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Joe Biden Regrets ‘Not Being President’

Joe Biden Regrets ‘Not Being President’Joe Biden Regrets ‘Not Being President’

I t’s been a year and a half since Joe Biden decided to not run for president, but he believes he could have won it all.

“The answer is that I had planned on running for president, and although it would’ve been a difficult primary, I think I could’ve won. I don’t know. Maybe not, but I thought I could’ve won,” he said during an  interview at Colgate University this past Friday, writes CNN .

“I had a lot of data and I was fairly confident that if I were the Democratic party’s nominee, I had a better-than-ever chance of being president,”   the report says.

Though Biden was initially considering running for President, he’d eventually back out, citing the death of his son Beau following his battle with brain cancer. The former Vice President said that he “lost part of his soul” when Beau passed.

Although he’s confident that he’d win if he ran, he doesn’t regret the decision because of the timing.

“I don’t regret not running in the sense that it was the right decision for my boy, for me, for my family at the time,” Biden said, according to The Washington Post . “But do I regret not being president? Yes. And I know that sounds, I know what it sounds like. But no man or woman announces for president of the United States unless they honestly believe from their experience they’re the best qualified person to do that.”

Biden would eventually stop talking about his presidential bid to focus to discuss the elephant in the room, President Trump   and his tumultuous relationship with the media.

“The attempt to delegitimize the press — ‘fake news’ — is the first act of any political scoundrel,” Biden said. “We are uniquely a product of our political constitution, ” he said.

SOURCE: Washington Post , CNN

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Snoop Dogg Will Induct Tupac Shakur Into 2017 Rock Roll Hall Of Fame

Snoop Dogg Will Induct Tupac Shakur Into 2017 Rock Roll Hall Of FameSnoop Dogg Will Induct Tupac Shakur Into 2017 Rock Roll Hall Of Fame

I n the very first year of eligibility, Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the newest class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and his former labelmate Snoop Dogg will induct him into the rarefied club.

Snoop, who collaborated with the late rapper on the 1996 All Eyez on Me ‘s “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” has performed the song with a hologram of the iconic rapper.

Rolling Stone reports that the D-O-Double G has also taken credit for bringing Shakur to Death Row Records, run by Suge Knight. He has spoken about the late rapper’s genius.

“‘ Pac brought a spirit to the studio that was different than anybody we ever worked with ,” said Snoop, according to Rolling Stone. “ He had a spirit – like this n–ga could be in three different rooms at one time makin’ music. He would never listen to it .”

2Pac will join Pearl Jam , Journey , Yes , Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez for the 2017 class. Chic’s Nile Rodgers will be given the Award For Musical Excellence.

The induction ceremony will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 7, 2017, and will later air on HBO.

SOURCE: Rolling Stone

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Senators Promote Racial Healing By Having Sunday Dinner With Another Race

Senators Promote Racial Healing By Having Sunday Dinner With Another RaceSenators Promote Racial Healing By Having Sunday Dinner With Another Race

A simple meal can go a long way toward healing the racial divide, according to two senators.

CNN reports that Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who is Black, and James Lankford (R-Okla.), who is White, are promoting what they call “Solution Sundays.” The idea is to invite a family of a different race home for Sunday dinner, and people will discover how much they have in common.

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The light bulb went off for the lawmakers in 2015 after violent confrontations across the country between African Americans and law enforcement officers.

  “There seemed to be this dichotomy that was growing which you can either be for the police or what was happening in the Black community, but you couldn’t be both,” Lankford said. “And our response was no, you can be.”

  Lankford explained that he started asking people in Oklahoma and in Washington whether they had ever had someone of another race in their homes for dinner. “Very few people could answer yes,” he said.

  Scott said he had a similar experience, and realized that this personal disconnect between races is a huge part of the problem.

  “For me, it’s hard to hate what you know,” Scott said. “And it’s just so simple. It’s hard to hate what you know.”

 

The South Carolina senator told the outlet that he has received positive feedback from folks in his state who gave it a try.

He added: “It’s surprising how many people come back and say, ‘They’re just like me.’ What did you expect? It’s one of the reasons why people are comfortable with people like themselves. What they don’t realize is that we’re all about the same.

SOURCE:   CNN

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ICE Agents ‘Stalking’ Criminal Courts To Capture Undocumented Defendants

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P resident Donald Trump ‘s promise to “fix” the United States’ immigration “problem” has many undocumented individuals and their families in fear of being captured by agents as they go about their lives. In fact, just last week, organizers of the annual Cinco de Mayo parade in Philadelphia cancelled this year’s event because of rumors that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency would raid the fete.

Trump’s first budget provides more than $4.5 billion in new spending to fight illegal immigration by adding immigration and border enforcement agents, prosecutors and judges, as well as building a wall on the border with Mexico.

In deference to the president’s wishes, ICE seems to be stepping up its enforcement game, purportedly first going after “criminals”—or those caught up in the nation’s notoriously unjust criminal justice system.

And what better place to snatch low hanging fruit than the courts?

The New York Daily News recently chronicled the case of Floyel Stapleton —who is not from Mexico—but the island of Nevis (i.e., he is a Black man.)

In late February, Stapleton appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court for a routine hearing in a misdemeanor assault case, and was met by federal immigration agents as he left the courtroom.

“They were in plain clothes. They had no badges and they arrested me when I was walking out of the courtroom. They just asked my name and they arrested me, ” said Stapleton from an immigration detention center in Hudson County. “They are trying to deport me …The situation sucks.”

Stapleton, 39, has previous convictions for drug dealing and domestic violence. He reportedly came to the U.S. when he was 13 and lived in Harlem with his disabled mother and helped pay the rent.

The News reports that Stapleton left behind a 1-year-old girl, as well as a daughter who had to stop attending Howard University because she couldn’t pay tuition, according to Stapleton’s sister.

The Office of Court Administration in New York has confirmed five sightings of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in city courts since mid-February, where they have arrested two men (Stapleton is one of them), inquired about two men and simply shown up to criminal court.

Public defenders say some immigrant clients are now scared to appear in court.

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