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Join us this morning for a discussion of the explosive Los Angeles City Council leaks and what it means for the multicultural city:… @EthnicMediaSvc @MICOP805 @RichRodFox26 @Jasmyne @aubry_erin
"We knew this kind of racism existed. I felt vilified," says @Jasmyne
"How is better representation for Latinos impact Black people? Are we being displaced? This is a question that is always on our minds," says @aubry_erin
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Fakirliğin faizi…

Mesela 450₺ lira verip çürük dişinize dolgu yaptıramadığınız için ertesi yıl kanal tedavisine 2500₺ ödemeniz gerekir 😣

1500₺ verip kasko sigortası alamadığınız için geçirdiğiniz ilk büyük kazada 40 bin liralık faturayı karşılamak zorunda kalırsınız 😒
Düzenli check-up yaptıramadığınız için kanser olduğunuz ancak 3. evrede fark edilir. #Kemoterapi size 50 bin liraya mal olur 😕

5000₺ verip iyi bir #ortopedik yatak alamadığınız için sırt sorunları yaşarsınız. İlerleyen yaşlarda sırt ameliyatına 60 bin lira vermeniz gerekir 🤷‍♂️
Eviniz olmadığından, etrafı duvarlı bir noktada durmanıza izin vermesi için tanımadığınız birine #kira ödersiniz. Her ay maaşınızın üçte biri kiraya gittiğinden ev parası biriktiremezsiniz. Yani, kısır bir döngü içinde, kirada oturduğunuz için kirada oturmaya devam edersiniz 😒
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I’m happy to report the string of 4,736 radio ads I’ve heard in the #GASenate runoff has been broken!!

I’m sad to report the ad which did it was a “we can fix your broken kid” ad by #AutismSpeaks.

Give autistic people 1% of their bloated budget & watch the world change. 💯
I’m serious. Give autistic adults 1% of the budget of any big autism group and things would be SO MUCH BETTER for parents, kids, and us.

I’ve repeatedly said that to neurotypical people, but to quote Georgia native André 3000 “Y’all don’t want to hear me, you just wanna dance.”
It seems that every week I’m contacted by someone I know who has someone in their life who is a parent of a newly diagnosed autistic kid.

I spend SO MUCH TIME filling in the gaps that autism groups don’t fill-in because they EXCLUDE autistic people from their leadership...
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"This did not mean that I loved black people; on the contrary, I despised them, possibly because they failed to produce Rembrandt."

The words are of #JamesBaldwin but they speak of the colonised people everywhere, even those who have risen to power in our world
In the autobiographical notes of Notes on a Native Son,
#JamesBaldwin is frank to confess that, in growing into his version of manhood in Harlem, he discovered that, since his African heritage had been wiped out and was not accessible to him
he would appropriate the white man's heritage and make it his own. This terrible reality, central to the psychic stance of all American Negroes, revealed to Baldwin that he hated and feared white people.
From Eldridge Cleaver #SoulOnIce
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Comme j’ai plusieurs fois cité James Baldwin, on m’a demandé par quoi commencer. Je crois que je conseillerais, pour ma part, « Chroniques d’un enfant du pays ».

#VendrediLecture #JamesBaldwin Image
Dans ce livre autobiographique, on explore les affres de la condition noire durant la période de la ségrégation aux US (1876-1965): le racisme, la culture, l’impossibilité d’être accepté dans les restaurants, la peur d’être tué, mais aussi la possibilité d’un monde commun (2/3)
« La plupart [des noirs] n’en ont rien à faire du tout, de la race. Ils veulent seulement leur propre place au soleil et le droit d’être laissé en paix, comme n’importe quel autre citoyen de la République. Nous pourrions tous respirer plus facilement. »

Pouvoir respirer.
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1/ Four years ago I wrote on #BlackLivesMatter by putting its ideals into conversation with our greatest thinkers: #IdaBWells #MartinLutherKingJr
#FrederickDouglass #AnnaJuliaCooper #AudreLorde #JamesBaldwin #Langston Hughes #ZoraNealeHurston…
2/ My ambition was to honor our cherished tradition of black intellectual work and approach the movement by putting its ideals into conversation with some of our greatest thinkers and writers
3/ Chapter 1 sets the stage with Douglass and Wells grappling with what it means for blacks to find a meaningful place in a young #democratic nation founded on #4racialbondage and murder
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As I pour through every #JamesBaldwin essay/interview I can find (starting with Collected Essays)—I want to share some of his hauntingly prophetic quotes

“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”
1) Another #JamesBaldwin quote. This one is for my daughters, nieces and nephews:

“The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.”

What if....
2) What if.....we also used this as a rallying cry for every American on her or his 65th bday: Commit to spend as much time as you’re able to using your OWN skills/powers, hard-fought learnings including painful mistakes—to make this country—authentically just and ensure that...
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My roommate texted me to ask if I had ever been to @redbaycoffee in Oakland. “I see they have your favorite author on a postcard of theirs.” This was my reply.

#JamesBaldwin An image of a postcard for ...A screenshot image of a tex...
I have this in the second image’s AltText, but here is what I wrote.

Oh, god. I’m hearing his coffee order in James Baldwin’s voice:
“I suppose, when submitting an order, one should consider the latte. It is a drink which brings to mind, as far as one can tell, a sense of purpose coupled with tranquility. In other words - a delight.
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🚨🧵Here’s a thread to cover some additional thoughts on the new #AutismSpeaks logo (and on them):

You know that Autism Speaks didn’t design their logo with the autistic community because, if they had, we would have instead focused them on redesigning their organization first.
Form follows function. The truth is that Autism Speaks has only one token autistic board member and only a few - if that - token autistic staff.
That frame is one reason why its programming is currently facing budget cuts, why it gets creative in positively telling the abysmal numbers hidden in its annual report, and why #AutismSpeaks continues to fail autistic people and our families day after day.
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People keep sharing this piece by @autistichoya and LOVING it. This includes parents I know of autistic kids (of all support type needs) who’ve never encountered the work of Lydia X. Z. Brown (the author) but who’ve now shared it with all their networks.…
I like to joke that @autistichoya “scares me”. I mean that a the highest compliment in my own weird way. Like Thunberg, she’s not afraid to speak truth. We need that, I need that, to keep us sharp, focused, and effective.
The fact that parents I know in Ohio, Iowa, Montana, New Mexico & other places are resonating with this tells you how much the message of @autistichoya here is connecting with them. These are parents of kids with low support needs, high support needs, non-speaking, speaking, etc.
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Husband of musical queen @Beyonce & multimillionaire who gentrified his own hood using #EminentDomain #BarclaysCenter tells others #NipseyHussle was doin the same 2 #Crenshaw & crowd goes wild 🤦🏾‍♂️ I really thought I’d be spending my Sunday differently.
#GentrifyYourHood #JayZ /1
1st the source: A/b 7 yrs ago I 1st saw the documentary #BattleForBrooklyn which talked a/b #JayZ & #Beyonce's role in supporting the Brooklyn Nets #BarclaysCenter I dont think I've been able to fully 4give them 4 it, then again neither has apologized. /2
Gentrification isnt simply “neighborhood improvement” but is SYSTEMIC use of private forces & PUBLIC POLICY 2 forcibly displace low-income & vulnerable residents/biz owners from land & replace them w/more affluent ppl/uses to generate capital returns. Just ✔️ the root word. /3
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"I've been here 350 years but you've never seen me. I represent sin, love, death, sex, hell, terror and other things too frightening for you to recognize."

#JamesBaldwin in a New Orleans church pulpit to a mostly white congregation, 1963
Also in 1963 photographer Steve Schapiro travelled through the South with #JamesBaldwin for LIFE Magazine, and took this photo of Baldwin in New Orleans, dancing with an unnamed CORE worker.
Baldwin's dance partner: CORE worker and Freedom Rider Doris Jean Castle.

Here is more about her:…
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