Opal Tometi ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( @opalayo ) Twitter Profile

opalayo

Opal Tometi ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Black feminist. social justice & human rights advocate, storyteller + social entrepreneur. ๐ŸŒ co-founder @blklivesmatter founder @diaspora_rising. hebrews 10:39

worldwide

Joined on 27 June, 2009

http://diasporarising.org/dearbuhari

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Replying to @Smith_JeffreyT: #UGANDA UPDATE

Just spoke with Bobi Wine and team. Their home is still surrounded by the military, and those inside unโ€ฆ

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Replying to @BerniceKing: Please donโ€™t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hatโ€ฆ

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Replying to @TheKingCenter: A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate his 92nd birthday.

#MLKย  #CorettaScottKing #BelovedCommunity #MLKDay hโ€ฆ

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#UGANDA UPDATE

Just spoke with Bobi Wine and team. Their home is still surrounded by the military, and those inside unable to leave. Bobi et. al have had no access to food for days.

How embassies, in-country, have not demanded entry with food is beyond me. A total abdication.

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A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate his 92nd birthday.

#MLKย  #CorettaScottKing #BelovedCommunity #MLKDay

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Please donโ€™t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hated men in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now and evoke him to deter justice today would likely hate, and may already hate, the authentic King. #MLK

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Replying to @Blackamazon: *looks at Bali convo, * ...

Folks want to be anywhere but here , but youโ€™re โ€œthereโ€ is always someoneโ€™s home

And the pโ€ฆ

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Replying to @africasacountry: Patrice Lumumba, independent Congoโ€™s first prime minister, was murdered on this day, 17 January, in 1961,
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Replying to @HabenGirma: When identifying race in visual descriptions for #blind people, don't skip white. Often I read things like: John, a Black mโ€ฆ

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Quoted @ladygaga

. @OsopePatrisse @opalayo @aliciagarza thank you for inspiring humanity with your beautiful hearts. Congratulations I thank God for you #BlackLivesMatter

Thanks for the love and support, @ladygaga! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’›

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When identifying race in visual descriptions for #blind people, don't skip white. Often I read things like: John, a Black man, stands with Jane, a dark-haired woman. Intentionally or not, it perpetuates racism. Descriptions & antiracism are both needed to improve #accessibility.

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*looks at Bali convo, * ...

Folks want to be anywhere but here , but youโ€™re โ€œthereโ€ is always someoneโ€™s home

And the phenomenon of people treating islands as where you go to not have rules is something folks from islands who often gotta leave em feel deeply

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Patrice Lumumba, independent Congoโ€™s first prime minister, was murdered on this day, 17 January, in 1961,

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Replying to @TheKingCenter: Streaming here TODAY, 7pm ET. Be a part of our 2021 #BelovedCommunity Awards, as we recognize inspiring activists, influโ€ฆ

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Replying to @MSNBC: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Congress members who may be sympathetic towards the rioter carrying Confederate flag: "The Confederacy werโ€ฆ

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Replying to @DerrickNAACP: 57yrs since โ€œI Have a Dreamโ€ speech.

6 months since #BLM murals painted on streets across America.

1 wk since white supโ€ฆ

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Streaming here TODAY, 7pm ET. Be a part of our 2021 #BelovedCommunity Awards, as we recognize inspiring activists, influencers, organizations and artists, including @LadyGaga, @owntv, @michaeldtubbs, and #DrJohnettaBCole. Presenters include @IAMJHUD and @LittleMissFlint. #MLK

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57yrs since โ€œI Have a Dreamโ€ speech.

6 months since #BLM murals painted on streets across America.

1 wk since white supremacists stormed the Capitol, in attempt to overthrow our democracy.

WE are beyond the point of words and performative statements.

#WhatYouGonnaDo

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Congress members who may be sympathetic towards the rioter carrying Confederate flag: "The Confederacy were a band of enemies and traitors to the U.S. ... if they find more sympathy with them, then perhaps they shouldn't be serving in the U.S. Congress."

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Replying to @TheKingCenter: Streaming here, Facebook, TOMORROW, 7pm ET. Tune in to our #virtual 2021 #BelovedCommunity Awardโ€ฆ

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Streaming here, Facebook, TOMORROW, 7pm ET. Tune in to our #virtual 2021 #BelovedCommunity Awards, as we honor inspiring activists, influencers and artists, including @LadyGaga @owntv @opalayo @chasinggarza @osopepatrisse @yasmin_poole @michaeldtubbs. #MLK

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Replying to @kai_newkirk: Powerful letter from twenty four Arizona state legislators to @kyrstensinema and @captmarkkelly:

"We strongly request thaโ€ฆ

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Replying to @BerniceKing: Dear politicians/political influencers:

When you tweet about my fatherโ€™s birthday, remember that he was resolute about erโ€ฆ

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Powerful letter from twenty four Arizona state legislators to @kyrstensinema and @captmarkkelly:

"We strongly request that you speak out publicly in favor of the impeachment, removal from office, and preclusion from any future office of Donald John Trump."

#AZImpeachNow

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Quoted @SenHawleyPress

Sadly, much of the media and many members of the Washington establishment want to deceive Americans into thinking those who raised concerns incited violence, simply by voicing the concern. Thatโ€™s false. And the allegation itself is corrosive and dangerous.

Resign!

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Dear politicians/political influencers:

When you tweet about my fatherโ€™s birthday, remember that he was resolute about eradicating racism, poverty & militarism.

Encourage & enact policies that reflect your birthday sentiments.

Hereโ€™s the authentic #MLK:

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Replying to @JessicaLBYRD: Illinois Black Movement & the IL Black Leg Caucus passed a version of the #breatheact today. LOOK LOOK LOOK.

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Quoted @JStein_WaPo

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says Dems should pass $2K on top of the $600 from December, rather than add $1,400 to get $600 to $2K.

"$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400,โ€ณ @AOC tells us

Replying to @AOC: Unemployment benefits should be retroactive too.

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Unemployment benefits should be retroactive too.

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Illinois Black Movement & the IL Black Leg Caucus passed a version of the #breatheact today. LOOK LOOK LOOK.

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Replying to @HEBobiwine: Hello Uganda! Despite the wide spread fraud and violence experienced across the country earlier today, the picture still loโ€ฆ

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Hello Uganda! Despite the wide spread fraud and violence experienced across the country earlier today, the picture still looks good. Thank you Uganda for turning up and voting in record numbers. The challenge now is for Mr. Byabakama and the EC to declare the will of the Pple.

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Replying to @AfricaStoryLive: #UgandaDecides: Many polling stations in Uganda were forced to use manual voting and checks after the biometric machinโ€ฆ

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#UgandaDecides: Many polling stations in Uganda were forced to use manual voting and checks after the biometric machines failed to register ballots due to the internet shutdown ordered by the government

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For #HumanRightsDay I joined some powerful friends to call @MBuhari to account for the brutality against #EndSARS protesters. We penned an open letter in @nytimes & will continue to demand justice until all Black Lives Matter. Read, sign, share. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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