For years the image of who drives change in our democracy has reflected an old narrative of straight white men in smoky rooms. 

The Beat DC blows through that trope. 

We’re the only daily political news platform that highlights the people of color driving policy in the nation’s capital and beyond, and the policies that impact communities of color at large. 

Netflix Names Director of Independent Films

Netflix Names Director of Independent Films

Sheroum Kim has been named Director of Independent Films at Netflix. She most recently served as SVP of Production at the entertainment and media company STX, where she worked on movies including The Edge of Seventeen, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody HarrelsonI Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer; and Adrift, starring Shailene Woodley. She also served as the company’s VP of Development. Prior to joining STX, Kim was Head of Development at 22 & Indiana Pictures, where she developed and executive produced the Clint Eastwood-Bradley Cooper hit, American Sniper. The 2006 University of Southern California graduate started her career as an Assistant at Warner Bros. and William Morris Endeavor. Kim is the latest addition to the streaming giant -- following the hire of Tendo Nagenda from Disney and former ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey -- as the company continues to strengthen its film ranks. More here.

Catherine Cortez Masto Calls for Reforms to Detention Protocols to Protect Migrants

Catherine Cortez Masto Calls for Reforms to Detention Protocols to Protect Migrants

Adriano Espaillat and Vicente González Intro Bill to Stop Border Wall 

Adriano Espaillat and Vicente González Intro Bill to Stop Border Wall