Zoe Sozo Bethel, Miss Alabama 2021 for America Strong, has died from a closed head injury sustained in a fall on Feb. 10. She was 27.
Miss Bethel sustained an injury to the back of her head during a fall.
Miss Bethel was placed in a medically induced coma to decrease swelling on her brain. She was declared brain dead and taken off life support on Feb. 18.
Her family announced her untimely death in an Instagram post.
"On Friday, February 18, 2022, at approximately 5:30AM Eastern time in Miami, Florida, our beloved Zoe Sozo Bethel passed from this life into the next as a result of succumbing to her injuries. Zoe touched the hearts of many people and was actively affiliated with several organizations and groups."
Previously, her family announced she was in a coma and they asked for prayers and privacy.
"Unfortunately the doctors are saying the damage cannot be repaired and that she may not have much time left," they wrote, calling it "an abrupt and very traumatizing situation for our family."
In addition to being Miss Alabama, Bethel was a conservative activist and an American patriot with deep Christian values. She was a political commentator for conservative media network RSBN, and a brand ambassador for Turning Point USA, according to NY Daily News.
She was also a spokeswoman for Students for Life and affiliated with Project Veritas, her family said.
America Strong pageant officials paid tribute to Bethel in a Facebook post.
"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend and reigning Miss Alabama for America Strong, Zoe Bethel. She was a light in this world, and we are heartbroken over the loss of such a bright and beautiful woman."
Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, also known as Diamond and Silk, are mourning the loss of their mother, Betty Willis Hardaway.
The conservative activists announced their mother's death on Twitter.com on Monday, June 28. The sisters did not disclose a cause of death.
"On this morning, we lost the best mother ever. She was our best friend & we love her so much. She was the matriarch of our family and this morning we lost our queen but heaven gained a beautiful Angel. She will truly be missed. Please keep the Hardaway family lifted up in prayer."
Diamond and Silk became overnight sensations when their YouTube channel received media attention for their loyal support of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Their social media pages were censored in 2016 and again in April 2018 when they publicly complained that Facebook blocked and censored their Facebook page. Twitter also temporarily banned their page.
Richardson and Hardaway were raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina by their parents Freeman Hardaway and Betty Willis Hardaway.
To make ends meet, Freeman and Betty sold weight loss cures, bibles and wreaths that ward off witchcraft.
Betty wrote the name of her customers in the Bibles, telling customers that the Bible would make God answer their prayers.
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Stacey Dash has apologized for being a supporter of former President Donald Trump. Dash, 54, tells DailyMailTV she is a changed woman and she regrets the error of her ways.
"Being a supporter of Trump has put me in some kind of box that I don't belong in. But he's not the president. I'm going to give the president that we have right now a chance," Dash said. "We have a new president," she added.
The former conservative political commentator was suspended from Fox News for cursing on air while discussing a speech former President Barack Obama gave on terrorism.
Dash apologized for that, too. "I've lived my life being angry, which is what I was on Fox News. I was the angry, conservative, Black woman. And at that time in my life it was who I was."
She added: "I'm not a victim of anyone. Working for Fox at the time, that was my job. I did my job from the place I was at. Stacey now would never work at Fox, would never work for a news network or be a news contributor."
Dash dismissed accusations that she flip-flops her views based on the political party in power.
"There are things that I am sorry for. Things that I did say, that I should not have said them the way I said them. They were very arrogant and prideful and angry. And that's who Stacey was, but that's not who Stacey is now. Stacey's someone who has compassion, empathy.”
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Conservative activist Bevelyn Beatty reacted to last night's first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
Bevelyn and her crew noticed the disparities when Wallace constantly interrupted Trump and allowed Biden to slide after he called Trump names such as "clown" and "fool".
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Bevelyn made national news when she was arrested earlier this year for defacing a Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower in New York City.
"How many of y'all wanted to jump through the TV and choke the mediator - or whatever he is?" she asked her audience on Tuesday night.
She agreed that Trump was "ganged on" by Wallace and Biden during the debate. "He was debating two people at one time, but he still held his ground," Beatty said.
Bevelyn and her 2-woman crew regretted not praying for Trump prior to the start of the debate.
"You know what? I'm gonna encourage my fellow Christians... to start praying for our candidate [before the next debate]," she said. "Because the system is so rigged against this man and it's clear as day... Even Stevie Wonder can see this!"
Viewers were undecided over who won last night's debate. At least one person in CNN's focus group thought Biden won decisively.
Watch Bevelyn's review of the Trump-Biden debate below
Instagram personality and community activist Larry Henry is fighting for his life in a New York City hospital. Henry, also known as Kingface, is reportedly in a coma.
A friend announced his condition on Instagram on Monday. "Kingface is in a coma... Kingface had a very bad kidney infection that spread throughout his body and he isn't doing too good," said the friend.
He said the activist and Trump supporter has been hospitalized in an ICU in New York since July 1st. "It looks like he's taking a turn for the worst."
Henry made a name for himself as a Black conservative star and Trump supporter who called himself "Conservative T.H.U.G."
He was a highly sought after voice on conservative talk shows and podcasts.
In a podcast interview with Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington, Kingface said he was inspired by Trump.
"I mean, he comes from the same surroundings as me," Henry said of Trump. "I think he's like the people. I think he is the people ... I think he understands the people."
"Obama made Black people feel like they could become president. When Donald Trump became president, it made the whole world feel like they could become president."
A GoFundMe account created to help pay Kingface's medical expenses has raised over $15,000.
Twitter reacted to the sad news this week.
Minister Louis Farrakhan has been banned by Facebook and Instagram as a "dangerous individual." Facebook, which owns Instagram, made the announcement on Thursday. Farrakhan was banned along with conservative bloggers Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson and others who are deemed "dangerous individuals and organizations."
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Conservative activist Candace Owens had her account briefly suspended on Twitter.com on Sunday -- the same day she sent out Tweets criticizing newly hired New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong for being an unapologetic racist.
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