Selfie on this beautiful afternoon in Brooklyn, and friendly reminder about President Cheeto's latest ban regarding Trans folks. Don't be shocked or fooled by the Okie Doke.
The other day on my Facebook fan page, I posted, promoted, and then deleted an article by the Son of Baldwin, detailing why he and I, like so many other Black and Brown people under the duress of systemic discrimination, DGAF about the US police killing of Australian tourist Justine Damond. The White fragility, intellectual dishonesty, and outright vitriol I received for doing this was, I'm sure, child's play compared to what S/B got, but it was real, and extremely telling. To those same White folks, who made it their business to be some sort of moral authority on unjust summary executions by the State just because the title of a Black think piece hurt their feelings, I give you the latest in how the State will continue to defend its racist, corrupt protectors, and leave marginalized People of Color to die, unless a collective - and, yes, armed - resistance is cultivated. When I said that you all have no say in these issues, I meant it. So for the thousandth time, the best advice I can impart to you people is to start doing more reading instead of talking, and if you don't care to do that much, then 👏Mind👏Your👏Got👏Damn👏Business👏.
Seen today. Thank you #siloambaptistchurch | Yes, the E is there 🙏 #westillcantbreathe #BlackLivesMatter
Possibility is a real thing. 🙏
Because we in the US, race and gender notwithstanding, are still woefully inadequate at assessing mental illness and depression, the concept of suicide is an option that seems so much easier than working out life's problems. Chester Bennington believed that this option was the only way to end his pain. And while it is true that many people mask their mental health or depression, hiding it with work, a passion, or life's regular responsibilities, we bear a responsibility to our loved ones to check in on them, even if it doesn't look like something is wrong. To those going through tough times, know that there is help available, and never be afraid to seek it out. Light and blessings to Chester's family and band mates.
The movement being repeated here is the #ASL gesture for the word Stop. I did this for several reasons: one, because getting and keeping your attention for an important message in a digital world oftentimes requires movement, and two, because as someone who has Black and Brown friends w/disabilities, we forget that they are, too often, the most vulnerable victims of violent sexual abuse due to their special needs. But whether or not victims of sexual violence in our communities are folks w/disabilities, it is simply ▪horrific▪ to prop up the resume or status symbols of an abuser as a means of securing whatever bullshxt legacy we decided was more important than their *❗*disgusting, criminal behavior*❗*. So for the last time, yes, statutory rapists like R. Kelly deserve to be IN JAIL, and yes, FXCK his music career, and no, I don't care HOW many hits he's written, or for whom. And neither should you. Stop being complicit in sex abuse culture by giving douchebags like this a pass. ENOUGH.
Keep forgetting social media done turned y'all into visual learners, so here ya go. 🔥😎 #Repost #thechristishow #missshirleen #cleancomedytakeover #LGBT #atlantalgbt #blackgaymen #queermenofcolor #latingay #afrolatinx #stophomophobia
Initiating myself into #TeamThickums, I suppose, and continuing the #Teamnotasexsymbol trend. Good cooking will do that. Catch me at the beach cuz these cakes are [still] on point 😜✊😈