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    (CNN)House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Saturday that he had privately urged President-elect Joe Biden to pick a Black woman as his running mate before Biden chose Kamala Harris, America's first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect."Joe and I talked about it several times when he was trying to make his decision," Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat who's the highest-ranking African American member of Congress, told CNN's Dana Bash on Saturday. "He had said it would be a woman. And I don't mind saying now, I said to him in private that I thought that a lot of the results would turn on whether that woman (would) be a Black woman." Clyburn's comments came hours after CNN projected that Biden will become the 46th president of the United States as a victory in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born, put him over the 270 electoral votes...
    It has become fashionable, especially among the elite class of mainstream media pundits, to dismiss President Donald J Trump and the new era of ‘Trumpism’ as something barely deserving of an eye roll. Those who privately supported him were reduced to uneducated, red-neck hicks – the toothless type who drink beer on their porch and marry their first cousins. For those who dared to venture their support for Trump in public, far worse characterisations were reserved. They were racist bigots, xenophobes unfit to see the light of day in a civilised society. Candace Owens, pictured here in the White House with the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump on June 4, 2018 So where do such insulting illustrations leave Americans like me? I am a black woman who began life without any semblance of privilege. My mother, who never completed high school, spent brief stints of her...
    By DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — News of President-elect Joe Biden's victory on Saturday set off celebrations on Oakland's city streets as people expressed hometown pride in Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her history-making turn as the first Black woman elected to the second-highest office in the United States. Revelers popped Champagne bottles and danced by Oakland’s Lake Merritt as drivers passed by honking horns and blasting music from their cars. In San Francisco's Castro district, people crowded the sidewalk, waving flags and clanging pots. “This is a historic day. We've been waiting for this change for four years and we just wanted to come out and celebrate with our fellow citizens," said Brandon Bergmark as he strolled along Lake Merritt with his wife and two kids. Local leaders sang the praises of Harris, who has deep ties to the Bay Area. The 56-year-old California senator was...
    Kamala Harris cemented her place in history on Saturday, becoming the first woman, and the first woman of color, to be elected as vice president of the United States.  The 56-year-old California senator, who is the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, brings with her a litany of firsts: She will be the first woman vice president, the first Black vice president and the first South Asian vice president. ELECTION 2020 LIVE UPDATES: FOX NEWS PROJECTS BIDEN WINS PRESIDENCY "So proud of you," her husband, Doug Emhoff, tweeted after Fox News projected that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had defeated incumbent President Trump in the bruising battle for the White House.  Harris tweeted a video of herself calling Biden to congratulate him following their projected victory. "We did it. We did it, Joe," Harris said, laughing. "You're going to be the next president of the United States." A former San Francisco district attorney, Harris...
    Congratulations greeted Oakland native Kamala Harris on her historic win Saturday in the San Francisco Bay Area, where her political career began. The first to send out congratulations was London Breed, who also made history as the first Black woman to be elected mayor of San Francisco. “With this election, we also made history by choosing Kamala Harris as our vice president,” Breed said. “For the first time, millions and millions of Americans chose a Black woman to help lead this country.” VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT KAMALA HARRIS TWEETS VIDEO OF CALL TALKING TO PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN: 'WE DID IT, JOE' “The pride I feel as a Black woman is hard to put into words. Kamala Harris is a friend and mentor, but, most importantly, she is an inspiration to so many of us all across this country.  The 2020 presidential election was called for former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Harris Saturday.   Harris spent...
    Amelia Ashley Ward has had Kamala Harris’ back since their early days in San Francisco, when Ward was running a Black community newspaper and Harris was a little-known Black woman running for district attorney. Ward endorsed her then — and reported on Harris riding a cable car through the streets of the city to drum up support — and has remained a close friend and political ally ever since. On Saturday, when her son called with the news while she was getting her hair done at Glitz Beauty Salon in San Francisco — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had finally won the race for the White House — the salon erupted in cheers. Ward broke down in tears. “You have to realize,” Ward said, “I’ve been crying since she got the nod to run and now that this has happened — it’s like, wow.” The first woman and first person...
    Kamala Harris is making history as the first woman of color elected vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. The 56-year-old California senator is also the first person of Black and South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency. She represents the multiculturalism that defines America but is largely absent from Washington's power centers. Her Black identity has allowed her to speak in personal terms in a year of reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism. Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. The 56-year-old California senator, also...
    Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. The 56-year-old California senator, also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, represents the multiculturalism that defines America but is largely absent from Washington’s power centers. Her Black identity has allowed her to speak in personal terms in a year of reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism. As the highest-ranking woman ever elected in American government, her victory gives hope to women who were devastated by Hillary Clinton’s defeat four years ago. Harris has been a rising star in Democratic politics for much of the last two decades, serving as San Francisco’s district attorney and California’s attorney general before becoming...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The highest-ranking Black member of Congress says he specifically advised President-elect Joe Biden to pick a Black woman as his running mate if he wanted to win the White House. House House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn told CNN on Saturday, “I said to him in private that I thought that a lot of the results would turn on whether or not there would be a Black woman” on the ticket. Of selecting California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, Clyburn said, “I think it cemented his relationship to the Black community.” Clyburn’s pivotal endorsement of Biden ahead of South Carolina’s early Democratic primary, the first in which Black voters played an outsize role, helped Biden develop the momentum that propelled him to successes in other primary and caucus contests, and ultimately to the Democratic nomination....
    (CBS13/AP) – Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States after CBS News and the Associated Press declared Joe Biden the projected winner of the presidency. For Harris, the development shatters barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. The 56-year-old California senator, also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, represents the multiculturalism that defines America but is largely absent from Washington’s power centers. Her Black identity has allowed her to speak in personal terms in a year of reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism. As the highest-ranking woman ever elected in American government, her victory gives hope to women who were devastated by Hillary Clinton’s defeat four years ago. See the full list of election...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) interacts with viewers via a video conference on the third night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center August 19, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Kamala Harris (I mean, ok, fine, the Biden-Harris campaign) did it! Propelled by record voter turnout and some combination of determination to end Trump’s reign of terror — and excitement over a historic ticket that would give us the first woman, Black person, Black woman and HBCU grad to serve as vice president — the Biden-Harris team is headed to the White House.  We’ve got a Black woman — a Black woman from Oakland, who graduated from Howard University, where she pledged an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. — on her way to the White House, y’all. (For you “well, actually” head folks: Yes, I know the vice...
    By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. The 56-year-old California senator, also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, represents the multiculturalism that defines America but is largely absent from Washington's power centers. Her Black identity has allowed her to speak in personal terms in a year of reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism. As the highest-ranking woman ever elected in American government, her victory gives hope to women who were devastated by Hillary Clinton's defeat four years ago. Harris has been a rising star in Democratic politics for much of the last two decades, serving as San Francisco's district attorney and...
    Kamala Harris is making history as the first woman of color elected vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. The 56-year-old California senator is also the first person of Black and South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency. She represents the multiculturalism that defines America but is largely absent from Washington's power centers. Her Black identity has allowed her to speak in personal terms in a year of reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism. Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. The 56-year-old California senator, also...
    CBS News projected Saturday Joe Biden will become the 46th president, making Kamala Harris the Vice President-elect. Her next position reads as a litany of firsts: she will be the first woman vice president, the first Black vice president, the first Asian American vice president and the first Democratic vice president from the West Coast.  Harris' ascension to the second-highest elected office of the land comes 100 years after the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, and 55 years after the Voting Rights Act codified voting protections for Black Americans. It is also just over 52 years since Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress on November 5, 1968. Only two Black women — including Harris — have ever been elected to the U.S. Senate, and no Black woman has ever served as a state governor. "It's a really emotional victory for many of us," said...
    (CNN)Dear Gabriella,Although you are only four years old, today marks one of the most important days in your life. It's not your birthday. It's not Christmas. But today marks a very big moment for you and millions of girls just like you across our country.These words won't mean much to you until you are a bit older, but the importance of today's news will ring through history and very well may change the course of your own life as a woman of color. Arick WiersonIt's impossible for you to imagine this now, but, as of today, your life -- and what you choose to do with it -- will never be the same. You see, America just elected not only the first woman vice president in our country's 244-year history, but the first woman of color. California Sen. Kamala Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, has...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Just moments after former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris, who began her political career in the San Francisco Bay Area, were declared winners of the 2020 Presidential Campaign Saturday, congratulations rained down from local politicians. The first to send out congratulations was London Breed, who also made history be becoming the first African-American woman be elected mayor of San Francisco. “With this election, we also made history by choosing Kamala Harris as our Vice-President,” Breed said in a news release. “For the first time, millions and millions of Americans chose a black woman to help lead this country.” “The pride I feel as a black woman is hard to put into words. Kamala Harris is a friend and mentor, but most importantly, she is an inspiration to so many of us all across this country. While Kamala’s path to Washington has been...
    After 45 presidents and 48 vice presidents of the United States, with two women previously nominated for vice president and one for president, a woman is finally ascending to the vice presidency. And not just any woman. Sen. Kamala Devi Harris, the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, will be not only the first woman to be vice president, but also the first Black vice president (we have, of course, had a Black president in Barack Obama), and the first Asian person in either the vice presidency or presidency. She was the second Black woman ever elected to the Senate and the first South Asian American senator, woman or man. Before that, she was “elected as the first African American and first woman to serve as California's Attorney General.” In the Senate, she made a national name through her sharp questioning of Brett Kavanaugh and others in hearings, showing her skills...
    Loading the player... Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more than two centuries. The 56-year-old California senator, also the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency, represents the multiculturalism that defines America but is largely absent from Washington’s power centers. Her Black identity has allowed her to speak in personal terms in a year of reckoning over police brutality and systemic racism. As the highest-ranking woman ever elected in American government, her victory gives hope to women who were devastated by Hillary Clinton’s defeat four years ago. Read More: Joe Biden elected 46th president of the United States Harris has been a rising star in Democratic politics for much of the...
    Four years after Democratic women donned their white pant suits in mourning for what could have been, they finally have a historic first to celebrate. Several, in fact. On Saturday, Sen. Kamala Harris was elected the first female vice president. And not only that, but the first Black vice president, the first Asian-American vice president, the first child of immigrants, the first graduate of a historically Black university. In becoming vice president, Harris shattered so many glass ceilings they could fill the halls of the now-deserted Javits Center, where Hillary Clinton’s campaign came to a shocking end four years ago. To Amanda Litman, a former Clinton campaign staffer and founder of Run For Something, a group that helps women run for office, Harris’ victory is “the culmination of a lifetime of dreaming that a woman could be in the White House.” She can still remember the day Clinton accepted the...
    She just shattered another glass ceiling. For the first time in American history, a Black woman will be vice president. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will become the first woman to hold the second-highest office in the country, as well as the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent to assume the role. She will take office in January. Harris was born in Oakland, California, in 1964. Her parents met while they were both foreign students at UC-Berkeley, her dad from Jamaica, and her mother from India.
    Loading the player... CNN White House correspondent Abby D. Phillip shared her reaction to the possible defeat of President Donald Trump from her perspective as a Black woman. Read More: CNN reporter arrested while covering Minneapolis protests, governor apologizes “For Black women, this has been really a proving moment for their political strength in carrying Joe Biden to the Democratic nomination through the primary. Black women did that,” she said. (Credit: Abby D. Phillip) The clip aired on CNN after an updated vote count on Thursday which put Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead of Trump in the swing state Pennsylvania. Host Dana Bash introduced the possibility of Sen. Kamala Harris becoming vice president and the magnitude of a possible win. “It may not be the president, but it’s right below that and there is going to be — it’s going to be pretty remarkable to watch that,” Bash remarked...
    While the 2020 presidential election has not yet been called officially, President Donald Trump‘s chance of a second term is unlikely as Joe Biden continues to widen his lead in remaining states that have yet to declare a winner. During a segment discussing Trump’s likely defeat, CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip succinctly summarized the “historical poetry” in the role Black women played in putting a nail in the coffin of Trump’s political career. Read More: Anderson Cooper calls Trump ‘obese turtle’ in on-air takedown CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip. (Photo: CNN) Phillip, 31, called to mind how Black women made the difference for Biden and ultimately carried him to the finish line in the Democratic presidential primary, and ultimately showed up at the polls again during the general election to likely hand Biden the presidency. “For Black women, this has been really a proving moment for their political strength in...
    A CNN pundit says that Donald Trump’s political career, which she said started with a “racist lie,” will now end with the historic moment when a black woman enters the White House. Political reporter Abby Phillip spoke about what appears to be the end of his time in office, as Democratic challenger Joe Biden surged ahead in a series of key battleground states and appeared poised to win the race. As The Independent reported, the conversation turned to the potentially historic nature of the Democratic ticket, which would see California Sen. Kamala Harris becoming the vice president, making her the first woman of color to serve in that role. Phillip spoke about the importance of the moment, and contrasted it with the allegations of racism that have long dogged Trump. She made reference to his role in the “birther” movement, which claimed that Barack Obama was not born in the...
    Loading the player... Lashana Lynch is a force and the whole world will soon get to see just how powerful she is when she takes on the role of 007 in No Time to Die.  The 25th James Bond film marks the first time the lead will be played by a Black woman and Lynch doesn’t take the history-making moment lightly. Her character, Nomi, takes over as 007 while James Bond is exiled and she made certain she felt good about the portrayal.  Read More: 5 things you need to know about Lashana Lynch, our new ‘007’ BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: Lashana Lynch attends the 2020 13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 06, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for ESSENCE) “A character that is too slick, a cast-iron figure? That’s completely...
    CNN correspondent Abby Phillip on Friday said a win for Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden pulls ahead of Trump in Georgia Biden takes lead in Georgia, makes gains in Pennsylvania Gore: This election is 'completely different' than 2000 MORE would be a “really approving moment” for Black women who played a pivotal role in leading the former vice president to the nomination earlier this year. The correspondent added that Biden's running mate Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisKamala Harris tells great-niece she could be president in viral clip Biden projects confidence in election results: 'We continue to feel very good about where things stand' Record number of women to serve in the next Congress MORE serving White House would be “historical poetry.”  “Can I just say for Black women, this has been a really approving moment for their political strength in carrying Joe Biden to the Democratic nomination through the primary. Black...
    CNN political reporter Abby Phillip took the opportunity of former Vice President Joe Biden’s likely electoral victory to take a pointed dig at President Donald Trump, noting that Trump’s political career began with a racist lie but could end “with a Black woman in the White House.” After Pennsylvania’s latest vote count saw Biden overtaking Trump, placing the ex-veep on the precipice of an Electoral College victory, CNN correspondent Dana Bash reflected on the historic nature of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) becoming the first woman of color to become vice president. “For the first time, and a female of color in America, you know, women have been waiting a long time to see representation at the highest levels of government,” she said. “It may not be the president, but it’s right below that and there is going to be — it’s going to be pretty remarkable to watch that.” Phillip,...
    CNN’s Abby Phillip celebrated the high possibility that the Biden-Harris ticket won the 2020 presidential election, adding that “Black women did this.” Dana Bash noted the historic nature of this election, as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) could be the first Black women vice president in American history. “And can I just — can I just say for Black women this has been really a proving moment for their political strength and carrying Joe Biden to the democratic nomination through the primary — Black women did that,” Phillip said. “And I think seeing a Black woman on the ticket with Joe Biden, on the cusp of this moment, I think is something that will go down in history because this has never happened before and not only would Black women put Joe Biden in the White House, but they would also put a Black woman in the White House as well and that is the...
    Janelle Monae, who starred in Hidden Figures, a story celebrating the crucial role black female mathematicians played in NASA’s space program, tweeted “fuck every American citizen, celebrity, white woman, black man, ETC who supported” the re-election of President Donald Trump. “Fuck Donald Tromp and every American citizen, celebrity, white woman, black man, ETC who supported him burnnnnnnnnnn,” tweeted Janelle Monae, who also played a Christian woman in the 2019 film Harriet. Monae, an eight-time Grammy-nominated singer, deleted the tweet. A screenshot of the tweet appears below. Twitter/@janellemonae “I’m not going down the list for y’all you do the research and see who gave him millions of votes,” Monae wrote in another tweet, according to Newbusters, that has also since been deleted. Last July, Monae called on Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to impeach the “racist in chief” and said “racists, sexists, white nationalists, white supremacists, etc,” make up the Republican Party. the Republican Party ????????has wanted a pawn to...
    Insider Graphics Zerina Akers is Beyoncé's longtime personal stylist. She curated the wide array of outfits for the Grammy winner's recent visual album, "Black Is King." Most recently, Akers founded Black Owned Everything, an online marketplace that showcases Black designers and businesses. In conjunction with Black Owned Everything, Akers will launch a new foundation that will "incubate" three designers at a time and help connect them to cost-efficient manufacturers. Akers is on Insider's list of Luminaries: 25 women pushing boundaries and accomplishing extraordinary feats. Check out the full list here. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One could argue that Beyoncé would not be the same culture-shaking Queen Bey without her elegant, meticulous, painfully chic wardrobe. And we have Zerina Akers to thank for that. Akers realized she had a special connection to fashion when, as a child, she became "obsessed with this one particular Easter dress...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a woman who was killed outside a truck stop on Tuesday. Ann Marie Black, 42, was fatally shot by an unidentified man at the Pilot Flying J Truck Care on Foster Road, the office said. A fight had broken out between a man and Black in front of the store before he pulled a gun and shot her, police said Tuesday afternoon. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and the man fled in a red Dodge Avenger. The relationship between the man and woman is unknown and what led up to the shooting is still under investigation, police said. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    (CNN)Cori Bush, a progressive activist and veteran of the racial justice protest movement, won a House seat in Missouri, becoming the state's first Black woman to represent the state in Congress, according to CNN projections.Bush defeated newcomer Republican Anthony Rogers by a 79% to 19% margin in the race to represent Missouri's 1st congressional district, which covers St. Louis and parts of St. Louis County. She was expected to win the general election after her upset in the Democratic primary over incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay -- a Black lawmaker who, along with his father former Rep. William Clay Sr., had represented the district for 50 years."This is definitely a night to remember," Bush said in a speech on Tuesday.Bush, a nurse and a pastor, became an organizer and protest leader after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014. She ran on a progressive platform, championing policies...
    Three men and one woman who identify as members of the ultra-right-wing Proud Boys group were stabbed near the White House in the early hours after Election Day, according to multiple reports. Police told NBC Washington that a fight broke out around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of 14th Street and New York Avenue Northwest—a few blocks from the White House campus. The four were stabbed and hospitalized, according to police, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The victims have not been formally identified, with police only saying that they are linked to the pro-Trump right-wing group. However, the New York Post reported that one of the injured men is Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio. Bevelyn Beatty, who gained notoriety after dumping paint over a Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower, was also reportedly hurt. A video posted on YouTube appears to show the start of...
    COMPTON (CBSLA) — Authorities need help finding a woman who has been missing for a month and a half. (credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department) Shontel Aunyet Harris, 25, was last seen walking in the area of 124th and Compton streets in Compton on Sept. 13. She suffers from depression and her family is very concerned for her safety, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials. Harris is described as a Black woman, about 5-foot-5, 120 pounds, with short, curly black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweater over a colorful shirt, a black skirt, wearing a black backpack, and holding a gray and black backpack. Anyone with information about Harris or her whereabouts can contact Detective Pereida at (323) 890-5500.
    COMPTON (CBSLA) — Authorities need help finding a woman who has been missing for a month and a half. (credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department) Shontel Aunyet Harris, 25, was last seen walking in the area of 124th and Compton streets in Compton on Sept. 13. She suffers from depression and her family is very concerned for her safety, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials. Harris is described as a Black woman, about 5-foot-5, 120 pounds, with short, curly black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweater over a colorful shirt, a black skirt, wearing a black backpack, and holding a gray and black backpack. Anyone with information about Harris or her whereabouts can contact Detective Pereida at (323) 890-5500.
    Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina said he would “pray” for African-Americans who vote for President Trump in Tuesday’s election. In a Sunday interview on Fox News, anchor Bret Baier asked House majority whip Clyburn about a Fox News poll that shows Trump getting 14 percent of the black vote. “I don’t know where those polls come from,” Clyburn responded. “I can tell you what, and I feel this sincerely … I’m the father of three black women. I am the son of a black woman. If any black man can go in a polling place and cast a vote for a man who referred to a black woman as a dog on national television, I’m going to have to pray for them,” Clyburn said. “I will have to pray for them. I don’t know of any man [who] can abide that kind of disrespect and insult,” he said. Clyburn...
    Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina said he would “pray” for African-Americans who vote for President Trump in Tuesday’s election. In a Sunday interview on Fox News, anchor Bret Baier asked House majority whip Clyburn about a Fox News poll that shows Trump getting 14 percent of the black vote. “I don’t know where those polls come from,” Clyburn responded. “I can tell you what, and I feel this sincerely … I’m the father of three black women. I am the son of a black woman. If any black man can go in a polling place and cast a vote for a man who referred to a black woman as a dog on national television, I’m going to have to pray for them,” Clyburn said. “I will have to pray for them. I don’t know of any man [who] can abide that kind of disrespect and insult,” he said. Clyburn...
    By LYNN BONNER, The News & Observer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Like many expectant mothers, Renee Schoolfield had worries and questions about her baby’s health. But her pregnancy was partly shadowed by her experiences in 2018, when she lost two children months apart shortly after they were born. When her uncle died earlier this year, Schoolfield worried that grieving too hard would hurt the baby. She worried when she went to the bathroom about her water breaking, as it did with her first daughter. “I prayed a lot,” she said. “I prayed more this year than ever. In the back of my mind, it was ’What if this happens? ‘What if that happens?’” Schoolfield, who lives in Ahoskie, was featured in a News & Observer article this year about Black babies being twice as likely as white babies to die before they reach their first birthdays. Structural racism is at...
    Sunday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said he was praying for Black Americans who vote for President Donald Trump. After citing polling showing Trump has an increase in support from Black and Hispanic voters, Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier asked Clyburn if he had seen a shift in the black and Hispanic communities in their support of Trump. Clyburn asserted that he had not noticed a shift in support among the community. He added that he would “have to pray” for any black voter who casts a vote for Trump after he “referred to a black woman as a dog on national television” — a reference to the president calling his former staffer Omarosa a “dog.” “I can tell you what — and I mean this sincerely — I’m the father of three black women. I am the son of a Black woman. If any Black man can go...
    Willow Smith has turned 20 years old today and, to celebrate, her parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have already taken to social media to show her love. On Friday night, Pinkett Smith shared adorable photos of little Willow with her 10.6 million Instagram followers. In the throwback pictures, the birthday girl is seen wearing a witch Halloween costume. “Happy Birthday to my most favorite Spooky Girl in the whole wide world!!!!” she wrote in the caption, adding numerous heart emojis. Just hours after the Girls Trip actress shared the picture, fellow celebrities and fans alike to the comments section to join in on the wishes. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILLOW!! I hope it’s a great one!!” Gloria Estefan wrote under the photo. “Happy Birthday Willow, keep shining your beautiful light on the world,” one fan commented. “Willow you are one very strong, intelligent, beautiful, talented black woman. Happy Birthday. May you...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- What appears to be a Halloween display in the front yard of a Kentucky home is actually a protest to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.A closer looks shows 25 gravestones featuring the names of Black men and women killed by police.Maggie McCrery told WAVE she built the display she calls "The Black Lives Matter Cemetery.""I think it is very important that white allies join forces with African-American people and help to fight this fight for equality," said McCrery.Among the names are Breonna Taylor, David McAtee and Sandra Bland. A sign next to them reads "no vacancy"."We don't have room for one more life to be taken, this has to be the end," said McCrery.McCrery says her multi-racial family was the inspiration behind the display which has received both negative and positive reactions.LaKeisha James: "A lot of people are dealing with the racial inequities...
    Loading the player... A Furman College assistant professor of African studies has resigned after being outed for lying about her falsely claimed Mexican heritage. An anonymous writer who penned a Medium blog post this week exposed Kelly Kean Sharp as a “non-Hispanic white” woman who, for “strategic” purposes, had posed as a Chicana — a term to describe an American woman or girl of Mexican descent. The post was on a page called “Producing Whiteness” with the title, “Kelly Kean Sharp: Chicana?” Read More: University of New Hampshire professor accused of posing as Black woman online Apparently, the anonymous blogger had known Sharp from a distance while she was attending the University of California, Davis as a Ph.D. student. The writer had been shocked to see that Sharp had posted that she was Chicana on her Twitter profile after a friend showed brought it to her attention....
    A white woman who supports President Donald Trump told a Black woman who supports Joe Biden that she’s “white and proud of it!” in a jaw-dropping focus group segment on MSNBC. On Saturday morning’s edition of AM Joy, fill-in host Jonathan Capehart introduced the package by saying that this election is “a choice between American democracy and white supremacy,” and added that “Trump’s history of racist rhetoric, including his thinly-veiled promise to save the suburbs, his message comes amid a stark racial divide in this country.” “And that divide was on display this week when my colleague Chris jansing sat down with a group of older women in Sarasota Florida,” he said, and what followed were selections from Jansing’s focus group that were raw, to say the least. “He has caused social unrest,” a Black woman identified as a Biden supporter said, as the Trump supporters interrupted her with...
    Adrienne's revealing her best costumes. Adrienne Bailon showed off her flawless figure on Instagram this week as she shared a throwback look at some of her past Halloween costumes. The Real co-host posted five of her previous looks on October 30 and teased her outfit for this year. The first snap was black-and-white and saw the former The Cheetah Girls singer dressed as Wonder Woman. The star went all-out with her costume, rocking a bustier top and star-print bottoms that revealed her toned legs with a thick belt around her trim waist. She wore a long, dark wig which she paired with the superhero’s signature gold crown and wrist cuffs. Adrienne adopted Wonder Woman’s pose with both hands on her hips and wore cartoon-style makeup, including a black contour line on her cheek and heavily lined lips. The star wore the outfit for The Real’s 2015 Halloween episode. She looked...
    When shooting the film Kindred—directed and co-written by Joe Marcantonio and available on demand November 6—London native Tamara Lawrance found herself mostly alone in Ireland, shuttling between the cottage where she was staying and set. That isolation had resonances with her role in the film as Charlotte, a young woman who has made plans with her live-in boyfriend, Ben, to move to Australia, leaving behind his staid, upper class family and their frigid castle for a “fresh start” in the outback. Unfortunately, the escape plan does not hatch; Charlotte gets pregnant and Ben is killed in an accident. Instead of heading to Australia, the young woman is kept confined to her dead boyfriend’s mother Margaret’s home, along with Margaret’s overly friendly beta stepson, Thomas. A disturbing psychological game ensues: by insisting on her freedom, is reluctant mother-to-be Charlotte endangering the health of the baby? Or are her cold, wealthy keepers...
    People have shared heartbreaking accounts of everyday racism they have encountered - including a Native American and black person who was told that their family history is like a 'rare and disgusting anomaly of nature'.   From a Jewish person being told that Hitler 'should've got them', to strangers telling a woman with Chinese heritage to have her eyes 'fixed', these are some of the shocking incidents of racism experienced by social media users from around the world. Taking to the secrets sharing app Whisper, another anonymous distressed poster admitted: 'I'm Middle Eastern and I got called "a spy from Isis".' Here, FEMAIL reveals some of the shocking incidences shared on the US-based site...   People have shared heartbreaking accounts of everyday racism they have encountered - including a Jewish person being told that Hitler 'should've got them' (pictured) These are some of the tragic moments of racism experienced...
    PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- Pittsburg police are investigating a racially charged incident, where a man used racial slurs and called police on a Black woman with her young daughter at a dog park, while another man coughed in the woman's face.The incident began Friday around 6 p.m. when Nicole Terrell and her 6-year-old daughter went to Highlands Ranch Park to play with Bella, a 6-month-old emotional support pet.EXCLUSIVE: Video shows woman's racist rant toward Latino dog walkerWhen another dog, belonging to another African American family attacked Bella, the incident seemed to quickly resolve itself."They apologized and they said they were leaving and 'I'm so sorry,'" says Nicole.But before they were able to leave, the situation took a turn for the worst."Out of nowhere a man just started saying vulgar racist slurs toward the African American family which prompted me to start recording," Nicole said.WATCH: Our America: Living While BlackEMBED More...
    (CNN)The New York Police Department, the largest police force in the country, has appointed a Black woman to be its chief of patrol. That makes her not only the first African-American woman but the first woman ever to hold the seat that manages most of the department's uniformed officers patrolling the city.The announcement came on Thursday from NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, who said he is "beyond proud" to name Chief Juanita Holmes to serve in the post.Holmes will become the highest ranking African-American woman in NYPD history and the highest ranking uniformed woman ever, according to the presentation Shea put forward at a press conference."She has walked the walk, and she talks the talk," Shea said. "I think she is the complete package."Holmes replaces outgoing Chief Fauto Pichardo, who abruptly submitted his retirement papers earlier this month.Read MoreThe promotion is also notable because it puts her in the conversation to...
    Police in Mumbai, India have reportedly filed a case against a woman after she stabbed her daughter on the back with a pencil because she wasn’t able to answer a question her teacher asked during an online class.  Hide The 35-year-old mother attacked her daughter, who is in sixth grade, while she was attending the online class on Wednesday, according to the Mumbai Mirror. Hide When the teacher asked a question, the 12-year-old student failed to answer. The mother then stabbed her on the back with a pencil and bit her multiple times.  The woman’s younger sister was present at the scene and called a child helpline number to report her to the authorities. The mother was reportedly defensive after two workers from a non-government organization showed up in response to the aunt’s call. According to the International Business Times, the classroom was using Zoom for online learning. Hide Today’s top...
    A Black female entrepreneur in Philadelphia described the shock of seeing her boutique looted by rioters following the police shooting of an armed Black man on Monday. Security video shows a mob racing into her store and cleaning it out in less than a minute. Jameelah Scurry, owner of La’vanter Boutique in North Philadelphia, expressed her shock after seeing her store destroyed by looters in the wake of an officer-involved shooting of knife-wielding Walter Wallace, Jr. on Monday. Wallace’s death led to protests that turned violent on Monday and Tuesday nights where stores across the city were looted and vandalized. Scurry told ABC 6 in Philadelphia that her store was destroyed. “The journey was long and rough. We just came up on our two-year mark that we’ve been here,” Scurry told the reporter. “So, we were also celebrating that and our two-year mark in business.” She described her efforts to...
    A White former NYPD cop must pay $1 million to a Black woman after he broke into her Nashville home and drunkenly berated her with racial slurs in front of her two kids. Federal Judge Eli Richardson ordered Michael Reynolds to pay Conese Halliburton the sum on Monday in response to the civil lawsuit filed by the woman, The Tennessean reported. Reynolds resigned from the police force in January after calls for his termination. POLICE FIND 87 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA ON SAN FRANCISCO-NASHVILLE FLIGHT “Ms. Halliburton promised from the beginning that she would hold ex-Officer Reynolds fully accountable for his criminal misconduct and obtain justice for her family regarding this despicable incident,” said Halliburton’s attorney, Daniel A. Horwitz. “We are certainly pleased with this development, but we also aren’t finished here.” Michael Reynolds (Metro Nashville Police Department) Reynolds was attending a bachelor party in Nashville in July 2018 when he busted into...
    A black female police officer has been named the NYPD's new Chief of Patrol, making her the highest-ranking woman in the department's 175 year history.  Juanita Holmes was officially appointed to the powerful position Thursday, during a press conference held by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.  Holmes will now be charged with overseeing more than 22,000 uniformed NYPD officers across 77 precincts.  Holmes' appointment comes amid widespread tension between NYPD officers and many New York City residents, following claims of systemic racism in the police system.  Speaking to the media following her appointment, Holmes pleaded for calm and pledged to help cops and communities come together.    'We have to bring those communities into our world, sit down and go back to the drawing board and get it right," she stated. 
    Loading the player... Dr. Chaniece Wallace, a pediatric chief resident in Indiana, died on October 20 after giving birth to her first child, a daughter named Charlotte Azaela.  Her husband, Anthony, wrote on a GoFundMe post that the couple were very excited about welcoming Charlotte into the world and had discussed “all of the many possibilities of her bright future and the limitless paths she could follow.”  According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a Black woman is at least twice as likely to die in childbirth than a White woman in America. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) However, Dr. Wallace developed symptoms of preeclampsia and underwent surgery to address the complications, which included a ruptured liver, high blood pressure and failing kidneys.  She ultimately passed away.  “Chaniece fought with every piece of strength, courage and faith she had available,” Anthony Wallace wrote. Read More:...
    Shocking surveillance footage has shown a Calgary cop slamming a handcuffed black woman face-first to the floor and breaking her nose in what a fellow officer has described as the 'worst use of force he has seen in 30 years'.  Calgary Police Constable Alex Dunn was charged with assault causing bodily harm over the violent incident that took place during the arrest of Dalia Kafi back in December 2017 in Calgary, in the western Canadian province of Alberta.  Dunn is currently standing trial for the alleged assault but has not been fired from the force and is currently working in an administrative role.  Video played at his trial Monday shows the police officer flipping Kafi to the ground in a 'judo-style throw' causing her face to bounce off the concrete and leaving her lying in a pool of blood.    A Calgary cop is on trial for slamming a handcuffed black...
    Body and dash camera footage has been released from an incident in which a black man was shot and killed by a Waukegan police officer in Illinois. Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was fatally shot and his girlfriend, Tafara Williams, 20, was wounded after a Waukegan police officer shot them in their car on October 20.  Footage released by Waukegan police of Wednesday shows clips from multiple cameras to piece together the incident, including an officer telling Stinnette he is under arrest and the subsequent car chase, shooting and crash. The dramatic newly-released video captures the sound of several shots ringing out before an injured Williams can be heard begging for help and asking ‘why did you shoot us’.  In reply, an unnamed officer shouts ‘you almost tried to run me over’ amid a tense stand-off in the aftermath of the shooting that left Stinnette fatally wounded. To the dismay of the families of Stinnette...
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A man who served a month in jail for running from Everett police will serve no more time behind bars in a case that prompted the police department to clarify its policy about a technique to pin suspects. The arrest of Joseph Michael Hill, 39, a Black man, came the day before police killed George Floyd while detaining him in Minneapolis, The Herald reported. Body-worn camera footage showed Hill repeating, “I can’t breathe,” as a police sergeant held him down by kneeling on his back in a yard. Everett Police Chief Dan Templeman said the officer in Hill’s case applied pressure to the shoulders and not directly to the neck and only for 14 seconds. Nonetheless, both incidents led Everett police to add a line to the policy manual explicitly telling officers to move a restrained person to a position where it’s easier to breathe “at...
    Have you ever seen someone utterly demolish a board of police commissioners? Hide You’re about to. A video shared to Reddit’s PublicFreakout this week shows just that as a Kansas City, Missouri activist engages with her local police commissioners in a genuinely staggering display of public vitriol for nearly 4 minutes. Hide Kansas City Activist Exposes And Verbally Cuts Into The Board Of Police Commissioners from PublicFreakout “Fair warning: I’m not nice, and I don’t seek to be respectable,” the young Black woman begins. She makes no attempt to hide the disdain she clearly feels for the Kansas City board members as she takes the mic. “I’m not asking y’all for anything, cause y’all can’t and won’t be both my savior and oppressor.” Hide She goes on to explain that she is not interested in reform. Rather, she believes the building in which the commission meeting is taking place should...
    Authorities have released photos of a car driven by a person of interest in the case of a woman who was attacked by a man while she was walking on a Long Island trail. The incident happened on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at approximately 11:30 a.m. in Port Jefferson Station. The 54-year-old woman was walking on Greenway Trail, approximately one-quarter mile from the eastern entrance when the man tackled her from behind, Suffolk County Police said. The woman was knocked to the ground and the man put his hand over her mouth and made comments that were sexual in nature, according to police. The man fled toward the trail entrance when the woman screamed as they were approached by another walker, police said. The man is described as Black, in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-10 tall and heavyset.  He was wearing a black sweatshirt with green sweatpants with a black stripe down...
    House Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said Tuesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that President Donald Trump was “not a good person.” He claimed his disdain for “African-American women” proved it. In a clip from Fox News, Trump adviser Jared Kushner said, “One thing we have seen in the black community which is mostly Democrats, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies can help people breaking out the problems they complain about. He can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.” Clyburn said, “I want Jared Kushner to know, I think I got a pretty good idea what’s best for me and my children. I can tell you this — it ain’t in the policies of Donald Trump. I am hearing all these numbers they’re coming out with, telling they are expecting to get 20% of black votes. I want to see a...
    Eboni K. Williams may be new to the “Real Housewives of New York,” but that’s not going to stop her from being herself. The “Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams” podcast host, 37, announced earlier this month that she was joining “RHONY” as its first black cast member — and told Page Six in an exclusive interview that she’s excited to bring a new perspective to the show when Season 13 premieres in 2021. “I’m a huge fan of the entire ‘Housewives’ franchise,” Williams said. “But it was so glaringly obvious to me and I think the rest of the country that you can’t have a show about New York and not have a black woman’s lens represented … So for 12 years, that had been the case. I do think people were making efforts around it. I’m not sure as to why it never happened until now.” The...
    A woman who was shot by police last week in suburban Chicago said Tuesday that officers did nothing more than cover her boyfriend with a blanket after he was shot and left him on the ground to die. Tafara Williams, 20, spoke to reporters during a Zoom call from her hospital bed as she described the October 20 shooting in Waukegan that killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette. "They allowed him to die," Williams said. "They wanted us to bleed out on the ground." In detailing what happened for the first time, Williams, who is Black, said she was sitting in her car in front of her home with Stinnette, who also was Black, smoking a cigarette. She said she did not want to smoke near their young child. She said a white officer pulled up and started to question her, telling Stinnette that she knew him from when he was in...
    On Election Day, 115 women of color will be on the ballot for House seats - a record for American politics. Deborah Roberts spoke with 8 of those women across the aisle in a roundtable discussion. Watch a preview in the player above or click here to watch the full discussion on ABCNews.com--Cori Bush, a St. Louis, Missouri, native, did not grow up thinking she would become a member of Congress.She is a formerly homeless Black woman who faced domestic violence and became a single mom while living in a congressional district that had been represented by members of the same family for a half-century.Yet in August, Bush -- who became a progressive activist after Michael Brown, a Black 18-year-old, was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, -- ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary of Missouri's 1st Congressional District, ending...
    A MOTHER is under criminal investigation for allegedly selling her newborn baby on the black market for £250, according to police. The woman, 30, named Chechena, said she had three school aged children, and needed the money.  3The woman is said to have sold her newborn baby in order to buy sweets and clothes for her other kids She used the cash “to buy sweets and clothes for the kids”. The cleaner was held after child care officials, who knew she had been pregnant, became suspicious over the whereabouts of her baby. She is said to have told police she met the buyers - a “childless couple” -  through “acquaintances”. She reportedly then used the woman buyer’s passport when she registered for a scan, and later to enter the maternity hospital in April.  After the baby was born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia the midwife allegedly handed her baby son to the buyer’s...
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Black woman injured in suburban Chicago police shooting says she begged officers to help boyfriend, who later died. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A white former NYPD cop must pay $1 million to a black woman after he broke into her Nashville home and drunkenly berated her with racial slurs in front of her two kids. Federal Judge Eli Richardson ordered Michael Reynolds to pay Conese Halliburton the sum on Monday in response to the civil lawsuit filed by the woman, The Tennessean reported. Reynolds resigned from the police force in January after calls for his termination. “Ms. Halliburton promised from the beginning that she would hold ex-Officer Reynolds fully accountable for his criminal misconduct and obtain justice for her family regarding this despicable incident,” said Halliburton’s attorney, Daniel A. Horwitz. “We are certainly pleased with this development, but we also aren’t finished here.” Reynolds was attending a bachelor party in Nashville in Jul 2018 when he busted into Halliburton’s home, believing it was his Airbnb, and threatened the woman with racial slurs...
    A 24-year-old Long Island woman has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. Suffolk County Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Coram woman who is five months pregnant. Gianna Lettieri was last seen on Monday, Oct. 26 at 8:25 p.m. in the parking lot of her residence in Coram, located at North Isle Village apartment complex. Lettieri is 5-foot-4 inches tall, 115 pounds with light brown hair.  She was last seen wearing a black jacket, green tank top, dark gray or black slacks and boots. Detectives are asking anyone with information on Lettieri’s location to call 911 or the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652. As a reminder, Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information with media outlets about individuals with special needs who have been reported missing. Share this story by clicking...
    A large black pickup truck reportedly drove through a police line in Philadelphia during protests Monday night. A witness reported the truck ran over a female officer. A video posted on Twitter Monday night shows a police line attempting to block off a street from protesters. Suddenly, a large black pickup truck with someone standing up in the bed of the truck rounds the corner and plows through the police line. An officer can be seen laying on the ground as the truck drives away. BREAKING: A large black pick-up truck drove through a riot line of Philadelphia police officers, and from reports at least one officer is down. pic.twitter.com/Pu5l1iiuGH — ❄️FrostBite❄️ (@realfrostylady) October 27, 2020 “Oh my God!” a woman exclaims after seeing the truck run the officer down. “They hit a cop. They hit a cop.” The woman appears to be dismayed at the apparently intentional running down...
    Loading the player... Queen Sugar star Nicholas Ashe has shared the heartbreaking news on social media that his mother Jade has passed away.  “My Mom was a phenomenal woman. Accomplished. Beautiful. Capable of anything. She was the type of person you decided you loved within minutes of meeting Her,” he wrote on Instagram on Oct. 26.  “She opened Her doors to anyone who needed food, or money, or a place to sleep. She got tattoos and rode motorcycles. She was the life of the party and the talk of the town. She loved all nine of her children, but it’s no secret that I held a special place in Her heart,” Ashe continued. Read More: ‘Queen Sugar’ will cover COVID-19, BLM, and election in 5th season NEW ORLEANS, LA – JULY 06: Nicholas Ashe (Queen Sugar) attends the Summer OF OWN Essence Fest Cocktail Party at Legacy Kitchen on...
    Left to right: Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan and Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris. (Photo: Getty Images) I read about it late on Sunday night on Twitter, and I instantly knew that my conservative friend, famed Reagan speechwriter and Wall Street Journal opinion columnist, Peggy Noonan, had bit off more than she could chew. Noonan penned a column where she was rightly perceived as treating Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, disrespectfully by implying that Harris needed to be more serious and sober-minded when she is out on the campaign trail — not dancing, laughing and being what she considered to be inappropriate.  I couldn’t disagree with Peggy more.  Read More: Columnist Peggy Noonan slammed for saying Harris’ dancing ‘embarrassing’ U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images) I have been a contributor to theGrio for over a decade. I was a life-long...
    Loading the player... If you’re fans of Jemele Hill and Cari Champion, you may be surprised to learn that they weren’t always such close friends. The duo that co-hosts VICE’s addictive series, Stick to Sports, took their talents to Red Table Talk and reveal there were some serious attempts to keep them apart when they both worked at ESPN. Read More: Cari Champion, Jemele Hill talk new show ‘Stick To Sports,’ Kamala Harris, and athletes’ political involvement Now, the duo is sitting down with Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris, and Willow Smith to drop some knowledge on the real reasons Black women don’t always support each other. Aside from the constant criticism Black women face from the outside world, they’re also constantly in competition with each other when it comes to the workplace. The notion that there’s usually only room for one successful Black woman...
    BLM invaded Lake Oswego, Oregon, on Sunday and demanded allegiance from suburban shoppers and diners who were on the streets. Protestors march through one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the Portland metro area pic.twitter.com/MWzWmT9o3V — Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) October 25, 2020 The city of approximately 40,000 is situated eight miles south of Portland. It surrounds the 405-acre Oswego Lake. The community is one of the wealthiest suburbs surrounding the Portland area, according to SkyBluePortland.com. Breitbart News reported that Moms United for Black Lives promised to “f*ck sh*t up in Lake Oswego” on Sunday. One business, a pub on A Street, said it was going to board up its building to protect itself from vandalism. The Oregonian reported that one of the leaders, Demetria Hester, said, “The march was about showing Lake Oswego residents that Black lives matter all the time, and about making racists uncomfortable.” Danialle James is also a leader of the group. Frontline...
    An Air Force veteran in Southern California would be the state’s first Black Republican woman elected to a U.S. House seat if she’s able to unseat her Democratic opponent in November, according to a report. “I am driven every day by the sacrifice of those that came before me,” Aja Smith, who was deployed to Qatar in 2007, told The Washington Times in an interview published Saturday. “My grandfather was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam and my great uncle was a Tuskegee Airman pilot,” she added. Smith is running against Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., who was first elected to Congress in 2012. He is also the first openly gay person of color elected to Congress, according to GLAAD.  Smith last challenged Takano in the 41st Congressional District, which includes Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris and Jurupa Valley, in 2018, according to the Inland Empire’s Press-Enterprise. DR. CAMERON WEBB: TREATING...
    Natalie Roser flaunts her bod in sexy activewear. Natalie Roser is making exercise wear look sexy in her new Instagram update. On Saturday, the blonde bombshell posted three pictures of herself wearing a black outfit that showcased her every curve and completely amazed her 1.2 million followers on the social media platform. The sizzling ensemble that Natalie wore was from Alo Yoga that was tagged in the photos. In the first of the three slides, the 30-year-old beauty sat on a stair with her legs spread apart and slightly bent as she posed wearing the black two-piece suit. The sexy bralette-style top featured thick straps that ran over her slender shoulders and a wide band under her bosom. There was also a zipper in the middle that she had pulled about half way down revealing a hint of cleavage. The matching leggings clung to her petite hips and toned legs....
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys representing a Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a suburban Chicago police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend called the officer's firing “a first step in police accountability" but said they are pressing ahead with their own probe of the shooting. Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles announced late Friday the firing of the officer who fatally shot Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, and wounded Tafara Williams, 20. Walles said in a brief statement that the male officer had committed “multiple policy and procedure violations.” No other details, including the officer’s name, were provided in the announcement, which came shortly after Lake County’s chief prosecutor said the FBI would join Illinois State Police in investigating Tuesday's shooting. A protest rally and march were planned for Saturday in Waukegan, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Chicago, to demand justice....
    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys representing a Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a suburban Chicago police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend called the officer’s firing “a first step in police accountability” but said they are pressing ahead with their own probe of the shooting. Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles announced late Friday the firing of the officer who fatally shot Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, and wounded Tafara Williams, 20. Walles said in a brief statement that the male officer had committed “multiple policy and procedure violations.” No other details, including the officer’s name, were provided in the announcement, which came shortly after Lake County’s chief prosecutor said the FBI would join Illinois State Police in investigating Tuesday’s shooting. A protest rally and march were planned for Saturday in Waukegan, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Chicago, to demand justice....
    ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images In St. Louis on Sunday, a man got out of a car to steal the cell phone of a 64-year-old Black woman who had collapsed to the ground, police told Insider. The man sped away from the woman after grabbing her phone, according to the Associated Press.  Local authorities said emergency medical services transported her to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The woman had suffered from a heart attack, KSDK reported.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A man exited his car to steal the cell phone of a 64-year old Black woman who had collapsed to the ground, St. Louis police told Insider. On Sunday afternoon, the woman was jogging in a St. Louis neighborhood when she collapsed to the ground outside Anheuser-Bush brewery, authorities told the Associated Press. The man left his van to take the phone...
    A popular new Reddit video shows “Frontier Karen” melting down on a flight and calling a Black passenger “Shaniqua.” Hide “I was getting off peacefully,” Karen says as the video starts, just before takeoff on a Frontier Airlines flight. She’s hitting the hands of the two attendants who are trying to get her off the plane. Hide Karen—whose face mask is down around her chin, of course—is adamant about certain people not clapping in satisfaction as she’s forcibly removed from the flight. “Fat, fat, fat, fat, fat,” Karen says as she points at other passengers, some of whom appear to be mocking her as she is removed from the flight. Thank you for flying Frontier! from PublicFreakout Hide Karen is specifically arguing with one woman who is mostly offscreen. The woman dares Karen to come to the back of the plane and fight: “Bitch, you got the right one! Pop on me,...
    A black woman who was seriously injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that saw her black boyfriend shot dead this week claims they did nothing to provoke the shooting.      Marcellis Stinnette, 19, was killed and his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Tafara Williams, was seriously injured when a police officer in Waukegan opened fire on Tuesday night. Police have said the car, which was being driven by Williams, fled as a white officer approached them following a traffic stop just before midnight.  The same vehicle was spotted a little later by another officer, according to police.  As the second officer approached the car, police said Williams started reversing towards him and he fired his gun into the vehicle.  Police said no weapon was found in the vehicle.   Marcellis Stinnette, 19, (left) was killed and his girlfriend and the mother of his child, Tafara Williams,...
    Sign up to receive the best of the internet straight to your inbox. No, it wasn’t a dream: Chris Pratt is really back in the news cycle, this time under scrutiny for his political leanings. In other news, today: Woman yells ‘f*ck Black Lives Matter’ at Black barista who asked her to wear mask Dominatrix goes viral after walking man on leash through supermarket Nearly one-third of COVID-19 patients suffered from altered mental functions, according to study Hide Alex Beckom/Facebook Hide Hide BREAK THE INTERNET Woman yells ‘f*ck Black Lives Matter’ at Black barista who asked her to wear mask A viral video shows a white woman arguing with a Starbucks barista who asks the woman to wear a mask. The woman is heard screaming “Fuck Black Lives Matter” at the barista, who is Black.  “I’m not gonna listen to anything you say to me when you talk to me like...
    An Illinois city is reeling after police fatally shot a Black teenager who was the passenger in a vehicle that reversed toward an officer, authorities said Thursday. The shooting, which occurred close to midnight on Tuesday, left the driver of the vehicle hospitalized and sparked protests in the city of Waukegan.  The local police department said in a statement that an officer was "investigating an occupied vehicle" when the suspects fled the scene. Later, a second officer spotted and approached the vehicle, which they said began moving in reverse toward him. The officer, who feared for his safety, fired his semi-automatic pistol, the department said. The passenger, 19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette, was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries, police said. A preliminary autopsy determined that Stinnette died from gunshot wounds. Police said no weapons were found inside the vehicle. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox...
    An angry passenger berated and shoved a bus driver in Canada after being asked to wear a mask. Hide The footage, which was filmed in Ontario last month but only recently surfaced on social media, shows the bus stopped as the driver attempts to get the unidentified woman to cover her face. Hide https://www.instagram.com/p/CGlmtmdHmKv/ “You’re moving around, and people are wearing masks,” the driver says. “You don’t have a mask.” Hide The woman responds by noting that she wore a mask while getting on the bus before insulting the driver. “Listen, I have a Ph.D., ma’am,” the woman says. “What do you do? Well, go drive the bus!”  As the situation intensifies, the driver ultimately asks the woman to get off the bus. The passenger responds by getting up from her seat and shoving the driver. Hide Instagram users who viewed the video, unsurprisingly, sided with the driver. “Ph.D. in...
    An investigation is underway after a woman was attacked by a man while walking on a Long Island trail. The incident happened on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at approximately 11:30 a.m. in Port Jefferson Station. The 54-year-old woman was walking on Greenway Trail, approximately one-quarter mile from the eastern entrance when the man tackled her from behind, Suffolk County Police said. The woman was knocked to the ground and the man put his hand over her mouth and made comments that were sexual in nature, according to police. The man fled toward the trail entrance when the woman screamed as they were approached by another walker, police said. The man was described as Black, in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-10 tall and heavyset.  He was wearing a black sweatshirt with green sweatpants with a black stripe down the side, police said.  The woman did not suffer any physical injuries, police said. Detectives are...
    An investigation is underway after a woman was attacked by a man while walking on a Long Island trail. The incident happened on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at approximately 11:30 a.m. in Port Jefferson Station. The 54-year-old woman was walking on Greenway Trail, approximately one-quarter mile from the eastern entrance when the man tackled her from behind, Suffolk County Police said. The woman was knocked to the ground and the man put his hand over her mouth and made comments that were sexual in nature, according to police. The man fled toward the trail entrance when the woman screamed as they were approached by another walker, police said. The man was described as Black, in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-10 tall and heavyset.  He was wearing a black sweatshirt with green sweatpants with a black stripe down the side, police said.  The woman did not suffer any physical injuries, police said. Detectives are...
    MUNCY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS/CNN) — Melinda Lebarron, of Muncy Creek Township in Lycoming County, let her dog, coincidentally named Bear, out in her backyard to walk around last Saturday. Moments later, she witnessed her dog being killed by a black bear. “The bear was going full force, and she started running, and it got her to about here, and then that’s when I seen her grab my dog, and she pinned her up on that top step,” Melinda Lebarron said. She and her husband, Sid Lebarron, witnessed the whole attack while fighting to save their own lives. “I had to shut the door because of me and her. If that bear would have gotten in the house, it probably would have been all over for us, so I had to make a choice, the dog or us, so I slammed the door,” Sid Lebarron said. During the altercation with...
    By Alexandra Meeks, Stella Chan, David Williams and Leah Asmelash | CNN A White female customer was caught on video shouting a string of obscenities at a Black Starbucks barista in Southern California, after the customer refused to properly wear a face covering inside the store. The encounter, which took place on Sunday in the suburban San Diego city of Santee, escalated after the barista, 19-year-old Alex Beckom, asked the White customer to put on her mask, which was hanging below her chin, Beckom told CNN. At first, the woman complied after being asked to properly wear her mask, which had ‘Trump 2020’ lettered across it, Beckom said. Shortly after, another customer at the store said the woman allegedly told the barista she did not have to wear a mask because she “had an exception.” The barista said exceptions are “not a thing,” according to the customer who witnessed the...
    Illinois State Police are investigating after a suburban Chicago police officer fatally shot a Black teenager who was a passenger in a vehicle that rolled in reverse toward an officer, authorities said Wednesday. Officials haven’t identified the dead teen, nor the driver, a Waukegan woman in her 20s who was wounded during the shooting. She was hospitalized in serious condition. The two were in a vehicle that fled a traffic stop late Tuesday, according to Waukegan police. It was spotted a short time later by an officer on patrol. While the officer was approaching the vehicle, it began moving in reverse. Authorities said the officer, fearing for his safety, opened fire. The Lake County coroner’s office has not yet released details on the wounds suffered by the dead teen. No weapon was found in the vehicle, police added. Body camera and squad car video has been turned over to Illinois...
    While it has been good to see journalists from different backgrounds defend the journalistic integrity and competence of NBC News’ Kristen Welker against attacks from Donald Trump, it is also important to again call out Trump’s pattern of disgustingly sexist, personal attacks on the intellect, integrity and credibility of Black women journalists, and prominent Black women in public life. It is also no surprise that a man with a long history of racism and sexism continues these childish, offensive outbursts at the very idea that Black women are stepping into our power in this historic moment. Given that she is the moderator of Thursday night’s final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, part of Trump’s strategy in attacking Welker personally is aimed at de-legitimizing the debate (and what will likely be another horrendous debate performance from Trump himself) by attempting to undermine her legitimacy ahead of time. At...
    (CNN)When she started to fence at the age of seven on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, Ysaora Thibus never dared dream of becoming an Olympian."I didn't know anything about it before. I just entered the room and I was like 'oh, what is this sport?'" Thibus tells CNN Sport from her family home."Everyone was in white gear, fighting each other. I loved it and it [so] happened that I became really good at it." Ten years later she was asked to join INSEP -- France's leading training institute for elite athletes -- which has helped develop the likes of basketball star Tony Parker and former world No.1 tennis player Amélie Mauresmo. Thibus trained and lived on campus, while also studying business. She was later selected for the foil's individual and team event at her first Olympic Games in London 2012 and then again four years later in Rio de...