Posts Tagged ‘baltimore

19
May
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Sending him all the good in the world

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This is what 2M (and growing) followers looks like. Wow!

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The hypocrisy of the GOP

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Malcolm X was and continues to be 100% right about the media

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The ridiculousness of Republicans on full blast

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*Sigh*

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06
May
15

A Tweet Or Two

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The President Of The Cool

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Those on Twitter know Chuck C. Johnson. What a scumbag

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Yes GOP, here’s a comedian showing just how foolish your party is

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Righteous rant

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04
May
15

This Is Why They Protest

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What separates the police from burglars, murderers, etc., who do innocent citizens harm? At this point, they are one and the same

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Violent actions by the police sent a Black protester to the hospital but the white protesters breaking curfew get pleaded with. Welcome to America

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For those saying “technically, it could happen.” Because you know, Black people are supermen and superwomen who can break our spines in two places, crush our larynx, break our leg, and cause a brain bleed all while handcuffed (arms behind our backs) and lying face down in a van. Miss me with that BS

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To protect and serve? Yeah, right

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A curfew can’t even be applied as intended…*Sigh*

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Chuck Todd is a scumbag

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Nancy LeTourneau: What Can We Do?

Leonard Pitts is going to start writing a series of columns to answer the question posed to him by a 55 year-old white woman from Austin, TX who said she was heartsick about the police violence against unarmed African Americans and wanted to know what she could do. Today he reports what Rev. Tony Lee said in response. “Protests,” Lee told me in a telephone interview, “are one way that pushes people’s feet to the fire. Whatever the issue is, it’s brought to the forefront. But…there’s still need for people to do legislative advocacy, dealing with policy, whether it’s from the national to the local, showing people how to be engaged and [affecting] the policies that have such direct impact.”

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All over the world – police brutality against minorities stays consistent

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29
Apr
15

The Justified Frustrations Of A Community

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Great commentary from Donna Dem (@NoShock). This was in response to GGail’s comment about Donna’s tweet

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I don’t believe that it is an either or situation. Like PBO said today it is a combination of both. Personal responsibility along with the right economic metrics will have a profound impact on folks lives. But for the grace of God and being born in a family that placed a high value on personal responsibility and respect for your fellow man that could have been me or my kids in those streets last night.

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My skin is black so I believe that I was marked from the time of birth. Society looks at me differently. They want me to believe that we are all created equal but having my West Point, Army Captain, straight laced, never been in any trouble sons followed around the CVS from isle to isle simply because of the color of their skin tells me that this is not a fair or equal society. Driving through the city whether its a predominately Black or White or Hispanic area and knowing that when I see a police cruiser pull over a car that there is a 90% chance that the person in that car is a black male because of the numerous times that my guys get pulled over for driving while black is all the indication I need to understand the powder keg that is waiting to explode in our society.

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No one is condoning violence but yes I do understand the violence. Because some of us are better educated and doors of opportunity have been opened for us who took advantage and walked through doesn’t mean that this opportunity is there for most of us. We still have the highest unemployment rate as a people in this country. We still are the least educated people in this country. We are still the last to get hired and the first to get fired in this country so when you mix these elements with poverty, drugs and a criminal element you get the results you saw last night. Many affluent Blacks are working with communities all over this country. You see it with the Boys and Girls Clubs, you see them as sports coaches in our little leagues, you see them volunteering to tutor disadvantage kids, you see them setting up non-profits to help ex-felons acclimate back into society. Then you see Federal Grants get cut and food stamps and fuel assistance cut back and head start programs all but eliminated. We take two steps forward and one step backward.

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Couple that with the conservative entertainment complex filling peoples heads with the notion that we are all basically leeches looking to live off the government and people feel hopeless. So take all that into consideration. My guys have great jobs, a well balanced family, they understand the consequences of their actions and take personal responsibility for themselves but yet are still racially profiled almost weekly. Now take a kid who doesn’t have those values and treat them like they are less than human and you get less than human behavior. Quite frankly I’m surprised that anyone is surprised at what they are seeing in Baltimore.

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28
Apr
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe during an official arrival ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House

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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Mrs. Akie Abe during a Japanese immersion class at Great Falls Elementary School in Great Falls, Virginia. The Japanese immersion is part of Virginia’s Fairfax County Public School’s World Languages Immersion Program, where elementary students learn math, science, and health through a foreign language

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama greets Mrs. Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Great Falls Elementary School in Great Falls

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Mrs. Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, visit Great Falls Elementary School in Great Falls

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Mrs. Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, are greeted by students at Great Falls Elementary School

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and and Mrs. Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, visit Great Falls Elementary School in Great Falls

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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participate in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe after they arrived at the north portico of the White House for a State Dinner

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First Lady Michelle Obama is in a Tadashi Shoji dress

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President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe participate in a toast with sake during a state dinner

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28
Apr
15

A Tale Of Two Countries

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Fantastic commentary from Donna Dem (@NoShock)

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What I am witnessing in my state over the last few days is unfathomable to me. My heart is heavy for the family of Freddie Gray. To bury your son in the morning and then watch your city burn in no small part because of ridiculous decisions being made by an apparently incompetent Mayor and Police Chief has to be heartbreaking. I was 13 years old when DC practically burned to the ground. When MLK was shot and killed all hope seemed to vanish with his murder. People of Color had been suppressed, impoverished and treated as less than human for as long as they had been in this country. First they killed JFK and then Malcolm was taken out and the last person who they had placed their hopes and dreams on was murdered and so they took to the streets and lashed out with anger. My city was in turmoil for 4 days. The National Guard, the Marines and the Army where called in to protect the Capitol and its residence.

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I remember how the sky was orange and the haze of smoke with that horrible burning smell lingered for almost two weeks. Can you imagine what it was like for a young girl who had been sheltered most of her life to witness tanks and military guarding our homes for almost a week? It is a memory that will forever be with me. This is why it is so hard for me to understand why police to this day don’t know how to deal with these situations. Closing the transportation that kids use to get to and from school; taunting the protesters by throwing rocks at them; that BS message by the BPD sent to the media that “gangs were going to takeout police” just to justify their response all factor in to what we witnessed yesterday. Now those same gangs that we were supposed to believe were telegraphing the destruction of police yesterday are today calling for peace in Baltimore. You see nothing we are hearing makes a bit of sense.

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