Delegates to the Democratic National Convention are giving mostly positive reviews to Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president, saying Virginia Sen. Time Kaine will appeal to moderates but do little to soothe disenchanted Bernie Sanders supporters.
Kaine is receiving praise for his wide-ranging experience, even as many delegates acknowledged that he would not generate the level of enthusiasm or party unity as a progressive or first-ever Latino pick.
Sanders delegates in particular hoped for the selection of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who aligns more closely with Sanders on positions such as regulating Wall Street.
“People are going to discount Tim Kaine, and have [...]
Attorney Andrea Burton was sentenced to five days in jail for wearing what she described as a nickle-sized button with the slogan, “Black Lives Matter.”
Burton intends on appealing the decision, handed down by Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Millich, WFMJ reports.
Burton, who is African American, told reporters that there were no complaints when she wore the button to court on Wednesday. However, an individual in the prosecutor’s office told the court that they took offense to the display.
Two days later, Judge Millich called Bruton into his chambers asking her to remove the button, and demanded that she remain neutral.
Burton respectfully declined to remove the button, [...]
At least nine people are dead following a shooting rampage executed by three gunmen in Munich, Germany on Friday.
USA TODAY reports the gunmen targeted a shopping mall, wounding several people in the attack. Described as an “acute terrorist situation,” officials say the suspects are still on the run.
“We are categorizing this as a terror attack only in our response of freeing up the largest possible force to handle the situation,” Police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins said in a statement. “The suspects are still on the run. Please avoid public places.”
Details of the shooting remain unclear, but witnesses said at least [...]
President Obama disagreed with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s analysis of conditions in the United States, asserting crime has decreased and the economy is up, according to USA TODAY.
“The idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse — this vision of violence and chaos everywhere — doesn’t really jibe with the experience of most people,” Obama told reporters after Trump painted a shallow picture of the U.S.
“We’re not going to make good decisions based on fears that don’t have a basis in fact. That, I think, is something that I hope all Americans pay attention to,” he said weighing in on the [...]
PARTYNEXTDOOR is here for the weekend, with the release of a brand new single, titled “Not Nice.”
Offering a Dancehall/R&B vibe, PND sends a message to a woman in his life who’s unkind on the melodic tune.
“Girl, you look so nice / But you’re not nice, you’re rude / Look what you’re putting me through / I’d never do this to you,” he sings.
The rude girl anthem follows the Kylie Jenner-starring music video for “Come and See Me,” and his new single with Jeremih, “Like Dat.”
Additionally, the Toronto native has announced the release date for his anticipated new album P3. The [...]
New Zealand based soul singer Aaradhna has returned with her long-awaited new album Brown Girl.
Recorded live in Brooklyn and Los Angeles under the guidance of Jeff Dynamite, of Brooklyn-based Truth & Soul Records (Aloe Blacc, Adele, Lady), Aaradhna’s 4th studio album is a literal “who’s who?” of the greatest retro soul instrumentalists and session players on the scene today, creating a dark, therapeutic pace that delves into intertwining topics of race relations, label politics, love, heart break, judgment and ignorance. Above all, the album is Aaradhna’s boldest statement to date.
Covering a broad musical landscape including mixed genres of R&B, Soul, [...]
R&B veteran Keith Sweat continues to build on his outstanding career with the release of his anticipated 12th studio album, Dress To Impress.
Hitting stores and streaming platforms today (July 22), the legendary singer makes a bold return with his first album in 5 years. Led by the single “Good Love,” the 16-track project is filled with sexy ballads, smooth grooves, flawless harmonies and heartwarming lyrics from the seasoned crooner.
Next year, Sweat will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his nationally syndicated radio show, “The Sweat Hotel,” and it appears his experience has continued to influence his own craft. The album touches [...]