To my colleagues who are POC on cable news I want to share some advice: you will be held to a higher standard and your expertise will be second chair to “white guy in a suit,” regardless of his qualifications. @soledadobrien @rolandsmartin #unity ✊🏽
Don’t think it can happen to you? Look at @AliWatkins and @GlennThrush and how they weathered their scandals vs @tamronhall @soledadobrien and @jemelehill who did nothing wrong but ended up leaving.
(Also all 3 of those wonderful and talented ladies went on to bigger and better things, so there’s that) 🍺🍺

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Sep 24, 2018
My fellow dudes I want to share a story that happened to me. The year was 1993 and I was in HS attending a party with older kids. Somebody thought it would be funny to slip something in my beer. Luckily my friends drove me around for hours till it passed.
It was terrifying. I was conscious but unaware of why I was so intoxicated. Everyone laughed it off like it was no big deal (in fact the guilty party years later offered an apology).
I cannot imagine the cruelty and depravity of somebody taking advantage of another person in a state like that. It is simply unconscionable. To read the latest accusations against Kavanaugh and say that his morality and suitability shouldn’t be questioned is absurd.
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Sep 23, 2018
If you like my tweets and calling it like I see it, now might be a good time to say I intend to run for public office in 2019. Because I believe now is the time for big ideas.
Local & city government is so important. As disturbing as the 2016 election was, it laid bare how much of divide and the disparity that still exists. I want to focus on education and solving a lack of equity and equality in it. There is no greater piece of hope then our children
From affordable housing to economic mobility and opportunity, so many of these things are tied to the quality (and quantity) of education. A child’s primary education should never be dependent on her parents affluence or zip code.
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Sep 16, 2018
It’s time for big ideas and Medicare for all isn’t it. Why? Because drs don’t have to take it and many won’t because it’s terrible insurance. The solution is the actual price of healthcare vs the cost. Let’s fix the root cause of problems not bandaid it.
We’ve created a system where we buy insurance because we can’t afford the price tag of health care. And insurance so we can have a dr for non-critical/emergencies, that’s not what insurance is for. Health care, not insurance should be affordable.
We pay into a health insurance for-profit system who decides what health care we should get. They don’t provide health care, nor are they motivated to help us. Rather they are a pool whose goal is to take in more then they pay out. How is that beneficial?
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Sep 15, 2018
My last corporate job was working for News Corp (yes I know) on common core. I spent time in underperforming schools and while I think students should graduate with a base ed, I wasn’t a fan. I want to see students in school longer and a focus on enrichment (art, history etc).
I believe education isn’t just core competencies such as math, reading and science (but they are critical). But also include immersion and exposure to things like programming and civics and literature. Things not part of mandated curriculum that only schools w means can afford.
If we want to truly impact poverty and racial inequality this is where we start.
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Sep 11, 2018
There are a few times I have openly wept. The birth of my children and on 9/11. On that day walking back from Harvard with armed F15s overhead not knowing if friends or family were dead I had tears streaming down my cheeks. In an instant the world had changed and I did too
From the missing posters around Manhattan to the empty cars parked in commuter parking lots; the sense of grief was overwhelming. My wife and I got downtown and the silence and emptiness for a City (w the exception of pets crying) always full of life was gut wrenching.
As we made our way to Stuyvesant High School (where she went to school) we started to see the effects of that attack. Paper and dust. Police cars with windows blown out and dust jammed into every crevice. Getting close to where the towers were is something I can’t describe. Shock
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Sep 9, 2018
I think the toughest thing for Americans to understand is that Russian ideology sees the US as their main threat. All these intelligence services act accordingly. There is no bravado in how they act against us, it is careful and thoughtful with an element of fear.
During my time with the FBI I got the impression that the Bureau treated each operation as having little impact in the status quo. But that’s not how I saw the Russian approach; they had more of an appetite for risk.
And yah, I had the advantage of not being worried about politics back then. Now I see the same downplaying of Russia and attempt to insure a narrative that makes it seem like that the various agencies tasked with protecting us didn’t miss anything.
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