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Mo'Nique is on the hot seat again -- this time for body-shaming a Black woman who wore a bonnet at the airport.

Social media users descended on Mo'Nique like locusts after she body-shamed a woman who wore an oversized bonnet and undersized clothing at the airport.

Last month, the Oscar winning actress and comedienne shamed Black women who wore bonnets to the airport.

Ghetto fabulous women are frequent flyers, thanks to stimulus checks, unemployment benefits and PPP loans.

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The mother-of-three was annoyed to see Black women casually wearing hair bonnets, house shoes, head scarves, and blankets at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport.

"It took me a minute to say what I'm getting ready to say because I want to make sure I'm not saying it from a place of judgment and that I'm saying it from a place of love," Mo'Nique said.

The 53-year-old mom-of-two caused an uproar again after she shared a photo of the woman, telling her to "do better."

"If this is not your BEST, than do BETTER!" she wrote.

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Many of Mo'Nique's followers begged her to delete the photo.

Feminista Jones wrote:

"I have no idea what's going on in your life right now but I'm claiming deliverance because you're being hateful under the guise of toxic positivity and "support". I'm SO disappointed and I've been a huge defender of yours. This is foul."

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Comedienne Mo'Nique sparked debate on social media when she recorded a video criticizing Black women for wearing bonnets and house slippers in public.

The mother-of-two was annoyed to see Black women casually wearing hair bonnets, house shoes, head scarves, and blankets at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport.

Black women are flush with cash from stimulus checks, unemployment benefits and PPP loans. Now that airline tickets are at bargain basement prices, Black women roll out of bed and head straight to the airport.

"It took me a minute to say what I'm getting ready to say because I want to make sure I'm not saying it from a place of judgment and that I'm saying it from a place of love," Mo'Nique said.

"Some of y'all have given me the title of auntie, and I'm honored that y'all do that. But there are times that auntie has to talk to her babies and say some real shit.

"I've been seeing it not just at the airport. I've been seeing it at the store, at the mall... When did we lose our pride in representing ourselves? When did we slip away of let me make sure I'm presentable when I leave my home?"

Things went from bad to worse when Mo'Nique dissed women for not combing their hair before they get on a plane. She added that women have plenty of hair options, including a Dollar store wig.

"All I'm saying is could you please comb your hair?" she pleaded.

"I'm not saying you don't have pride but the representation that you're showing someone will have to ask you to know if you have it. It's not to get a man ... it is just your representation of you, my sweet babies."

It didn't take long for men to respond by calling out Mo'Nique for not minding her own business.

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Black Twitter defended their moms, sisters and aunties by wearing hair bonnets in their tweets.

"I stand in solidarity with our black Queens wearing bonnets outside," wrote @kingkeeme on Monday.

"I stand with y'all too - I rock my jumbo bonnet outside with no shame," another Twitter user responded.

And a third user tweeted: "fashionably tardy..but im here to stand with my queens as well!!"

Watch Mo'Nique's video below.


 

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The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury announced the first monthly payments of up to $300 will go out on July 15 to 88% of children in the U.S.

The expanded Child Tax Credit payments are part of the Biden administration's foray into Universal Basic Income, a poverty-fighting measure.

The payments will be made on the 15th of each month to families who qualify -- about 39% of the population.

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President Joe Biden's Treasury Department announced Monday it will start sending monthly child tax credits to 39 million families on July 15. Couples earning $150,000 or less qualify for the expanded benefits under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which was signed by Biden in March.

They will receive a payment of up to $300 per month for each child under 6 and up to $250 per month for children between the ages of 6 and 17. Annual benefits for parents could reach upwards of $3,000 per kid depending on their age. Source

The payments will be made via checks and direct deposit every month, starting on July 15. The Biden administration hopes the benefits will lift 65 million American children out of poverty.

The Biden administration has asked Congress to increase the Child Tax Credit payments through 2025.

Correction: An earlier version of this post stated children would receive up to $3,600 in monthly stimulus payments. The actual amount is $300 in monthly payments.

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The headline isn't true, but inquiring minds want to know why our people have a habit of brawling in public spaces.

Two separate brawls occurred at Miami International Airport last week. No one knows what triggered the fisticuffs. Concerned Caucasian passengers screamed at the combatants: "STOP IT! You're gonna get in trouble!"

No one wants to see more Black men dead or end up in prison. Security eventually showed up, but they stood around and did nothing to break up the fights.

Social experts who study such trends believe the increase in fights at airports is directly related to excess government benefits. Unemployment and stimulus checks allows more freedom for people who would normally stay home and fight.

A record 34% of household income in 2021 comes from government benefits.

If the Miami brawls weren't bad enough, two brawls broke at Chicago's O'Hare Airport this week.

This time the combatants were Black women. Hair extensions and wigs littered the concourse as the two groups of women fought.

Once again, concerned white people stepped in to break up the fights.

Watch the video below.

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An Instagram model with three children to support is pleading with Internet users to donate money to GoFundMe to help her repay a PPP loan.

The woman named Lakeisha G. applied for an emergency Covid-19 relief loan and was approved for $20,000 in 2020.

Millions of Americans were also approved for loans for small businesses that only exist on paper or in their minds.

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Those fraudsters are now scrambling to find the cash to repay the loans or buy time to avoid prison.

Lakeisha launched a GoFundMe page to raise the money to repay her loan. So far, she has raised nearly $4,000 of her $20,000 goal.

The desperate mom wrote: "I got 20k ppp loan now the feds after me plz help I can't do jail!! I got 3 kids dat need me!!!"

In an update on Monday, she wrote: "Keep the donations coming y'all my kids need me out here frfr [sic]."

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In Georgia, hundreds of people have already been charged with submitting false claims to exploit taxpayer funded pandemic relief programs.

On March 24, ten people in Georgia, Washington DC and Maryland were arrested and charged with working as a group "to submit fraudulent loan applications on behalf of non-existent businesses as part of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)."

The defendants include 38-year-old Alicia Quarterman of Fayetteville, Georgia, who received $490,000. And Katrina Lawson, a former deputy sheriff for Fulton County, Georgia, who obtained at least $224,000 in PPP loans.

"The defendants allegedly abused both programs by submitting fraudulent applications and obtaining thousands of dollars that should have gone to support struggling businesses," wrote Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine in a statement. "We will work tirelessly to protect the integrity of the EIDL and PPP and to help small businesses stay afloat."

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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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An Indiana man went on a rampage, killing four people -- including a child -- after an argument over a $1,400 stimulus check went horribly wrong.

Indianapolis police say Malik Halfacre, 25, fatally shot four people inside a home at 338 N. Randolph Street on Saturday, March 13.

Police were dispatched to investigate a report of a shooting at a residence at 253 Randolph Street just after 9:35 p.m. They found an adult female, Jeanettrius Moore, suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported to Eskananzi hospital in critical condition.

Information gathered at the scene led police to the residence at 338 Randolph Street, where officers found Moore's 7-year-old daughter, Eve Moore, 23-year-old Daquan Moore, Anthony Johnson, 35, and 44-year-old Tomeeka Brown.

Relatives identified the adult victims as Moore's mother, brother, and a cousin.

All four were pronounced dead from gunshot wounds. A six-month-old child who was missing from the home was later found safe.

Relatives told WXIN that Halfacre argued with Moore and demanded half of her $1,400 stimulus check.

"He wanted some of Jeanettrius' tax money, stimulus money," cousin Wendy Johnson told the station. "She said, No, you don't deserve any of this. I work. I take care of our child. You don't do anything."

She said Moore offered Halfacre $450, telling him "take it or leave it."

Moore reportedly told a neighbor that Halfacre shot her and killed her family over her stimulus money, according to WISH.

On Sunday, March 15, a tip from the public led police to Halfacre's hiding place in an attic at a residence on the 6200 block of Eastridge.

After several hours of negotiations, a SWAT team made entry into the residence and apprehended Halfacre.

He is being held without bail on preliminary charges of murder, attempted murder, robbery, abduction of a minor child, and other charges, according to the Marion County Prosecutors Office.

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Now that a new administration has been installed in the White House, struggling Americans are wondering when they can expect their $1,400 stimulus checks.

According to reports, the earliest Americans can expect their checks will be midFebruary or mid-March.

That's because Congress has to vote on the new $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, and the earliest the bill can be approved is mid-February.

Democrats promised $2,000 checks if they swept the Georgia Senate run-offs in early January. The promises of $2,000 checks continued even after former President Trump signed the $900 billion stimulus package on December 27.

There was never a mention that the $2,000 checks included the $600 stimulus checks that were direct deposited in bank accounts on December 30, 2020 and mailed out on January 6, 2021.

Georgians who blanketed neighborhoods campaigning for the Democrats are angry and disappointed.

"I was on the ground and I knocked [on] over 1,000 doors," Atlantan Rogelio Linares told Mediaite in an interview. "At the doors, I was literally telling people, '$2K checks, you can rely on this.' I'm a man of principle and morals and I feel like shit. I lied to them. I was lying to them the whole time. I was lying to people that were relying on this. At the time I didn't know it was a lie. But that was not the reality."

In more disappointing news, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday there will be no $15 federally-mandated minimum wage included in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

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The stock market reacted negatively to the news that Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan contains $1,400 stimulus checks.

The market was unhappy that the plan doesn't include the $2,000 that the president-elect promised if the Democrats swept Georgia in the Senate runoffs.

Biden announced his 2-step plan of "rescue and recovery" on Thursday, Jan. 14. The $1.9 trillion stimulus plan will include $400 billion for vaccine distribution and Covid-19 testing, $130 billion to reopen schools, as well as billions in economic aid to small businesses run by Black and brown people.

The plan also includes a hike in the minimum wage to $15 per hour, extending unemployment benefits and the federal ban on evictions, both of which are set to expire in March.

"We have to act and we have to act now," Biden said.

His proposed bill is more than double the $900 trillion recently passed by Congress that included $600 stimulus checks for Americans, while billions were sent overseas to foreign countries.

About those stimulus checks: Americans were expecting Biden to keep his promise of additional $2,000 checks if the Democrats swept the Georgia Senate runoffs in early January.

Instead, the plan includes $1,400 stimulus checks, on top of the $600 checks already sent out -- for a total of $2,000.

  • $400 per week in supplementary unemployment benefits through September.
  • $350 billion to bailout mismanaged states, cities and territorial jurisdictions.
  • $160 billion to create a national program to mobilize vaccinations to 100 million people vaxxed in the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
  • $30 billion to help landlords pay their bills while their tenants live rent-free.
  • $25 billion for childcare providers.
  • Expanded food assistance, expanded child tax credits, and expanded medical and family leave of absence for illness.
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    The first $600 Covid-19 relief direct deposit payments hit bank accounts last night. Many Americans took to social media to confirm they received their Covid-19 stimulus payments before midnight.

    Millions more checks will go out in the snail mail starting today and continuing into next week.

    Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin confirmed that the "Americans' Economic Impact Payments" direct deposits hit bank accounts last night.

    "Treasury and the IRS are working with unprecedented speed to issue a second round of Economic Impact Payments to eligible Americans and their families.

    "These payments are an integral part of our commitment to providing vital additional economic relief to the American people during this unprecedented time."

    Most eligible Americans (and some non-citizens) will receive Economic Impact Payments of up to $600 for individuals or $1200 for married couples and up to $600 for each qualifying child. A family of 5 can receive $3,000.

    Individuals who earned over $75,000 in 2019 or couples with combined income of $150,000 are not eligible for stimulus checks.

    President Donald Trump urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to fast-track a standalone bill to increase the payments from $600 to $2000 per American.