Loretta Lynch Speaks Out, NRA Targets Tamika Mallory, See Which Senate Committee is the Most Diverse, Rubio Makes a Plea, and Meet the Diversity VP at Apple

It’s going down right now. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are meeting in public for the first time since Trump’s presidency began 167 years ago. Days! Sorry … 167 days ago. Last night, protests outside the G20 summit in Hamburg turned violent and up to 100,000 people are expected to participate in further demonstrations today.  And guess who will be among them? NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. By the way, did you happen to watch Rachel Maddow last night?  She said on her MSNBC show that a person gave her an "NSA document" with "proof" of Trump collusion hoping they'd go to air with it -- then be discredited. Wow. Also, congress returns next week and the GOP doesn’t appear to be any closer to passing their healthcare legislation in the Senate. Yesterday, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) struck a tone of defeat saying that if his party fails to secure the 50 votes, they will have no choice but to draft a more modest bill with Dems to support the law’s existing insurance markets. Lastly, it’s Friday. And we have a super important message for you from RihannaCheers to the freakin weekend! Here’s what we’ve got:

  • NCLR kicks off their annual conference this weekend in Phoenix.
  • Loretta Lynch speaks out.
  • Guess which is the most diverse Senate Committee?
  • Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) intros legislation to combat Trump’s voter commission. And he’s got some good company in Georgia.
  • MSNBC nabs Maya Harris.
  • Meet Apple’s New VP of Inclusion and Diversity.
  • Over the next 20 years, Latinos will comprise half of all new homebuyers.
  • Judge in Hawaii leaves travel ban in place.
  • Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) changes fundraising tactics.
  • The NRA targets Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory.
  • CBC staffer heads back to North Carolina.
  • DOJ says Texas Voter ID law absolves the state from discrimination. Riiiiiiight.
  • People of color in local newsrooms increase. But there’s still work to be done.
  • Layoffs hit Latina Media Ventures.
  • Puerto Rico creates first govt advisory board on LGBTQ issues.
  • Atlanta rapper Young Thug donates concert proceeds to Planned Parenthood.
Brenda Arredondo