To you from my beautiful sons @drewandluke
There are 101 days until Election Day 🗳 Are you ready? Thank you to @gloriasteinem and @michaelstarsinc who are supporting three incredible organizations led by women of color working to increase voter turnout this year by putting #theteeinvote : @blackvotersmtr , @votolatino and @wearemarchon . #ShowUp
“This feels and looks so different,” Rep. John Lewis said of the Black Lives Matter movement. “It is so much more massive and all inclusive. There will be no turning back.” We’re just getting started. Will you continue to live the legacy of John Lewis and get in #goodtrouble with us @privtoprog ? #ShowUp
Whenever I’m asked if there is one book that changed my life, I tell people it’s Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy. On my way back to Philly from LA, I finally watched the film. If you haven’t read the book or watched the film, I encourage you to do so and follow and support @eji_org . And if you don’t already follow Sister @helenprejean , do that too. (She is most active on Twitter ). #ShowUp
Just because the mainstream media is not covering the marches and demonstrations, it doesn’t mean that we’re not still out here. Today’s demonstration for Philly’s students was organized by phillyrj.org with support from @blmphilly and other grassroots organizations. What’s happening in your city? Let me know in the comments and I’ll amplify here and @privtoprog #ShowUp
This is so impactful, I had to repost from our @privtoprog page. From @michellesaahene : “While this is perfectly done and hilarious (trust us, we laughed a lot ), it’s the exhausting daily experiences of POC that are not so funny. Black people are not a monolith. I have experienced this my entire life growing up in a white town. It’s confusing and diminishes your individual uniqueness. Be intentional in desegregating your life—your books, your social circles, your media, should be diverse.” Repost from @amandaseales 🙏🏼 #ShowUp
It was only a few years ago that I started to actually think about the meaning of “Independence Day.” I remember the first one after the incident in the Starbucks, in 2018, only a few months after I started paying attention and learning the truths of history that I had never learned in school. I had a lot of conflicting feelings that day, and I still do every year. But I have come to this: my expectation for America is the same as my expectation for anyone I love—to live up to their promises. #ShowUp
These two amazing young men @drewandluke are my sons. They’re best friends. They’re incredible musicians. And they make me so proud to be their mama every damn day. They also #ShowUp . All proceeds from “Let’s All Sing Together” (about showing up! ) ➡️ are being donated to Equal Justice Initiative ( @eji_org ). Listen to the song (on my story ) AND wish Drew a very happy 20th birthday (today!! ) below. ❤️
We all have shame, yet no one likes to talk about it, and the less we talk about it, the more control it has over us. Fortunately @brenebrown does talk about it. Listen to this podcast, not just for the benefit of your antiracism work but for your life in general. It’s so so good.
I really want to know. There is plenty of data to support the fact that wearing a mask reduces transmission. 😷
I’m gonna miss California but I can’t wait to come back to Philly to raise hell.
White people like me have a lot of feelings when we think about or talk about race, mostly because we have spent most of our lives ignoring or dismissing that essential part of our identity. Here’s some advice on how to get out of our feelings and into the work. Link in bio. #ShowUp
YES, this is playing on repeat in my house right now. ➡️ Repost from @anderson ._paak 🗣 WHO SAID IT WAS A #LOCKDOWN ?!? Video and song out now EVERYWHERE! Directed by the goat himself @davemeyers Many thanks to my family @jayrock @syd @inglewoodsir @dominicfike @andradaymusic @dumbfoundead for helping me bring this idea to reality!! Times are crazy but THE PEOPLE ARE RISING! Hit the link in my bio!!!
Okay so I am NO EXPERT at dating apps (who is? ), but I do know how to talk about race and racism so go to the link in my story for the whole interview. Spoiler: If they say “All lives matter,” it’s a quick left. #ShowUp
It’s been 96 days. Demand justice for Breonna Taylor from Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron at the link in my story. #ShowUp