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Talk Of Kamala Harris’ Senate Successor Sets Off California Guessing Game

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The possible election of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as vice president has set off a fierce competition in California to replace her, with contenders already pressuring Gov. Gavin Newsom for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime appointment. Joe Biden tapped Harris this week to join him on the Democratic presidential ticket. Should they win in November, it would fall to the Democratic governor to appoint Harris’ replacement for a term that runs through January 2023. Newsom said Wedne...
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Fox News Insists That Joe Biden Didn’t Really Pick Kamala Harris

It took Fox News no more than an hour after Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate to start dabbling in wild speculation and conspiracy theories about the hidden, nefarious reasons behind the pick. In the day after the ex-veep and presumptive Democratic nominee announced his running mate, Fox News hosts pushed a number of unsupported theories largely centered around two themes: Harris forced her way onto the ticket and intends to usurp or overtaken Biden; and/or Biden is not m...
Tags: News, California, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Fox News, Jamaica, Don Lemon, Biden, Donald Trump, Jesse Watters, Delaware, Caribbean, Black


Want a company that lasts? Start a bank or a brewery

A Japanese company has been building Buddhist temples for almost a millennium and a half.It's the oldest continuously operating company in the world, but quite atypical.If you want to build a business that lasts, banks, breweries, and postal services are a good bet – but there are intriguing exceptions. Longest surviving companies 'The oldest profession in the world': thanks to a popular short story by Kipling (1), that label is now firmly attached to the sex trade. Yet up until the First World...
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It’s official: Kamala Harris named Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate

After weeks of growing speculation, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answered on Tuesday the most highly anticipated question of his campaign, naming California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate. “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau,” Biden tweeted, referring to his late son. “I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in ...
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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate in historic first for a woman of color

Choice of California senator follows months-long search Only two women have previously been nominated for vice-presidency for a major partyJoe Biden has named California senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, a historic choice he believes will bolster his chances of beating Donald Trump in an election year shaped by the global coronavirus pandemic and a national reckoning on race.Harris, a barrier-breaking former prosecutor, is the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and In...
Tags: California, India, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Jamaica, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, US elections 2020


Kamala Harris Will Be Dems’ Vice Presidential Pick, Biden Announces

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democrats’ 2020 presidential ticket, Biden announced Tuesday. The development came in a tweet from Biden: Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020 ...
Tags: News, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, India, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, 2020, Associated Press, Jamaica, Biden, UC Berkeley, Delaware


Molotov-Cocktail-Throwing Lawyers Are the Left’s New Civil-Rights Heroes

In the two months since the death of George Floyd, the nation has been beset by often-violent protests and riots. Yet the mainstream media and Democratic politicians have tended to describe the demonstrations as “mostly peaceful,” and to rationalize and minimize them. For many on the left, the real story has not been the violence directed at law-enforcement personnel, the assaults on federal courthouses and police precincts, the toppling of statues, or the destruction of private property; it’s b...
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Usual Suspektz – “Put In That Work” (Video)

Hailing out of Toronto, Canada rising underground Hip Hop duo Usual Suspektz  (Shawn Knottz and Sos – A – Leo) drop their latest hard-hitting music video titled “Put In That Work“.  This track is the lead single off their upcoming EP.  Follow them on Instagram @usual_suspektz. Hailing from West Indies (Trinidad and Jamaica) the duo grew up in the inner cities of Montreal and Toronto and have been honing their skills for years as MCs while navigating all that comes with living in the big c...
Tags: Videos, Toronto, Jazz, Jamaica, Leo, Montreal, Toronto Canada, Usual Suspektz, Suspektz Shawn Knottz, West Indies Trinidad, DJ Mercilless Benny


Authors Distill Their Writing Advice to Just a Few Words

A request to fellow writers: Inscribe your book to me with one pithy piece of guidance.
Tags: News, Davis, Jamaica, Smith, Orange, Mark, Li, McCann, Jenny, Kumar, Lydia, Kincaid, COLUM, Doty, Books and Literature, Writing and Writers


Jamaica's high court ruled a school was legally right in banning a child with dreadlocks

A school that said a student couldn't attend classes if she didn't cut her dreadlocks did not infringe on the child's constitutional rights, the Supreme Court of Jamaica ruled Friday.
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Smile more? Some see sexism in debate over Biden VP pick

By SARA BURNETT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press CHICAGO — She’s too ambitious. She’s not apologetic enough. She should smile more. The debate over Joe Biden’s running mate has recently ticked through a familiar list of stereotypes about women in politics as the Democratic presidential candidate and his allies stumble through a search they had hoped would stand out for its inclusion and diversity. Instead, the vice presidential vetting has resurfaced internal party divisions between the ol...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington Post, Washington, Politico, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Chicago, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Jamaica, Biden


5 Clean Beauty Brands by Women of Color You Need to Know

Hi, ABM friends! My name is Amanda. I am so thrilled to be a new contributor to the site. I’ve been reading and following the ladies at A Beautiful Mess for years now, so it’s such a treat to contribute a post. A little bit about me: I am a photographer based in Los Angeles and the creator of the blog Green Beauty Love, which highlights women of color in the clean beauty and wellness community. I created this site because, as a Latina, I didn’t feel like I saw myself represented in the beauty co...
Tags: Makeup, Style, New York City, Los Angeles, Jamaica, Pasadena, BLM, Venus Williams, Lake Louise, Southern California, Clean Living, Marian Miranda, Upahar Rana, BIPOC, Clean Beauty Brands, Amanda I am


Island Records Launches in Philippines

Universal Music Philippines, a division of Universal Music Group, has announced the launch of Island Records Philippines, a new domestic label division dedicated to developing local talent. Island was founded 61 years ago in Jamaica by Chris Blackwell and has released a remarkably diverse array of music, ranging from Bob Marley to Traffic, from U2 […]
Tags: News, Philippines, Jamaica, Bob Marley, Universal Music Group, Chris Blackwell, Island Records, Island Records Launches, Universal Music Philippines, Island Records Philippines


The Rolling Stones Release a Long Lost Track Featuring Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

The Rolling Stones are readying a re-release of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup in September, featuring demos and rarities and all sorts of goodies. Yesterday, they dropped the above song: “Scarlet.” Never bootlegged before, this firecracker of a track features Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on guitar. The recording happened in October 1974, long, long after the recording of the Goats Head Soup tracks in Jamaica at Dynamic Sound Studios. In fact, they’d also finished recording It’s Only Rock...
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Darth Vader wins $95 million lottery

Darth Vader bought a lottery ticket at the Di Endz Sports Bar in May Pen, Jamaica and won $95 million. Darth showed up to claim his prize in full armor, revealing nothing to the public other than his abbreviated alias, W. Brown. From the Daily Star: [Simone Clarke-Cooper, assistant vice president at Lottery sponsor Supreme Ventures Limited] said, "Unfortunately, Jamaica is not like other markets. In other markets, they don't necessarily do it, but here I think they opt to do it to keep the...
Tags: Post, News, Gambling, Lottery, Jackpot, Jamaica, Darth Vader, Cosplay, Brown, Disguises, Lucky Day, Supreme Ventures Limited, Simone Clarke Cooper, Di Endz Sports Bar, Pen Jamaica


Is international travel allowed yet? See reopening dates for Canada, Mexico, Maldives and other spots

Jamaica is preparing to welcome back international tourists June 15, though visitors from some states will have to provide a negative COVID-19 test.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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An immigrant’s gift to America

Papa was a seasonal farmworker. This job was noted to be “slave work” by the American locals. Still, he traveled from Jamaica to Florida and toiled in fields to send money home to his wife and eleven children for several years. Unable to read and write, he required assistance with letters that expressed gratitude for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Who is Jermaine Blackwood?

Experienced middle-order batsman from Jamaica secures another chance in the Test arena
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Linton Kwesi Johnson gave poetry back to the people

The 2020 winner of the PEN Pinter Prize, LKJ’s poetry puts the ignominy and hardship of the black experience in Britain front and centre in words that echo across the decades The post Linton Kwesi Johnson gave poetry back to the people appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Poetry, Britain, Jamaica, Friday, Black Lives Matter, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Trinidad And Tobago, Barbados, Openaccess, University of Cape Town, Lemn Sissay, Top Six, Linton Kwesi Johnson, PEN Pinter Prize, Rasta English


Can even Noah Lyles save track and field?

Even when it’s not in the world’s headlines for its latest doping, bribery or executive compensation scandal, track and field, a sport second only in global popularity and corruption to soccer, can’t seem to get its act together. Track’s latest debacle came in the marquee event featuring the sport’s most charismatic superstar competing in the Weltklasse Zurich Inspiration Games, the virtual track meet that became a virtual disaster before a worldwide television audience Thursday. The meet where ...
Tags: Europe, Nbc, France, Sports, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Netherlands, Switzerland, Tokyo, Jamaica, Bahamas, Zurich, Usc, Savannah, Lemaitre


Lost Rolling Stones song with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to be released

Scarlet is joined by two other unreleased songs, Criss Cross and All the Rage, on a deluxe version of Goat’s Head SoupA long-lost song the Rolling Stones recorded with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page is to finally be released. Scarlet, thought to be named after Page’s daughter, was recorded in October 1974. It is described in a press release as having “layered guitar textures” from Page, and is “as infectious and raunchy as anything the band cut in this hallowed era”.It is to be released on a deluxe e...
Tags: Music, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Jamaica, Led Zeppelin, Page, Jimmy Page, Zeppelin, Scarlet, Criss Cross, Main St


'Every black man have to fight': Buju Banton on prison and liberation

Jamaica’s reggae megastar received a hero’s welcome when he came home after seven years in a US jail. ‘No guts, no glory – that’s my genesis,’ he says in a rare interview At the end of 2018, the reggae star Buju Banton returned to Jamaica after almost seven years in a US prison, and Norman Manley international airport was mobbed. His flight was delayed, the chants of “We want Buju” ramped up, then after a brief prayer huddle in the customs area, he pushed into the arrivals hall to pandemonium. I...
Tags: Music, Race, Americas, US, World news, Culture, Jamaica, Reggae, Kingston, US prisons, Caribbean, Norman Manley, Buju Banton, Banton


Jamaica suspends use of British royal insignia after anti-racism protests

Jamaica has suspended the use of a badge representing one of the highest British royal honors after anti-racism protesters decried its imagery of a white angel standing on the head of Satan depicted as a chained man with dark skin. Protesters in Jamaica and elsewhere have likened the image to George Floyd, the Black American who was killed last month after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. The Queen’s Representative to Jamaica, Governor General Patrick All...
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Destinations accepting US tourists

Figuring out this summer’s travel restrictions feels like navigating a labyrinth with no ball of thread. At best, it’s maddening. At worst, it’s simply impossible. The public health situation of every country is fluid, meaning concrete reopening dates are as elusive as airline tickets with no cancellation fees. This is incredibly frustrating for those eager for a much-needed summer vacation. Luckily, some destinations have already reopened their borders to international tourism, or set hard d...
Tags: Travel, New York, Air Canada, US, United States, Delta, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Jamaica, Airlines, Kingston, Maldives, Bahamas, United


9 facts that show just how wealthy Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg really is

Mark Zuckerberg's net worth dropped nearly $10 billion in just a week. The drop came after Coca-Cola and other major companies suspended advertising with the social-media giant. Zuckerberg's net worth, an estimated $82.3 billion, is largely tied to his Facebook stock. Even with Facebook's ad boycott issues, the site's cofounder is still plenty rich. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mark Zuckerberg's net worth dropped by nearly $10 billion in just a week after , Starbucks, ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Palo Alto, Starbucks, Jamaica, Jordan, Kylie Jenner, Jeff Bezos, Nicaragua, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Social Security Administration, Coca Cola


After Asking Americans to Sacrifice in Shutdown, Leaders Failed to Control Virus

WASHINGTON -- More than four months into fighting the coronavirus in the United States, the shared sacrifice of millions of Americans suspending their lives -- with jobs lost, businesses shuttered, daily routines upended -- has not been enough to beat back a virus whose staying power around the world is only still being grasped.The number of new U.S. cases this last week surged dangerously high, to levels not ever seen in the course of the pandemic, especially in states that had rushed to reopen...
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Jamaica's governor-general suspends personal use of royal insignia

Jamaica's governor-general will no longer wear a royal insignia that appears to depict a White man stepping on the head of a Black man.
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Jamaica's governor-general suspends personal use of royal insignia over 'offending image'

Jamaica's governor-general will no longer wear a royal insignia that appears to depict a White man stepping on the head of a Black man.
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Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business

In today’s ever-changing, highly competitive business climate, small startups and large companies alike are increasingly turning to outsourcing processes. Everything from customer service, technical support, to back office operations are able to be outsourced as a way to reduce costs, keep up with the evolving consumer expectations, and drive a faster return on investment. While traditional offshoring to Asia or Eastern Europe has always been lauded for its cheap labor, for companies that pract...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, India, United States, South Africa, Philippines, Jamaica, Latin America, Outsourcing, Eastern Europe, Others, Montego Bay Jamaica, Offshoring, Dominican Republic Honduras, Nearshoring


Gentleman arrested for smuggling cocaine inside fake penis

Belgian police arrested a gentleman flying in from Jamaica for allegedly smuggling 127 grams of cocaine inside an artificial penis. That's quite a cock-up. The incident occurred in February and prosecutors have just asked for a three year sentence. The fellow's attorney argued that his client "has kidney failure and needs to exercise as well as follow a proper diet" so he is not fit for jail time. From the New Zealand Herald: The arrested man told investigators that he was visiting his ...
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