2/ 63 years ago today on August 28, 1955, 14 year old Emmett Till was kidnapped in the middle of night in Mississippi, brutally beaten, murdered & thrown in a river for cat-calling a white woman at a corner store. His killers were acquitted in less than 1 hour. #BlackLivesMatter
Running is such an integral part of me: it’s my passion, it’s empowering & a Huge part of my self care these days
The fact that it’s being politicized loses the lesson: it’s NOT who murdered her, it’s the WHY.
🏳️🌈TODAY’S PRIDE HERO🏳️🌈
Daniel Keenan Savage
(b. October 7, 1964)
Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) is an American author, media pundit, journalist, newspaper editor, national sex advice columnist(Savage Love), and activist for the #LGBTQ community.
Dan Savage was born in Chicago, IL. He was raised Roman Catholic & attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary North. He has said he’s "a wishy-washy agnostic" and an atheist, & still identifies as "culturally Catholic." He holds a BFA from the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign.
Jun 27, 2018 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
Fifteen out of Nineteen 9/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia.
Know why Saudi Arabia isn’t included on Trump’s #MuslimBan? This isn’t about terrorism. Trump has businesses there.
This is why the #EmolumentsClause exists. He’s continuing to profit off the presidency. Unchecked 2/ Reminder: Trump brokered a $350 Billion Weapons deal to Saudi Arabia in May 2017
During that same visit, Ivanka, in attendance in an official capacity, received $100 Million “gift to a fund" from Saudi Arabia.
Jun 22, 2018 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
ICYMI: Russian Cyber Hacks on U.S. Electoral Far Wider Than Known. It was almost double–39 states, not 21
IL investigators found evidence that Russian cyber intruders tried to DELETE or ALTER VOTER DATA.
🏳️🌈TODAY’S PRIDE HERO🏳️🌈
Bayard Rustin (1912 – 1987)
For more than 50 years, Rustin was a strategist and activist in the struggle for civil rights and gay rights.
He is best remembered as being the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.
Rustin left the Communist party in 1941 & served as the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s race relations secretary. He was a pacifist & practiced nonviolence, a method he learned while working with Gandhi. He was imprisoned for 3 years for refusing to register for the WWII draft.
Mar 23, 2018 • 8 tweets • 7 min read
This is flying under the radar in the chaos: A Constitution of States Convention under Article V.
If just 6 more states sign on, it’ll be a Constitutional Crisis like we’ve never seen. 1/
Another school shooting in the US today. It’s tragic, it’s horrible & escalating in our gun culture.
I💚Math. An int’l language, it makes sense to me when the rest of the world doesn’t. Especially when it comes to numbers & statistics on guns in the US
Statistically, in the US a shooting incident takes place every 60 hours. We are down to hours in between shootings. Not days, weeks, months or years. It’s HOURS.
Every day in the US, 96 people die from gun violence & 222 people are shot but survive.
We now know that Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50Million people from Facebook. Additionally, C-A had data on approximately 230 million people. It used this data to influence the outcome of US elections, BEFORE the 2016. Stay woke. 1/