Malikah Lese

CrownTheDefense

Uncover the Truth. Command the Narrative. Fight for Freedom.

If you spend more time arguing instead of acting, you too are a part of the problem.

It was a wise man who told me not to argue with fools or spend time in dialogue with people who are committed to misunderstanding me.

Spend your time wisely and protect your energy.

Until death separates me, I'm incapable of excepting defeat. It's an emotional day for a lot of people. But you can't stay down forever. Take a breath if needed, recover, and find a spot in the fight. They don't mind playing the long game and neither should you.
#FightBack

House Music never left, y'all are just basic.

You need some Cajmere and Frankie Knuckles in your life.

Finally found a decent apartment… Size is decent, pretty nice view/lighting, surprisingly affordable, well managed, not too far from Chicago, located in Deep- I mean Downstate Illinois, and it’s a block away from an FBI office.

TF am I about to get myself into?

I usually don’t share much on the personal side. But there’s nothing more antagonizing than to wait on a potential layoff call.

The end result?

1. I made it past the cut (Psalm 91).
2. This is the first and last time I’ll experience this
3. Real estate is not for the weak

Recent shooting got us thinking more about safety.

What do you all think about "emergency notification" for Blkem?

If shootings and other marginalized aggression incidents take place against Black people, those who have the mobile app will get an audible or vibration alert if they're near the location, or, we can send it to everyone regardless of where they are located.

We can also set up mobile SMS alerts as well.

We'd call it Blerts (Black Alerts)

#blkem #B1 #joinblkem #blkemvision

Shameful that I have to ask in 2022, but are there any groups/outlets for solo female travelers, and a "green book" for Pro-Black countries? If not, what data points or factors would you include to start one? Can we make this a group project?

Apartment hunting should not be this hard. This attributes to my lack of engagement within the Global African studies sector. When properties are rapidly being snatched up, it's hard to focus.

I genuinely feel for those who live in NYC. It's a dream of mine to migrate to Harlem and serve/teach our people in the real estate field. But even when affordable housing qualifications are benchmarked at at $90,000+ income, something's terribly wrong.

Is anyone else feeling the hit of the rental market? How are you coping? & I really need someone in NYC to tell me how you're still making it.

Anyone aware of educational resources for policy think tanks/lobbying?

White nationalism has always been like a cornered and rabid dog knowing that it's on way out. No attack should be a surprise. Your job is not to panic or be fearful. Your job is to execute.

I think I’m going to run a film review on ‘Master’. Most people don’t understand the concept of the film and the context is a bit difficult to decode but there’s a lesson to be learned in how majority of PWIs and even some HBCUs handle their academic staff and students.

Believe it or not, Black people are located in the four corners of the earth and some are unable to connect because they lack the resources. Hence the reason why some of us are only now discovering this.

These plantation platforms only understand one thing, and that is "How much money they can make, even with Black creativity". They DO NOT have OUR best interest and the ability to give us a peace of mind.

Blkem (we), walk in the same shoes as our brother's and sister's, so we understand what solutions are necessary and how we can accomplish this!

#B1 #blkem

This week of Ramadan has been a struggle for me as a Non-Muslim. I emphasize my affiliation as it's easy to drop out of something that you aren't traditionally committed to. But even as a Christian, the goal's still a God-like mind & spiritual obedience. That gives me strength and for those in observance, I hope it does the same for you.

Greetings everyone and it's really good to see new faces!

When we say that we are the Actionable Social Network, we really mean this.

We have behind the scenes projects we are working on for the community and we are excited to reveal these when the time comes.

Keep following us and you will be able to put the pieces together.

Thank you for utilizing Blkem. We all we got!

A safe place for US.

#blkem #B1

Responding to Trump’s legal effort to block #Congress’ delve into the January 6th #insurrection , the White disregarded the former President’s claim to executive privilege. #trump was ordered to submit a “subset of documents” by the #January6 committee launched 2021 study.

Mood all day, every day. ?

#FeelingGodly

“Adversity is always the foundation of virtue.”- Japanese Proverb
Put your foot on its neck. Let it be your footstool.

Sidenote:
chicagosky

This will NEVER get old
#DontBackDown #ApplyPressure

#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.

I suggest that the great #art belongs to all people, all the time--that indeed it is made for the people, by the people, to the people.-#MayaAngelou

#TheOnlyChristopherWeAcknowledgeIsWallace
#IndigenousPeoplesDay
#IndigenousEveryday
#TheGlobalMajority
#ColumbusDayParade

#TearsOfJoy

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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.
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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.

1)new_era_chicago
2)gkmc18
3)rage_englewood
4)myblockmyhoodmycity
5)nomo.re20

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.

#ComeToChicago #DoTheWork

#WeGoingToTheShip
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.”

#RockyTop ???

#WordOfTheDay #Offshore
Either way, let’s #UseItInASentece :
#PandoraPapers
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.

#EverLearning

#Santeria (Way of the Saints) is an #AfroCaribbean religion based on #Yoruba beliefs and traditions, with some #RomanCatholic elements added. The religion is also known as #LaReglaLucumi and the #RuleofOsha . Santeria is a syncretic religion that grew out of the slave trade in #Cuba .

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.

Don’t be surprised if you catch your parents in the thrift shop this week, causeVerzuz is taking us way back.

officialbigdaddykaneteacha_krsone #BrooklynVsTheBronx #JuiceCrew VZ #BD . This is BIG
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This is a tough one for us to call, but tell us who you got in the comments.

#HipHopLives
#RealHipHop

ViaYoungBlackMayor

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.

#WordOfTheDay #UseItInASentence
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.”