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A Black Lives Matter leader is calling for an investigation after founder Patrisse Cullors spent $3 million in public donations on homes.

Hawk Newsome wants an "independent" financial investigation into Cullors' spending after she made substantial real estate transactions with no apparent income.

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Cullors bought a three-bedroom home in Topanga Canyon for $1.4 million. The home is located in an area with a Black population of just 1.8 percent.

She purchased the property about 20 miles from her childhood home in an "impoverished" area in Van Nuys, California.

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In her 2018 memoir, Patrisse Cullors said she was raised by a single mother and lived in a building where the paint was peeling.

Cullors often protested capitalism while secretly spending millions of dollars on properties.

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The Topanga Canyon home purchase sparked outrage on social media. One Twitter user called Cullors a "fraud".

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Cullors bought two other homes in Los Angeles, according to public records.

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In 2017, she bought a house in Inglewood for $510,000 which is now worth $800,000.

Cullors and her lesbian spouse Janaya Khan purchased a fourth home in Atlanta, Georgia for $415,000.

In total, Cullors owns $3.2 million in real estate holdings.

She was also looking at properties in a resort located in the Bahamas where golf legend Tiger Woods and pop star Justin Timberlake resided, according to the New York Post.

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Minnesota police say an officer-involved shooting that killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop was an "accidental discharge."

Wright, 20, was shot by a female officer who mistook her service weapon for a taser.

Wright was shot during a traffic stop on Sunday, April 11. He got back into his vehicle then crashed the car several blocks away. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators reviewed the body cam video of the "senior officer" who fired her weapon instead of a taser.

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The video footage shows three officers stopping the car. A background check revealed an outstanding warrant. A struggle ensued when an officer attempted to handcuff Wright.

The officer is heard shouting "Taser!" several times before firing her weapon.

"This was an accidental discharge that resulted in a tragic death of Mr. Wright," said Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Police Chief Tim Gannon.

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Wright's death sparked protests and riots at the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Sunday.

Brooklyn Center is located on the northwest border of Minneapolis, where the trial for the first officer involved in George Floyd's death is underway.

The State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating Wright's shooting.
 

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A Louisiana woman was arrested for refusing to return $1.2 million, mistakenly deposited into her brokerage account, Nola.com reported.

Kelyn Spadoni opened a Fidelity Brokerage Services account about a month before the firm installed "enhancement" software.

Schwab intended to transfer $82.56 into Spadoni's Fidelity account, but she received a jackpot of $1,205,619 instead.

Schwab immediately noticed the error and a request was made to retrieve the funds from Fidelity. But Fidelity sent Schwab a "CASH NOT AVAILABLE" notification, indicating that Spadoni had already withdrawn the cash.

When attempts to contact Spadoni failed, Schwab notified her employer at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Spadoni worked there as a 911 dispatcher for four years.

Authorities discovered that Spadoni spent at least $48,000 on a 2021 Hyundai Genesis SUV. Investigators seized the vehicle and recovered about 75% of the stolen loot.

She was arrested and charged with theft valued over $25,000, bank fraud, and illegal transmission of monetary funds. Additionally, she was fired as a 911 dispatcher and is being held in jail on $50,000 bond.

Schwab has filed a lawsuit against Spadoni seeking the return of the remaining funds.

In the lawsuit, Schwab pointed out that Spadoni violated an agreement in the contract that states if a client receives an overpayment of funds, they are required to return the full amount.

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Illegal immigrants who lost work during the Covid-19 lockdown in New York state will receive one-time payments of $15,600.

The payments will come from a $2.1 billion fund as part of the $212 billion budget deal approved by the Democrat-controlled New York state legislature.

Nearly 100,000 undocumented immigrants in New York are eligible for the $15,600 "first tier" payments.

Additionally, 200,000 undocumented immigrants will qualify for the second tier of the program that pays $3,200 per worker.

Americans who were out of work during the lockdown received unemployment benefits and stimulus checks, including a $1,400 stimulus payment recently approved by Congress.

Undocumented workers will collect up to $15,600 if they can prove they were disqualified for unemployment benefits due to their immigration status.

Black Americans who are still waiting for slavery reparations are baffled and confused by NY's $15,600 payments to immigrants.

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Kids 'R' Kids terminated the contract of a preschool location in Georgia after a viral photo shows white kids eating while Black children wait for their food.

The image was taken from a surveillance system that is accessible by parents via mobile apps.

Outraged Twitter users demanded answers after the photo went viral.

"Look at this photo of teachers serving white children while the black children watch & wait for their food. PLEASE RT. This is Kids R Kids in Sandy Springs, GA. Surprised???"

Tariq Nasheed and other social media activists retweeted the photo, as it went viral.

One Twitter user with the handle @_solowKi wrote: "Imagine seeing 0 black children with food in front of them & saying you need context. It’s no saving some of y'all."

She added: "& they're trying to justify this bullshit by saying they feed kids by diet. Which pissed me off even more, so I want this viral so everyone involved is fired. Beyond insultin."

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David Vinson, President & Chief Executive Officer of Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc., responded to the backlash on social media.

"After further review and much consideration of the photo/video in question, our company has decided to terminate that franchisee's Kids 'R' Kids contract and branding, effective immediately, leaving them to operate independently.

We apologize to the family, the community and all of those impacted by this situation and will use this as a learning tool to remind our Kids 'R' Kids staff on the importance of diversity and inclusivity."
 

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Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away at age 99.

The news was announced by Buckingham Palace on Twitter on Friday, April 9.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the tweet read. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

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Many in England are wondering if Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle will attend the prince's funeral.

Harry was "advised to fly home right now to day goodbye to his grandfather," a source told The Royal Observer.

Meghan will likely remain in California until their baby is born.

The couple bad-mouthed the Royal family in a recent tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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The news comes after Prince Philip spent 28 nights in a hospital, after being treated for a serious infection and undergoing heart surgery in March.

The Duke retired from royal duties in 2017. In January, Philip was involved in a car crash after he pulled out onto the main road near the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.

The royal was uninjured in the crash but two people in the other car were hospitalized.

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Born in Greece, Prince Philip joined the navy in 1939 and fought in World War II. During the war, he corresponded with the then-teenage Princess Elizabeth, and they announced their engagement in 1947.

After the couple's wedding in November of that year, he was named Duke of Edinburgh and left the military after his wife's accession to the throne in 1952. He officially became a British Prince in 1957.

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Prince Philip is survived by Queen Elizabeth II, and their children Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward, as well as eight grandchildren, including Harry and Prince William.

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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has lifted all coronavirus restrictions beginning today, April 8.

Georgia restaurants can move tables closer together and moviegoers are no longer required to socially distance in theaters.

Atlanta's nightclubs were already packed since last summer, but more people can gather together in churches and concert venues.

"As cases and hospitalizations have continued to decline, and more Georgians are being vaccinated, the Governor is continuing to protect lives and livelihoods by repealing remaining restrictions to help Georgians get back to normal," Kemp said in a statement.

Kemp was criticized by Democrats after he signed a new voter bill into law that requires voter ID to submit absentee ballots.

Kemp resisted tightening Georgia's election laws when former President Donald Trump ran for reelection in 2020.

But Democrats say Kemp is suppressing the Black vote to secure his own reelection next November.

After speaking with Stacey Abrams, Major League Baseball (MLB) moved the All-Star game from Atlanta to Colorado, where voter ID is required and election laws are even tighter.

But the league justified the move because the Black population in Atlanta is over 51% but Blacks make up only 9.2% of the population in Denver.

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Atlanta police are asking for the public's help locating two runaways from southeast Atlanta.

Police say Aylissa Mosley, 13, and Kaliyah Miller, 12, went missing from Aylissa's home at 960 Constitution Road at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police are concerned for their safety because of the girls' ages.

Kaliyah was last seen wearing a white Champion shirt and blue jeans. Aylissa was last seen wearing a white Air Jordan shirt and blue jeans.

Kaliyah is 5'4" tall while Aylissa is 5'3" tall. Both girls have black hair and brown eyes.

The two girls are cousins and may be active on social media.

Anyone with information on the girls' whereabouts are asked to call the Atlanta Police Youth Squad Unit at 404-546-4260 or call 911.

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Rep. Park Cannon, the Georgia lawmaker who was dragged out of the Capitol building for knocking on Gov. Brian Kemp's door, will not be charged.

Cannon was arrested on March 25 and dragged to the Fulton County (Atlanta) Jail after she knocked on Kemp's door while he signed the voter ID bill into law.

The election bill requires voter ID to request and submit absentee ballots, limits the number of ballot drop boxes, and allows the Georgia State Elections Board to take over county elections boards if there are problems with ballot counting.

Cannon's arrest sparked outrage on social media when video of her arrest went viral.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she will not pursue charges and the case is closed.

Willis said the police officers may have found her behavior annoying," but it did not justify putting together a grand jury.

Cannon faced charges of felony obstruction and disrupting the General Assembly session. If found guilty, she faced up to high years in jail.

"My experience was painful, both physically and emotionally, but today I stand before you to say as horrible as that experience was... I believe the governor signing into law the most comprehensive voter suppression bill in the country is a far more serious crime," Cannon said at a rally last week.

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Midwin Charles, the CNN and MSNBC legal analyst passed away after getting the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine. She was 47.

Charles died on Tuesday, April 6, her family confirmed in a statement on social media. The family did not disclose the cause or manner of her death.

On March 1, Charles announced she had received the first dose of the experimental Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.

Charles died days after she would have received her second dose of the gene therapy vaccine.

She told her followers she had preexisting medical conditions, including asthma and a severe peanut allergy.

"Just got vaccinated (qualified because of my asthma) at a FEMA center. Everyone at the site is in uniform. It's good to see our service men and women! Process was organized, efficient, and everyone is kind and in a good mood. Let’s do this!"

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In a follow-up tweet, she wrote:

"I have a death causing allergy to peanuts and wanted to have my Epi pen with me when I got vaccinated in case I went into anaphylaxis shock. Turns out my "insurance" wouldn't cover it and it's $387????"

Charles reported "soreness" at the injection site that resolved two days later.

Tributes continue to pour in on social media for the Haitian-born defense attorney, who used her social media presence to promote the vaccine.