*Karen Bass in recent weeks has emerged as a dark horse candidate for Vice President of Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden.
The head of the Black Caucus also has released telling statements around her lineage tying her to America. On Wednesday Bass stated “My ancestors built the Capitol, but yet there are monuments to the very people that enslaved my ancestors…” Is this a signal of the input the #ADOS the movement has had on the 2020 election?
Co-founder of #ADOS American Descendants of Slavery attorney Antonio Moore believes so and released a set of tweets laying out the case that without funding, and despite opposition ADOS voters have swayed the 2020 election and possibly the identity politics of Black folks in the United States with it. Moore particularly points to a meeting ADOS in Los Angeles along with himself had with Bass that went past its 1 hr mark, and lasted 2 hours.
This is not support for Bass politics we had disagreements in the meeting at points. This is a statement that #ados pushed to the forefront the fact that American Blackness is built on U.S. slavery & Jim Crow and those who descend are different and need to acknowledge and own it. pic.twitter.com/QLaIjtrSp0
— Antonio Moore (@tonetalks) August 2, 2020
On Friday Moore also released a scathing critique of Kamala Harris record with Black voters and laid out questions on her selection as Vice President.
Do you think Kamala Harris would have met with Black #ADOS voters as Bass did? Give us your thoughts.
AG Daniel Cameron Hires Armed Security, Responds to Grand Juror’s Statement
*Daniel Cameron is being guarded by armed security after citing “detailed threats against the attorney general, his wife and members of his family,” in the wake of his handling of the Breonna Taylor case.
“The attorney general’s protective detail determined that given the credibility of such threats, additional personnel and resources were needed to provide the appropriate level of security,” Elizabeth Kuhn, a spokeswoman for Cameron, said in a statement Wednesday morning.
“Because of the sensitive nature of the threats, we cannot provide further information.”
The $300,000 retroactive security contract was approved by legislators and began at the end of August and ends on Dec. 31, Yahoo reports.
A grand juror from the Breonna Taylor case has come forward to say jurors were ‘never given the opportunity’ to deliberate homicide charges. Contrast that with AG Daniel Cameron’s RNC speech pic.twitter.com/9ZaoMFkgiW
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 21, 2020
Following news that a judge ruled that members of the grand jury can speak publicly about the case, Cameron is standing by his work as Special Prosecutor.
Cameron claims he did not offer the grand jury the option to indict the officers on charges related to Taylor’s death in her own home. As reported by TMZ, he made the decision to present charges “that could be proven under Kentucky law.”
He also says he disagrees with the judge’s decision to allow an anonymous grand juror to speak publicly about the proceedings, but he’s not going to appeal, the report states.
The juror in question claims Cameron misrepresented the case. Check out the statement below, per Complex:
“Being one of the jurors on the Breonna Taylor case was a learning experience. The three weeks of service leading up to that presentation showed how the grand jury normally operates. The Breonna Taylor case was quite different. After hearing the Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s press conference, and with my duty as a grand juror being over, my duty as a citizen compelled action. The grand jury was not presented any charges other than the three wanton endangerment charges against Detective Hankison. The grand jury did not have homicide offenses explained to them. The grand jury never heard anything about those laws. Self defense or justification was never explained either. Questions were asked about additional charges and the grand jury was told there would be non because the prosecutors didn’t feel they could make them stick. The grand jury didn’t agree that certain actions were justified, nor did it decide the indictment should be the only charges in the Breonna Taylor case. The grand jury was not given the opportunity to deliberate on those charges and deliberated only on what was presented to them. I cannot speak for other juror, but I can help the truth be told.”
— Gabe Gutierrez (@gabegutierrez) October 20, 2020
On Tuesday, Cameron posted a statement on Twitter about the judge’s decision involving the anonymous Grand Juror, check out the tweet below.
My statement on the Judge’s decision today in the case involving the anonymous Grand Juror: pic.twitter.com/47mWaPzbah
— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) October 20, 2020
Megan Thee Stallion Fires Back At Tory Lanez After He Denies Shooting Her [VIDEO]
*Megan Thee Stallion was quick to hit up social media to call Tory Lanez “crazy” after he proclaimed his innocence in their controversial shooting case.
Lanez also says he and the “WAP” rapper are still friends, despite allegedly shooting at her during an argument. He dished further about the incident for the first time on video Tuesday, hopping on Instagram Live to defend himself against Megan’s accusations.
We previously reported…Lanez has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Megan, and is to have no contact with her amid his criminal case for allegedly shooting the hip-hop star. He was also ordered to surrender any guns he owns.
Lanez is accused of shooting at Megan’s feet several times and wounding her on July 12 in Hollywood Hills. The Canadian-born artist took to Twitter recently to react to the two felony charges he’s facing over the incident.
“the truth will come to the light,” he wrote. “I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u.”
During his recent Instagram Live, Tory called the shooting a “debacle.”
Megan took to Twitter to respond to his claim that they are still friends, writing “This N*gga genuinely crazy.”
This Nigga genuinely crazy
— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) October 21, 2020
Following the shooting, Lanez said he was advised not to make a public statement on the matter.
“Two days after that, I get a call from Roc Nation that says, ‘Yo, we heard you were gonna to make a statement about what happened, and it’d be in your best interest if you don’t make that statement,'” he said. “And I’m like, OK? I don’t understand the issue of me telling my fans, like, ‘Yo, it’s not that serious of a deal …'”
Tory Lanez has said everything but “I did not shoot her” he’s literally just going in circles trying to make her look like a liar, trying to make her look bad but won’t say he did not do it lol.
— Lethal Homo (@LordeCali) October 21, 2020
Notice how Tory Lanez is talking in circles but not ONCE did this abuser refute the claim that the bullet fragments found in her foot was from his gun – the reason why he now faces one count of ASSAULT with a semiautomatic handgun. This isn’t helping his case at all. He’s sick https://t.co/hRNbj0Eiwz
— Tri ⁷ (@THEEEhottie) October 21, 2020
He also cited reports about Megan being treated for injuries that were initially said to have been caused by shattered glass: “Nobody has ever said she got shot,” Lanez said.
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Megan previously shared an Instagram post of her injuries, claiming she was shot and that the bullet wounds were “a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me.”
According to Cedars-Sinai medical records obtained by Complex, “doctors reportedly found shrapnel in her heel shortly after the incident,” the outlet reports.
Lanez did not address this fact during his IG Live. Scroll up to hear what he had to say about the shooting via the IG videos above.
THE REAL: Garcelle Wants Equality for Black Women! Plus, Romeo Miller & DeRay Davis Stop By!
*On Tuesday, October 20, the ladies discuss the challenges of being a Black woman in today’s society.
Co-host Garcelle Beauvais explains how every day is a fight and that she just wants equality! Co-host Loni Love gives examples of how she and her Black sisters are treated differently from others, but has hope that change is coming.
In 2020, is taking a man’s last name an antiquated tradition? Garcelle confesses that changing to her ex-husband’s name is one of the biggest regrets that she has from her previous marriage. Co-host Adrienne Houghton describes the many steps that she had to take to change her name after marrying her husband Israel.
And, Adrienne gives an update on her journey to motherhood and the reasons for putting off her lifelong dream for as long as she did.
Then, Zonnique and Romeo Miller stop by to talk about their new talk show The Mix and the importance of the younger Black generation getting their voices heard during this time of social unrest. Also, Romeo confesses that it took a pandemic to get father and him to do something together that we all do every day – watch TV!
Also, the ladies welcome DeRay Davis to the show to chat about his series Snowfall, the status of his polyamorous relationship, and what it has been like performing at comedy clubs after being in COVID-19 quarantine for so long.
Garcelle: Black Women Are Just Looking For Equality
The Latest in Adrienne’s Journey to Become a Mother
It Took A Pandemic to Get Romeo and Master P To Finally Do This One Thing Together!
DeRay Davis on Performing Stand-Up Comedy Post Quarantine
Garcelle: Black Women Are Just Looking For Equality
Garcelle Beauvais: Every day is a fight. I posted something on my Instagram the other day that, “My skin is not a crime.” Like, I don’t understand why they hate us so much. At first it was like, “intimidating”, because we know– you know– We got we’re “triple threats”, “quadruple threats”, all of it, right? But I really– after a while, it’s like, “Give us a chance!” Why do I have to work 110 times harder just to be seen… just to be heard? And, after a while, it really gets to you. And it’s hard to explain– as a mom, it’s hard to explain to my kids! But, I feel that we always have to fight harder. We always have to, you know just… try harder and keep saying, “Look at me! Look at me! See me! Value me! Accept me!” And, after a while, you know, you just want to be accepted for your credentials… for what you do!
Garcelle: We are not asking to be treated more special or differently. We just want equality. Whether it’s in payment. Whether it’s in promotions. Whether it’s, you know, job opportunities. We’re not asking for you to give us a handout. Just give us what we earn and what we — what we deserve.
Loni Love: And I think things are happening. You’re so correct. We’re asking for equality and we’re asking for equity… and equity more so, you know, especially as Black people. When we, you know– I think people don’t realize the financial disparities. It’s not just the health disparities, but financially, too. It’s like, um, the way we’re charged on our charge cards… a lot more than the other races. It’s a lot of things going on.
Adrienne Houghton: Systemic issues!
Loni: But, I wanna say that we are making some progress. Yes, it’s systemic…
Garcelle: We are.
Adrienne: It’s systemic!
Loni: (Stutters and giggles) Systemic racism. But, if you are feeling exhausted, take a break! I wanna say that. It’s okay to turn off the news sometime. It’s okay to spend time with your family. Read a book. Do something, um, you know, for yourself and take a break. It’s okay to take a break and come back. But, you’re always gonna be Black… and, that’s the way it is.
About THE REAL
THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated talk show now in its seventh season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Emmy® Award-winners Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, THE REAL is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and Co-Executive Producer Tenia Watson (Judge Mathis, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, WGN-TV Morning News, Just Keke, The Test) and shot in Los Angeles, California.
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