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I am stunned and saddened by the sudden death of #ElijahCummings. What a powerhou5se, what a leader. He never stopped fighting for the most vulnerable, the most marginalized, the most needy.
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In the 17yrs I wrote for the Baltimore Sun, #ElijahCummings was a headline-maker. I shall never forget him at #FreddieGray's funeral excoriating the press: "Did you see him?" Cummings thundered over and over, asking why no one noticed Gray in life, but flocked to his funeral.
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#ElijahCummings led everywhere. He fought every day of his life for someone. We were fortunate beyond measure that he chose to fight for us as a nation, particularly these last few years, demanding we be empathetic. #RestInPower. We will not forget: #TheGentlemanWillNotYield
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This is a thread, and Public Service Announcement- It might help you save a life (even your own).

Exactly a year ago, my cousins Rediet and Bereket were driving our uncle Seife to the airport. My uncle Seife spent his vacation in Ethiopia with his wife and kids. (1/12)
They were headed to the airport to return to Germany. His wife and kids were in another car.
At the airport, all arrived except for Seife, Rediet and Bereket. No one picked up the phone despite many calls. (2/12)
All suspicious of the worst-case scenario, they roamed through the streets of Addis Ababa in all different routes, trying to find them. As one family described it, they came across people gathered in the backdrop of loud sirens, bright blue/red lights, and ambulances. (3/12)
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#ArtKunkin founder of the #LAFreePress, was the most visionary, most influential journalist in the history of SoCal since Lincoln Steffens. gregpalast.com/greg-palast-to… #RestInPowers #Freep #Journalism #Media #LosAngeles #InMemoriam
In 1965, #ArtKunkin founded the #LAFreePress as an antidote to the Enslaved Press. In the midst of the #VietnamWar and the #CivilRights Movement, only #TheFreep gave us raw news and photos banished from the LA Times and TV network boob tube news. gregpalast.com/greg-palast-to…
Memorial for #ArtKunkin of #LAFreePress

Saturday, July 6 – 2pm (open to public)

Echo Park United Methodist Church,
1226 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles

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#RestInPower #Freep #Journalism #Media #LosAngeles #InMemoriam
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After 2 years of putting it off, I’m finally watching Jim: The James Foley Story.

Goddamn, this is bringing back so many memories, everything from Libya to Syria...Jim’s lighter. That goddamn lighter. The Africa Hotel in Benghazi.

This is... a lot.
This is so hard to watch and heart-wrenchingly beautiful.

I remember the stories about Jim praying five times a day in Libyan prison. Seeing — hearing him — retell the powerful need those actions filled...

Gutted. All over again.
“You survive something, and it has a strange sort of force that you’re drawn back to.” - Jim

Jesus, the trauma of return. Because you can never really go back.

I remember my first return to the US - I broke down in Target, enraged by all the different types of Tide detergent.
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Aretha was nothing short of amazing. I can't say anything anyone else isn't gonna say....and Quest is gonna eulogize her more perfectly than I could ever. So instead, here are 10 of the best musical performances of hers...in my opinion.

#RestInPower #ArethaFranklin
Even Burt Bachrach couldn't imagine this song sounding better than this. Girlfriend says to "answer my prayer", and you believe her.


#RestInPower #ArethaFranklin
Her voice was so perfect. Just....perfect.


#RestInPower #ArethaFranklin
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On the second anniversary of his death, our thoughts are with #PhilandoCastile's family and all those who’ve lost loved ones to police violence. Castile’s girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter were with him when he was killed. He was only 32. #BlackLivesMatter
The officer responsible for Mr. Castile’s death was acquitted of all charges last year, and removed from the police force. google.com/amp/s/www.pbs.…
At LDF, we will never forget #PhilandoCastile’s name, and we will never stop working to end racially-biased police practices. May he #RestInPower
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