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Proof Jada Pinkett-Smith had an affair with August Alsina. A thread: Image
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Portland police just released tear gas or smoke into a crowd and an occupied trimet bus.
Hearing it's smoke and pepperspray. Both have no place on our streets or busses. It seems like the union hall is a sensitive spot for the police. That escalated extremely fast.
This is the thread for tonight now. Our folks on the ground didn't sign up to send us messages though so this isn't going to be a complete account.
Police are escalating on Lombard. The crowd is strong! People in apartment buildings nearby are cheering the protest.
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#BlackLivesMatter
#SayTheirNames
How long did it take???

Say their names and know we have come a long way but have so much further to go.

@arghavan_salles @FutureDocs @Oga_DoctorBlue @Okanlami @deled_dele

#ShareTheMicNowMed @TypicallySilent

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#Blackthinkers Who have BEEN DOING THIS and are unapologetically brilliant!

Follow, please 👀😉
@CornelWest @DrIbram
Up and Comers @TheNewThinkerr @TheReFTW @YESHICAN

@TypicallySilent #ShareTheMicNowMed @DocWak @Abdi_Abdullahi_
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#Weremeber The faces that aren't mentioned #tyronewest
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As part of our #ScientistSolidarity drive, we've been posting threads on the intersections of science with anti-Blackness, abolition, racial justice, and solidarity over the past few weeks. Here's a handy compilation of all those threads… as another THREAD! 🎉😂
We hope this compilation can be a helpful primer for anyone hoping to learn about/ get involved in efforts to create a more just, equitable, and accountable science that works toward Black liberation & the dismantling of oppressive systems. #BlackLivesMatter #ScienceIsPolitical
To launch the drive, we stated our goals & named some who’ve lost their lives to police violence. We also named our commitment to fighting systemic anti-Blackness as it intersects with transphobia & gender-based violence. #SayTheirNames #RestInPower
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Last night, like many before that in #RichmondVA, the monument to a monster became a platform for black voices and faces. #BlackLivesMatter #SayTheirNames #JUNETEENTH2020

First was Martin Luther King Jr.

Thanks to Videometry Visuals for the projections.

(Sound On)
Many black voices speaking via the monument but the only other I caught on video was James Baldwin. His speech at Berkeley seemed to be right up against the pictures of #BreonnaTayor #GeorgeFloyd & the many others who have been killed by police. #SayTheirNames #BlackLivesMatter
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Western science has long benefited from & driven the oppression of Black people. Free Rads calls on scientists to support #BlackLivesMatter & the abolition of our anti-Black policing system, learn about grassroots orgs, and donate. We are matching donations up to $4150! (THREAD)
Make a donation to one of the funds in the graphic (also listed in next tweets) and share the receipt at bit.ly/scientistsolid…. Once you’ve donated, share with your fellow scientists and help us spread the word by tagging #ScientistSolidarity and #BlackLivesMatter.
Atlanta Solidarity Fund - actionnetwork.org/fundraising/co…
FANG Community Bail Fund - gofundme.com/f/fangbailfund
For the Gworls - linktr.ee/FORTHEGWORLSPA…

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In case you are wondering, we knew that #rubberbullets were lethal and dangerous forty years ago, because the "British" police were using them on us in Northern Ireland. They've never been deployed in Britain, btw.
theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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THREAD: POLICE BRUTALITY IN GERMANY ✊🏾

I have seen too many privileged & clueless german People asking why we're joining the global fight against oppression and racism, as if:
1-Empathy & humanity would'nt be reason enough to protest
2-Police brutality does not happen over here
I'd like to emphasize the fact that I am in no way Bashing the people that are unaware of these crimes, not at all, I want to spread knowledge as it is the only way to educate people.

PLEASE SPREAD, SHARE, RETWEET

#BlackLivesMatterGermany
#BlackLivesMatter
#SayTheirNames
Germany is no stranger to police brutality. The target is often refugees and asylum seekers - and I find it incredibly sad that many people don't know anything about them, they also have names, they also need to be remembered, they also need justice.
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Say every one of their names—Then #SayTheirNames again.

It matters.

Beloved children, spouses, mothers, fathers, friends, co-workers, neighbors.

Denial of racism IS racism
Silence IS compliance
#BlackLivesMatter
#GeorgeFloyd

#BlackOutTuesday, no commentary needed—A Thread
#GEORGEFLOYD, 46 —911 call from a grocery worker claiming an attempted forgery.

Responding LEO w/17 previous infractions held him down for 9 minutes by the neck as 2 LEOs assisted & 1 did nothing.

His life drained out of him as he said #ICantBreathe

4 Officers fired—1 charged.
#AHMAUDARBERY, 25—Jogging, hunted down & shot by 2 men while a 3rd videotaped the murder. They claimed they suspected him of a burglary. Homeowner of house being built states nothing was taken.

2 men charged with murder & aggravated assault. Videotaper claims bystander—Pending.
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding #ChristianCooper
I can go jogging #AmaudArbery
I can relax in the comfort of my own home #BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson

#BlackLivesMatter
I can ask for help after being in a car crash #JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride
I can have a cellphone #StephonClark
I can leave a party to get to safety #JordanEdwards
I can play loud music #JordanDavis
I can sell CDs #AltonSterling
I can sleep #AiyanaJones
I can walk from the corner store #MikeBrown
I can play cops and robbers #TamirRice
I can go to church #Charleston9
I can walk home with Skittles #TrayvonMartin
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party #SeanBell
I can party on New Years #OscarGrant
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Unarmed. Murdered. #SayTheirNames

TRAYVON MARTIN (Walking home with iced tea and Skittles. Shot by George Zinneman, who was found not guilty.)

KEITH SCOTT (Sitting in car, reading. Shot by police officer, who was not charged.)

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ATATIANA JEFFERSON (Looking out her window, shot by police officer, who is still under indictment for murder.)

JONATHAN FERRELL (Asking for help after auto accident. Shot twelve times by police, case ended in mistrial.)

#SayTheirNames

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JORDAN EDWARDS (Riding in a car. Shot in the back of the head by police officer, who was found guilty of murder.)

STEPHON CLARK (Holding a cell phone. Shot 8 times, 6 in the back. Officers not charged.)

#SayTheirNames

3/13
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To honor the lives of those who lost their lives because of an unjust system, I have compiled a thread of these beautiful souls whose lives were taken away too soon🖤 #SayTheirNames
This is Trayvon Martin. Trayvon was 17 years old when he was walking to a relatives house in a gated community with a bag of Skittles and an iced tea in his hand. According to George Zimmerman, he looked “suspicious” enough to shoot. Zimmerman was found not guilty
A neighbor called a non-emergency line because Atatiana Jefferson’s front door was open and they were worried. When police arrived on the scene, Atatiana looked out of her window to observe. Police shot her, believing her to be the “intruder”. The police is still being indicted.
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I think a lot of British ppl say ‘the UK isn’t as bad as the US’ because black history is not taught in schools. The British national curriculum is so white washed and pro British history, it fails to expose the UK’s shortcomings regarding racism
Michael Gove’s emphasis on the heroism of Britain literally glorifies colonialism and imperialism. The British Empire is nothing to be proud of if you’re black or brown. There needs to be a revision of the national curriculum to include a diverse range of history topics!!
Fortunately I had the opportunity to study black history (civil rights movement) in sixth form but I know it’s not widely accessible for all students. It really should be tho seeing as Britian contributed to and profited off the slave trade☕️
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26 ways you could be killed if you are Black in america
A THREAD
1) failing to signal a lane change - Sandra Bland
2) missing a front license plate - Samuel Dubose
3) driving with a broken brake light - Walter Scott
4) sitting in your car before your bachelor party - Sean Bell
5) selling cigarettes outside of a corner store - Eric Garner
6) selling cds outside of a supermarket - Alton Sterling
7) walking away from police - Mario Woods
8) walking towards police - Iaquan McDonald
9) making eye contact - Freddie Gray
10) laughing - Rekia Boyd
11) walking home with a friend - Gregg Gunn
12) wearing a hoodie - Trayvon Martin
13) a kid holding a toy gun in the park - Tamir Rice
14) chilling in your grandma's garden holding your iphone - Stephon Clark
15) holding your wallet - Amaduo Diallo
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Racism does not adhere to social distancing.

Amid the already growing fear and uncertainty around the pandemic, this week has again brought attention to something perhaps more pervasive: the long-standing racism and injustices faced by Black and Brown people on a daily basis. 🧵 Two Black (African-American...
The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and George Floyd, and the victimization of Christian Cooper has left many of us angry, and with a deep sense of grief, but it doesn’t compare to what Black and Brown people face every day. #SayTheirNames
Now is a time to take care–– and take action. At Twitter, our principles of allyship are simple: Learn, Ask, Show Up, and Speak Up. Now is a time for #Allyship.
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IT’S HEATIN UP 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
when I tweet somethin like this I don't mean IT jokingly or something about me personally. I mean the sim ITself is bubblin... IT gives you all the signs you need if you just pay attention to IT now. ❤️🌊🔥🔥🔥👀
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“The real hero of Jaws is the mayor.A gigantic fish is eating all your constituents & he decides to keep beaches open. OK,in that instance he was wrong. But in principle, we need more politicians like the Mayor.” said @BorisJohnson Thread on #COVID19
Mayor Vaughn was the man in 1975 classic Jaws, who put profit over safety to the last & insisted businesses operate as usual over July 4th holiday weekend on beaches under attack by a great white shark.
Our future PM argued when he was running for London mayor in 2006. “We need more politicians like the mayor –we are often the only obstacle against all the nonsense which is really a massive conspiracy against the taxpayer”
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SAY THE NAMES

These are the HUMAN BEINGS who have perished in Mississippi prisons over the last two months

In saying the names, they become REAL, they were REAL HUMAN BEINGS who died in our prisons on our watch

#Solidarity #Parchman #Mississippi
I want to hold up the work of these folks (and anyone else) working on the ground to help address the Prison Crisis in Mississippi

@PrisonReformMS
@UniteThePoor
@lumumbasvision
@RocNation
@REFORM
@MississippiRise

Much love to all of you!!!!!! #Solidarity from #Michigan
@PrisonReformMS @UniteThePoor @lumumbasvision @RocNation @REFORM @MississippiRise Where is your coverage of this ongoing human rights crisis?

@MSNBC
@FoxNews
@CNN
@ABC
@NBCNews
@CBSNews
@NewsHour

I am not talking about web content, I am talking about NETWORK coverage #Parchman #Mississippi
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Anne-Marie Edward

Loved skiing so much that she was buried in her École polytechnique ski team jacket. After her murder, her teammates wore patches with her initials on their uniforms.

#16days #16jours #MontrealMassacre #SayTheirNames #VAWG
#WomenInSTEM Anne-Marie Edward
Barbara Kluczik-Widajewicz

Had fled (communist) Poland with her husband 2 years earlier. They were together when she was murdered. Her husband later said they had come to Canada because they believed it was the safest place.

#16days #16jours #MontrealMassacre #WomenInSTEM Barbara Klucznik
Maryse Leclair

Her father, director of public relations for the Montreal police, found her body. She was wearing the sweater she had worn at her last family dinner.

#16days #16jours #MontrealMassacre #WomenInSTEM Maryse Leclair
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At the last LGBTQ+ forum, I read the names of 18 Black trans women who had been killed in 2019. Last night, we learned about another cruel loss, Itali Marlowe. out.com/transgender/20…
We need a president who will #SayTheirNames and fight to end this epidemic. We must ensure that trans women of color—and all LGBTQ+ people—aren't just safe from violence and discrimination, but also have every opportunity to thrive and succeed.
I will #SayTheirNames. I will fight to end this epidemic. I will celebrate and uplift the voices of the many transgender people who are persisting and succeeding in spite of injustice. And I'll fight to ensure that every LGBTQ+ person has the opportunity to thrive.
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Today we mourn, honor, celebrate, activate 🏳️‍🌈 #ForThe49 lost at #Pulse. We #SayTheirNames because they are our brothers and sisters, our friends and lovers, our family.

We love and cherish your memories, #LGBTQ #OrlandoStrong.
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34.

nytimes.com/interactive/pr…
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50.

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Someone rushed the stage at #BigIdeas and taken the mic from @KamalaHarris’ hand — he is quickly apprehended and ushered offstage before much of anything.
Harris reenters to chants of “Kamala! Kamala!"
@KamalaHarris Harris won’t make the Obama mistake — asked about Medicare for all, she says the fear is losing your doctor.
“You shouldn’t assume that that’s going to happen, because it’s *very likely* you will keep your doctor,” she says. “Ain’t nobody trying to fight for their insurance co."
@KamalaHarris .@KamalaHarris gets a big cheer when she refers to the president as “her”-
“The president of the US has ...the powers that come with this (microphone) and when this thing is then in her hands it must be used in a way that is about elevating the public discourse"
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1/ On 02.10.19, a 911-call was made, reporting a black man fell asleep in his car & blocked a Taco Bell's drive through. Six polices showed up, w/ guns in hands & minutes later, estimated over 25 rounds were shot & killed the black man. #LetUsLive #AB392
theguardian.com/us-news/2019/m…
2/ . The body-cam finally is released to reveal that the 6 officers was not trying figure out how wake this black man up, how to get his attention, but rather, get ready to “snatch his ass [out of the car]”, & “If he reaches for it, you know what to do”. Basically, shoot him!
3/ Full disclosure, a gun was sitting on this black’s man lap. But does that mean illegal? No. And if this man was asleep, worrying about him grabbing it before the six police officers who already have guns in their hands in ready position is reasonable? Probably not!
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