The convo this AM w/ @LurieFavors really has me thinking about why we place so much emphasis on “being seen.” Seen by whom? By white people? Why? To be seen by white ppl is only significant as long as white people are still dominating us. The white gaze has to be made irrelevant.
— DEFUND & ABOLISH POLICE, REFUND OUR COMMUNITIES (@BreeNewsome)
Jun 18, 2021
On this day in 1969:
Richard H. Austin, Michigan’s first Black certified public accountant, announces that he will run for mayor of Detroit. He’s the first major African-American candidate to do so. pic.twitter.com/SvPONGzqCR
— Ken Coleman (@HistoryLivesDet) June 4, 2021
The 2016 police killing of Philando Castile, a legal gun owner, prompted @ProfCAnderson to study the roots of the Second Amendment. “What I saw was it wasn’t about guns. It was about the fear of Black people. It was about the fear of Blackness.” pic.twitter.com/zK4mhbKeXQ
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) June 3, 2021
The vaccine news tends to center the successes – which is great for those who are vaccinated. But the death & hospitalization rates for the *unvaccinated* remain as high as they were in December/January. Please be safe y'all. #LDFShow @SXMUrbanView https://t.co/rtrXibwjOH
— Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. (@LurieFavors) June 1, 2021
I grew up across the street. Besides smoking & cussing, Doc Hough gave free candy to kids with good report cards. But he never verified it, so I would just tell him I did
I later became friends with his grandson & revealed my scam to Doc, who said:
“Nigga, it was penny candy.” pic.twitter.com/pUHEL7x61C
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) May 25, 2021
This is a really important thought.
A lot of us are staring blankly/binge watching crap etc. and it isn't because we are lazy. We are dealing with a lot and sometimes just staying still can feel like it is all we are capable of in the moment.
I hope you are ok friends https://t.co/nppZQESvrp
— Erin Burrell She | Her (@erinkburrell) May 4, 2021