American live video bloggers, conservative political activists, and Newsmax and FrankSpeech.com anchors Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway and Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson, also known as Diamonds and Silk, frequently promote former US President Donald Trump in their commentary.
When Facebook warned the two women they were “not safe for the community” in April 2018, they once again made headlines. This time, it was during the 2016 presidential campaign. They responded by openly criticizing Facebook for censoring and blocking their Facebook pages. Rep. Steve King extended an invitation to them on April 26 to speak before Congress regarding their discharge status. The two women’s allegations were then brought up by Republican members of Congress in an effort to have Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the US Congress censored. The two were dismissed from Fox News in April 2020 for raising doubts about the veracity of COVID-19 data.
Donald Trump shared Diamond’s passing on Truth Social on January 9, 2023. Her death’s cause was not immediately known.
Richardson and Hardaway are sisters. They go by the middle names Ineitha Lynette Hardaway and Hernitha Rochelle Hardaway. Three other siblings also exist.
Freeman Hardaway and Betty Willis Hardaway are her parents; they serve as televangelical preachers in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Freeman and Betty Hardaway allegedly peddled witchcraft-repelling wreaths and diet medications. Betty charges people $50 to write their names in the Bible and claims that doing so will make God hear their requests.
In 2012, Hardaway and Richardson enrolled as Democrats. Her first two YouTube films were a Black Lives Matter montage against police violence (17,000 views) and a video on Sandra Bland, a black woman who passed away in a Texas prison (32,000 views). Their YouTube channel rapidly expanded after the duo started creating pro-Trump videos.