Democrats sat-in on the House floor overnight last week to support gun-control legislation. But one of the bill’s biggest boosters was AWOL. Democrat Chaka Fattah, the 11-term Pennsylvania congressman, had been convicted that day on all 22 ethics charges that he faced. His Philadelphia corruption case involved racketeering, illegal use of taxpayer and nonprofit funds and a plethora of other offenses. Named vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force just a week earlier, Fattah was home pondering his future in prison as his colleagues sought change.

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – It is seen as a “holy herb” and, for those who use it, marijuana is a gift from God for the benefit of mankind. Percival Stapleton, who was among people attending a national consultation on marijuana here last month, said he uses the drug as a “holy sacrament given to us by God, of which great men like King Solomon, even when he died, the spirit of God sent a seed and drop on his grave and it grew there. â€œWeed is my best friend,” Stapleton added. “It is disgraceful to say anything about marijuana. I smoke it day and night. I drink it like tea and ah smoking it until a dead.”

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 20, 2016) – Miss Jamaica Diaspora 2016 contestants visited Food For The Poor’s headquarters in Coconut Creek today to learn about the organization’s mission to help serve the destitute in the Caribbean and Latin America. During the visit, the contestants heard about the harsh realities of life in developing countries, which included firsthand stories from the South Florida-based charity’s President/CEO, Robin Mahfood, who was raised in Jamaica.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 22, 2016: The 2016 Forbes list of richest celebrities globally is out again five celebs. from the Americas – Latin America and the Caribbean – have made the list. Here are the five in order of rank/wealth:

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