Sunday Reads: Watch your language, pig…

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Ballerinas Kennedy George, 14, left, and Ava Holloway, 14, pose in front of a monument of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. They told me the dance community is about joy and collaboration and they were out today to do just that. “We’re moving forward,” George said. . . . @reuters . #rva #blacklivesmatter #blackgirlsdance

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Other things we don’t do in America: Call Nazis “very fine people,” refuse to rent to POC, mock the disabled, grab women by the pussy, take out a full-page ad in the @nytimes saying the death penalty should be reinstated for the Central Park 5 who were Black & 15/16 years old & spent 11 years in prison before DNA proved they were innocent. But here we are. #FuckTrump #DumpTrump

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#womanist #blacklove #blacklivesmatter  #blackwriters #blackart #blackartist #blackpanther #love #war #poetry #art #blackpoetry  #unlearn #history #american #american #africanamerican #afro #herstory #human #blackandwhite #nature #blackmadonna

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"SAY HER NAME 💔 TAKE ACTION. In honor of Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday today, we are calling for justice to be served.⠀ ⠀ Breonna was an essential worker murdered at the height of a pandemic in her HOME. She was killed by police with a barrage of bullets that struck her atleast 8 times.⠀ ⠀ They were executing a no-knock warrant for another suspect that was already in their custody. The FBI finally opened an investigation into her shooting today, but no officers have been arrested, charged, or even disciplined yet.⠀ ⠀ When we say #blacklivesmatter, that must include Black women & Black LGBTQ+ lives, too. Use your voice for them just like you did for #GeorgeFloyd. Donate, protest, petition and DEMAND #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor.⠀ ⠀ __________⠀ ⠀ QUEENS IN SLIDE 1:⠀ @essiegolden @curvenvy @glamazondiaries @amarachiukachu @tyalexander @colormecourtney @chardlinechanel @addieohh @stylishcurves @ontheqtrain @kurvykatie @lexiwiththecurls @iambeauticurve @simplygailg @styleandpoise @dressupwithjess⠀ ⠀ QUEENS IN SLIDE 2:⠀ @gabifresh @kellyaugustineb @chanteburkett @alana_reina @simplycurvee @opalbyopal @audreypatriciaw @stylenbeautydoc @monroesteele @blairimani @fromheadtocurve @enigivensunday"⠀ ⠀ #breonnataylor #sayhername #birthdayforbreonna

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D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser renamed a street in front of the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and had the slogan painted on the asphalt in massive yellow letters, a pointed salvo in her escalating dispute with President Trump over control of D.C. streets.⁠ ⁠ City officials said the actions Friday were meant to honor demonstrators who are urging changes in law enforcement practices after the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in the custody of Minneapolis police.⁠ ⁠ “There was a dispute this week about whose street it is, and Mayor Bowser wanted to make it abundantly clear whose street it is and honor the peaceful demonstrators who assembled Monday night,” said John Falcicchio, the mayor’s chief of staff.⁠ ⁠ Read more at the link in our bio. (📷 by @king_marvino/The Washington Post)

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By @mikeyblacktattoo #traditionalkings #traditionaltattoo #traditionalflash #traditionaltattoos #americantraditionaltattoo #americantraditionaltattoos #tattoos #tattoo #tatuaje #tatuajes #tatuaggi #tatuaggio #tatuajetradicional #flashtattoos #flashtattoo #traditionaltattooflash #americantraditional #classictattoo #classictattoos #ink #inked #europe #followme #stayhome #unıtedkıngdom #uk

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Photographs taken in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Charles Chamblis between 1975-1985. The photographs are part of the Minnesota Historical Society archive.

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Photographs taken in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Charles Chamblis between 1975-1985. The photographs are part of the Minnesota Historical Society archive.

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The sad truth…

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Sunday #JusticeForGeorge

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This is too much déjà vu…how many times have we seen the phrase “justice for…” used to represent the murder of a black man or woman or child?


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I deserve to feel safe when I go outside, I have the right to be treated like a human being. My skin color does not define me. I matter, we matter. #blacklivesmatter #wematter #listentous

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By @ashleyskywalker taken at #AFROPUNKAtlanta

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.#saytheirnames

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“I have always wanted my art to service my people. To reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential” ⭐️ DC-born African American artist, Elizabeth Catlett, was known for her powerful sculptures, paintings, and prints that explored themes around race and feminism. The grandchild of freed slaves, Catlett was instrumental in pioneering a style that merged abstraction and figuration in a Modernist aesthetic – curvaceous figures and features with thick sharp lines – whilst also bringing in influences from African and Mexican art traditions ♥️ Whilst alive (she passed in 2012 age 96) she divided her time between Mexico and the US which heavily informed her approach to form and printmaking. Catlett's artistic aim was to convey social messages through her heavily political work which saw her reflect the civil rights struggles in which she participated.

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This photo took my breath away. I hope everyone is taking care of themselves as best they can, and I hope my white friends and followers are doing something this weekend – whether it’s donating money, signal boosting or putting your body on the line. This is a problem we created and one we benefit from – it’s our job to fix. (📷: @daisugano at @mercnews)

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57 years ago & what has changed? Take action. #gloriarichardson

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People are in pain. We must listen.

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The entire country has erupted in protests over the murder of George Floyd, another unarmed black man who was killed by the police in Minneapolis, MN. Even as hundreds of thousands of people are dying and suffering because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this has not stopped the police from murdering black people in the street. Despite the looming fear of contracting the virus, protesters gathered in the streets all around the city to demand justice for George Floyd and the countless others who have been murdered by police and to declare that black lives matter. These photos are from the rally that took place in Brooklyn, New York. Note: Activist NYC has always been a photo project documenting peaceful protesters and depicting people in a positive light. I started this project because I hate how the media always portrays protesters with violence to garner clicks and headlines. All these photos from today were captured with permission from the people. . . @peoplespowerassemblynyc @equality4flatbush #georgefloyd #justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter #whitesupremacy #fightwhitesupremacy #whitesupremacyisterrorism #BLM #stopwhitesupremacy #stopwhiteterrorism #fuckthepolice #FTP #policebrutality #stoppolicebrutality #stopkillingblackpeople #nojusticenopeace #silenceisviolence #jailkillercops #wewillnotbesilent #documentaryphotography #photojournalism #activistny #blacklivesmatter✊🏾 #policeaccountability #policeaccountabilitynow #endpolicebrutality #stoppoliceterror #stoppoliceviolence #icantbreathe #noracistpolice #justiceforfloyd

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Reposted from @seedingsovereignty Catch the fire, y’all. – #regrann

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America has watched so much happen in 2 minutes this week.

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The protest are growing…last night my daughter sent me this message as she was driving back from Florida:

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This guy reporting for CNN in Philly just caught the cops chasing a few guys who were walking at Broad and Sansom, tackling one of them to the ground violently. At least 3 cops on top of one (black) guy. The reporter made it clear that the guys were not doing anything dangerous and for all we know they could have just been walking home. Right. Curfew is in effect unless you are essential workers. And they had no way of knowing if these guys were essential or not. Instead they attacked. Our neighbors watched the cops at 4th and South redirect a black couple, not letting them cross the street, and then allow a white woman. I just watched live footage of a white guy shoving the stuff he looted into a Mustang and drive off, unharmed. Facts. Also, be careful with dropping "they" and "them" as code for black protesters because there are/were plenty of white folks out there starting fires and looting. Black people are in PAIN. White supremacy continues to EXHAUST. If you're white, please just take a beat before you pass judgement. People > property.

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President Trump on Saturday denied that his tweet earlier in the day suggesting a “MAGA night” at the White House was meant to incite racial tensions, saying it was meant as a question because he had heard his supporters wanted to be at the protests around the country following the death of George Floyd. “These are people who love this country, I have no idea if they are going to be here, I was just asking,” he told reporters in brief remarks outside the White House. “By the way, they love African American people, they love black people, MAGA loves the black people, I heard MAGA wanted to be there, I have no idea whether that’s true or not. But remember MAGA loves our country.” The president attacked Minneapolis’s handling of the protests — adding a tangential that he’d had great political success in Minnesota by almost winning it in 2016 — and slammed Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey as a “probably a very good person but a radical left mayor.” Earlier, Trump tweeted a harsher critique of Frey, writing that the mayor “will never be mistaken for the late, great General Douglas McArthur or great fighter General George Patton.” Read more by clicking the link in our bio.

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ur Fireman in Chief races to help stoke the flames. In Minneapolis and elsewhere. #trump #covid19 #minneapolis

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God bless this courageous woman. Thank you @chicagosmayor (And just wait and see how the Republicunts will feign shock at how crass she’s being. You want crass? “Grab them by the pussy, shit-hole countries, some very fine people…” Need I go on?)

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When they gone charge the other 3 it’s called accessory or that don’t apply to (white) 👮 🤷🏾‍♂️🖤

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I feel this:

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“Este es el corazón de la Isla.” “This is the heart of the island,” punctured by nails. This street art speaks to the difficulties and heartbreak that the Cuban people have experienced over the years while struggling under a repressive government. I think this sentiment also rings true today in the United States of America—the heart of America has also been punctured by deep wounds. So much pain and so much suffering for our Black brothers and sisters oppressed by systemic racism and white supremacy. #cuba #artecubano #sanisidro #habanavieja #havana #oldhavana #streetart #streetartphotography

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And also this:

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“Dear non Black POC, The dismantling of white supremacy starts when we stop hiding behind the complacent belief that our ethnicity is a substitute for blackness.” -Mujer Muralista No one gets to sit this one out, no one. White and non Black POC got to step the fuck up. If I see any “yeah but…” comments, please take a long look in the mirror and work out your feelings there. Do. The. Work. ✌🏼 #blacklivesmatter #checkyourprivilege #dothework #gettowork #healingwork #decolonize

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And so it is⚔️🧿⚔️ . . . . . RP via @iamthecreatress 💓 #blacklivesalwaysmattered #collectivehealing #ancestralhealing #ancestorsspeak #spiritualguidance #focus #courage #healing #brujasofinstagram #healersofinstagram #thehoodwitch

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Wednesday Reads: 👀 Look and See

I think this tweet by cartoonist Pat Bagley says it all:

Then there is this perspective:

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When it all comes down to this:

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80,000 are dead. How many more will it take? • #trumpsupporters #trumpvirus #trumpownseverydeath #trump #fifthavenue #magaisformorons #fucktrump #notmypresident #worstpresidentever #dumptrump #coronavirus #trumpliedpeopledied #covid19 #coronavirustaskforce #drfauci #politicalcartoon #digitalillustration #illustrator

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And now…

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#voteblue #blacklivesmatters #unitedwestand #sisepuede

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This is bullshit:

And then some ass asked me…

I want to end this with a couple thoughts…

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Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that hey may find effective solutions to overcome this virus. #Montserrat #BlessedVirgin #PopeFrancis

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But the soul of sweet delight can never be defiled. To create a little flower is the wisdom of ages. WB.⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #Poetrybook #williamblake #Spiritualbeing #Sussex #Visionaryart ⁠ #Mystical #Romanticpoetry #engraving⁠ #darkartist #psychedelia ⁠ #printmaker #bookart

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Stay safe, stay home if you can…


Wednesday Reads: Waffle House Closures!

The shit has really hit the fan!

There are 1600+ restaurants still open for business…but, it does make you think.

Here is something else to make you think:

What the hell is wrong with these people?

Here is the full image…

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Visit link in bio for full story.

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It bothered me to…but he was calling Dr. Fauci by his first name too. It is being disrespectful to both Doctors.

That is so true…

So, with all this stressful mess going on, I’ve been killing time coloring…

I thought I would share this with you…it seems a lot of people are finding it soothing.

Happy Color App

Anyway, stay safe and as usual, this is an open thread.


Sunday Reads: 12 Monkeys

The last few days have made me sick…like, make me wanna puke sick.

There has to be a joke in that monkey tweet, I’m just too disgusted to think of one.

This is an open thread.