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"The Hill We Climb" by Amanda Gorman When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We've braved the belly of the beast We've learned that quiet isn't always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn’t always just-ice And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it Somehow we do it Somehow we've weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken but simply unfinished We the successors of a country and a time Where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president only to find herself reciting for one And yes we are far from polished far from pristine but that doesn’
I don't think any of us have any doubt that peaceful protests lead by BIPOC communities are treated differently.  We saw this in the uprising this summer. Can you imagine if there was a violent storming of the Capitol? There's just no way there would be such a light law enforcement, no way there would have been a small number of arrests, no way it wouldn't have been met with law enforcement violence, no way folks would have been casually walking in and out of the Capitol. I'm glad the media are using appropriate terms like insurrection, mob violence, and domestic terrorism, and accountability is now required. #impeach and #convict #25thamendment
Impeach! Remove! Convict!
#impeachtrump #convict #remove Trump is a traitor! #traitor #impeach2 #civicdirect
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Black History Month - Mary McLeod Bethune
"The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth." #marymcleodbethune #racialjustice #feminism #genderequality #civilrights #knowyourhistory #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth
Convict and Disqualify
#Trump #incited an #insurrection.   #convict and #disqualify from ever holding #federal office again.  If we don't, he could do it again or the next would-be #autocrat certainly will.
Sexually Liberated Women Intimidate Insecure Men
Originally Posted on March 20, 2019 In this society, women are expected to live up to a man’s standards of what a “real” woman is. As time goes on many women are defying these sexist standards. You would think that in 2019 people wouldn’t be so bothered by multifaceted women, but this is still an issue. Insecure and sexist men do not like to see women who are confident in themselves. They get their self esteem from being able to control the way women live. It’s the same way for women with internalized misogyny. They have been conditioned to think that their lives revolve around men. It bothers them to see that there are women who refuse to live that way. I noticed that the more popular Megan
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Originally Posted on December 5, 2018 Misogyny is so ingrained in our minds, that we think any challenge to it is detrimental to our way of life. That is the complete opposite. Feminism isn’t destroying our community. Our upholding of patriarchy is. Racism and misogyny is destroying our community. Mass incarceration is destroying our community. Lack of funding in our neighborhood is destroying our community. Assault and abuse is destroying our community. This idea that the black community should only focus on racism, not misogyny or homophobia, is not helping us move forward. If we want to liberate the black community, then we have to listen to everyone’s grievances. All of our issues matter
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Originally Posted on November 15, 2018 Misogynoir is the combination of sexism and racism towards Black women. This term was coined by Queer, Feminist scholar, Moya Bailey. I have only recently learned what misogynoir is. But it has been surrounding me my whole life. I learned about colorism from school and rap music. Boys in my class didn’t hesitate to sit in front of my face and say, “I only like light skinned girls.” Then I would go home, turn on the television and see rap videos where men were surrounded by lighter skinned women. All you would hear in the songs were, “redbone,” this and “yellow bone,” that. I remember being eleven years old, sitting in the car and hearing this line by Li
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R. Kelly's Single Ladies
Originally Posted on January 28, 2018 R. Kelly's fans are another example of celebrity worship gone too far. His fans have been camped out on the Mute R. Kelly event page for a week, posting gifs and arguing in defense of their "man". These fans are flocking to our page from a fan page called "R. Kelly's Single Ladies" which has over 11,000 members. Their ringleader, Curry Dynasty initiated this by posting the lead organizer of Mute R. Kelly Detroit on their Facebook page. These women hurled transphobic comments, insulted her looks, and made threats for her to stop the boycott. R. Kelly's single ladies eventually made their way to the event page and have also defended him under any Instagr
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Body Image
Originally Posted on December 1, 2017 I didn’t start paying too much attention to the size of my body until high school. I used to be really skinny.  I had a small chest, small butt, small everything. Never really thought much of it. That wasn’t until people started making comments about my body and other women’s bodies. Boys would thirst over the girls who had curvy bodies. The girls with big breasts or a big butt, or both. Then boys would see me. They’d say exactly what was on their mind. They’d make comments about how small my breasts were. They’d say my breasts were too far apart. They’d tell me I had no butt.  In their eyes, I paled in comparison to girls with curvy bodies. And honestly
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Cancel Student Debt Now
#elizabethwarren and #chuckschumer are #pressuring #joebiden and #kamalaharris to #cancel up to $50,000 in #studentloandebt. 43 million #americans are affected  Let's do this!  #cancelstudentloandebtnow. #gobig #presidentBiden Cancel Student Debt Now! #biden
Black History Month - A. Philip Randolph
"Freedom is never given; it is won." — A. Philip Randolph, civil rights activist #blackhistorymonth #knowyourhistory #racialjustice #racialequity #freedom #civilrights 
Originally Posted on November 29, 2017 R. Kelly has a long history of being accused of sexual assault and abuse. Yet there are still people who support him. Why is that? Many people worship celebrities. They idolize celebrities and believe that they can do no wrong. But society also has a problem with giving predators a pass. There are people out there who will sympathize with the predator before they sympathize with the victim. I also feel that the women and girls that he has targeted plays a part in why he gets away with it. Society has a problem with turning their backs on victims, especially women of color. All of the women and girls we have heard about are black.  I️ will include a few
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The Organizing Principles of Today's Republican Party
Today's #GOP is a #supplicant to #trump and #trumpism, the organizing #principles include #whitesupremacy #insurrection #fascism #antidemocracy #xenophobia any #policy that benefits #therich.
Robinhood protects the rich...
Another #irony of #latestagecapitalism: A #company called #robinhood #disallows the #poor to #profit from #therich.  #gamestop #amctheaters #blockbuster #hedgefund #wallstreet #shortstocks 

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