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@Conserv53563914 @DeboraDannaBoyd @BillOReilly 1973: The US Department of Justice, under the Nixon administration, sued Trump, his father Trump Management Corporation for violating the Fair Housing Act. Federal officials found evidence that Trump had refused to rent to black tenants and lied to black applicants
@Conserv53563914 @DeboraDannaBoyd @BillOReilly Trump and his father signed an agreement in 1975 which included an injunction agreeing not to discriminate to renters of color.
@Conserv53563914 @DeboraDannaBoyd @BillOReilly Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle: "When Donald & Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor ... It was the eighties, I was a teenager, but I remember it: They put us all in the back.”

newyorker.com/magazine/2015/…
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On May 17, 1957 civil rights activists gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to demand federal action on implementing the 3 year old Brown v Bd of Education.
Southern states were resisting Brown by nearly every means, defying the Supreme Court & advancing white supremacy. At this rally 3 yrs after Brown, #MartinLutherKing gave his first speech before a national audience.
The speech he gave - “Give Us The Ballot” - positioned voting rights at the center of the struggle for civil rights. It remains one of King’s most important speeches. On this 65th anniversary of Brown, it resonates just as powerfully. Voting rights remains the linchpin.
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1/ Since it's Dr. Maya Angelou's birthday. I'm going to tell y'all a quick story of the time my mother sold a pair of earrings to Dr. Angelou.
2/ First let me say, Dr. Maya Angelou was devestated after #MartinLutherKing was assasinated. He was murdered on her birthday, and for years after, she refused to celebrate her birthday. oprah.com/own-master-cla…
3/ I wanted to honor Dr. Angelou today, because she quite literally brought joy to my mother on the last day of my mom's life, and that is why I would like to celebrate Dr. Angelou.
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There is a myth going about. It is spoken on our news. It is taught in our schools. Liberal free thinking allies and racists alike tout it. It is an image that is much more a mirage of a colorblind hero in the body of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gather round. #MLK2019 #MLK #MLK90
Let's jump right in with a quote from the "I Have A Dream" speech.

Dear White People,
Dr. King's mind was on a lot more than Black kids and White kids holding hands. Read this part: #MartinLutherKingJr on #PoliceBrutality. How #BlackLivesMatter of him...
Schools don't teach that #MartinLutherKing began the Poor People's Campaign, believed in Americans having a universal guaranteed income, and stood vehemently against the "evils" of capitalism and the Vietnam War. His dream went so exceedingly beyond "content of character".
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Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement #Jews and #Blacks marched arm & arm. Jews were earliest supporters of #UrbanLeague, #ILGWU organized too. #AmericanJewishCommittee, #AmericanJewishCongress & #ADL were central in the fight (1 #MLKDay
onjewishmatters.com/jewish-involve…
#Jews made substantial financial contributions to many civil rights organizations including: #NAACP, #UrbsnLeague, #CongressofRacialEquality, & #StudentNonViolentCoordinatingCommittee (2) #MLKDay #MLK #MLKJr
50% of #CivilRights attorneys were #Jews & 50% of whites who went to Mississippi in 1964 were Jews who went to challenge #JimCrowLaws. Clark's study relied upon by the USSCt in Brown v Bd of Education case was paid for by #AmericanJewishCommittee #MLKDay (3)
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1.) How The #FBI Invaded #MartinLutherKing Jr's Privacy & Tried To Blackmail Him Into Suicide

The political intelligence program known as #COINTELPRO was used by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover to target civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_46…
2.) This same type of program is still being used today & uses the same Communist Russia fearmongering tactics to justify spying on political opponents in the @BarackObama scandal against @realDonaldTrump called #SpyGate!
Take a peek in the FBI vault 👇🏼
vault.fbi.gov/cointel-pro
3.) The FBI literally tracked #MartinLutherKing 's every move he made!

This was one of the most disgusting things the FBI could have ever done!
cnn.com/2008/US/03/31/…
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#TuesdayThoughts: I wasn't able to be as productive as I wanted to be this year given an (often-ass-kicking) autoimmune disorder, but here's a thread of a few highlights.

As always, I remain so grateful to you all for your continued support.❤️
First, I am very proud of co-editing, with @m_hild, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power. We had perceptive, brilliant scholars contributing essays on a wide variety of topics. Look for the paperback release in 2019!

upf.com/book.asp?id=97…
Second, was absolutely honored to be asked to write a piece commemorating the life and legacy of #MartinLutherKing #MLK for the National Civil Rights Museum. I chose to write about #poverty and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign:

mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/50-voices-50-y…
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🤔 Who was Ann Dunham really? 🤔

Did you know she's tied to the #JFK assassination?

Here are some interesting facts about:

#ObamasMama
#ArthurYoung
#RuthForbesYoung
#LeeHarveyOswald

Looks like we have a mini circus here!

Let's take a quick look, and y'all can go from there:
Ann Dunham's uncle was Charles Paine. Related to Ruth Forbes Paine - a CIA operative potential #MotherOfDarkness

You can't write this sh*t.

Also known as Ruth Young since was married conveniently to several key players involved in clown ops that led to the cabal hit on JFK.
Let's take a look at who Arthur M. Young was:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_M.…

NOTE: "Their son Michael Paine married Ruth Hyde Paine, a friend of Lee Harvey Oswald's wife Marina, who was living with her at the time of the JFK assassination.[4]"

Getting the picture?
...
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#MartinLutherKing’s Cousin Blocked by #BrianKemp from Casting a Ballot in #Georgia — Despite Voting in every Election for 50 Years gregpalast.com/martin-luther-… #ElectionDay #Midterms2018 #VoterSuppression
92-year-old Christine Jordan, who was blocked from voting in #Georgia by #BrianKemp, hangs with her granddaughter Jessica. Miss Christine, #MartinLutherKing’s cousin, talked about the family reunions with the Kings at her house. gregpalast.com/martin-luther-…
#Georgia's GOP Secretary of State, #BrianKemp, took away her right to vote exactly 50 years to the day since she cast her first ballot in Atlanta. To get back her vote, she is ready to sue #Kemp in federal court, "If someone will help me walk to the courthouse." Any volunteers?
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1. I remember when you angry #Trumpkins stormed into #Republican Party; called #Conservatives “cucks”, “leftists”, “Killary voters”, “libtards”. You idolized #Trump in a cultic way. You fraternized with alt right #racists. You winked at #sexism. ->

#ConservativeWithoutAParty
2. You said #Conservative principles didn’t really matter, though you really couldn’t tell us what #Conservatism means. Of course, your leader didn’t know either; his attempts to articulate it were painful. You mocked our efforts to explain. ->

#ConservativeWithoutAParty
3. #Trump wild swings of rhetoric, positions, moods didn’t bother any of you. Whatever Trump said last was best & most true, no matter the word salad in which it was presented. His blatant self-contradictions were obvious to all but to you. ->

#ConservativeWithoutAParty
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Italiani, 50 anni fa moriva #MartinLutherKing in quello che dobbiamo accettare oggi, dopo così tanta manomissione storiografica, come un vero omicidio di Stato. L'esempio di come l' America tratta gli #afroamericani è tutt' oggi ancora racchiusa in quell' omicidio. #MLK50 #USA
Alle piantagioni si sono sostituite le incarcerazioni di massa degli #afroamericani, figli e nipoti di quegli stessi #schiavi. Al linciaggio e all' impiccagione si è sostituito il tiro a segno dei #poliziotti che sparano a teenagers disarmati.
Gli stessi poliziotti, quasi tutti #bianchi, che non pagano mai le conseguenze delle loro azioni, non un giorno di carcere. Nemmeno un processo. La loro scusa è quella di sempre: "pensavo fosse armato". Ma ai ragazzini bianchi non succede.
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