Repost from @violadavis
Powerful! Breonna Taylor's killers are still free. Arrest and convict Brett Hankinson, Johnathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove for the murder of Breonna Taylor.
For the first time in 20 years, @oprah has given up her O Magazine cover to honor Breonna Taylor. She says, “Breonna Taylor. She was just like you. And like everyone who dies unexpectedly, she had plans. Plans for a future filled with responsibility and work and friends and laughter. Imagine if three unidentified men burst into your home while you were sleeping. And your partner fired a gun to protect you. And then mayhem. What I know for sure: We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice. And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine. I cry for justice in her name.” Tap the link in our bio to read more about Oprah’s tribute to Breonna—and her recent conversation with her mother, Tamika Palmer. Breonna: This one’s for you ???????? The September issue will be available wherever you buy or download your magazines on 8/11. (????: @alexis_art)
“My life means nothing” she said, “But if I can stop this from happening to one girl, then my life will mean something”
Ifrah Ahmed (@ifrah.foundation )said this to me the very first time we met, and I have cherished her ever since. So deeply grateful that I had an opportunity to take part in the telling of her story.
‘A Girl From Mogadishu’ Available now on @showtime
Couldn’t have said it better! ????????????????????????
Repost from @kerrywashington
Today marks ????days until the 2020 Election so I’m sharing 100 reasons why you should register to vote. Our lives depend on it. Literally. It’s not only about who becomes the next President. It’s about your Mayors, your District Attorney’s, your Governors, your Board of Education, your Sheriffs, they all make decisions that directly impact your world, and YOU put them in office. Elections MATTER. So, go to @whenweallvote to make sure you’re registered. GET YOUR FRIENDS REGISTERED. GET YOUR FAMILY REGISTERED. And get this done! Amen????✊???? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
One of the great privileges of my life was to be in your presence.
Your legacy lives on inside of each and every one of us ❤️
Thank you @repjohnlewis for your Courage and Belief in a better world for us.
Rest In Power ????????
Her words continue to inspire and nourish me. Thank you @opalayo ❤️
Repost from @opalayo
Wow. As the person who purchased blacklivesmatter.com 7+ years ago, so that we could have a way to communicate and coordinate our larger organizing efforts I’m in awe of the evolution and growth of the work. I see all kinds of people in every corner of the country sharing this message, and so many new people are showing up to protest and join the movement. But I’ve also always believed, deep in my bones, that people of conscience and courage are the majority. And if we could only be reminded of our own humanity and agency, then we might have a fighting chance to chart a different future. We need only look to the countless stories of brave acts throughout history, and from around the world. Stories of Indigenous resistance, to rebellions by enslaved Africans to more contemporary hunger strikes in immigration detention facilities to COVID-19 mutual aid efforts and beyond. Firsthand, I’ve witnessed people In the most dire of scenarios find ways to assert their humanity and demand justice against all odds. I have organized in many uphill battles - sometimes winning sometimes losing, but always knowing that our humanity is not up for negotiation. It will always be our duty to fight for justice. Our movement is not about trivial politics, this is about our very lives. When I see headlines like this I feel so proud of Us. The collective Us. The people who resist.The people who persist. People who behave like another world is possible. Reclaiming the narrative of what it means to be human, and love, and live well. Knowing our resistance is righteous and that we have a duty to build a world that reflects the best of who we are. We have a long way to go, but headlines like this remind me that we are making progress. I encourage you to take heart. And keep that same energy.