Marco Rubio Wants to Spring Forward, Barack Obama Battleground Brackets, and Elijah Cummings in Recovery
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) recovering at home amid health issues.
  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) wants to spring forward, not fall back.
  • Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) push for more anti-opioid addiction funding in Native American communities.
  • House Dems want Jared Kushner to amscray.
  • Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) cries foul on big game hunting decision.
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) continues pressing for WH emails investigation.
  • Is Brooklyn in the House? Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) pays homage to women in hip hop.
  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao faces off with NY & NJ over rail tunnel project.  
  • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley blasts Russia during emergency session.
  • Barack Obama goes green and battleground with NCAA basketball bracket.
  • New group inspired by Valerie Jarrett and Obama alumnae launched to highlight the impact of women.
  • Veteran journo Roland Martin is the new NABJ VP for Digital.
  • Congressmen Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and Dwight Evans (D-PA) light a fire under Amtrak to move on honoring pioneering Black legislator.
  • Dems want Dream Act included in budget bill.
  • Obama alumni join education alliance.
  • Join our Tiffany D. Cross this eve on MSNBC as she rejoins our namesake, The Beat with Ari Melberat 6P.
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Bob Menéndez Weighs in on Russian Spy Attack, Ben Carson Troubles Mount, and Hank Johnson Addresses Supreme Court
  • Tri-Caucus asks congressional leadership to oppose WH budget funding that targets undocumented community.
  • Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) pushes WH to consider designating Russia a state sponsor of terrorism after UK poison attack.
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wants info on Trump’s fired personal assistant.
  • Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) leads letter questioning National Labor Relations Board in litigation against McDonald’s.
  • Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) has his day in high court.
  • Heritage Pres says she was blocked from WH by Omarosa.
  • Emails show Ben and Candy Carson did, in fact, make it rain while furniture shopping.
  • Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) Hispanic Media Director joins America’s Voice.
  • Meet the new Communications Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  • Guess who’s back on the campaign trail as a Trump shill?
  • UCLA’s public interest law school program names a new ED.
  • NPR consolidates its digital news and visuals teams into a single unit.
  • Majordomo Media launches as a culture-focused entertainment and media company.
  • AP names diverse global enterprise team.
  • Press Forward announces its Board of Advisors.
  • Judges uphold sanctuary city law in Texas.
  • CA Dem delegation denounces Trump’s “continued assault” on the state.
  • CA Assemblymember wants border wall builders to lose tax credits.
  • Speaking of ... three Illinois men, including one who drafted a border wall plan, have been charged in the Minnesota mosque bombing. Get the story in Blogs.
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Eric Holder Takes Fight to Wisconsin, Cory Booker Intros Opioid Bill, and Astros Players Skip WH Visit
  • Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) intros legislation to help boost hospital resources in opioid fight.
  • Tri-Caucus members call out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over school ratings and minority students.
  • Some Houston Astros players skip WH visit.
  • Melissa Harris-Perry is part of a new initiative to train the next generation of Black journalists.
  • Zerlina Maxwell joins MSNBC as a political analyst.
  • Congresswoman Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) advances closer to being the NM Dems gubernatorial nominee.
  • Meet the new COO of America’s Promise Alliance.
  • CHC’s fundraising arm, Bold PAC, sees an uptick in fundraising thanks to Donald Trump.  
  • The Native American Tiwahe Foundation has a new President & CEO.
  • National Geographic admits to racist past.
  • Trump links Obama policy on school discipline to Parkland school shooting.
  • Senate poised to pass a bill that weakens fair lending requirements.
  • Join The Beat DC’s Tiffany D. Cross today at 1:20P on Keepin’ It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton.
  • Get ready to go back to Wakanda. There’s a Black Panther sequel in the works! Check it out in Blogs.
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Kamala Harris Honored by Black Press, Cory Booker Teams with Tammy Duckworth, and Jorge Ramos Interviews with José Díaz-Balart
  • Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tammy Duckworth (D-NJ) work to help inmates stay in touch with family.
  • Latino legislators introduce resolution to honor Latinas during Women’s History Month.
  • Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) sponsors bill to help vets enter workforce.
  • Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testify on the Hill this week.
  • Cuban American lawmakers want the WH to denounce Castro successor.
  • Univisión’s Jorge Ramos interviews with José Díaz-Balart on rival network Telemundo.
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be honored this week by the National Newspaper Publishers Association.
  • The NYT launches new audio series on ISIS.
  • Meet the new member of the WaPo’s breaking news team.
  • Michael Smith leaves ESPN’s SportsCenter.
  • Medill programs have a new Director.
  • Compton Mayor makes it official: she’s running for Congress.
  • Meet the Cherokee Nation citizen in OK running for Congress.
  • DNC delays changes to superdelegates that would reduce their numbers.
  • Congressmen Ami Bera (D-CA) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) want to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of congressional honor.
  • Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown appealing to the holy spirit to get out of jail. 
  • Marijuana law puts NJ Gov at odds with state’s longest-serving Black Senator.
  • Hip Hop Caucus launches a new podcast this week. Check out the deets in FOMO.
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Brenda Arredondo
Barack and Michelle Obama in Talks with Netflix, Tammy Duckworth is Bringing Baby to Senate Floor, and Doris Matsui Wants Clean Cars
  • The Obamas in talks to take their brand to Netflix. Get ready to binge.
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) working to make sure Senate doesn’t put her baby in a corner.
  • Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) intros bill to fight violence at healthcare facilities.
  • Congressman José Serrano (D-NY) leads push on Treasury to expedite loan to Puerto Rico.
  • Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) sponsors legislation to keep fuel economy and vehicle emissions standards.
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama interviews young women about their take on education.
  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson tells employees he’s committed to anti-discrimination even while he removes language from mission statement.
  • Former staffer for Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-USVI) sentenced to jail.
  • OK Democrat wants to bring Native American representation to Congress.
  • Meet the Native American woman running for the Senate in Arizona.
  • A look at DNC diversity numbers a year into Chair Tom Pérez’s tenure.
  • Find out who’s the newest co-host of NBC News’ Stay Tuned show.
  • The Society of Professional Journalists has its first Black female ED.
  • Journo groups file brief in support of Latina NYT reporter.
  • Lonny Magazine promotes Managing Editor.
  • Slow progress on diversity in regional Federal Reserve banks.
  • Read below about HACU’s new Corporate and Philanthropic Council Vice Chair.
  • The Latino Victory Fund has a new Deputy Political Director.
  • New campaign launches to highlight contributions of Latinos.
  • Trump DOJ slashes Obama-era policies.
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Rubén Kihuen May Run Again After All, Keith Ellison Takes Over Conyers Bill, and Deval Patrick Eyes 2020
  • Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) takes over John Conyers’ Medicare for All bill.
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) wants DHS to expedite DACA renewals.
  • Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) to Amazon: come to Brooklyn.
  • CHC Chair Congresswoman Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) will knock on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) door every day for a DACA fix.
  • Congressmen Joaquín (D-TX) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) question why the State Department hasn’t used funds allocated to counter foreign meddling.
  • Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Donald McEachin (D-VA) want to know if Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke broke election law.
  • Congressman Rubén Kihuen (D-NV) may run for re-election after all.
  • Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick hints at a 2020 WH run.
  • Meet the Political Director for Senator Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) re-election campaign.
  • Fast Company has a new Editor-in-Chief.
  • WaPo’s Ed O’Keefe leaving for CBS News.
  • Recent report shows women of color vastly underrepresented in newsrooms.
  • Lonny Magazine promotes Managing Editor.
  • Congressman Donald McEachin (D-VA) calls for nixing judicial nominee over stance on LGBTQ issues.
  • Univisión CEO out after IPO withdrawal.
  • Mother of the gun movement switches to Congressional run.
  • Actor Michael B. Jordan’s company adopts inclusion policy.
  • Meet the new OPM Director.
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CBC Presses Telecom on Diversity, Michelle Obama CoS Leads Recording Academy Diversity Effort, and Tammy Duckworth Wants Funding for College Parents
  • Texas could finally send two Latinas to Congress. We’ve got the primary results below.
  • Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) pushes for more funding for parents in college to help with childcare costs.
  • Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) intros bill on stock buyback to help workers.
  • Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has legislation to help stop child ID theft.
  • CBC members press telecom industry on diversity efforts.
  • Lawmakers want to know how many taxpayer dollars are paid to Trump Org.
  • Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) intros bill to make healthcare more affordable.
  • HUD removes anti-discrimination language from its mission statement.
  • Michelle Obama meets the little princess who thought she was a queen.
  • Senator Foreign Relations staffer heads over to Amnesty International.
  • Meet the new Thurgood Marshall Institute Fellow at NAACP LDF.
  • National Nurses United has a new Executive Director.
  • Michelle Obama’s former CoS tapped to chair the Recording Academy’s diversity task force.
  • Former SBA Administrator María Contreras Sweet’s deal to buy the Weinstein Co. falls flat once again.
  • Univisión withdraws IPO offering.
  • Condé Nast’s them announces staff changes.
  • Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) leads a group of legislators calling on Al Jazeera to be registered as a foreign agent.
  • HUD official says Secretary Ben Carson is on a witch hunt against a whistleblower.
  • Native American tribes protest another pipeline threatening sacred land.
  • Rolling Stone magazine has a new Senior Writer.
  • Kennedy Center introduces Hip Hop Council which includes CommonQuestlove, Fab 5 Freddy, and more.
  • CA sued over ‘sanctuary’ immigration laws.
  • Labor Secretary Alex Acosta admits department withheld analysis of the impact of tip pooling on workers.
  • The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda is surveying the LGBTQ Latinx community about their federal policy priorities. Check it out in Blogs. Be sure to spread the word!
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Obama Heads to Japan, Marco Rubio Intros Lie and Try, and Jim Acosta Calls Out WH
  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) part of bipartisan group introducing gun safety legislation.
  • CBC members call foul for sleeping in Capitol Hill offices. 
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) questions loans to Kushner Cos.
  • Straight outta Compton, straight into Congress? Compton mayor may challenge Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA).
  • Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala jumps into race to replace retiring Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).
  • Hawaii Democratic Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa intro bill to research flower power.
  • HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson reportedly nearly left the agency over budget frustrations.
  • Florida Republican state Representative Julio González announces congressional bid.
  • Texas kicks off country’s first 2018 primary today.
  • PowerPAC Georgia infuses cash in bid for state’s first Black female governor.
  • Castro brothers and Latino Victory Fund team up for new initiative.
  • There’s a new Business and Economics Editor for the NYT’s Op-Ed section.
  • CNN WH Correspondent Jim Acosta calls out WH Press Secretary.
  • The Constitutional Accountability Center names a new COO.
  • NYC names new public schools Chancellor. Again.
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) among lawmakers questioning HUD’s now-canceled furniture order.
  • Donald Trump to headline The Latino Coalition’s Legislative Summit.
  • Today in Blogs: a new report shows 2018 could be big for Black women in elected office, and meet the first double EGOT winner! 
  • And don't forget to catch Tiffany D. Cross today, and every Tuesday, on Keepin' It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton at 1:20P ET. Tune in!
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Brenda Arredondo
Ted Lieu Probes Stormy Daniels Payment, Oprah Talks to Van Jones, and Tulsi Gabbard Works to Hack-Proof Elections
  • Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) wants FBI to investigate Stormy Danielspayment.
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) calls on DHS to change terrorism funding formulas for Las Vegas and other tourist destinations.
  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) intros legislation to make this year’s elections hack-proof.
  • Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) gets a challenger.
  • Miami journo jumps into race to succeed Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).
  • Could the GOP have its first Muslim American in Congress?
  • Army vet gaining traction in WV congressional run.
  • DCCC under fire for allegedly trying to undermine progressive candidates.
  • Reportedly, Donald Trump didn’t do much to help UCLA ballplayers detained in China.
  • Twitter aims to hire more people of color.
  • Lawsuit claims YouTube excludes White and Asian men in hiring.
  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) wants Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to investigate complaints from transgender students.
  • First border wall contract awarded to small company with big issues.
  • Oprah takes on several issues in wide-ranging interview with Van Jones.
  • NYT to publish data on the diversity of its workforce.
  • Docs show shrinking Bears Ears monument was done for oil & gas exploration.
  • State Department says staff reductions at embassy in Cuba are permanent.
  • In Minneapolis, Native American women are stopped by police at a higher rate than Black men. Get the story in Blogs.
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Brenda Arredondo
Marco Rubio Intros Gun Plan, Barack Obama Gets Pitched by Tech, and Hasan Minhaj to Host Political Show
  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announces a plan to combat gun violence.
  • Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA) wants to know if Trump knew about allegations of shady investors in Panama property.
  • A former congressional aide allegedly tried to bribe weed shop. Read to the bottom.
  • Valerie Jarrett and Tina Tchen announce United State of Women Summit.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has a new business liaison; Read about her below.
  • Tech entrepreneurs pitch former President Barack Obama.
  • Senators intro bill to give minors access to lawyers in immigration courts.
  • Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) probes SBA on HBCUs.
  • CHC calls on DHS to protect “Dreamers” facing deadline uncertainty.
  • Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) intros Israel defense legislation.
  • Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) takes aim at “no poach” business agreements.
  • Barack Obama alum heads to MediaMath.
  • Former SBA Administrator María Contreras-Sweet finally reaches a deal to buy the Weinstein Co.
  • Hasan Minhaj lands a deal with Netflix for a weekly political talk show.
  • Meet the new News Editor at CNBC.
  • Settlement reached with Ebony freelancers over money owed.
  • Wunderkind doctor launches PA congressional bid.
  • Former HI state Senator announces he’s running for Governor.
  • Miami schools superintendent tells NYC to fuggedaboutit.
  • Judge bars Indiana from blocking Syrian refugees.
  • HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson says he doesn’t need that expensive dining set after all.
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says no thanks to NRA rifle award.
  • Diplomat with decades of experience stepping down as Ambassador to Mexico.
  • Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) intro bipartisan bill on sickle cell disease.
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Kamala Harris Teams with Cory Booker, Barack Obama Announces New Program, and CHC Pens Scathing Letter to President
  • CHC faults Trump for lack of DACA legislation.
  • CBC members press Israel on African immigrants.
  • Oversight Committee probes HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson’s spending.
  • Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) intros bill requiring sexual harassment training for federal contractors.
  • Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) wants greater access to opioid treatment through telemedicine.
  • Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris intro legislation for a Capitol statue honoring trailblazer Shirley Chisholm.
  • Former President Barack Obama announces Scholars Program.
  • Stephen Curry auctions sneakers to benefit My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
  • Meet the new head of NJ Governor Murphy’s DC office.
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Eric Holder are both looking for candidates like YOU!
  • The Newsweek Media Group has a new Deputy World Editor.
  • CNBC names a new National Security Correspondent.
  • Unity: Journalists for Diversity will soon be no more.
  • Native American tribes want equity in legal weed business.
  • SCOTUS Justice Sonia Sotomayor brings up bill sponsored by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) during oral arguments.
  • Civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) will be this year’s Harvard commencement speaker.
  • There’s a new Editor at Indian Country Today.
  • Women’s March organizer and several other activists arrested on Capitol Hill while pushing for a “clean” DACA bill to help Black undocumented immigrants.
  • The Congressional Hispanic Staff Association has new leadership. Read about them below.
  • PBS launches a conservative talk show.
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Brenda Arredondo
Joaquín Castro Probes Sex Abuse Allegations, the Ben Carson Whistleblower, and Harvard Honors Solange
  • Former President Barack Obama touts Presidential Center to South Side community.
  • CBC members press Treasury on program to protect Black and Latino families.
  • SCOTUS delivers blow to immigrants.
  • Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) wants answers from DHS about abuse allegations at an immigration detention center.
  • Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) intros legislation on universal broadband access.
  • Harvard honors Solange.
  • WH names Johnny C. Taylor Jr. as Chairman of the President's Board of Advisors on HBCUs.
  • NBC BLK names new Managing Editor. Read to the bottom.
  • Defense Department Tech Liaison Steps Down.
  • Former HUD official says she was fired for whistleblowing on redecoration costs for Secretary Carson’s office.
  • Mexican American Judge that Trump disparaged rules in the administration’s favor on border wall.
  • Dems move to reverse FCC ruling on net neutrality.
  • Longtime Capitol Hill aide leaves for the private sector.
  • Meet the new COO at LULAC.
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wants answers on Paul Manafort.
  • Black GOPers host awards ceremony and address racist remarks made about former RNC Chair Michael Steele.
  • Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice joins advocacy group to counter admin’s “reckless” foreign policy.
  • Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) endorses gay Latina for TX Governor.
  • Jezebel has a new Social Issues Reporter.
  • Indian American wins Dem primary in AZ special election.
  • NM congressional bid appears to be over, and all because of an "ñ."
  • Eric Holder is looking for you! See jobs below. And don't forget to visit our jobs board for all the latest postings from organizations that want you. Apply and help diversify!
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Eric Holder Sues WI Gov, Bob Menéndez Presses Admin on Haiti, and Nanette Díaz Barragán Gets a Clueless Challenger
  • Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) presses Deputy Secretary of State on Haiti.
  • U.S. point man on North Korea steps down.
  • Clueless actress makes an official Dash to DC bid.
  • Congresswoman Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) to intro legislation abolishing Conscience and Religious Freedom Division at HHS.
  • Barack Obama speech at sports conference leaked.
  • Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) leads request to expedite Israel’s full membership in the CBP Global Entry program.
  • Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) questions culture and diversity at the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
  • Winston-Salem, NC Councilmember announces a congressional run.
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama heading to the Bay Area.
  • Windy City officials say proposed roadwork and underpass construction for Obama Presidential Center will cost a pretty penny.
  • Meet the new CEO of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Demos President steps down.
  • Black Lives Matter Co-Founder launches new outreach effort.
  • Native Americans weigh in on farm bill.
  • CUNY Tow-Knight for Entrepreneurial Journalism welcomes 12 new Fellows.
  • Donald Trump expected to make an announcement today on HBCUs.
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CBC Meets with DoD on HBCUs, Michelle Obama Announces Memoir Details, and Mexico President Nixes Trip to White House
  • Senate eyes short-term deal for DACA recipients.
  • Michelle Obama’s memoir set for November release.
  • CBC members to convene roundtable with Defense Department leaders on HBCU funding.
  • Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) named to new Committees.
  • Meet the finalists for the Congressional Democracy Award.
  • Former RNC chief confronts CPAC leader over racist remarks.
  • Barack Obama adds Australia to speaking tour.
  • Collective PAC wants answers from DCCC on lack of Black candidates in "Red to Blue" program.
  • Obama Foundation announces grants to tackle youth violence and increasing mentorship for boys and young men of color.
  • Mexico’s President cancels trip to the US after a testy call with Trump.
  • NRA surprises FCC Chair Ajit Pai with “Courage” award.
  • CA Dems changed the game this weekend with candidates of color on the rise.
  • Latino Victory Fund sets sight on Nevada.
  • NYC Councilmember Jumaane Williams’ bid for NY Lt. Gov. is shaking up Big Apple politics.
  • Want to work for Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee? Stay tuned all week for jobs!
  • Former SBA Administrator María Contreras-Sweet’s deal to buy Weinstein Co. fails again.
  • Bye, Omarosa.
  • Senator Bob Menéndez’s (D-NJ) co-defendant sentenced to prison.
  • NYC Mayor proclaims Loretta Lynch Day.
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Kamala Harris and Marco Rubio Want World Cup, Doris Matsui Wants NBA All-Star, and the Warriors Skip White House for DC Kids
  • Canada continues its love affair with former First Lady Michelle Obama.
  • USCIS says the country is no longer a “nation of immigrants.”
  • Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) call for continued review of offshore drilling inspections.
  • HBCU Caucus launches partnership challenge.
  • Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) makes the case for the NBA All-Star game in Sacramento.
  • Bipartisan Senate effort hopes for a World Cup ala NAFTA in 2026.
  • Golden State Warriors skipping WH visit to hang with DC kids.
  • Trump names Director of the Small Business Administration’s Southeast Region.
  • Bernie Sanders delegate launches FL congressional bid.
  • Meet the NAACP’s new Board of Directors Vice-Chair.
  • Labor Secretary Alex Acosta will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Latino Coalition summit.
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) to speak at HRC gathering in LA.
  • Power Rising Summit to honor BET Networks CEO Debra Lee.
  • Ford names new North America President.
  • CNN has a new Director of Social Publishing.
  • “My America, too.” An Iowa TV reporter is making history as the first to wear a hijab on air. And which Governor drank a glass of chocolate milk to demonstrate his belief in diversity? Meet both in Blogs!
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Cory Booker and Cedric Richmond Head to MS, Will Hurd Staffer Links with NFL, and Elaine Chao Pushed by Senators on Airlines
  • CBC members head to “counter” opening of Mississippi civil rights museum this weekend.
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wants Equifax to provide protection for consumers.
  • Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez's (D-NY) report shows economy would lose almost half a trillion without “Dreamers.”
  • Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) staffer heading to Tanzania with charity founded by Philadelphia Eagles player.
  • Barack Obama alumna named NJ Secretary of Higher Education.
  • The Ohio Democratic Party names Hillary Clinton campaign alumna new Senior Communications Advisor.
  • Indian Health Service nominee withdraws amid questions about his résumé.
  • Garden State candidate switches run from Senate to House.
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) bucks Hispanic and women’s groups with endorsement in Texas congressional race.
  • WaPo has a new Operations Editor.
  • National Association of Black Journalists partners with Facebook.
  • José Andrés is writing a new book and honored as Humanitarian of the Year.
  • The AFRO-American newspapers have a new Board Chair and President.
  • Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed appointed to University of Chicago Advisory Board.
  • Ford ousts top exec for ‘inappropriate behavior.’
  • State Department ordered to tamp down language on discrimination.
  • Lawmakers in The Palmetto State want to ban saggy pants.
  • WSJ takes a look at the judicial differences at the Supreme Court through an exchange between Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas. Check it out in Blogs.
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Brenda Arredondo
Ro Khanna Wants Bitcoin Regulated, Tavis Smiley Sues PBS, and Yvette Clarke Launches Caucus with Darrell Issa
  • Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) reaches across the political aisle to launch a new Caucus with Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA).
  • Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) wants to regulate Bitcoin, and he’s joining Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) on a venture capitalist tour that’s kicking off today.
  • What’s going on with the WH Opioid Commission? Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wants to know.
  • HUD IG is investigating Secretary Dr. Ben Carson’s family.
  • NAHJ leadership to meet with Albuquerque newspaper editor over controversial cartoon.
  • Portraits of the Obamas attract record crowds at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) is seeking answers from Jared Kushner.
  • Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) is urging the EPA to revise its rules on lead-based paint.
  • APAICS picks its new President & CEO.
  • Deal to buy Weinstein Co. back on the table.
  • Meet the new nominee for U.S. Attorney for Hawaii.
  • SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas dissents from court decision on guns.
  • Physician launches congressional bid in Oregon.
  • NPR names new co-host of Morning Edition.
  • HuffPost names new head of HuffPost India.
  • Tavis Smiley sues PBS.
  • FCC set to officially publish its rules on net neutrality.
  • Meet the new University of Chicago Institute of Politics Pritzker Fellows.
  • The City of Brotherly Love to drop marijuana possession charges for small amounts.
  • Eric Holder asks “who counts?” in the New Republic. Check it out in Blogs.
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Brenda Arredondo
Cedric Richmond Calls for Mass Shooting Hearings, Marco Rubio Shifts Staff, and Michelle Obama Heads to MUSE
  • Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) signals support for Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy’s (D-FL) bill on gun research.
  • CBC Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) calls for hearings on mass shootings.
  • Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) intros a Made in America bill.
  • NJ Democratic Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menéndez question closing of attorney access office at DOJ.
  • Indian American activist jumps into IL congressional race.
  • Pro-Trump pastor running for SC congressional seat.
  • Dolores Huerta weighs in on son’s CA congressional bid.
  • Dems push for consideration of Congressman Salud Carbajal’s (D-CA) bill on gun violence.
  • After record funding haul, DCCC adds more candidates to its 'Red to Blue' program.
  • Study says GOP anti-immigrant ads are activating voters.
  • Barack Obama returns to Rancho Mirage.
  • Dallas Mayor says stay out to NRA.
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) makes her gubernatorial endorsement pick.
  • Country’s oldest Latino civil rights organization is in turmoil.
  • Veterans Affairs CoS to step down amid travel controversy.
  • Staff moves in Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) press shop.
  • The American Federation for Children has a new National Director.
  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama joins MUSE for a talk next week.
  • Ava DuVernay makes staff moves at ARRAY.
  • The Nation has a new Music Critic.
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) intros resolution honoring Buffalo Soldiers.
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Tim Scott to Host HBCUs, Barack Obama Commemorated in IL, and Ajit Pai Under Investigation
  • “Dreamers” in limbo after Senate immigration debate ends in failure.
  • Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) intros bill to prevent officials with temporary clearance from seeing top secret info.
  • Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) to host HBCUs.
  • Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) crosses party lines for marijuana bill.
  • Former President Barack Obama is commemorated in IL and weighs in on FL shooting.
  • The third time’s not the charm: another court rules against Trump's travel ban.
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai investigated for improperly pushing through rules on television ownership.
  • #WakandaTheVote! Art meets activism.
  • Meet the new co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered.
  • Actor Bokeem Woodbine to play former AG Eric Holder.
  • Facebook launches initiative to bring more attention to works by minority filmmakers.
  • Documentary on the history of HBCUs airs Monday.
  • KS congressional candidate could be first Native American woman in Congress.
  • Could NYC see its first female Black Mayor?
  • Shaun King forms PAC to elect progressive prosecutors.
  • Slack names African American woman to its Board of Directors.
  • Top aide in WH National Economic Council says bye to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • NEA’s Tiffany D. Loftin heads over to the NAACP.
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Marco Rubio Silences Gun Debate, Bennie Thompson Wants a Billion, and Latina Hops in California Governor Race
  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) silences gun debate.
  • Bipartisan Senate immigration compromise could reach 60 but faces a tough road.
  • Congressmen Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduce legislation requiring the WH to regularly report on the status of those with security clearances.
  • Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) wants $1 billion to protect elections.
  • Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) urges VA to honor veterans’ emergency care claims.
  • Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) and Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA) intro an initiative on healthy food financing.
  • Dem lobbyists form firm with Republicans.
  • Clinton campaign alumna jumps in California Governor’s race.
  • Check out Michelle Obama’s Valentine’s Day playlist for POTUS44.
  • Deray Mckesson pens his first book.
  • Meet the Senior Technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology.
  • The NFL Media Group has a new VP of Talent Management.
  • Woman of color named to key position at CBS This Morning.
  • Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) intros bill on HBCU equity.
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