20 February 2019 - Evening News
No Presumption of Innocence
With the arrest Thursday morning of Empire star Jussie Smollett, the actor’s defense team put out a statement celebrating the fact that he was afforded the “presumption of innocence” like any other citizen. But last, year Smollett himself insisted that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was guilty until proven innocent.https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/02/21/jussie-smollett-insisted-brett-kavanaugh-did-not-deserve-presumption-of-innocence/
Kamala’s Father Speaks out against Kamala:
“My dear departed grandmother … as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” he said.
“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,” Mr. Harris, an economics professor at Stanford University, concluded in a statement to the news site for the Jamaican diaspora.
Jamaica Global fretted that the remarks by Ms. Harris — an early front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — could fuel stereotypes of Jamaicans and cited U.S. news outlets’ headlines and columnists using the image.
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/19/kamala-harris-jamaican-father-donald-harris-rips-2/ Kamala Harris' father's name is Donald J. Harris. He's a professor of economics at Stanford.
Kamala Harris' father (Donald) was divorced in 1972 and not allowed to see the kids."Justin "Jussie" Smollett was born in Santa Rosa, California, and is the third of six children of Janet (née Harris) and Joel Smollett. https://voat.co/v/QRV/3051967
Warren, Harris back reparations for black Americans affected by slavery The Hill ^ | 02/21/19 03:15 PM EST | Michael Burke Posted on 2/21/2019, 12:51:02 PM by Zhang Fei Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), who are both running for president, have reportedly said they support reparations for black Americans affected by slavery. The New York Times reported Thursday that Harris affirmed her support for reparations in a statement after agreeing last week with a radio host that reparations are necessary. "We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities," Harris said in the statement. "I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities." Warren has also said that she supports reparations, according to the Times, though her campaign declined to provide further details to the newspaper. The Hill has reached out to both campaigns for comment. Warren and Harris are both pursuing the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 and the Times noted that previous Democratic presidential candidates have not supported reparations. Among those who have not backed the policy are former President Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Democratic rival that year, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Times noted. Sanders is running for president again in 2020. (Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Venezuela set for Aid Delivery Confrontation:
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido will head to the country's border today to personally bring in US-supplied food and medicine.
The 35-year-old, recognised by more than 50 countries as Venezuela's acting president, planned to travel in a caravan of buses with other members of the opposition-controlled National Assembly.
Guaido's actions, in defiance of the military-backed government, raise fears of possible weekend confrontations after he set a Saturday deadline for bringing in the aid.