Environmental Social Scientist 🌎 Midwestern grown, HBCU made #HowardUniversity
Joined on 3 February, 2017
Within months, Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature tried to limit the effect of the initiative — passing a measure to allow voting only by ex-felons who have paid off all court-imposed fees, which in some cases amount to tens of thousands of dollars. 📸: @WallySkalij
Roughly 1.4 million Floridians had their voting rights restored last year by state voters through a ballot measure. Amendment 4 casts a national spotlight on the disenfranchisement of felons, long after they served their sentences. @kurtisalee reports:
Great piece, @CapehartJ.
I’m gay & was elected in a majority black city to serve on City Council, as State Rep, & now as State Senator.
When we pushed for an LGBT rights city ordinance, our best allies were in the black community who knew all too well about discrimination.
I’m disappointed that @AOC and @BernieSanders didn’t show solidarity with frontline communities by lifting up and figuring a way to participate in the first ever #EJPresForum held in South Carolina the same weekend as their #climatesummit events in Iowa
psa: ilhan’s (and bernie’s!) rhetoric about billionaires and their class solidarity is actually a vital aspect of *combatting* antisemitism.
the shadowy cabal with outsized power isn’t the elders of zion. it’s just fuckin capital.
*more* people should be making this point.
Pete Buttigieg: "What I'm offering is the most progressive presidency of our lifetime."
Friendly reminder that this little worm fired his African American police chief after he found out he was taping his racist white coworkers and then refused to release those tapes.
"Critiquing racism is not activism. Changing minds is not activism. An activist produces power and policy change, not mental change. If a person has no record of power or policy change, then that person is not an activist." @DrIbram #HowToBeAnAntiracist