"Hi, Mr. Brooks. I'm w/ The Dept. of You OK? So, you OK? Looks like you fell asleep in your car. Lemme get you a ride home. I'll be by your home tomorrow to check on you. Here's my number. Looks like your ride's here. Good night, sir."
Seriously, what's the MOST LIKELY scenario if they let #RayshardBrooks run?
He runs for 2 or 3 blocks tops. He gets exhausted. Because he's drunk he hyperventilates & throws up. He passes out. The cops then leisurely walk up & cuff him while he sleeps. & NOBODY IS MURDERED!
The number of people of who think that at the 1st sign of any conflict it is totally reasonable to pull out a gun & start shooting is qwhite something.
The Bay Area always gets credit for being the most liberal & progressive place, but it often seems to go out of its way to reject that reputation. The only surprising thing here is that Mayor @Sashi said the quiet part out loud.
As an asthmatic, the idea that you would use your inhaler as an inspirational prop, is gross. Some of those asthmatic kids you were talking to can't afford inhalers & will die of an asthma attack before they get the chance to be Surgeon General. Talk about that, @JeromeAdamsMD.
& as you know, the inhaler you used as a prop is a "rescue inhaler" because by the time you pull that out your health is fucked. For many it's all they have because they can't afford maintenance meds. If you don't have 1, the next stop is the ER or the morgue. @JeromeAdamsMD
This is the 2nd "article" I've seen that said I left anti-abortion activist interviews on "the cutting room floor" because I didn't agree w/ them. This 1 is from @TuckerCarlson's site. (Maybe they're mad I said, "F**k Tucker Carlson." on #UnitedShades😄) Lemme clear this up.
On #UnitedShades we always film more than we need. Cutting interviews out rarely means they aren't good. It means we don't have room, or something else resonated, or it felt redundant. The show is only 42 minutes long minus commercials. Every season I've pushed for extras online.
When I went to end my ability to reproduce, there were no protesters. No 1 tried to talk me out of it, talked about God or murder, or made me get my wife's approval. The surgery took 10 minutes & was covered by insurance. It should be that easy for women. cnn.com/interactive/20…
This is the official #UnitedShades of America livetweet thread. If you have questions about the show (or need a recipe for 2 ingredient pancakes) ask them here. Tonight is the premiere. It is megachurches in Dallas, TX. pscp.tv/w/b5ZGNTF4a1FE…
Getting ready for the livetweet of the premiere of season 4 of #UnitedShades. I'll be watching it w/ @pastormykmac & @fhunscripted (He's on the speakerphone.). They're both in the episode & they'll both be livetweeting w/ me. If you have questions respond to this thread.
For those of you who are sad that you couldn't help those other kids get a computer... YOU CAN HELP B THESE KIDS GET AN iPAD! Only $238 gets it done. Any amount helps! donorschoose.org/project/an-ipa…
Only 9 days left to finish funding this classroom project. Helping kids learn to read. Luckily only $159 to go! Let's knock this out so the kids can celebrate at lunchtime! donorschoose.org/project/word-w…
Just got yelled at on the phone by a @Postmates delivery person who decided not to deliver what I ordered. This is after I ordered an adapter from @Apple that I had no idea was being delivered by Postmates. Anybody else feel like this gig economy isn't working out as planned?
I just feel like that despite the "convenience" it's clear that gig people are independent contractors, aren't paid well, don't have benefits, & I'm guessing are held up to unreasonable standards which means that automatically you occassionally get gig people who juat say...
ANNNNNNNNNNNND CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE GIG ECONOMY!!!!
Only time I'll ever explain a joke because some people really don't get that I'm not saying "Tiger Woods for president". I'm saying "the feeling of Tiger Woods winning the Masters for president". Because all across my timeline people of all stripes are excited. It's a silly joke.
People are so literal it is sad. It is literally sad. And also people are doing the thing that the right accuses us of doing... NOT GETTING JOKES.
Leonard Powell is a 77 y/o veteran & retired postal worker. He's a father & a widow. He has owned his home in Berkeley for 45 years. But because of code violations the city is working hard to take his home. $45,000 by March 11 will give him his home back. ca.gofundme.com/9k5cqq-save-le…
These are the details of the maddening situation that Leonard Powell is in. Berkeley is putting Mr. Powell through a torturous process to take his home away from him & his family. A home he has owned for 45 years. This another way gentrification works. berkeleyside.com/2019/03/05/ber…
Again, here's the @gofundme page to help Mr. Powell save his house. Apparently if he raises $45,000 more by March 11 then he gets to keep the home he has owned in Berkeley for FORTY-FIVE YEARS! Let's all come together and help make this happen!
1) Happy for Kenyans & Kamaus that our name was said & defined on TV 2) I should've been a $1000. @TessaThompson_x is way more famous. 3) I wondered who'd know my name. Funny enough I've met @KenJennings. 4) MAMA @CheathamBell WE MADE IT!
5)Technically it's "W. Kamau Bell". 🤣😢
Great job on that last one. Now help this teacher help her students. A storage unit for blocks may seem like a small thing, but it takes many simple elements to make a good classroom. This is just 1 of them. @DonorsChoose👇🏿 donorschoose.org/project/tidy-b…
This is a public, ALL GIRLS, STEM middle & high school in Los Angeles, California. It sounds like where Shuri would teach if this was Wakanda. But it Wakanda. They need calculators.
People keep asking, "What's next after #SurivingRKelly?" I don't exactly know. But I'm sure many people smarter than me will have those answers. & I'll send them out as I get them. For example, my friends at @ColorOfChange right here...
This is another thing I recommend after watching #SurvivingRKelly. I'm on the advisory board of @iHollaback, an organzation that is working to end harassment around the world. They do great work. Please, read up on them & if you can donate and/or RT. ihollaback.org
I've had locks multiple times in my life. The process of cutting them is something that I would plan & carefully select who did it. It can be an emotional experience. To have it happen in public like that is gross. Every adult in the building is at fault.
Also, I can't help but think about the effed up haircut he ended up w/. The most important part of getting my locks cut was the haircut I got. Often, I tried not to look in the mirror during the cut because the transition was the most painful. He was left stuck in the transition.