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California Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race. Harris dropped out after her campaign failed to raise enough donations to pay her staff.

Harris reportedly held a conference call with her campaign staff earlier Tuesday in Iowa where she explained that the campaign was having financial struggles.

Her campaign hadn't bought TV ads in months and she was forced to advertise on social media. Last month she laid off most of her campaign staff.

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Harris, 55, polled poorly with Black voters who criticized her criminal justice record in California. Harris claimed she fought for criminal justice reform, but her critics say, as a prosecutor, she sent many Black men to prison.

Harris was former President Barack Obama's early choice for the Democratic nomination.

Harris' announcement on Tuesday comes after a disgruntled former staffer wrote a letter saying Harris treated her campaign staff like runaway slaves.

In the letter, obtained by The New York Times, Kelly Mehlenbacher wrote, "This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly."

Mehlenbacher added that she resigned from Harris' campaign because she saw no hope of Harris winning the nomination.

"With less than 90 days until Iowa we still do not have a real plan to win... We have refused to confront our mistakes, foster an environment of critical thinking and honest feedback, or trust the expertise of talented staff."

Harris is married to attorney Douglas Emhoff. They have no children.

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Black voters are waking up to the sobering fact that the Democratic Party may not have their best interests at heart.

Presidential hopefuls traveled to Atlanta to take part in the Democratic debate on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

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Cory Booker, left, and Kamala Harris, right, are mixed race candidates who claim to represent Black Americans. But Black voters say the candidates didn't touch on the issues that concern Black voters.

"I was disappointed at the fact that two of the most controversial issues concerning Georgia – reproductive rights and election integrity – were only discussed in the last 11 minutes of the debate, said Howard student and Atlanta native Keri Felton.

Council member Khalid Kamau was also disappointed in the candidates.

"These candidates and the media came to Atlanta, to the Atlanta University Center, Paschal's restaurant, and told us how important we are. Then they get on TV and barely mention us. It's like dating a f-ckboy," Kamau said.

Activists also point to the rapid gentrification of Atlanta, a formerly majority Black city.

"For working-class ATLiens, it's not working out for us," said Sankara Lumumba. "We've gotten rid of public housing, the city is becoming less Black, the administration of this city doesn't match up to what is being publicly put out there."

Lumumba volunteers with the Community Movement Builders who fight gentrification in Atlanta. Gentrification is a term that describes the takeover of Black and urban neighborhoods by developers and wealthy investors who raise property taxes to force Black homeowners out of their neighborhoods.

Activists blame Black politicians for permitting gentrification in Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace.

"There's a black political elite that's teamed up with the economic elite and they run the city," said Kamau Franklin, the organization’s founder. "They don't run it for working-class or poor black folks. They run it to further capitalist development. It's a whitewash of what the Black Mecca is supposed to be."

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Kamala Harris sparked outrage on social media when she implied that Black males wouldn't be shot by police if they had jobs.

The California senator made the controversial comment during the 2019 President Justice Forum at Benedict College on Saturday.

"Talking about violence: nothing stops a bullet like a job," she said.

Black and white Twitters were outraged.

"'Nothin' stops a bullet like a job.' Because if black people would just get jobs, they wouldn't get gunned down by cops," tweeted one irate user.

Another Twitter user attempted to defend Harris by noting the original source of the comment.

Harris was already on bad terms with the college after she withdrew from attending the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum because President Trump received an award at the same event last week.

But she changed her mind following the backlash on social media. Harris was scheduled to speak at the forum at the HBCU alongside her fellow 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls.

She claimed she was offended because only nine Benedict students were invited to see Trump accept the award.

"I won't be complicit in papering over Trump's record," Harris tweeted. "Once I heard Trump got an award at the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum and stopped HBCU students from attending, I decided to do my own criminal justice reform event tomorrow instead."

In his typical non-presidential confrontational style, Trump responded:

"Badly failing presidential candidate @KamalaHarris will not go to a very wonderful largely African American event today because yesterday I recieved [sic] a major award, at the same event, for being able to produce & sign into law major Criminal Justice Reform legislation..."

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Kamala Harris is calling on Twitter bosses to suspend President Donald Trump's Twitter account, saying his sometimes brutal Twitter posts could put people in danger.

Trump is on the hot seat for asking the Ukraine president to investigate corruption by presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially declared an impeachment inquiry, which sent social media into a frenzy last week.

But the California senator, who is a long shot for the Democratic nomination, wants Trump silenced for good on the social media platform.

"The president's tweets and his behaviors about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up,' Harris told Anderson Cooper on CNN Monday night.

Harris pointed to one of Trump's tweets in which he demanded to meet with the CIA whistleblower who leaked the contents of his phone call with the Ukrainian president.

"Frankly, when you look at what he's been tweeting today directed at the whistle-blower, directed at so many people, you know, I, frankly, think that based on this and all we've seen him do before, including attacking members of Congress, that he, frankly, should be - his Twitter account should be suspended,' she added.

She followed up her interview by tweeting, "Look let's be honest, @realDonaldTrump's Twitter account should be suspended."

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Democrats in one California city are experimenting with a privately funded solution to wipe out poverty - by giving away free cash.

125 residents in Stockton, California don't have to worry about where there next meal is coming from. They receive $500 in "universal basic income" each month. No strings attached.

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Susie Garza is one lucky recipient of free cash. On the 15th of every month she receives $500 on a debit card from a nonprofit organization that is experimenting with universal basic income to determine if it makes a difference in the lives of people earning below the poverty level.

Garza, who may or may not be a legal U.S. citizen, is unemployed. Her husband doesn't work either, so the extra money she receives each month comes in handy.

According to the Associated Press, Garza can use the cash however she wants. She says she uses $150 to pay her cellphone bill. Another $100 goes to her vet for her pet dog.

She also lavishes birthday gifts and junk food on her grandsons. She used to be a drug addict but that's in her past. She says she's been off drugs for 18 years now.

"I like it because I feel more independent, like I'm in charge. I really have something that's my own," she tells the AP.

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The experiment is monitored by a group of researchers whose goal for the program is not finances but happiness.

Jovan Bravo, a 31-year-old Stockton native and construction worker, is married and has three children, ages 13, 8 and 4.

He says the extra $500 he receives each month gives him the freedom to spend more time with his wife and kids.

He said before the free money windfall he had to work multiple jobs and he didn't have enough time for his children.

Now he only works one Saturday a month. He uses the other Saturdays to play with his kids in the park.

"It's made a huge difference," he told the AP. "Just being able to spend more time with the wife and kids, it brings us closer together."

Republicans criticize the program because they say it encourages people not to work for a living.

Democratic candidates hope to expand the free cash program nationwide, if one of them is elected president in November 2020.

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U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a leading candidate for the nomination, has a proposal to give up to $500 a month to working families.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur who is a long shot for the nomination, wants to give $1,000 to every American.

Harris' plan to give $500 a month to working families earning up to $100,000 annually would cost about $275 billion per year, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Yang's proposal to give $1,000 to every adult in America would cost $2.8 trillion per year.

Both candidates say they will pay for their free money programs by reversing President Trump's tax cuts and increasing taxes on corporations.

Garza, who is the only breadwinner in her family, says she doesn't know what she will do when the privately funded program ends in July 2020.

She says she asked the program director how she was lucky enough to get into the program.

"She goes, 'Because you're blessed,'" Garza said. "And I just left it at that."

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