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If you could use one word to describe LOVE, what would it be?What's the point of a platform if you're not using it to help others?
3/24
2019
Lead. With. Love.
3/23
2019
Practice Self-Compassion. Practice Self-Love.
3/22
2019
I picked the winning bracket but if you want to see if you know more about hoops than me, join my @espn tourney cha… https://t.co/wUBSJk9vqu
3/21
2019
# #B #Bl #Bla #Blac #Black #BlackL #BlackLi #BlackLiv #BlackLive #BlackLives #BlackLivesM #BlackLivesMahttps://t.co/LH1E2erE0XYou. Are. More. Than. Enough.You can’t say I didn’t tell you! #woodstock https://t.co/DAFTJmAfHm
3/20
2019
Our Joy is an Act of Resistance. Our Love is an Act of Resistance. Our Existence is an Act of Resistance.This video is so moving. People around New Zealand have been performing the Haka, a Māori ceremonial dance, to pay… https://t.co/CwsEZXYuSa
3/19
2019
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" Dr. King. 16,000 people currently sit in jails across New Yo… https://t.co/utVIABUDfF
3/18
2019
United for Christchurch Mosque Shootings: Support the victims and families of shootings in 2 mosques in New Zealand… https://t.co/jlxf3lgyS4"At just three-years-old, Mucad Ibrahim is thought to have been the youngest victim of the massacre" https://t.co/1rJfI4QJ7NThey are fathers, mothers, grandparents, daughters and sons. They are refugees, immigrants and New-Zealand born.… https://t.co/n5bXGYc4ck“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive” Dr. Maya Angelou https://t.co/BZv9TbGSm4#ProtectX: Health care is a human right. Reproductive health care is a human right. The attack on Title X, the nati… https://t.co/CFFvs2TXmX
3/16
2019
Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most important voices in American History. She is one of my greatest inspirations. M… https://t.co/pyBMLjDShC"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again" Dr. Ma… https://t.co/2n6WbyTn6M“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick… https://t.co/gUjLaghmat“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” Dr. Maya Ang… https://t.co/VbZ3ItsQLe“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them… https://t.co/LnhX7XrbSiYou may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like d… https://t.co/MIFdlSeqF0Amazing! Congratulations to this young Brother! We are rooting for you! https://t.co/l4qu6AxGSPLet Love Have The Last Word. Pre-order now at https://t.co/bO1JJbt5r9 https://t.co/XdGKhhLqQD"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift… https://t.co/8DBDXSfFXQ
3/15
2019
Yesterday, I was Blessed to start another trip around the sun. Join me in celebrating my Birthday and support CGF t… https://t.co/bIrze592bK @XXL Much Love! @BET Thanks! I appreciate the birthday shout out! @WORLDSTAR Thank you! @johnlegend Thank you my Brother!Thanks Queen! Much Love. https://t.co/JKQ09KWd8A
3/14
2019
Celebrating my Born Day with some of the greatest love ever today. Grandma, Ma, and Omoye. Four generations of Love. https://t.co/vbMCmBJefbThanks family! I'm Blessed to celebrate another Birthday! Love! https://t.co/nk28DoKUwAThank you Governor @GavinNewsom for taking a stand! This is long overdue and much needed! The death penalty is inhu… https://t.co/SJNTPJ1V3z
3/13
2019
"To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious, is to be in a rage almost all the time. So that the… https://t.co/fEMxwl36uJ"To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious, is to be in a rage almost all the time" James Baldwin https://t.co/337NuYNXPDMy birthday is on March 13TH and I want to celebrate it with you all by coming together to help give the students a… https://t.co/8dexYNaUw9
3/12
2019
We remember you on this day. #hiphop https://t.co/0A9R1sP2r7"When Black Women stand up—as they did during the Montgomery Bus Boycott—as they did during the Black Liberation Er… https://t.co/c1BP1yjOvN"No march, movement, or agenda that defines manhood in the narrowest terms and seeks to make women lesser partners… https://t.co/hIZfbjpK7L"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time" Dr. A… https://t.co/O0ioMgMSRc
3/9
2019
Happy #InternationalWomensDay⁠ ⁠ to all the inspiring women in my life and all the incredible women in the world! M… https://t.co/JuF8gcFPfv😂😅 https://t.co/79N2BJb7dMWatching @Giannis_An34 on @NBAonTNT and WHEW! This dude is tough and a great all around player! He kinda reminds me of me! LOL!This book is very special to me as I'm sharing what I've learned about LOVE and how I've failed at LOVE. I hope it… https://t.co/DGHNB9WDrW
3/8
2019
"One girl with courage can change the world" https://t.co/mqMpI6DVnlHappy #InternationalWomensDay to all my sisters! This is a live performance of my song 'The Day Women Took Over' du… https://t.co/Zwr6OO0jloNow you understand Just why my head’s not bowed. I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When… https://t.co/vMD8evVpDB
3/7
2019
"I'll tell you what Freedom is to me: No Fear. I mean really, no fear" Nina Simone https://t.co/3JhqUBkhus🙏🏽 https://t.co/1hu9s8ts3a
3/6
2019
✊🏽 https://t.co/UIrmgJsunH👊🏽 @LenaWaithe https://t.co/MhhWkKl2Mj
3/4
2019
"Over the past decade, the real estate fortunes for African Americans have reversed course. It fell to 43 percent i… https://t.co/lSxzKGEVDl
3/3
2019
"You are not judged by the height you have risen, but from the depth you have climbed" Frederick Douglass https://t.co/WyI1wcRxCy"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will!" Frederick Douglass https://t.co/yGM95VPPpqYes! Like @Kaepernick7 said, "Love is at the root of our resistance. My love for my people serves as the fuel that… https://t.co/odFPlRj7Ze"You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time" Dr. A… https://t.co/67DJdaklRJ
3/2
2019
"An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times" Nina Simone https://t.co/QnJBuh6w1e
3/1
2019
"And even after Brown v Board, even after decades of school finance litigation meant to equalize the playing field,… https://t.co/saC4kl48lB
2/28
2019
#NeverForget. Sending Love and Light to Oscar's family and friends today. RIP. https://t.co/OYY3BfLMHi
2/27
2019
Trayvon, you may be gone but you will never be forgotten. Sending love and light to Trayvon's family and friends to… https://t.co/YmTXPCjvlO"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. https://t.co/8mjPb5XWtcCongratulations again to the amazing Regina King and Ruth Carter on your #Oscar wins last night! Love. https://t.co/I5T809mhtLIt was inspiring and energizing to be around so many amazing artists and creatives. Thank you to everyone who joine… https://t.co/qhiv2OYFAU#ATTAOscars: Our Pre-#Oscar event celebrating phenomenal women in film including Regina King, Ruth Carter, Amandla… https://t.co/NctA6eSURP
2/26
2019
"We must always attempt to lift as we climb" Dr. Angela Davis https://t.co/HvEuyKfFEh"I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I'm changing the things I cannot accept" Dr. Angela Davis. Wat… https://t.co/9uzpR4boLG“XQ Super School Live brings the power of storytelling and theater together to ignite a spirit of social change”… https://t.co/tqw1UwMEwa"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it"… https://t.co/x6dItAWYt6“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today" Malcolm X https://t.co/AFFPdF5NPm"Before the world tonight, I give praise to our ancestors who have built this country into what it is today along w… https://t.co/lZuRavNr2r"God is Good All the Time" Regina King at the #Oscars https://t.co/w7SUUbpViV"I'm an example of what support and love look like when poured into someone" Regina King at the #Oscars https://t.co/w7SUUbpViVBeautiful! Congratulations to Regina King and Ruth Carter on your #Oscar wins for your exceptional work in If Beale… https://t.co/YZK2JBLh3jGood times with good people! Thanks to everyone that came out to hep me celebrate 5 phenomenal women. #attaoscarshttps://t.co/SedbCVARfYIt was a Blessing to perform at the #Oscars that year. Good luck to all of the nominees this year! Love. https://t.co/xw7WFKx498
2/25
2019
Being able to honor and recognize amazing creators is something thats very important to me. Thank you… https://t.co/2Y1ZQIBMqs
2/23
2019
“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some of thos… https://t.co/lBvnOZxN7E“Your silence will not protect you" Audre Lorde. https://t.co/oruPx7XOPF"This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need… https://t.co/RrDH6sw6A8
2/19
2019
Happy #NationalDrinkWineDay! What's your preference? Red or White?!Happy #PresidentsDay to Our amazing President! https://t.co/QxHeXBNKzFWishing a very Happy Birthday to one of the greatest writers in American history, Toni Morrison! Much Love! https://t.co/S7f8FE1Mtp
2/18
2019
Sending a big congratulations to @common, @BewareOfTime, and the rest of the cast and creators of #TheChi on their… https://t.co/VPpwJcjUxo
Retweeted by COMMON“It's not about knocking on closed doors. It's about building our own house and having our own door” @Ava DuVernay https://t.co/mpJ6kY6zCqAmazing! @Ava + @ARRAYNow have acquired THE BURIAL OF KOJO, a beautiful and captivating film from Ghana by Blitz th… https://t.co/aKjRCTwzwx
2/16
2019
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" Dr. King. Join @DJKhaled, @SZA, @JColeNC, @Miguel,… https://t.co/LVmMLBuUJt
2/13
2019
Wishing a Happy Birthday to the incredible and compassionate Bob Marley. RIP! https://t.co/NE1X4hOMxf"We are never assured of justice without a fight" Dr. Angela Davis. Watch our special panel with Dr. Davis,… https://t.co/75GEPTF4t7“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them" Ida B. Wells https://t.co/wQHrXYIFgJ"If a white man wants to lynch me, that's his problem. If he's got the power to lynch me, that's my problem. Racism… https://t.co/UId6RfiZaL"If you stick a knife in my back 9 in and pull it out 6 in, there's no progress. If you pull it all the way out, th… https://t.co/z1S3aS4yJAAhead of @StaceyAbrams' #SOTU Response, watch a clip of her special conversation with @Ava DuVernay! https://t.co/ZIe7YEQdNk
2/6
2019
"Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dan… https://t.co/Q2mYfQ1rxz"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. https://t.co/84Y7UXwq4NWishing a Happy Birthday to our Brother Trayvon Martin who would’ve turned 24 today. RIP. https://t.co/xsYbclHmSn"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. If there is no struggle, there is no prog… https://t.co/aqTaXc9pVG
2/5
2019
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. https://t.co/flZUTU74d1✊🏽 https://t.co/Cj71sZ0CSO"We are never assured of justice without a fight" Dr. Angela Davis. #ImWithKap https://t.co/DuhfELZrpz
2/3
2019

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