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A Detroit girl through and through. @Cande313’s pronouns are “she, her and Detroiter.” Speaking about the damage done to communities when we parachute in and get the story wrong- repping @media_outlier at #sfj19
When there is a front page story about a new hotel but not on the incredibly high rates of black babies dying in Detroit, @MGuzman_Detroit says, “That’s people not doing their job.”
Consensus on the panel: “in Detroit, ‘come back’ is a dirty word.” @Cande313 says if you’re going to report on #Detroit you should take a history lesson first.
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We get asked A LOT about the #Recount in #Michigan. What happened? Why were the DNC's lawyers MIA? Why did Clinton give up without a fight.

This report from 2016, written by a volunteer observer with #RecountMichigan, is well worth a read: medium.com/@nick_sharp/wh…
This account tallies with what we heard from witnesses we interviewed for a report we did for @DemocracyNow: democracynow.org/2016/12/13/gre… #Michigan #Detroit #Flint #Election2016 #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #VotingRights #CivilRights #Recount #Recount2016
@democracynow The DNC and Clinton’s lawyers were literally missing in action. They did not protect the Black voters’ ballots of #Michigan. Trump’s lawyers prevented the counting of the 75,355 uncounted ballots that would have unquestionably led to loss of a state he "won" by 10,700 votes.
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#ADOS
@breakingbrown discussed #Baltimore as recently as last week when there was a weekend of unexplained violence. What’s happening in #Baltimore is not new to #ADOS.
In America, #ADOS are perpetual outsiders; that stops now. We’re not outsiders. Enslavement created the foundations for the economies of the western world by making cotton “King”. #Reparations is the least America can do for our ancestors’ contribution.
Let’s talk about #ADOS cities like #Atlanta where the data paints a picture of a group that has been continually barred from all means of economic advancement, agency, and autonomy. @Bloomberg
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In the early morning of July 23rd, police raided an unlicensed bar known as The Blind Pig. This raid would be the spark that caused one of the bloodiest riots in American history, the #Detroit Race Riot of 1967. #OnThisDay
Detroit experienced over three days of unrest that resulted in 43 deaths, 1000 people injured, 7200 people arrested, and hundreds of families displaced from their homes. While the raid ignited the riot, the underlying causes went much deeper.
The summer of 1967 was known as the “Long Hot Summer.” All across America, race riots were erupting in urban cities. In Detroit, the riot was the culmination of Black residents anger over police brutality, disenfranchisement and lack of housing and economic opportunities.
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#ThisIsAmerica: We talk with someone who was on the ground during the #MemphisUprising about context of the revolt + its importance, antifascists about #Detroit #Pride2019 and how police protected violent neo-Nazis + discuss explosive #HongKongProtests. itsgoingdown.org/this-is-americ…
Music in this episode from @tony_the_scribe and new album from @mcsole.
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So exciting!!!! Four years ago #AugustMoon commenced their #WiseOrNaked World Tour!
Gig 1 • 12 February 2015 • #Bogota #Colombia 😄 Follow the journey ▶️ pinterest.co.uk/tioyclub/augus…
#TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 🖤 #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
#AugustMoon #WiseOrNaked World Tour • Gig 2 • 13 February 2015 • #Bogota #Colombia 😄 Follow the journey ▶️ pinterest.co.uk/tioyclub/augus… #TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 🖤 #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
#AugustMoon #WiseOrNaked World Tour • Gig 3 • 15 February 2015 • #Lima #Peru 🖤 “I’ll call you when we get to Lima.” - @HayesCampbell_ #TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 😃 Follow the journey on our Pinterest... pinterest.co.uk/tioyclub/augus… #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
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Rep. @RashidaTlaib Guest Praised Murderer of Jewish 4-Year-Old Girl

The media won't talk about the fact that their anti-Trump Muslim hero is the political ally of the supporters of murdering little Jewish girls.

frontpagemag.com/point/272568/r…
The media isn't outraged over this. It's refusing to report it. Meanwhile it's outraged that someone suggested that Rep. Tlaib might be a terrorist because of her association with terrorist supporters.

Like this:
“Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) met over the weekend with Abbas Hamideh, a Palestinian activist who has said that Israel “does not have a right to exist” and is a “terrorist entity.”
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2/ adding @FederalistNo78 Thread to this and the rest of the pics from That Face Book Post
3/ lots of Connections to #Huma and #HRC “FBI Raids Possible Abedin-linked home in Dearborn, MI” conservativedailynews.com/2017/06/fbi-ra…
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My 1st-ever thread, in honor of #ArethaHomecoming

In 2011 I got to perform, along with @aishatyler & @StephMillerShow on the @sexyliberaltour, at one of the most beautiful theaters in America, the Detroit Opera House. We found out Aretha wanted to come & bring 11 friends.
2. We had only planned on selling the orchestra section so we offered the queen & her court the entire mezzanine. We also offered her comps but she insisted on paying for the tickets for her entire party.
3. The orchestra section was packed & it was a spectacular crowd. Nobody knew who was sitting above them as the show began. Backstage we had agreed to hold the curtain until her entire group was seated.
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If you ask me, the entire @GOP needs to #TakeAKnee.
And when they do, they can suck my .... 😉
My #Detroit is showing today. It’s not my fault.
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#Resistance Music for a Friday:

You Don't Know Me, a song by T.I., DJ Drama on Spotify open.spotify.com/track/7r8zByNG…
#Resistance Music for a Friday:

My Chick Bad, a song by Ludacris, Nicki Minaj on Spotify open.spotify.com/track/3bMNprrp…
#Resistance Music for a Friday

Out Of My Mind (feat. Nicki Minaj), a song by B.o.B on Spotify open.spotify.com/track/2TJ5ei0G…
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Here's the skinny: #Trump lost not just the popular vote, but also the vote in key swing states — that is, if you counted all the ballots cast and allowed the blocked and purged voters to vote. truth-out.org/opinion/item/4… #Resist #VoterSuppression via @truthout
Take Michigan. Trump officially won the state by 10,700 votes. But 75,355 ballots were never counted. Michiganders vote on these ridiculous paper ballots that old machines have a hard time reading. And critically, 87 machines simply broke down and didn't count the votes at all.
And where were these uncounted ballots and broken machines? I found them in #Detroit and #Flint, #Michigan — two majority-Black cities. Do you think those 75,355 ballots in Detroit and Flint were Trump ballots? gregpalast.com/palast-report-…
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(1) #AboutStrzok This is #PeterStrzok . He is in his 40s. He works for the #FBI . He was the only person to interview @HillaryClinton , with no recording, on her #HRCEmail investigation .
(2) #AboutStrzok How many #STRZOK family members are there? There are only 100 total Americans out of 300 million with this name . You can Google this. #PeterStrzok must be unique in such a small family, right?
(3) #AboutStrzok The father of #PeterStrzok (ii) is Peter Strzok Sr, and he was in the Army core of engineers. Oh, he was actually a career expert in sanctions and nuclear activity in #Iran . fayobserver.com/d8027ffd-e2a6-…
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Some thoughts on the debate between Coates and Cornel West, as someone who had the privilege to study with the latter.
I think a lot of folks misunderstand Dr. West’s position because they don’t put themselves in his way of seeing the world. Because for years Dr. West has been very consistent with his critiques of #Obama, #neoliberalism, and #internationalism
West sees the world through an #internationalist matrix of power. That means that, for him, understanding #WhiteSupremacy, for example, isn’t just about understanding individual #racist encounters in the US but understanding *policies* that disenfranchise non-white folk.
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THREAD: On Friday, to mark the start of #IBDAwarenessWeek, the wonderful @bottomline_ibd published a series of videos highlighting advice to those newly diagnosed with #IBD (#Crohns, #UC or #INDColitis). Thought I'd try and collate them here and then unroll...
1. First up @BigWoofa from Peterborough. #IBD #IBDAwarenessWeek #IBDVoices
2. Next on to Brighton's @quitegutsy #IBD #IBDAwarenessWeek #IBDVoices
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