In a post-COVID America, Biden will need a right hand who can assist him in thinking of the economics of the working class and formerly middle class. He will also need someone who has experience with innovation rooted in empathy. As the current administration has made abundantly clear, cruelty and personal financial gain is the foundation of the vast majority of their policy decisions. He also needs a veep who can unite the party, someone who can galvanize the more progressive wing of the party concerned with issues like criminal justice and the environment. … [Read more...] about Stacey Abrams Is the Only Vice Presidential Pick for Joe Biden. Here’s Why.
Hatsuye “Hatsy” Yasukochi has been the face of Yasukochi’s Sweet Stop in San Francisco's Japantown since 1974, delighting customers with both her warm personality and her famous coffee crunch cake (her version of a cake served at Blum’s, a long-closed Bay Area pastry shop chain). On March 27, she passed away of complications related to COVID-19, just after her 80th birthday, according to the LA Times. … [Read more...] about Iconic SF bakery reopens after owner dies of COVID-19
Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisLongtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 MORE (D-Calif.), who is on the short list of candidates to be Biden’s running mate, has called for the officer involved in the killing to be arrested on murder charges. … [Read more...] about Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick
In July, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) handed out convictions for what they said was the “largest ever modern slavery prosecution” which was also “believed to be the biggest of its type in Europe” with up to 300 potential victims. Eight Polish-heritage traffickers were handed jail sentences for luring homeless and drug-addicted Poles from their home country to Birmingham to work jobs including picking onions for as little as £10 a week. The criminals had also welfare benefits from their victims who they forced to sleep in substandard accommodation. … [Read more...] about Police Investigate Human Trafficking, Slavery of Romanian Fruit Pickers
Brazile stressed that “I don’t want this to go down the path that we’re putting a black woman on the ticket because Joe Biden has problems. There’s no evidence right now because of his remarks -- that he quickly apologized for – that he has a problem. If that was the case, then I’d say that Donald Trump needs a black woman on the ticket because of all of his problems.” … [Read more...] about African-American activists escalating efforts to persuade Biden not to pick Klobuchar for VP