What an icon. Aretha Franklin “Queen of Soul” moved us in every sense of the word. She brought Americans together, lifted our spirits and voices and feet. We’re better for her extraordinary gifts. #RESPECT#RIP
"Aretha helped define the American experience. In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect."—@BarackObama & @MichelleObama on #ArethaFranklin's passing.
Some morons where asking about #KalaignarKarunanidhi 's achievements. It's evident that they don't deserve any replies but I cant sit without doing anything. So Here I go..
Kalaignar is known for his Multifaceted personality – politics, literature, publishing, screenplay writing. 5 times chief minister of Tamil Nadu and never defected in the election, 12 times MLA from Tamil Nadu.
1967 – 1969
“Madras” State was renamed as “Tamil Nadu”.
Act to provide legal status to the Self-respect Marriages.
Two language formula providing for Tamil and English.
Surrender of Earned Leave and its encasement for Government Servants.
It's been 5 months since the #Parkland massacre. On the 14th of the month I've been tweeting each of the portraits I drew.
A star soccer player. A devoted friend. One of the youngest to die.
14 yrs old.
I'm still here. She's not. I remember. RIP
"He was a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet," wrote Miguel Duque, about his baby brother #MartinDuque.
What a disgrace for our country that students are murdered in school.
Remembering Martin, 5 months after his death. #EnoughIsEnough #RoadToChange
Cara means "friend" in #Irish.
Cara's funeral was held on her 15th birthday.
Her father came here from Ireland to pursue the American dream.
Let's take a moment and remember a great.
My aunt had a brief personal experience with Rodney Dangerfield my father once shared with me...
I LOVED Rodney Dangerfield!
Much respect 😍 #RIP
My aunt on her 16th birthday when to whatever club Rodney had a gig at in NJ or NY. This would be '69 or '70 (ish)
My aunt somehow sneaked into his dressing room, or perhaps green room, and she SAW Rodney! He was in a bath robe smoking a cigarette with a few other people...
Rodney turns to my aunt, obviously noticing her presence in the room and blurts out in typical Rodney fashion,
"Hey.. who let the kid in?"
My aunt ran out of there like lightning crying and extremely embarrassed. 😂 #truestory I can imagine... Hilarious!
I think the fact that they put this "argument" in the mouth of Lisa's character, the character who usually champions the underdogs and is supposed to be the most thoughtful and liberal, is what makes this the most ridiculous (as in worthy of ridicule) and toothless response.
My friend @harikondabolu made a beautiful & powerful film. It took guts to do it. He knew he was going after a sacred cow. (Pun intended.) He knew many people would just watch the trailer or see the poster or just hear the title & immediately just hate on it & him.
She was @MarielleFranco: a black, LGBT woman raised in one of Rio's poorest favelas, became a human rights activist, joined the socialist PSOL party, was elected in 2016 with a massive vote to Rio City Council. A hideous loss, & the possibility of assassination is real & chilling
Every now and then you meet someone in politics that makes you believe that the whole thing is worth it, despite all the dirt and decay and corruption that drowns it, that it can actually improve things for people. @mariellefranco was one of those people - for so many. #RIP
The conservative Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, @MCrivella, definitively states that the murder of Rio City Councilwoman @mariellefranco was an "assassination" - a "brutal assassination." The known circumstances permit virtually no other plausible conclusion. facebook.com/marcelocrivell…
Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the #BlackTwitterAwards2017 proudly brought to you by Black Twitter. I’m your host @SpitchNzawumbi . Thank you so much to my co-host @portiagumedesa
TONIGHT we will honour the icons who made 2017 memorable for us. To open the night here is...
Give it up for Ntokozo for that world class performance...👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Well ladies and Gents, one thing @portiagumedesa and I can agree on is, coming to this very moment has been a lot of hard work. All our nominees are deserving winners. So we will get into it.
1. Mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by soldiers in Zaria and the attempted cover-up of this crime demonstrates an utter contempt for human life and accountability, said Amnesty International
2. as it publishes evidence gathered on the ground revealing how the Nigerian military burned people alive, razed buildings and dumped victims’ bodies in mass graves.
3. The true horror of what happened over those two days in Zaria is only now coming to light. Bodies were left littered in the streets and piled outside the mortuary. Some of the injured were burned alive.