Feb. 12, 2019, 6:25 PM GMT By Chris Fuchs Shiv Dass, 82, recalls fondly the time he met Hillary Clinton when she visited Jackson Heights, in the Queens borough of New York City, while campaigning in the 2016 presidential election. Dass, the owner of Lavanya, an Indian apparel store on 74th Street for almost a quarter century, described the Clintons as having a close relationship with the Indian-American community, owing in part to what he said was Bill Clinton’s support of India when he was president. Now that a woman with Indian roots, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is running in the 2020 presidential race, Dass, a Democrat, will have some decisions to make. “I am proud that she is Indian, but I will not support her because she is Indian,” Dass, who immigrated to the United States in 1966, said. “I will support her if she is good for us, good for the country.” Harris, who kicked off her campaign in her hometown of Oakland in late January, was born to a … [Read more...] about In Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, Indian Americans want more opportunities to connect
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Second Woman Accuses Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia of Sexual Assault Supported by ByStephanie Saul and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Feb. 8, 2019 A second woman came forward Friday with claims that she had been sexually assaulted by Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax of Virginia, intensifying the weeklong political crisis in the state and leading some top fellow Democrats to call for Mr. Fairfax to resign. The woman, Meredith Watson, accused Mr. Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000, saying in a statement that his actions were “premeditated and aggressive” and demanding that he resign immediately. Ms. Watson spoke out two days after Vanessa C. Tyson, a political science professor at Scripps College, said she was assaulted by Mr. Fairfax in 2004 during the Democratic … [Read more...] about Second Woman Accuses Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia of Sexual Assault
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain Former president George W. Bush (C) reaches past President Donald Trump to greet former first Lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter listen as former President George W. Bush speaks during a State Funeral at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, for former President George H.W. Bush.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) Former first lady Michelle Obama chats with the audience during a book-tour stop in Washington on Saturday. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Marvin Joseph … [Read more...] about Why do so many Americans adore Michelle Obama? She keeps it real (even at a funeral).
The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R, rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute to Anita Baker and nearly brought her to tears. Baker, an eight-time Grammy winner who dominated the R&B charts from the early ’80s to mid-90s, earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.The 60-year-old used her speech to encourage the artists in the room to keep music alive. “I would ask that the music be allowed to play, that singers are allowed to sing, and rappers are allowed to rap, and poets are allowed to rhyme,” said Baker, who was also honored by host Jamie Foxx, Ledisi and Marsha Ambrosius. H.E.R., whose real name is Gabi Wilson, was impressive as she sang the R&B hit “Focus,” played the electric guitar like a rock star and sang softly during the … [Read more...] about BET Awards: Police Lay American Flag Over Dead Body During Political Performance — Obama ‘Our Commander-in-Chief’
Supported by Obituaries By RICHARD SANDOMIRAPRIL 25, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Vel Phillips, a barrier-breaking African-American lawmaker from Milwaukee who became an influential voice in the national movement for fair housing during the 1960s, died on April 17 in Maquon, Wis. She was 95.Her son Michael confirmed the death.Ms. Phillips — the first African-American to serve on the city’s Common Council and the first woman elected to it — began introducing open-housing bills in 1962, two years after championing civil rights at the Democratic National Convention that nominated Senator John F. Kennedy for president.The city legislation’s aim was to end practices by landlords and real estate agents that had made it nearly impossible for blacks to find housing beyond Milwaukee’s so-called inner core, a run-down section where nearly all the city’s black population lived.But she faced … [Read more...] about Vel Phillips, Housing Rights Champion in the ′60s, Dies at 95