How The Shade Room harnessed its massive community to register people to vote
By Hanaa' TameezDespite President Trump’s baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 United States election results, former Vice President Joe Biden will be the next president and Senator Kamala Harris will be vice president. And Black voters across the country were key to delivering the win.In an essay for The Washington Post, writer Taylor Crumpton reflected on the specific power of Black women voters:As the Democratic Party’s most loyal and dependable voting bloc, Black women were essential. From the 2016 presidential election to the Senate special election in Alabama in 2017 and the 2018 midte...
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Mike Pence is taking a vacation in Florida, but he's not going to Disney World
MIAMI — Being vice president is a tough job. Especially one who has just been voted out of office and is fighting to stay in it.So Mike Pence can’t be blamed for wanting a little R&R.Where is he going? Florida, of course.The vice president isn’t heading to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach or Disney World near Orlando. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the 61-year-old Indiana native is headed to Sanibel on Tuesday and will stay through Saturday.Pence has reportedly vacationed in the area before, but not likely when a tropical storm is hanging around.The vice pre...
Israel is in trouble with the Democrats and it needs to move fast
“It is easier to fight with someone you can present as your adversary.” That is what a senior member of Israel’s right-wing camp told me on Sunday following the announcement that then-Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden had won the presidential election.Biden, he explained, might be a veteran friend of Israel. But, he added, the former vice president would be easier to portray as the opposite if needed. “Trump gave Israel so much that it was harder to battle him on something like the establishment of a Palestinian state,” he said. “With Biden, that will be easier.”The conversation was telling...
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UNITED STATES-POLITICS-Biden declared US President-elect, Caribbean American Kamala Harris becomes vice president
After four years of tumultuous rule by United States Republican President Donald J. Trump, US Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden was on Saturday declared the next US president-elect.Biden’s vice-presidential running mate, Caribbean American Senator Kamala Harris, of California, the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, also created history by becoming the first woman of colour to become US Vice President.After surpassing the requisite 270 electoral votes to clinch the presidency, major television networks and media outlets declared Biden on Saturday as the next president o...
Carolina Esguerra-Colborn: Aging gracefully and living the RV dream
Carolina Esguerra-Colborn has a sterling record as a top-level executive in the local technology and corporate sector. She was the former president and CEO of BayanTrade, an e-procurement hub of the Philippines; managing director of SAP Philippines; Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue; general manager of Megalink, the automated teller machine switch of Philippine banks; and vice president of the Development Academy of the Philippines.In 2004, she decided to fade away from the limelight. She packed her bags and went to the United States. Little did she know that her decision w...
Meet the Messianic Jew running for vice president in the US elections
Amid the election race between US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, the independent candidate, Jo Jorgensen has a Messianic Jew potential vice president by the name of Spike Cohen.Cohen, 38, runs on the Libertarian Party platform, and has shown such tendencies in a series of tweets from 2019, where he claimed that police and politicians are worthless at protecting people, especially the Jews and other minorities and he encouraged people to take up arms to protect themselves.Messianic Judaism is highly controversial due to their belief in Jesus as the messiah.All rights...
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Afghan vice president vows ‘no mercy’ in violent crime fight
KABUL: A security campaign spearheaded by Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh has been launched in Kabul following an outcry among residents over a recent surge in violent crime.Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Aryan said a mass manhunt began on Friday involving over 20,000 posters and photographs of hundreds of wanted criminals in the capital.“These people have been involved in numerous crimes such as theft, armed robbery, abductions and killings and we are urging citizens to inform the police of their whereabouts,” he told Arab News.Aryan said that Saleh’s extensive security experienc...
Michigan Senate candidate John James claps back at Biden: 'You're only where you are because you were Barack Obama’s vice president!'
By Duncan SmithJoe Biden has been in Washington since 1972.The only break from Washington has been since January 2017 when he finished his second vice-presidential term.Now, Joe Biden wants to come back to Washington, D.C., though this time around he wants to be the big enchilada.Even if, mentally speaking, he’s really no longer up to the job of president.To get to the Oval Office, no doubt that Biden’s relying on black voters who have reliably cast ballots for Democrats, no matter what, for decades.Despite the party’s history of secession, racism, the KKK, and catering to Planned Parenthood, ...
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Trump-Biden, round one: taxes, protests, and lots of insults
Cleveland (AFP) - It was messy and there was a lot of shouting, but President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden on Tuesday managed during their 90-minute debate to touch on some of the crucial issues facing American voters in November.The following is a look at the key moments of the debate -- the substance, the zingers and the insults:Sharp tonguesPolitical observers expected the Republican incumbent to come out swinging, but it was the 77-year-old former vice president who ended up landing some of the toughest insults of the night, calling Trump a "clown" and a "liar.""Everything h...
TRINIDAD-HEALTH-Warner released from hospital
The embattled former vice president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Austin Jack Warner was released from a hospital where he had been receiving medical care for the coronavirus (COVID19).“The worst part is over but the journey back to good health is incomplete,” said the 77-year-old Warner, who is also facing extradition to the United States on fraud related charges linked to his role as a senior global football official.Warner had been hospitalised since September 2 and he said he is under strict instructions to self-quarantine until September 24.“I will also be called from t...