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Local Chef, Writer, Organizer @MississippiAdos @ADOSorg Contributor #WGUDTV @MsFreePress @JxnFreePress @NPR @MotherJones @CNN @FT @AP adosms2020@gmail.com
Jun 13 6 tweets 3 min read
“A Georgia pastor and his wife want justice after their son’s death at the hands of a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy. Rev. Dwight Winkley, and his wife, Catherine Winkley, hired Brandon, Mississippi attorney Lance Stevens to represent them…”

sunherald.com/news/local/cri… “The Winkleys, of Morehead, Georgia, have put Hancock County and Sheriff Ricky Adam on notice of the pending lawsuit in an intent-to-sue letter filed by the family’s attorney. The family plans to ask for at least $500,000 in damages.” @margar45 reports.

Jun 13 5 tweets 3 min read
I was invited by a good friend to an event in Ocean Springs for the commemoration of their annual Pride celebrations. I met Kristen Sims of Gulf Coast Equality Council and members of their Board of Directors.
gulfcoastequalitycouncil.org/board-of-direc… ImageImage I had a chance to learn the history behind the annual event, while connecting with LGBTQIA organizations and local allied businesses that support their efforts. Image
Jun 12 6 tweets 3 min read
I am personally concerned for the health and safety of attorney @JillCollen. She was arrested this weekend for filming police activity in Lexington Mississippi. I recently interviewed Jill about the history of lynchings in Mississippi.

mississippifreepress.org/33766/police-r… Image “Police arrested the JULIAN president nine days after she complained about the department’s treatment of Black residents while meeting with U.S. Justice Department officials.” —Shout out to @ashtonpittman for keeping the public informed! 🙏🏾

Dec 25, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
“Only 15 of the Senate's 52 districts are majority Black. That's less than 29% in a State that has, again, grown to 44% minority.”— Jarvis Dortch Executive Director, ACLU Mississippi. The 2020 Census found that Mississippi is becoming a more diverse state, with the percentage of Black Mississippians increasing to 39% and 44% of Mississippians identifying as a minority.”—Jarvis Dortch Executive Director, ACLU of Mississippi. @jarvisdortch
Nov 21, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
Father and son Gregory Case and Brandon Case have been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a January shooting involving Fed Ex driver D’Monterrio Gibson. Attorney Carlos Moore scheduled a press conference today at 4pm CST.

dailyleader.com/2022/11/21/fat… “A Lincoln County grand jury has indicted both men on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy, and shooting at a motor vehicle. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office served the warrants Friday afternoon.”
—Brett Campbell
Nov 21, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
On Friday morning, Carmella Causey’s estranged and abusive husband attempted to kill her by setting her home in Gloster, MS on fire with her and her beloved dogs inside. Carmella survived with third degree burns all over her body. She is in critical condition. Causey received emergency medical attention at Southwest Regional Medical Center but was discharged on Friday with third degree burns covering her body. She was then driven by her friend Teresa Ankton, to a burn center in Baton Rouge, where she was admitted.
Nov 12, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
The Mississippi Democratic Party leadership did not provide financial support to Shuwaski Young’s campaign. I noticed a similar pattern when Morris Mock Jr. ran for House District 60 in a 2018 special election.

ballotpedia.org/Morris_Mock_Jr. Mock told me that Miss. Democratic Party leadership wastes valuable resources elevating far right candidates in primary elections in hopes to neutralize a greater threat in the general elections. This strategy robs Democratic hopefuls of donor resources.

Apr 30, 2022 22 tweets 6 min read
“Despite the abundance of research specifying stark differences by race and creating enormous racial disparities, White Americans believe racial differences are declining.” ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… “In addition, many White Americans view themselves as good, moral, and believe in equality, which would refute ideas of prejudice or discrimination.”

Apr 21, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
“While operating without financial resources, Grills said the task force, YCG and A/B partners were in the process of finalizing contracts and were ready to proceed with directions from the nine-member panel.”

lasentinel.net/calif-reparati… “Everything came to a halt at our March meeting,” Grills said. “Unfortunately, we may have put a negative spin on the reputations of communications firms that have spent years building credibility.” 👀🤦🏾‍♂️

Jan 23, 2022 22 tweets 9 min read
Black(#ADOS) communities were shut out of entrepreneurial investments in the seafood industry during #Reconstruction. “Bohemian”, or Romanian/Yugoslavian immigrants, migrated to Biloxi, MS from Baltimore, MD. to offset The Natl. Child Labor Comm’s ruling.
userpages.umbc.edu/~arubin/HIST40… The National Child Labor Committee was formed in 1904 to combat the growing number of children who were working in what would be considered shocking and appalling conditions today; especially in Mississippi’s seafood industry.

Dec 20, 2021 8 tweets 7 min read
@60Minutes I wrote an extensive article in the @MSFreePress in November of 2020 about the #hookwormepedemic in Lowndes County Alabama. My research connects #NeglectedTropicalDiseases to the underlying conditions related to #COVID19 in the Black community.

mississippifreepress.org/7120/is-facing… @60Minutes @MSFreePress “U.S. Sen. Doug Jones and others have done nothing to mitigate this epidemic that has gone unnoticed among leftists who are calling for a Green “New Deal.” Meanwhile, 32% of residents in Lowndes County, Ala., live in abject poverty.”
Nov 4, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
🚨Breaking News🚨 Here is my latest @MSFreePress Voices piece! There is a lack of transparency in Mississippi’s police departments that no one is talking about. Shout out to @DonnerKay, @kbrenemen and @AziaCimone for giving me the opportunity!
@MississippiAdos As Rankin County deputies struggled with Damien Cameron in his grandmother’s home, he was heard screaming “I can’t breathe” in a back room before his grandmother found him unresponsive in her front yard.
Nov 3, 2021 13 tweets 10 min read
One of the most disheartening aspects of our #JUSTICE4LAMELLO protest were the racist hecklers who flipped me off and called me a n***er as I held a photo of the slain 3 month old baby.
#EndMississippiRaceViolence Image This is a stain on the @CityofGulfport. Gulfport Police Chief Chris Ryle has shown a pattern of citing “investigative material” when asked to provide public records requests regarding police involved shootings. I have obtained the General Orders via MBI.

Oct 31, 2021 18 tweets 9 min read
Can we all have a serious bipartisan conversation around the history of immigration in America and it’s impact on #ADOS? The Immigration Act of 1864 was one of Lincoln’s most signature pieces of legislation prior to the #EmacipationProclomation of 1865.

friendsofthelincolncollection.org/lincoln-lore/l… “This law legalized and bureaucratized labor recruitment practices similar to indentured servitude to encourage immigration to the United States and economic development.”
Oct 30, 2021 6 tweets 5 min read
Shout out to @AziaCimone @TorshetaJ
Deanna Tisdale-Johnson @DonnerKay @kimberlydgriffi, and so many more who helped to contribute to this series! These testimonies make the case for the need for a comprehensive federal #reparations claim that is specific to #ADOS communities. #MississippiRaceViolence is still prevalent in rural Black(#ADOS) communities in Noxubee County. @DonnerKay exposes the KKK’s involvement in the terrorism of Black(#ADOS) educators during Jim Crow in MS and the impact it had on their community today.

Jun 26, 2021 12 tweets 4 min read
On July 10, 1887, the grand jury of Hinds County, MS released a report revealing the horrific conditions state prisoners endured under convict leasing-a system that permitted private companies to lease prisoners from the state to labor for no pay.
calendar.eji.org/racial-injusti… The grand jury observed that many prisoners who had been leased were emaciated and malnourished because the leasing companies did not provide adequate food.
Apr 17, 2021 14 tweets 10 min read
The definition of #EnvironmentalRacism: (noun) A type of racism perpetrated by the disproportionate location of environmental hazards near economically and socially disadvantaged areas”.

sociologydictionary.org/environmental-… This type of targeted neglect has led to #NeglectedTropicalDiseases that have led to the underlying conditions of #COVID19 in #ADOS✊🏾communities throughout America; specifically the southern states.

Apr 8, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
Mississippi was awarded $200 million dollars in a the #CoronavirusReliefBill for rental assistance. The state has 5 months to use this funding or it will go back to the Federal government. If you know anyone that is interested please call MS Rental Assistance
1-601-718-4642. If you are a Mississippi renter who has not been able to make rent payments due to COVID-19, you may qualify for the RentalAssistance for Mississippians Program (RAMP). RAMP can provide up to 15 months of rental and utility assistance to eligible renters.
Feb 23, 2021 10 tweets 5 min read
Itta Bena, Mississippi is a small, sparsely populated, predominantly Black town in Northern Mississippi that relies exclusively on ATM machines as a primary source of banking. There are banking deserts throughout rural Mississippi. @MississippiAdos

nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/ho… “population 1,828 and likely declining, the four other ATMs sit inside gas stations and charge $5.25 to $7.50 per transaction. So the demand for the most basic financial services at an affordable rate is such that on one or sometimes two days a week, Hope’s ATM runs out of money”
Feb 17, 2021 9 tweets 6 min read
Technical Capability Statements are important for contractors who are looking to secure government contracts. The justification and approval process:
“•It provides authority to the contracting officer to award a contract without full & open competition.”
csgfederal.com/what-is-a-tech… Federal Contracting Officers hold a lot of sway over small businesses who are looking to scale via a process called the Sole Source contracting policy. Technical Capability Statements help with specific solicitation to these individuals.

Feb 10, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore have laid out the blueprint for the liberation of American Descendants Of Slavery in the United States pre 1776. Any other grift is a microcosm of the work that #ADOSActivists✊🏾have put in on a grassroots level since 2016. No cap✊🏾🙏🏾❤️ If I am being completely honest, the @DNC has been on notice since the 2012 Primaries. The Black community has not gotten anything worth marching in the streets for since the #CivilRights Act of 1964. We should be demanding #OneManOneVote as individuals in a 2 Party System! ✊🏾