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September 18, 2018
Ajit Pai Targets California, Van Jones Makes a Hire, and NBA Team Names VP of Diversity and Inclusion
I LOVE THE 90’s… That could be the title of this episode of the Trump presidency as his SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, will testify on Capitol Hill Monday alongside Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault -- a move very reminiscent of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill testimonies in 1991, where she too was questioned by a GOP panel of all white men. TRADE WAR … WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? Emboldened by good economic news, the president on Monday said that he would impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods which will likely deal a big blow to U.S. consumers. Still, Donald Trump kept up his offensive against Beijing, tweeting that his tariffs are working -- something most companies and economists disagree with. DECLASSIFIED… In an unprecedented move that stunned current and former intelligence officials, Trump on Monday ordered the public release of highly classified documents and text messages related to the FBI investigation into whether his campaign conspired with Russia. NO MORE HUDDLED MASSESSecretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the Trump administration would cap refugee admissions at the lowest levels since the refugee resettlement program began. The administration is required by statute to consult with the Senate and House Judiciary Committees regarding the proposed ceiling. However, an aide said that hasn’t happened. IS THIS BILL DOPE? In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the Senate on Monday evening overwhelmingly passed a sweeping package of bills aimed at addressing the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic. The package of 70 Senate bills costs $8.4 billion and creates, expands, and renews programs across multiple agencies. Still, critics say it doesn't go far enough to fully combat the crisis that deeply affects rural and urban communities. A COKE AND A SMILECoca-Cola is exploring the possibility of using CBD, a cannabinoid found in marijuana, as an infusion in “wellness beverages” to ease inflammation, pain, and cramping. TO THE MOON AND BACK… Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawais will be the first to book a trip as a private passenger with the commercial space company for a voyage to the moon that hasn't been attempted since NASA's Apollo missions ended in 1972. NOW TO THE STARS… At this year’s Emmy Awards, the talk about diversity didn’t quite translate to awards. Other than Thandie Newton, who won best supporting actress in Westworld, Regina King, who won best lead actress in a limited series for Netflix’s Seven Seconds, and RuPaul’s Drag Race, which won reality-competition program, voters in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences selected winners that looked pretty much like any Emmy night from five years ago. The House is out, the Senate is in. We’re kicking off Tuesday with this...
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) brings on a Deputy General Counsel. Meet her below.
  • Julie Chen leaves The Talk.
  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) reclaims congressional powers.
  • Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) aims to increase HBCU funding.
  • Meet the guy who just led the largest debut ever for a Black-led VC fund.
  • A Democratic nominee in California is beefing with the DCCC. Read to the bottom!
  • Catch The Beat DC's Tiffany D. Cross and Rev. Al Sharpton as they co-host Keepin' It Real at 1:20P EDT on SiriusXM ch. 126. Tune in!
PBS’ Alicia Menéndez at the PaleyFest red carpet last week in NYC.
WaPo’s Michelle Ye Hee Lee in New Orleans on Saturday holding an ode to cats.
Tulsi Gabbard Wants Congressional Approval Before Trump Takes U.S. to War
In response to the Trump administration’s recent foreboding of a military attack against Syria, Iran, and Russia, members Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced a bipartisan resolution to reclaim Congress’ war power authorities. The No More Presidential Wars Resolution would require the president to comply with the Constitution and obtain congressional authorization prior to the use of U.S. military force. If passed, the bill would specifically define presidential wars not declared by Congress as impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors,” and ban the president from perpetuating ongoing wars or supplying war materials, military troops, trainers, advisers, military intelligence, financial support, or their equivalent in association, cooperation, assistance, or common cause without first receiving congressional authorization. “Two days ago, President Trump and Vice President Pence delivered solemn speeches about the attacks on 9/11, talking about how much they care about the victims of al-Qaeda’s attack on our country. But, they are now standing up to protect the 20,000 to 40,000 al-Qaeda and other jihadist forces in Syria, and threatening Russia, Syria, and Iran, with military force if they dare attack these terrorists,” Gabbard said. “This is a complete betrayal of those killed on 9/11, first responders, our troops who were killed or injured in the fight against terrorism, and their families. It is a blatant violation of the Constitution, the War Powers Resolution, and U.S. law. Congress must re-assert its authority and take immediate action to prevent yet another illegal, costly, counterproductive Presidential war.” More here

Doug Jones Proposes Significant Funding Increase for HBCUs and Other Minority Serving Institutions
Senator Doug Jones (D-AL)
today introduced the Strengthening Minority-Serving Institutions Act which will increase mandatory funding levels from $255 million to $300 million for HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions of higher education. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently investigated the capital finance needs of HBCUs. Its report found that 46% of all HBCU buildings are in need of repair or replacement due to deferred maintenance. Compounding this challenge are the difficulties HBCUs face when attracting revenue from diverse sources and the smaller endowments they maintain, which can impact their credit rating. The GAO also found that HBCUs have endowments that are approximately half of those of similar non-HBCUs. None of the top 90 institutions with endowments over $1 billion are HBCUs. There are over 100 accredited HBCUs in the country. They enroll approximately 300,000 students, 80% of whom are African American and 70% are from low-income families. While HBCUs only make up 3% of the country’s colleges and universities today, they produce nearly 20% of all African American graduates. Should the measure pass, HBCUs would receive an increase of nearly $15 million in capacity-building funding and Hispanic-Serving Institutions would receive an increase in $17.5 million in capacity-building funding, with priority for STEM and Articulation programs. “These institutions are part of the fabric of our communities and the foundation of our higher education system. True to their resilience in the face of struggle, they have continued to achieve remarkable accomplishments despite many facing serious financial challenges,” Jones said. “The Strengthening Minority-Serving Institutions Act will help ensure these historic schools will be able to continue to provide exceptional educational opportunities to their students while improving their facilities and expanding opportunities for both students and educators.” More here.

Playwright and activist Lin-Manuel Miranda cuddling with Kira in London on Monday.
Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), and fellow traveler Corey at DC's airport over the weekend.
Doris Matsui Leads 90 House Members in Letter Condemning Trump’s Fuel Economy Proposal
Donald Trump’s proposal to weaken fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks could be his most consequential climate-policy rollback yet, increasing greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. by an amount greater than many midsize countries put out in a year. Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) on Wednesday led 90 House members in a letter opposing the effort. In August, the Trump administration announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to freeze the auto emission standards at the 2020 level through 2026, and threatened states’ authority to set their own greenhouse gas standards under the Clean Air Act. In a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, the members expressed their concern for American drivers and the auto industry, citing the numerous ways that the Obama-era standards have helped increase employment, protect public health, and slow the impact of climate change. “The NPRM is based on the faulty determination that the standards issued in 2012 are not feasible, a claim that the previous Administration’s 1,217-page Draft Technical Assessment Report proves to be false,” the letter reads. “We strongly oppose your proposed alternative, and urge you to withdraw this damaging, ill-considered proposal and engage immediately with all stakeholders to maintain the One National Program.” More here.

Raja Krishnamoorthi Wants to Make It Easier for H-1B Visa Holders to Switch Jobs
The U.S. currently makes 65,000 H-1B visas available each year for workers with a Bachelor’s, and 20,000 more are earmarked for those with Master’s degrees or higher. However, once the visa holder and their families are in the U.S., moving jobs and obtaining other legal status is extremely difficult. Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Mike Coffman (R-CO) want to fix these issues. The pair on Thursday introduced the Immigration Innovation Act, which would grant H-1B holders the flexibility to move to new jobs while allowing their spouses holding H-4 visas the right to continue their careers. The bipartisan legislation would also reduce the green card backlog by expanding education-based exemptions from per-country caps for H-1B holders and reducing demand by allowing U.S. university-educated professionals to apply directly for conditional green cards. To help improve the American education system, the legislation would direct all fees collected for H-1B visas and conditional Green Cards to state-administered funds to promote domestic STEM education and worker training. “To develop the skills of our domestic workforce, our bill increases investments in our education system to guarantee that American workers are trained for high-tech jobs. It also reforms the visa system for highly-skilled workers which allows American businesses to compete in the global economy,” said Krishnamoorthi. More here.

Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA) speaking with National Air Traffic Controllers Association advocates on Capitol Hill last week.
Investigation Discovery’s María Elena Salinas and Latino Decisions' Albert Morales last week launching a bilingual Latino empowerment campaign at the National Press Club.
Julie Chen Leaves The Talk
Julie Chen
is leaving CBS’ The Talk. The 48-year-old network personality, who is married to ousted CBS network chairman Leslie Moonves, will address the decision through a videotaped message to viewers on today's episode of the daytime talk show. Moonves was forced to resign after multiple women told The New Yorker that he sexually harassed or assaulted them. Chen will remain on Big Brother for now. She very publicly stood up for her husband by signing off from last Thursday's Big Brother by saying "I'm Julie Chen Moonves." In the past, she had not used his last name. More here.

TIME Magazine Announces New Hires
TIME Magazine has just announced several new hires. Tomi Omololu-Lange will join in as Associate Producer of Enterprise and Immersive Experiences.
Omololu-Lange has previously worked at Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Weddings, and on special issues for Condé Nast. The Rochester Institute of Technology graduate has also worked on photo research projects at Google for their Content and Community team. Gina Martínez joins the staff as a Reporter on the News Desk. Previously a freelance reporter for TIME, Martínez departs from the Times Ledger Newspapers, where she covered politics, crime, and breaking news in Queens. The Brooklyn native, who is fluent in English and Spanish, graduated from CUNY York College in 2016. Kat Moon joins as Associate Audience Engagement Editor. Moon was most recently an Audience Engagement Fellow at The Intercept. The bilingual journalist, who is fluent in English and Chinese, is a graduate of Columbia University and also holds a Master’s from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Abhishyant Kidangoor joins as an Associate Producer in Hong Kong. He previously served as a freelance producer in New York. In his new role, the bilingual storyteller, who is fluent in English and Hindi, will help bolster TIME’s video production efforts in Asia. The Vellore Institute of Technology graduate, who also holds a Master’s from Columbia University, is a member of the South Asian Journalists Association. Also joining the staff are Mark Hokoda as a Copy Editor, Judy Berman as Television Critic, and Annabel Gutterman as Associate Audience Engagement Editor. Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, on Sunday announced they plan to buy TIME for $190 million. More here.
FOX Spinoff Company Names Chief Legal Officer
Longtime 21st Century Fox board member Viet Dinh is stepping down to assume the role of Chief Legal and Policy Officer for the Fox -- the tentative name for the company that will consist of entertainment and news assets not being acquired by Walt Disney Co., including Fox News, Fox Sports, and the Fox broadcast network. In his new role, he will oversee legal, compliance, and regulatory matters, as well as government and public affairs, and will be a key player in establishing the new company leading up to the close of the merger. Dinh was most recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and had served on the 21st Century Fox Board since 2004. In 2003, Dinh founded Bancroft PLLC, a leading Supreme Court and high-stakes litigation firm until it was acquired by Kirkland. Dinh has also taught law at Georgetown University for more than 20 years and served as U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy from 2001 to 2003. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Dinh clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. More here.

Congressman Jimmy Gómez (D-CA), Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), APAICS CEO Madalene Mielke, and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) at the APAICS Policy Summit in DC earlier this month.
Director Spike Lee last week wearing a Colin Kaepernick shirt in support of his protest against racial injustice and police brutality.
First Black Man Appointed VP of Diversity and Inclusion for NBA Team
Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett
made NBA history as the first Black man to be appointed as VP of Diversity and Inclusion at an NBA team with BSE Global. The company -- which was formerly known as Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment Global -- develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, including the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, NHL’s New York Islanders, and the Barclays Center. The longtime academic and nonprofit administrator had previously served as VP of Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer at Cleveland State University. In his new role, he is responsible for creating innovative programming tailored for inclusion and cultural competence. He also provides leadership and support across multiple BSE’s brands. Since stepping into the role, he has established BSE Global’s Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Engagement Council At-Large which aims to cultivate a work environment that fosters upward mobility for all employees. Through the council, he is establishing a variety of business resources groups for African Americans, Hispanics, women, people with disabilities, and other minority workers. The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. member also previously served as Dean of Students at Central State University -- the Midwest’s only public HBCU -- where he also completed his undergraduate studies. He is a former Chair of the World Leadership Program, a White House Initiative designed to spark cultural understanding, learning and dialogue between graduate students and universities in the Middle East and the United States. He earned his Master’s from Princeton Theological Seminary, and another Master’s of Education and a Doctorate from the Urban Education Leadership Program at Columbia University. Besides Stinnett, there are just two other positions like this at the NBA team level, both held by African American women: Gail O’Bannon, VP of Diversity and Inclusion for the Dallas Mavericks, and Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Nzinga Shaw, who became the NBA’s first-ever diversity chief in 2014. More here.

Van Jones' #cut50 Hires Capitol Hill Alum
Van Jones’ #cut50, a bipartisan criminal justice reform initiative, has hired Michael McCree as a Policy Associate. In his new role, he’ll help lead their criminal justice reform legislative and campaign efforts on both the federal and state levels. Michael comes to #cut50 as a political advisor, researcher, and passionate criminal justice reform advocate. He previously he worked as a District Representative for California state Senator Nancy Skinner (D), where he worked on public safety and public health issues. The Oakland-born graduate of Saint Mary's College of California also served as a Staff Assistant in the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA). "I am here at #cut50 because I believe in second chances. I believe that a policy that invests in rehabilitation instead of punishment and public control leads public safety and community prosperity. I want to accomplish the elimination of racial disparity in our criminal justice system by empowering communities that have been impacted by the system and giving them a chance to tell their story to create that change. By working with like-minded individuals, my number one goal is to cut our prison population in half and enhance millions of lives that have been negatively impacted by the criminal justice system by bringing justice to the system." More here
Kamala Harris Adds Deputy General Counsel
Lauren Moore
has joined the office of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as Deputy General Counsel. Before making her way to Capitol Hill, Moore was a Senior Associate at the law firm WilmerHale. Prior to that, the 31-year-old clerked for Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for DC and the presiding judge for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and did her first stint at WilmerHale. The 2012 Harvard Law School graduate, who completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California in 2009, began her role last month. More about her here.

Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour voting last Thursday in the NY primary.
Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX), brand ambassador CJ Johnson, and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro last week at the CHCI dinner in DC.
Ajit Pai Slams California Net Neutrality Measure
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says California's newly passed net neutrality bill is “egregious,” “radical, anti-consumer,” and “illegal.” California state Senator Scott Wiener (D), who authored the net neutrality bill that passed California's legislature and now awaits the signature of Governor Jerry Brown (D), says the measure is necessary and legal because “Chairman Pai abdicated his responsibility to ensure an open Internet." The FCC voted last year to terminate net neutrality nationwide, in a move unpopular with consumers. The action benefits big telecom companies by effectively choking less-profitable content providers that couldn’t afford the higher costs of the content blocking and fast-track systems. The California bill enacts even stricter net neutrality rules than those the FCC recently overturned. While the measure would prevent internet providers from selectively offering free data on specific apps -- their own apps or apps from companies that can afford to pay them -- they are not banned from offering free data on an entire category of apps. That means internet providers in California could still, for instance, offer free data on all music streaming apps. Once the measure becomes law, the next face-off will likely take place in the courts. A group of 22 state Attorneys General and DC, representing more than half of the nation’s population, last month asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate the Barack Obama administration’s net neutrality regulations. More here.
Twitch Hires First Head of Diversity and Inclusion and New Head of HR
Twitch has brought on Katrina Jones as its first-ever Head of Diversity and Inclusion. The streaming giant also named Sudarshana Rangachary as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Jones joins Twitch from Vimeo, where she was the Director of People & Inclusion. The University of Texas at Austin graduate, who has a Master’s from Catholic University, previously worked as the Global Inclusion & Diversity Manager at consulting firm Accenture. Jones also worked in human resources at the law firm Latham & Watkins, Year Up, and at the National Institutes of Health. Rangachary was most recently the VP of Human Resources for Gap Inc.’s Athleta and Global Supply Chain. The double Stella Maris College graduate, who also has a second Master’s from Michigan State University, was the VP of Human Resources at Avery Dennison and worked in HR at Honeywell. Rangachary began her new position at Twitch's San Francisco headquarters on Monday, and Jones will start on October 1st. More here.
Meet Adeyemi Ajao -- He Just Led the Largest Debut Ever for a Black-Led VC Fund
Base10 Partners on Monday announced the launch of a $137 million fund -- the largest venture capital Black-led fund to date -- which will invest in early-stage startups that will use AI to change industries by empowering workers instead of automating them out of jobs. The fund is headed by Managing Partner Adeyemi Ajao, who is of Nigerian and Spanish descent. Before Base10, Ajao had a successful career as an entrepreneur and investor, including co-founding Tuenti (the “Spanish Facebook,” which was acquired by Telefonica in 2010 for $100m) and Identified, and he was a founding investor in Cabify (the largest ridesharing company in Latin America currently valued at more than $1 billion). Ajao joined Workday as part of the Identified acquisition and was responsible for Technology Strategy and in particular Workday’s efforts in Data & Applied AI. As an angel investor, Ajao has participated in more than 40 deals including companies like Dollar Shave Club, RelateIQ, Jobr, Instacart, and Reflektive. He also volunteers with CODE2040 which tries to create access, awareness, and opportunities for gifted Black and Latino engineering talent. He holds a Master’s from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and also holds a J.D. in Law and an M.S. in Economics from Icade University in Spain. Base10 will back companies in industries like real estate, construction, waste management, and logistics -- what Ajao calls “automation for the real economy” and “solving problems for 99 percent of people.” The initial Base10 fund will not focus on investment that supports African or Latino founders as a primary directive, but it is being led by Ajao, who believes Silicon Valley has an elite bias. “Do we feel a little bit of a responsibility? Like … ‘hey, you should help Silicon Valley be more aware of global issues.’ Yes,” Ajao said. “I try to spend a lot of time meeting with founders that either look different or are trying to make it here.” More here.
Google’s Albert Sanders, campaign gure Nadia Garnett, and Emerson Street Strategy Group’s Henry Stewart over the weekend at the CBCF ALC dinner in DC.
UC Riverside student Mark Sebarrotin kicking off campaign season with Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) last week in CA.
California Democratic Nominee Andrew Jans Beefs with DCCC
Andrew Janz
is the Democratic nominee trying to unseat Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) in the state’s 22nd Congressional District, but Politico reports that he’s also in another battle with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Despite being one of the party’s top online fundraisers this year, raking in more than $1 million in July alone from small donors through the online Democratic fundraising platform, he says he can’t get the DCCC to return his calls. The 34-year-old prosecutor says the Dem’s House campaign arm has cut him out of promised fundraising money and frozen him out in his bid to unseat Nunes, who happens to be a top ally of Donald Trump known for his efforts to delegitimize the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. A poll released on Monday showed Janz just six points behind Nunes. California’s 22nd Congressional District, which is centered in the San Joaquin Valley, is comprised of a majority of people of color (2.8% Black, 7.3% Asian, and 44.8% Hispanic). Janz is a first-generation American. His mother is from Thailand and his father is from Canada. The DCCC has not included Janz in its “Red to Blue” program, designed for top-tier candidates in the nation’s most competitive House races. Janz was not invited to appear with former President Barack Obama at a DCCC event in Anaheim this month, saying the event was limited to Democrats running in seven Republican-held House districts in California that Hillary Clinton carried in 2016. A DCCC aide told Politico that the Committee continues to monitor the situation, and that a political staffer assigned to the race has been in the Central Valley twice. The aide said the DCCC “has never offered any aid to Janz that it hasn’t delivered.” Janz said, “We don’t need their help. … We are fine without them at this point. I just question sometimes their motives, and I question their competency.” More here.

Today - Friday, September 21st: The Tri-Caucus Staff Associations host “Securing the Dream,” a week for honoring an developing congressional staff of color. Daily events will be held on Capitol Hill. 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: The Washington Area Boys and Girls Clubs of America host the National Youth of the Year Gala with special guest, Denzel Washington. VIP reception and Gala to follow. National Building Museum, 401 F Street, N.W., DC. Click here to learn more.
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.
Wednesday, September 26th, 6P: The Constitutional Accountability Center hosts “CAC@10: A Decade of Progress, A Charge for the Future.” Honorees include former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Shirley Higuchi, and Brittany Packnett, Co-Founder of Campaign Zero. Mayer Brown, 1999 K St 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 the 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.
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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