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Revealed: Beyoncé and Jay-Z wired thousands to bail out Baltimore and Ferguson protestors

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In a series of tweets earlier today, dream hampton – a social justice activist, filmmaker, and author – revealed that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are quietly subsidizing legal fees for demonstrators arrested while protesting American police brutality.

Though dream hampton’s tweets are no longer on public display, Complex took screenshoots of the activist’s entire report this morning on the Carters’ recent philanthropy.

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“When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protestors,” dream hapton began on Sunday, “I asked hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins.”

The writer went on: “When [Black Lives Matter] needed infrastructure money for the many chapters that we’re growing like beautiful dandelions, Carters wrote a huge check. …and more stuff, too much to list actually, that they always insist folk keep quiet.”

dream hampton collaborated with Jay-Z on “Decoded,” the entertainment mogul’s best-selling autobiography.

Read more about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s social justice work via Complex, here.

 

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Mike Pompeo’s meltdown during interview over Ukraine questions was ‘not the first time’: report

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo screamed at NPR “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly for asking questions about Ukraine during an interview.

Pompeo has been implicated in the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress scandal for which Trump is being impeached.

The Trump administration cabinet official reportedly "cursed at her, dropping f-bombs, made her point to Ukraine on an unmarked map (she did)," according to NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

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Republican Martha McSally absolutely destroyed by GOP consultant for her defense of Trump

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Interim-Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) was shut down on Twitter on Friday by a top Republican as she tried to defend President Donald Trump on Twitter.

House impeachment managers have argued that America cannot wait until the 2020 election to pass judgment on Trump, as the first article of impeachment was passed because the House of Representatives concluded he was attempting to cheat in the election.

"The president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box. For we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) charged on Friday.

McSally said Schiff was wrong and judgment on Trump should be decided by the voters, even if Trump was caught cheating.

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Mike Pompeo screamed at reporter she couldn’t find Ukraine on a map — she did and the interview was shut down

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went off on an NPR reporter during an interview, according to a transcript of the full interview and the report from Kelly on air.

"All Things Considered" co-host Mary Louise Kelly has reported on national security and foreign policy for decades. Ahead of her interview with Pompeo, she cleared with the State Department that they could discuss Ukraine and Iran as part of their interview. It was approved. Yet, when the moment came, Pompeo lost his cool.

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