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"Sometimes I wish I could try on white skin"

By Arnold Ragas:
Sometimes my black life matters.
"It mattered the day I was walking to my car at Lenox when I was ordered inside a police car until I sufficiently explained my purpose for being in the deck. My keys in hand provided no clue. It mattered the very next time I was in the deck and again ordered inside a police car until I again sufficiently explained my purpose.
My black life mattered the day I was helping someone move her furniture from her apartment to a moving van when several police officers pointed their guns at me until I sufficiently explained my purpose. Carrying a microwave to a moving van provided no clue.
My black life mattered the day I was looking through storefront windows and police detained me and questioned me until I sufficiently explained my purpose. It mattered further when I reached into my pocket for my wallet and they pulled their guns on me. My black life almost became matter on the pavement.


Everything's good in the world for a brief time....

When I watch/listen to these.....

Posted by Heartstrings | Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:16 AM (2 replies)

Some good advice!

Posted by Heartstrings | Wed Aug 5, 2020, 02:52 AM (0 replies)

This is why we can't have nice things....disgusting!

Credit to Occupy Democrats.
Posted by Heartstrings | Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:44 PM (5 replies)

The Lincoln Project....best ad I've seen so far

Sorry if itís been previously posted!
Posted by Heartstrings | Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:51 AM (4 replies)

"When will "the ask" overburden teachers?"....editorial

Posted by Heartstrings | Sat Aug 1, 2020, 05:45 PM (9 replies)

A Warning from Wisconsin


The massive paper mill has churned relentlessly since it began feeding off the energy of the Wisconsin River more than a century ago, forming the cornerstone of a cityís economy and producing glossy paper coveted by publishers during the heyday of U.S. magazines.

But the covid-19 pandemic has sped up a long-term trend ó the waning need for the paper used in magazines and printed advertising ó and Verso Corp.ís Wisconsin Rapids Mill will finally fall silent at the end of the month. The shutdown, announced June 9, will knock some 900 people out of work and has sent tremors across the regionís economy, reaching from the plantís gates through town and deep into the Wisconsin forests that supply wood pulp to make paper.

More at link:


*And this is what happens when you vote against your own interests and the ďeldersĒ have been doing so for decades, not allowing new businesses to come to this area....Heartstrings

Vote-by-mail deadlines by state...courtesy of Barack Obama...

The Wall of Moms link....these moms are fierce!


CALLING ALL MOMS - We meet again at the Salmon Street Fountain on the waterfront at 8:50pm. We will walk over together at 9pm to the Justice Center. Wear yellow and protective gear if you can. Due to the escalated violence by the Feds, please know your participation may result in arrest, tear gassing, and being shot by rubber bullets or even live ammunition once assembled in front of the justice center. Please take every safety precaution available. Thank you to all you brave mamas!

We listen to Black leaders. We are here to follow their direction, behind the scenes and at the justice center. We go where they tell us.
Our goal is to push the media to turn the focus where it belongs: Black leaders.
We will use our white bodies, not our white voices.
Bevís vision was that we moms would take some physical hits in hopes our Black and Brown kids, friends, neighbors, and loved ones will be spared some pain. To summon that mom warrior spirit to protect our kids-- ALL our kids. To let the Feds/cops hit, gas, shoot us first. Not to be the voice of the movement.
A lot of us havenít put our bodies in harms way like this. Itís really scary and awful. But itís whatís been happening to Black and Brown bodies for years.

Letís help each other do this. And thank you all for your grace and courage.


Miami Marlins postpone game as 14 team members (12 players)test positive....

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