#MatchDay is one of my fav days on Social Media to see so much #BlackExcellence. Congratulations to all the Black Residents who were matched today...you make us proud! Here is a quick thread on some of their excited reactions. #MatchDay2021#BlackMDs
By full accounting John Fetterman means gaslighting & refusing to atone. Gun violence in a community doesn't give one license to chase with a shotgun an unarmed Black jogger. Sensationalizing the context to justify his actions is appalling. Do better Dems!
Conflating gun violence with an unarmed Black jogger is gaslighting. Dismissing concerns as political adversaries is not taking accountability. Saying IF I fell short is not an apology. #JohnFetterman refusing to unequivocally apologize is unacceptable. Dems have been warned.
By the way the police report at the time shows Fetterman is LYING about his account. Again, Miyares was UNARMED despite Fetterman telling police he KNEW the man was armed. Miyares jogged daily & was wearing "running gear & headphones" not "commando gear" Fetterman lied & said.
I wish the word choice would've been more precise in describing the SFPD (emphasis on PD) drug scandal that KAMALA HARRIS dismissed the cases on her own volition far beyond the cases touched by the tech. More info...
I resisted replying to the cesspool ignorance in Charlamagne's IG comments, but let me say: swatting down irrefutable/ quantifiable Black progress with "yeah but what did you do specifically for Black folx" is ridiculous & shows a lack of understanding of SCOTUS rulings/civics.
There are ways to tackle systemic racism & inequities...but when I hear the question "what have you done/will you do SPECIFICALLY for Black people" it is almost never in reference to tackling the Black maternal or infant mortality rate (not in the CWBA)...it's about quotas.
To believe not implementing racial quotas is a betrayal of Black people is to completely ignore decades of court rulings (incl SCOTUS) that have outlawed "inflexible quotas". Summary ⬇️. The key is evaluating the legally allowed targets/goals for efficacy. web.uri.edu/affirmativeact…
Thread: I really need y'all political Johnny Come Lately Black saviors to understand: a lack of good ideas & will power are NOT why we haven't made more advancements in the Black community. Even ideas that once implemented are incredibly popular often took DECADES of advocacy.
Let's talk institutional power. Cube & others have taken to saying we have over 7,000 Black people elected and gotten nothing 🤔(false). Context matters there are 500000 elected officials in the US with Black electeds accounting for ~9K/2%. That power is not evenly distributed.
Let's look at the US Congress. Out of 12,526 individuals elected, only 162/1.3% are Black. The current session of Congress has the highest number of Black electeds with 57 out of 541. While Black officials make up 11.7% of VOTING members in the House they are 3% in the Senate.
Thread: Today I'll be debunking the Trump's Platinum Plan SCAM with receipts. It's asinine to believe a 2 pg PDF when Trump's 4 yr ⚪ Nationalist record proves hostility towards the Black community. Black unemployment has skyrocketed & 41% of small businesses have closed.
Trump's DOJ has been hostile towards the Black community and rolled back Obama/Biden Criminal Justice Reforms. Trump restarted the war on drugs, restored & increased federal private prisons, encouraged police brutality and more. Trump will not make us safer. #PlatinumPlan
Trump has not been a champion for HBCUs. In fact he has a fraught relationship with HBCUs including hostile statements questioning the constitutionality of their funding. The increased funding Trump touts was actually championed by VP nominee Sen. Kamala Harris. #PlatinumPlan
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Tickets start at $25! #TrektheVoteToVictory
Hey y'all! I've assembled a collection of "how to fill out your mail-in ballot/ absentee ballot" tutorials for almost 40 states I found specifically for the Nov 2020 election. Please feel free to share with the disclaimers I've included here ⬇️. Make your vote count! #BidenHarris
Here is a tutorial video on how to fill out your Alabama absentee/mail in ballot. Ballot design/enclosures might vary by county WITHIN the state so follow all instructions enclosed with YOUR ballot even if they vary from the video. #Vote#VoteByMail2020
Here is a tutorial video on how to fill out your Alaska absentee/mail in ballot. Ballot design/enclosures might vary by county WITHIN the state so follow all instructions enclosed with YOUR ballot even if they vary from the video. #Vote#VoteByMail2020
Hey y'all! I am ALL IN for the #BidenHarris ticket and that means fundraising! Look out for me posting opportunities to support through upcoming events or you can just drop a few coins using this link: act.joebiden.com/BVFsupport?att…
Feel free to use the OTHER box. Every $ counts!
Ashley Biden and #PeteButtigieg (Mayor Pete!) are teaming up for a special Arkansas Virtual Reception on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 5:30PM CDT/ 6:30PM EDT. Sign up for the event here ⬇️ 💛🐝 secure.joebiden.com/a/0824-arkansa…
If you cannot attend you can still contribute through this link.
Here is Round by Round of #112vsJaggedEdge#VerzuzTV
Jagged Edge- He Can't Love You 112- It's Over Now
JE- Girl Its Over 112- Come See Me
JE- Wednesday Lover 112- Now That We're Done
JE- Promise 112- You Already Know
JE- Gotta Be 112- Anywhere
Jagged Edge- Promise REMIX 112- So Fly (Just Slim not 112 lol)
R 11 112- Q, Mike, Slim, Daron Interlude
Jagged Edge- Trade It All Pt 2 (Fabolous)
R 12 112- Love Me
JE- Good Luck Charm
R 13 112- Dance With Me
JE- Don't Mess With My Man (Nivea)
Erykah Badu- You Got Me
Jill Scott- You Got Me Live
EB- On & On
JS- Getting in The Way
EB- Didn't Cha Know
JS- Rolling Hills #Verzuz Queen Tings 👸🏾
Erykah Badu- Back In The Day
Jill Scott- Slowly Surely
EB- Other Side of The Game
JS- Calls (w/Robert Glasper)
JS-Whenever You're Around #Verzuz#BlackGirlMagic
Hubby is representing for our household in the family Shrimp Alfredo Virtual cook off. Im narrating the competition 😂😂 #QuarantineDiaries
Which pasta dish looks the best from my virtual family cook off?
A) Extra Shrimp
B) Red Plate
C) Asparagus on the side
D) Shrimp & spinach #QuarantineDiaries
Just to let y'all know...my sister is reading every comment that mentions her dish and is salty at mom winning because of her "art direction". My mom is getting a kick out of how popular her dish is. We've been laughing at this shit for the past 30 mins 😂😂😂 #QuarantineDiaries
I always look forward to what Sen #KamalaHarris has to say about how to tackle #COVID19. It's critical that Joe Biden does more than phone a friend tho. Black women need to be part of the DECISIONS & the discussions and VP is the best way to do that. I trust Kamala to represent.
Now watching Senator #KamalaHarris on Joe Biden's townhall. These health disparities she is talking about are just staggering.
#KamalaHarris talking about food insecurity as it relates to #COVID19. HowardU did a study & found that 70% of its students were food insecure in 2019. On Live with the #KHive this week we discussed Kamala's bill to tackle the hunger crisis. More info ⬇️
Thread-Previously I highlighted #COVID19 leadership of many Black Mayors & BW in US Congress. Today I want to highlight the great work being done by local/state #BlackElecteds. Give someone (or yourself) a shot out with an example of their #coronavirus efforts & I'll add it ⬇️ 1/
.@jamooreforsc15 has rolled up sleeves with his efforts to show appreciation to essential workers & those on the frontlines. He has also convened experts for virtual townhalls to spread #COVID19 awareness. Thank you for your leadership! #BlackElecteds 2/
Sidebar: Y'all...I ALREADY did a thread on Mayors. This thread is for Black local and state elected officials. US Congress (House/Senate) is a federal position. I'm not adding mayors or US Congressional officials to this thread.
Teddy- SWV Right Here Human Nature Remix
Babyface- Toni Braxton Love Should Brought You Home (Winner)
Teddy- Keith Sweat Make It Last Forever (Winner)
Babyface- Babyface Soon As I Get Home
Teddy- Johnny Kemp Just Got Paid
Babyface- Whispers Rock Steady (Winner)
This was a hard two rounds of #VERZUZ to score but here we go. #TeddyRileyVsBabyface
Teddy- Foxy Brown ft Blackstreet- Gotta Get You Home (Winner)
Babyface- Babyface Everytime I Close My Eyes
Teddy- Guy Piece of My Love
Babyface- After 7 Ready or Not (Winner)
We are partying with Forever FLOTUS Michelle Obama now at #VERZUZ
Teddy- Hi-Five I Like The Way
Babyface- Bobby Brown Every Little Step (Winner)
Teddy- Keith Sweat I Want Her
Babyface- Tevin Campbell Can We Talk (Winner) #TeddyRileyVsBabyface
Thread: It is #BlackMaternalHealthWeek so today I'm highlighting the legislative work on the Black maternal mortality crisis. Rep Alma Adams, Rep Lauren Underwood & Sen Kamala Harris launched the Black Momnibus this year but the work has been ongoing for years. #BlackWomenLead 1/