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This Sunday is the 33rd annual @AIDSWalkPhilly—here's a #thread about a different kind of #AIDS walk in #Philadelphia—the city's first candlelight AIDS vigil, in 1986.

#twitterstorians #everythinghasahistory

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@AIDSWalkPhilly The first Candlelight Walk for #AIDS in #Philadelphia took place on September 25, 1986. Earlier that month, the Department of Public Health reported 479 cases of AIDS in the Philadelphia area, and 298 had died.

See video of the walk:

@AIDSWalkPhilly Of reported cases, 50% were African American—ten points higher than their share of the total #Philadelphia population. But #AIDS agencies were predominantly white, and rooted in the #Gayborhood, which was itself seen as a mostly white space.
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Today is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day; many of the same factors driving #HIV in Black communities are driving it in Latinx communities as well.

“The way to move forward is to really tackle and address the structural issues.” — @latinoactivist

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@latinoactivist The fights against #AIDS in Black and Latino communities have also been historically linked. In #Philadelphia, Programa Esfurezo was modeled on @bebashi, one of the country’s first Black AIDS service orgs.
@latinoactivist @bebashi In this clip, @bebashi founder Rashidah Abdul Khabeer (formerly Hassan) talks about the links between her group and others, such as @Congreso1977

dpanther03new.fiu.edu/ohmsview/viewe…
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Starting a formal #impeachment inquiry is necessary because we have to stop the damage Trump has been doing to our government, to our Constitution, to our democracy.

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To add to @Eugene_Robinson‘s points, both President Truman and legendary Speaker Sam Rayburn used to say, “A jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.”

The work of rebuilding must start with cleansing the Oval Office.
@Eugene_Robinson 3/
An allegation of trying to use the power of the presidency against another country, in the context of withholding funds that Congress approved, to create dirt on a political opponent – this is incredibly serious and must be investigated.
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#Breaking: Just in - A massive fire broke out at an church at Parkside in #Philadelphia, at the Greater Bible Way Temple at 52nd and Warren streets. #US
#Update: Just in - The fire department at the church were called in for class 2 fire alarm at the rooftop of the Greater Bible Way Temple at 52nd and Warren streets at Parkside in #Philadelphia. The fire is reportedly under control but the rooftop is badly damaged.
#Update: Just in - Lots of fire hoses of the fire department, are now aiming at the rooftop of the Greater Bible Way Temple church at 52nd and Warren streets at Parkside in #Philadelphia to cool it down, and is under control. #US
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#InvestigateCPS 🔎🧐
#CaseOfNationalInterest 🇺🇸
#SaveOurChildren👶🏽 👦🏼👧🏾
#RuleOfLaw ⚖️

This thread will chronicle the Families being ripped apart by the destructive #CPS/#FamilyCourt system

See our faces and #JoinUs

#LetOurChildrenGo

👀👇
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I've been struggling to write this for days (weeks?) now. And though we have gun deaths every single day here in #Philadelphia, tonight's ongoing standoff in North Philly has finally given me the words I've been searching for. (1/?)
Gun violence in our nation is a public health crisis. We must address it that way. When we treated deaths from car accidents that way, when we studied it, formed hypotheses, tested them, and changed our laws based on the results, those deaths were reduced significantly. (2/?)
We must take a scientific, evidence-based approach & we must solve this problem. It IS solvable; the people of this country want to solve it; some politicians even want to solve it. The only ones who don't want to solve it are the NRA and the people in their pockets. (3/?)
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Eyes on...

BREAKING: Multiple officers reportedly shot in active shooter situation in Philadelphia; shots continuing to be fired, according to police bit.ly/2Z4ypjV
Police fired upon in Philadelphia as they respond to shooting incident

It's unclear how many people are injured, but NBC Philadelphia reported that at least one officer was shot.

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/p…
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1/ 🍿🍿🍿POPCORN???🍿🍿 🍿
🌽 “The Shucking of the Corn”? 🌽
Is this a Hidden Message for Exposing of the ⚡️Deep State⚡️
and “Farm Grown Assets/Crops”?
🍿🍿ENJOY THE SHOW - Q 🍿🍿
#JuanOSavin @Telford_Russian
#QAnon @realDonaldTrump
2/ Expecting to Position new Deep State Assets into positions of Power @Comey? 🥳🥳 SURPRISE!!! 🥳🥳
“SAY HELLO TO OUR LITTLE FRIEND” 👉🏻#AGBarr aka #StealthBomber2 #MOAB
#QAnon @realDonaldTrump
💥👉🏻
3/ Are We Expecting some Big Arrests? 🌾 IS IT TIME FOR THE FIRST 🤡 HARVEST??? 🌾
“Separating Wheat from the Tares”
💥💥💥GOOD vs EVIL 💥💥💥
#QAnon @realDonaldTrump
👉🏻
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1/ Immigration Hotlines & Rapid Response Teams by State

Source .@NNIRRnetwork: 🔗 nnirr.org/drupal/immigra…

National Directory of Legal Help by .@ImmAdvocates

🔗 immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/lega…

Check Your #Immigration Status

🔗 egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/myc…

#ProtectEachOther #ICEraids
2/ National #Immigration Hotlines & #LGBTQ Hotlines

#ProtectMyNeighbor #ICEraids
3/ #Immigration Hotlines & Rapid Response Network #California #CA

State & County Hotlines

#ProtectEachOther #ICEraids
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Calling Pennsylvania "#Biden's home state" as an excuse for why his base of operations isn't Delaware, where he was senator for THREE DECADES, ignores that he's trying to deflect from what Delaware stands for and what he did there when #Warren is going to hammer him on it.
#Biden never lived in #Philadelphia, ever.
He was born in Scranton, a white town upstate that is diametrically oppositional from Philadelphia which is majority black and the poorest big city in America.
Biden moved to Delaware from Scranton, PA when he was TEN.
It's fine to decide to distance yourself from the place--DELAWARE, not PA-- you lived for SIXTY SIX YEARS & where you grew up, got married, raised your kids & grandkids. But don't pretend it's because you are FROM Philadelphia when you just want our votes & your state is tiny.
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PA counties are now in the process of buying and leasing new voting systems ahead of the #2020Election.

Last April the @PAStateDept told counties they have until end of 2019 to select new voting systems w/ a paper record, which allows for more accurate post-election audits.
The new systems are to be in use no later than the #2020primary, and preferably by the general election this November.
This is all part of an effort to ensure that no one can tamper with our elections and make sure there is a trustworthy paper trail to follow, should reviews become necessary.

We need to protect the right to vote and ensure ALL VOTES can be counted securely & accurately.
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So exciting!!!! Four years ago #AugustMoon commenced their #WiseOrNaked World Tour!
Gig 1 • 12 February 2015 • #Bogota #Colombia 😄 Follow the journey ▶️ pinterest.co.uk/tioyclub/augus…
#TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 🖤 #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
#AugustMoon #WiseOrNaked World Tour • Gig 2 • 13 February 2015 • #Bogota #Colombia 😄 Follow the journey ▶️ pinterest.co.uk/tioyclub/augus… #TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 🖤 #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
#AugustMoon #WiseOrNaked World Tour • Gig 3 • 15 February 2015 • #Lima #Peru 🖤 “I’ll call you when we get to Lima.” - @HayesCampbell_ #TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 😃 Follow the journey on our Pinterest... pinterest.co.uk/tioyclub/augus… #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
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Get ready to change the world in 3 simple steps:
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Below is a list of candidates that will be on the Nov. 6th ballot. Please follow their social media accounts, promote their tweets and say their names.
Some may not have been your primary favorite. But these candidates might be the only path to take back our democracy. Please support them by making sure everyone knows these names.

If you have more Dems candidates Nov 6 ballot, please post below.
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“IT’S ADAM AND EVE, NOT ADAM AND STEVE!!"

This hateful anti-gay rhetoric is shouted in #Philadelphia (1993), starring those giants in their field, Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.

I saw it in the theaters when I was 10. I’ll never forget that line.
Of course, similar rhetoric, cleverly rhymed or not, remains today in anti-LGBTQ+ Christian hit pieces.

It comes down to Genesis, they often say. Adam and Eve, man and woman. That’s how it was meant to be.
They normally don’t go much farther than that. Biblical literalists rarely do.

If they wanted to take the first story of creation, from Genesis 1, there are no names in it at all.
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So the key @WhiteHouse access reporter from the @nytimes doesn't see today's events as #BREAKING.

That is hard to fathom.

#HelsinkiSummit
.@maggieNYT stood with @PressSec against @Acosta during the #TrumpUKVisit.

Haberman also supported SHS after the #WHCD and the #RedHen incident. In 2017, Haberman said the cast of #Hamilton was rude to @VP Pence and that it was unseemly, as he was VP.
.@maggieNYT was primary reporter on the Hillary Clinton email beat. MH was personally bylined on 53 stories related to Clinton's emails.

No newspaper or reporter had more detailed coverage--incl the front page after the #ComeyLetter which NYT's own Upshot said cost the election.
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Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings for July 10, 2018
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1. University of Colorado Professor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

#OlegVasilyev #LosAlamosNationalLabs #UniversityofColorado

justice.gov/usao-co/pr/uni…
2. Biopharmaceutical Employees Convicted of Insider Trading

#securitiesfraud #insidertrading #clinicaltrials #JasonChan #SongjiangWang

justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/bio…
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Selected list of #indictments for June 27, June 28, and June 29, 2018
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1. First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Results in Arrests of More Than 35 Individuals Selling Illicit Goods and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and More Than $23.6 Million

#darknet #drugtrafficking #weaponstrafficking

justice.gov/opa/pr/first-n…
2. Multiple convictions in federal sex trafficking cases

#childsextrafficking #indianapolis #indiana

justice.gov/usao-sdin/pr/m…
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Thread. Selected list of #indictments for May 24, 2018
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Pfizer Agrees to Pay $23.85 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks Through a Co-Pay Assistance Foundation
#medicare #kickbacks #pricegouging #Pharmaceuticals

justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/pfi…
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Former Kentucky County Treasurer Indicted For Fraud and Identity Theft
#wirefraud #identitytheft

justice.gov/usao-edky/pr/f…
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