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David Dinkins, who made history as New York City's first Black mayor, died of natural causes at his home on Monday. He was 93.

Dinkins' death comes just weeks after his wife, Joyce, passed away in October at age 89.

Dinkins' only one term as mayor was doomed by a high murder rate, high unemployment, AIDS and crack epidemics, and a riot in Brooklyn that was sparked when a 7-year-old Black boy was run over by a car in the motorcade of an Orthodox Jewish religious leader.

In his inaugural speech, Dinkins described New York as a "gorgeous mosaic of race and religious faith, of national origin and sexual orientation, of individuals whose families arrived yesterday and generations ago, coming through Ellis Island or Kennedy Airport or on buses bound for the Port Authority."

After losing a close mayoral race to Rudy Giuliani in 1993, a bitter Dinkins blamed racial prejudice: "I think it was just racism, pure and simple."

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Known for his passion for the sport of tennis, one of Dinkins' last acts in 1993 was to sign a 99-year lease with the United States Tennis Association to build a tennis complex on city land in Queens. The deal guaranteed that the U.S. Open would be based in New York City for decades.

Dinkins is survived by his son, David Jr., daughter, Donna and two grandchildren.

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Ricky Schroder is facing death threats after his hefty donation helped teenager Kyle Rittenhouse bond out of a Wisconsin jail on Friday, Nov. 20.

Rittenhouse, 17, was arrested in August and charged in the shooting deaths of 2 Antifa activists during Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha.

His $2 million cash bond was raised mostly through public donations to crowdfunding websites and the generosity of millionaires like Schroder and Mike Lindell, CEO and founder of MY Pillow.

Now Schroder is receiving death threats on social media, and Twitter users are posting his address online.

Schroder, 50, retweeted some of the threats on Twitter.com alongside a photo of himself armed with a Mossberg shotgun.

He captioned the post: "To my Democrat Friends. This is the country want to live in? #f-ckantifa."

One Twitter user wrote: "Ricky's house is clearly listed online. Hopefully a patriot will scope out Ricky and report back. Ricky and his disgusting coffee should pay for the murder and terrorism they support. We the people pray Ricky gets what he deserves..."

Another user tweeted: "Have some exciting things planned for Lil Ricky. Lots of people looking for justice. We will see you soon Ricky and make an example of you. Good luck terrorist..."

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Schroder is best known as the child star of the film The Champ, starring Jon Voight and Faye Dunaway (1979) and the television series Silver Spoons (1986-1987).

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Airports nationwide saw a spike in travel ahead of Thanksgiving, despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control not to travel this holiday season.

Security screenings at U.S. airports surpassed 2 million over the weekend, as travelers chose to ignore the CDC's warnings to avoid traveling over the holiday.

On Saturday, just under 1 million people flew -- the highest number of travelers since March, but less than half of last year's number, MSN reports.

At Logan Airport, vending machines dispensed disposable masks, latex gloves and infrared thermometers.

"We did a COVID test. We turned out negative. We're bringing hand sanitizers with the wipes. We are disinfecting everything," said Estefania Krause, according to MSN News.

Other travelers say the airlines are taking precautions, so they are living their lives.

"All the airlines seem to be doing the good precautions, so we're trying to play it safe. Just live our lives, as well," said traveler Jon Love.
 

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Tyler Perry was in the giving mood this weekend -- as Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta welcomed thousands of cars for a food giveaway Sunday morning.

More than 5,000 families came from all over to get in line at the food drive giveaway that the studio dubbed TPSGiving.

Tyler Perry and co. gave away 100,000 pounds of non-perishable food as well as gift cards to the first 5,000 families to pull up to their grounds in southwest Atlanta on Sunday.

The cars started arriving as early as Saturday afternoon, and the line of cars only grew bigger going into Sunday -- with the food drive going from 8 AM ET to noon.

Traffic backed up all along the surrounding freeway, TMZ reported.

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Tyler's staff wore hazmat suits and PPE as they handed out care packages of food at the curbside pickup, and everyone receiving a care package was asked to wear masks.

Tyler's charitable deeds are nothing new around these parts. Tyler's done everything from tipping local restaurant staff -- with upwards of $20,000 plus -- and also picked up the tabs of grocery shoppers in NOLA and Atlanta earlier this year.

Watch 11 Alive's video footage of the food drive below.
 

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A Jacksonville woman who shot at police officers breaking into her home says her 911 call proves she did not know they were cops.

Diamonds Ford and her boyfriend Anthony Gantt were asleep in bed when Jacksonville sheriff's deputies served a "high-risk" no-knock search warrant at their home around 8 a.m. on Sept. 28.

Ford, 28, and Gantt were jolted awake by the sound of glass shattering. Gantt handed Ford her .45 caliber handgun which she fired seven times through a window while pleading with a 911 dispatcher to "send someone."

One officer was shot in the chest but he was saved by his armored vest.

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Ford and Gantt surrendered after the officers identified themselves as officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

"I'm opening the door!" she told the officers. "You got the wrong house!"

Deputies found just over 4 ounces of weed in the home - a misdemeanor in some states. Ford and Gantt were charged with attempted murder on a police officer and armed possession of marijuana. They are still in jail, unable to afford their high bail.

Ford, speaking through her attorney, says she is innocent and that the 911 call proves she did not know the home invaders were officers.

"She had no idea it was law enforcement in her home. Once they made their announcement she complied," said attorney Stephen Kelly.

On Thursday, rapper Killer Mike posted news footage about the Ford and Gantt case and captioned it "Free'Em!."

One of his Instagram followers asked Mike, "Where is the philanthropists with buckets of cash to pay her bail.... ain't you starting a bank?"

Ford and Gantt are being compared to 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse who killed two Antifa activists during a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August.

Rittenhouse was freed on $2 million cash bond paid by his attorneys on Friday, Nov. 20. The $2 million was raised through public donations.

Former child actor Ricky Schroder and Mike Lindell, CEO and founder of My Pillow, contributed large donations to top off the bail fund for Rittenhouse.

Listen to audio of Ford's 911 call below.
 

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Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot and killed two Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin was released on bond Friday.

Rittenhouse, who was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, posted $2 million bond -- mostly donations raised through crowdfunding websites.

He posted bond through his attorney at about 2 pm, Kenosha county sheriff's Sgt David Wright told reporters.

The teenager is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during violent Jacob Blake protests on August 25.

Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, told police he was attacked by the protesters. At least one protester was armed with a gun.

Conservatives praised Rittenhouse as a hero who was exercising his right to bear arms during the unrest in Kenosha.

His initial bail amount was $1 million, but an Illinois judge increased the amount to $2 million after Rittenouse's supporters quickly raised the $1 million to pay his bail.

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The Vatican is getting closer to solving the mystery of who 'liked' a bikini model's photo from Pope Francis' official Instagram account.

It's doubtful that the head of the Catholic Church 'liked' the naughty photo himself.

It's more likely that a Vatican official forgot to log out of the Pope's account before logging into his own page to browse the IG profiles of scantily clad models.

A sharp-eyed Twitter user spotted the Pope's 'like' and the post went viral on social media.

Barstool Sports captioned the freaky photo: "Pope Francis is horny as hell."

While Pope Francis is staying out of the controversy, Brazilian model Natalia is enjoying her newfound fame. It's not everyday that the Pope gives an Instagram escort his blessing.

"At least I'm going to heaven," Natalia joked.
 

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California's authoritarian governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued another stay-at-home order affecting 94% of the state starting on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Gatherings and nonessential work are prohibited between 10 pm and 5 am in 41 out of 58 counties until December 21.

Sheriff's offices in Orange County, El Dorado County, and Sacramento say they will not enforce Newsom's latest lockdown order.

OC Sheriff Don Barnes released a statement Thursday evening saying his office has better things to do than respond to calls about face masks and social gatherings.

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Californians are sick and tired of Newsom's orders -- which he and his do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do Democratic colleagues willfully ignore.

Newsom was spotted dining out with 11 of his friends at a Napa County restaurant on Nov. 6, with nary a mask in sight. The group did not follow any of his Covid-19 safety measures, including social distancing and face masks between bites.

The public backlash to the leaked photos of Newsom and his maskless friends was so intense that Newsom issued an apology and claimed he and his guests were dining "outside."

Top pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson said the pandemic is "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public."

"There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians, it's outrageous, this is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public," said Hodkinson during a Zoom call with Alberta government officials this week.

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The "Great Reset" is a term that is being mentioned with increasing frequency by business leaders, politicians and globalists.

You may have heard reporters referring to it in relation to Covid-19. But what does it mean?

Canada's Justin Trudeau recently called the Covid-19 pandemic a perfect "opportunity" to initiate the "Great Reset".

According to Brandon Smith, author at Alt-Market.us, the Great Reset is a multi-tiered plan to ultimately control the world economy and create a cashless society by using the so-called pandemic as a rational for restrictive lockdowns and forced mask mandates to control human behavior.

Food lines are getting longer and unemployment benefits have run out. People who are hungry and desperate are more willing to submit to government control.

The Great Reset will be followed by a slow re-opening of the economy and stricter control of human behavior.

Developed countries will shift to a cashless society (no more rappers holding large stacks of cash to their ears). Money will be Digital, fully controlled and fully traceable.

Globalists hope cashless societies will create "shared equality" between people who willingly give up their rights to property ownership.

Travel will be restricted to those who carry digital wallets or chips that prove they were vaccinated or have immunity.

Over time, citizens will become acclimated to government intrusion in their everyday lives and being told when to do basic things such as going to work or to school (that's already happening now).

As globalist Gideon Lichfield from MIT stated in his article 'We're Not Going Back To Normal': in order to return to a normal economy, people will need to be "vaccinated against the latest virus strains."

That means there will be more Corona strains in the future, and the restrictions that are being forced on us now will likely continue forever.

Meanwhile, the politicians who are forcing the Great Reset on us are living their lives as if there is no pandemic.

Fox 11 News in Los Angeles obtained exclusive photos of California governor Gavin Newsome dining with 11 of his friends at a Napa, California restaurant on November 6, 2020. No one wore masks and they sat shoulder to shoulder at a table.

Another diner, outraged by Newsome's increasingly intrusive restrictions on her life, took the photos and submitted them to Fox11.

Following the backlash, Newsome apologized for his “mistake," and he claimed he and his dinner guests were seated "outside".

Meanwhile, the news media (who take their orders from globalists) continue to stoke fear by reporting "surging Covid-19 cases" while ignoring the fact that thousands of people are dying from the seasonal flu.

Americans are fed up with the lies and have begun to fight back.

In California and New York, local sheriffs are refusing to comply with governor's orders to restrict travel and force lockdowns.

Over 100 protesters showed up outside the NY governor's mansion on Wednesday night to demonstrate against Cuomo's lockdowns, shuttered businesses and school closings.

Citizens in the UK and Germany are also resisting the tyrannical control over their lives.

They say the threat of losing their freedom, their rights and their property is a greater risk than a virus that kills less than 99.94% of people who contract it.

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A North Texas food bank distributed 600,000 pounds of food to 25,000 hungry people this past weekend.

CBS News reports thousands of cars lined up on a Dallas street, "stretching as far as the eye can see."

Saturday's food distribution was the "largest-ever" food giveaway according to the NTFB. Aerial footage by CBS News show several lanes of cars stretched miles down the street.

CBS News interviewed residents who lost their jobs and unemployment assistance.

Samantha Woods, a Dallas resident told CBS, "I see blessings coming to us 'cause we all struggling. And I appreciate North Texas helping us out."

Another Dallas resident, Cynthia Cutler, said, "I haven't been working since December, can't find a job. They cut my unemployment. It's a real big deal."

NTSB President Trisha Cunningham told CNN she is proud of her team "for providing some hope and care during these extraordinary times."

She added: "It was quite a humbling scene to see so many in need."

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People are scratching their heads over a confusing reference to rap music, Black males, bling, money and women made by former President Barack Obama.

Obama, who is everywhere lately, weighed in on President Donald Trump's increased support among Black males in an interview with the Atlantic.

Online polls showed a huge shift in support among Black males for Trump. Obama said rap music explains that shift toward President Trump.

"I have to remind myself that if you listen to rap music, it's all about the bling, the women, the money," Obama said.

"A lot of rap videos are using the same measures of what it means to be successful as Donald Trump is. Everything is gold-plated. That insinuates itself and seeps into the culture... Donald Trump epitomizes that cultural movement that is deeply ingrained now in American culture."

If that sounds confusing, Obama went on to say he doesn't understand Trump's "outsized" popularity because he doesn't watch much television.

"I think that indicates the power of television in the culture that sometimes I miss because I don't watch a lot of TV," Obama said. "I certainly don't watch reality shows."

"And sometimes I'd miss things that were phenomena. But I thought there was a shift there."

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Incoming Congresswoman Cori Bush, RN, was surprised when Republicans on Capitol Hill mistakenly referred to her as "Breonna Taylor."

Bush said Republican lawmakers repeatedly addressed her as "Breonna Taylor" during her first day on the Hill when congressional lawmakers met their newly-elected colleagues for the first time.

She was surprised to learn that her fellow lawmakers didn't know who Breonna Taylor was.

Taylor died in her Louisville home in March during a botched raid by three undercover police officers who were searching for a drug suspect.

Bush, who is Black, said she was hurt that some of her white colleagues in Congress had never heard of Breonna Taylor -- despite violent protests that dominated the news cycle every day over the summer.

"To arrive at Congress to find out that several Republican colleagues do not know her name is not only shocking, but incredibly hurtful," she said.

"I didn't hear it once; I didn't hear it twice, I heard it several times," Bush told NBC News on Friday.

Bush, a registered nurse, pastor, and activist from St. Louis, Missouri, said lawmakers were confused by her black cloth mask printed with Taylor's name in white letters.

But not everyone is buying that excuse.

"How can anyone mistake anyone who's alive to the late Breonna Taylor," asked Charlamagne tha god on the Breakfast Club morning show.

Bush defeated 20-year incumbent William Lacy Clay in the August Democratic primary. She built a name for herself as a Black Lives Matter activist during the 2014 Ferguson riots.
 

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Tracey Davis, daughter of Sammy Davis Jr., has died, her ex-husband Guy Garner confirmed to the Associated Press.

Garner said Tracey died in Franklin, Tennessee, on November 2, following a short illness. An official cause of death was not revealed.

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Tracey was born on July 5, 1961 to Davis and his second wife, Swedish actress May Britt Ringquist (who divorced him in 1968 after his affair with actress Lola Falana).

In her 2014 book, titled Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey With My Father, Tracey revealed that her parents' interracial marriage led to President John F. Kennedy refusing to allow Davis to perform at his Inauguration.

Davis was a registered Democrat who supported Kennedy's 1960 campaign for president. Davis died from complications of throat cancer in 1990 at age 64.

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Tracey used her life experiences to pen her 1996 book Sammy Davis Jr.: My Father, in which she shared personal recollections about getting to know her dad as an adult. She said his busy career kept him on the road for much of her childhood.

Last month, MGM announced they were using the book to develop a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic, to which Tracey said in a statement: "I am thrilled to know my father’s life, both private and public, will be brought to the big screen with this team of storytellers.

"He and my mother May Britt took on the world, choosing love and compassion over hatred and bigotry, and I am a product of that decision."

Tracey is survived by her mother, her four children, her half-brother Manny and her two adopted brothers, Mark and Jeff.

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Holly Robinson Peete claims President Donald Trump once called her the N-word on the set of his popular reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice.

Peete, a former contestant on Celebrity Apprentice 3 season 9, made the claim during an appearance on The Karen Hunter Show on SiriusXM Urban View.

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Peete is pictured with Trump and her husband Rodney Peete at their HollyRod Foundation event in 2010.

She said before she agreed to appear on Celebrity Apprentice 3 season 9, she asked producer Mark Burnett, "You're not going to try to make me the new Omarosa, make me the mean Black lady or anything, are you?"

"I found him to be kind of piggish and bullish and stuff," she said of Trump, "but I didn't find him to be just this - who he is now, I did not see that."

Peete, who is still salty after her loss to Bret Michaels in 2009, said she heard that Trump was talking about her behind her back.

She said she heard "rumors" that Trump "had tossed out an 'N-word' referring to me."

"When the producer told me when it happened, during the finale, I remember the moment. I wasn't in earshot, but I could see them deciding between me and Bret Michaels."

She recalled seeing Trump "talking with producers and they're really animated and that was when I heard that he said, 'They want the 'N-word' to win.' Because I guess the network wanted me to win or me to be chosen and Trump wanted Bret."

To clarify, Peete didn't actually hear Trump utter the N-word herself. Hopefully she's not setting herself up for a slander lawsuit.

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A new study suggests people who work from home are becoming more racist than their counterparts who still drive to work every morning.

The new study, conducted by polling company Survation, warns that people are living in a bubble and without social mixing between different cultures, religions and ethnic groups, people are more apt to become racist and intolerant to others.

In the United States, over 50% of the workforce continue to work from home amid the daily news reports of spikes in positive coronavirus tests.

44 percent of the workforce in the UK are now working from home due to strict coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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An internal email obtained by the Associated Press revealed 65 World Health Organization (WHO) staffers have been infected with the coronavirus.

The United Nations health agency is investigating how and where the staffers at its base headquarters contracted the virus despite safety measures such as PPE and social distancing.

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World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (pictured) self-quarantined after being identified as a contact of a person who tested positive for Covid-19.

"To my knowledge, the cluster being investigated is the first evidence of potential transmission on the site of WHO," Dr. Michael Ryan told reporters on Monday after the AP released a report on the email.

According to the AP the email said about half of those infected worked from home. But 32 of the infected staffers worked on the premises at The W.H.O. headquarters building in Geneva, Switzerland.

The CDC reported last month that 88% of Covid-19 positive tests were people who always wore masks.

Researchers quietly withdrew a study on the effectiveness of face masks after Covid-19 positive tests surged in places where face masks are mandated.

"The authors have withdrawn this manuscript because there are increased rates of SARS- CoV-2 cases in the areas that we originally analyzed in this study," the researchers wrote.

The study was funded in part by Yale University.

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Olivia Wilde slammed conservative activist Candace Owens after she criticized British pop singer Harry Styles for wearing dresses during a recent magazine photo shoot.

Harry, an ex member of the boy band One Direction, became the first male to appear solo on the cover of Vogue. He marked the occasion by blurring gender norms in a photo shoot that featured him wearing dresses.

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On Sunday, Candace retweeted a Vogue post with the comment:

"There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men."

Director and actress Wilde, who is friends with Harry and cast him in her new movie Don't Worry Darling, reacted angrily to the conservative commentator's post, tweeting, "You're Pathetic."

Candace later clarified her "manly men" comment in a follow-up tweet.

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In his Vogue interview Harry explained he shops for women's clothing to challenge gender norms in society.

"I'll go in shops sometimes, and I just find myself looking at the women's clothes thinking they're amazing.

"It's like anything - anytime you're putting barriers up in your own life, you're just limiting yourself."

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An independent autopsy ordered by Quawan Charles' family confirmed a preliminary autopsy report that his cause of death was drowning.

Quawan, 15, disappeared from his father's home in Baldwin, Louisiana on October 30. His bloated body was found 4 days later in a sugar cane field.

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The initial autopsy conducted by the coroner's office in Iberia Parish, LA. found water in the boy's lungs and determined the cause of death was drowning.

American forensics, the agency that performed the second autopsy, also say that the initial autopsy was thorough, according to TMZ. The second autopsy mentions no sign of trauma or natural disease, and that the body was "undergoing decompositional changes upon arrival."

But Quawan's family and friends refused to accept the findings of the preliminary autopsy report.

They believed he was murdered, citing a grisly photo circulating online that showed facial mutilation similar to the damage caused by small animals or marine life nibbling on his face after death.

The family's attorney tells TMZ he's troubled by the Sheriff's Office's slow response in finding Quawan -- noting it took them a total of 4 days just to ping his phone on Nov. 2, which led them to his body the next day.

A final report is pending toxicology results.