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Al Sharpton gets $1M in pay from his own charity

He’s the million-dollar minister.

The Rev. Al Sharpton raked in $1,046,948 from his own charity last year, according to National Action Network’s latest tax filings obtained by The Post.

Sharpton got a $324,000 salary — 32% higher than his 2017 pay — in addition to a $159,596 bonus and $563,352 in “other compensation.”

The Harlem-based nonprofit — which Sharpton controls as president and CEO — said the extra cash was to make up for the years from 2004 to 2017 when he didn’t get his full pay.

NAN said it hired an executive compensation firm that determined the good reverend was owed $1.252 million — but he was generously willing to take $500,000 less.

Sharpton and the nonprofit’s board also agreed “he has now been fully compensated for all the years he was underpaid and received no bonus,” the NAN statement said.

The sharp-dressing, silver-tongued preacher defended the windfall before taking the stage for his weekly rally at NAN’s House of Justice in Harlem, an event where attendees throw cash in the collection bucket at the reverend’s behest.

“Fifteen years, you are talking about since 2004 when I came back after running for president,” he said. “For anybody else it would be laughable.”

He said he also deserved the 2018 raise.

“It’s a six-day-a-week job and several hours a day and when [the compensation firm] compared it to other companies, other non profits, that’s the salary that they would get,” he said.

The firebrand activist and MSNBC host was not exactly earning minimum wage in recent years. The last year he went without a salary was 2008, and he has made well into the six figures every year since, tax documents show.

He certainly wasn’t coveting his neighbor’s paycheck in 2017, when his NAN salary came to $244,661, or the year before, when he was paid $250,000 plus a $437,555 bonus. NAN justified the bonus at the time saying it was designed to make up for a lack of full compensation, including no retirement or benefits packages over the years.

The nonprofit also noted in 2016 that Sharpton’s average yearly pay of $283,543 from 2007 through 2016 fell within the competitive range of those who held similar positions.

in 2014, Sharpton got much more than the average pay — $348,244 plus a $64,400 bonus, tax filings show.

The holy man’s mammon really raised eyebrows last year when NAN’s filing revealed he had sold the rights to his life story to his own charity for $531,000. The organization contended the purchase would provide a revenue stream because it could turn around and sell the rights.

“In this case, it’s really difficult because of his role in the organization and just because of his overall influence,” Linda Sugin, a Fordham University Law School professor and associate dean said at the time.

Sharpton said Saturday that NAN did sell the rights for a documentary that filmed the night of his 65th birthday gala at the New York Public Library, an event hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee. But he said he hadn’t received any cash yet.

“They have already made a profit on that off the birthday,” he said.

NAN took in $7.3 million in donations last year, up $1 million from the previous year. NAN paid off years of accumulated tax debt in 2014.

Sharpton has been paying down millions in his own personal federal and state tax liens. In June, he finally paid off his personal tax debt to the state, which last year stood at $95,031.21. He still owes $698,470.99 in back taxes for three of his companies, according to the state Tax Department.

 

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Singer Ellie Goulding Threatens to Pull Out of Dallas’ Cowboys Event Over Salvation Army Involvement

Ellie Goulding has threatened to pull out of preforming at half time during a Dallas’ Cowboys Event unless “the Salvation Army make a solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community.”

The game marks the beginning of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.  The campaign seeks to help homeless people with meals and shelter over winter; as well as providing gifts for children from disadvantaged children over Christmas.

Goulding made the decision after fans’ backlash over her involvement with an organisation which has traditional not supported the LGBTQ community. Critics of her decision have argued that the Salvation Army already support members ion the LGBTQ through their ministry to the homeless.

Read More: Fox News

US Citizens Killed in Mexico Ambush; Trump Calls for “War” on Cartels

Nine Mormon women and children were shot in the lawless region of the Mexican border region. Gunmen attacked the members of the LeBaron family – a large clan of Mormons who emigrated to Mexico in the late 19th century.  Three women and six children including a set of baby twins were killed and another six children were left injured.

President Trump has contacted the Mexican President to offer support to tackle the drug cartels who operate in the region.

“If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” Trump wrote in a tweet.

However the leftist populist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador declared the war on drugs over, and he does not want to reignite it. However the region is seeing mounting violence with drug cartels in the region.

Read More: France 24

Kanye West- Jesus is King

Thousands of people gathered for Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after a last-minute announcement Friday.

Curvine Brewington, a pastor at Crossroads Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, attended the event and shared his experience on Instagram, saying there was an “altar call” and “over 1,000” people gave their lives to Christ:

Tonight, worship was lifted, the name of Christ was exalted, the Word of God was preached, a multitude prayed together, the Gospel was clearly proclaimed, and an opportunity to respond was given. In a crowd of 6,000 people from all walks of life, all ages, and all races, I witnessed over 1,000 people respond to The Gospel by raising their hands to accept Jesus as their Lord & Savior!

Massachusetts Democrat Pushes Bill to Criminalize Use of “Bitch”

Massachusetts Rep. Democrat Daniel J. Hunt’s bill will criminalize anyone using the word “bitch” in a demeaning manner. His bill states:

A person who uses the word “bitch” directed at another person to accost, annoy, degrade or demean the other person shall be considered to be a disorderly person in violation of this section, and shall be subject to the penalties provided in subsections (a) and (b). A violation of this subsection may be reported by the person to whom the offensive language was directed at or by any witness to such incident.

However critics of the bill say it will never hold up in court.

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Chinese President Xi Warns of “Crushed Bodies” Over Hong Kong Protests

President Xi has issued a stern warning to protesters in Hong Kong, saying the protests will end in “crushed bodies and shattered bones”.

Violent protests, which began in June,  are continuing. The protests are over Chinese government interference in Hong Kong. Many fear that the Chinese government may send in the military to quash the protests. Police have been secretly infiltrating the protesters in a bid to stop the movement; and there are reports that mainland Chinese forces are aiding Hong Kong police already.

Read More: BBC

27,000 French police stage protest over poor working conditions, increased suicides, and low morale

Close to 27,000 French police officers staged a “march of anger” on the streets of Paris this week to protest against a range of issues, including poor working conditions, low morale, surging suicide rates, and a lack of resources.

The organizers of the event, called March of the Angry, have referred to it as something that’s never been seen before as close to 150,000 individuals are believed to have taken part in the march across the country.

The march marked the first mass police strike in France nearly two decades.

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90 percent of working-age ‘asylum seekers’ from the Middle East and North Africa who crossed into Sweden since 2015 DO NOT have jobs. This is the reason for Brexit pulling out of the EU.

A study carried out by Statistics Sweden has indicated that migrant unemployment rates are sky high and that social welfare services are being disproportionately relied on by low-skilled migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, Aftonbladet reports.

The study examined statistics on how migrants who came in 2015 and after, who today have permanent residence permits, are sustaining themselves economically. What the study found was shocking.

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China Debuts Powerful Missile as Defence against” Nuclear Blackmail”

As part of their public celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the communist party taking control of China, the regime has unveiled a new powerful missile, they say will protect against “Nuclear Blackmail”.

The advanced Dongfeng-41 intercontinental ballistic missile was hailed by Chinese military experts as flawless.

“This proves that China has sufficient and reliable strategic nuclear power, and decision-makers have the confidence to show and use them to respond to any kind of nuclear threat from any country,” gushed Chinese defense news editor Wu Jian to the state-run Global Times.

“No matter how advanced the missile is, it always needs a mature and comprehensive system to make sure it can accurately strike a target, which at least includes intelligence gathering, satellite surveillance, logistics, and construction of launching positions,” Wu added, implying that not only the missile if an impressive achievement, but also indicating how technologically advanced China’s military has become.

Read More: Breitbart

Priest who Promotes LGBT Rights has Meeting with Pope

The Pope has met with Father James Martin in an hour long meeting, in his private library. This is where the Pope meets with heads of state and important dignitaries.  Fr Martin has been a vocal supporter of LGBT rights, and has received public support from the Pope.

However, bishops are calling on the Pope to outline his position on this issue. And affirm the position of the church, which states the same-sex relationships are “gravely sinful and harmful to the well-being of those who partake in them,”

“Father Martin’s public messages create confusion among the faithful and disrupt the unity of the Church by promoting a false sense that immoral sexual behavior is acceptable under God’s law,” wrote Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, in a statement on the diocesan website.

Although the Pope has not issued a public statement, many see his meeting with Fr Martin as a message in itself. Especially as the Pope has failed to chastise the priest for his message of LGBT “affirmation”.

Read More: Breitbart

Fatal Fire at Greek Refugee Camp Sparks Riots

A fire at an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos has sparked riots. The charred remains of an Afghan women were found after the blaze.

Over 13,000 people are crammed into the compound, which has only facilities for 3,000.

“The situation was totally out of control,” said the local police chief, Vasillis Rodopoulos, describing the riot. “Their behaviour was very aggressive, they wouldn’t let the fire engines pass to put out the blaze, and for the first time they were shouting: kill police.”

Riots have increased calls for refugees  to be moved to the mainland.

Many islands in the Mediterranean close to Turkey has seen a sharpe rise in migrants desperate to reach Europe.

Read More: The Guardian