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This year’s list of #TheRoot100 honorees is a reminder of the beauty and brilliance of blackness, at a time when the political and cultural landscape has grown even more hostile to the idea of black achievement!
No. 100: Elizabeth Lindsey (@elindse1)

Lindsey is the executive director of Byte Back, an organization that trains underrepresented communities in tech-sector careers:
No. 99: Brooke Obie (@BrookeObie)

The managing editor of black film and TV site @shadowandact sparked a national conversation about Green Book, another in a long line of films that centered whiteness at the expense of compelling black stories:
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Hey Twitter. Remember last week when I told you about that incident on @CarnivalCruise where a group of female ministers, all women of color, were mistreated on a cruise for asking that R. Kelly's music not be played?

Get this. 1/x
.@CarnivalCruise responded. And holy shit this is bad.

"Your recent experience on Carnival Magic was brought to our attention, as well as the follow up communication in which you and others expressed that more should be done to address your point of view.

"We have clear guidelines for music that is played in our public lounges. Some latitude is extended to the DJs in our nightclubs in order to accommodate the preferences of all of our guests.

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I will not stand by idling while ANYONE is out here doxxing Black femmes - which is exactly what many of you JUST helped Shaun King do.

So here is a reference post about the harm Shaun King has caused in his community.
I am creating this post because I have been tagged in enough “show me the receipts” posts to last me a lifetime. 🙄 I really don’t know why y’all are like this.
I don’t know what that white man does with the money you send him. This post isn’t about that. Black MAGE’s have to shuck and jive for groceries and to keep their lights on, but this Shaun King starts “movements” then leaves Black nonmen holding an empty bag.
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Sorry, but a @TMZ article that merely claims @Chicago_Police spoke to Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage (with zero evidence backing up the reporting) isn’t enough for me. I need to see pictures and video of those two before I stop worrying about them.

In #SurvivingRKelly, @Chicago_Police were accused of having insiders that help R. Kelly. @TMZ also appears to be reporting in a way that favors R. Kelly. How are we to be sure Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage are okay based on hearsay from R. Kelly’s camp alone? We need evidence.
I understand Azriel Clary may not want to see to her family. I can live with that. But can we see a video of her saying it herself? Why hasn’t she been seen in any videos or pictures since 2016-2017? Why wasn’t she at R. Kelly’s b-day party? Why does it seem like she’s missing?
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I’m worried about Azriel Clary. Since #SurvivingRKelly aired, her YouTube (not updated since 2015) gets a new upload of an old video (source: ). Now TMZ is showing footage of her at an R. Kelly concert in 2016 (…).

Where is she now?
If Azriel Clary is still alive, why aren’t there any photos or videos of her taken after 2016?

Today is @rkelly’s 50th b-day & he is walking free while a teen he allegedly raped & kidnapped continues to go missing.

Why is he getting away with this?

Sharing footage of Azriel Clary in the past is not going to stop people from asking about her whereabouts in the present, @rkelly and @TMZ.

Where is Azriel Clary?

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Wow, that last #thread really took off. Let’s try another. I want to think with folks about how we can talk about #SurvivingRKelly outside the logic of the prison industrial complex.
Many of the people who responded to my last thread engaged in carceral logics saying some variation on “his ass should rot in jail” if not calls for his death. Are there other ways we can imagine justice, accountability and healing?
Prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba has said, as ppl raised w/ carceral logics it’s hard for us to imagine or desire alternatives. The #prisonindustrialcomplex has limited how we think about justice—even though other nations do things differently.
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Thread for my white #feminist friends (of all genders)

Content: Sexual violence, racism

There is a racial divide on social media regarding #SurvivingRKelly
Most black folks I know have posted about the docuseries in the last few days (thankfully black people in my networks are expressing support of the victims of sexual abuse & coercion though their posts suggest to me that is not the case with their entire friends network)
In contrast, nearly all white folks I know are not even acknowledging the docuseries, the #RKelly conversation, nothing. This divide/contrast reminds me that white people are not required to know what’s happening to and among black folks.
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I keep thinking about Kendrick Lamar actively campaigning (and succeeding) in getting R. Kelly and XXXTentacles put back on Spotify last year in response to the #MuteRKelly movement. There is complicit silence (shout out to Questlove) and then there is active endorsement.
May 2018: "Spotify recently rolled out a new hate content policy. R. Kelly and XXXTentacion were the first two artists affected by the policy, though at the urging of Kendrick Lamar, Spotify is already amending its stance.”…
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It’s time for #SurvivingRKelly NOW on @lifetimetv. Retweet if you’re watching!
Shouts to @johnlegend @TaranaBurke @JamilahLemieux @Karnythia @thewayoftheid @nelsongeorge @Toure and, most importantly, all of the survivors for taking part in the #SurvivingRKelly docuseries. It’s on NOW on @lifetimetv!
What I appreciate about this @lifetimetv docuseries is that they’re not coming hard at R Kelly from jump. They’re really providing context, including that the Kelly brothers were abused as children. #SurvingRKelly
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