Mr. Richmond, who maintains an extensive political network and is known for delivering candid advice, will be a senior adviser to Mr. Biden and the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, roles that will allow him to build on his deep relationships in Congress, with key political constituencies and with Mr. Biden himself.“He’s going to give straight advice,” said Marc H. Morial, the president of the National Urban League and a former mayor of New Orleans, who has known Mr. Richmond since his days serving in the Louisiana state legislature. “He’s not a yes man.”“It sends a really powerful signal to the Black community that Cedric is going to be in that core group,” added Mr. Morial, also describing Mr. Richmond as a “team player.” During the past 10 years, Representative Cedric L. Richmond of Louisiana has represented most of New Orleans in Congress, led the Congressional Black Caucus and steadily emerged as one of the most influential Black voices on Capitol Hill, a reputation he cemented when he joined President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign as its first national co-chairman.Now he is poised to become one of the highest-ranking Black officials in the Biden administration.- Advertisement –
Both tears of joy and sadness erupted in the courtroom of Justice Navindra Singh on Wednesday after a 26-year-old miner, Trevor Williams, was set free following a unanimous not guilty verdict returned by a 12-member jury on a manslaughter charge at the Demerara High Court.Freed: Trevor WilliamsThe former accused faced the indictment which detailed that between June 4-5, 2013, at Bruck-up Landing, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), he unlawfully killed Randy Raphael. The accused pleaded not guilty to the offence.Back in April of 2013, Williams was charged with murder when he made his first court appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. However, Williams was slapped with a manslaughter charge when he appeared at the High Court on Wednesday.The accused was represented by Attorney Mark Conway while the State’s case was presented by Prosecutors Teriq Mohammed in association with Tuanna Hardy and Abigail Gibbs.After a total of five witnesses testified, the State had closed the case, however, Defence Attorney Conway made a no-case submission to the court, contending that the State failed to prove its case or find sufficient evidence for Williams to be convicted of the charge instituted against him.Facts presented indicated that on the day in question, the accused found a shotgun which he picked up and took back to his mining camp. Moments later, Raphael, a friend of the accused was trying to open the said firearm but Williams took it from him and also tried to open it during which a round of ammunition went off and hit Raphael in the head resulting in his death. Williams realising what he has caused left the scene, but after several days he turned himself in to the Police at the Port Kiatuma Police Station.Justice Singh while informing Williams that he is now a free man, encouraged the young man to “be careful” the next time as he made a mistake the last time which caused the death of his friend.
Tags: Andras NagiIvana MirkovJoyce AwinoMoses GololaPatricia ApolotWorld Kick Boxing Federation International title Apolot is the World Kick Boxing Federation International title holder. (PHOTO/Courtesy)By Innocent OjaraKAMPALA – Patricia Apolot is set to defend her African title when she fights Kenya’s Joyce Awino late next month in Kampala, Uganda.According to the organizers, the fight will take place on the 31st day of August, at Smiles Corner in Kireka.Apolot is the reigning Ugandan female champion, a title the 27-year-old international lightweight kickboxer has held three consecutive years.Her love for the beautiful game was expedited in 2012 after losing in a curtain-raiser match for the Moses Golola versus Andras Nagi (RIP) fight.Since then, she vowed to up her game by taking training sessions from a professional coach to better her tactics at the sport, which paid off tremendously.“I didn’t have a professional coach by then so it was basically training at the boxing gym yet the person I fought was a professional,” she narrated.The Ugandan female boxer also holds the World Kick Boxing Federation International title that she won after putting up an exciting performance to beat Ivana Mirkov of Serbia in Hungary.Apolot is the most decorated female kickboxer in Uganda as she holds the largest number of belts and medals that she received after winning several other home, continental and intercontinental titles.The female boxing sensation comes from the Eastern part of Uganda, Ngora district. Apolot started her kickboxing journey in 2009 at amateur level.Comments