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BigAngBlack

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Comfortably #Black. Escaped the South, currently enduring the #PNW. Just out here chillin trying to be a little less dumb every day

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She was fired after not endorsing -filled salads to people with . Why? | US news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/18/splenda-diabetes-lawsuit

> Elizabeth Hanna says she was fired by the American Diabetes Association after refusing to approve recipes heaped with the additive made by a major donor

BigAngBlack, to latin
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‘I’ve used hairbrushes, spatulas, car keys, apples ...’ Sheila E on drumming with Prince, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and more

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2024/apr/18/ive-used-hairbrushes-spatulas-car-keys-apples-sheila-e-on-drumming-with-prince-marvin-gaye-michael-jackson-and-more

> The music legend – back, at 66, with her first salsa album – answers your questions on her star collaborations, screen chemistry, and what she and Stevie Wonder still can’t agree on

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Two different drivers this week have played Dru Hill's Beauty, and it's been stuck in my head ever since.

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@benetnasch
The original? Cause I love the remix and that gets stuck in my head without even hearing it

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@benetnasch
Its so much more moody and sexy to me

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My neighbor's new security camera is perfectly angled so I can't even sulk in my driveway anymore.

BigAngBlack,
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@spleenly
Sounds like you should make them reconsider that angle

BigAngBlack, to blackfriday
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April 19, 2024

Republic Day - Sierra Leone

1866
Celebration of Abolition of Slavery in Washington DC

1837
Cheyney University founded as The Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney, PA

1841
Pierre Calliste Landry 1st elected mayor of a town in US

1910 National Urban League formed NYC

1947
Jackie Robinson 1st African American Major League player

1968
Operation Equity - city council passes open housing act, Seattle


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1972
Stationed in Germany, Major Gen. Frederic E. Davidson 1st Black to lead an army division

1977
Alex Haley receives Pulitzer for Roots

1978
Max Robinson becomes 1st African American to anchor network news (ABC News's World News Tonight)


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BigAngBlack,
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1975
Chemist Percy Julian passes

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Georgia Football fans and Georgia Footballers are completely different

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#TraderJoes and #Starbucks are helping Elon Musk undermine the US government | Steven Greenhouse

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/17/elon-musk-labor-union-lawsuit-strabucks-trader-joes

> #SpaceX is trying to kill a federal agency that accused it of labor violations. Ostensibly progressive brands have leaped to join in

#NLRB

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This ''beef'' about Kendrick and Drake and everyone getting pulled in, it's dumb. It feels forced and worthless

BigAngBlack, to TikTok
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TikTok partners with AXS to sell tickets for live events worldwide | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2024/04/16/tiktok-partners-with-axs-to-sell-tickets-for-live-events-worldwide/

> said today that it has partnered with company to sell tickets for events worldwide

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‘Water is more valuable than oil’: the corporation cashing in on America’s

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/16/arizona-colorado-river-water-rights-drought

> In an unprecedented deal, a private company purchased land in a tiny Arizona town – and sold its water rights to a suburb 200 miles away

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’s rivers are most threatened waterways in US, report finds

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/16/new-mexico-rivers-most-threatened

> Supreme court ruling left more than 90% of state’s surface waters with no pollution protections, since they don’t run continuously

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instructor removed female trainees’ earrings with bolt cutters, hearing told

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2024/apr/16/dorset-police-instructor-removed-female-trainees-earrings-with-bolt-cutters-hearing-told

> PC Martin Briggs’ alleged treatment on day of fitness test left one woman bleeding from her ears

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UK’s first major Muslim film festival announces lineup

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/apr/16/uks-first-major-muslim-film-festival-announces-lineup

> Featuring stars including and , the event aims to celebrate the ‘rich tapestry of experiences via the medium of film’

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‘A roof over our people’s heads’: the Indigenous US tribe building hempcrete homes

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/16/hempcrete-indigenous-tribe-minnesota

> ’s Lower Indian Community is pioneering green building with its fully integrated facility – a first in the country

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Revealed: how companies made $100m clearing California #homeless camps | #California | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/16/us-homeless-encampments-companies-profiting-sweeps

> Public spending on private sweep contractors is soaring across the state – and #unhoused people allege poor treatment

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@abhayakara
Right.

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Did anybody think of shorting Truth Social stock? I bet there's money to be made there

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@luis_in_brief
EVERYONE knew it was overvalued

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@luis_in_brief
Looks like the article got removed

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@luis_in_brief
No biggie

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Trump1 has adjourned for the day. Trump looks like he spent the night drinking in his limo. Never seen him look quite so ragged. I really like that look. A baggage

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@shoq
Do we know if he's still doing hard drugs

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Alabama’s voters seek chance to be heard after years of being silenced | | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/15/alabama-black-voters-congressional-runoff

> , the state’s capital, is included in a new congressional district, and on Tuesday, a runoff will decide who stands in November


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Alabama chooses candidates for new Black congressional district |

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/16/alabama-chooses-candidates-for-new-black-congressional-district

> After a contentious redrawing of Alabama’s congressional map, two candidates will compete in November for a seat, and perhaps congressional control.

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