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A new poll shows Black support for the President of the United States is declining.

According to the Washington Post, a poll released Thursday found that Joe Biden's approval rating with Black Americans is just 56%. That's a drop of more than 30% from July 2021.

Black Florida voters say their ability to save money has declined under Biden. They said high gas prices, spiraling crime, and the current economy may be factors in their decision not to vote for Joe Biden in 2024.

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Biden and Harris spoke with Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, after an executive order signing event enacting further police reform in the East Room of the White House on May 25, in Washington, DC.

While a few Black voters in Florida said they hated Trump, they also noted that life was easier under Trump.

"All I know is when Trump was President, I had a few more dollars in my pocket," said one Florida voter.

Another voter said, "You might not like Trump, I think he is an ass sometimes, but the things he did benefited more people in the US. More high paying jobs, above living wage (at least in my area)."

To his credit, Biden has followed through on support for HBCUs and expanding the federal judiciary including nominating the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a bill banning all handgun sales in Canada just days after mass shootings rocked America.

Trudeau is pictured with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington, DC on Nov. 18, 2021.

When Trudeau's new bill is enacted this fall it will be illegal to sell, trade, transport, or import handguns in Canada.

Canada already has legislation in place to halt the sales of all military-style rifles including AR-15 assault rifles.

The legislation will also allow authorities to seize firearms owned by people involved in domestic violence incidents.

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Canada plans to offer a mandatory gun buyback program beginning at the end of 2022.

These measures are being taken in Canada after two troubled teenagers fatally shot 31 innocent Americans in two states. Their weapons of choice were assault rifles.

At least 39 people were killed over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in America.

House Democrats will take up gun violence legislation this week. The U.S. Supreme Court will also hear gun rights cases.

19 children and their two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24. The federal government is considering razing the school and building a more secure structure at another location.

And on May 14, a gunman shot and killed 10 shoppers at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY. The teenage shooter expressed white supremacist views online and specifically targeted minorities.

Vice President Harris spoke at the funeral for 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield, the last Tops supermarket victim to be laid to rest on Saturday.

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Harris said there is an "epidemic of hate" in America. She called for a ban on assault rifles, which she referred to as "a weapon of war".

"I do believe that our nation right now is experiencing an epidemic of hate," Harris said.

Later she told reporters, "An assault weapon is a weapon of war, with no place, no place in a civil society."

American voters say Harris should be the first woman president if she convinces lawmakers to ban assault rifles, which serve no useful purpose other than to enrich greedy gun dealers.




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Today, we remember and honor military veterans and all who died to keep America free.

Thank you to all who served and sacrificed everything in service to their country.

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On this Memorial Day, May 30, Americans grieve for the innocent lives lost in mass shootings across America.

In the most recent shootings, 21 lives were lost, including 19 children and 2 teachers, at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. And 10 people were fatally shot at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY.

This Memorial Day weekend - Saturday, Sunday and Monday - there have been 11 more mass shootings around the US. We remember those fallen who were not drafted into the military.

On Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris called for a ban on assault weapons to keep high-powered, military-style rifles out of the hands of young people with nothing to lose.

But many fear an assault rifle ban won't be enough to stop the bloodshed.

As you enjoy your cookout and family gathering in honor of our military veterans, take a moment to remember the innocent lives lost on American soil, and take a stand to stop the sale of assault rifles.

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Vice President Kamala Harris called for a ban on assault rifles at the funeral of Ruth Whitfield, the oldest victim of the shooting at the Tops Friendly supermarket in Buffalo, NY on May 14.

Whitfield, 86, was the last of the 10 victims to be buried on Saturday.

VP Harris was not scheduled to speak at Whitfield's funeral on Saturday. She was invited to deliver remarks by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Harris said assault rifles and similar long guns have no place in a civil society.

"Let's have an assault weapons ban. An assault weapon is a weapon of war with no place, no place in civil society," she said.

"This is a moment that requires all good people, all God-loving people to stand up and say we will not stand for this," she added.

"Enough is enough. We will come together based on what we all know we have in common, and we will not let those people who are motivated by hate separate us or make us feel fear."

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After the funeral, VP Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff placed flowers at a memorial at the site of the shooting.

Later Harris told reporters that the Biden administration is not "sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like" to the nation's gun violence problem.

"Background checks: Why should anyone be able to buy a weapon that can kill other human beings without at least knowing: Hey, that person committed a violent crime before, are they a threat against themselves or others?"

Harris' remarks were well-received on Twitter. Many voters said, if Harris can convince lawmakers to ban assault weapons, she should be the first woman president of the US.

The Buffalo massacre and last week's mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that claimed 21 lives were committed by troubled teenagers who legally purchased their weapons.

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The Buffalo supermarket killer is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail.

The Uvalde, Texas shooter was finally gunned down an hour after he shot 32 people in two classrooms at Robb Elementary.
 
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Law professor and author Ralph Richard Banks wrote a controversial editorial for the NY Post titled "Why more black women should consider marrying white men."

Banks shared examples of successful Black and brown women who are in long-term marriages with white men. He seemed to suggest these women are successful, in part, because they are married to white men.

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Banks lists statistics that show Black men are less likely than Black women to graduate high school and 50 percent less likely to hold a college degree.

He also notes that Black women are the least likely of any minority group to marry outside of their race, quoting data from the Pew Research Center.

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Banks upholds Vice President Kamala Harris (who is actually Indian) as an example of a successful Black woman in an interracial marriage. Harris and Douglas Emhoff, who is white, were married in 2014.

Banks compared Harris to Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is married to Dr. Patrick Jackson.

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Banks says Harris and Jackson (pictured with husband Patrick Jackson and daughter Leila) will be the most powerful women in America if Brown is confirmed to the Supreme Court and Harris becomes president of the United States.

"Rather than partner with men of other races, many heterosexual black women either don't marry or marry black men with whom they are not especially well matched," Banks writes.

According to Pew Research Center, 12 percent of black women were in an interracial marriage in 2017 compared to just 3% in 1980. The statistic is even higher in 2022.

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Actress Jodie Turner-Smith who is married to "The Affair" star Joshua Jackson, has faced backlash on social media for some of her tweets about marrying outside of her race.

According to Banks, "Black women should not be held hostage to the struggles of black men."

He writes that Black women should not have to "marry down," they should "marry out".

Banks, co-founder & faculty director of the Stanford Center for Racial Justice, argues that successful Black women are at the forefront of national media coverage while "there has been little discussion in the media or culture" about their white partners.

He hopes that prominent Black and brown women like Harris or Jackson will help to increase social acceptance of interracial unions.

"If so, then Black women will be able to enjoy the relationship freedom they deserve," he wrote.

Ralph Richard Banks is also the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.

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The ex-press secretary of Ukraine's president explained why she deleted a tweet that said it would be a "tragedy" if Kamala Harris was President.

Iuliia Mendel's tweet was in response to another tweet with a video showing Harris laughing when asked about Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Poland. Harris reportedly giggled and said, "A friend in need is a friend indeed."

An infuriated Mendel tweeted, "It would be a tragedy if this woman won the presidency."

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Harris was reportedly sent to Warsaw, Poland this week to meet with U.S. troops and to help the U.S. consular speed up the process so Ukrainian refugees could stay with family in the United States.

Mendel explained why she deleted the tweet about Harris during an interview with CNN on Friday.

Mendel said she deleted the tweet after she was informed that Harris has "particular communication when she is uncomfortable."

Mendel told CNN she originally wrote the tweet out of frustration. "For us as Ukrainians it was a very bad experience to see this type of reaction, a laugh."

She praised the United States government for standing behind Ukraine during Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"We also understand that the United States is very united around Ukraine," she added. "We really appreciate their support, including the $13.6 billion in humanitarian and military aid."

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Pres. Joe Biden nominated D.C. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Brown Jackson was the frontrunner on Biden's list.

Biden, 79, made the announcement today, Feb. 25.

The seat will be vacated by Justice Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement in January.

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Justice Breyer, 83, was the oldest Justice on the high court. He plans to step down at the end of his term this summer.

Breyer's retirement pleases Democrats who believe the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stayed too long and deprived the Democrats of appointing another liberal to the highest court.

Judge Brown Jackson was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by former President Barack Obama in 2013.

She is married to Dr. Patrick Graves Jackson, the chief general surgeon at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. They share 2 children.

Brown Jackson is related, by marriage, to former House speaker Paul Ryan. Her brother-in-law is married to Paul Ryan's sister-in-law.

Jackson will become the sixth woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court if she is confirmed by the Senate.

Biden made a vow to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court during the 2020 primary debate in South Carolina.

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Biden made his decision after narrowing his choices down to three women: Jackson Brown, 51, Michelle Childs, 55, and Leondra Kruger, 45.

Biden's vice president, Kamala Harris, 57, who is mixed race, didn't make his list.

She is currently hiding out in an underground nuclear shelter in Jackson Hole, WY, amid the Russia, Ukraine conflict in Europe.
 

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Symone Sanders, Vice President Kamala Harris' chief spokesperson, is leaving the Biden-Harris administration.

Sanders announced her exit in a letter to her colleagues on Monday, following rumors of a toxic work environment in Harris' office.

Sanders, who is also Harris' senior adviser, will leave the White House at the end of December.

"Symone has served honorably for three years," a source told CNN.

"The President and vice president are grateful for Symone's service and advocacy for this White House. She is a valued member, a team player, and she will be missed. We are grateful to have her working through the end of the year."

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In her letter, Sanders thanked Harris and her chief of staff Tina Flournoy.

"I'm so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very beginning and the opportunity to see what can be unburdened by what has been," she wrote.

"I'm grateful for Tina and her leadership and her confidence as well. Every day, I arrived to the White House complex knowing our work made a tangible difference for Americans. I am immensely grateful and will miss working for her and with all of you."

Sanders' resignation is the second high level departure of a Black woman from the Biden-Harris administration in just the last month.

Last month, vice president's communications director, Ashley Etienne, announced she was leaving to pursue "other opportunities."

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Kamala Harris made history as the first female U.S. President for a few hours while Joe Biden underwent a routine colonoscopy on Friday.

Vice President Harris, who is of Indian descent, assumed the powers and duties as acting president while Biden was under anesthesia for a few hours, the White House announced on Friday.

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Harris was president for a few short hours this morning. The White House announced the procedure just before noon. Biden resumed the presidency about an hour later.

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Democrats reacted with outrage to the Supreme Court declining to block Texas' rigid anti-abortion fetal heartbeat law this week.

The Texas law, passed in May, bans abortions after six weeks or if a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

CNN interviewed liberal author Irin Carmon who noted, "Roe v. Wade said a woman - or pregnant person - has a right to end their pregnancy before viability."

Anti-abortion rights groups cheered the Supreme Court's decision to allow the law which bans abortions after six weeks pf pregnancy.

Texas Right to Life, an anti-abortion group, called the SCOTUS's decision a "massive victory" for the unborn.

Some states have similar fetal heartbeat laws, but the Texas law allows everyday citizens to file lawsuits against anyone who assists women seeking abortions.

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Critics say the law turns common citizens into "bounty hunters" by offering "cash prizes" for citizens who snitch on their neighbors.

They complain that the law is unreasonable because most women don't realize they are pregnant at six weeks.

Pres. Joe Biden called the law an "unprecedented assault" on women. "It unleashes unconstitutional chaos and empowers self-anointed enforcers to have devastating impacts," he said in a statement on Thursday.

He directed federal agencies to see what steps they can take to ensure that women in Texas have access to "safe and legal abortions".

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Vice Pres. Kamala Harris condemned the abortion law. She referred to abortions as "health care".

"The Biden-Harris Administration will always fight to protect access to healthcare and defend a woman's right to make decisions about her body and determine her future," she said in a statement.

"This all-out assault on reproductive health effectively bans abortion for the nearly 7 million Texans of reproductive age. Patients in Texas will now be forced to travel out-of-state or carry their pregnancy to term against their will."

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Nina Simone's granddaughter lashed out at U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris for allegedly "taking away" the jazz great's estate and giving it to "white people".

ReAnna Simone Kelly initially took to Twitter to praise singer Chloe Bailey for her sensual rendition of the late star's classic "Feeling Good," which dropped on Friday. She defended the young singer from critics who insisted it was too sexy.

ReAnna then responded to a tweet that questioned why her family launched an official Twitter account for Nina, years after her 2003 death.

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In a series of posts, ReAnna, pictured with Robert Kelly Jr., left, and Robert Kelly Sr., referenced a 2013 legal battle between her mother, Lisa Simone Kelly, and California authorities.

She particularly mentioned then-Attorney General Harris who eventually had Lisa removed as estate administrator amid allegations that she embezzled money from the estate.

ReAnna said Harris threatened her mother with jail time.

Lisa was also forced to relinquish her rights to Nina's works, and placed under a gag order about the court battle, according to paperwork obtained by The Daily Beast.

ReAnna tweeted, "My family doesn't run her estate anymore. It was taken away from us & given to white people...

"Our family name was DRAGGED in the media. We get NO royalties, nothing. Wanna hold someone accountable? Ask Kamala Harris why she came for my family...

"Ask her why she separated my family. Ask her why my grandmothers estate is in SHAMBLES now. Ask her why we as her family no longer own the rights to anything... Ask her why she bullied my mother in court and my mom almost killed herself from the depression."

She continued:

"Ask her why she didn't even want my mom to be able to say she was Nina Simone's daughter. Ask her why she wanted us to walk away with NOTHING."

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ReAnna said she is still proud of her heritage, but is saddened not to play a part in Nina's ongoing legacy.

"My grandmother created something beautiful with her life while she was here on this earth, even through all her pain. I am SO PROUD of her legacy!! I am so proud to be her grandchild. But I feel separated from my legacy. As if it isn't even mine."

"It breaks my heart to know that white people are making money off of grandmas hard work and that we have had all of our rights as her family STRIPPED from us!!"

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Oscar winner Chloe Zhao and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris have been saluted among the 100 Most Impactful Asians of 2021.

The non-profit organization Gold House unveiled their annual A100 list of the top Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) who have been working to increase representation of their race and heritage in the public eye.

Honorees include K-pop stars Blackpink, H.E.R., Olivia Rodrigo, Gemma Chan, Kelly Marie Tran, and Simu Liu.

"Our leaders can no longer just be great - they must be good," said Bing Chen, president and co-founder of Gold House. "They can't just represent us in celebration - they must also elevate us when we're in pain.

"That's why this year's Gold House A100 List spotlights leaders who were excellent in achievement and eminent in activism. This is, in so many ways, the fight for our lives - and we need fighters who see that."

Those selected for the A100 were picked by a panel of judges, including George Takei, Daniel Dae Kim, Michelle Yeoh, Lea Salonga, Bob Iger, and Michael B. Jordan.

Also making the A100 list for 2021 are: rappers Anderson .Paak and Saweetie, actress Auli'i Cravalho, comedian Ronny Chieng, writer/director Lee Isaac Chung, tennis champ Naomi Osaka, TV personality Padma Lakshmi, and YouTube influencer Patrick Starr.

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André Leon Talley praised Vogue magazine's controversial cover featuring Senator Kamala Harris'.

The Afro-Indian vice president-elect is pictured smiling apprehensively with her hands clasped in front of her on the February 2021 issue. Instead of the glam look, she is clad in casual work clothes and black Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers.

The controversial "working girl" cover sparked fury on social media, with many saying the cover was "disrespectful" and even racist.

But Talley, a former editor-at-large for American Vogue, supported his former boss, Anna Wintour, in a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday.

"It's GREAT. JUST GREAT. GREAT," he wrote, after Wintour responded to the backlash in a statement on Tuesday. Talley said the cover will inspire young women around the world to wear work clothes rather than expensive designer clothing.

"Her work uniform with her ubiquitous Converse sneakers is aspirational. I predict its [sic] going to set a trend for all young women all over the world, [who] are going to dress like Kamala Harris," he wrote.

Talley, 71, defended 26-year-old aspiring photographer Tyler Mitchell -- the first Black photographer to shoot a cover for American Vogue in the magazine's history.

Talley said Mitchell's layman photography "comes from a universe that is new. He is not aligned with the titans of @vogue photographers before him... His work must be seen through the prism of 2021."

Harris' frantic staffers contacted Vogue editors on Monday after the cover leaked over the weekend. They demanded to know why Vogue chose a "test photo" for its print edition rather than the agreed upon photo of Harris wearing a powder blue pantsuit. The latter photo was chosen for the online digital edition instead.

There were calls for Wintour to step down, but Talley said she isn't going anywhere.

"All I can say is Anna Wintour is not abdicating. And I wish I was there, at Vogue, to celebrate w/the team," he wrote.
 

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Kamala Harris' team is furious over her photo on the cover of American Vogue. Harris' camp is outraged that the first Afro-Indian female vice president-elect looks like a candidate about to hit the campaign trail.

This weekend, Vogue unveiled two covers for its February 2021 issue. One cover, featuring Harris in work clothes and black Converse sneakers, was supposed to be on the digital online issue.

According to the Associated Press (AP), Harris' team was under the impression that the photo of Harris wearing a powder blue blazer would make the print edition cover.

Harris' staffers frantically reached out to Vogue editors to complain about the cover switch that they did not agree upon.

According to the AP, "the shot of the country's soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn't what both sides had agreed upon."

"Harris' team was unaware that the cover photo had been switched until images leaked late Saturday, according to a person involved in the negotiations over how Harris would be featured on the cover. Harris' office declined comment and the person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity."

The cover photo was shot by Tyler Mitchell, a Black photographer who shot Beyonce's cover for the September 2018 Vogue issue.

In unrelated news, House Democrats have the necessary votes to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.

The Washington Post reports that House Democrats formerly introduce articles of impeachment against Trump on Monday, Jan. 11, for "inciting an insurrectionist mob" to storm the Capitol.

"We actually have the votes. There's no doubt about that," Rep. David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) told The Post.

The text of the article included a quote uttered by Trump at his rally moments before the riots in Washington, DC on January 6: "If you don't fight like hell you're not going to have a country anymore."

5 people died in the ensuing melee, including an Air Force veteran who was shot by a DC cop, and three people who died from natural causes (obesity, high blood pressure).

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Joe Biden had an interesting exchange with CNN's Jake Tapper on Thursday. Tapper asked Biden how he and presumptive vice president Kamala Harris are getting along these days. Biden said they are getting along just fine.

Biden added that if they have a disagreement, he would fully expect Harris to "develop some disease" and resign -- just as he agreed to do when he was former President Barack Obama's vice president.

"Like I told Barack, if I reached something where there's a fundamental disagreement we have based on a moral principle, I'll, uh, I'll I'll I'll I'll I'll I'll develop some disease and say I have to resign."

He then turned to Harris -- who shook her head no as Biden continued: Uh, we don't have -- that I'm — we haven't — and we've discussed at length our views on foreign policy, on domestic policy, on intelligence."

Biden's supporters say he was "joking." But if he was joking, you couldn't tell by the mortified expression on Harris' face.

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