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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here:
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#medtwitter #blacktwitter today is my darling mom’s last day working in environmental services at Faulkner Hospital ⁦@BrighamWomens⁩. Could you please wish her well. She delayed her retirement to help during the last 2 years of the pandemic 1/
She worked hard cleaning and disinfecting and was one of the first to get vaccinated in her department, even escorting some her nervous/hesitant fellow co-workers to get vaccinated #CovidVaccine 2/
My siblings and i are beyond proud and blessed to have her as a mother. She is the embodiment of what is love, kindness, service to others, altruism, generosity, self-sacrifice, and so much more 3/
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This 👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻 This is why #BLM exists & why “implicit bias” is not only real but it kills

Why, when you see it, say something, do something
The system changes not by sharing tweets & hashtags but actions & consequences & removal of toxicity from the system

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Above #MedEd #TikTok improvement: #citeblackwomen who lead this work (not only utilized the savior mindset of Black & brown as victims) #Blackexcellence @citeblackwomen center Black women
Send #SoMe traffic to Black creators & activists. #healthcare…
Take #sharethemic initiative. It allowed #Blackexcellence to speak thru #influencer accounts to large followings for a day. I looked at before/after numbers, it did NOT drive any additional traffic to the actual accounts of those voices. Resurfacing this:
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In response to the school security and BLM protests, here are some articles you can read for updates along with a news report.
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This is NOT okay. Our class did a project after reading the book V for Vendetta. This book talks about an antihero named V tearing down the government for racism, sexism, and homophobia. All of which can be pinpointed to a few things happening currently in our world. Our teacher,
Mrs O’Connor provided us with a poster board and had us associate it to real world things. We were allowed to choose anything from womens rights to religion, police brutality, and racism. Most of her classes decided to link the book to the Black Lives Matter movement, as you can
see in the videos and images provided. Upon which she was pulled from our classroom by the schools security and was told it was offensive and that our research was false despite credited resources on each and every poster on the lockers. They insisted that it’s not all cops ImageImageImageImage
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#idweek2021 @IDSAInfo Implications of #COVID19 in African-American & Latinx communities by Dr Hewlett Jr #idtwitter #medEd
#idweek2021 @IDSAInfo #disparities
Implications of #COVID19 in #BLM African-American & #Latinx communities by Dr Hewlett Jr #idtwitter #medEd #pregnancy #obgyntwitter
#idweek2021 @IDSAInfo #disparities Implications of #COVID19 in #BLM African-American & #Latinx communities by Dr Hewlett Jr #idtwitter #medEd #diabetes #obesity #race #FrontlineWorkers vascular disease
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A solid critique of the work I am trying to do with the #wasNotNeurotypical hashtag.

I don’t mean to say eugenics is bad because of exceptional individuals; I’m trying to say that diversity gives rise to new forms of creativity.

The racial critique is spot on too.
We all know that the autistic community has a Whiteness problem.

One way to address that would be to identify Autistic people of color not only now but in history.

One person I’m reasonably confident I can claim was both Black and Autistic was Beethoven, who #wasNotNeurotypical
But like. That’s not great, Beethoven is well-known.

Why don’t I know many other geniuses of color from past ages?

Why is Beethoven’s Blackness not common knowledge?
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"We are a society that has been structured from top to bottom by race. You don't get beyond that by deciding not to talk about it anymore. It will always come back; it will always reassert itself over and over again."

— Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
(Thread) Abortion, Evangelicalism, and White Supremacy

Their FIRST “moral” crusade wasn't against abortion or homosexuals: It was against African American Christians.

“Race, not abortion, was the founding issue of the religious right”…

“In 1971, two years before Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, the biggest white evangelical group in America, the Southern Baptist Convention, supported its legalization. The group continued that support through much of the 1970s. “
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Black Conservatism is NOT Lily-White Conservatism

"Authentic black conservatism has always had the fundamental and explicit goal of opposing white supremacy."

— Kareim Oliphant

If Burkean conservatism is a response to the French Revolution, then African conservatism is also a response. It emerges out of, and in response to the shock of both Colonialism and The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade — the largest forced migration in history.…
The LARGEST, long-distance, coerced migration in human history — The Atlantic slave trade is the backdrop, for the dissimilar attitudes, values, unique differences, between, Anglo conservatism, and what is referred to as African or "black conservatism".

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I do not believe that my physical safety would have been in danger. They were definitely going to gang up on me to put me in a bad mental and emotional health situation.

There's no way Link didn't know about this because he's in the same chat, ImageImage
and he sent me these messages after that conversation.

The reason why I'm not tagging the white trans woman is, because she's a reporter and I don't want to give her any notoriety. Full transparency; I also forgot her Twitter handle.
Link was out there so hard for those white people (and a few non-white POC people) he was willing put a black person in danger.

I know that white trans woman personally and there's no way that conversation wouldn't have escalated.
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Beyond thrilled to have been awarded a *renewal* for my @NIH_LRP award!!!!!! Story time (on #privilege and #perseverance)

#medtwitter #academictwitter #blackinSTEM 1/
As a first-generation #Kenyan American, raised in #Kenya and very much an #African child (if you know you know), a #doctor is very much what I was going to be from the time I was born. 😋 (thankfully, also a marrying of my love of science and taking care of people!) 2/
So it was to my parents’ incredible delight when I got accepted to #medicalschool, never having... basically... known someone who had done so, in the US anyway. #firstgen #firstgeneration (yes, this story has a comical peak, wait for it...) 3/
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🔥 Taino/African History 🔥

"In 1517, a guerrilla war between colonizers and forces was initiated by the Taino leader #Enriquillo. [He] killed Spaniards, devastated farms and took the Africans back with him."

"... and took the Africans back with him."

The Revolt of #Enriquillo and the Historiography of Early Spanish America

Primary Sources:
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Rare video 📹: Black Wall Street. #BlackWallStreet #BlackHistoryMonth
#BlackWallStreet is a very serious reminder of the dissimilar history African American businesses had to endure, endured, things, that most of "The Newly Arrived" would've never survived. And, despite our history: Today, they ask "Why can't you just be like the good Asians".
You could have built to the moon 🌚 and watch it all disappear, all in one night, all in one night! The legal beneficiaries of our pain, being falsely compared to us. Centuries of working for free; due to slavery,

And, now, this. After all that — and we were supposedly "free".
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Still processing my first run in with the police...

I've been doing a lot of cicada interviews & with national news outlets contacting me, I thought I should have some live ones onhand. So I was delighted when my cousin called panicking about the "swarm" on the side of her home.
She invited me to come over last night and relocate them to my yard where they haven't yet emerged. I showed up at midnight with all of my collecting equipment because that's when the cicada party really gets going!
It was so enchanting to watch the mass emergence that I just got lost for a couple hours in the exceedingly rare natural experience unfolding around me. So I didn't even notice when the cops quietly showed up.
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15 yr old blk girl shot 5x in the chest and pronounced dead at 5:21 pm in Columbus Ohio. #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter

So far it’s said she was in a fight and pulled a knife out. No commands were given when cops pulled up just her being shot
Than the nerve of the officers on scene to yell “blue lives matter” to residents as the 15 yr old lay breathless smh tf!!! #nojusticenopeace #BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName…

A crowd now showing up
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My last #hackathon & #socialenterprise pitch was to improve minority participation in #clinicaltrials. This trial is has 74% black participants compared to usual 2.5%. Why?

Yes, we do need to expand access. Colon cancer kills.

#MedTwitter #BlackTwitter #NurseTwitter thoughts?
In trials for new therapies however, you see this:

“Even though heart conditions disproportionately affect Black individuals, they accounted for only 2.5% of clinical trial participants in a global trials report by the Food and Drug Administration.”…
So black participants are the majority in WHICH studies?

Having been in executive suite, speaking on #access broadly, I saw non-clinicians use “access” to shame clinicians on self care or pointing out workplace issues. Yet same administrators would cut number of staff for budget
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They call it "The Dark Enlightenment"

When Nazism, Fascism & Silicon Valley merge

"Learn about an obscure neo-fascist philosophy started by a British academic in the 1990s.”…
@Ye Kanye?

Why is your little gay friend Peter funding individuals affiliated with White Nationalism?…
This article, it seems to imply that some wealthy individuals are employing diversity to sabotage diversity, employing diversity inorder to create new (and misleading) narratives about diversity — even question its value.…
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They Suspended Our @BlackNoChaser Account This morning because we posted a Flip The Switch Challenge (NonStop) Tiktok video last year. We had just grown to 21k Followers. Please help us get back there by following our new account @BeBlackNoChaser & Retweeting this tweet. #BHM
From @BlackNoChaser we Broke Stories that held prisons accountable to the currently incarcerated & those stories went viral- we worked with BLM, Roc Nation, Color Of Change, MS Prison Reform Coalition, Until Freedom & Tamika Mallory to hold Mississippi accountable. News cited us.
We told stories that changed a young boy’s life and made his dream come true. He went from dancing barefoot in the rain to receiving a full scholarship because @BlackNoChaser tweeted it & it went viral. We will continue to make an impact with @BeBlackNoChaser #BlackHistoryMonth
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Literally the worst panga to take is with Americans over a freedom of expression issue. Nothing will rally more Americans to this cause than hearing that someone is trying to shut one of us up for just talking. That's like entering a lion's den and stepping on its tail.
This blows Streisand Effect out of the water. The #RihannaEffect it should be renamed. The average American really does not care about farmers in India and would have happily continued to ignore the issue. But when you start attacking one of our most popular stars, game on.
Just because Modi bullied the other NBA into submission, he thinks he can bully THE NBA into submission?
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Ok peeps! #courtsidekaren is trending bc #LeBronJames got into a verbal altercation with her 60 yr old husband and she (who’s 25 😉) decided to #defendherMAN and got kicked out. #LakersvsHawks Monday night game. #NBATwitter is off the hook! quick break from politics/COVID lol
So we have a few issues:
1) she removed her mask and refused to put it back on
2) she was close to the players and officials (safety)
3) the altercation itself was a hot mess
4) some folks think that this was a man disrespected a woman
5) some feels that she got what was coming
6) There was alcohol
7) why are fans courtside during a pandemic
8)Racism & white privilege on the scene
9) ageism was brought up
10) The “Karen” title was it warranted or not
These are just issues being discussed all over Twitter #NBATwitter #BlackTwitter and #BlackHistoryMonth
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This is why I rarely block people, except if flat out and repeatedly abusive or manipulative and not acting in good faith.

Super important to avoid overly curated feeds or echo chambers.

Keep feeding your mind new content. Challenge your assumptions.
I am quicker to block anonymous accounts who engage in ad hominem - latter signals weak argument. Plus, if you dish it out, be ready to take it. If you lack the gonads (of any gender) to put yourself out there, I don't really respect you and have limited interest in your content
I do appreciate people who introduce me to new sources of data or new ways to look at data. Show me articles, evidence, analysis, and we have a conversation.

I don't (try not to) get elitist/snarky like some do to assert dominance/superiority.

I like to learn how others think.
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Merry #ChristmasEve to all the Twitter followers.

Have a lovely holiday...

And, If Santa was black: Many white people would phone the cops, and, complain that a fat, black dude was on the roof -- the middle of the night screaming "Ho ho ho".
"Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on #ChristmasEve.Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine -- no matter your age."

~Terri Guillemets
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