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Brian Kjellberg, a 50y/o white man, fatally stabbed AJ Stewart, a 27y/o Black man, with a homemade shank over a parking dispute in late 2021.

Cmty & Stewart's family say it was a racially-motivated attack & compared it to #AhmedArbury & #TrayvonMartin. They want tougher charges.
Family Calls for Hate Crimes Charge in Killing of AJ Stewart unicornriot.ninja/2022/family-ca…
Kjellberg's been charged w/ second degree murder w/out intent & was bailed out of jail on a $500,000 bond on Dec 7.

His next court appearance is an Omnibus Hearing tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. He's defended by Earl Gray & is expected to plead not guilty.
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The percentage of multiracial churches has increased over the last 20 years from 6 percent to 19 percent. That could be a sign of greater interracial understanding among Christians. BUT…
…that growth is because Black people and people of color are going to predominantly white churches. White people aren’t going to churches where PoC are the majority. The shift has been almost entirely one-way.
This one-way reshuffling may preserve majority Black and PoC churches as spaces of affirmation for those groups, but it may also speak to the (un)willingness of white Christians to follow Black and other PoC leadership.
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Pediatrician here. The acquittal of #KyleRittenhouse exemplifies all the ways America is messing up teen boys & perpetuating gun culture, while meanwhile terrorizing youth of color. 🧵1/
I’m a doc for plenty of 17-year-olds and, like everyone else, can’t help but notice that Rittenhouse got a pass for murder while #TamirRice & #TrayvonMartin & countless other teen boys of color (often much younger) are killed (often by police) in the absence of a crime. 2/
Every last one of these kids is a son, brother, grandkid, who is violently robbed of a future and whose families will struggle with grief and trauma for the rest of their lives. 3/
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Who is "America's Sheriff"?

Wayne Ivey. Thats him in the photo hosting his weekly 'Wheel of Fugitives' show.

#January6thInsurrection
#CivilRights
#HoldThemAccountable

@TheJusticeDept @FBI @January6thCmte Image
2/ Wayne Ivey is most well known for his unabashed and unhinged support of Trump, and his 'Wheel of Fugitive' show which featured non-fugitives.

floridatoday.com/story/news/202…
3/ Wayne Ivey has also made headlines for hiding his budget, protecting cops who kill, vilifying political opponents, advancing racist causes, facilitating political corruption, and last but not least, telling everyone to "arm themselves".

foxnews.com/us/this-is-war…
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I need to drive my son to daycare tomorrow. To ensure we arrive alive, we won't take public transit (#OscarGrant). I removed all air fresheners from the vehicle and double-checked my registration status (#DaunteWright), and ensured my license plates were visible (#CaronNazario).
I will be careful to follow all traffic rules (#PhilandoCastille), signal every turn (#SandraBland), keep the radio volume low (#JordanDavis), and won't stop at a fast food chain for a meal (#RayshardBrooks).
I'm too afraid to pray (#RevClementaCPickney) so I just hope the car won't break down (#CoreyJones).
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Dear @VegNews: I am shocked that you carried the statement by the authors of #ThugKitchen announcing their name change in your 2020 holiday issue without providing any context about their racist practices and cultural appropriation over the past 8 years. 1/x
#TheBeardedVegans offered a definitive two-part series on Thug Kitchen exposing this. They explain, "Matt and Michelle, the couple behind #ThugKitchen made a habit of slyly dodging their critics & employing a litany of gaslighting techniques to explain away their behavior." 2/x
You can find the first part of #TheBeardedVegans podcast here: thecommentist.com/bearded-vegans… 3/x
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I did more time in jail for two hits of acid in the 90’s than any officer ever arrested for killing Black people in this country.

They gun us down then go to a @davematthewsbnd show the next day and do the same “crime” I am a dangerous “felon” for.

#BlackLivesMatter
In practice what does this mean: because of homelessness I sold pot to survive from the mid 90’s until a little before 9-11. I was queer underage for most of it and had no family who could help.

I have more felonies than killers of #BreonnaTaylor combined.
Or #freddiegray or #TrayvonMartin or #SandraBland or #EmmettTill or any of these cases. Add them up I bet this country has pinned more felonies on me for selling an 8th of pot to little white kids.
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📢HAPPENING NOW📢

Cassander L. Smith is with us on Zoom, speaking on "Black Women and the Stakes of Respectability in the Early Americas"! We are live-tweeting the event RIGHT HERE!

#respectabilitypolitics #racialdiscourse #cswsevents #live
@GC_CUNY @HumanitiesGC @UofAlabama Image
Dr. Smith has based this talk around her upcoming book with @lsupress, titled "Race and a Politics of Respectability in Early Black Atlantic Literature".
On the impact of her 1st experience with #respectabilitypolitics: "It is part of my hard-wiring. That same kind of hard-wiring that makes black folks avoid driving through upscale neighborhoods with the music turned up loud...Or sit mute and passive when pulled over by the cops."
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#大坂なおみ選手 試合終了後、ESPNに #TrayvonMartin の母親と #AhmaudArbery の父親からのビデオメッセージをその場で届けた時のなおみさん「私だったら彼らのように強くあれないと思う。彼らの痛みを癒やすことはできないけれど、私はメッセージを伝える器となって、できることをし続けていきたい」
日本のメディアもまず、こういうメッセージが伝えられたことを報じてほしい。あなた方がやらないなら、私がやり続ける。
大坂選手のコメント(全文):

“彼らは本当に強いと思う。私だったら彼らのように(強くは)していられない。でも私はいま、意識を高める器となっているのだと思うから、それで彼らの痛みが和らぐわけではないけれど、彼らに必要なことをできるかぎりしていければと思う。”
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It is being reported that the shooter is a 17 year old who drove to #Kenosha from Antioch, Illinois with an AR-15 looking for trouble. He murdered 2 people and wounded a man who will lose his arm as a result.

Where is @realDonaldTrump complaining about outside agitators?
The vitriolic, divisive, and violently racist fear mongering rhetoric at the #RNCConvention was a call to arms that inspired this act of mass MURDER.

Blood is on the hands of 46-1, his family, and the #GOP.

#GOPConvention2020
#RNC2020
This week in Policing (Kenosha, WI) @KenoshaPolice

#KyleRittenhouse, ARMED white boy who MURDERED 2 people—ARRESTED.

#JacobBlake, UNARMED Black man who broke up a fight— SHOT IN THE BACK 7 TIMES.

This is policing in America in Black-and-white.
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Getting into a car is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#JacobBlake
Passing a counterfeit bill is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#GeorgeFloyd
Sleeping in your home is not a capital crime.

The police cannot continue to act as judge, jury, and executioner.

#BlackLivesMatter

#BreonnaTaylor
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1. En todo el mundo conoce cómo fueron los últimos minutos de vida de #GeorgeFloyd bajo la rodilla de un agente.
Pero en las protestas de EEUU también suena el nombre de #BreonnaTaylor, joven que fue disparada 8 veces por la Policía.
Su historia aquí 👇🧵
link.medium.com/xcsOzg9Ke7
2. El 13 de marzo a la una de la madrugada 3 agentes derribaron la puerta de Taylor con una orden de allanamiento en mano para buscar estupefacientes, los cuales nunca encontraron. Image
3. No se sabe con exactitud cómo fue la entrada de la Policía en el domicilio, pues ninguno de los agentes se puso una cámara de vídeo en su uniforme.
En tanto hay dos versiones de lo que pasó, la de la Policía y la de la familia de la víctima.
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1/In sanctuary for #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral due to start in about an hour. Family and friends are wearing black and white, filing past the open, gold-plated casket. Everyone wearing masks. @AP and @HoustonChron posting photo.
2/Family and guests taking seats #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral. @JJWatt and @channingtatum spotted. @tylerperry Jamie Fox and @FloydMayweather expected.
3/ The latest from #GeorgeFloyd family and funeral in #Houston latimes.com/world-nation/s…
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I'm tellin' you man, black folks, black Muslims, Arabs, Desis, Mexicans, etc., are out in the streets dancing to a tune so loud, they don't even know what key it's in. Because of this, many are unwilling and unable to acknowledge the main reason why
the death of #GeorgeFloyd has gone global, has gone viral, is because Chuck authorized it to go viral. The liberal wing of Chuck has authorized outrage over the death of a black man even though we've been dying at the hands of white cops and black hoodlums for decades!
The question I have is why did not white liberals authorize riots and protests when they killed #CliffordGlover, #ClaudeReese, #RandyEvans, #YvonneSmallwood, #AmadouDiallo, #SeanBell, #OscarGrant, #TrayvonMartin, #JordanDavis, #JonathanFerrell, #AiyanaJones,
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THREAD on #BLM

Tho I'm Latina, I know 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 my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)
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 like a child (#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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1. ¿Quién me acompaña al memorial que se celebrará por la muerte de #GeorgeFloyd en Brooklyn?
Empezó hace unos minutos y yo voy en camino.
Empieza el hilo. "Follow me!", como dicen los guías turísticos ☂️.
#BlackLivesMatter
#BlackLivesMatternyc
🚴😷✌️✊🗽🇺🇲 Image
2. He llegado a la zona de la marcha....pero ahora dónde dejo yo la @CitiBikeNYC 🤔 Todo el mundo ha tenido la misma idea y están todos los puestos completos. Image
3. ¡Eureka! Esta chica va a pillar una de las bicis y me deja el hueco.
Al final (con tanto dar vueltas buscando parking) he tardado y pagado el doble que si hubiese ido en metro. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Por cierto, me pasado por la marcha y está a mil. Voy para allá y os cuento. Image
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1. ¿Quién se viene conmigo a ver cómo se desarrollan las protestas contra la brutalidad policial y el racismo de hoy en Nueva York?
Empiezo el hilo. 🧵✊✌️🗽🇺🇲
#BlackLivesMatter
#GeorgeFloyd
#GeorgeFloydprotest Image
2.Creo que me estoy acercando. Ando por Williamsburg (Brooklyn). Sí, ese es barrio de la serie de Netflix Unorthodox
3. En la bicicleta buscando la marcha. No soy la única, pero bailando uno se lo pasa mejor 💃✊🗽
#BlackLivesMatter
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We need systemic change. In my experience, changing the way we frame an issue can lead to changing how we deal with it. So one phrase I hope we can throw into the dustbin is "(just) because of the color of his skin." Especially if you are a white person, replace it.
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To say a human being is assaulted and devalued "just because of the color of his skin" is to exonerate the perpetrator and erase the cause: white supremacy. #GeorgeFloyd was murdered just because white supremacy is still a powerful force in our society.
3/
Skin is not magical. It is not the mark of Cain. People are murdered, abused, devalued, marginalized because of a system that invented distinctions based on skin. But it is people practicing and perpetuating white supremacy- not blackness itself- that leads to murder.
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You want to know why Black people are angry...
We can’t be handcuffed and put in the police car unless we are dead (#GeorgeFloyd)
We can’t go bird watching in Central Park (#ChristianCooper)
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis)
We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling).
We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)
We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).
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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without pausing, & without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean & #AtatianaJefferson)

#BlackLivesMatter
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)

#BlackLivesMatter
I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)

#BlackLivesMatter
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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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