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    Still?😒😒

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  7. rikyrah says:

    One of my all-time favorites 😂😂😂

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  11. rikyrah says:

    RIP😪😪

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  12. rikyrah says:

    Demons 😠 😠

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  13. rikyrah says:

    🙄🙄🙄

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  14. rikyrah says:

    I can’t…
    I can’t…
    This….. ABOMINATION 😠😠 😠

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    😠😠😠

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    😒😒😒

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    🤔🤔🤔

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Standing in front of your house while Black 😒😒

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  20. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Hmmph…..

    The picture of a majestic revolution. It’s a groundbreaking image of equality – STEPHEN GLOVER celebrates the Royals’ glorious ability to adapt, but suggests to the ferociously private parents: tread carefully on tradition
    By STEPHEN GLOVER FOR THE DAILY MAIL

    PUBLISHED: 17:16 EDT, 10 May 2019 | UPDATED: 02:50 EDT, 13 May 2019

    Some will see this change as a breath of fresh air; others as a dangerous and self-centred subversion of long-established and hallowed ways of doing things. I find myself thinking that both judgments are true.

    But the change has not just been orchestrated by the forward-looking young couple. The Queen, too, has embraced it for reasons which appear to be similar to those of Lampedusa’s hero.

    She knows that, if the Royal Family is to survive and prosper in the 21st century, it must adapt. Fate has offered it a chance to do so in the shape of Archie, the son of an American whose mother is black. He is seventh in line to the throne, but much higher up the pecking order in terms of his importance to ‘the Firm’.

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    • majiir says:

      What pisses me off is the way Thomas Markle and his spawn Samantha think Meghan owes them something. Her mama raised her, which is why her mama is in the U.K. and Thomas and the hateful Samantha Markle are being left out of the loop, right where they belong.

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  21. rikyrah says:

    Pragmatic Obots (@PragmaticObot) Tweeted:
    Be wary of clout chasing kneegrows that always claim to speak for poor black people and now bashing older black people all so they can get on a cable news panel. https://twitter.com/PragmaticObot/status/1128326798025138178?s=17

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  23. rikyrah says:

    CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP

    JojoRaze Town • 24 minutes ago
    The unspoken sentiment is stupid because there is a white person in charge now and two white people were the standard bearers for president in 2016. Barack Obama rocked a lot of white people’s world and three years after he is not president, 2520s are still looking for some great, white hope to mend their feelings about him, that he was as good and better than their faves, and everyone of the white people they have leaned on has been weighed and found wanted.

    I am tired of elections being about 2520s feelings and not the facts on ground state of the country. The country is falling in every index of a good developed country-health care, education, economic equality-but we are still litigating white people’s feelings-i.e. their racism and how their racism affects our policy. White folks racism is why we can’t have paid family leave, why our infrastructure is falling apart, why our educational rankings are awful in comparison to other developed and developing countries. This is why Barack Obama rankled 2520s-he wanted the country to be about what it said it was about and 2520s wanted their feelings taken into account about it.

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  24. rikyrah says:

    Hassan Ali (@hassankanu) Tweeted:
    BREAKING: The federal labor board has just released an opinion saying Uber employees are contractors, not legal employees, i.e. they’re not entitled to union membership, can’t file complaints if Uber retaliates for organizing, etc.
    https://t.co/1MzKGmqP2B https://twitter.com/hassankanu/status/1128315020918575104?s=17

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  25. rikyrah says:

    🤔🤔🤔

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  28. Liza says:

    And I’m going to bet one of the two was Broward County.

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  29. Liza says:

    1985.

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  30. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh 😒

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    Tim Conway of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ dies at 85
    POSTED 11:48 AM, MAY 14, 2019, BY CNN WIRE, UPDATED AT 11:52AM, MAY 14, 2019

    NEW YORK —Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, has died, according to his publicist. He was 85.

    Conway died Tuesday morning after a long illness in Los Angeles, according to Howard Bragman, who heads LaBrea Media

    https://wgntv.com/2019/05/14/tim-conway-of-the-carol-burnett-show-dies-at-85-rep-says/

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    • Liza says:

      RIP. Tim Conway and Harvey Korman were great together. Their skits on the Carol Burnett Show were so funny because they laughed at each other, couldn’t seem to get through a skit without cracking up. I loved watching them.

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  33. rikyrah says:

    Tim Conway has died. :(

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  34. Liza says:

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  36. Liza says:

    Smart move. No votes there, don’t show up, don’t legitimize what they do, call them out instead.

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  38. rikyrah says:

    Targets of House investigations into Trump revealed in court docs
    Rachel Maddow reports on the House Intelligence and Financial Services Committees legal effort to obtain Donald Trump’s financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, and what their subpoena says about what they’re investigating in the Trump family businesses.

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  39. Got damn @GOPLeader, when will your party remove this toxic poison from our government? When is enough enough. Expel @SteveKingIA from public office @SpeakerPelosi.

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  41. AFRICA! Our Ametia and husband has landed in Lagos Nigeria! They’re going to be guest speakers at an event and doing a workshop.

    We’re sending them lots of love for a most enjoyable time. ❤️

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  42. He’s only wearing it where his racist white friends live. Fkn rabid dog!

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  43. rikyrah says:

    When young people vote at the levels of and consistency of Big Mama and ’em, then you can talk. But, spare me that Big Mama and ’em, who show up for every election, are supposed to listen to those who can’t be bothered, and need ‘ inspiration’.
    Spare me this bullshyt…and, I’m not even on the Joe Biden train. But, older Black people were the LEAST surprised by Dolt45’s election. ..and, had done the MOST to prevent it.

    …………………………….

    Tell Your Mee-Maw And Them To Break Up With Joe Biden, I’m Bored

    BY MICHAEL ARCENEAUX · MAY 14, 2019
    On the day Joe Biden announced his bid for the presidency, I knew where to look in order to best gauge how seriously I should fear the former vice president finding a way to actually win the nomination.

    ………………..

    It was there the nightmare stood before me: a bunch of old Black people celebrating Biden’s announcement. That’s how I knew I was screwed. Yes, it is anecdotal, but helpful all the same. White people are going to be divided by their new favorite gay man, their new favorite Kennedy supplement, their potential new imaginary Black friend if she doesn’t spook them (they scare easily when it comes to us, see all those police calls), and if they’re really feeling daring, perhaps their wonky pal who keeps dropping policy proposals like mixtapes. But as it stands now, most appear to be mainly torn between the white old white men sucking up the airwaves.

    So, it’s the Black vote that will be most determinative of the outcome of the next Democratic presidential primary, and more specifically, old Black people. As it so often is. Therein lies the problem: old Black people love the hell out of Joe Biden.

    ……………………..

    For those of us who do not want Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, all hope is not lost. Hillary Clinton had a double digit lead over Barack Obama in Black voter support well into fall 2007. We see how that ended for her, bless her heart. I have seen pundits dismiss such points, but that’s more indicative of their banality-driven approach to political commentary than a more grounded reflection on a potential outcome.

    Joe Biden is Joe Biden, so there is always reason to believe he will screw it all up. Unfortunately, I cannot place too much faith in any sector of the electorate because an ignorant buffoon has somehow managed to not only win a presidential election, but has somehow managed to derail a two century-plus old republic solely on the strength of a pathological level of shamelessness. That buffoon in question is what partially drives his current support, but unless one key constituency can be convinced to look past his association with history and look elsewhere to best benefit the future, we’re doomed with the gaffe magnet in Delaware who’s yet to ever run a good presidential campaign.

    More than 60% of Democrats in the poll say they prize electability over whether they agree with the candidates. There are not many fresh ways to write this, but either Biden rivals convince voters that he’s not electable, or Biden wins. https://t.co/KgppUap1EG

    — Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) May 9, 2019
    So, I have a plea for all of the younger Black people reading. Can you please, please, please try to convince your parents, mee-maws, pa-pas, aunties and uncles to please do not vote for Joe Biden?

    We have to teach them how to say Kamala Harris’ name. We have to explain to them what a Pete Buttigeg is, and while they’re probably not going to vote for it, they should give Julián Castro a strong look (note to them that a Black woman is his campaign manager). Also, please help them find out about all 12 million of Elizabeth Warren’s policy proposals — including the one that will let them off the hook if they co-signed any of your student loans besides strong misgivings (guilty). Jay Inslee isn’t really a thing, but he doesn’t want us all to die thanks to climate change, so that’s helpful. Same for Beto, who should be introduced as a white boy who at least knows there are perks to being a white boy in America. I don’t fancy people who throw binders at others, but you know, if you want to talk about Amy Klobuchar, good luck with that. Same for Cory Booker, the love machine.

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    • majiir says:

      Dave Weigel needs to sit his @ss down somewhere and take some lessons from older black people and black people in general before he starts running off at the mouth. I’ve had Caucasian neighbors for almost 40 years, and they were the first only persons I’ve ever heard call their grandmothers mee-maws. The first time I heard a little Caucasian boy in the neighborhood refer to his grandmother as ”mee-maw,” I was wondering who the hell he was talking about. Weigel doesn’t know sh*t about why black people vote for the politicians we vote for. I don’t need him to classify me, and I’m sure there are a whole lot of other black persons who feel the same way. He’s a presumptuous @ss.

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  44. rikyrah says:

    Thread

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  45. GRAPHIC

    Baytown, Texas, police officer fatally shooting a woman at an apartment complex. In the video you can hear the woman yell I’m pregnant……..

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    • rikyrah says:

      😪😪😪😪

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    • Liza says:

      Good God Almighty!

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    • Liza says:

      It sounds as though she wasn’t doing anything, the cop “identified” her “believing she had outstanding warrants.” So in other words, the cop may have been looking for someone to harass, just like she said.

      Unarmed Black Woman Yells ‘I’m Pregnant!’ Before Being Shot, Killed by Police
      Jay Connor

      A police officer in Baytown, Texas, fatally shot and killed a black woman while attempting to arrest her at her apartment complex on Monday night.

      KHOU 11 reports that the shooting occurred after an officer identified a woman with whom he had prior encounters while patrolling her apartment complex. Believing she had outstanding warrants, he attempted to arrest her before a struggle ensued.

      During said struggle, the officer used his taser, which was allegedly wrestled out of his control by the woman and used on the officer. The officer then jumped to his feet and fired five shots, hitting her at least once. In a video of the altercation circulating online, the woman can be heard yelling “Why are you harassing me?” and “I’m pregnant!” prior to being shot.

      https://www.theroot.com/unarmed-black-woman-yells-im-pregnant-before-being-sho-1834745690

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    • Liza says:

      ‘I’m Pregnant!’ Texas Cop Shoots And Kills Unarmed Black Woman
      The victim was a 44-year-old grandmother.
      Written By NewsOne Staff
      Posted 4 hours ago

      UPDATED: 11:03 a.m. EDT — Police in Texas appeared to be attempting to control the narrative surrounding the fatal shooting of a Black woman in suburban Houston Monday night.

      A Baytown Police officer killed Pamela Turner in a shooting that was recorded on video by a bystander. The video showed the unidentified officer struggling with Turner and using his Taser on her, forcing her to the ground. Turner could be heard yelling, “I’m pregnant!” before the officer pulled out his gun and fired at her five times at very close range.

      Tuesday morning, police were saying that Turner, a 44-year-old grandmother of three, tried to grab the officer’s Taser gun, claiming that was the reason the officer was forced to use his gun on her.

      “During the course of the attempted arrest, the female began struggling with the officer, which forced the officer to deploy his Taser,” Baytown Police Department Lt. Steve Dorris said. “That deployment was not effective, and the female was able to get the officer’s Taser away from him. (She) actually tased the officer, which forced the officer to draw his duty weapon and fire multiple rounds at the suspect.”

      The video, however, told a different story and did not appear to show Turner reaching for anything while she was on the ground.

      https://newsone.com/3852607/baytown-police-kill-pregnant-woman/

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  46. rikyrah says:

    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    At some point Democrats need strong candidates for the Senate. I’d prefer not having that ass Mitch as majority leader….but what do I know? https://twitter.com/Kennymack1971/status/1128304538467885056?s=17

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  47. Liza says:

    Tell it!

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  49. rikyrah says:

    Samantha…keep Doria’s name out your mouth!

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    In a brand new interview with the the Mirror, Markle spent the day ahead of Mother’s Day criticizing new-mom Meghan for not including their father, Thomas Markle, in the baby celebrations. “It’s sad. He should have been involved. Being excluded is like a dagger through his heart…And poor Master Archie is not getting to know a creative, loving person,” she said, echoing a sentiment she’s said to the tabloids many times before.

    But the British press doesn’t pay Markle for interviews as well as it does for her to just keep rehashing old and tired sound bytes, does it? So this time, she went after the most dignified and graceful person she could: Doria Ragland.

    Markle lashed out at Ragland for not encouraging Meghan to reunite with her father, as if the duchess doesn’t know what’s best for her and her family. Or as if she’s forgotten the countless times Thomas has humiliated her, Prince Harry and himself in the press. As if her private pleas with him weren’t publicized to the world and her words turned to tabloid fodder.

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/samantha-markle-bashing-doria-ragland-162139249.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_02

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  51. rikyrah says:

    FedUp_Mom (@Fedup_Mom) Tweeted:
    Black voters, especially older Black voters, are as passionate about the Obamas as “white working class” racist voters are passionate about Trump. That’s something the DC pundits, especially Black pundits, with the exception of @TheRevAl, have never understood. https://twitter.com/Fedup_Mom/status/1128047550701895687?s=17

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  59. rikyrah says:

    Lynn V (@lynnv378) Tweeted:
    People look at me funny when I say I’d like to see Democrats make reforming the courts part of their platform. I’m not talking about just expanding the number of seats on the Supreme Court. I’m talking about reforming how judges & SC justices are selected, term-limits, etc. https://twitter.com/lynnv378/status/1104042400333422594?s=17

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  60. rikyrah says:

    Lynn V (@lynnv378) Tweeted:
    Seeing the VRA get gutted in the Supreme Court should have been a wake up call but it wasn’t. Purity shouldn’t have mattered but it did. November 8, 2016 will haunt us for decades. https://twitter.com/lynnv378/status/1126473129008803840?s=17

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  61. rikyrah says:

    Lynn V (@lynnv378) Tweeted:
    Anyone seeking office with these far-left agendas or saying incrementalism doesn’t work is basically running a scam. There is no way these laws would survive the courts, not now. Laws on the books now are vulnerable. People have not been paying attention. https://t.co/byOA7fQCtA https://twitter.com/lynnv378/status/1126861592623222785?s=17

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  62. rikyrah says:

    Exploited without consent 😠😠

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  63. rikyrah says:

    Watch Whiteness Work 😠

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  64. rikyrah says:

    Sleep on the Persians if you want to 😒😒

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  65. rikyrah says:

    No difference between Hillary and Dolt45, they said 😠😠

    Hillary Clinton wouldn’t be doing this shyt.

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  66. rikyrah says:

    TRUTH 😠😠😠

    Sally Albright (@SallyAlbright) Tweeted:
    Millennial women who worked against Hillary have no idea what they have brought on themselves. My generation could rely on the courts to save us. That’s gone now. https://twitter.com/SallyAlbright/status/1128032074072510464?s=17

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  67. rikyrah says:

    This…😪😪😪😪

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  68. rikyrah says:

    Ametia,

    Where are you going in Africa?
    You going by yourself, or with a tour group?

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  69. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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