The Daily Populous

Monday September 5th, 2022 evening edition

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(CNN) -- An executive at Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (GNF), is accused of "syphoning" more than $10 million from donors, the grassroots arm of the BLM organization said a court filing this week.

The suit is against executive Shalomyah Bowers, the foundation itself, Bowers' consulting firm and unnamed individuals.

Bowers was hired by BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors in 2020 to help run the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (GNF), an extension of the Black Lives Matter grassroots organization, the suit said.

Bowers denied the claims leveled in the suit, which BLM Grassroots presented in a news conference last week, saying in a statement posted on the BLM website that the accusations are "harmful, divisive, and false.".

GNF was originally created by Cullors "as an administrative organization to raise funds to provide financial support for local-level community efforts of BLM Grassroots," the suit said, while the BLM Grassroots organization did the "on-the-ground" work.

Cullors initially oversaw the GNF, but in May 2021 "decided she could no longer lead GNF and that it should wind down and transition the entire organization to BLM Grassroots," the suit said.

"BLMGR and Melina Abdullah read a press statement claiming that Patrisse Cullors created a transition plan giving all of BLMGNF's assets to BLM Grassroots. »

Iran sentences two gay rights activists to death

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The Islamic Republic of Iran imposed the death penalty on two LGBTQ activists for allegedly promoting homosexuality, human rights organization Hengaw reported on Sunday.

The independent Iranian news Twitter feed 1500tasvir also reported the sentencing, writing on Sunday that “Homosexual rights activists #Zahra_Seddighi (31) and #Elham Choobdar (24) have been sentenced to death.”.

The international community must press the Iranian authorities to commute the death sentences and release these women.”. »

Pregnant woman who fought a $215 fine for driving alone in carpool lane gives birth days after receiving another ticket: 'My second passenger has arrived'

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A pregnant woman who challenged a $215 fine after driving in a carpool lane received a second citation.

A pregnant woman who fought a $215 fine for driving alone in the carpool lane in Texas has given birth a month after receiving a second ticket.

"If a fetus is considered a life before birth, then why doesn't that count as a second passenger?" »

Liz Truss wins race to be U.K. prime minister after Boris Johnson

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Her victory means she will become the country’s third female leader, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.

Johnson announced his resignation in July when six months of rolling scandals finally culminated in a critical mass of his own lawmakers abandoning him.

That put her on the liberal — and losing — side of a political and cultural war that has raged ever since. »