Kamala Harris teams with Cory Booker to help MOMMIES & Admin targets Yale.
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September 27, 2018
Keith Ellison Asks for Ethics Probe, Michelle Obama Sits with Robin Roberts, and Nydia Velázquez Targets Sexual Harassment in Housing
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JUDGMENT DAY… SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school, are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee today at 10A EDT. AND THEN THERE WERE THREE… On Wednesday, a third woman accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school: Julie Swetnick, represented by Michael Avenatti, said she witnessed him and a friend trying to get teenage girls “inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped.’” STOP THE VOTESenator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) on Wednesday announced that he's seeking an injunction in federal court designed to stop a final vote on Kavanaugh, asserting an obstruction of his constitutional duty to advise and consent on nominees. WANNA BET? Elsewhere on Capitol Hill, the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations will convene for a highly anticipated hearing on the state of the legalized sports gambling market. It will be the first congressional hearing on the matter since the Supreme Court struck down a quarter-century federal ban on sports gambling. WASHINGTON IN DC… Actor Denzel Washington made his way to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to advocate for the Boys and Girls Club. CUE ALEC BALDWINThe president held his fourth press conference on Wednesday since he assumed office. He engaged reporters for 83 minutes, and it was … very … Trumpian. When does SNL return again? OFF TO AFRICA… First Lady Melania Trump announced that her solo Africa trip, which starts Monday, will include stops in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt. She plans to emphasize child welfare on her first-ever trip to the continent. MISS ME? Hillary Clinton is heading to Florida to campaign with gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, next month she’ll headline a fundraiser for Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ), and sources say she’ll join DNC Chairman Tom Pérez for a fundraising dinner in Chicago. RIGHT WINGS FLY… Fox News channel has gone from “We Report. You Decide” to “Opinion Done Right.” The conservative channel will officially unveil the new slogan tonight. JUMP IN THE CADILLAC, GIRL LET’S PUT SOME MILES ON IT… Cadillac is returning to Motown. General Motors is moving the headquarters back to Detroit, nearly four years after relocating the luxury brand’s home base to NYC’s trendy SoHo neighborhood. THROW SOME D’s ON IT… And catch this Beat! We’re kicking off your Thursday with this…
  • Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) aim to help MOMMIES.
  • Administration targets Yale over affirmative action.
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) works to get lead out of public housing drinking water.
  • Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) goes for the top post on Veterans’ Affairs.
  • House Republicans call Loretta Lynch to interview.
  • Black Economic Alliance announces Advisory Board.
Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Tina Smith (D-MN) with former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards over the weekend kicking off early voting in Minnesota.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with Montclair State University professor Anabella Poland, hosting College Radio Day on campus.  
Tammy Duckworth Intros Measure Aimed at Getting Lead Out of Public Housing
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
this week introduced bipartisan legislation to protect families living in assisted housing from lead found in drinking water. More than 4 million children in the U.S. are living in environments with lead-based paint, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lead exposure can have serious consequences for the health of children. At high levels of exposure, lead attacks the brain and central nervous system to cause coma, convulsions, and even death. Duckworth was joined by Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI), who represents Flint, in introducing the bicameral legislation. The Get the Lead Out of Assisted Housing Act would help protect families from lead exposure by requiring HUD to inspect for lead service lines, create a grant program to address lead contamination, and allow a cross-check for lead in water when remediating a home for lead found in paint. “It’s unacceptable that families who are trying to get ahead can get sick by drinking water in their own homes because the requirements to check for lead in water aren’t in place to protect them,” Duckworth said. “The threat of lead in drinking water is a national public health crisis and we have to do more to stop it. I will keep working to ensure every family in America – no matter where they live – has access to clean and safe drinking water.” Earlier this year HUD announced it is awarding $18 million to 20 public housing agencies across the country in an effort to identify and eliminate lead-based paint hazards in public housing. More here.

Cory Booker and Kamala Harris Intro Bill to Improve Medicaid for MOMMIES
U.S. maternal mortality rates increased by 26% between 2000 and 2014, with Black women three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday introduced legislation meant to reverse the rising maternal mortality rates and close the disparities that continue to put mothers and children of color at risk. The Maximizing Outcomes for Moms through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of Services (MOMMIES) Act aims to enhance coverage for pregnant women covered by Medicaid -- which covers nearly half of all births in the U.S. -- by extending coverage for women from 60 days to a full year after childbirth. The bill would also increase access to primary care providers and women’s health providers, establish a maternity care home demonstration project, and expand access to doula care. “Maternal mortality and morbidity, especially among communities of color, is an urgent public health issue that demands a comprehensive, proactive approach,” Booker said. Harris added that “The United States is the only industrialized country in the world where the maternal mortality rate is increasing, and Black women in particular are three to four times as more likely to die from a pregnancy-related health complication. This is an unacceptable health crisis in America and we must address it.” The lawmakers were joined in introducing the bill by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). More here.

Mark Takano Goes for Top Spot on House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA)
has officially launched his bid to serve as either the Chairman or the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs -- depending on if Democrats taking control of the lower chamber in November. The Committee oversees agencies, reviews current legislation, and recommends new bills or amendments concerning military veterans. The Committee is currently chaired by Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN), and the current Ranking Member is Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN), who is retiring from Congress to run for Governor of Minnesota. Takano is next in line in seniority. “Helping veterans access a career-ready education that leads to a good-paying job will continue to be among my highest priorities for the Committee,” Takano said in a letter to colleagues announcing his run and touting his successes on the Committee. “While timely and quality medical care is fundamental to supporting veterans, the foundation of financial security is equally important to a fulfilling civilian life.” The Congressman also serves as Whip of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and a Co-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus. He is Sansei -- the grandson of people born in Japan who immigrated to the U.S. His family was relocated and interned from California to a "War Relocation Camp" during World War II. The 57-year-old Harvard and University of California graduate taught high school for 23 years before being elected to Congress in 2013. Read his full letter here.

NY congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) on Tuesday talking to a young community member.
Democratic strategist and NBC contributor Cornell Belcher with attorney Michael Avenatti earlier this month at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation ALC afterparty in DC.
Nydia Velázquez Intros Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing 
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)
has introduced legislation to combat sexual harassment related to housing. The measure comes on the heels of a BBC report that exposed the dark reality that many women seeking housing assistance are coerced into sexual favors. These incidents often go unreported due to fear of losing their housing benefits or suffering other retaliation. According to the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, there were 800 complaints related to sex in Fiscal Year 2016. However, Velázquez argued those numbers likely do not provide a full accounting of the problem and said that there needs to be more specific data gathered on the topic. The Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention Act would ensure HUD proactively works with other agencies to collect information on sexual harassment and abuse claims related to housing. It would commission a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to study the effectiveness of existing initiatives at HUD to address sexual harassment, mandating that recommendations for improvement be issued. The bill would also establish an Interagency Task Force on Prohibitions Against Sexual Harassment that would implement the GAO’s recommendations and monitor any ongoing issues. “The first step to solving any problem is fully grasping its scope and this bill would ensure federal agencies are proactively looking at this issue,” Velázquez said. “We need a full accounting of how widespread this problem is and that requires different federal agencies to step up and tackle this issue head on.” More here.

Black Lawmakers Pen Critical Letter Over Trump Admin Proposal to Restrict Low-Income Immigrants
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) are criticizing the Trump administration’s latest proposal that would make it extremely difficult for many immigrants to come to the U.S. or receive green cards if they’re deemed likely to use public benefits like food stamps or Medicaid. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the CBC members wrote that the proposal is “impossible to divorce…from the administration’s ongoing attack against immigrants of color” and that it should be rescinded. “While it has not always lived up to its ideals, the United States strives to reward people based upon the merit of their actions, rather than the circumstances of their birth,” the lawmakers wrote. They argue that such a change would wrongfully force immigrants to give up essential services and would have a disproportionate impact on immigrants from the developing world. “Over the past 20 months President Trump has banned immigrants from Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, terminated Temporary Protected Status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, Nepal, Haiti, El Salvador, and Honduras, eliminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, attacked the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, severely curtailed the number of refugees admitted into the United States, and issued far fewer visas than previous administrations,” the letter reads. “These actions send a clear message of hostility toward immigrants across the nation and convey to the rest of the world that America is no longer committed to serving as a beacon of freedom and tolerance.” Read the full letter here.

First Responders Could be at Higher Risk of Suicide -- Ami Bera Wants to Change That
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and studies have indicated that first responders could be at a higher risk for suicide than other professions. To help address the mental health challenges firefighters, police officers, and other first responders face, Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) introduced the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome (HERO) Act. The bill, if enacted, would direct the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary to report to Congress each year on first responder suicide rates, including identifying risk factors, possible interventions, and recommended interventions for further study. The bill would also establish grants for peer-to-peer counseling for firefighters, and require HHS to develop and distribute best practices on the prevention and treatment of posttraumatic stress among first responders. “Losing even one life to suicide is too many and the HERO Act will give first responders access to more resources, more options for counseling, and encourage best practices to reduce suicide risk,” said Bera, who is a licensed medical doctor and served as Associate Dean of Admissions at the UC Davis School of Medicine and later as the Chief Medical Officer for the County of Sacramento before being elected to Congress. “This is a commonsense bill that can make a big difference.” More here

WaPo’s Jason Rezaian last week previewing his upcoming book, Prisoner, due out in January.
Actor Denzel Washington, who stopped by the Senate on Tuesday to advocate for the Boys and Girls Club, with Capitol Hill staffer Morgan Butler.
Michelle Obama Sits Down with Robin Roberts
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will give her first sit-down interview ahead of the release of her book, Becoming, to Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts. The interview will air during prime time, live from Chicago on November 13th -- the day the book is released. "In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others," Obama said in a statement when the book’s release was announced in February. "I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be." In advance of the book’s release, FLOTUS44 is on a Beyonce-style tour selling out stadium-sized venues across the country including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Pepsi Center in Denver, and the United Center in Chicago. And leading up to her book tour, Obama has been busy promoting get-out-the-vote efforts for the November election through her nonpartisan organization When We All Vote. We’re sure she’ll discuss her busy schedule in the interview. Will she discuss the current administration and political climate? Stay tuned. More here

Pitchfork Names New Editor-In-Chief
Puja Patel 
has been named Editor-in-Chief of Pitchfork -- an online magazine covering both indie and popular music and owned by Condé Nast. She will leave her post as the Editor-in-Chief at Spin, which she first joined in 2013, and then rejoined in September 2016 as its top editor. During her brief three-year hiatus from Spin, she served as a Senior Editor at Wondering Sound and Deadspin. Patel has contributed to MTV, the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, VICE, and Fader, among others. "I am honored to be joining Pitchfork as editor-in-chief," said Patel. "As a devoted reader of the publication for over a decade, I've long admired the site's thoughtful, in-depth writing and clear commitment to discovery and taste. Ryan has built Pitchfork into a special place for music obsessives with wide-ranging curiosity, and I'm so excited to helm and expand on that vision in the coming months." She begins her new role October 15th. More here.

CNN Politics Adds Fredreka Schouten
Fredreka Schouten
is joining CNN Politics as a National Political Reporter to cover money and politics. She most recently served as a Reporter for USA Today, where she has worked since 2006, focusing on money in politics. In her career, Schouten has covered everything from environmental issues and education to presidential campaigns and politics. The veteran journalist is a former City Editor of the Idaho Statesman, and Reporter and Bureau Chief with the Virgin Islands Daily News. She has reported for CNBC, Detroit Free Press, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arizona Republic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, The Indianapolis Star, Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Des Moines Register, among other outlets. 

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The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. on his first day of 6th grade in the early 90's.
Kansas congressional candidate Sharice Davis (D) celebrating her birthday in the 80’s.
Admin Probing Ivy Leagues Over Affirmative Action 
The Departments of Justice and Education have extended their investigation into alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants from Harvard University to Yale, Brown University and Dartmouth College. The investigation was made public in a letter from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to the Asian American Coalition for Education, which has challenged elite university admission practices claiming the schools hold Asian American applicants to a higher standard than students of other races and use an illegal quota to cap the number of admitted Asian American students. The Education Department said it is treating the allegations as three separate complaints and is only pursuing an investigation into Yale -- which, incidentally, has seen an increase in Asian American students. Over the last 15 years, the number of Asian Americans in Yale’s freshman class has grown from less than 14% to 21.7% of the class of 2022. Asian Americans make up the second-largest group of students in the freshman class of almost 1,600, after white students at 53%, according to school data. The Southeast Asian Resource Action Center, the only national civil rights organization devoted to empowering and uplifting the Southeast Asian American community, says that Asian Americans, by and large, are in favor of race-conscious college admissions policies. “Contrary to their claims, we know these race-conscious policies help our communities,” the organization said in a statement over the summer. The 2010 U.S. Census showed that more than 60% of Cambodian, Lao, and Hmong Americans lack a bachelor's degree, as do more than 50% of Vietnamese Americans. “Often members of these communities grow up in low-income neighborhoods and attend low-resourced schools that prevent students from being prepared for college. Therefore, Southeast Asian Americans and students of color benefit from affirmative action policies that look beyond test scores and that consider multiple factors when determining their potential.” More here.

States Challenge Trump Administration’s Plan to End TPS for Haitians
Seventeen states and DC are leading a coalition supporting plaintiffs fighting the Trump administration's decision to end temporary protected status (TPS) for thousands of Haitian nationals. Haitians became eligible for protections after the 2010 earthquake and 2016’s Hurricane Matthew. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke last November said TPS would be terminated for Haiti however because "those extraordinary but temporary conditions caused by the 2010 earthquake no longer exist," resulting in more than 60,000 Haitians to lose their TPS status in July. In Saget v. Trump, the states argue that revoking TPS from Haitian recipients -- many of whom have lived in the U.S. for decades and have U.S. citizen family members in their households -- will force families whose children were born in the U.S. to choose between keeping their family together and letting their children stay in America. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is co-leading the amicus brief, added that revoking TPS will only undermine the economy and public safety. “TPS holders are our neighbors and coworkers who have come to the United States seeking safety and stability,” the brief states. “Uprooting their lives does not improve our communities.” The brief also cited several studies concluding that the change in the Department of Homeland Security policy could drop U.S. gross domestic product by $2.7 billion, as well as result in the loss of $428 million in contributions to the welfare system. More here.
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) on Sunday with families and community members to celebrate the opening of the Wilmington Farmers Market in CA.
Future Majority Project’s Neri Martínez, Voto Latino’s María Teresa Kumar, and Black Women’s Congressional Alliance's Rhonda Foxx discussing politics and activism for a panel at The Wing in DC.
Keith Ellison Asks to be Investigated by House Ethics Committee
Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN)
, the Deputy Chair of the DNC, is asking to be investigated by the House Ethics Committee in an effort to clear his names. He was accused in August of domestic abuse by an ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, whom he dated and lived with in 2015 and 2016. Ellison, who is currently running for Attorney General in Minnesota, has repeatedly denied the allegations. Monahan’s son published a Facebook post in August claiming that Ellison had abused his mother. Among other things, the son asserted that he had found a video on his mother’s computer of Ellison “dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a ‘fucking bitch’ and telling her to get the fuck out of his house.” But Monahan has failed to produce any such video. At one point last month, she told CNN she didn’t know the whereabouts of the video.“I am taking this step now because I am innocent and eager to see this entire matter resolved,” Ellison said. “In addition to any House Ethics investigation, an independent investigation has been conducted by an independent attorney. I have complied fully with that investigation, the results of which should be made public soon.” More here.

House Republicans Call Loretta Lynch to Interview
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) issued requests for an interview with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch as soon as possible. The inquiry is related to a yearlong Republican-led investigation into whether anti-Trump bias infected the FBI’s Russia probe. The Committees also requested interviews with former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. Democrats on the Committees are livid over what they say was deception by the Committees’ Republicans arranging the interviews, suggesting they weren’t informed about the requests until after they had been made. In addition, the requests indicated Democrats had been CC’d, and thus had been informed of the interview requests. In fact, Politico reports that Democrats said Republicans had not informed them of the requests, giving the invited witnesses the false impression that the minority party was aware of what was transpiring. More here.

Congressman Jimmy Gómez (D-CA) heading to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala earlier this month.
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) last Thursday visiting Santa Monica on California Surfing Day.
TechNet Taps David London to Lead State Advocacy Efforts
David London 
has been named VP of State Policy and Politics for TechNet -- the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives. In his new role, he’ll lead TechNet’s advocacy efforts at the state level, and help advance pro-innovation policies across the U.S. He most recently served as Senior Director and Head of North America Government Affairs for ofo, the bike-sharing company, where he had responsibility for developing public policy strategy in cities across the U.S. Prior to joining ofo, London spent 12 years at eBay where he held several leadership positions in DC and Silicon Valley, including Head of State Government Relations, Head of Western States Government Relations, and Head of California Public Policy. In 2015, he became Head of Government Relations for the Americas, where he set the strategic direction for the public policy teams in the U.S. at the federal and state levels, Canada, and Latin America. Before that, he worked in Government Affairs for Cisco Systems in San Jose, California. The New Jersey City University graduate has also served as a Chief of Staff Maryland state Senator Ulysses Currie and in the Prince George's County State’s Attorney’s Office. He starts his new role October 9th and will be based in DC. More about London here.

Black Economic Alliance Announces Inaugural Advisory Board
The Black Economic Alliance -- a new organization focused on uplifting economic opportunities for African Americans through political action -- on Wednesday unveiled its inaugural Advisory Board. We reported earlier this month that the new members included former RNC Chairman Michael Steele; Ron Kirk, the former U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama; former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm; and Bakari Sellers, a former state representative in South Carolina and CNN commentator. Joining the 22-member Board is Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Heather McGhee, former President of progressive think tank Demos; Spencer Overton, policy expert and President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; Richard Parsons, newly appointed Interim Board Chair of CBS; Morgan DeBaun, CEO of Blavity; Steve Schmidt, Republican communications and public affairs strategist; William Cohen, Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton; Robert E. Rubin, Treasury Secretary under President Bill Clinton; Carol Sutton Lewis, attorney and Founder, Ground Control Parenting; Robert Raben, Democratic strategist and an Angel investor in The Beat DC; Carla Harris, Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management for Morgan Stanley; Caretha Coleman, former Chairman of the Board of Dignity Health; Ed Lewis, Co-Founder of Essence Magazine; Chris Lyons, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur; Sheila Marcelo, Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Care.com; Troy Carter, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Atom Factory; Kneeland Youngblood, Co-Founder of the private equity firm Pharos Capital Group, LLC; Bennie Wiley, President of the WIley Group. Executive Director Akunna Cook says the nonpartisan group will back candidates in competitive races, where there’s at least a 10% African American population. Mellody Hobson, the President of Chicago-based investment firm Ariel Investments, donated $250,000 to the group in June. The Black Economic Alliance is the first African American collective committed to promoting the Black community’s economic needs. It began with a meeting held last summer, where Black executives began brainstorming how to jointly organize a political action committee. “As we moved into 2017, we recognized that the stakes were very high in terms of the economic opportunities for all Americans,” said Co-Chairman Tony Coles. “We began asking, ‘What can we do?’ And we realized in that discussion that there was great power in the collective.” More about the group here.

FOMO
Today, 6P: A discussion on immigration and screening of INDIVISIBLE, a film which chronicles the lives of three Dreamers. Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), UnidosUS President Janet Murguía, Fuse CEO Michael Schwimmer, and representatives from the NAACP. Hosted by Fuse Media, UnidosUS, and the NAACP. W Hotel, 515 15th Street, N.W., DC. Click here for more information.

Today: Telemundo and Horowitz Research host an insights forum focused on the Hispanic and multicultural media environment at the Cultural Insights Forum, an annual multicultural conference for the media industry. Telemundo Center, 2350 NW 117th Place, Miami. Click here for more information.
Today - Saturday, September 29th: NBMBAA 40th Annual Conference & Exposition. Detroit, MI. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 28th, 1:30P: A fundraiser for Lauren Underwood for Congress hosted by Isaac FardjourChaka BurgessLauryl JacksonAlethia Jacksonand others. Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., DC. 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.
Monday, October 1st, 8:30A: The Marshall Project hosts, "What's The Story? Criminal Justice and Narrative Change." The convening will feature Sherrilyn IfillPresident and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, in conversation with Grover Norquist. Moderated by Bill Keller, Editor of The Marshall Project, and featuring an introduction by Weldon Angelos. The Google Space, 25 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., DC. Click here for more.
Monday, October 1st, 7:30P: Los Angeles Times Ideas Exchange hosts a conversation with DeRay Mckesson. DeRay will be joined by special guests for a live, no-holds-barred talk about inclusion, community, and progress designed to empower a new generation of leaders. The Theater at Ace Hotel. Los Angeles, CA. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, October 2nd: The Indian American Impact Project hosts Women Who Impact, an evening celebrating Indian American women advocates, influencers, and power brokers. Featuring Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA)Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), DNC CEO Seema Nanda, and others. Covington & Burling LLP, 850 10th Street N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 12:30P: Meet and greet for former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, candidate for U.S Senate, hosted by Marcus Sebastian Mason & Patrice Willoughby. Madison Group, 1030 15th St., N.W. Suite 1080 West, DC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, October 4th: Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC hosts their 22nd annual American Courage Awards reception. JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Monday, October 8th - Tuesday, October 9th: Black Enterprise's TechConneXt Summit featuring the first annual Black Tech Awards. Summit speakers include Damien Hooper-Campbell, Chief Diversity Officer at eBay, The Breakfast Club's Angela Yee, among othersSan Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, 1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA. Click here for more information.
Thursday, October 11th, 6P: The Muslim Public Affairs Council hosts the 2018 Empowering Voices Awards. Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., DC. 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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