Keep Dallas in your thoughts.

Watching video of a mass shooting in your own city is strange and sad and difficult. Keep Dallas, and the DPD, and everyone who was at the protest in your thoughts. (The Dallas Morning News is providing fantastic coverage, with an understanding of the city often not found in national media, if you need an update.) Let’s…

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Two Favs

I’ve written about #BlackLivesMatter, and specifically @DeRay (see also: @deraysvest) a few times over the past year or so, and I love his visit to The Late Show this week. (Related: I don’t want to understand why Stephen Colbert isn’t killing it, ratings-wise, because he’s brilliant and so good at this, so I suspect it’ll make me sad.)

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No Justice for Tamir Rice

A Grand Jury decided not to bring charges against the two police officers who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year. He was shot within a few seconds of the police car rushing up next to him, given no time to comply with an order if he was given one, and left to die without medical attention…

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Deray on The Nightly Show

“They talk about God, family, and country, but it’s God until it’s about poor people, it’s family until family is same-sex and inclusive, and country until it involves black people.” @DeRay was on The Nightly Show recently, as was @deraysvest. Speaking truth.

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Elizabeth Warren Knows Black Lives Matter

Did you catch Senator Warren’s speech on racial inequality Sunday? The Washington Post said it “was perhaps the most full-throated endorsement to date by a federal lawmaker for the ongoing protest movement” and I totally agree. She spoke the truth in a way that didn’t back down from inevitable criticism and didn’t downplay or ignore…

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NYT Editorial Board on Black Lives Matter

In “The Truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’” the New York Times Editorial Board gets it right. Chanting “black lives matter” at a protest doesn’t mean black lives matter more than other lives, but that historically they have mattered less and that horrific truth requires attention and change. “The Black Lives Matter movement focuses on the…

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Reading Update, Shorter Edition

Yesterday I shared the books I’ve recently read/am currently reading/will read next, which you should totally check out if you like romance novels and/or non-fiction. Today, here are some shorter reads I recommend: Where Black Lives Matter Began: Hurricane Katrina exposed our nation’s amazing tolerance for black pain. Tech nerds are smart. But they can’t seem…

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