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The Hate U Give Movie Screening & Tips on How to Interact with Police

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Join the San Antonio Association of Black Journalists on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 pm at The Palladium for the screening of the movie “The Hate U Give” directed by George Tillman Jr.

The PG-13 movie is about a young black girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Prior to the movie, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, St. Mary’s Clinical Professor of Law Anne Burnham, and Officer Troy Ragland with the San Antonio Police Officers Association will share advice on how to interact with police.

The event is free for middle and high school students, but adults must pay $20 each, which includes a 32 oz drink and a medium-sized popcorn.

Guests must RSVP to Melissa at monroe674@gmail.com since seating is limited. Attendees should arrive between 4:45 pm and 5:15 pm to check in and get snacks. The discussion will promptly begin at 5:30 pm. The Palladium is located at The Rim shopping center at 17703 IH-10 West.

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Black Enterprise Founder Dies

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Earl G. Graves, Sr., champion for black businesses and founder of Black Enterprise magazine, the first African American owned magazine focused on black entrepreneurs, passed at 85.

Graves died Monday, April 6, 2020 not due to COVID-19 related complications, but had suffered a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease according to a post by his son Earl Graves, Jr. in a post on Twitter.

For more information on the life and legacy of Mr. Earl Graves, Sr. visit https://www.blackenterprise.com/

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A More Than Kind Gesture

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Tyler Perry Gives $21,000 Tip to Fired Workers at His Favorite Restaurant

Filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry is making headlines once again for his generosity. He reportedly ordered take-out and then left a $500 tip for all 42 workers at a Houston’s restaurant located in Atlanta. That comes to $21,000.

Perry reportedly has been ordering take-out at the restaurant for a long time, and has been especially regular there during the lockdown. The employees were not only shocked about the tip, but also shocked to learn that they had been serving food to Perry whose studios are located not too far from the restaurant.

The act was very kind and generous since hundreds of thousands of restaurants have closed around the country, forcing them to lay off their employees. Some, however, are managing to stay afloat by offering take-out and delivery services.

But Perry is no stranger to generosity. He once paid for a local non-profit organization’s parking lot to be repaved, and he even rebuilt an 88-year old woman’s home that was destroyed in a fire.

Most recently, he paid off the balances of everything that was on layaway at two Walmart stores in the Atlanta area during Christmas time in 2018.

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3 Reasons Why Up to 1 Million Black Families May Not Get a Stimulus Check

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The Trump Administration has approved a $2 trillion dollar stimulus bill that will send money to millions of families to help compensate them during the COVID-19 outbreak. Individuals can received as much as $1,200 each, and families can receive more than $2,500. But Randy Hughes, founder of Counting Pennies LLC, a Black-owned nationwide accounting and tax firm, says that a lot of people including many African Americans may not be getting a check.

Here are his reasons why:

#1 – No Bank Account: The funds will primarily be direct deposited, but more than 10 million adults in the United States don’t have bank accounts. And yes, many of these are African Americans!

#2 – Did Not File Taxes: The amount of funds that a household can receive depends on the amount of money earned in either 2019 or 2018. That amount will be based on the tax return filed for that respective year. Sadly, more than 15 million people did not file taxes in either year. And again, many of these are African Americans.

#3 – Have Recently Moved: Because millions of people have not filed taxes in the past year or two, it’s very possible that their mailing address with the IRS has changed. This means that those that don’t have a bank account could receive a check, but it may be delivered to the wrong address.

Randy says that he is doing all he can to encourage all individuals and families to take action now so that there are no problems with getting your check when they are sent out.

He comments, “My firm has legitimate ways to help people save their tax dollars, and legally maximize their income. We offer year-round tax planning, and we are happy to assist anyone during this unique time in history in any way that we can.”

For more details about how Counting Pennies LLC can help you and/or to learn more about the 2020 stimulus check requirements, visit www.cpennies.com or call (800) 234-1449.

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