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President Trump is not perfect, but no one is. #Trump2020LandslideVictory
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Am not good at saving twitter threads but I agree - a few pieces have come from tweets & threads. My writing also benefits from yarns I have with #BlackfullaTwitter #BlackTwitter #NativeTwitter #MaoriTwitter which I don’t get on the daily in my school being 1/2 Blackfullas in it
When I first started out I used twitter for broadcasting mainly from conferences but thanks to #IHMayDay & @MelissaSweetDr I was forced to find my voice on here.
And that first time I got smashed by another Blackfulla for not being *grassroots* among other things lols - we all good now tho but i learnt about the good the bad and the ugly of twitter early on.
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@YNB This is why some of Sanders support can be fairly described as Trump-like. There is a belief, that he is the only person, not necessarily the best of many options, but the ONLY person who can save this country from ruin. That's not policy, that's personal.
@YNB His sycophants and surrogates only are mostly desperately punching up because 1. They crave mainstream validation and attention 2. They envy those who are considered more credible than them. Notice also the targets of their rage are often men and women of color
@YNB These aren't the actions of political supporters, these are the actions of a personality cult. And when you confront a reasonable Sanders supporter about how this behavior is counter productive they will shoulder shrug or say "You have to understand how frustrated people are"
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#Khive Its time to take to #socialmedia & use our Platforms. The #media is distracting us with the deliberate #erasure of @KamalaHarris & stopping us from promoting her policies. So I wanna start off with her #MedicareForAll plan #ForThePeople #KamalaHarris #JusticeIsOnTheBallot
@KamalaHarris wants to extend school 🏫 hours yo match working day hours so that kids won’t be left at home alone. Here are that facts & why this is important #teachers #singleparents #ForThePeople #KamalaHarris #school #JusticeIsOnTheBallot #education
It’s time to give #teachers a #raise! @KamalaHarris wants to give teachers a $13k raise for raising & protecting our #children & #students. We ask a lot from them it’s only fair #KamalaHarris #ForThePeople #JusticeIsOnTheBallot #mentalillness #schoolshooting #education
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Dear Black people, we have to 🛑 caping for those who haven’t been there for us the days of the White Saviors are over. We need someone with an actual record of doing the work & that person is @KamalaHarris #poc #Blacktwitter #BlackLivesMatter #woke #ados #kamalaharris #KHive
Dear black people, #KamalaHarris is not a cop 👮‍♀️she never jail innocent black men, never prosecuted anyone for smoking weed, never kept anyone in jail for longer sentencing these are lies spread by #gop #bernie supporters #maga #foxnews etc. this is what she really did #wakeup
Dear @KamalaHarris, you have everything stacked against you as a #BlackWoman this is not the time to pretend that the #media doesn’t have a #racialbias against you. In the climate that we’re in we need you to #SpeakTruthToPowerBy calling it out. This isn’t new ask #HillaryClinton
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My #BlacksForYang Series 21-28 October.

Sign up for Notifications each time I post...It will be like one of those Twitter Op Eds I did, helps put everything in one place.

Should @AndrewYang worry about reaching & SECURING the Black Vote? #YangGang

@AndrewYang Thread 1: Pandering Vs Meaningful Policy

In 2020..Politicians must spend more effort talking to us not at us..".that candidates’ efforts to engage black communities often focus more on symbolic gestures than MEANINGFUL interactions." #BlacksForYang…
@AndrewYang What I really want the #YangGangFamily to understand ...ANYONE specifically talking to us about our own issues different to yours is NOT PANDERING...It's pandering when it's all about style (sounding cool, playing hiphop, photo ops etc..) and ZERO fake interest.
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Instagram is helping this get out, but it needs more attraction. This Happened in Philadelphia,Pa on Thursday. A group of school kids and I were waiting for the bus at the bus stop when a cop car came to us, slowed down and stared at us then kept going down the street.
He then returns 3 minutes later with another cop car and now there are 4 officers. It was 87 degrees out side and the young gentlemen who’s about 14 did not have a shirt on at the time. The officer grabs him aggressively and pushes him into the police car while trying to get...
.... the rest of us to go down the street to the next bus stop. We refused to move. The officer then waits until the next bus comes and try to get everyone onto the bus while he still has the young man in the car. Once again we refused to walk away until the young boy was once...
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Here are just a few reasons why all #blackpeople #Blacktwitter #BlackLivesMatter should #GoogleAndrewYang

1) #FreedomDivided of 1K/mo for all US adults. Could help build black wealth quickly. 3 fam adults living together = $3K/Mo buy a 200K house in 5.5 years #YangGang
2) On top of the #FreedomDividend, he also recognizes the historical injustices done to us through slavery and supports the exploratory bill in Congress to figure out reparations logistics. #Yang2020

3) Our boy @AndrewYang also wants massive criminal justice reform. Every cop gets a camera and turning it off is assumption of guilt, no private prisons, decrim of weed and opiates, and mass pardoning for those in jail for nonviolent drug charges. #GoogleAndrewYang #YangGang
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#BlackTwitter and Black Social Media has been infiltrated. Not just by bots, but with disinformation. I'm challenging any organization or Black blue check- If you have a problem with #KamalaHarris's record, DEBATE ME! Let's stop the smears & set the record straight.
Let's talk #Kamala's full record, not just the smears y'all want to spread.
#KamalaHarris California AG Record

Kamala AG in her own words

Senate Record Pt1

Kamala SF DA Profile
Now let's address the lies, smears, disinformation y'all like to spread. My offer stands to any organization or Black blue check: debate me on #Kamala's record!
Dem Debate Disinformation Debunked

Truancy Hit Piece Debunked
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In the midst of this #KMichelle/#LilNasX/#WranglerJeans conversation about black people in Country music, I've heard several incorrect statements that I'd like to personally clear up. I'm glad everyone is excited and ready to be a fan and support, let's just have correct facts.
One incorrect statement that has been repeatedly made is that there hasn't been one black female to chart on the Country charts. That is NOT true. Here are the black women that have charted on @billboard in Country music:
Linda Martell was the first in 1969 with "Color Him Father"(she was also the first blk woman on the @opry. She was ironically signed to a record label called Plantation Records 😑)
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I am not personally religious, but I have great respect for most who are. I believe that, like with any other set of beliefs, how your religion manifests in your treatment of others is what's important. Does it call you to service others? Help your neighbors? Bring you peace?
I honestly don’t care what you believe. I care about how your beliefs impact others. I care if you see me as less than for not believing. I care if you try to push/force your beliefs on me and my rights. I care if your beliefs cause blind hate for those not like you.
I love people who are devoutly just about everything. I respect their beliefs and will respect traditions especially if I am in their spaces of worship. I do not believe that any religion is better or worse than others.
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As a former “hustla”, I have to give Kardashians props. They have literally hustled the entire world. They have become worldwide celebrities and amounted tremendous wealth based upon nothing more than physical appearances... that are the result of cosmetic surgery. #blacktwitter
The Kardashians prove the greatest weakness in global society is vanity. Anyone who desires wealth & celebrity can achieve it if they master how to appeal to the world’s vanity. This goes for preachers too. Prosperity preachers are “successful” cuz they wed spirituality & vanity.
Watching this Red Table Talk with Jada & Jordyn Woods. The way folks have come at this sista & her family just on the word of media and Kardashians speaks volumes regarding the lure of vanity & the power of those who wield it for their own elevation. #BlackTwitter
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Thankfully @kthalps deleted that bad tweet but for anyone who’s interested, here‘s a curated list of prominent #BlackTwitter voices regularly using the phrase “shutting up is free” over the years to drag people (who aren’t Bernie Sanders)

It’s like sweet sweet music
Second verse
And the big finish

Thank you all for your service
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Black folks only. Seriously, I only want to talk to black ppl on this: What is going on with #ShaunKing? Why would anyone with his influence & power go after other black cultural workers asking for his accountability like he’s doing? Something doesn’t smell right here to me
I get that no one wants to feel accused. I get it’s hard to be in the spotlight. But he knows what tagging & screenshotting folks like this will do. One is a black queer woman college student apparently? Anyone who uses their power in this way is suspect to me. #ISupportClarissa
To be clear this isn’t a quick smart @rgay style troll smackdowm, this is a public mini meltdown/tirade targeting other black activists...I just...What in the hell? Remember yall, I’m talking to #BlackTwitter here.
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So I’m watching this #FyreFraud. Partly to make some points about why I never got into influencer marketing in my marketing career.
Nothing to lose at this point.

I could have been one of the influencer stars. Early on.
Instead I wrote an article about how what is measured as influence is really popularity. And would lead to things like #DumpsterFyre.
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1/ Today, a day before the mid-terms, I'm thinking of my grandmother. As a young boy, one of my most vivid memories was attending my grandmother's funeral, standing between my mother and father.
2/ More people than I had ever seen in church or anywhere else other than a parade attended, white and black, SRO, overflow, watching through windows. I could not believe that so many ppl loved my grandmother as I did.
3/ I don't know how religious my grandmother was, but she had married into a church-founding family for the African Methodist Episcopals. Sundays were special days, but unlike children in similar situations, I was not made to sit in church all day.
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Join the @NAACP on Wednesday night for a National Call to Action about taking back our communities. Listen online here:… Poster reads: “National call to action. Join us for a critical town hall call. Wednesday, September 19, 8 PM EST. NAACP. We need to mobilize million MPs to reclaim our communities. Our lives depend on it. Visits to register.”
Poster reads: “National call to action. Join us for a critical town hall call. Wednesday, September 19, 8 PM EST. NAACP. We need to mobilize million MPs to reclaim our communities. Our lives depend on it. Visits to register.”
Here’s the direct registration link:

It’s been my experience that they send infrequent messages and event reminders only, you won’t get a bunch of spam. Let’s meet up #BlackTwitter and #resist Twitter.
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The listening tour that @jack has been on as CEO of Twitter found its way to me this week. I recorded my one hour conversation with him on my iPhone 5. Then @Recode made a podcast out of it, with transcript.… 1/2
Among the things I talked about with @jack: an edit feature; a "live now" button you could turn on and off that would say, I'm on and reachable; what he heard from conservatives when he met with them; his view that Twitter should be an "impartial" platform— but not "neutral." 2/2
Ideas I suggested to @jack: Twitter needs public editors plural; tech companies pride themselves on being innovative but in their public communications it's the same old PR; I don't know how to alert @Twitter to a problem its people should look at. (He said tweet about it.) 3/3
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The Alex Jones news really has me conflicted. The last time I left Twitter it was because of abuse from people like that.

Twitter has no reason to change if we stay. But then the harassers get what they want if we go.
I have helped build communities here. I was one of the first #BlackTwitter people here. I couldn't find any other black people here at first.
Haven't decided what to do. But if anyone wants to chat about what a proper response to this is, we can chat on GroupMe, Signal, Slack etc. Let me know.
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Ahight bring some 🌳I got a story to tell.
Let me tell you how I got worked.
It's a long story but I'm try to make it an easy read....
Lil background on me I don't really trip off my follower count so this ain't no stunt. I reached out to #black twitter on some funny shyt..
And y'all didn't disappoint.
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So, let me do a bit of story time on @KanyeWest, since he thinks he's out of The Sunken Place. And I can't thank @JordanPeele enough for his metaphor.
*stirs tea in teacup*.
I have a confession. The only reason why I am not mad at @KanyeWest right now is because I have held a petty grudge against him for many years because he had a mother with a Ph.D. who taught Literature at Chicago State University, yet he named his first album, "College Dropout."
I did not mean to hold the grudge that long; but it just continued because of everything I would feel every single time I saw that album and thought about not only his Mother but everything at Chicago State University, home of the Gwendolyn Brooks Black Writer's Conference.
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In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, “When Black Meant Republican”

“It’s easy to forget now, but just a few generations ago African-Americans overwhelmingly identified themselves as Republicans.”

#maga #RepublicanParty
In the fall of 1895 Atlanta put on one in a series of “International Expositions” designed to highlight its progress in recovering from the war. Racial tensions had been growing since southerners, at the end of Reconstruction, began instituting Jim Crow laws.
The organizers of the Exposition invited prominent black leader Booker T. Washington to give a keynote address. The position he took in that speech was a calculated gamble.
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Early Signs of Trouble - A History of #WhiteSupremacy at First Baptist Church (Dallas).

How a #Dallas church with a history of oppposing civil rights for African Americans formed a long and toxic relationship with the Republican Party. #maga #blackconservatives #BlackTwitter
“In 1956, the Supreme Court had recently struck down school segregation in the Brown v. Board of Education case. President Eisenhower had sponsored sweeping civil rights legislation.”
Dr. King was organizing bus boycotts. Pressure was building against segregation across the South. At that time, there may have been no more influential figure in the Southern Baptist Convention than W.A. Criswell, the pastor of the enormous First Baptist Church in Dallas.
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1/ The latest tech (Uber) lawsuit underscores a frightening blind spot in Silicon Valley…
2/ The people who are building driverless cars/drone delivery/cameras/health tech/fintech are responsible for much of this behavior
3/ And it is their rush for growth, dash for cash, and quest for the next big thing that should greatly concern us all
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