The names of others murdered yesterday by a white racist domestic terrorist at a supermarket in Buffalo will be released tomorrow. We know Aaron Salter Jr., a retired Buffalo police officer, was working as a security guard at TOPS. He wasn’t wearing a ballet proof vest.
Is that where we are going from here? All the security guards in schools, stores, houses of worship, will need to armor up in addition to carrying weapons?
May 14 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
To all the women and the men who support them, off to rallies today for abortion access, you are appreciated by those of us who are staying out of crowds because #COVID is surging. Your voices matter.
St. Louis shows up. #BansOffOurBodies
What’s happening with the baby formula??? Glad my new grand baby is nursing. But worried for others.
Are people doing this? “The FDA advises parents and caregivers not to make or feed homemade formula to infants. Homemade infant formula recipes have not been evaluated by the FDA and may lack nutrients vital to an infant’s growth”
May 9 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Between data scraping and targeted ads by marketers using data brokers - they have a lot of our info just because we are on social media or purchase something on line. Bought a bread knife for my mom on a website today. Seeing lots of ads for cutlery. My point is we have precious
little privacy left because we are plugged in, addicted to the places we tap into virtually. With so very much about our lives, loves, preferences breached, the notion of privacy is fragile. One of the last places we have some privacy is with our doctors. Although mine use a web
May 8 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
What to know what bravery and support look like? First Lady Jill Biden made an unannounced trip to Ukraine today to meet with Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska in Uzuzhhorod. The first time Ukraine’s First Lady has been seen in public since 2/24.
“I wanted to come in Mother’s Day. I thought it was important to show the Ukrainian people that this war has to stop and this war has been brutal and that the people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine” Dr. Biden said. @FLOTUS knows the importance of showing up.
May 2 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Not sure who needs to hear this, but now is NOT the time to slack off on public health precautions because Omicron keeps mutating faster than we can count.
“People can be fed up, angry, tired and frustrated — I am too,” Gregg Gonsalves, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health said. “But wishing the pandemic away doesn’t make it so.” nytimes.com/2022/05/02/nyr…
Apr 22 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
In Florida, under DeSantis and his repugnant Republicans, there can be no pictures of Black mathematicians or Black kids learning math.
The Florida Education department said some of the books “contained prohibited topics” from social-emotional learning or critical race theory — but it has released only four specific textbook pages showing content to which it objects. nytimes.com/2022/04/22/us/…
Apr 11 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Sarin used by Russia in Ukraine. Any questions?
Putin’s daughters are sanctioned. axios.com/russia-sanctio…
Ukraine's deputy PM urges residents of the eastern regions of Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk to evacuate as fears grow that Russia will intensify attacks there “It has to be done now because later the people will be under fire and face the threat of death," says Iryna Vereshchuk.
Apr 4 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
The war. What is more opposite to music? The silence of ruined cities and killed people. Our children draw swooping rockets, not shooting stars. Over 400 children have been injured and 153 children died. And we’ll never seem them drawing.
Here’s a new government site to find your way w/everything #COVID from masks, to tests to vaccines, in your community. Posting this as my city, #NYC, is seeing a surge in Omicron BA.2- too many people are either infected themselves or know folks who are. covid.gov
President Biden will speak about #COVID today. nytimes.com/live/2022/03/3…
Mar 29 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
“I was expressing the moral outrage that I feel, and I make no apologies for it,” President Biden told reporters at the White House yesterday. He was rejecting criticism from all corners about the potential diplomatic consequences of his words in Warsaw. Focus on what PUTIN does.
“People like this shouldn't be ruling countries but they do,” he said at another point. “The fact they do doesn't mean I can't express my outrage about it.”
Mar 28 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Clarence Thomas, the most conflicted pussy-whipped Justice in our lifetime, heard oral arguments today. If you know what I mean.
Clarence joined remotely. weau.com/2022/03/28/jus…
Mar 28 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
“Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021,” Judge Carter wrote.
So, uh, is anything going to happen to Teflon Don? cnbc.com/2022/03/28/jud…
Mar 24 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Cory Booker made #KentanjiBrownJackson cry today as he spoke passionately about racial progress. “You are worthy.” “You faced insults here that were shocking to me. But don’t you worry my sister. Don’t worry. God has got you. How do I know that? Because you’re here.”
“And I know what it’s taken for you to sit in that seat” Booker said. I’m crying, too. For all the truth in the Senator from New Jersey’s speech. Do yourself a favor and watch the 5 minutes from Senator Booker here.
Mar 20 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
“I’m ready for negotiations with him. I was ready for the last two years. And I think that without negotiations, we cannot end this war,” Zelensky told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria in an exclusive interview Sunday morning. Is Putin ready for serious talks? cnn.it/3ws4S89
“Russian forces have come to exterminate us, to kill us. And we can demonstrate that the dignity of our people and our army that we are able to deal a powerful blow, we are able to strike back. But, unfortunately, our dignity is not going to preserve the lives.” Zelenskyy 3/20/22
Mar 13 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Russia is abducting Ukrainian mayors. A second one, as Zelenskyy demands release of the first one. This screen shot is from @BBCNews
Russian forces have abducted the mayor of the southern city of Dniprorudne, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says. bbc.com/news/live/worl…
Mar 6 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Putin kills kids. Several children have died, according to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.