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NeNe Leakes has responded to an ex-employee's allegations that she abandoned her SWAGG boutique workers who are still waiting for their final paychecks.

Rumor has it that Nene has fallen on hard times and is struggling to get out from under a mountain of medical bills after husband Gregg Leakes passed away.

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In an email to Sandrarose.com last week, the former employee said NeNe's workers and managers showed up for work at the SWAGG Boutique at the MGM Casino in Oxon Hill, Maryland, only to find the door padlocked and the space empty.

She wrote, "We can't even get unemployment because Nene is refusing to answer and return the phone calls from the unemployment office."

"She is trifling and is really a fake individual who cares about no one but herself. She used us and spit us out like we was trash and gives 2 f*cks about about our livelihood."

Blogger Michelle 'ATLien' Brown, of StraigtfromtheA.com, reached out to NeNe, real name Linnethia Leakes, for comment.

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Apparently, NeNe disputed everything in the ex-employee's email. She claimed her employees helped pack up the store.

"How is it that the employees didn't know that the boutique was closing?" Michelle asked.

Michelle defended her friend, NeNe, saying the 53-year-old ex-reality star is not broke.

"Meanwhile, SWAGG boutique online is still up and running," said Michelle. "Did they shut that down, too?"

Check out the video below.
 

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Three federal pandemic aid programs, including extended unemployment benefits, expired on Labor Day for millions of Americans.

On Sept. 6, an estimated 8.9 million people lost all unemployment benefits. Those Americans who have gone a year-and-a-half without a steady paycheck will be hardest hit.

A federal eviction moratorium already expired last month.

Gig worker benefits and self-employed benefits have also expired on Labor Day. Progressives are pushing the Biden administration to extend unemployment benefits beyond Sept. 6.

"We need to extend the expanded UI for millions of unemployed workers because this crisis isn't over," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a Democrat, in a statement to Newsweek.

"We're still in a pandemic, and the latest jobs numbers prove that. Doing our part to support Americans right now includes extending expanded [unemployment insurance benefits] and passing the $3.5 trillion infrastructure package to invest in our people and economy."

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Unemployment benefits were previously extended by Congress in March. But the Biden administration has indicated they will not extend unemployment again.

All 50 Senate Democrats have said they won't extend unemployment benefits past Labor Day.

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Social experts believe the end of federal benefits will put a stop to violence in the nation's airports and on budget airlines.
 
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According to a recent study, the increase in fights at airports were directly related to excess government benefits. Unemployment and stimulus checks allows more freedom for people who would normally stay home and fight.

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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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Dr. Heavenly Kimes was criticized on Twitter.com for "promoting slavery" by urging people to work for free to gain valuable experience.

Dr. Heavenly, star of Bravo TV's Married to Medicine, runs a successful dental practice in a suburb north of Atlanta.

The reality TV star took time out of her busy schedule to drop employment advice to her Twitter followers who have enjoyed a year off from work while drawing Covid unemployment benefits.

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Dr. Heavenly, pictured right with co-star Jacqueline Walters, suggested people on unemployment should work for free -- since they're already getting paid by the government to sit at home and do nothing.

"#Job101 work for free or for lesser pay. Prove yourself to your employer! Trust me if you are good, they will hire you with top pay in no time!"

Dr. Heavenly, who worked as an unpaid intern, urged people to work for free to gain valuable experience on the job.

However, her advice was not appreciated by many.

Unemployment benefits are scheduled to end in September.

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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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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says the state will end federal unemployment payments of $300 a week beginning in June.

Kemp said the $300 weekly federal subsidies discourage the jobless from finding gainful employment. He added that the payments are "hurting our productivity not only in Georgia, but around the country."

Congress approved the extra payments in a $2 trillion stimulus package in early 2020. The federal subsidies will end in mid-to-late Jun. Federal law allows states to opt out of the program as early as June 12.

Kemp made his decision after hearing from small business owners seeking an end to the payments.

The organizations said the extra $300 weekly -- added to state benefits of up to $365 a week -- discouraged people from seeking employment.

People who should be working jobs to help stimulate the local economy are instead jetting off to exotic destinations and brawling in airports.

"This is an issue I'm getting pounded on every day by our small business owners and many Georgians," Kemp said, adding: "They need some help."

Meanwhile, employers such as McDonald's are forced to pay $50 for applicants to sit for an interview.

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Joe Biden is tired of lazy scofflaws making him look bad. The president is cracking down on people who stay home collecting unemployment when there are plenty of jobs available.

Biden responded to a disappointing jobs report during an address on the economy at the White House on Monday.

The April jobs report shows the U.S. economy added just 266,000 jobs last month -- the largest jobs miss since 1998.

Biden bristled at a reporter's suggestion that unemployment benefits was the cause of the disastrous jobs report.

He said Americans would return to the workforce if they were paid a "decent wage" and had "safe work environments."

Then he dropped the hammer down on scofflaws who sit at home collecting checks while jobs are plentiful.

"We're going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits," he said.

"I know there's been a lot of discussion since Friday's report that people are being paid to stay home rather than go to work," he continued. "Well, we don't see much evidence of that."

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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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NeNe Leakes is interviewing applicants for her new establishment, The Linnethia lounge near Atlanta, Georgia.

Linnethia Monique Leakes, who was let go from Real Housewives of Atlanta last year, is having trouble hiring staff for her new namesake lounge.

In her second job openings post on Instagram, she wrote:

The Linnethia Lounge now available for private events. Send info to thelinnethialounge@gmail.com. Walk in this FRIDAY April 23rd from 3pm to 6pm for "on the spot" interviews for Waiters, Waitress & Bartenders with lots of personality (we have something special in store for you) Oh and drinks on me! @thelinnethialounge #nightlife #loungeinduluth #lifeoftheleakes #nightlounge #duluthnights.

 

Not many people are eager to have NeNe for a boss.

One commenter on RhymeswithSnitch wrote:

"A person who has a horrible track record of speaking to people in derogatory ways is opening a lounge for the public to critique and post on social media. Can't wait for the sh*t show to happen."

NeNe is not the only sole proprietor having difficulty hiring employees. Most unemployed people refuse to work, thanks to unemployment benefits and stimulus checks from the government.

A McDonald's franchise owner in Florida offered to pay $50 to job applicants just to show up for a job interview.

Blake Casper, who owns 60 McDonald's in the Tampa area, blames unemployment benefits for making people lazy and unmotivated to find work.

Casper said it's a challenge getting people to sit down for an interview because most unemployed people earn more from the government than they do working minimum wage.

Unemployment benefits are set to expire in May and June for most people who haven't held a job since Covid peaked last year.

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Family members of undocumented immigrants who are in this country illegally will receive $600 stimulus checks in the new Covid aid package.

Congress reached a $900 billion deal on Covid relief aid on Sunday after months of negotiations. The legislation includes a second round of economic-impact payments to Americans and non-citizens.

According to the Wall Street Journal, households will receive $600 for each adult and $600 for each child or dependent, instead of $1,200 and $500, respectively.

Eligible households include individuals with adjusted gross incomes under $75,000 and married couples who earn under $150,000.

The new deal, ironed out by the Democrats, includes direct payments for "mixed households." Mixed households refers to "ineligible non-citizens" or people who are in the country illegally and were shut out of the $1,200 stimulus payments in the first round.

The new legislation means non-citizens could get $600 checks plus $1,200 checks retroactively. Undocumented immigrants are eligible to receive a minimum of $1,800 before Christmas.

Unemployed workers are eligible for a $300-a-week subsidy in addition to weekly state unemployment benefits.

The legislation also extends to 50 weeks the amount of time unemployed workers can claim benefits. Most states typically provide 26 weeks of jobless benefits.

Additionally, the bill contains $25 billion to extend the federal eviction ban moratorium.

$22.4 billion was also set aside for Covid "testing, contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation."