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#Black men seen as violent as commit most of murders in US!!

Mostly victims are Black too!!!

Are #GBNews #ControlledMedia too?!

Full of #Lefty "#Liberal" guests

Who AREN'T properly questioned

eg What happened to most Black men captured by THEIR BROS...
@GBNEWS 2. Questions should be asking on #CRT #BLM & #BlackHistoryMonth

What happened to most #Black men captured by THEIR BROS before #AtlanticSlaveTrade

How many sold BY AFRICANS to North America

How many to #Latino & #Hispanic South & Central AmericaS

How many East To Brown Bros
@GBNEWS 3. Questions #GBNews should be asking on #CRT #BLM & #BlackHistoryMonth

How many of Africans enslaved BY AFRICANS kept for domestic market

What proportion of AFRICAN countries were AFRICAN slave states

How many CENTURIES before Whitey returned HOME to Africa did slavery start
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"Black Lives Matter to the Buddhist Churches of America," a collected thread of posts originally presented for #BlackHistoryMonth 2021. When considering the widespread BCA support for Black Lives Matter, this background from the Civil Rights Era may be useful.
August 1963: Buddhist Churches of America Ministers Association unanimously vote to support the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They issue a statement: "We stand on the basic principle of the Sangha--brotherhood of all men--in urging Congress to pass the Civil Rights legislation."
September 1963: BCA Board of Directors passes resolution supporting the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They adopt the same statement as the Ministers Association, and use it to guide future discussion.
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Good morning, friends! Today is #VisibleWomen day. This will be a thread that goes over the history & basics then we'll get started. (Instructions also posted here:… )
What is the #VisibleWomen project? It's a effort to raise the profiles of women (and not-men) in the comic book industry **in order to get them work**. (More on that last part in a bit.)
For the next roughly 8 hours, we will signal boost portfolio & CV links from women in the comic book and publishing industries. We will then put those names and links on a spreadsheet that is made available FOR FREE to any hiring professionals in the industry. #VisibleWomen
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@EverythingDoubt @JustRelax314 @drivenprogres No

Clearly logic is not YOUR strong point

BLACKS were enslaving Bros LONG before Whitey returned to Africa

Actually women & children-not much market for males domestically or to East except as Eunuchs in Harems

So most butchered as little economic & too dangerous to let live
@EverythingDoubt @JustRelax314 @drivenprogres Blacks kept far more slaves than sold East

Blacks sold far more E than West to Hispanics & Latinos in South Americas

And vastly more to S Americas than to North America

And N America treated Black slaves FAR better than S Americas Asia/Middle East or Africa itself
@EverythingDoubt @JustRelax314 @drivenprogres HARDLY ANY relatively speaking sold to North America

Originally had to be free after 7 years like indentured "servants" (often in practice slaves)

But it was BLACK slave owners & traders who got 7 year limit dropped & slavery made lifelong in US!

And Blacks were capturing &...
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The Lily-White Libertarians vs. African Americans

“The Civil Rights Acts proposed to do something that libertarian ideology insisted was impossible –expand personal freedom by expanding central government power.”…
"The black experience is a living reminder that government is not alone as a potential threat to personal liberty. It is possible, as in the Jim Crow South, to build a government so weak that no one’s personal liberties can be protected."

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The Archetype of #Oshun and the Divine Feminine

Luisah Teish on the archetype of Oshun. This is an outtake from an interview with Luisah Teish for the film "Changing of the Gods."


Before the slave trade, Before Islam or Christianity -- we worshipped Black Gods. And, there are a lot of them.

These African Deities Are The Best Gods You've Never Heard Of

Move over Zeus, there's an old pantheon in town.… Image
Ibeji — Spirit Of The Twins 👯

Ibeji (known as Ibejí, Ibeyí, or #Jimaguas in Latin America) is the name of an Orisha representing a pair of twins in the Yoruba religion of the Yoruba people ( present-day Nigeria).


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Black Conservatism is NOT Lily-White Conservatism

"Authentic black conservatism has always had the fundamental and explicit goal of opposing white supremacy."

— Kareim Oliphant

If Burkean conservatism is a response to the French Revolution, then African conservatism is also a response. It emerges out of, and in response to the shock of both Colonialism and The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade — the largest forced migration in history.…
The LARGEST, long-distance, coerced migration in human history — The Atlantic slave trade is the backdrop, for the dissimilar attitudes, values, unique differences, between, Anglo conservatism, and what is referred to as African or "black conservatism".

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For you two @SonnieJohnson @JaVonniBrustow ...

A History of the Lily-White Movement - Richmond, Virginia

"In 1920, state Republican leaders decided that in order to win, they needed to establish a “lily white” image. At their state conventions in 1920 and 1921, ... Image
@SonnieJohnson @JaVonniBrustow ..., the Lily White Republicans barred black voters from attendance. Black delegates were not seated in 1921.

Racial justice did not make it onto the platform. Image
"In response, 600 Black delegates met in Richmond on September 5, 1921, and nominated their own Republican candidates for state office—all Black." Image
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Rare video 📹: Black Wall Street. #BlackWallStreet #BlackHistoryMonth
#BlackWallStreet is a very serious reminder of the dissimilar history African American businesses had to endure, endured, things, that most of "The Newly Arrived" would've never survived. And, despite our history: Today, they ask "Why can't you just be like the good Asians".
You could have built to the moon 🌚 and watch it all disappear, all in one night, all in one night! The legal beneficiaries of our pain, being falsely compared to us. Centuries of working for free; due to slavery,

And, now, this. After all that — and we were supposedly "free".
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Today is Joe Biden's 100th day as President with a majority in both the House and Senate.

Here is the most comprehensive thread on how, like Trump, he has failed us thus far. ⤵️ 1/
Despite being dragged into office on the back of last summer's protests led by black activists, Biden has largely ignored #BlackLivesMatter and their policy demands since their inauguration. 2/
Biden, who oversaw the militarization of our police as VP, promised very minor reform by executive order in week one. It never came.

Instead, he's now transferring even more weapons to cops at a faster rate than Trump had been. 3/
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Had a fun time talking about #leadership in #STEM (at any stage of career), #BlackExcellence #WomenInSTEM #DEI #DiversityandInclusion to a range of students and faculty at @tennesseetech. Thanks for the invitation @JosephCSlater. Look forward to building further on this.
Talked about ways to take on community level leadership roles to develop skills in acquiring funding, managing a budget, team building, managing people, executing.

Know what you are good at and balance the rest with your team. Don’t try to be it all.
Particularly on #Twitter, being overt about terms like #bias or #BLM or #racism can result in blowback. That does not mean what you said was wrong rather others may have insecurity or have work to do. Manage your energy as an advocate. Avoid burnout.

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1/ Time for a rant.

People denying your lived experience is infuriating.

Many promises were made after George Floyd but now I see it was a social media trend. People are bored now.

Now we have been told to shut up, sit down & carry on as normal.

Institutional racism is real.
2/ Also I’m getting tired of educating people who don’t want to do the work.

After George Floyd, many PoC laid bare the struggles that we faced in our daily lives & gave intimate details of what it’s like to constantly be treated different just because of your skin colour
3/ We posted resources, gave lectures, made documentaries & had webinars to discuss this.

Because of BLM & George Floyd, #BlackHistoryMonth was expanded for 4 months!

I had hope then.

But this report has confirmed my worst suspicions. It basically said we are making it up. OK.
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How Discrimination in Judaism led to the growth of Christianity

A story about an African Queen, and her treasurer, a black (Jewish) Cushite ✡ eunuch (a sexual minority) convert to a new Jewish sect called, The Way — today, it's called Christianity.

The Black Queen in The New Testament

“Toward the end of Acts, Philip converts an #Ethiopian eunuch to Christianity. He's described as “a court official of “Candace” queen of the Ethiopians” and as being “in charge of all her treasure”.
“Interestingly, the eunuch is also said to have traveled to Jerusalem in order to worship there. While there are plenty of questions raised by the eunuch’s presence in the text, I felt more intrigued by those concerning the queen he served.”

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The next #VisibleWomen is Monday, March 29. This is gonna be a thread about that.
I should probably start at the start -- the first #VisibleWomen day was in 2016. It started out of frustration at the perception that it was hard to find women who were qualified or wanted to draw mainstream comics. The first VW was for artists only. It went well.
So we did it again 6 months later. The goal was never just visibility; the goal was to get women work, to get them PAID. So we started producing a spreadsheet from the hashtag and offering it free of charge to any hiring professional in the publishing industry.
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People choose to overlook the learning happening in schools during this pandemic, but for many of us doing the teaching, we've been VERY BUSY finding new opportunities to make learning more inclusive and empowering for all of our students. 1/
When our entire school was fully remote, we realized that we could finally organize school-wide events. Pre-pandemic, we had +1600, making events such as our Juneteenth, BLM at School, & Lunar New Year events near impossible. Now? We have zoom + almost all Ss w/devices! 2/
The @BrooklynMs88 equity team will be hosting its 4th school-wide event 2mrw: A combined #BlackHistoryMonth + #WomensHistoryMonth celebration!

A zoom celebration means that all students & their FAMILIES are welcome! Yay! This has been the BEST part.

*flyer by @maimizunooo* 3/ Image
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35.01/ Week thirty-five, March 13-19 2021, begins here. Last week's thread is below.
35.02/ An accurate thread of Ashkenazi culture on #Passover. [Hint: we rabbis haven't forbade potatoes yet. But don't provoke us]
35.03/ Thread about #PiDay, Albert Einstein and the movie IQ. Because, of course
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Okay, I'm about to start listening.
Thanks @AmyBaugher for bringing this podcast to my attention, and thanks @statsepi for preparing me for the offenses I'm about to hear.

And to think, this was released during #BlackHistoryMonth

🧵 live tweeting this podcast
Title: #StructuralRacism for Doctors- What is it?
1st the title is distressing. Why are we still asking what is it? Why aren't we focused on addressing it? Still defining something that is clear, noted in research, & pervasive is problematic & stalls progress.
Pressing play now
"We discussed structural racism. Going into this interview I didn't understand the concept." I'm confused, who are you? There's no introduction of the narrator. What field is he from? What work does he do? Does he interact with patients & not understand this life & death concept?
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#tdih 1955 "I could not move, because history had me glued to the seat. . . Sojourner Truth’s hands were pushing me down on one shoulder & Harriet Tubman’s hands were pushing me down on another, & I could not move. — Claudette Colvin, #BlackHistoryMonth…
At 15, Claudette Colvin had been politicized by false arrest & torture of her classmate, poet Jeremiah Reeves . . . she refused to move on bus. "'We’d been studying Constitution [in school #BHM] . . . I knew I had rights.'” -- Read:… via @JeanneTheoharis Jeremiah Reeves
Colvin’s case went to trial in May. The judge strategically dropped two charges (for disturbing peace and breaking the segregation law), found her guilty of assaulting officers. Therefore, appealing her case could not directly challenge the segregation law. -- @JeanneTheoharis
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#NP - "TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT" - Isley Brothers

Nat King Cole and Sidney Poitier.

“In 1964, Sir Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field.”


- Born: Feb, 20, 1927
- He is 94 years old.

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The DR is building a border wall between itself and Haiti. Securitized borders there are an import from the US Border Patrol, part of an initiative to "fight terror." In truth, it is another effort to externalize migration, to force refugees to stay in their countries of abuse 1/
Context: Haiti is in the midst of a political uprising and pandemic. Despite both of these facts, the US has continued to deport and illegally expel (with no screening for fear of return) Haitian nationals, including children. It continued to do so during #BlackHistoryMonth. 2/
Some of the conditions that exist in Haiti today are related to the US' support for father and son dictators in Haiti. Also, DR dictator Rafael Trujillo, who first trained with the US military, ordered the Parsley Massacre where tens of thousands of Haitians were slaughtered. 3/
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In the late 1600s or early 1700s, a man was enslaved and brought to Boston. He was renamed Onesimus, meaning "useful, helpful, or profitable." We do not know his real name.
He would become one of the most important figures in American public health. #BlackHistoryMonth
In 1716, he taught Americans something he had learned in Africa: that a small, controlled infection of smallpox could protect from future serious disease. This "inoculation" was the precursor of vaccines.
It was practiced in China, the Middle East, and Africa, but not Europe.
Before its eradication in 1980 (a scientific and medical miracle), Smallpox was a blight on humanity, killing 500 million people in the last 100 years of its existence alone, and scarring and blinding survivors.
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On this final day of #BlackHistoryMonth  2021, you’re invited to listen to Paul Robeson’s powerful 1956 HUAC testimony re-enacted by Avery Brooks.

If anyone was ever “canceled” it was Paul Robeson. Powerful.

2/6 - Paul Robeson’s HUAC testimony as re-enacted by Avery Brooks 🔥
3/6 - Paul Robeson’s HUAC testimony as re-enacted by Avery Brooks 🔥
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While this is the last post of our #BlackHistoryMonth series, our work to amplify Black voices and stories in STEM doesn’t end in February, and will continue all year, every year. Today we highlight Roger Arliner Young.
She was the first Black woman in the US to earn a Ph.D. in Zoology, the first known Black woman to do research at the Marine Biological Laboratory and called a “real genius in zoology” by her mentor at the time and a fellow Black STEM pioneer, Ernest Everett Just.
She focused on paramecium anatomy and the impact of UV radiation on sea urchin eggs, was the first Black woman published in “Science” which led to prestigious recognition, and stepped in as head of the Howard zoology department while Dr. Just was away in Europe.
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1/ On this final day of #BlackHistoryMonth & on this #CiteBlackWomenSunday, I am overflowing with gratitude as I share my first @NEJM publication.

🧵to reflect and give thanks

Without Sanctuary | NEJM…
2/ I am indebted to so many for this piece--but most especially, my patients. They are so much more than my muses. They are the ones that force me to confront myself & strive for something better; my greatest teachers; & are my true north when the why gets hard to see or remember
3/ This piece started as a tweet--a reflection from our first @CPSolvers AntiRacism in medicine podcast. So very grateful to @RheaBoydMD & @RRHDr for their wisdom & generosity of spirit which served as the prompt for my reflection & the words that followed
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