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29 May 19
My @TEDTalks is live! In it I transform the tragedy of #LivingWhileBlack headlines into something beautiful. Please watch, share, and consider supporting. I'm so proud of this.

baratunde.com/livingwhilebla…

"How to deconstruct racism one headline at a time"
@TEDTalks Some additional resources to share. First, I make a LOT of assertions in the talk about police behavior and specific incidents. I tried hard to support everything with footnotes, so here you go! ted.com/talks/baratund…
Then there's the suggested reading and resources. Major props to @ProfCAnderson and her book White Rage + @VillanuevaEdgar for #DecolonizingWealth, plus @PolicingEquity on research and @eji_org More explained here ted.com/talks/baratund…
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30 Apr 19
As an early, loud ambassador I too thought there‘d be a physical US base & was confused & disappointed to discover otherwise. This message is a good acknowledgment of error. I’ll stay a member to see how the founding principles are applied cause I still want/believe in the model
But if anyone joined b/c of me AND a belief this org would operate a physical US office and feels duped or disappointed by that absence, i understand and offer my own apology. Request a refund from The Correspondent which they promise to process “right away” and lmk if they don’t
I myself joined as member, ambassador, and part-time paid “campaign strategist” largely because a) I believe we need new organizing models for media and b) the stellar person that is @zainabshah. Working with her on the crowdfunding campaign was a joy
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18 Apr 19
This could take hours, days, or maybe I won't ever make it to the end, but this begins my final PDF breakdown of Robert Mueller's work on behalf of our U.S. democracy. 448 pages. starting with the cover. Volume 1 of 2?? They already promising sequels? How George RR Martin-esque!
page 2 is blank. reminding me of my childhood book reports I wanted to make so nice and beautifully formatted. I remember trying to get those plastic bindings to loop through and mostly i just went with a binder clip. I wonder if Mueller used the plastic loopies.
the table of contents is five pages. for those who've seen me do this before i continue to be impressed with the organizational structure of these legal documents! Roman numerals. Indenting. Clarity matters when outlining foreign attacks. Wish I could change to a sans font tho
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25 Jan 19
It's friday and Robert Mueller has dropped indicted Roger Stone which means another PDF which means it's time for me to walk through this document amateur legal style... I'm so excited. My PDF reader has never gotten so much use as when American democracy is being undermined
Like all good stories, this one opens with an introduction to major events and characters in the drama, reminding us that the DNC and DCCC were hacked and made this known in June 2016. Shortly after, Organization 1 aka Wikileaks starts releasing waves of stolen goods
So we got the hacked documents and the release thereof. Mueller is like, "yall remember that right?" And we do. Then we get a character intro to Roger Stone with the key highlight being he WAS CONTACED BY Trump campaign about Wikileaks and claimed to be in touch with them
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4 Jan 19
I have tried to use my voice for good, but I've lived and spoken a good long while without shining a light on the heinous behavior of R Kelly. I've listened to his music and stepped in the name of abuse. That ends now.
The 6-hour #SurvivingRKelly series includes over 50 interviews and began last night, continuing tonight and tomorrow. Check it out
"Lifetime’s #SurvivingRKelly ... feels like a plea sharply directed at Kelly’s current fanbase and those in his industry who’ve remained shockingly silent on the allegations." themuse.jezebel.com/in-surviving-r…
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6 Nov 18
Longest midterm line I ever experienced. #ElectionDay #blackmenvote #VotingWhileBlack #dressupfordemocracy
It was actually exciting to stand in line. Things were a little confusing with our New York ballots and the large number of people. But it was dope to see neighbors helping each other navigate the process.
There were people directing traffic. Someone pointed out available booths to me and I did the same for another. That’s the entire point right? To be in this together. To have each other’s backs.
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