Author Archives: rikyrah

Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis Dead at the Age of 80

So sad about this. Congressman John Lewis is dead at the age of 80.😢😢 Thank you, Congressman. For all your work. For all you did for this country. You were a true American Hero.🙏🙏   The words of John Lewis … Continue reading

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Open Thread | More About the Lingering After-Effects of COVID-19

People need to learn about what happens AFTER you are deemed ‘over’ COVID-19.     New @JAMA_current publication looking at recovered #COVID19 patients in Italy. The outcomes are concerning: a thread. /1 — Dr. Tara C. Smith (@aetiology) July 10, … Continue reading

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Open Thread | COVID-19 and Black People in One of the Wealthiest Counties in America

Why has Prince George’s County been hit so hard? Can it really be about race? All about race? The economics would tell you otherwise, after all, this is one of the most successful counties in the country for African-American professionals. … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Kanye Running for President?😒😒

So, Kanye is running for President. UH HUH Lips so pursed.😒😒😒 In case you don’t see it, this is a stunt to help Dolt45. In 2020, there is no Jill Stein. So, Kanye’s trying to be the Jill Stein. This … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.   Go little girls 👏👏👏 When twins Kamari and Kamera opened a lemonade stand, someone questioned if they had a permit to run it. So, … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Sweden Is A Cautionary COVID-19 Tale

When this all began, the right-wing caught the ‘Sweden fever’. Sweden was such a model for the world. Why shut down everything…that’s not what Sweden is doing. I wish someone would go back and do an analysis of how many … Continue reading

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Open Thread | This Isn’t Rocket Science, But, It Is Science

Wear a Mask😠😠 It's amazing how much good one little mask can do! Check out how a normal, everyday mask keeps respiratory droplets from spreading outside your body, potentially sharing viruses. pic.twitter.com/zeXyemJwO8 — Providence Eastern WA (@providence_phc) June 26, 2020 … Continue reading

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Open Thread | Another COVID-19 Testimonial

I try and post these COVID-19 stories because I want for information to spread about those that don’t wind up on a ventilator. THIS👏IS👏NOT👏THE👏FLU👏       Thread: Hey, so, I got #Covid19 in March. I’ve been sick for over … Continue reading

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Weekend Open Thread | Happy July 4th!

Good Morning, Everyone. 🤗 I hope that you are enjoying this weekend virtually with family and friends.   Lift Every Voice And Sing Brought to us by Black opera singers 👏👏👏 Wondrous 🙏🎶🎶

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Open Thread | Just Some COVID-19 Thoughts

We are failing as a country. That much is obvious. Wear a mask if you’re outside of your house. WHY is this hard to understand.   Simple science experiment: What about keeping your distance? Second demo: I set open bacteria … Continue reading

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