Happy Memorial Day.
As we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
On #MemorialDay, let’s remember that Black Americans served and sacrificed on the basis of what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called “a promissory note” for equality & justice. It’s hard to imagine a more sweeping sense of faith — and hope.
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— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) May 30, 2021
MSNBC (@MSNBC) tweeted at 8:32 PM on Mon, May 31, 2021:
“We lost everything that day. Our homes, our newspaper (The Tulsa Star), our theaters, our lives. Greenwood represented all the best of what was possible for Black people in America. This Congress must recognize us and our history,” Viola Fletcher said. https://t.co/jpnudKTS8b
⚖️ 💛I HONOR VETERANS (@veterans_i) tweeted at 5:50 PM on Mon, May 31, 2021:
Just so y’all know, #BlackWallStreet isn’t just that little area you see in the downtown area the media is showing. It spanned from Archer all the way down to Pine street and smatterings of neighborhoods just beyond. People often converted their homes into general stores too. https://t.co/LbyG1ScMa7
RunJuly 🌴 (@RunJuly) tweeted at 2:21 PM on Mon, May 31, 2021:
The anger toward Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the French Open shows me people aren’t just mad she wont talk to press to protect her mental health, they’re mad at the fact she has the power and wealth to choose not entertain you if she so wishes.
Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) tweeted at 11:46 AM on Wed, Apr 14, 2021:
After not seeing his wife Mary for several months due to the pandemic — Gordon decided to surprise her by moving into the assisted living home so they could be together.
Here’s the reunion…https://t.co/Kx40D57WzJ
Madam Vice President Harris is GOAT! (@flywithkamala) tweeted at 1:58 PM on Mon, May 31, 2021:
The media has dogged Venus and Serena Williams for decades. Now they are doing it to Naomi Osaka.
No matter the industry or realm, the media constantly attacks high achieving Black Women and then expects them to continue on unbruised like whole institutions didn’t attack them.
Qondi 💛 🐝 🇺🇸🇿🇦🇿🇼 (@QondiNtini) tweeted at 4:50 PM on Mon, May 31, 2021:
Do you want to know what has got all these white people and white sports establishments mad?
Naomi Osaka earned a record $55.2 million last year. She is the highest paid female athlete in the world. It is driving them wild.
Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) tweeted at 1:31 PM on Mon, May 31, 2021:
Roland Garros and the Grand Slams felt putting Osaka in her place was more important than her mental health. Now letting her know who was in charge is not flex they thought it was.
Those days are over
Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊