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Breonna Taylor, Say Her Name — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER https://bittersoutherner.com/2020/breonna-taylor-say-her-name

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"Traveling to Natchez, Mississippi, was like traveling back in time. I watched the asphalt road turn to gravel and the flags signifying the Confederacy wave in the wind. Then I saw them. As far as my eyes could see, fields and fields of cotton. I knew that I had to get to the cotton fields, and I started visiting plantation homes. I visited many plantation homes, and admittedly, they were stunning, with elegant furnishings and the original china at the dinner table. However, after a while, they all started to look alike, and finally, I asked one of the tour guides, “Show me where I would have been. Where are the slave quarters?” And she said, “Oh, we have bricked those all over and turned them into offices.” Once again, my history was gone. "

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"I had to search deeply for the names of Black women. I thought of my name, my daughter’s name, which just so happens to be Brianna. I thought of the name of my mother, the name of my great-grandmother lost forever, and something inside of me said, “Not today. Not now. Never again will a Black woman’s name be forgotten. Her name deserves to be remembered.” She would not be another Black woman, erased. She would not be another Black woman, similar to Alberta Jones, who never found justice in Louisville. She would not be a memory hidden underneath bluegrass and bourbon. She existed. She was here. She lived. She breathed. She had a future. And she had a name. A name that this city and this nation needs to remember. "

 ‎· JustDuckie
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"Louisville has been my home for the past 22 years. It is where I have raised my daughter, Brianna. I have dedicated my work to speaking to the people of Kentucky about race and equity. I have shaken hands with the Governor, dined with some of the richest people in the city in their homes, and have spoken at almost every major venue in this city. I have written articles in the local paper, and I was selected as one of the Best of the Best in the city for poetry. I was selected as a Daughter of Greatness by the Ali Center. Still, none of that mattered. It is in Louisville that I found myself teargassed on a downtown street just for screaming, “Say her name, Breonna Taylor!” It is in Louisville that I found myself running to safety from police, who were decked in full riot gear. It is in Louisville that I found myself behind a police line trying to get them to understand why we are screaming for justice in the street. It is in Louisville where I cried as others celebrated when Breonna’s Law was passed, banning no-knock warrants within the city. I cried because I knew it came at the loss of a young, Black woman. It is in Louisville that I was reminded as a Black woman, I will always be screaming to be heard. "

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I’m So Tired https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/07/06/im-so-tired/

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"I had an idea that the bramble was good. That what we’ve needed all along is for us to hold still and allow nature to grow wild around us. I had this idea that when we all woke up together, the bramble would teach us something. I imagined we’d all rub our eyes and a new civilization would hobble toward the bramble and learn to read its script. I imagined the bramble clasped together like hands filled with cures and spells. I imagined we’d learn a lesson that could save us. “The lesson,” says my mother, “is that we’re all going to die.” But my mother doesn’t say this. She would’ve said this two weeks ago before my sister was diagnosed with lymphoma because it’s like a thing my mother would say. But now when she speaks she sounds different. She has an echo now. Like the only mother awake in a castle filled with sleeping daughters."

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"“I wish everyone would just fall asleep,” says my mother, “and not wake up until Sasha is okay again.” I want to assure her when Sleeping Beauty wakes up she gives birth to a son and a daughter named Day and Dawn. But what a stupid thing to say. What good am I? An old daughter writing about fairy tales when I should be cooking my mother and sister actual soup. “She’s going to lose all her hair,” says my mother, which makes me want to cut off mine and swallow it."

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"In the essay I erased, I wrote about the old fairy. The one who was forgotten. The one who was assumed dead or bewitched, but she wasn’t. She was very much alive, but when Beauty is born she isn’t invited to the ceremony. And so when the fairies bestow gifts upon the princess, the old fairy emerges from her dust and out of spite declares Beauty will die from a prick of the spindle. Another fairy steps out from behind a tapestry. She cannot undo the old fairy’s spell but she can change dying to sleep that will last a hundred years. In the essay I erase, I write something about how we are quarantined inside our kingdom because we forgot the old fairy. I write something about how we are not asleep, but we’re also not awake. I write in the essay I erase that had I been the old fairy, I would’ve cursed us, too, and that we don’t deserve to be kissed and woken up. But I take it all back. I want the bramble to part. When did this tear in a fairy tale become wide enough for my whole family to climb through? I want to beg the old fairy for forgiveness. Where is she? Who cursed my sister?"

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In Russia, They Tore Down Lots of Statues, but Little Changed https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/world/europe/russia-statues-lenin-stalin-dzerzhinsky.html

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"After some discussion, recalled Sergei B. Parkhomenko, then a young journalist covering the scene, the crowd turned its passion — more euphoria than anger, he said — on the statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the ruthless founder of the Soviet secret police, which stood in a traffic circle in front of the Lubyanka, the forbidding stone building that housed the K.G.B. The removal of the statue, accomplished with help from a crane sent by Moscow city authorities, was greeted with cries of “Down with the K.G.B.” and sent a powerful message that change had finally come to Russia. Or so it seemed at the time. Nearly 30 years later, Russia is ruled by a former K.G.B. officer, President Vladimir V. Putin, and Dzerzhinsky is honored with a bust outside the Moscow city police headquarters."

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article addresses right issue but comes to wrong conclusions. Putin used population's crave for "stability" of late socialism before USSR collapse, after 90s. Basically it is near-100% antithesis to Franklin's "deserve neither Liberty nor Safety". The other side is that Russian population is largely slated to imperial attitudes, so... There is only one way to fix it, and it's neither human nor nice.

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If Our Founding Fathers Were Alive to See America Today, They Would Be Bloodthirsty Vampires https://thehardtimes.net/opinion/if-our-founding-fathers-were-alive-to-see-america-today-they-would-be-bloodthirsty-vampires/

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"George Washington would be 288 years old today. Life expectancy was 38 back then. So how the fuck could Washington live to see 2020? Because he became a god damned vampire, that’s how!"

 ‎· JustDuckie
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"I mean it’s the only way, right?! Think about it—have you ever seen a founding father outside during the day time? Have you ever seen the reflection of anyone who signed the declaration of independence in the mirror? No, you haven’t, because they are all nosferati. If you bump into George Washington on the street tonight, he’s not going to say “I consider the two-party system to be a personal failure.” He’s going to say “I MUST FEED, MORTAL! GAZE INTO THE HYPNOTIC STARE OF MY FORSAKEN EYES! MUHAHAHAHAHA!” And then he’ll like, bite you, to death."

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Gov. Greg Abbott requires masks statewide to fight COVID-19, limits size of gatherings https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2020/07/02/gov-greg-abbott-requires-masks-statewide-to-fight-covid-19-limits-size-of-gatherings/

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"The move is a reversal for Abbott, who in April blocked local officials from penalizing people who don’t wear masks. Those who don’t follow Abbott’s latest order first face a warning, and then fines of up to $250 for any subsequent offense."

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The torches and pitchforks are already out in force on Twitter, wanting the governor OUT.

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The Fourth of July: Myth vs. Fact https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-fourth-of-july-myth-vs-fact

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"MYTH: Fireworks are an all-American pastime. FACT: Fireworks were invented in China, but America was the first country to discover their use for teaching our drunk cousin a lesson about the best amount of fingers to have."

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"MYTH: The month of July is named after Julius Caesar, a Roman dictator. FACT: Contrary to popular belief, Caesar salads are not named after Julius Caesar, but after a man who had to be cut from his mother’s abdomen when he was born and then later got really into salad."

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"MYTH: The average citizen is ten times more likely to be injured by pyrotechnics than be shot in America. FACT: Whoops, that’s an error. It’s the other way around."

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"MYTH: America is called many things by many people across the globe. FACT: Spanish-speaking countries call the U.S. “Los Estados Unidos,” while Canada uses the term, “Unfinished Basement.”"

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Happy early Fourth of July! From my son and his tiny tiny hat.

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He is adorable!

 ‎· Galadriel 2
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He looks like he has buyer's remorse re: the hat <3

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 6
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Such a cutie!!

 ‎· Soup 2
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I'm in love with those chubby baby legs!

 ‎· The Common Masked Jill 3
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@jill_sodt He has the best little legs! I just want to nibble on them all the time!

 ‎· JustDuckie 1
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Party Guests Won’t Talk After 9 Test Positive. Now They Face Subpoenas. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/nyregion/rockland-coronavirus-party.html

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"The party’s host, who was showing signs of being sick at the time, later tested positive for the virus. So did eight guests. County officials, eager to keep the cluster from growing, dispatched disease tracers to try to learn who else might have been exposed to the virus at the party. The tracers hit a wall. “My staff has been told that a person does not wish to, or have to, speak to my disease investigators,” Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, the county’s health commissioner, said on Wednesday. Of those being contacted about the party, she added: “They hang up. They deny being at the party even though we have their names from another party attendee.”"

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"Frustrated by the response, county officials on Wednesday took the unusual step of issuing subpoenas to eight people who they believe were at the June 17 party. Those who do not comply and share what they know by Thursday will face fines of $2,000 a day, officials said."

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"“I will not allow the health of our county to be compromised because of ignorance, stupidity or obstinance, or anything else,” Ed Day, the Rockland County executive, said at a news conference, where Dr. Ruppert also spoke."

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I hate people.

 ‎· LB: Flaky Banana Blossom 6
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That was one of the worst-hit counties in the country just three months ago.

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RT @chrisilluminati: “Much like the pandemic, this vintage store warning sign escalated quickly” https://twitter.com/chrisilluminati/status/1277786909666955265

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Daaang.

 ‎· Kirsten 2
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DAAAAAAAAAANG.

 ‎· LibSkrat 2
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Ooh, this kitchen is too hot for me DAMN

 ‎· Soup 3
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Turns out the store is in Arizona: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/antique-sugar-face-mask-sign

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It's a slow day at work today so please enjoy this random photo of my adorable son.

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hi kid!

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What a cutie! ❤️

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We Shouldn’t Presume That the Velociraptor Experts Know the Best Way to Deal With Velociraptor Attacks https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/we-shouldnt-presume-that-the-velociraptor-experts-know-the-best-way-to-deal-with-velociraptor-attacks

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" I can assure you that the increase in attacks is simply due to our vigilant park rangers who patrol the hiking trails each morning and count the number of human bones they find on the sides of each trail. With more rangers patrolling the grounds these days, of course we are going to find more human remains, which is why I’ve repeatedly said that the morning patrols are a double-edged sword. And to those who say that those types of statements make it sound like I view the velociraptor attacks as more of a PR crisis than a public safety crisis, let me make one thing clear: I absolutely view this as a PR crisis."

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"As for the experts like Dr. Ian Malcolm, who claim that we could drastically reduce the number of velociraptor attacks simply by requiring hikers to mask their scents and closing the crowded trails where the velociraptors have been known to attack? I think it’s important that we not only take their advice for granted, but also consider the opinions of people who haven’t dedicated their entire lives to studying ways to prevent these types of attacks. I, for one, don’t mask my scent when I go for hikes in the park because I was raised to believe that men should always smell like whiskey, sweat, and Paco Rabanne. And I don’t see why my views should be any less valid than those of a guy who says things like “not masking your scent is the worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas.” What a Debbie downer!"

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"That said, there has never been a better time to come visit us at Jurassic Park. Be sure to bring along your friends and family! And as always, remember, life finds a way… unless you’re the slowest member of your hiking group. Then you’re probably screwed."

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Lemon Meringue Pie: A Lesson in Love, Hate and Bravery — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER https://bittersoutherner.com/southern-perspective/lemon-meringue-pie-lesson-in-love-hate-and-bravery-kathleen-purvis

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"There it is, a single perfect slice on a plate, enough noon light coming through the windows of the café to make the yellow lemon layer glow and brown-tipped waves of meringue as high as my pinky finger shine ethereally, a thick cloud of dream foam. It’s lemon meringue pie, and I despise it on sight."

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I don't mind meringue, but most citrus desserts are too tart for me.

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NYCB Soloist Daniel Applebaum Shares the Importance of “What’s the Tea,” a New YouTube Series Interviewing Ballet Dancers of Asian Descent https://www.pointemagazine.com/daniel-applebaum-ballet-2646273641.html

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"My realization that I had spent much of my early career hoping to be "white enough to succeed" coincided with the greatest civil rights movement of my generation, the worldwide outrage and public protests against systemic racial injustice. While I bristle when confronting my own shortcomings in processing what it means to be a gay, Asian man, I am also aware that much more urgent conversations on Black lives and police brutality are front and center. My desire to pass is an act of complicity in a system that prizes whiteness. I saw being Asian as a liability. Wanting people to misidentify my race speaks directly to a privilege most BIPOC do not have. "

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"I am the son of a first-generation Japanese woman, and was raised to be proud of my heritage. My mother and father (who is white) instilled in me a deep respect for Japanese culture that I unquestioningly cherished until early adolescence. It was around then, as I was getting more serious about ballet, that I realized I didn't see any Cavaliers that looked like me. Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., I was fortunate enough to see ballet companies from around the world on tour. For all this variety there seemed to be little diversity (save for the years when Dance Theatre of Harlem came to perform). Later, critiquing New York City Ballet performances with my friends at the School of American Ballet, it became increasingly clear that dreaming about future roles was a more limited affair for dancers of color. My white peers were comfortable telling Asian or Black dancers that they would never perform a role because of how they looked."

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"Watching, "What's the Tea?", commonalities begin to emerge: Asian dancers being conditioned to brush off microaggressions and remain quiet; an implicit understanding that our adjacency to whiteness gets us in the room, but not a seat at the table; thinking that positive change could be achieved by working harder. "I have been made to feel, on so many occasions, like I was drumming up more drama than was necessary," Pazcoguin recalls, "and I realized, hearing Noelani [Noelani Pantsastico of Pacific Northwest Ballet] and Lia [Lia Cirio of Boston Ballet] share verbatim things said to them that were also said to me, that there's a pattern here." While these stories and experiences didn't surprise me, I wondered why these acts of aggression, big and small, have gone largely unaddressed. "My biggest takeaway is that the Asian experience in ballet is mostly invisible," says Chan."

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As China Strengthens Grip on Hong Kong, Taiwan Sees a Threat https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/world/asia/taiwan-china-hong-kong.html

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"“One of Trump’s favorite comparisons was to point to the tip of one of his Sharpies and say, ‘This is Taiwan,’ then point to the Resolute desk and say, ‘This is China,’” Mr. Bolton wrote, referring to the desk in the Oval Office. “So much for American commitments and obligations to another democratic ally.”"

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Fuck. Him. Fuck them both, actually.

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‘Shredded cheese’ incident at Allen Mi Cocina goes viral after diner posts about it on Twitter https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2020/06/30/shredded-cheese-incident-at-allen-mi-cocina-goes-viral-after-diner-posts-about-it-on-twitter/

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"After an Allen resident posted about his wife’s long wait for cheese for her fajitas, he wasn’t prepared for the response from Twitter users. They shredded him."

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Best response tweet is the migrant mother comparison shot

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Unsold Guinness beer used to fertilize Christmas trees during the lockdown https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/unsold-guinness-beer-feed-christmas-trees-during-the-lockdown

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"As the coronavirus pandemic shut down bars, restaurants and venues across the world, many beer-makers suddenly found themselves with the same problem. As more and more kegs of unused beer started to pile up, these companies were forced to find safe ways to get rid of the stale drink. So Guinness turned to nature. The beer brand has reportedly been using hundreds of thousands of unused kegs of beer to fertilize Christmas trees."

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O Christmas booze, O Christmas booze....

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Not moving to dance music is nearly impossible, according to new research https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-06-music-impossible.html

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"Nodding your head to a beat, or swaying along with the music, can feel as though it is happening automatically when a song comes flowing from loudspeakers. But have you tried to resist? Researchers have discovered that it is virtually impossible to stand completely still when hearing music."

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"Electronic dance music, also known as EDM, appears to have the greatest impact on micro-movements, and the researchers therefore decided to concentrate on this genre. The pulse of the music, as it is referred to by the music researchers, is crucial. "The pulse is key. The average frequency of body movement which you would typically clap or march to is 120 beats per minute. A lot of dance music has a slightly faster tempo, which acts as a trigger.""

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South Dallas dance group confronts racism, George Floyd’s death by filming video against police brutality https://www.dallasnews.com/news/inspired/2020/06/29/south-dallas-dance-group-confronts-racism-george-floyds-death-by-filming-video-against-police-brutality/

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"Shantrail White leads a group of girls dressed in black down Commerce Street in downtown Dallas. They pass boarded-up restaurants and stores spray-painted with phrases like “Black lives matter,” “No justice, no peace,” and “Now u see us.” Occasionally, they stop in front of one of these spots and raise their fists. It’s June 5, the eighth day of protests in this city. But this group isn’t participating in those efforts. They’re filming a video in response to police brutality. Except for White, they’re all under the age of 14."

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"Earlier this year, Elev8ed Elites choreographed a dance called “Gun Control” in response to school shootings. The team pulled inspiration from that routine to create a dance for their police brutality video. Jordan Willis, 10, called the filming a day of remembrance for people who were shot by the police. Her mother, Crystal Willis, said that talking to Jordan about heavy topics has gotten easier. Last year, their conversations weren’t as smooth. “She would cry,” Willis said. “She didn’t want to go to so many places because of [mass shootings]. Now she’s more aware. “She’s still young, so sometimes she doesn’t understand, but my job as a parent is to help her understand. … That regardless of what we’re going through, we should love and treat everybody equally.”"

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"Before they filmed the video, which is now on the team’s YouTube and social media platforms, White made sure all the girls felt included. “We had a conversation to let them know, no matter what’s going on, we’re all dancers,” White said. “Everybody on the team is not Black, and I didn’t want anyone on the team to feel out of place or intimidated.” Some of the dancers have felt like outliers before. When Elev8ed Elites started three years ago, they performed at majorette-style competitions. White wanted the girls to experience competing in environments similar to those of historically Black colleges and universities. After the team traveled to New York in 2018 to tour the Juilliard School and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, they started focusing on ballet, jazz and modern dance. At modern competitions, Elev8ed Elites tends to be the only majority Black team. White said at their first event the girls instantly felt intimidated. “[I told them] we’re equal, no matter what,” White said. “We’ll get a fair chance, no matter what.”"

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The video: https://youtu.be/kdRYLL2x8Ok

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Taiwan Celebrates Pride With a Public Parade https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/28/world/asia/taiwan-pride-parade.html

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"Few participants wore masks, as Taiwan has only five known coronavirus cases, all of them in quarantine. Taiwan, which has a population of 23 million, has recorded only 446 infections and seven deaths since its first case was reported in January."

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"“Countries without same-sex marriage need to maintain the struggle — their day will eventually come” said Chi Chia-wei, who was arrested in 1986 for coming out as gay. “Here in Asia we’re still waiting for the second country.”"

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"The parade was Taipei resident Arlene Chen’s first time participating in a Pride event. “I want Taiwan to embrace differences between people,” Ms. Chen said. “And I want the world to see Taiwan.”"

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Overwhelmed With Orders, Some Black-Owned Bookstores Ask for Patience https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/books/black-owned-bookstores-frugal.html

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"“We have had a huge financial boost,” said Danni Mullen, the owner of Semicolon Bookstore, who is black. “We went from moving 3,000 books a week to 50,000 books a week.” All that demand, however, is becoming a challenge for some black-owned bookstores around the United States, as they attempt to manage the deluge of orders, a handful of titles that are out of stock, and occasionally, customers angered by the delays. For Ms. Mullen, she and her store manager had to quickly adapt, adding detailed instructions to the store’s voice mail and email systems, taking shifts managing their social media accounts, and at one point, unplugging the phone."

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Yeah. Some people are ridiculous about waiting. I'm divided about ordering only from black-owned bookstores. Independent bookstores in general have such a rough road. I've done a good amount of ordering of other consumables from black-owned business lately (and found some great things as a result!) (also was doing this before life went completely sideways because some of our local business are black-owned and I've been on a kick to support local business since everything shut down) and I want the bookstores in Michigan to survive.

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Colleyville won’t enforce Tarrant County’s mask requirements as coronavirus cases soar https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2020/06/25/colleyville-wont-enforce-tarrant-countys-mask-requirements-as-coronavirus-cases-soar/

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"The city of Colleyville won’t enforce Tarrant County’s order requiring people to wear masks inside businesses and at large outdoor gatherings, according to a statement released Thursday. Coronavirus cases in the county are soaring, with 517 new cases reported Thursday — the most any North Texas county has reported on a single day. Tarrant County has had a total of 10,363 positive cases. Colleyville’s statement said it “will not adopt any formal action enacting this measure nor provide enforcement” and directed questions to the county."

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...wow

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Black TikTokers Who Create Viral Dances Are Asking The Platform's Most Popular Teens To Properly Credit Their Work https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/black-creators-on-tiktok-demanding-proper-dance-credits

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“People have made [dancing] a business, so give the dance credit,” 21-year-old Atlanta resident Bryan Sanon, the creator of the recent 100 Racks Challenge craze, told BuzzFeed News. "It’s like you make something and it comes from you and your soul or your brain, and someone else who is more popular or in a different position takes it and you don’t get recognized for it."

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"Some creators, like 20-year-old Zach Jelks, know the struggle well. He's created multiple viral dances and has gained 2.8 million followers to his account @itsundos. Jelks told BuzzFeed News he is fighting back by not only asking everyone to credit him when they do his dances, but telling popular TikTokers who he believes intentionally use his dances without credit to stop doing them altogether. Jelks recently posted a TikTok asking TikToker Nessa Barrett (9 million followers) to stop doing his dances. He said he made the video because, he claims, Barrett is "one of the many big creators who does not credit people when she does their dance most of the time." After Barrett posted a video of herself doing Jelks' dance to a slowed-down version of the hit "Whats Poppin" with no credit, Jelks posted a "duet" video in response on his backup account @jelks. "Please stop doing my dance," he wrote in the caption, tagging Barrett."

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"Sanon said in both his immediate community in Atlanta and among Black dancers on the app, it's common practice to give a nod to someone who created original choreography. He wants that to become widespread. "Smaller creators definitely give dancer credit, and people in my own community — the African American community on TikTok — definitely lean toward that aspect of the app, but things change when you do something that someone thinks is hot," he said. "They will definitely run away with it. And that sucks. It happens to a lot of people that I know." "

 ‎· JustDuckie
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Jessica Salinas of Edinburg, Texas, your CVS bath poufs are going to be a liiiiittle delayed. And if you could send me my eye drops when you get them, that'd be great.

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Mask Couldn’t be Any Less on Guy’s Face https://reductress.com/post/mask-couldnt-be-any-less-on-guys-face/

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Eight Ways I, A White Woman On Social Media, Can Prove I’m Not Racist https://thebelladonnacomedy.com/eight-ways-i-a-white-woman-on-social-media-can-prove-im-not-racist-4dc03ad014

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"Yesterday, I took my white child, Sofia, to the bookstore so that we could pose in front of the kid’s books on Black history and then post the picture on Instagram. Now my white followers know I am not only educating my child about the alphabet, but also Black people."

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"I recently tweeted at my CryoBar wondering how they plan to address systemic racism in their business plan since I had not received any kind of statement from them following the protests. You can read the tweet on Twitter, or the screenshot of it I posted on Instagram to signal to my white followers that they are more racist than I am."

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"Have I heard of James Baldwin? Yes. Have I read him? No. Who is Angela Davis?"

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"Here is another screenshot of a donation I made to a racial justice organization. If I don’t see these types of posts from other white people, I will assume they haven’t donated any money and that they are white supremacists. And I promised myself I would unfollow all white supremacists, except for my mother (Barb), my brother (Ryan), my uncle (Officer Ryan), and the handsomest husband in the world, my rock (also Ryan)."

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