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Tomorrow I’m opening my first grocery store in a Title One school. I doubt I sleep tonight - imagine a parent between checks who can order dinner and breakfast for their family thru our app and their child bring it home. I’m changing lives man, no one does it like me. Just wait!
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FYI this is in #Atlanta my hope is that we bring this to rural communities. Also I hope to bring one to #Memphis #Birmingham #LittleRock #JacksonMS #Nashville #Jacksonville #Tampa #Houston #CharlotteNC #Dallas #Newark #Camden #LasVegas #Chicago #StLouis #Detroit and so many more!
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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”

bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/0…

#AbortionBan
“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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Analyzing July new home trends from our just published monthly builder survey. Top 3 themes: 1) Frenzy phase for housing is over, but still solid demand. 2) Fewer builders restricting sales. 3) Hitting price ceilings in more markets. Commentary from across the country to follow.
#Austin builder: “Builders are starting to offer incentives again to drive traffic and sales.”
#Dallas builder: “We have hit price ceilings in the majority of our submarkets.”
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Land is the most important yet least transparent part of homebuilding. To help, here’s commentary from land brokers across the country per our July survey. Top themes: 1) Builders going further out for deals. 2) Bigger land deals are back. 3) Development delays & lot shortages.
#SaltLakeCity land broker: “You can't get all the lots you need even when you overpay.”
#SanAntonio land broker: “Getting a vaccine approved took less time than getting land entitled.”
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Today's Fed Beige Book updates on housing sound familiar...

#Atlanta Fed
#Dallas Fed
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#Dallas
I moved to Dallas to study immediately after this happened.

The city was still covered in blue ribbons. The emotional toll this event took on both the police and the community cannot be understated. It blew me away as a foreigner.

Can’t believe it’s been 5 years. Wow.
A videographer I became very close with (who will remain nameless) covered that protest as his first event ever to cover for the news-media. The chaos he described and the death he witnessed was insane; to put it mildly. The screaming and the running. The gunfire.

Tough stuff.
I moved there at the end of August to begin a Masters degree, a month plus later, and it was like the funeral had taken place the day prior. I moved into a city still very much in mourning. Never have I had such friendly police encounters than I did with DPD (shockingly).
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Analyzing June new home sales & pricing figures from our monthly builder survey. As one builder noted: “It’s not fun to be a builder anymore.” Lumber relief is nice but pick your poison on other issues. Market commentary from across the country to follow...
#Richmond builder: “It's not fun to be a builder anymore. Cost pressure is killing us. Not only will builders like myself who take 12-24 months to build a house lose margin from increases, but the affordability is becoming a major issue.”
#Atlanta builder: “Costs have driven up prices & we’re no longer preselling. We will not sell a home until frame stage, so our sales numbers are off for June while awaiting framing stage.”
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Here's a housing🧵to chew on over weekend. Mid-June update from 100+home builders across country. 1) rumblings of price ceiling. 2) slightly shrinking pool of qualified buyers. 3) some home releases not selling out immediately. 4) normal summer slowing as vacations take priority.
#Austin builder: “Some interest lists are shrinking & others are not. Seeing buyers who are no longer able or willing to afford the monthly payment. Definitely seeing attrition here. Frustration that prices continued going up without an opportunity to purchase.”
#Dallas builder: “Interest lists are definitely shrinking because of pricing. Some drop off is happening due to price. But the re-sale market is still so tight it hasn’t dropped substantially. Extremely concerned about pricing going forward.”
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New home sales fell in May, Y/Y & M/M. Theme of the month was sales decline by builder design. Few comments on demand slowing or skittish buyers, even w/new home prices +18% Y/Y nationally (survey record). Builder commentary from across the country per our survey to follow...
#Nashville builder: “Gapped out. Sales resume in June as new communities & phases start to open. By moving ability to contract on inventory homes later to finished drywall stage (window installation stage previously), expect sales to show continued decline. Decline by design.”
#Charlotte builder: “Paused sales from mid-May to mid-June in all communities & will selectively release homes for sale in the last 2 weeks of June & coming months. Sales look lower vs. last month but was capped due to limited lot availability & no inventory.”
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Some fresh home builder commentary for top #Texas markets. In general, buyer interest lists aren’t shrinking much, and if a few drop-off, builders are easily backfilling. Drumbeat a bit louder on prices getting too high. Demand still pretty nuts.🧵to follow...
#Houston builder: “Buyer interest lists are shrinking slightly. Likely too much price pressure, it’s out of hand.”
#Houston builder: “We’ll be metering sales again in June.”
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Well, I guess the lesson here is don’t bring a knife to a car-fight.
Two wrongs don’t make a right… But don’t pull knives on people or anticipate the worst in response.😅
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Here's May mid-month home builder channel check I hinted at earlier. Builders are pushing prices w/little pushback, though some starting. Some builders are using price escalators & highest/best offer. Many limiting pre-sales, shifting to spec, & pricing home later in build cycle.
#Dallas builder: “Not selling build jobs in May, starting specs only, and not selling until drywall. Costs are too out of control for us to take the inflation risk on build jobs. So sales are way down.”
#SanAntonio builder: “Only selling specs at Sheetrock stage. Last month, it was frame stage.”
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Today’s feature from @WaPo on the future of public transportation after #covid19 raises important issues for everyone in society. I live in Downtown Dallas and don’t own a car. (Big thanks to @DART for saving me from a car payment!) #mydtd
Owning a car expensive for individuals—and for society. Which is is a larger drain on public resources: Paved 4-6 lane highways everywhere with 3-ton vehicles hurling into stop and go traffic OR two train tracks with trains that run every 7-15 minutes and a bus for the last mile?
Then there’s livability. My wife is a landscape architect, and we’ve talked for hours about why the biggest mistake of the 20th century was building cities for cars. Unless you have the means to (and prefer to) live in your own private compound, roads create distance...
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In 1874, J.L. Chow opened Chow Chow Laundry at 904 Elm Street. He was the first person of Asian descent to be listed in the city directories. By 1891, 41/49 laundries in Dallas were Chinese-owned.
Fueled by decades of bigotry, a propaganda campaign was initiated against Chinese laundries by White competitors.

The Dallas Daily Times Herald ran an editorial in 1894: Danger in Inferior Laundries: Dallas Customers Cannot Be Too Careful Where They Send Their Soiled Clothing.
"… the employees of the inferior laundries referred to, run the risk of contracting some vile disease… The people should give white laundries a chance" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/met…
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Some interesting housing color from mid-April around the country home builder channel check. Bunch of market commentary to follow...will try to hit most top markets.
#SaltLakeCity home builder mid-April color: “Still have 10x buyers to available homes to buy. Went to 'highest/ best' offer system March 1st & offers over asking price are shocking. Most offers are 10+% over ask, that's after raised base prices $10K to $20K+ with each release.”
#Austin home builder mid-April color: “Super high demand. Volume controlled with release process, otherwise would be unbearable. Some price increases are $100K between releases.”
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Ik heb ook niet altijd zin om uitgebreid te reageren op de onzin die @mauricedehond continu de ether in slingert. Maar aangezien er toch een hoop mensen zijn die Google niet beheersen, even een kort draadje over waarom ik denk dat dit een grote reden is.
Om te beginnen de #vaccinatiegraad. Die is voor #Dallas ruim 43%. En 44% voor Texas in zijn geheel.

En dat is enkel met Pfizer en Moderna, vaccins die na de eerste shot al een zeer hoge mate van bescherming bieden.

Bron: tabexternal.dshs.texas.gov/t/THD/views/CO…
En dit zijn dus prikken die daadwerkelijk gezet zijn, niet wat er gedistribueerd is.

Tweede belangrijke verschil met NL: sinds half maart wordt al 50+ geprikt, en sinds eind maart mag iedereen boven de 16 een prik halen.

Bron: dshs.texas.gov/covidvaccine/
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Happening Now: Protesters March In The Streets Of

#Dallas | #Texas
One Of The Protesters Kicks Drinks Off Tables As They Shout The Usual BLM Chants..
#Dallas | #Texas
Protesters Continue To March
#Dallas | #Texas
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#Ederson’s biggest weakness costs #ManchesterCity again!

His habit of rushing out & engaging during long range 1v1s consistently costs goals!

He needs to back pedal into his 6yrd box & force a proper finish

By rushing here he allows a central sidefoot (the easiest finish) in!
My 1v1 model shows that in this situation if a GK back pedals into their 6yrd box they will save this 1v1 91% of the time!

Whereas if they engage & spread as #Ederson did here they will only make the save 48% of the time!

His decision making made a simple save into a hard one!
Also in this situation it should be noted that #Dallas cannot dribble closer to goal due to the immense defensive pressure on him however even if he could dribble closer #Ederson should still wait & lure him in as engaging 1v1s gets more successful the closer the CF is to goal!
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Today we'll begin posting #DisasterRecoveryTips for #IceStorm2021 Survivors:
1/x Every disaster causes unique damages to every person.
To start your recovery process, you need to 1st document all your damage BEFORE you begin cleaning up, whether you have insurance or not. #TX #LA
#DisasterRecoveryTips
2/x It’s important you document your damage carefully with photos & videos first, then begin PLANNING your clean up process. Insurers and FEMA have their own requirements when filing for claims or assistance. See steps below:
#TX #PortAransas #CorpusChristi If using a screen reader visit: https://bit.ly/3bvDUQV for a
#DisasterRecoveryTips
3/x After documenting your damage, you should check your county/local emergency management to get information about debris sorting rules and pick-up schedules.
See below for general guidance.
#LA / #TX: #Austin #Amarillo #Brownsville #Laredo #Palacios
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We Still Here (day 15 of 28)

The queen of neo soul, Erykah Badu, was born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971. She was raised by a single mother in #Dallas, #Texas. 1/

#BHM #HERstory #ShareBlackStories #threadstorytime
Badu started her training in the arts at age 4 and was a cast member at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in her youth. By 14, she was freestyling for a local radio station. 2/
Believing her original name was a “slave name”, Badu decided to spell it as “Erykah” early in life, incorporating the term “kah” which means “inner self”. Her adopted surname, “Badu”, refers to the 10th born child in the native language of Akan people from Ghana. 3/
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#BREAKING:Turns out a #Dallas area high school gave an assignment asking its students to pick someone to defend from a list of "modern heroes". Among those on the "heroes list" was the #kenoshashooter. WTH?

#TheResistance #FridayThoughts #FBRParty

yahoo.com/news/students-…
Remember a few weeks ago a #Houston area school gave an assignment suggesting that #covid19 was a SCAM. Folks, Texas GOP propaganda has hit our schools. SAD

#TheResistance #FridayThoughts #FBRParty
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How does a city's trauma system come together to both prepare for the expected surge of the #COVIDー19 #pandemic & manage the ongoing #epidemic of #gunviolence & other trauma?

Through a great collaborative effort, we published the #Philadelphia experience in @JTraumAcuteSurg
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The full paper is published ahead of print here: journals.lww.com/jtrauma/Citati…

It represents the importance of #teamwork in ensuring a robust, rapid, coordinated effort to manage an evolving threat
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Our publication timing coincides with a brutal #July4th weekend where #Philadelphia saw over 30 people shot including several children

But how did the #pandemic and #socialdistancing mandate affect trauma volume in our centers?
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1/25
What has Protesting Accomplished?
--- by Christopher Reilley

👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained #protests:
#Minneapolis bans use of #chokeholds.

👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged.
2/25

👉🏾#Dallas adopts a "#DutyToIntervene" rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force.

👉🏾#NewJersey’s attorney general said the state will update its #UseOfForce guidelines for the first time in two decades.
3/25

👉🏾In #Maryland, a bipartisan work group of state lawmakers announced a #PoliceReform work group.

👉🏾#LosAngeles City Council introduces motion to reduce #LAPD’s $1.8 billion operating budget.
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