The number of hate groups operating across America rose to a record high – 1,020 – in 2018 as Trump continued to fan the flames of white resentment over immigration and the country’s changing demographics. This growth comes after three straight years of decline during the Obama administration. Hate crimes have followed the same escalating pattern, as Trump has given violent racists a license to act on their bigotry.
Trump spread fear about the country’s growing diversity, and he wasn’t alone.
Fox News served as both his megaphone and a source for his incendiary claims during 2018. Aided by a chorus of supporters in right-wing media outlets and the advisers in his administration with hate group sympathies, Trump enacted a raft of policies straight out of the radical-right playbook.
The vast majority of hate groups – including neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, racist skinheads, neo-Confederates and white nationalists – adhere to some form of white supremacist ideology. Not surprisingly, the number of white nationalist groups, those particularly electrified by Trump’s presidency, surged by almost 50 percent – from 100 groups to 148 – in 2018. 🆘 #wethepeople #stoptheviolence #endgunviolence #powertothepolls #womensrights #blacklivesmatter #familiesbelongtogether #lgbtqrights #protecttranskids #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #nobannowall #refugeeswelcome #mybodymychoice #istandwithpp #endwhitesupremacy #takeaknee #climatechangeisreal #waterislife #supportthearts #savethenet #goptaxscam #fucktrump #reclaimingmytime #shepersisted #intersectionalfeminism #sisepuede #goodtrouble @ifyoueverforget #r4nv
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There are 4 specific former students who I think of when I think of Teaching Saves Lives. They are what made me begin this movement. 💕
This young woman is one of those 4. 💕
I do not believe my teaching saved her life, maybe improved it in some ways. I do believe that I was lucky enough to really “see” her for perhaps one of the first times in her high school career. 💕
We as teachers spend so much time trying to get through our curriculums or handle administration issues or put out fires that are not in any way related to our students that we often miss our chance to truly see students. I was able last year to have a schedule that really allowed me to see her and I am so glad I had that chance. She became one of my most influential students of my whole career and I feel lucky we are still connected today. I am lucky to know her and to have had 9 months to spend as her teacher. 💕
She inspires me to be a better person and reminds me each time we talk that teaching is a powerful and important profession and sometimes when a teacher has the time to really see a student, it can be lifesaving. 💕
She saved my life in ways and I am so grateful for that. See your students. That’s when the magic happens.
When packing your running gear bag gets glitter everywhere, you know you’re on to something! Suitcases are packed, ears are ready, and puppy’s at the doggie resort. We’re coming for ya, Disney!
🌈Good to be reminded, sometimes it feels like 1 step forward, 2 steps back. The key is to not give up! Teaching our kids to persist may be the most important (and hardest) lesson we can teach them. In our March box kids will learn about Marie Curie and the importance of persistence. What goals do you want to achieve that will take persistence?
When I was little I was always in trouble for procrastinating. I mean for as far back as I can remember, I’ve done everything in my own timing. I was even late to my own birth, which was right on time in my opinion.
My dad nicknamed me “PW”, short for Pond Water - because apparently nothing moves as slow as pond water.
Except - me.
That nickname bothered me when I was a kid. Not enough to get me moving any faster. But still nonetheless, I didn’t love it.
But the interesting thing is that even though I may have outgrown the nickname, it’s actually become an important part of how I function as an entrepreneur. And a human in general. Because what I realized over the years is that my procrastination is actually one of my superpowers.
Hear me out.
What I’ve come to realize through the years is that the best of me is revealed on the fly - in the moment - when there is no room or time for second guessing and self-doubt.
But because of societal and - and even my familial conditioning, I believed that I was “supposed to” plan ahead and abide by a certain schedule or otherwise have my shit together in order to be successful.
But that’s just not who I am or how I operate.
My genius shows up at the last minute. And as it turns out I’ve spent my life manifesting ways to work in my personal zone of genius by procrastinating. This way I was forced to do my best work and operate in total self trust.
When I try to do something ahead of “schedule” or before the 11th hour - I end up doubting and overthinking my choices.
It turns out that I spent a lifetime believing that I was lazy because I procrastinate, when the truth is I was just finding a way to force my genius to show up in a world that made me feel like a failure for not doing things the way I was expected to do them.
Sometimes what’s viewed as a negative, can become the key to who you really are. But you just don’t see it yet.
Dear Future Me,
It was your superpower all along.
The Green New Deal worth fighting for would tackle the climate crisis, create millions of family-sustaining jobs, jump-start the transition away from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy, and fight racial and economic injustice by investing first and foremost in communities who have been harmed the most by the fossil fuel economy.
This bold climate plan is overwhelmingly popular among voters, and presidential candidates are paying attention: at least eight of the Democrats vying to beat Trump in 2020 have already come out in full-throated support of a Green New Deal. - text @350org
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There’s always one tucked in our trunk.
And if there’s no folding chair, thank gosh for a power squat.
Quote via @girlboss
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It wasn't until I started painting again and working with clay that I could visibly understand the concept of God as a potter, and that we are His masterpieces. The mixing of the clay, the kneading, and the kneading some more to get the texture and consistency right, shaping it, molding it and cutting it requires a lot of time and precision. With painting, there is the design, there is the colour composition and balance, the brush strokes to consider, the shadows and the light....if anyone wonders why half the time we are either waiting on God or why things are sometimes so difficult, this is why. We are the clay, He is the potter. He is the painter, we are His masterpieces. It all takes time and the process to get us to be what He wants us to be is uncomfortable. The good thing is that we're in good hands so hold on and trust His process. You're a masterpiece in the making.
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LOOK WHAT HBO IS DOING!!!!
The Inspiration Room is "A collection of women’s stories, in their voices, unedited.
"Open from March 18 to March 24 at 399 Lafayette St. in Manhattan, The Inspiration Room will be a place for women to inspire other women: a temporary public exhibition of women’s diaries, spanning many generations, from voices living and dead, that celebrates the diversity and complexity of the authentic female narrative.
"As a network committed to representing women real and unfiltered, we would be honored to include your writing, journaling, poetry or other self-expression in the Inspiration Room. You have something unique to say. And this March, we have somewhere for you to say it."
Go to https://www.hboinspirationroom.com/ to submit your entry!!
#BecauseOfHer #beauty #hbo
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*Swipe Left* *Swipe Left* Next month is International Women’s Month! In honor of women’s month, we teamed up with some amazing girl bosses to put together this basket for one lucky winner! The competition starts on March 1st at 9 am! You will have to follow the instructions below! The basket includes a bottle of wine, a rose gold floral planner, a goal execution guide book, a candle, a hot pink Bluetooth speaker, a 14 karat gold dipped “Girl Boss” necklace, some candy, and an activity tracker!!
(1.) You must register for the 2019 Women’s Fest Conference.
(2.) Tag 3 of your girlfriends to this post.
(3.) Follow our page as well as all of the donors as shown in the video.
See list below. @thewomensfest @kdeb_coaching
At midnight on March 2nd, all of the participants’ names (who followed the instructions) will be placed in a random drawing! The basket will be shipped to your home! May the Girl Boss forces be with you!!!!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
#TheWomensfest2019 #WomensFest #BloomWhereYouArePlanted #GirlBoss #TheFutureIsFemale #YearofNewConnections #LevelUp #MrsClassy #BlackGirlMagic #Believe #ShePersisted #BlackGirlsRock #Author #Entrepreneur #HaitianQueen #WomenEmpowerment #BossLife #WorkLifeBalance #BossLady #WinningSeason #Melanin
Who likes bold lip colors on a gray snowy day?? Thanks to @frykmanphotography
for getting this shot!
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“Adera is my everything. Still now my husband does not have work, so I am the one who is feeding my family.” - Hagere
This is one of our moms, Hagere. Hagere moved to Addis after both her parents died when she was 8 years old. After 10 years, she married a military soldier who she would later find out was actually married to another woman. Her husband was later arrested for various criminal charges and sent to prison. Meanwhile, Hagere found out that she is HIV positive. Not soon after that, she gave birth to her daughter Mahelet. Eventually, she remarried and her son, Kidus, was born. Both children are HIV free! Out of desperation to support her family, Hagere began selling a local beer, known as tella. But the income was not enough to survive. Then one day she met a woman named, Tsion, who worked for an organization that helped women like her. Her son was invited to join the Adera Daycare and she was offered a job with Adera Designs. Now she is the main provider for her family! Praise God!
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"I highly recommend The Dark Night Engraved Tri Bangle — it’s the kind of piece we treat ourselves to, and those are always the best gifts! It’s effortless, striking, has just the right amount of sparkle to wear with jeans or a gown, and doesn’t break the bank. But what is most meaningful is its engraving. Swipe to see the full message. You can customize your own, but no need when this message already resonates. Created from black rhodium-plated sterling silver and six diamonds in New York City." #Regram
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Libraries are for everyone. Thank you @bklynlibrary
for creating a safe space. The youth wing today reflected the best of what a modern public library can be. All different colors, sizes, abilities, ages, enjoying a treasured city resource, making it what it is. Few things are more uplifting than being surrounded by generations sharing books. I will always #votelikeamother
when it comes to libraries. What do you like best about them?
A young and lively Carolyn Cassady, c.1940. Painter, writer, and creative force, she was THE MUSE to the Beat Poets and anchor in their roving lives.