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I am not personally religious, but I have great respect for most who are. I believe that, like with any other set of beliefs, how your religion manifests in your treatment of others is what's important. Does it call you to service others? Help your neighbors? Bring you peace?
I honestly don’t care what you believe. I care about how your beliefs impact others. I care if you see me as less than for not believing. I care if you try to push/force your beliefs on me and my rights. I care if your beliefs cause blind hate for those not like you.
I love people who are devoutly just about everything. I respect their beliefs and will respect traditions especially if I am in their spaces of worship. I do not believe that any religion is better or worse than others.
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As a former “hustla”, I have to give Kardashians props. They have literally hustled the entire world. They have become worldwide celebrities and amounted tremendous wealth based upon nothing more than physical appearances... that are the result of cosmetic surgery. #blacktwitter
The Kardashians prove the greatest weakness in global society is vanity. Anyone who desires wealth & celebrity can achieve it if they master how to appeal to the world’s vanity. This goes for preachers too. Prosperity preachers are “successful” cuz they wed spirituality & vanity.
Watching this Red Table Talk with Jada & Jordyn Woods. The way folks have come at this sista & her family just on the word of media and Kardashians speaks volumes regarding the lure of vanity & the power of those who wield it for their own elevation. #BlackTwitter
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#ADOS
#blacktwitter #jussie #BlackHistoyMonth
On January 8th 2018 @realDonaldTrump signed H.R. 1242 into law ( now referred to as Public Law 115-102 )

He is NOT the originator of this bill, he signed it because that is the job of any sitting president.
The purpose of H.R. 1242 was to create the 400 Years of African American History Commission. All of the following individuals were suggested by congress and appointed by the Department of the @Interior
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#mondaythoughts

following my #BlackHistoryMonth tweets?

last week, i tweeted "what you didn't learn in school" it was a harsh & realistic look at what our enslaved ancestors suffered

today ** different focus

#DidYouKnow
#BlackHistoryMonth

100 years ago, the black 369th infantry regiment w/patriotism & love of country, led UAS into #WW1

they spent more time in combat than any other american unit but when back in #USA faced #racism & #segregation from white americans

but, of course?
notable:

AKA: #Harlem Hellfighters, Men Of Bronze, Black Rattlers, #15th #NewYork National Guard

engagements:
#WW1
#WW2
#NewGuinea
Meuse-Argonne Offensive
2nd battle of the marne

branches: #USArmy, #FrenchArmy

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#BlackhistoryMonth

do you know about elaine phillips?

people from #Louisiana, #Mississippi, #Tennessee, #Alabama & #Missouri might know

just so you know elaine phillips was not a:
woman
man
human

elaine phillips was an horrific event which happened in #Arkansas
2019 - marks 100th anniversary of one of the deadliest US massacres, claiming 200+ black lives

black sharecroppers worked in fields w/o fair share of profits

blacks were the majority population but control of cotton was dominated by whites, who low-balled wholesale prices
#civiljustice
#racism

whites also enacted a system designed to keep blacks in debt to keep control of the community
(familiar)?

so, black farmers gathered at church to unionize

white security guards circled building, shots were fired & a white security officer was killed
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Thankfully @kthalps deleted that bad tweet but for anyone who’s interested, here‘s a curated list of prominent #BlackTwitter voices regularly using the phrase “shutting up is free” over the years to drag people (who aren’t Bernie Sanders)

It’s like sweet sweet music
Second verse
And the big finish

Thank you all for your service
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#BlackTwitter we need to talk, and we need to talk about things yall need, especially a lot of young black girls need to accept quickly. See that #GilletteAd that causing all the commotion? If you don't see whats wrong with it - its the reason why no good black men arrive in life
There is no such fucking thing as #BlackGirlMagic It only exist in Japanese anime and you have to be a dark skin elf with c cup tits to even qualify for that (which is the longer term for saying it don't exist) Stop living in fantasy land girls, its not a kii.
And speaking of Japan, black girls and women - do you want to know one of the MAJOR reasons why many black men date outside our race? Look at how Naomi Osaka and Katlin Otashi and then look at what took place in a Dallas mall several days ago. Tell me what do I see?
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Black folks only. Seriously, I only want to talk to black ppl on this: What is going on with #ShaunKing? Why would anyone with his influence & power go after other black cultural workers asking for his accountability like he’s doing? Something doesn’t smell right here to me
I get that no one wants to feel accused. I get it’s hard to be in the spotlight. But he knows what tagging & screenshotting folks like this will do. One is a black queer woman college student apparently? Anyone who uses their power in this way is suspect to me. #ISupportClarissa
To be clear this isn’t a quick smart @rgay style troll smackdowm, this is a public mini meltdown/tirade targeting other black activists...I just...What in the hell? Remember yall, I’m talking to #BlackTwitter here.
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So I’m watching this #FyreFraud. Partly to make some points about why I never got into influencer marketing in my marketing career.
Nothing to lose at this point.

I could have been one of the influencer stars. Early on.
Instead I wrote an article about how what is measured as influence is really popularity. And would lead to things like #DumpsterFyre.
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Round 2 Let’s GOOOOO!!!!!!!! 😝

If you’re Black, Like & Retweet this! We gon all follow each other. Comment your snap/ig as well 👸🏽👸🏾👸🏿🤴🏽🤴🏾🤴🏿💜💯💪🏽 #blacktwitter
Snap ; ayo.capri (adding everybody)
Still following everybody on here when they allow me to again & comment your snap so I can add you all..I don’t have ig but I’ll def follow anything else if I have it lol 😘💯 #BlackTwitterMovement
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1/ Today, a day before the mid-terms, I'm thinking of my grandmother. As a young boy, one of my most vivid memories was attending my grandmother's funeral, standing between my mother and father.
2/ More people than I had ever seen in church or anywhere else other than a parade attended, white and black, SRO, overflow, watching through windows. I could not believe that so many ppl loved my grandmother as I did.
3/ I don't know how religious my grandmother was, but she had married into a church-founding family for the African Methodist Episcopals. Sundays were special days, but unlike children in similar situations, I was not made to sit in church all day.
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Join the @NAACP on Wednesday night for a National Call to Action about taking back our communities. Listen online here: video.teleforumonline.com/video/streamin… Poster reads: “National call to action. Join us for a critical town hall call. Wednesday, September 19, 8 PM EST. NAACP. We need to mobilize million MPs to reclaim our communities. Our lives depend on it. Visits naacp.org to register.”
Poster reads: “National call to action. Join us for a critical town hall call. Wednesday, September 19, 8 PM EST. NAACP. We need to mobilize million MPs to reclaim our communities. Our lives depend on it. Visits naacp.org to register.”
Here’s the direct registration link: naacp.org/townhall-rsvp/.

It’s been my experience that they send infrequent messages and event reminders only, you won’t get a bunch of spam. Let’s meet up #BlackTwitter and #resist Twitter.
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The listening tour that @jack has been on as CEO of Twitter found its way to me this week. I recorded my one hour conversation with him on my iPhone 5. Then @Recode made a podcast out of it, with transcript. recode.net/2018/9/14/1785… 1/2
Among the things I talked about with @jack: an edit feature; a "live now" button you could turn on and off that would say, I'm on and reachable; what he heard from conservatives when he met with them; his view that Twitter should be an "impartial" platform— but not "neutral." 2/2
Ideas I suggested to @jack: Twitter needs public editors plural; tech companies pride themselves on being innovative but in their public communications it's the same old PR; I don't know how to alert @Twitter to a problem its people should look at. (He said tweet about it.) 3/3
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#Chicago #Illinois #USA #tcot #MAGA #BlackTwitter
Dear Chicago..
We hear your cries..
All across the Nation & around the World..
Those covering-up for these criminal actors deserve to be held criminally accountable as well. ei: Mainstream Media Censorship
@realDonaldTrump offered to send help= Rahm Emanuel said NO!
Chicagoan's NEED to reverse the STRICT anti-gun laws, then learn proper use, care, & safety then... USE THOSE GUNS to protect themselves from criminals INCLUDING their leaders. That is exactly what the 2nd Amendment was designed for!
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The Alex Jones news really has me conflicted. The last time I left Twitter it was because of abuse from people like that.

Twitter has no reason to change if we stay. But then the harassers get what they want if we go.
I have helped build communities here. I was one of the first #BlackTwitter people here. I couldn't find any other black people here at first.
Haven't decided what to do. But if anyone wants to chat about what a proper response to this is, we can chat on GroupMe, Signal, Slack etc. Let me know.
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Ahight bring some 🌳I got a story to tell.
Let me tell you how I got worked.
It's a long story but I'm try to make it an easy read....
Lil background on me I don't really trip off my follower count so this ain't no stunt. I reached out to #black twitter on some funny shyt..
And y'all didn't disappoint.
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So, let me do a bit of story time on @KanyeWest, since he thinks he's out of The Sunken Place. And I can't thank @JordanPeele enough for his metaphor.
*stirs tea in teacup*.
I have a confession. The only reason why I am not mad at @KanyeWest right now is because I have held a petty grudge against him for many years because he had a mother with a Ph.D. who taught Literature at Chicago State University, yet he named his first album, "College Dropout."
I did not mean to hold the grudge that long; but it just continued because of everything I would feel every single time I saw that album and thought about not only his Mother but everything at Chicago State University, home of the Gwendolyn Brooks Black Writer's Conference.
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Its time to take .@twitter/.@jack/.@ev to task, long thread incoming!
our good friend .@jack supported this recent article medium.com/s/state-of-the…
the article's writers are calling literally for California to be the model for the rest of not only the United States but for the rest of the western world. This is a joke of the multitudes, especially after what has gone done in facebook and the rest.
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In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, “When Black Meant Republican”

“It’s easy to forget now, but just a few generations ago African-Americans overwhelmingly identified themselves as Republicans.”

#maga #RepublicanParty
#BlackLivesMatter
#blackconservatives
#BlackTwitter
#tcot
In the fall of 1895 Atlanta put on one in a series of “International Expositions” designed to highlight its progress in recovering from the war. Racial tensions had been growing since southerners, at the end of Reconstruction, began instituting Jim Crow laws.
The organizers of the Exposition invited prominent black leader Booker T. Washington to give a keynote address. The position he took in that speech was a calculated gamble.
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Early Signs of Trouble - A History of #WhiteSupremacy at First Baptist Church (Dallas).

How a #Dallas church with a history of oppposing civil rights for African Americans formed a long and toxic relationship with the Republican Party. #maga #blackconservatives #BlackTwitter
“In 1956, the Supreme Court had recently struck down school segregation in the Brown v. Board of Education case. President Eisenhower had sponsored sweeping civil rights legislation.”
Dr. King was organizing bus boycotts. Pressure was building against segregation across the South. At that time, there may have been no more influential figure in the Southern Baptist Convention than W.A. Criswell, the pastor of the enormous First Baptist Church in Dallas.
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1/ The latest tech (Uber) lawsuit underscores a frightening blind spot in Silicon Valley techcrunch.com/2017/10/26/thr…
2/ The people who are building driverless cars/drone delivery/cameras/health tech/fintech are responsible for much of this behavior
3/ And it is their rush for growth, dash for cash, and quest for the next big thing that should greatly concern us all
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