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Historic! Joe Biden Picks ‘Fearless’ Kamala Harris as His VP Running Mate

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*Joe Biden announced Tuesday that California Sen. Kamala ‘Lock ‘Em Up’ Harris is his VP running mate.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” he tweeted.

Harris, 55, is the first Indian-American on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Biden and Harris will deliver joint remarks on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post.

As reported by PEOPLE, shortly after Tuesday’s announcement, Harris received an outpour of support from the candidates who were reportedly on Biden’s VP shortlist.

Meanwhile, as someone on Twitter noted, “So we got a president who wrote laws that specifically harmed black people and we have his vice president who enforced the laws that specifically harmed black people… sounds like a perfect match.”

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Rep. Karen Bass tweeted that Harris was a “great choice” and noted that her “tenacious pursuit of justice and relentless advocacy for the people is what is needed right now.”

Susan Rice shared her “warmest congratulations” for Biden’s new running mate.

“Senator Harris is a tenacious and trailblazing leader who will make a great partner on the campaign trail,” Rice said in a statement. “I am confident that Biden-Harris will prove to be a winning ticket.”

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tweeted that she’s “extraordinarily proud to support” Harris and Biden.

Stacey Abrams said she’s “thrilled to support” the Biden-Harris ticket.

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Biden announced his VP decision in an email to supporters.

“I know a thing or two about being Vice President. More than anything, I know it can’t be a political decision. It has to be a governing decision. If the people of this nation entrust me and Kamala with the office of President and Vice President for the next four years, we’re going to inherit a nation in crisis, a nation divided, and a world in disarray. We won’t have a minute to waste. That’s what led me to Kamala Harris,” Biden said in the email.

He also recalled the first time he met Harris through his late son, Beau.

“They were both Attorneys General at the same time. He had enormous respect for her and her work. I thought a lot about that as I made this decision. There is no one’s opinion I valued more than Beau’s and I’m proud to have Kamala standing with me on this campaign,” he said.

In a tweet, Harris said she will “do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

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  1. Taurusing

    August 12, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Kamala is not a friend to Black Americans. She has a history of siding with police, targeting black women and pandering to white folks. She said she will not do anything specifically for Blacks but is quick to point out the injustices to blacks when trying to help ‘everyone’. No thanks, I’ll pass on this phony.

  2. Not on my vote maybe yours

    August 14, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Its unfortunate.It’s unfortunate. Thanks to Kamala black women (of various types) must endure for the next weeks or months a lot of drama from her running on top of every day drama of being a black woman. There will be a non beneficial burden from her run or etc it will benefit immigrants, migrants, daca,Democrats, felons, dogs and cats..but her run will be a non beneficial burden to black women. And a fibroids bill is a joke. She is a black woman that will ride off of and be defended by black women but be a gift for others off black women backs , horrors and shoulders especially for h1b1 south asians. The only time immigrants and migrants are nice to black people is when they need them or want to scapegoat them. And per usual these radicals and kumbaya nazis allow and help them. Luckily most black people can not see or do not see nor admit or shown to admit the real truth. Most deny it or place the burden to the blacks to carry. Most immigrants migrants and etc are just as irresponsible has been just as harmful to black people as black on black crimes. Yet, black women once again is used as a doormat for a party that always puts them at the back of their minds. Why did we have to have a black woman whom is not going to be of no use but to look black while doing nothing but ignoring and benefitting herself on others off of black people.

  3. Julie Jackson

    August 14, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    It’s unfortunate. Thanks to Kamala black women (of various types) must endure for the next weeks or months a lot of drama from her running on top of every day drama of being a black woman. There will be a non beneficial burden from her run or etc it will benefit immigrants, migrants, daca,Democrats, felons, dogs and cats..but her run will be a non beneficial burden to black women. And a fibroids bill is a joke. She is a black woman that will ride off of and be defended by black women but be a gift for others off black women backs , horrors and shoulders especially for h1b1 south asians. The only time immigrants and migrants are nice to black people is when they need them or want to scapegoat them. And per usual these radicals and kumbaya nazis allow and help them. Luckily most black people can not see or do not see nor admit or shown to admit the real truth. Most deny it or place the burden to the blacks to carry. Most immigrants migrants and etc are just as irresponsible has been just as harmful to black people as black on black crimes. Yet, black women once again is used as a doormat for a party that always puts them at the back of their minds. Why did we have to have a black woman whom is not going to be of no use but to look black while doing nothing but ignoring and benefitting herself on others off of black people.

  4. Julie Jackson

    August 14, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    It’s unfortunate. Thanks to Kamala black women (of various types) must endure for the next weeks or months a lot of drama from her running on top of every day drama of being a black woman. There will be a non beneficial burden from her run or etc it will benefit immigrants, migrants, daca,Democrats, felons, dogs and cats..but her run will be a non beneficial burden to black women. And a fibroids bill is a joke. She is a black woman that will ride off of and be defended by black women but be a gift for others off black women backs , horrors and shoulders especially for h1b1 south asians. The only time immigrants and migrants are nice to black people is when they need them or want to scapegoat them. And per usual these radicals and kumbaya nazis allow and help them. Luckily most black people can not see or do not see nor admit or shown to admit the real truth. Most deny it or place the burden to the blacks to carry. Most immigrants migrants and etc are just as irresponsible has been just as harmful to black people as black on black crimes. Yet, black women once again is used as a doormat for a party that always puts them at the back of their minds.

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Mariah Carey’s Memoir Claims Sister Drugged & Offered Her to A Pimp At Age 12 / WATCH

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*As #MariahCarey’s memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey” is approaching release, more excerpts from the book are being shared to the anticipating public.

Most Mariah fans are excited to learn more about the intimate inner works and personal life experiences of the superstar singer songwriter. Mariah tells it’s all in the upcoming book, including allegations of abuse by her older sister.

So far from the snippets of Mariah’s memoir we have learned that her lavish baths aren’t just for relaxation, but also a place where Mariah gains musical inspiration. Fans also got a piece of vulnerability from Mariah when she recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey on “The Oprah Conversation”…

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Lawsuit Accuses Ed Sheeran of Copyright Infringement of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’

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*British pop star Ed Sheeran is being sued for copyright infringement for lifting parts of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” for his track “Thinking Out Loud.” 

The 1973 song was co-written by Ed Townsend, whose family filed a lawsuit against Sheeran in 2016, accusing him of lifting the “melody, harmony and rhythmic components” from Gaye’s track, per ABC News

Sheeran initially responded to the suit by claiming public domain gave him permission to use the chord progressions and drum patterns for “Let’s Get It On.”

During a hearing on Tuesday in front of Sony Records, Townsend’s daughter was joined by music icon George Clinton to fight for Black artists.

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“These offenses aren’t just taking place in the streets against black individuals in this country. They’re taking place in the boardrooms. They’re taking place in meetings where there’s no representation,” said Keisha Rice, the attorney for Kathryn Townsend.

“Theft and bullying has been the only priority of the record labels’ agenda. It stops today, Sony, Atlantic and all the rest of them. We’re coming for our 40 acres and a mule plus and interest. And know that we’re not going to be silent. It don’t stop till my casket drop,” said Kathryn Townsend.

“Theft of the music is the new sharecroppers,” said George Clinton. “Not only do they take the music and the land back, they take the 40 acres and the mule back. They get it all from the money that’s being made from IP (intellectual property). So the artists don’t have a chance. I have 20 artists in my band who never got paid for all those samples you heard.”

The hearing for the lawsuit against Sheeran has a trial date set for Nov. 9.

Townsend’s estate is seeking songwriting credit and a portion of the profits from Sheeran’s song.

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Outrage Over Barkley & Shaq Siding with Cops in Breonna Taylor Case / WATCH

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*Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal are catching heat on social media after saying the police killing of Breonna Taylor is different from George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.

“It’s just bad the young lady lost her life, but we do have to take into account that her boyfriend did shoot at the cops and shot a cop,” Barkley said during NBA on TNT, referencing Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who fired a warning shot at people he thought were breaking into the home. 

“So, like I said, even though I’m really sorry she lost her life, I don’t think we can just put this in the same situation as George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.” 

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Barkley is now facing a flood of angry comments from social media users. And so is Shaq, after he agreed with the NBA star’s comments. 

“I have to agree with Charles, this one is sort of lumped in,” O’Neal said. “You have to get a warrant signed and some states do allow no-knock warrants. And everyone was asking for murder charges. When you talk about murder, you have to show intent. A homicide occurred and we’re sorry a homicide occurred. When you have a warrant signed by the judge, you are doing your job, and I would imagine that you would fire back.”

Barkley went on to condemn calls to abolish and defund the police.

“I hear these fools on TV talk about ‘defund the police,’ we need police reform and prison reform and things like that because you know who ain’t gonna defund the cops, white neighborhoods and rich neighborhoods,” he said. “So that notion that they keep saying that,  I’m like wait a minute who are Black people supposed to call? Ghostbusters? We need police reform.”

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