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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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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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1. In part 2 of our latest meme series, we’re taking a closer look at #gerrymandering’s effects on our communities. Let's get into it!

A thread...
2. #RacialGerrymandering is manipulating district lines in a way that dilutes the voting power of Black folk – a method of #VoterSuppression.
3. Let’s use the same ex. from Pt. 1 to look at gerrymandering tactics used to suppress Black votes. 'Cracking' is breaking a voting bloc into multiple districts to keep them from being a majority anywhere, ensuring they have little to no representation.
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Great thread. Parts of it I agree with, others make me concerned.

Let’s unpack.
Clearly, the point of the discussion offers an opportunity to widen the tech pipeline; to ensure accomplished black CS HBCU students get their foot in the door. Critical. Essential.
However, it also offers a question that @peterme brought up: so, is Stanford then just an expensive trade school?

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The Black ⛪️ Church

One of the oldest institutions opposed to #whitesupremacy.

In celebration of #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth, we pay homage to “The Black Ark”, to our teva ark in Hebrew (תבה) — The Black Church.

History of the Black Church in America

The Black Church was our ark in ⛈ weather, our refuge before any dove could be released!
After slavery was abolished, segregationist attitudes in both the North and the South discouraged and even prevented African Americans from worshiping in the same churches as whites.
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Hunter Gray, a Civil Rights leader in JXN, MS, in the early 1960s, died earlier this week. He is most famously known for taking part in the 1963 Woolworth sit-in in JXN, which yielded this iconic photo. Gray is sitting at the counter, on the left. #Mississippi #NonViolence
In 2015 Gray wrote an account of the day for the @guardian: "That’s me in the picture. . . . They cut my face with sharp brass knuckles; someone cut the back of my head with the jagged edge of a broken sugar container. There was a good deal of blood." theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…
The picture of course went instantly everywhere. “Friends across the country called to say they had seen it, and we got letters from people all over the world.”

The image’s ongoing value, said Gray, was in reinforcing the idea that “change comes” from “grass roots people.”
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Time for the next #HHaiti panel! First up is N. Frédéric Pierre, " Haitian Statesmen and the African Presence in Jean-Jacques Dessalines' Empire" exploring questions of Black statecraft #AHA19 #Haiti
Pierre looking at some of the intellectual/historiographical background, showing that the Atlantic turn on the French Revolution started in the 1930s, not the corps. French scholars chose to ignore Cooper's work. #HHaiti #AHA19
Herskovitz' Life in a Haitian Valley (1937), emphasized Haitian Africanness, doubled-down on by Jean-Price Mars. #AHA19 #HHaiti #Haiti
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