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PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19!

The US presidential election has been plunged into disarray after Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, tested positive for coronavirus following weeks in which the US president sought to suggest that the worst of the pandemic was over.

Trump announced his positive test in a tweet at 1am, prompting US television networks to go to live coverage of the 74-year old president’s health, and his election campaign cancelled a planned event in the key battleground state of Florida.

Trump and his wife were tested after one of his closest aides, the White House counsellor Hope Hicks, began showing symptoms this week as she travelled to campaign events around the country with Trump’s entourage, including several other family members.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” Trump tweeted, adding that they would begin to quarantine immediately.

Melania Trump tweeted that she and the president “are feeling good and I have postponed all upcoming engagements”.

Despite the reassuring messages, many have noted that Trump’s age and weight put him in a high-risk category for more severe forms of the disease.

Although Hicks was tested on Thursday after showing symptoms requiring isolation, Trump still travelled to New Jersey to meet supporters at his Bedminster golf club, and delivered remarks at a fundraiser despite the high risk that his aide may have been infected.

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CRIME

HOUSTON MAYOR RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POLICE REFORMS!

The Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform today released a highly anticipated 153-page report with a list of recommendations proposed by the 45 member citizen group.

LINK FOR FULL REPORT!

Led by Chairman Larry Payne, the task force spent months listening to Houstonians and organizations about the type and kind of police department they desire and demand. The task force engaged in extensive research on issues and best practices around the country and received more than 7,000 responses from a community survey. 

“In the events of recent months, it is clear in Houston and across the nation that our community, mayor, city council, police chief, officers, and the union must all work together to protect and serve the constitutional rights of all citizens,” Chairman Payne wrote in the report’s introduction. 

The recommendations are divided into six categories: Community Policing, Independent Oversight, Power dynamics, Crisis Intervention, Field Readiness, and Clear Expectations.

“We have worked hard on this being a document that is not going to sit on a shelf. It has actionable items that can be implemented,” Payne said. “We are also going to stay committed to the mayor. As a task force, we are not going away.”

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HURRICANE LAURA

HOW YOU CAN HELP LAKE CHARLES POLICE DEVESTATED BY HURRICANE LAURA!

We spoke with Houston Police Officers’ Union representative Ray Hunt about helping police officers in Lake Charles, Louisiana devastated by Hurricane Laura. He says you should go to https://fundthefirst.com and donate to the cause!

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The Coronavirus Reality

WHO KILLED THIS COUPLE?

Who Killed Ramiro and Rosalva Reyes ; Investigators Need Your Help.
Homicide investigators need the publics help in providing information in the death of a local couple. 

• On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at 1:20 a.m., District 1 patrol deputies responded to reports of several discharge of firearms calls at 1123 Francitas in north Harris County. 

• Upon arrival deputies found a 63-year-old Ramiro Reyes and his 61-year-old wife Rosalva Reyes and a family member had all sustained multiple gunshot wounds outside the residence. 

• Mr. and Mrs. Reyes were pronounced deceased on scene and their son in law was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. 

• The couple were driving separate vehicles, and were returning from a local hospital after the death of a family member earlier that evening. 

• As Mr. Reyes’s pickup truck was entering the driveway, Mrs. Reyes was following in her own vehicle. 

A dark colored four door SUV began firing at her car. 

• As Mr. Reyes ran back to the wife’s vehicle, the SUV drove by a second time shooting at Mr. Reyes and his son in law. 

• Our investigators still need vital information on the solving of this horrible crime. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the HCSO Homicide unit at 713-274-9100. Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward
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CRIME

8 MEN ARRESTED FOR RAPING A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL AND PART OF IT WAS SHARED ON FACEBOOK!

Eight men are facing felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious 16-year-old girl during a party last December, with a portion of the rape being recorded on video and then shared on Facebook. 

Police in Providence held a press conference on Wednesday morning and announced the arrests of seven of the suspects, identified as Richard Tarell Chester, 20, of Massachussetts; Luis Cabrera, 19; Jose Vargas, 19; Erving Keith Colon, 25; Malcom Baptista, 19; Luis Luna, 19, and Carlos Chicon, 20, all of Providence.

An eighth suspect, Carlos Vasquez, 19, of Providence, remains at large and is being sought by police. 

Chester, who was allegedly seen in the video raping the teenager, has been charged with first-degree sexual assault on a person who was mentally incapacitated and conspiracy.

The other seven men have been arraigned on charges of assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual assault on a person who was mentally incapacitated, and conspiracy. 

Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements Jr described the case as ‘horrifying, devastating, disturbing’ during a press conference on Wednesday announcing the arrests 

According to court documents obtained by the Boston Globe, the girl was alone with Chester, who then ordered her to leave. 

When she retrieved her phone, she discovered that someone had used the device to send mocking messages to her ex-boyfriend, saying that she was sexually assaulted by multiple men while she was unconscious. 

‘Not only did they criminally and viciously assault her, but completely violated her in so many inhumane ways,’ Clements said. 

During interviews with investigators, the teen remembered a man holding her down on a bed and pouring Hennessy brandy down her throat during a house party where she was brought by two people she knew, according to the records.

She also recalled waking up naked in a shower surrounded by 15 men who were laughing and possibly photographing her.

The girl and her family filed a police report later that day, but it was not until June 2020 that the investigation kicked into high gear thanks to the discovery of a video recording on Facebook depicting a portion of the sexual assault. 

The footage, described by Police Major David Lapatin as ‘sickening,’ reportedly depicted the unconscious 16-year-old being sexually assaulted on a bed by multiple men while others stood by and watched.

The victim’s mother recorded the video off Facebook and brought it to the detectives, who used it to identify the men in the footage and obtain warrants for their arrests, which were executed last week in Providence.

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ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH

THE DEATH OF CHADWICK BOSEMAN!

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who brought the movie “Black Panther” to life with his charismatic intensity and regal performance, has died.

Boseman has battled colon cancer since 2016 and died at home with his family and wife by his side, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account.

He was 43.”

A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you so many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement said.”From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”

Is it time to refinance your mortgage?Understanding the mortgage refinance process can help you make an educated decision as to whether a refinance makes sense for you.

With his role as King T’Challa in the boundary-breaking film “Black Panther,” he became a global icon and an inspiring symbol of Black power.

That role was the “honor of (Boseman’s) career,” the statement said.

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FINANCES FINANCES DURING THE PANDEMIC

ARE YOU CONSIDERING REFINANCING YOUR HOME OR BUYING ONE?

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Mortgage rates have recently hit record lows, and many Americans are jumping at the opportunity to buy new homes as well as refinance. 

According to the Mortgage Banking Association (MBA), mortgage applications have been surging since March 2020 when the Fed slashed interest rates in response to the coronavirus pandemic. By year-end, mortgage applications are expected to double in volume compared to economists’ original 2020 predictions.

Mortgage refinancing applications are also on the rise: Currently, Americans are applying for refinancing loans at a 38% higher rate than they were this time last year.

Refinancing your house means essentially taking out a brand new loan, often for the remainder that you owe on the property (but not always). Depending on how much equity you have in the house (i.e. what you’ve paid on it already) and what your credit score is when applying, refinancing might offer you one or more benefits, including:

  • a lower interest rate (APR)
  • a lower monthly payment
  • a shorter payoff term
  • the ability to cash out your equity for other uses

When you’re faced with economic uncertainty, refinancing your mortgage can help give you some breathing room. But at the same time, if you’re struggling financially, refinancing can be a little more complicated. If you have a bad credit score, you’ll need to take a few steps to ensure you can even qualify. And when you do qualify, you want to make sure your refinanced mortgage is better than your original mortgage, not worse. 

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The Coronavirus Reality

$1,000 TO $2,000 FOR COVID 19 VACCINE TRIALS!

A Houston based organization is looking for minority volunteers to participate in vaccine trials for COVID 19.

Dr. Fredric Santiago appeared on Isiah Factor Uncensored Thursday night and said there is a desperate need to get Blacks, Hispanics, and other minority groups to participate because of the impact on those communities.

Dr. Santiago says those who volunteer can earn anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 during the course of the trials.

If you’re interested in applying go to Houston Fights Covid website and sign up.

Good luck!

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The Coronavirus Reality

IS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S OPERATION LEGEND ABOUT LAW AND ORDER OR POLITICS?

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SHOULD HE RESIGN AFTER CALLING A FELLOW CONGRESSMEMBER A F**KING B***H?

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just ripped into a colleague who allegedly called her a “f***ing b*tch” after a heated debate over a crime bill, saying she is someone’s daughter and by not squarely apologizing, he is not a decent man.

AOC took to the House floor Thursday with an impassioned speech on the impact the words of Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Florida) had on her, her family and other women.

The congresswoman choked up when she said she’s glad her dad, who is not alive, did not hear Yoho’s comments. But, she says, her mom did, and what Yoho said cuts to the core.

Yoho offered an apology — of sorts — Wednesday, saying he regretted “the abrupt manner of the conversation,” but never apologized for the words attributed to him by others. He had earlier denied saying it, but some people on the floor say they heard it, loud and clear.

AOC offered this … everyone says things they regret from time to time, but when the words go beyond decency, a decent person apologizes, and Yoho did not.

She also took issue with Yoho’s comment that he has 2 daughters. AOC said she’s someone’s daughter too, although Yoho didn’t seem to care.