “the project the president wants.”  The new documents also show that top GSA officials promised to “hold our ground” on this proposal “per the President’s instructions.” The administration claims the Dems are wrong about the issue. WH Press Secretary Sarah Sanders claimed Trump “wanted to save the government money." However, a financial analysis conducted by the GSA's Inspector General said that constructing a new FBI building in downtown DC "would actually be more costly" than relocating the bureau. And the GSA argued that the emails Democrats cited were taken out of context. Cummings and his colleagues are demanding answers nonetheless. “As a direct result of President Trump’s clear conflict of interest on this matter, we are now requesting information and documents to determine whether the President is making decisions about the FBI headquarters building based on what is best for the country or what is best for his own financial bottom-line,” the Democratic members wrote in their letter. More here.
Bobby Scott Wants to Know Why Betsy DeVos is Denying Nearly All Student Loan Forgiveness Applicants
A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that more than 99% of applicants to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program have been denied. Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and his colleagues want Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to explain why. The PSLF allows Direct Loan borrowers who make qualifying monthly payments under a repayment plan, while working full-time in qualifying jobs such as teaching, social work, first response, and other careers in public service, to have the remainder of their balance forgiven. Scott helped lead more than 150 Democratic colleagues in a letter calling on DeVos to turn over more information regarding what he calls the Department’s flawed handling of the PSLF program. The lawmakers are also demanding the office act quickly to address the issue. They call on DeVos to provide a timeline for implementing the recommended fixes the GAO recommended in their report, give Congress a copy of the Department’s corrective action plan, and detail the Department’s plan to reach out to all Direct Loan borrowers about PSLF and to fully digitize the employment certification and application process. “Consumer advocates, state regulators, Members of Congress, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and GAO have all repeatedly raised alarms about the Department’s handling of the PSLF program,” they wrote. “Not only has this Administration ignored the mounting warning signs about ... but it has actively reduced oversight of student loan servicers—thereby contributing to the current problems in student loan servicing. ... We are deeply troubled that millions of dedicated public servants may not obtain the loan forgiveness that they deserve if the Department does not act quickly to correct program implementation issues.” Co-leading the letter with Scott were Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), as well as House colleagues Susan Davis (D-CA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD). More here.
The Curious Case of Ben Carson’s Aide: Was She Going to Interior or Not?
News emerged last week that HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced that Suzanne Tufts, a HUD official and Republican operative with no ethics review experience, would be moving to the Department of the Interior to take over as Inspector General. The move would put Tufts in charge of ethics probes at Interior, including the ethics investigations into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke over his and his wife’s travels, political activities, and relations with industry groups. However, Interior Department officials on Friday said that they had not approved the hiring of Tufts and called the announcement by Carson “100 percent false information” -- effectively placing the blame over the noise surrounding Tufts’ move on Carson. Interior did admit that the White House had referred Tufts to it as a potential candidate for a position in the IG’s office. But Democrats are not convinced the administration is giving all of the details, and they want more details and insight about what Carson and Zinke knew. “This administration can’t stop embarrassing itself or keep its story straight for five minutes,” said Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), the Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee. “If the Interior Department’s explanation is that Secretary Carson doesn’t know what his own staff are doing, they should explain whether Ms. Tufts is needed at HUD or not. ... If they’re trying to shift blame for their latest scandal and backtrack while there’s still time, they should just say so. Either way, nobody is buying this explanation and we’re not going to stop pressing for answers.” More here.

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Andrew Gillum Squares Off with GOP Opponent 
Florida gubernatorial candidate Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum squared off with his Republican opponent, Ron DeSantis, in a rapid-fire, one-hour debate. Gillum accused DeSantis of being a foot soldier for Donald Trump’s agenda, calling the former Congressman an “acolyte” to the president. “Donald Trump is weak and he performs as all weak people do,” Gillum said. “They become bullies.” DeSantis tried to cast himself as a law-and-order candidate, repeatedly raising his tenure in the Navy, his experience as a prosecutor, and his endorsements from sheriffs. Meanwhile, Gillum defended his record in Tallahassee City Hall, saying that the state capital’s overall crime rate was going down, and vowing to build cooperation between law enforcement and the communities they are sworn to protect. On immigration, DeSantis stressed the need to detain and deport undocumented immigrants that commit crimes in Florida. Gillum called for comprehensive immigration reform and hit Congress for failing to pass legislation to address the matter holistically. DeSantis, who has spoken at conferences affiliated with white supremacist and was an administrator of a Facebook page promoting racist memes, was forced to confront racist comments he made about Gillum when he went on Fox News and warned Floridians not to "monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda" by voting for Gillum, who stands to be the state's first African American Governor. Gillum managed to raise the issue of healthcare and highlighted that DeSantis has not released a healthcare policy plan during the campaign. The pair differed not only on their polar opposite policy positions, but also on matters of integrity and character. Most polls suggest the race is effectively tied, as is typical in the battleground state. Watch the full debate here.
Asian American Voters Could Be Deciding Factor in 27 Districts 
There are numerous competitive House races that are now considered toss-ups. What do all these districts have in common? A sizable Asian American population. AAPIData’s Sono Shah and Karthick Ramakrishnan reviewed the electoral map analyzing districts where AAPIs represent at least 5% of qualified voters. They found 27 congressional districts spanning 11 states, including in places where AAPIs are a fast-growing segment of the population. The sheer number of ‘toss-up’ seats with significant AAPI eligible voters this year is 11 -- meaning in these close races, this population of voters can make the deciding difference. In California, where the AAPI population is the largest in the country, there are nine races where AAPIs make up a significant portion of the voters. A total of five are rated as toss-up seats currently held by Republicans. Among Asian American voters, the Democratic Party holds a sizable advantage on most issues, with the greatest gaps found on the environment, racial discrimination, health care, and gun control, while the Republican Party fares stronger on issues like taxes, jobs, and the economy. More here.
PACs Raise Millions to Motivate Black Voters
The Black Economic Alliance PAC and Black Economic Alliance Fund on Friday announced a $2.6 million campaign to mobilize Black voters in 15 key races ahead of next month’s midterm elections. Candidates they are supporting include Democratic gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum (FL) and Ben Jealous (MD); MS Democratic senatorial candidate Mike Espy; as well as Democratic congressional candidates Debbie Murcarsel-Powell (FL), Lauren Underwood (IL), Steven Horsford (NV), Antonio Delgado (NY), and Colin Allred (TX). The campaign will help engage and mobilize Black voters through a variety of tactics, including polling, radio, digital advertising, door-to-door canvassing, SMS texting, and direct mail. “For far too long, many of our nation’s elected officials have been crafting policies that contribute to the economic disenfranchisement of millions of Black people across the country,” said Gerald Adolph, Board Member of the Black Economic Alliance PAC. “By investing nearly $3 million in targeted gubernatorial, congressional and senate races, we can help ensure that candidates rallying for policies that lead to better employment opportunities and wages for Black Americans are victorious in November.” Their announcement comes as the BlackPAC also announced an $8 million push to mobilize voters through mailers and radio ads in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana, Nevada, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, and California. And the nonpartisan Black Progressive Action Coalition, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with BlackPAC, will team up with local advocacy groups to speak to voters about the issues and ballot measures to restore voting rights for people with felony convictions in Florida and criminal justice changes in Ohio. More here.
ID Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan celebrating Indigenous People’s Day in Boise earlier this month.
Airbnb’s Janaye Ingram in Cabo last week celebrating her birthday.
CBS Shake-Up Continues as Richard Parsons Steps Down
The CBS Corp. Board of Directors announced Sunday evening that media entrepreneur Strauss Zelnick has replaced the newly appointed Richard Parsons as Chairman. Regular Beat DC readers will recall that CBS Corp. had added Parsons as one of six new Board members to help oversee its transition to new leadership after the departure of CBS’ longtime leader, Leslie Moonves, who resigned as CEO amid allegations of sexual harassment. Then, Parsons was named Interim Chairman of the Board later that same month. Parsons cited health reasons for his decision to step down in a statement. “As some of you know, when I agreed to join the board and serve as the interim chair, I was already dealing with a serious health challenge – multiple myeloma – but I felt that the situation was manageable,” he stated. “Unfortunately, unanticipated complications have created additional new challenges, and my doctors have advised that cutting back on my current commitments is essential to my overall recovery.” Parsons is widely known as a stabilizing force -- he led Time Warner after its disastrous merger with AOL, helped Citigroup after the 2008 recession, and was called in to help rehab the LA Clippers. Parsons did not announce if he was stepping down from his other duties. He is Co-Founder and Partner of Imagination Capital, a venture capital firm launched in November. He also has been a Senior Advisor for private equity firm Providence Equity Partners since 2009. The Brooklyn native played an important role in identifying the most recently added slate of CBS Directors. More here.
Yahoo Finance Names Live Events Producer
Lulu Chiang
has joined Yahoo Finance as Senior Executive Producer for Live Events. In her new role, she’ll be responsible for scaling the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit series and facilitating the appearances of world-renowned public figures at Yahoo Finance events. Chiang most recently served as a Senior Producer for CBS News, where for six years, she oversaw breaking news coverage and guest bookings for the network’s flagship programs. During her tenure, Chiang received the duPont-Columbia Award for her breaking news coverage of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and also received an Emmy Award for her coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Chiang was also a Senior Producer and Senior Field Producer for NBCUniversal after working as the Senior Field Producer and Senior Booker for CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo. The NYU graduate began her career at CNN. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association. More about her here.
Hearst Magazines Names New SVP of Human Resources
Hearst Magazines has named Keesha Jean-Baptiste their new SVP of Human Resources. She was most recently the SVP of Talent, Engagement, and Inclusion at the American Association of Advertising Agencies, where she oversaw the Association's legacy talent pipeline initiatives. She also worked at Wieden+Kennedy, where she first served as a Recruiting Manager, and then as Director of Talent and Human Resources. The James Madison University graduate, who also earned her Master’s from Emerson College and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., also served as a Director at global marketing agency Digitas and Essence. “Hearst Magazines is a company filled with creators, makers and innovators and a unique culture that I admire,” Jean-Baptiste said. “I’m looking forward to working with the teams and to contributing to the organization’s future with human-centered HR and talent strategies.” She begins her new role on November 12th. More here
Hoboken, NJ Mayor Ravi Bhalla with Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) at a rally in Jersey City to support Senator Bob Menéndez’s (D-NJ) re-election campaign.
ESPN’s Cari Champion, black-ish’s Miles Brown, and The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill in LA on Saturday after a Lakers game.
NYT Opinion Adds Kate Elazegui
Kate Elazegui
is joining The New York Times as the Design Director for the Opinion section, a newly created position. In her new role, she’ll be tasked with the design and presentation of the Times’ journalism. She previously served as the Creative Director for FiveThirtyEight, the statistics-driven news website best known for its presidential election forecasts. During her five year tenure there, she produced various projects including a series analyzing the 2016 election, a feature on guns and domestic violence, and a list of the best 50 Black athletes. She has worked as the Managing Art Director at Pentagram, and before that held several Director positions at Punch Media, New York Magazine, and Vanity Fair. The 1996 School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate begins her new role on October 25th. More here.
The Atlantic Builds Its Comms Team
Hugo Rojo
will join The Atlantic's communications team as a Manager. Rojo was most recently a Social Media Communications Manager at NPR, where he was responsible for on-site and event PR/social media strategies and execution at conferences, meetings, and events. The El Paso native also served as a Junior Publicist, where he drove publicity and coverage around podcast launches such as Hidden Brain, Embedded, Code Switch, and How I Built This. The bilingual PR professional, who is fluent in English and Spanish, joined NPR in 2015 as a Media Relations Associate. The 2015 University of Texas at Austin graduate begins his new role on November 5th. More about him here
MSNBC commentator Jason Johnson and The Fowler Show’s Richard Fowler at Politicon in LA over the weekend.
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) visting the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation on Friday in Las Vegas.
Airbnb Staffs Up
Airbnb has brought on Musa Tariq as Global Head of Marketing for Airbnb Experiences -- a newly created position at Airbnb. In this new role, Tariq will oversee the marketing of products like Airbnb Trips. The London School of Economics graduate was most recently the VP and Chief Brand Officer for Ford. He had previously worked for Apple, Nike, Burberry, and Deloitte Consulting. "Experiences are the undercurrent of culture and there is no company better positioned than Airbnb to build an experiences-focused business that transforms the way people see and interact with the world around them,” Tariq said. “I have always admired the company’s mission to belong anywhere and this exciting part of the business unlocks a completely new opportunity to continue to deliver on that promise.” And in September, Airbnb appointed Vinayak Hegde as the VP of Global Growth and Performance Marketing and Traffic, where he will lead performance marketing across all its businesses. Before joining Airbnb, Hegde was Senior Vice President and Global CMO of Groupon. The National Institute of Technology Karnataka graduate has also spent time at Amazon, Oracle, and Verifone. More here.
New President and CEO for the Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation announced on Thursday that Lisa Hamilton will become the Foundation’s next President and CEO. The Atlanta native -- who most recently served as EVP and Chief Program Officer of the organization -- joined the Foundation in 2011 as VP of External Affairs. Hamilton led the creation of Casey’s first "Race for Results" report in 2014, which measured how children from different racial and ethnic backgrounds were faring on key milestones from birth to adulthood and served as a springboard for efforts to promote equity and inclusion for children, families, and communities of color. Prior to joining the Foundation, the University of Virginia graduate, who also holds a law degree from the University of Michigan, spent 14 years at UPS. There, she held positions in corporate tax and public affairs before advancing to President of the UPS Foundation. She ultimately served as VP of Corporate Public Relations. “For nearly eight years, I’ve been able to help change the odds for young people all over the country,” Hamilton said. “Along with our partners and grantees, we have made great progress in some areas, but we have so much more to accomplish to ensure systems, policies and institutions are designed to connect children and their families with opportunity, particularly those who have been denied opportunity for generations. I look forward to building on our efforts to score victories for children when I step into this new role.” Hamilton assumes the position on January 1st, 2019. More here.

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Today - 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.
Today - Friday, November 2nd: The March on Washington Film Festival holds Legacy 21st: an online summit of arts & ideas 50 years after King. Click here for more information
Sunday, October 28th - Tuesday, October 30thThe Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies' CityLab 2018, 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.
Thursday, November 15th - Friday, November 16th: Men of Color in Communications Business Summit, a two-day conference bringing together more than 300 men of color in marketing, advertising, media, PR, and the digital space. Speakers include Jeffrey Litvack, CEO, AdweekRodney Williams, CEO, Belvedere Vodka; Jana Fleishman, EVP Strategic Marketing, Roc Nation (JAY-Z's Publicist); and many more. Bloomberg Corporate Headquarters, 731 Lexington Avenue, NYC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, November 28th: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute convenes a tech summit. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
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