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This is my dear friend, Nakita.

Nakita and I were medical school classmates and both interns in New York City. Nakita tragically took her own life on May 26.

She is such a beautiful soul. She was so fun to be around. She was intelligent, charismatic, and confident. (1/x) ImageImageImageImage
She loved a good Afrobeats and Caribbean music party, and was even more excited when Haitian music got its time to shine 🇭🇹💃🏿. We danced, laughed, and learned together.

Nakita was also so earnest. She had the keen ability to really challenge you in deep conversation and (2/x)
ask those "hard" questions. That made it easy to open up to her, and I always admired her thoughts.

Nakita also was an advocate. She was an active member in SNMA during medical school and our GW White Coats for Black Lives. We protested together in 2020 in DC 📢🪧. (3/x)
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1/7 Now and then people ask why we sometimes post pictures of crime scenes that may be graphic to some. I think there's a role for more & less graphic info to share at the right times. Regardless, we must never forget their names & faces, they must never just become numbers! ImageImageImageImage
2/ There's no use in just constantly sharing graphic material that ends up being completely ignored because of the extent of the violence etc. But, in my opinion, the biggest reasons for the state of SA is not government or state failure, but due to apathy & silent diplomacy.
3/ The fact that we sometimes don't show the world what happens to good men like Mario Nel, (SAPS member shot dead in Motherwell yesterday), or Siphokazi Booi, or Terrence Tegg killed by Clover strikers and children like Mia Botha & Bokgabo Poo, results in people forgetting them. Image
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seen a few people on here use this pic of Indigenous women at a film premiere to “prove” Black people, didn’t create the #SayHerName campaign

this pic is from 2021, of a short film about murdered and missing Indigenous women

#SayHerName is a 2014 campaign made by Black women
the #SayHerName hashtag and campaign was started in 2014 by the AAPF - African American Policy Forum - as a way to raise awareness about Black women that are killed by police

trying to deny Black women ownership of our labor and ideas to discredit us is anti-Black racist AF
denying Black women ownership of our labor, emotional, intellectual or otherwise, when it comes to #SayHerName is also a disgusting display of misogynoir

like, y’all feel so entitled to what Black women produce, that you get mad when we tell you “we made this for ourselves”
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the Discourse on whether it is better to mourn Brianna Ghey with #SayHerName or #HerNameIsBrianna was an unproductive failure.

The level of attention was *wildly* out of proportion with [1] the small but real level of harm and [2] the ability to fix that harm.

A thread: 1/🧵
Level of attention: Absurdly high. 2/🧵

I estimate that prominent tweets on the Discourse have now gotten about ~50 million views in total (!!)

For example, the 4 threads (9 tweets) below have gotten >19 million views:
Attention has an opportunity cost. The most attention-grabbing, viral posts on this discourse are just low-substance drama. 3/🧵

They don't funnel Random Twitter Discourse attention back into understanding Black, trans, or other oppressions -- or promoting concrete solutions.
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the most exhausting thing about the trans community is how white trans women treat the needs of Black trans women as “inconvenient”

we asked you not use #SayHerName because it’s for an existing movement to raise awareness for Black girls and women whose murders the media ignores
Black women are on the bottom rung of the social ladder in every society we are part of

we’re the most murdered, most raped, the poorest, the most discriminated against in employment

and it worse for Black trans women

yet, when we ask for solidarity, we’re told “not now”
when Black men are murdered by the police, or some racist, it’s all in the news

when white girls and women go missing, or are murdered, it’s all in the news

when Black women, cis and trans, are murdered, who talks about it but us?
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ICYMI: Global Citizen fave @lizzo used her 2022 People's Champion acceptance speech to lift up activists! Meet the incredible individuals working to make this world a better place for all below👇
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Amariyanna Copeny (AKA @LittleMissFlint) is an activist who has been working since she was just 8 years old to support access to clean water in her hometown of Flint, Michigan. Follow her work here:
Shirley Raines is bringing @beauty2streetz by providing makeup, showers, hair color, and a whole lot of love and support to unhoused people in LA. Learn more about her work here 👉Beauty2theStreetz.Org
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What follows now are the images we caught from our #HeartsForMurderedWomen vigil yesterday, which we held during the #16DaysOfActivism, the day after #IDEVAW #16days #SayHerName @tweet_tdas @FemicideCensus @CountDeadWomen
The #HeartsForMurderedWomen were strung from the statue of #OurEmmeline and hung between the trees lining #StPetersSquare in #Manchester #16DaysOfActivism #IDEVAW #16days
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The reporting period covered by #TDoR2022 (1 Oct 2021 - 30 Sep 2022) is now over.

This is what we know so far about those who we will be remembering on this Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November 2022):…

#SayTheirNames #TransLivesMatter #TDoR
A homeless #trans woman victim was found with two stab wounds in Guayaquil, Guayas (Ecuador) on 1 Oct 2021.

She was 34, and was identified only by the alias "La Pocha". #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
Royal Poetical Starz was shot inside her vehicle in Miami Gardens, Florida (USA) on 2 Oct 2021.

She was 26. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
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This hasn’t aged well.

The double standard and unmitigated hypocrisy beggars belief.

No buildings were 🔥 burned.
No policemen 👮🏻‍♂️ were killed.
No looting occurred.

Police opened the doors ffs!😲

Remember, America…

The same people blathering on about #Insurrection are the same ones who tried for FOUR years to convince you that #RussianCollusion was real and #BLM & #Antifa were ‘peacefully’ protesting in 2020.

Lest we forget…

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#KeinVergessen: Wir Gedenken der 85-jährigen Ruth K., die heute vor 5 Jahren bei einem rassistisch motivierten Brandanschlag in Döbeln von einer 70-jährigen ermordet wurde. Beide lebten im selben Haus, der Brandanschlag galt einem ebenfalls im Haus wohnenden Geflüchteten. 1/9
Am 01. März 2017 wurde ein Brand in einem Mehrfamilienhaus in der sächsischen Kleinstadt Döbeln gelegt. Die 85-jährige Ruth K. starb infolgedessen an einer Rauchgasvergiftung und wurde damit Opfer eines rassistisch motivierten Brandanschlags, der eigentlich nicht ihr galt. 2/9
Die Polizei ermittelte, dass der Brand von einer Nachbarin gelegt wurde, die einem im Haus lebenden Geflüchteten schaden wollte. Es war nicht der erste Fall von Brandstiftung im Wohnhaus: Bereits im März 2016 wurde im Keller Feuer gelegt. 3/9
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DETROIT _ Had an interesting experience during what I hope will be my last hospital visit for a while. When it was time for me to be discharged, a clerk came in to get payment for the bill and have me sign a form to consent for doctors to treat me.
I gave her my credit card, but refused to sign a machine not attached to a laminated form. Why? This sentence: I authorize the facility to retain and preserve... specimens for research, scientific, teaching purposes as well as other tests not related to my diagnosis.
If we taught Black history, you'd know why. In 1951, a young mother named #HenriettaLacks visited The Johns Hopkins Hospital complaining of vaginal bleeding. She had a large, malignant tumor on her cervix & Hopkins was one of few hospitals treating poor African-Americans.
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth!

In February, we are highlighting Black voices to be heard, people to be seen, and stories to know.

Keep an eye on this thread for Wikipedia articles all month long 🧵👇🏽
Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode buses into the segregated Southern US in 1961 to challenge the non-enforcement of Supreme Court rulings that segregated public buses were unconstitutional.

📷 Adam Jones, CC BY-SA 2.0 Image
During their medal ceremony in the 200-meter running event of the 1968 Summer Olympics, athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised a black-gloved fist during the US national anthem, while turning to face the US flag.

#BlackHistoryMonth Image
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What follows are the many pictures taken yesterday on our vigil. The snow just added to how moving it was, the reading of their names as the snow settled on each heart... 💔💔💔

#HeartsForMurderedWomen #StPetersSquare #IDEVAW #16days #16Daysofactivism #SayHerName #EnoughIsEnough
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COMING SOON: The Great Awakening Crow Eating Contest! Followed by Humble Pie for dessert. Mea Culpa will be served by contestants throughout the event.

Free 🍿🍿🍿 & Party Drinks 🍸🍹🍻 for all spectators.

Brought to you by #TTT, #SayHerName and #TeamAmerica
Musical Accompaniment:

NoWheRe tO RuN To BabY, NoWherE to HiDE

You Don't Own Me.

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Warning all the 'Who' in "Be careful 'Who' you follow."
MOAR Warning all the 'Who' in "Be careful 'Who' you follow." (part 2 😁)
Oh, those clips 👆👆👆are just Coming Attractions.
Creative process at work...
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What do you do when your patient no shows?

Show up at @DrRayMD's grand rounds?

Oh, me too!

Come for the bowtie, Stay for ALL THE knowledge.

"It is hard to pull yourself up by your bootstraps when you weren't allowed in the boot store"

@WUSTLPeds @SheilaRazdan ImageImage
Here are some GEMS @DrRayMD talked about:

We NEED to understand the CONTEXT of race.

"When we measure the impact of race, we are likely measuring the impact of RACISM" Image
"To claim medical mistrust is solely the result of Tuskegee is offensively reductive...There are way more contemporary examples, with photos that are not in Black and White..."

@serenawilliams #GOAT Image
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Why we need to talk about policing of ALL Black folks, not just men:

The #SayHerName hashtag (by @sandylocks) was a call for attention to Black women murdered by police i.e. #MaKhiaBryant and how our expectation that this issue only affects Black men misses the full picture.
The African American Policy Forum released a report entitled Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women in 2015 to highlight this overlooked issue. Later that same year, #SandraBland died while incarcerated and still ruled a suicide.…
.@washingtonpost has been tracking police killings since 2015 and found by 9/2020, 247 women had been killed by police, 48 (19.4%) were Black women. What names do you hear most often or see in a hashtag? Killings of Black women receive less attention.…
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Makiah Bryant, a 16yo Black girl, was murdered by police who she had called for help. They arrived and instead of breaking up a fight between girls, they shot her 4 times.

The police don’t protect from violence; the police are perpetrators of violence.…
There is a hierarchy of protection: the further we are from wealthy, white, cisgender, heterosexual, able bodied men, the less likely we are to be protected.

I wrote that essay on Sunday, but can post it daily with a new name of a Black or person of colour police kill in the US.
And I don't give a fuck about what police say or their fucked up "reasons" for killing Makiah. They murdered a teenage girl. Who the fuck shoots a girl four times except thugs in a uniform who are licensed to kill? Fuck the police.
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15 yr old blk girl shot 5x in the chest and pronounced dead at 5:21 pm in Columbus Ohio. #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter

So far it’s said she was in a fight and pulled a knife out. No commands were given when cops pulled up just her being shot
Than the nerve of the officers on scene to yell “blue lives matter” to residents as the 15 yr old lay breathless smh tf!!! #nojusticenopeace #BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName…

A crowd now showing up
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Last week, prior to police killing Daunte Wright, I gave an interview on behalf of @thestreettrust to @KOINNews about the defunding of Portland's traffic enforcement division.

When they asked why I didn't think more policing was the answer to traffic violence, I said this:
Racial bias in traffic enforcement is a well-documented reality. One life lost to police violence at a traffic stop is too many. Kendra James needlessly lost her life during a traffic stop. Sandra Bland. Philando Castille. Walter Scott. Jordan Edwards. #SayHerName #SayHisName
At this critical time of reckoning with Portland's legacy of white supremacy and racist policing, we must come together to innovate new ways of ensuring everyone in our community has access to safe and just streets, regardless of their skin color, housing status, or zip code.
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Yesterday we lost Dominique Lucious, a 26-year old Black Trans woman, to hate-fueled violence in Springfield, Missouri. Our hearts are broken for Dominique, whose bright beautiful light was extinguished far too soon, and for her family facing this horrific tragedy. Image
Everyday we work to end the stigma around transgender individuals. Such stigma fuels a culture of fear: transphobia, biphobia, and homophobia sit at the intersection of racism and misogyny, and fosters violence. ⁣⁣
Every anti-trans piece of legislation filed in #moleg is an open invitation for hate filled violence. If we are not working to end the societal violence that ended Dominique’s life, we are part of the problem.
#DominiqueLucious #transisbeautiful #sayhername #TransEqualityNow
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"Engendering the Politics of the Black Athlete."

Follow along for quotes, commentary and resources ⬇️ #HerDreamDeferred
.@sandylocks begins by remembering Black women athletes "who we may never see pictured with their fists held high on the Olympic podiums, but who nevertheless risked death threats, bodily harm, & loss of income by choosing to speak out against the challenges facing Black people."
.@Layshiac plays for the @nyliberty, is a member of the WNBA’s Social Justice Council, and was the first VP of the Players Association. They have been a leading advocate for LGBTQ+ athletes, and led initiatives to support the #SayHerName Campaign. #HerDreamDeferred
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400+1 is engaged in a protracted struggle for Orisha Land, an autonomous home for Black folx to be free from state sanctioned violence. This thread is meant to provide further context & communicate next steps following the state’s dismantling of Jordan’s Place. #martialtheblock
400+1 is martialing the block for Jordan Walton because:

✊🏿 We believe in establishing a government that employs trained and compassionate professionals to determine what risk individuals experiencing mental health crises pose to themselves and others.
According to a 2018 report, Austin Police has the worst reputation in the nation for killing people experiencing mental health crises. Police Departments, especially APD, are not qualified to respond to mental health emergencies. Police don’t keep anyone in these situations safe
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I've been feeling this as well. I keep waiting for the victims to be centered and they never are. Even while we talk about #StopAsianHate we aren't giving these people names that would humanize them beyond the fact that they were Asian. Culturally we don't know how to do this.
I don't wanna start some shit. But I am interested in whether any Asian communities are working to humanize the victims. This feels like a moment to understand why the Black community works so hard at that. That's why we have to #SayHerName. Nobody else is gonna do it.
Part of this is on me as well. I need to work to connect with Asian communities. I need to understand better what's happening there and how I could be a better ally. I feel like I've been successful at that with other communities on here. I'm not sure what's different with this.
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