*Joe Jackson’s 25-year-old granddaughter, Yasmine Jackson, is the victim of a racially charged attack in Las Vegas.
Yasmine detailed the harrowing experience in an Instagram post on Sunday, noting that the woman stabbed her seven times and she also included gruesome injury photos, Page Six reports.
“This woman chased me down and started stabbing me. She said it’s because I was a n—-r and that’s all I could hear while I was being stabbed. I can’t move my neck at all. I’m scared to be alone,” Yasmine captioned the images of her face and neck.
Check out the pics via the IG post below.
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I was stabbed 7 times right by my house because “I’m a nigger”. This woman chased me down and started stabbing me. She said it’s because I was a nigger and that’s all I could hear while I was being stabbed. I can’t move my neck at all. I’m scared to be alone. I asked people to help me because she was stabbing me and nobody helped. Until someone did, actually a few people did & I am thankful for you. I pray to God that if you have any kind of hatred in your heart towards black people that you heal it. I didn’t deserve this, nobody does. Oh & btw I’m still fucking proud to be black. @shaunking , please help me. They only are charging her with a felony battery with a deadly weapon. I feel like she deserves attempted murder and also this is a HATE CRIME. SHE CALLED ME A NIGGER & THERE ARE WITNESSES ?? SHARE SHARE SHARE SHARE PLEASE!!!!!!! Edit: THEY BOOKED HER FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER, NOW TO WORK ON THE HATE CRIME CHARGE.
“I asked people to help me because she was stabbing me and nobody helped,” she wrote. “Until someone did, actually a few people did & I am thankful for you. I pray to God that if you have any kind of hatred in your heart towards black people that you heal it. I didn’t deserve this, nobody does.”
Yasmine reached out to civil rights activist Shaun King, asking him for help when authorities were only charging the racist attacker with “felony battery with a deadly weapon.”
“I feel like she deserves attempted murder and also this is a HATE CRIME,” she continued. “SHE CALLED ME A N—-R & THERE ARE WITNESSES.”
In a follow-up post, Yasmine noted that charges had been upgraded to attempted murder.
Jasmine’s mother, Joh’Vonie Jackson, also shared the injury photos of her daughter, along with the caption: “Look what this Woman did to my daughter @yasminejackson_ she tried to kill my daughter for being Black,” Joh’Vonie wrote. “My daughter has a good heart and has dedicated her time as a nurse to help others. She did not deserve this!”
Check out Yasmine’s full IG post above.
Over 100 Black Men Sign Open Letter Urging Joe Biden to Pick Black Woman as VP
*More than 100 Black male activists, preachers, rappers and celebrities signed an an open letter Monday calling on Joe Biden to pick a Black woman as his running mate.
The letter makes clear that if he does not succumb to the liberal pressure of choosing a Black woman to “save” him, then he will lose the election.
“As someone who has said throughout the campaign that VP Joe Biden needs to choose a Black woman VP, the urgency for that pick has gone from something that SHOULD happen to something that HAS to happen,” the open letter said, published the week Biden is expected to announce his running mate.
As reported by USA Today, the letter follows a similar one penned in an April and signed by more than 700 Black women influencers calling on Biden to “recognize and seize this moment” by picking a Black woman as his running mate.
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“Failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election. We don’t want to choose between the lesser of two evils & we don’t want to vote for the devil we know vs the devil we don’t” pic.twitter.com/T57mcEsoYz
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) August 10, 2020
Van Jones, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Charlamagne Tha God, Bishop William J. Barber and civil rights attorney Ben Crump, were among the hundreds of men who signed the list.
“It disgusts us that Black women are not just being vetted in this VP process but unfairly criticized and scrutinized,” the letter states.
The letter goes on to note that Senator Kamala Harris, said to be on Biden’s shortlist of VPs, is too ambitions.
“Was Joe Biden ever labeled ‘too ambitious’ because he ran for president three times? Should President Obama not have made him VP because he had to worry about his ‘loyalty’ when he clearly had AMBITIONS to be president himself?” the letter asks.
“Failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election. We don’t want to choose between the lesser of two evils & we don’t want to vote for the devil we know vs the devil we don’t,” the letter states.
The authors also reminded Biden of the blind support he receives from the Black community.
“For too long Black women have been asked to do everything from rally the troops to risk their lives for the Democratic Party with no acknowledgment, no respect, no visibility, and certainly not enough support,” the letter continues.
Peep the full letter via the Twitter embed above.
Meanwhile, we previously reported… on the inaugural episode of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee joined host Joy Reid for a special one-on-one interview to kick off the debut of the show to discuss the impact of COVID-19, Trump’s rhetoric and his selection for a potential vice presidential candidate.
On selecting a Black woman as a potential running mate, Biden told Reid:
“I am not committed to naming any but the people I have named, and among them, there are four Black women. So, that decision is underway right now. And, by the way, Black women have supported me my entire career. You all act like all of a sudden, there was an epiphany in South Carolina. I have had over a 96 percent — 94 percent rating in the state with the eighth-largest Black community in the United States of America, Delaware. And so they’re the ones, as that old saying goes, that brought me to the dance. I have been loyal. They have been loyal to me. And so it is important that my administration, I promise you, will look like America, both as — from vice president, to Supreme Court, to Cabinet positions, to every major position in the White House. It’s going to look like America. It’s critically important that be the case. I can guarantee you that.”
Meet Everett Fitzhugh… the NHL’s First Full-Time Black Play-By-Play Announcer
*The Seattle Kraken announced Friday that Everett Fitzhugh has been tapped to serve as the team’s broadcaster, making him the first Black play-by-play announcer in the NHL.
“As someone who’s worked in hockey for over a decade and who has a long-held passion for broadcast hockey, to be named team broadcaster for a brand-new NHL franchise — particularly one with an organization as strong as the Kraken — is a dream come true,” said Fitzhugh in a statement, per PEOPLE.
“Getting to the NHL has always been my goal,” the Detroit native continued. “I look forward to serving as the voice for this incredible team and its fans as well as representing the Kraken organization throughout the greater Seattle community.”
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#SeaKraken have added three new members to the team!
Jonny Greco and Lamont Buford will head up our game presentation while Everett Fitzhugh becomes our first team broadcaster.
— Seattle Kraken (@NHLSeattle_) August 7, 2020
Fitzhugh spent the past five seasons doing radio play-by-play for the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League, as well as working as the team’s director of media relations. He was a member of the broadcast crew for the 2018 ECHL All-Star Classic that was featured on NHL Network.
Among Friday’s hires, the Kraken announced Jonny Greco will serve as senior vice president of game presentation and live entertainment, and Lamont Buford is set to become the team’s vice president of game presentation.
The Seattle Kraken, which is the NHL’s 32nd team, was announced last week and will make its debut in the 2021-22 season.
The Seattle-based expansion team, inspired by the mythical sea creature, revealed their franchise name and logo last week. The main colors will be “deep sea blue” and “ice blue,” with “boundless blue,” “shadow blue” and “red alert” serving as accent colors, per thehofstrachronicle.com.
“The Kraken is a name born of the fans,” said Tod Leiweke, the team’s president and CEO.
Tucker Carlson Praises Kanye West As Most Effective ‘Core Conservative’ [VIDEO]
*Tucker Carlson seemed to confirm speculation that Kanye West is running a spoiler campaign aimed to help Trump by taking votes away from Joe Biden.
Carlson dedicated a significant portion of his Friday show on Fox News to praising West as the embodiment of “core conservative” principles.
Tucker even questioned why no elected Republican officials has taken a similar stance “on foundational questions about life and children and what happens when you die.”
“At this moment the most compelling voice against abortion and Planned Parenthood is not a Republican,” Carlson said on his show Friday. “The most widely heard Christian evangelist in America is not ordained. Instead, he is a rapper married to a Kardashian who, by the way, everyone says is crazy.
“Kanye West is running for president but that’s not really the headline. The headline is that on core conservative issues, not political issues like legislation before the Congress, but on foundational questions about life and children and what happens when you die, no one with a national platform has been more honest or sincere or effective than Kanye West has been. Maybe in generations.”
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THE GOAL IS TO WIN
— ye (@kanyewest) August 7, 2020
Tucker praised West for nearly 10 minutes, sparking speculation that he too is in on the “joke” that is Kanye West running a spoiler presidential campaign.
“It’s all pretty shocking, really. Talk about an unlikely messenger. But it’s real. Check out West’s Twitter feed if you haven’t seen it. Not everything he says is conservative, far from it. Not everything he says is even intelligible. But when West talks about his faith and about the gift of human life, you start to ask yourself, why aren’t there any elected Republicans who sound like that?” Carlson added.
“They say they believe same things, but if they actually do, why don’t they talk like Kanye West does? And the answer, of course, is because they’re afraid to. But West is not afraid. He doesn’t have to be. He’s too famous. He’s made too much money. He’s sold something like 150 million albums over the past 20 years. And really it’s hard to cancel a guy like that.”
He continued, “So what does the left do in response to Kanye West? How do you make Kanye West shut up? The short answer is you can’t. So you work to discredit him. You go ad hominem. You ignore what he’s saying, you attack him as a person. You don’t engage with his ideas — you know you would lose if you tried that. So instead you try to keep people from listening to him,” Carlson said.
“It’s an easier job when you’re dealing with less famous people. Thanks to our centrally controlled internet the left can usually silence dissent in an instant with a press of a button. But with prominent wrong thinkers like Kanye. West, censorship requires a finer touch. More artistic flair.”
Tucker then declared that anyone who claims West has mental issues is simply a hater who is trying to silence the hip-hop star.
You can watch Carlson’s Friday night show via the YouTube video above.
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