CBC Member wants apology for the War on Drugs and Raj Shah may leave the WH
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June 14, 2018
Black Caucus Chair Blasts Senate Leadership, Eric Holder Sues Three States, and London Breed Becomes First Black Woman Mayor of San Francisco
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DREAM CHASERS… House Republicans are looking to the president to help them pass a GOP solution for “Dreamers.” But even if Donald Trump weighs in, it’s unclear that the bill will make it across the finish line. WHITE HOUSE V. SENATEThe administration is trying to remove Senate language that severed a lifeline Trump extended to ZTE, taking steps to head off a bipartisan effort to use a must-pass defense bill to reinstate a ban on sales of U.S. components to the Chinese telecommunication company. TOUGH GUYThe President of the United States lauded praise on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, who has directed murders of family members and starved his own people. “He’s a tough guy. Hey, when you take over a country, tough country, with tough people, and you take it over from your father … if you can do that at 27 years old, I mean that’s one in 10,000 that could do that. So he’s a very smart guy. He’s a great negotiator. But I think we understand each other,” Trump said during a Fox News interview. CUPPINGThe World Cup begins today, with the host, Russia, playing Saudi Arabia in the opening game. And in another faceoff… BATTLE OF THE BAYOU BREAUXS… One year after Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) was seriously wounded by a gunman, he will take the field tonight in the charity Congressional Baseball Game in DC to face off with his hometown friend and baseball foe, former Morehouse pitcher and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA). CRUZN FOR A BRUISIN’… And on Saturday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is set to play late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in a one-on-one charity basketball game at Texas Southern University. Be prepared to look at the warmup the way Lebron looked at JR. Now it’s time for everyone to get Beat. We’re kicking off your Thursday with this…
  • Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA) wants to stop virtual currency from being used is sex and drug trafficking.
  • AAPI voters flex power in swing states.
  • Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) intros anti-lynching legislation.
  • Native American disenrollment increases.
  • Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has a request for Donald Trump.
  • We're throwin' it back today. See who below.
Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) on Tuesday supporting New American Leaders' #ReadytoLead campaign.
 Singer Ciara, Will Bumpus Jr. with his mom CBS News’ Gayle King, and Lewis Hamilton during the weekend at the Formula 1 race in Canada.
Juan Vargas Wants to Stop Virtual Currency Being Used in Drug and Sex Trafficking 
Congressman Juan Vargas (D-CA)
introduced the Fight Illicit Networks and Detect Trafficking Act. This bipartisan bill, introduced with Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-PA), would require the Comptroller General of the United States to study how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to facilitate sex or drug trafficking and propose regulatory and legislative actions to put an end to the activities. Through the Comptroller General’s findings and proposals, Congress would craft legislative solutions to regulate the use of virtual currencies to prevent crimes such as sex trafficking and illegal drug sales. According to the DEA’s 2017 National Drug Assessment, transnational criminal organizations are increasingly using virtual currencies for illicit activities, including drug trafficking. It has also been reported that virtual currencies are being used to run illegal online marketplaces to sell drugs, including the opioid fentanyl, and contributing to the opioid crisis in America. “The anonymity behind virtual currencies has made them a preferred payment method to carry out illegal activities,” said Vargas. “Congress must understand the full extent of how virtual currencies are being used to facilitate drug and sex trafficking and propose legislative solutions to fight these crimes.” More here.

Bobby Rush Leads 35 CBC Members in Introducing Anti-Lynching Legislation
Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL)
introduced legislation on Wednesday to finally establish lynching as a federal criminal offense. This bill, co-sponsored by 35 members of the Congressional Black Caucus, would amend the United States Code to specify that lynching is a crime in itself that would warrant an enhanced sentence under hate crimes statutes. “Before legislative action occurred, trailblazing women who, with the backing of the NAACP, led the Anti-Lynching Crusaders.  They challenged the horrific, despicable, and racist practice of lynching, which ignited their activism,” said Rush. We reported on Monday that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) was a guest on Joe Madison’s SiriusXM radio show last week when she said she was looking into introducing a national anti-lynching law at the federal level. More than 200 attempts have been made to pass an anti-lynching law in Congress that would allow federal prosecution of perpetrators and hold local officials accountable if they did not act to protect the victims. With Southern Senators armed with the filibuster, historically, Congress never acted. Finally, in 2005, a Senate resolution was passed that expressed regret for the failure. Yet to this day, lynching is still not a federal offense. “Lynching has never been classified as a federal crime, despite the many attempts over the years.  While many may argue that lynching has been relegated to history, you only need to look at the events in Charlottesville last year to be reminded that the racist and hateful sentiments that spurred these abhorrent crimes are still prevalent in today’s American society,” said Rush. More here.

Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) on Saturday running in the #OrlandoUnited Community Rainbow Run to remember victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
Lawyer and Georgetown University professor Paul Butler signing copies of his book last month, Chokehold: Policing Black Men, for the DiversityInc Top 50 Gala.
Bonnie Watson Coleman Wants Congress to Apologize for Failed War on Drugs
As the House prepares to vote on more than 20 bills aimed at fighting the opioid epidemic over the next two weeks, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) announced a resolution seeking an apology for the failed War on Drugs. The resolution she introduced on Wednesday acknowledges that the War on Drugs, first declared by President Richard Nixon, was a failed policy that followed a misguided history of criminalizing drug use and, as later admitted by Nixon aide John Ehrlichman, specifically sought to disrupt, incarcerate and antagonize his political opponents and Black communities. The War on Drugs led to the racially-charged mass incarceration of millions with outsized impact in communities of color. “Congress has rightly decided to tackle the opioid epidemic with evidence-based policies that seek to solve the issue of addiction. But for years, we criminalized addiction in ways that caused irreparable harm not just to users, but their families, neighborhoods, and communities,” she said. “As we offer up funding and resources to address the disease of addiction among overwhelmingly White users, we must acknowledge our failures to do the same with victims of color.” More here.

Kamala Harris Intros Bill to Waive Fees for Disaster Victims Replacing Immigration Documents
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
on Tuesday introduced the Disasters Victims Passport and ID Relief Act. The legislation aims to create a blanket waiver for replacement fees of critical documents for individuals and households who qualify for FEMA Individual Assistance as a result of a major disaster. The bill also reclassifies child care as a critical service which will provide child care facilities with the funding to operate following a disaster. This bill follows letters Harris sent last fall to DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling for them to waive immigration documents and passport fees, respectively, for Californians following the devastating wildfires. “Victims of natural disasters are forced to reconstruct their lives, and too often face high levels of financial stress,” said Harris. “We must do what we can to ease that burden including waiving fees associated with the replacement of critical documents, and ensuring child care facilities have the funding they need so families can get back on their feet.” More here.

Members Jimmy Gómez (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) outside the White House on Wednesday protesting immigration policies.
 Congressman Rubén Gallego (D-AZ) meeting with South Korean Ambassador Cho Yoon-je in DC on Wednesday.
Raj Shah Planning to Exit White House?
White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah is planning to leave his post, according to reports. CBS News reports that Shah and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders are both departing with Sanders planning to be gone by the end of the year. They say the 33-year-old has not yet settled on an exact date for his departure. Prior to joining the Trump administration, Shah was in charge of opposition research at the RNC and led a team of experts that carried out research against Hillary Clinton. During his time at the RNC, Shah called Donald Trump “a deplorable” and following the release of the Access Hollywood tape according to private messages independently obtained and verified by New York Magazine. He emailed a colleague asking, “u wanna hear something a little fucked up? ... I’m kinda enjoying this, some justice. I honestly don’t think it’s the worst thing he’s done but he somehow got passes for the other acts ... Trump is a deplorable.” He also asked an RNC colleague to dig up an old video clip of Trump that shortly afterward showed up in a Jeb Bush commercial. After CBS broke the story that both Shah and Sanders were planning exits, Sanders tweeted, “Does @CBSNews know something I don’t about my plans and my future? I was at my daughter’s year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my “plans to leave the WH” without even talking to me. I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS.” Note that she did not say she had no plans to leave. Shah, one of few people of color at the White House, has not made any comment on the story. More here.

Cedric Richmond and Eleanor Holmes Norton Pen Letter to Senate Leadership Blasting President’s Judicial Picks
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Chair of the Judicial Nominations Task Force, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), sent a letter on Friday to Senate leadership blasting efforts by the Trump administration and Senate Republicans to pack the federal bench with judges they call unqualified. They say many of the nominees have a record of hostility to the rights of people of color, women, and workers. The letter follows several previous letters that the CBC has sent to Senate leadership on this issue, including one on upholding the Senate’s long-standing blue slip policy for nominating federal judges, and two others on the nominations of Thomas Farr and Eric Dreiband. Farr, Trump's pick for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, began his career as counsel to former Senator Jesse Helms, a supporter of racial segregation who represented North Carolina for 30 years. During Helms' 1990 Senate campaign, on which Farr worked, postcards were mailed to 100,000 Black voters wrongly suggesting they were ineligible to vote and warning they could be arrested and prosecuted for fraud if they tried. Dreiband, a labor attorney at Jones Day in DC, spent much of his career defending major corporations and others against discrimination lawsuits. LGBT groups criticized Dreiband for his representation of the University of North Carolina when it decided to honor provisions of the state's controversial "bathroom bill" that banned people from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex as listed on their birth certificates. Those provisions were repealed in March. “Ignoring prudent review of these nominees, disregarding our strength in diversity, and promoting ideologically repulsive nominees abdicates our responsibility to the American people and is an affront to democracy and the rule of law,” the lawmakers write. “The federal bench should reflect our values as a nation and reaffirm our commitment to upholding justice and ensuring all Americans have equal protection under the law. We strongly urge the Senate to stop packing the courts with unqualified and problematic nominees. In making these important decisions Senators must decide if they will be courageous or complicit. History will be your judge.” Read the full letter here.

Former Detroit Mayor Asks President for Commutation
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was imprisoned after being convicted on corruption charges, has asked for a commutation of his sentence. In a message posted to his official Facebook page and the "Free Kwame Project" website, Kilpatrick announced that he is "ready (mentally, emotionally, spiritually) to go home!" He continued, "I am hoping, confidently expecting, that I will have the opportunity to boldly move into the next season of my life; outside of these prison walls." The 48-year-old is serving a 28-year prison sentence for two-dozen felonies, including racketeering, extortion and wire fraud. He was recently transferred to a low-security prison in New Jersey. Although the FAMU graduate son of former Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick has lost all appeals on his felony convictions, he is still fighting in the courts to avoid paying $1.5 million in restitution to the Detroit water department and $7.4 million to a contractor involved in a water bid-rigging case. “Yes, I have made some very bad decisions in my life,” Kilpatrick wrote on Facebook. “Yes, I betrayed my wife and family because of my own lust and sin. Yes, I failed to deliver on the promises and opportunities that was given to me by the people of Detroit, Michigan. And yes, I have been severely punished for it.” If Trump declines to grant Kilpatrick's commutation, the former mayor will remain in prison until at least 2037. Kilpatrick sought a commutation from President Barack Obama, but the request was not granted. More here.
DOJ Drops Report Today That May Target Former AG Loretta Lynch
The Justice Department's internal watchdog is set to release a report today that is expected to condemn former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the FBI, and other department leaders over the investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign into Hillary Clinton's private email server. The report is viewed by many as an effort to undercut the credibility of whatever ultimately results from the work of the office of Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- which has thus far produced more than 100 criminal charges against 20 people. Four people, including Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and former Campaign Advisor George Papadopoulos, have pleaded guilty. Lynch has been accused by Republicans as having sought to protect Clinton. They have also faulted former FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the case, including his decision to take the Clinton investigation into his own hands and act outside the oversight of Lynch in deciding not to prosecute Clinton. “So much in 2016 - and since - was highly charged and partisan. I have faith that the AG and my former colleagues at DOJ did everything they could to act in a nonpartisan way.  And I hope the report puts some of the sensational nonsense over the last few years to rest,” said Elliot Williams, a former DOJ official. In an interview with NBC News, Lynch said the criticisms of the Justice Department and FBI are "troubling when people question the motivations of dedicated, committed professionals." The first Black woman to lead the DOJ went on to say, "I look at the department as a place that I was proud to lead. So, watching the attacks on it is painful at times." DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz will appear at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to discuss the report on Monday, June 18th. More here.

#TBT
 The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj in his Davis High School yearbook photo in California in the 2000s. 
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in the early 80s at Stall High School in North Charleston, SC.
London Breed Makes History as First Black Woman Elected Mayor of San Francisco 
Board of Supervisors President London Breed made history on Wednesday becoming the first African American woman to be elected Mayor of San Francisco. At mid-afternoon, Breed emerged with a broad smile from the front door of City Hall to stand before supporters and reporters. “Whether you voted for me or not, as mayor I’ll be your mayor, too,” Breed said. Mark Leno held a slim lead in the ranked-choice balloting after election night last week, but Breed soon pulled ahead and has steadily widened the gap. On Tuesday, she had a 1,861-vote advantage over Leno with about 9,360 votes still to be counted. The 1997 UC Davis graduate, who earned her MPA from the University of San Francisco in 2012, had been acting Mayor after incumbent Mayor Ed Lee died of a heart attack in December. But she lost the job after a month when her board colleagues voted to give Mark Farrell the job through the special election to pick Lee’s successor. The 43-year-old portrayed her life’s trajectory on the campaign trail telling her story of growing up poor in public housing, where she was raised by her grandmother to entering politics. Breed will enter office at a pivotal moment for San Francisco, one in which the city is confronting an epidemic of homelessness, trash-strewn streets, and a housing shortage that threatens to squeeze middle- and low-income residents out of the city. More here.

Hawaii Gubernatorial Candidate Beefs with Blogger
Hawaii state Rep. Andria Tupola is running for Governor. The state's highest-ranking GOP lawmaker has been busy fundraising and holding rallies with supporters. Last month, she persuaded a District Court judge to issue an injunction against conservative splinter group blogger Eric Ryan who she accused of harassing her. In her petition, Tupola said she “felt afraid and helpless” in the face of Ryan’s alleged yearlong email harassment and cyberbullying. “I am not thin-skinned,” Tupola said. “I accept criticism of my record, but he crossed the line when he attacked me personally and my family.” The 2005 Brigham Young University graduate served a year and a half mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Venezuela. She earned her Master's in music education in from the University of Hawaii, Manoa in 2011, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in music education. She comes from a long line of Polynesian leaders and pioneers from both parents. She will face former state Sen. John Carroll and Ray L'Heureux in the August 11th primary. Running on the Democratic ticket is Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, incumbent Governor David Ige, Security Guard Wendell Kaehuaea, and Kauai County Commission Chair Selena Blackwell. More here.

 Intelligence expert and author Malcolm Nance last month completing the Murph Challenge, a Memorial Day workout tradition that honors fallen soldiers.
Artist Amy Sherald, who painted First Lady Michelle Obama's Smithsonian portrait, on Tuesday celebrating her heart donor Kristin’s birthday.
Eric Holder Backs Lawsuit in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana to Create Majority-Black Congressional Districts
Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee is aiming to help citizens create one new majority-Black congressional district in Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana in time for the 2020 general elections, according to new federal lawsuits filed Wednesday in each state. Citizens are suing their states over congressional districts that violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The lawsuits seek valid congressional maps that unite African Americans to form an additional majority-minority congressional district in each state thereby allowing African Americans an equal opportunity in each state to elect their candidates of choice. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Louisiana Secretary of State R. Kyle Ardoin and Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill are defendants in the filings, which note each state’s history of racially polarized voting and disenfranchisement of Black voters. "You can't ignore the progress we've made over the past half century, but there's no doubt that in too many places, African Americans are still not afforded an equal opportunity to participate in our electoral process,” Holder said. More here.

AAPI Voters
California, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and Georgia all have a growing number of AAPI voters. Recently, APIAVote and AAPI Data jointly released the data which provide a snapshot profile of AAPIs and a forecast of their rising electoral power which showed between 2010 and 2016, AAPIs grew into a larger share of the electorate. Moreover, nearly half of Asian Americans do not consider themselves aligned with either party, making their vote up for grabs. “The fact sheets provide a roadmap to unlocking AAPI political power in these states. They highlight the obvious potential for increased voter registration, engagement and turnout,” said APIAVote Executive Director Christine Chen. More here.

Leaders from the Blackfeet Nation Tribe and  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signing documents on Tuesday implementing the tribe’s water rights claims.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) in Golden State Warriors gear in honor of the team's third championship title.
Disenrollment Among Native Americans
All across Indian Country, Native Americans are being evicted from their tribes, with little warning and little legal recourse. Slate reports that thousands of Native Americans across the country have had their Indian citizenship terminated in disenrollment proceedings that have stripped them of their identity, acceptance in the tribe, and access to tribal resources like health care and educational grants. The once-rare practice has accelerated rapidly, but some ex-members and their advocates are pushing back, and there have been signs in recent years that the tide has turned against tribal disenrollment. For many Native American communities, the ability to determine who is and who isn’t a member is the single greatest indicator of tribal sovereignty. Once a tribe has disenrolled its members, they are left with few legal options for reinstatement. They can appeal the disenrollment ruling, but tribal courts seldom overturn a council’s membership decision. And, as Slate points out, the U.S. government washed its hands of Indian affairs long ago. Some of the more prosperous gaming tribes distribute per capita payments to tribal members as part of a “revenue allocation plan.” The more members, the smaller the individual allocations, and this has often led to angry dissent over who is eligible and who is not. But disenrollment is occurring even among tribes that do not have significant gaming wealth. More here.

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Today, 9A: “Charting A Shared Vision of Justice for Latinxs and African Americans.” The Raben Group hosts a discussion on the tensions and shared interests between the Latinx and African American communities, with UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía and Raben’s Damara Catlett. The Raben Group, 1341 G Street, N.W., Fifth floor. DC. Click here to watch the livestream.
Today, 4:30P: “Courage to Lead” early vote rally with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) in support of MD gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D). Kaldi's Social House. 918 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring, MD. Click here to RSVP
Today - Sunday, June 17th: The 22nd Annual African American Film Festival. Albion Hotel South Beach. 1650 James Avenue, Miami Beach. Click here to register.
Friday, June 15th, 12P: The U.S. Committee on Civil Right presents “50 Years Later: Reflecting on the 1968 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hearings on the Civil Rights of Mexican-Americans.” National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W, Suite 1150. DC. Click here for more information. 
Saturday, June 16th, 11:15A: “Don’t Take Your Right for Granted!” will be hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.- Rho Mu Omega Chapter. Featured speakers include the Women’s March on Washington’s Janaye Ingram and Washington Informer’s Denise Rolark Barnes.  First Baptist Church. 712 Randolph Street N.W., DC. Click here to register
Saturday, June 16th, 6:30P: The March On Washington Festival hosts a fundraiser celebrating Black trailblazers in entertainment featuring acclaimed actress, singer, and philanthropist Sheryl Lee Ralph in a one-woman show of storytelling and song. Studio Theatre. 1501 14th Street N.W. Click here for more information.
Monday, June 18th - Tuesday, June 19th: Forbes’ Women’s Summit. Speakers include U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Accompany Founder & CEO Amy Chang, HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen, and more. By invitation only. Click here to learn more.
Tuesday, June 19th, 5:30P: CBC PAC host a reception of support of CT congressional candidate Jahana Hayes. The home of Patrick Murphy. 203 3rd Street N.E., DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, June 20th, 9:30A: Dialogue on Diversity presents “Healthcare Symposium 2018: A Question for Policy Stability -- Achieving the Wellness Society.” UnidosUS Headquarters. 1126 Sixteenth St, N.W., DC. Click here to register.
Wednesday, June 20th: MALDEF's 2018 Chicago Awards Gala honoring IL state Representative Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernández (D), among others. The Hyatt Regency Chicago. 151 E. Upper Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL. Click here to register
Thursday, June 21st - Sunday, June 24th: The Black Millennial Political Convention, which aims to increase engagement of Black millennials in the political sphere and shed a light on policy issues impacting black communities. This year’s theme is The Advocacy of Policy, Pipeline and Power for the People. Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, VA. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Friday, July 6 - Thursday, July 12th: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 68th Boule. Houston, TX. Click here for more information.
Saturday, July 7th - Tuesday, July 10thUnidosUS’ 2018 Annual Conference. Speakers include Ilia Calderón, Co-Anchor of Noticiero Univisión, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino, among others. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, DC. Click here to register.
Thursday, July 12th - Friday, July 20th: March On Washington Film Festival. Click here for more information.
Saturday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 18th: NAACP’s 109th Annual Convention. Henry B. González Convention Center. San Antonio, TX. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, July 17th - Wednesday, July 18th: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2018 National Women’s Conference. Phoenix. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, July 17th - Saturday, July 21st: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2018 National Convention and Expo. Phoenix. Click here for more information.
Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22nd: The 2nd Annual Black Campaign School, hosted by The Collective. Atlanta, GA. Click here for information
Wednesday, July 18th - Saturday, 21st: NAHJ International Training Conference and Career Fair. InterContinental Miami Hotel. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, August 1st - Saturday, August 4th: The National Urban League's 2018 Annual Conference “Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution.” Columbus, OH. Click here for more information and to register.
Wednesday, August 1st - Sunday, August 5th: NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair. Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI. Click here for more information
Monday, August 6th - Saturday,  August 11th: 16th Annual Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, August 8th - Saturday, August, 11th: AAJA National Convention. Marriott Marquis Houston. 1777 Walker St., Houston, TX. Click here for more information.
Friday, August 17th - Sunday, August 19th: Martha’s Vineyard celebrates Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) 20 years of service. Special guests include House Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and more. Harbor View Hotel, 131 North Water Street Edgartown, MA. Kelley House, 23 Kelley Street Edgartown, MA. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, September 11th - Wednesday, September 12th: CHCI's Annual Leadership Conference. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, September 13th: CHCI's 41st Annual Anniversary Awards Gala. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. 901 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, September 12th - Saturday, September 16th: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 48th Annual Legislative Conference. Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Click here for more information.
Thursday, September 25th - Saturday, September 29th: NBMBAA 40th Annual Conference & Exposition. Detroit, MI. Click here for more information.
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