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2X NYT Bestselling Author | Poet | 📚 Patriarchy Blues, Wakanda Forever: The Courage to Dream, Better Than We Found It, The Black Friend | IG: FredTJoseph
Jul 31, 2018 12 tweets 6 min read
The Hypocrisy of Racist Logos:

Last weekend I decided to wear this shirt, I figured it would catch some by surprise but I didn’t expect people to be as trash as they were. The shirt is a play on the Washington “Redskins” logo to demonstrate how people look wearing apparel with a logo that is blatantly racially charged and disrespectful.

The shirt doesn’t have any rude language or slurs such as “crackers” or “honkies”... but that didn’t matter
Jun 6, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
Thread: The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion – the first African American unit in the segregated US Army to come ashore on D-Day. #DDay All films about the storming of Omaha Beach in France on June 6, 1944 don’t show any black soldiers. Most textbooks never mention them, but they were there, fighting against tyranny — all while dealing with it at home and in the military.
May 23, 2018 25 tweets 7 min read
Thread: Six years ago today, I found out that I have #MultipleSclerosis. A battle I wasn’t prepared for, but with the help of my family and friends, I continue to fight.

I hope my story will help someone else with #MS or a loved one of someone with MS. I’ve always been in love with athletics and exercise, I played EVERYTHING growing up and that didn’t change as I entered adulthood.

I remained a very active person, so when my body began to feel “off”, I knew something was wrong.
May 22, 2018 30 tweets 15 min read
Thread: I asked people what the longest romantic relationships they’ve seen are, and the responses have been amazing.

People have shared stories, photos, advice, pain, and joy. I’ve added some of my favorites and will continue to add as people share! #ShareSomeLove Aspire to be like @MsDre20’s parents. Still dancing to their own music.
Mar 13, 2018 15 tweets 6 min read
The audacity of white privilege:

This woman next to me took her shoes off and placed both feet on the table. So I’m waiting for flight staff to say something... So flight staff walks by numerous times without saying anything, and I’m irate, because no black person would ever get away with this shit. So I start looking at the staff noting that there is an issue. You know, giving them the snitch eye...