Pre-Kwanzaa Turnup for you and the family...
“We got up and were doing the electric slide, and Betty was carrying on like crazy. She said to the instructor, “We need to do something else. I know how to do the electric slide and she’s doing ok. What else you got?” - Myrlie Evers on Dr. Betty Shabazz #ForBetty #ClickTheLinkInMyBio for the full mix and a quick history lesson on the god. #ForBetty #DrBettyShabazz #GoodMusic #KwanzaaTurnup #CommandTheNarrative #BlackStoriesMatter #BlackScholarsMatter
#GrandRising #WOTD #WordOfTheDay #UseItInASentence
We’ll be sharing more on the story @ 12:30PM.
On Facebook and Instagram, UNSCRUPULOUS employment agencies advertised workers they could supply under coercive terms, using their photos and describing their skills and personal details...
The company took down some offending pages, but took only limited action to try to shut down the activity until #Apple Inc. threatened to remove #Facebook’s products from the #AppStore unless it cracked down on the practice. The threat was in response to a #BBC story on maids for sale.
Honoring legends never goes out of style ? #W25
During the kickoff of the league’s milestone finals, the league honored their Top 25 players. This included appearances from, #CynthiaCooper , #KatieSmith , #SwinCash , #LisaLeslie and our hometown hero, #CappiePondexter . The game ended with a 91-77 win by the #ChicagoSky , giving them a solid and unpredicted head start for the series.
One more win, and it’s ours.
Assessment viandvhofficial. Do not miss the signs.
Especially the red ones.
So often the subtle things are seen as “love” or as the perpetrator being “overprotective” when they’re really insecure.
You DO NOT have to pander or cater to the feelings of anyone who victimizes you.
You don’t have to feel guilty either.
Pay attention to/ don’t ignore the signs. #FreeYourself #YoureWorthIt
Find another talking point you imbecile.
Off the top of my head, here are five orgs who actually do the work.
Now if your favorite politician, journalist, talking head never mentioned any of these or other local orgs in the city but they claim to know what’s going on…. Shut. Them. Down. And shut them up.
Fell off on the season, but our hometown heroes brought us back in time for us to witness their 3 game win against the #ConnecticutSun .
#candaceparker fell right being Sky guard, #KaleahCooper 18 point tally with 17 points of her own.
In an emotional post-game interview, Parker paid homage to her Tennessee #LadyVols college coach, #PatSummitt .
“I want to always bring honor to Pat. In these moments. I always remember her.”
Either way, let’s #UseItInASentece :
The leaked records reveal that many of the power players who could help bring an end to the OFFSHORE system instead benefit from it – stashing assets in covert companies and trusts while their governments do little to slow a global stream of illicit money that enriches criminals and impoverishes nations.
Recap via #Reuters :
…The bank has also mandated such staffers to be tested twice a week, and said they would need to contribute a higher cut of their pay towards medical insurance, to account for testing expenses… The bank also said new joiners in client-facing roles or those required to travel for business will have to get vaccinated.
Had no clue.
According to a story in the November 13, 1974, Toledo Blade, Foxx heard about the job opening and applied for it: "He was looking for an all-black community to help, so he took the job." He announced plans to finance a swimming pool and a museum for the town and to donate some of his memorabilia for display.
Foxx’s move inspired entertainers such as #SammyDavisJr and #FlipWilson to go in the same direction in the cities of Boley and Langston, OK under the initiative of improving the plight of Black/African-American people, nationwide.
Under the terms of the MOU, the United States pledged to provide—subject to congressional APPROPRIATION—$38 billion in military aid($33 billion in Foreign Military Financing grants plus$5 billion in missile defense APPROPRIATIONS) to Israel. This MOU followed a previous $30 billion 10-year agreement, which ran through FY2018.”
Before we turn in, we're asking that you share your favorite Black/African-American/Indigenous owned business with us. We'll be doing a weekly business spotlight to keep the dollars circulating throughout our communities and we need ALL hands on deck. Sleep peacefully, be kind to each other, good night, and all that other happy stuff.?
An additional $1 billion recently passed the desk of the #USHouse in an overwhelming 420-9 vote and the proposed allocation to the Israeli state now lies in the hands of the #USSenate .
According to the Washington Post, Biden reportedly promised $56 billion to HBCUs and only $2 billion made it to the budget line….#WheresTheMoney?
Share your points of analysis in the comments and #DontHoldBack . They’re only accountable when we #ApplyPressure .
...on Monday, they announced that they were able to bring up their staff vaccination rate to 95.5 percent from 92 percent last week, meaning that fewer than 300 employees out of 16,000 will be fired if they don’t relent.
Opposition to the mandate remains strong, despite the 11th-hour vaccinations. At least eight lawsuits challenging the mandate have been filed, some based on First Amendment grounds and others arguing that the state should recognize immunity from prior infection as equivalent protection.
In a world full of misinformation and confusion, we like to ask questions first. Especially with topics as sensitive as this. No major outlet has talked about it and it continues to show the disparity in how the league and women’s sports are viewed.
These large platforms have easy and instant access to confirm, deny, or investigate. And that’s how we plan to use our platform.
But they’re silent and aside from us, there are people who are actually concerned. We’re here to deliver, and just like everyone else. #WeJustWantTheFacts #ReadBeforeYouReach
#CappiePondexter #ChicagoLegend #WNBALege
We're running out of patience too Joe. - The Black/African-American/Indigenous community.
1) I guess biracial commercials and Congressional dance circles really is our reparations package from the government. Can't even get a formal apology, but take this vaccine or lose any form of economic footing that might help get you ahead or keep you afloat.
2) The choice to vaccinate is yours and yours alone. Do what's best for you. But these tactics of division will not continue.
Excerpt via Think And Grow Rich: #ABlackChoice by Dr. Dennis Kimbro & Napoleon Hill.
#Hwemudua or the measuring stick:
Striving toward perfection through deep self-analysis with a commitment to hold yourself accountable on all ends.
The first step to change is admitting that you have a problem and it is often due to self-destructive behavior. You're the problem and you can be the solution.
Commit to making any adjustments necessary to advance towards the best version of yourself this week.
Much love tosenatormikesimmons for his good work.
Alongside Simmons', the mother of Nelson is also joining the fight. In a statement collected by Block Club Chicago, Ida Nelson states that “The source of the problem is self-hatred...we don’t even notice that’s the problem. The problem is we never really were taught to embrace who we are and love ourselves from head to toe in our natural state.”