Sierra Leone Mudslide Deaths Trumped By All Lives Matter Hypocrisy

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Of all the statements your boy #Trump made this week & fallout that followed, his silence spoke loudest. 467 people, human beings killed in one tragic event in #SierraLeone & nary a peep or tweet about it from the POTUS. No surprise there. The lives lost were Black; so… they don’t matter. If only there was a group of caring, concerned citizens who say that ALL lives matter, I’m sure they would have this tragic loss of life plastered all over their social media walls like when a WHT woman or [WHT] cop & anyone else [WHT] is killed by so called “radical Islamists.” Too bad there’s no group like that. I’m sure they would take this bum (Trump) to task for his silence this week…  #dontBSyourself#blacklivesmatter #solidarity #whitesilenceisviolence

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HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS

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World on My Shoulders (WOMS) and @blackwomensdefenseleague (BWDL) have been fielding phone calls since last night from activists in Houston. They’ve been telling us what they need and how we can support them. These are people in and serving underserved communities that will likely go unsupported by relief efforts of more well-known organizations.

We will be going in when the roads clear, which is likely going to be Wednesday.

These are the needs in order of importance:
$1,500 to facilitate aide efforts
Hazmat suits
Gloves
Trash Bags
First Aid Supplies
Bottled Water
Non-perishable Food items

Diapers (all sizes)
Wipes
Children and Adult Hygiene items
Towels
Toilet/Tissue paper
Children’s uniforms (unisex)
Children’s clothing/shoes (unisex)
School supplies
Women and Men clothing/shoes (Unisex jumpers)
Pillows
Blankets
Baby Carriers

Donate $:
paypal.me/worldonmyshoulders

Shipping address:
World on My Shoulders
PO Box 6576
Tyler, TX 75711

For DFW Area Drop-Off Points:
Call BWDL @ 828-REVOLT-0

Relief Efforts
World on My Shoulders
Black Women’s Defense League

We are coordinating with Houston activists to help address the needs of underserved communities in Houston.

DONATE
paypal.me/worldonmyshoulders

The Lemon Tree: Critical Thinking vs Cognitive Dissonance

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And now… CRITICAL THINKING vs COGNITIVE DISSONANCE 

CT: “This is a lemon tree.”

CD: “Wow… so disrespectful! You just g’on trash the tree like that?”

CT: “Huh? Trash, how??? It IS a lemon tree.”

CD: “Yeah, so what? Lemons are bitter as f*ck;. I hate them sh*ts!”

CT: “Hold up. So… you agree that it’s a lemon tree, but you’re mad at me for calling it that because you like the tree, but not its lemons?”

CD: “Look… there’s more to the tree than all those sour a** lemons.”

CT: “Um… that’s because it’s a tree, a whole tree… a LEMON tree.”

CD: “There you go again with that disrespectful a** lemon sh*t!!!” 

CT: 

The Tree: 

“Critical thinking isn’t always comfortable or convenient. Be mindful of cognitive dissonance when feelings & facts collide.” –Sunn m’Cheaux #dontBSyourself

‘Black Samurai’ Lives [Don’t] Matter, See: White Privilege

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When I saw these umbrellas designed as replica swords in a comic shop, my first thought was “DOPE!” and that I’d like to cop one, if not both of them…

Then my immediate second thought was #DarrienHunt. As quickly as the kid in me leapt with excitement at the thought of rockin’ a katana like a Black Samuria, the grown [Black] man that I am thought about me getting gunned down by ‘overzealous’ cops after some ‘concerned citizen’ called 911 about the ‘suspicious’ Black man brandishing a weapon. I didn’t buy the umbrella(s).

And that, my friends, is #whiteprivilege: not having to have life or death second thoughts when deciding whether or not to buy novelty items at your favorite comic store. Seems mundane, but it matters, unlike Black lives to those who would make me live to regret the purchase. #dontBSyourself #blacklivesmatter