Ineitha Lynnette Hardaway and Herneitha Rochelle Hardaway Richardson, known as Diamonds and Silk, are American live video bloggers, conservative political activists, and anchors for Newsmax and FrankSpeech.com, whose commentary is often supportive of former US President Donald Trump .
The two women received media attention during the 2016 campaign and again in April 2018 when Facebook told them they were “not safe for the community.” In response, they publicly complained that Facebook blocked and censored their Facebook pages. On April 26, 2018, they were invited by Rep. Steve King to testify before Congress about their dismissal status. Republican members of Congress then raised the claims of the two women to censor Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the US Congress. In April 2020, the pair were fired from Fox News for questioning the legitimacy of COVID-19 data.
On January 9, 2023, Donald Trump announced Diamond’s death on Truth Social. The cause of her death was not immediately clarified.
Hardaway and Richardson are sisters. Their names are Ineitha Lynette Hardaway and Hernitha Rochelle Hardaway; they use middle names. They have three other siblings.
Her parents are Freeman Hardaway and Betty Willis Hardaway, televangelical pastors in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Freeman and Betty Hardaway sold purported diet pills and wreaths to ward off witchcraft. For a $50 fee, Betty writes the customer’s name in the Bible and tells customers that doing so will cause God to answer their prayers.
Hardaway and Richardson registered as Democrats in 2012. Her first YouTube videos were a montage about police brutality called Black Lives Matter (it got 17,000 views) and a video about Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in a Texas prison (it got 32,000 views). views). After the pair started making pro-Trump videos, their YouTube channel began to grow significantly.