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General Discussion Forum / Meet the Supporters Trump Has Lost
« on: July 01, 2020, 02:20:50 PM »
A significant majority of people who voted for him in 2016 are planning to do so again. What is different about those who’ve had a change of heart?


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/upshot/poll-trump-defectors-2020-election.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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MLB's Ian Desmond, in a powerful post about racism and social injustice, opts out of the 2020 season




IG POST:


Desmond said he's been inspired to speak out about his experiences with racism since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. And in his Instagram essay, he outlined just how much of his life has been touched by racism, from his grade school hosting a meeting for White families to tell them Desmond and his sister would be enrolling, to his high school team chanting "White power" ahead of games and now, in his career in the MLB.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/us/ian-desmond-opts-out-mlb-spt-trnd/index.html

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To be blunt, Ezekiel Elliott is furious.

The Dallas Cowboys star running back threatened to sue Sports Illustrated on Monday after the famed magazine ran a column online with the headline, “Ezekiel Elliott Forgets to Log Off, Admits to Being High on Twitch: Traina Thoughts.”

https://nypost.com/2020/06/29/ezekiel-elliott-threatens-to-sue-sports-illustrated-over-weed-story/

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Broadway star Robert Hartwell buys house built by slaves to ‘fill it with love’





https://nypost.com/2020/06/27/robert-hartwell-buys-house-built-by-slaves-to-fill-it-with-love/


To each, his own, but I really would not want to live in a former plantation house.

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Between 1980 and 2012, Black officers were responsible for just 10% of fatal police incidents, he said. The data also shows that when Black officers apply force, the recipient is a person of color nearly 78% of the time.



https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/you-become-blue-tension-between-black-cops-residents/KOecFjQ9V0FHfmGzejQ4VN/

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General Discussion Forum / Anybody seen this on any news sources????
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:58:44 PM »
I've searched for news stories on this but haven't seen anything. Have yall?

From Tariq Nasheed's twitter:

"Some alleged KKK members were arrested in #Richmond for impersonating police officers. These men had fake badges, police vests and they had zip ties that were allegedly going to be used to kidnap unsuspecting Black people.

Could this be why so many Blk ppl are found hanging?"

https://twitter.com/tariqnasheed/status/1277796592595038208?s=12&fbclid=IwAR1V743WXMbkP1AJOl0QPJ8z3hrShLM1r3M4bTVJJ9nh4ppEalYkkMS-cU0




 :shrug:



And I do take stuff that Tariq says and posts with a grain of salt. He doesn't always accurate info...but, sometimes he does.




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High-profile figures rally around owner Pinky Cole's community support efforts

Pinky Cole, the owner of popular West End vegan eatery Slutty Vegan, is teaming up with some famous names to give away free food today.


Lala Anthony, Ludacris, Gabrielle Union Wade and Chris Paul are contributing to the giveaway “in support of (Cole’s) business, and her community impact,” according to a press release.Food will be provided from noon-7:30 p.m. at 1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW. Cole said masks will be provided to those standing in line and social distancing will be strictly enforced.

Slutty Vegan Ménage à Trois is a plant based patty loaded with vegan bacon and shrimp, topped with lettuce tomato and special sauce. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Cole told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she wanted to do something for Slutty Vegan customers to thank them for their support after a glut of negative reviews were left on the restaurant’s Yelp and Google Business pages.

https://www.ajc.com/blog/atlanta-restaurants/slutty-vegan-celebrities-team-give-away-free-food-today/0e8P7qOFPutfX57tt0ukAL/




 :clap: KUDOS TO YOU, SIS!!!!    :nod:

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In the viral tweet, which has racked up more than 159,000 likes in the past two days, Stephanie Regan, the daughter of Republican state House candidate Robert Regan, writes, “If you’re in Michigan and 18+ pls for the love of god do not vote for my dad for state rep. Tell everyone.”


In a pair of tweets the day after, Stephanie wrote that her father was Robert Regan and called on voters to research his campaign, writing: “I don’t feel safe rn sharing further information regarding his beliefs, but please look him up and just read for yourself.”



https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/504615-michigan-candidates-daughter-urges-people-not-to-vote-for-him-in-viral?fbclid=IwAR05b2NLMatgNIAFNYkCGGebfVDVOnl8FUhNeIAOzuJATb2_fh7RDyZprTA

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While the company confirmed that its shoplifting policy instructed store associates to use the nicknames to identify potential thieves, it also acknowledged that workers had “misused” the discretion to disproportionately target Black people.

“Our shoplifting policy previously instructed associates to use the code names “Nick”/“Nicky”/“Nicole” to identify potential shoplifters,” Urban Outfitters said in a statement, according to a report by TODAY Style.




https://www.ajc.com/news/urban-outfitters-admits-store-policy-led-racial-profiling-black-shoppers/tKd6Jc2fKBzz5t1FZkjN6K/?fbclid=IwAR3gamfGStV7HV8ef6W4q0mcmYrnkGgh7xU04041We2ubw9nG5p6gFF6TCw

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“The Eyes of Texas,” once sung at minstrel shows, plays at football games and other sports events at the University of Texas at Austin.

Unbeknown to many students and alumni, the song can be traced back to Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general, and was performed at minstrel shows in the early 20th century.

On Friday, student-athletes referred to that troubled history when they called on the university to replace it with a song “without racists undertones.”



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/13/us/eyes-texas-racist-longhorn-football.html

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“We are running as fast as we can,” a Boston shop told customers who are clamoring for antiracism books that are soaring in popularity but hard to keep in stock.





https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/books/black-owned-bookstores-frugal.html?action=click&module=Features&pgtype=Homepage

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