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Feminist, Activist, former Young Lords Party & Black Panther Party member, Iyalorisha Yemaya, anthropologist. Contact 4 speaking: denise.olivervelez@gmail.com

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Puerto Ricans roll out a guillotine for #BlackLivesMatter protest on the island. https://t.co/AB0IFkrUr5#BlackLivesMatter protest in San Juan Puerto Rico. I’m so proud. 🇵🇷 no freedom till we’re equal. ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿… https://t.co/vIG62T2rlt
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezSigns at NYCHA this morning in East Harlem #NYC #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/N90crnQ3uK
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezWhy can’t you protest peacefully??? White people when they couldn’t keep slaves : https://t.co/nlShSvB3ZC
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezGov. Wanda Velazquez just signed the “Codigo Civil” in Puerto Rico which is anti woman and anti LGBT. She was NOT v… https://t.co/jW0X4bgNEM
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezSuch bullshit, there is racism against black skinned folks on the island, racism against the LGBTQ community, and d… https://t.co/MyXwe070QP
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezFor my bori moots. There’s gonna be a discussion through the radio about the racial situation in the US and about r… https://t.co/tkN7KSJ2z3
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezYesterday, hundreds of people gathered at a vigil organized by @revistaetnicapr and #ColectivoIle in #PuertoRico to… https://t.co/CF3insr2Pv
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezHere is a guide on how to discuss Black Lives Matter with Spanish-speaking family. Share with your Latinx friends a… https://t.co/i6vLabRRVy
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez🇵🇷 My Loiza ,Puerto Rico 🇿🇦African-descendant Island #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/7IdToP2xQi
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez @CelyCeleste95 This is my abuela with some friends & family from Loiza, Puerto Rico where my family is from. My anc… https://t.co/bu1SUUIbmZ
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezEl Pueblo de Loiza Puerto Rico also joins and supports Black Lives Matter con orgullo!!🇵🇷 🙌🙏✊✊ @ElNuevoDia https://t.co/yzSAFyqRVi
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezVigil held for George Floyd in Loíza, Puerto Rico a town known for their afrdescendent/black population https://t.co/XVXVSG7UOh
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezProtesters created an altar today in Loíza -town known as the black capital of Puerto Rico- in solidarity with… https://t.co/rysoM27sNk
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez"don't ignore us wanda (the governer) don't say you don't see racism because we DO see it and we DO live it IN THI… https://t.co/aGNovjv9iu
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezLoíza, Puerto Rico. People showing solidarity in honor of George Floyd’s murder https://t.co/MizpuRYOoK
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezBlack Lives Matter Protest in Puerto Rico #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/J1v2bIpt4i
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez#BlackLivesMattter protest in Loiza Puerto Rico. BEYOND proud of my people remembering and acknowledging not only… https://t.co/f5iAT7QFU4
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezBlack and Dominican communities in Puerto Rico are too often met with excessive force from the PRPD. ACLU’s researc… https://t.co/m7nG3aoekg
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezDelivering a guillotine to the governor’s mansion is without a doubt my favorite tactic by protesters in Puerto Ric… https://t.co/ERfVFUksWU
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velezi have to share this bc i cannot stop watching it! #BlackLivesMattter protest in Loiza #PuertoRico 🙏🏽‼️ - if this d… https://t.co/rQywdzn2zn
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezFuck racist Dominicans. Fuck racist Cubans. Fuck racist Puerto Rican’s. Fuck racist Colombians. Fuck racist Venezue… https://t.co/gWTag08pj9
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezSybrina Fulton is running for office in Florida. TRAYVON MARTINS MOTHER IS RUNNIN FOR OFFICE IN FLORIDA.
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velezcan yall show the Dominicans in Dyckman this please .... they seem to be a little confused. https://t.co/AEO7bbAmno
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezBREAKING: Iowa Rep. Steve King loses Republican primary to Randy Feenstra after the party shuns King following whit… https://t.co/q4GCZflR6a
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez🇵🇷Loíza, Puerto Rico, where more than 60% of its 30,000 residents identify as Black, celebrated a vigil in honor of… https://t.co/ZJYLRX6BQ2
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezDesde #PuertoRico #BlackLivesMatter demonstration With @revistaetnicapr ✊🏽 https://t.co/lsFs0NRsNY
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezDoes Flint have clean water yet? Are the lights on everywhere in Puerto Rico yet? And here some of you are bitc… https://t.co/y5n5bHjkVL
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez @DavidBegnaud We built the Guillotine in solidarity with the BLM movement and to protest racism and police brutalit… https://t.co/A1r6DKFqxV
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez#PuertoRico BLACK LIVES MATTER #NOalNuevoCodigoCivil https://t.co/dLdeb67OfO
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezIs it really a protest in Puerto Rico if we don’t bring in a giant guillotine? #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/6eoh9H3l0o
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThe United States has been looting Puerto Rico for OVER 120 years
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez @Alec0117 Si faltaba. En Puerto Rico tambien hay racismo y es nuestra responsabilidad solidarizarnos contra la brutalidad policiaca.
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez#BlackLivesMatter Protests in Puerto Rico are already escalating. https://t.co/RtWKuxY9lP
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezPuerto Rico doesn’t mess around. (Reminder they got their Governor to resign by shutting down the island for two we… https://t.co/uqLYbJaY2c
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThis is in Puerto Rico so fucking proud of my island right now https://t.co/jKxzYdUul6
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezIn Loìza, Puerto Rico they are protesting for Black Lives Matter with bomba, the islands traditional music which i… https://t.co/71KHdY6FGv
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezHappening! #BlackLivesMattter actions in #PuertoRico https://t.co/H9lo9jDmje
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezHoly shit Puerto Rico just brought a guillotine to the Governor’s mansion for their #BlackLivesMatter protest. https://t.co/rsDkA7rm7H
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezFull story of the incident, including @GiniGerbasi's account: https://t.co/XWhYsnc6DQ
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezJust spoke with Rev. Gerbasi. She told me that law enforcement with shields forced priests, others *off the church… https://t.co/0snWsIjpwC
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezFor those keeping score at home: The President refused to invoke the Defense Production Act to mobilize and save l… https://t.co/iHskuUsArM
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThen they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by t… https://t.co/WRznTIHQpn
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThis would be a war crime anywhere else. https://t.co/2JamOul64h
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezANOTHER harrowing account from ANOTHER priest working outside St. John’s who says they were run off by tear gas, et… https://t.co/x609XqROli
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezEvery single time there is a protest I get 15+ messages from white people who “want to say something” but “don’t kn… https://t.co/MGd4qMGfgh
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThe United States has been looting Puerto Rico for 120 years
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezTo everyone who is now purchasing and reading HOW TO BE LESS STUPID ABOUT RACE, just a gentle reminder to read all… https://t.co/1cPmX5K66C
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezWe are dead ass re-living history..... Plus a pandemic and climate catastrophe. https://t.co/mSvQT27vHL
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezAfter learning that two Louisville, Ky., police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black business owner h… https://t.co/w3tva6VIof
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezAs much as you hate Trump at this moment, think about the fact that he has gotten away with hiding most of his trul… https://t.co/qKDNgaAcgb
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez @realDonaldTrump How come no one looted Trump Tower, y’all don’t like cocaine? @realDonaldTrump
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThis is the Lincoln Memorial this evening — that epitome of liberty and the rule of law — desecrated with faceless… https://t.co/gY79Vql4f5
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThis photo my @MarthaRaddatz is haunting. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Lincoln Memorial is the h… https://t.co/j3CQUuufH7
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThis is a travesty. The protests were entirely peaceful. This show of force by the military at the Lincoln Memoria… https://t.co/48esy3pJgl
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThis photo by @MarthaRaddatz at the Lincoln Memorial is deeply disturbing. https://t.co/4cUgxQKh2p
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Found one. https://t.co/I500gVyDt1 https://t.co/WnMupTLVSW
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezI seem to remember otherwise. Cc: @itsgabrielleu https://t.co/yf6YRPYRk2
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezBlack Kos, Tuesday's Chile. We'll be running out of wall space soon. https://t.co/Haum10kUDsA white bar owner shot & killed 22-year-old James Scurlock Saturday night as he tried to protect others at a protes… https://t.co/i6DpmQABYW
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez"I’ve lived with that man my whole life, my whole life. He has a heart of gold and anybody can tell you that....He… https://t.co/c2hXj0cyey
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezJames Scurlock was unarmed & was shot and killed last weekend by a white bar owner in Omaha, NE during a protest. H… https://t.co/OLvLvojTbi
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezOutrage After White Bar Owner Who Shot and Killed 22-Year-Old James Scurlock Dodges Criminal Charge https://t.co/whcpTsqmZL
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThe pain many Black communities are experiencing has been going on for centuries. That must be addressed. https://t.co/Xz3YQQwzfA
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezLet’s remember why people are protesting. They are protesting for the Black lives who matter. For the Black lives w… https://t.co/OFWMH1HEmV
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezIt's been 6 years since Tamir Rice. 4 years since Philando Castile. 1 week since George Floyd. Until we have seri… https://t.co/iCMLTAoO7o
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezRight now, America is raw. Her wounds are exposed. But instead of having a president who understands it, who empat… https://t.co/MDVaoeULQr
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThese are not the words of a president. They are the words of a dictator.
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez99 years ago, Greenwood—a thriving Black neighborhood in Tulsa, OK suffered one of the worst incidents of racial vi… https://t.co/waMJrMJF5i
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez“We must stand up during this historic moment to demand change to protocol, processes, and policies to ensure… https://t.co/sq6d9vJU3Z
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez"So let’s do this another way. Let’s stop thinking that our voice don’t matter and vote." - Terrence Floyd https://t.co/X1PYFIBGwR
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezInstead of acknowledging the frustration and despair felt by Black communities, the President used tear gas and rub… https://t.co/UzWqaQb1qJ
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezEnough is enough. Bill Barr is the first AG to not testify before @HouseJudiciary in 30 years. He’s avoided legis… https://t.co/MeDZkepRD4
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezAmerican soldiers are not the president’s personal army. https://t.co/Kk2jpBtuSD
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezWhen we impeached this president, we warned that he was a dictator in waiting. I believe now what I believed then:… https://t.co/mTRjmQ7rub
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velezlucy mcbath is also in a tough race for re-election in a red district. her son jordan davis was murdered at 17 by a… https://t.co/HCEniiu7mz
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezNearly 1 in 10 South Carolinians don’t have a good internet connection, and unconnected Americans are at more of a… https://t.co/oZHs2kWjVy
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezWe must listen to our youth. They are the future and they deserve a future where we commit and show that… https://t.co/Wo3kziI352
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezThe President of the United States tear gassed peaceful protestors so he could stage a photo op. This is shameful… https://t.co/YBXXvA4DBQ
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezGeorge Floyd. Oscar Grant. Tamir Rice. Philando Castile. Breonna Taylor. Botham Jean. Stories from around the coun… https://t.co/Cui3YlwhRJ
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezTrump is removing the US from the World Health Organization. He did this on Paris climate agreement, Iran nuclear d… https://t.co/Yqddrl2Cop
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez"If you're a black man or woman in America and are confronted by a police officer, you don't know whether or not yo… https://t.co/KfnfzELjVw
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezPeaceful protestors were tear-gassed outside of the White House this evening. Trump’s inhumanity does not surprise… https://t.co/kPyIwHDdFg
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezCrimes of opportunity are NOT acceptable. But a truly inclusive society should not engage in selective outrage. G… https://t.co/wVkzRMCDGL
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezIt's time for Congress to consider my slate of police reform bills: H.R. 5777 the Police Accountability Act; H.R. 5… https://t.co/aP6Kftm5o6
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezWe appreciate you! #PoweringThroughTogether https://t.co/EhMtsF9GRU
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez @CAPAC stands with our brothers and sisters in @TheBlackCaucus in calling for comprehensive action to address racia… https://t.co/89usgSSS23
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezRead my reflection on the power of love and the importance of letting our voices and our votes be heard to make cha… https://t.co/hb8VaajJ3H
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezOpinion | I know how painful racism is. But we can’t give up on voting. https://t.co/a4h8YjnEmN"The pandemic of racism has been left unchecked and unaddressed for centuries. It is incomprehensible that at this… https://t.co/ErmLa2kmOq
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezOn May 25th 2020, Derek Chauvin held his knee on the neck of George Floyd for 8 minutes and 46. For 8 min and 46 se… https://t.co/exLe9kX3Hk
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezI know the past few months have been hard and dispiriting. But watching the heightened activism of young people mak… https://t.co/9BnI4CgWk0
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez @T_S_P_O_O_K_Y @BarackObama @TheDemocrats Y'alls hate, and envy of POTUS Obama is pathological. Bless your little bigot hearts. Blocked.Singer and lesbian activist Stormé DeLarverié (center), who many believe sparked the Stonewall uprising in 1969, an… https://t.co/bi1S1OyOa2
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezHere are some of the books on our Black Liberation Reading List. You can download them via SimplyE, #NYPL’s e-read… https://t.co/5U3KTcmjH8
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezLesbian activist Stormé DeLarverié, who many believe sparked the Stonewall uprising in 1969, and in turn ignited wh… https://t.co/Git0DnftrP
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezJust as the Civil Rights and Black Power movements pursued goals of justice and equality in the 20th century, Ameri… https://t.co/5JfKZshnQm
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-Velez @xanarres @dailykos I'm a part of many great communities at DKos - which you should know.'Beauty is but skin deep, ugly to the bone. And when beauty fades away, ugly claims its own.' ~Dorothy West https://t.co/8UkSJUdvyc
Retweeted by Denise Oliver-VelezAmerican writer Dorothy West, whose work explored the aspirations and conflicts of middle-class African Americans… https://t.co/mUmvFHCFfv
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