Opal Tometi ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( @opalayo ) Twitter Profile

opalayo

Opal Tometi ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Black feminist. social justice & human rights advocate, storyteller + social entrepreneur. ๐ŸŒ co-founder @blklivesmatter founder @diaspora_rising. hebrews 10:39

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Joined on 27 June, 2009

http://diasporarising.org/dearbuhari

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Replying to @civilrightsorg: BREAKING: In new letter, 135 civil and human rights groups OPPOSE creation of a new domestic terrorism charge.

Be cleaโ€ฆ

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Replying to @NaomiAKlein: The Meaning of The Mittens - by me by @NaomiAKlein

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The Meaning of The Mittens - by me by @NaomiAKlein

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Replying to @YeleSowore: A year ago today, @policeng murdered journalist and human rights activist, Alex Ogbu in cold blood during a Shiites protestโ€ฆ

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A year ago today, @policeng murdered journalist and human rights activist, Alex Ogbu in cold blood during a Shiites protest he was covering. We are in court to seek justice. Here with me is Alex Ogbuโ€™s 2-year old daughter at the FCT High Court today. #justiceforalexogbu

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@BernieSanders โœŠ๐Ÿพ

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Replying to @SocratesMbamalu: When the @HQNigerianArmy claimed not to be at the Lekki Toll Gate, they forgot there were survivors. Two friends of onโ€ฆ

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Replying to @opalayo: โ€œEven as we grieved, we grew...as we tired we tried....we found the power to author a new chapter.โ€ - @TheAmandaGorman ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’›
#Iโ€ฆ

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โ€œEven as we grieved, we grew...as we tired we tried....we found the power to author a new chapter.โ€ - @TheAmandaGorman ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’›
#Inauguration2021

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Replying to @bykowicz: Start your Inauguration Day with some of Amanda Gormanโ€™s beautiful words. Sheโ€™ll read her new piece at the Capitol ceremony.โ€ฆ

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Replying to @BreeNewsome: The neoliberal bipartisan establishment wants to focus on reuniting itself in the aftermath of Trump. But the reality is yโ€ฆ

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Replying to @Yamiche: The White House is now undergoing a thorough deep cleaning โ€”far and beyond what is normal โ€” as President Trump delivers remarkโ€ฆ

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The neoliberal bipartisan establishment wants to focus on reuniting itself in the aftermath of Trump. But the reality is you canโ€™t unite a nation thatโ€™s half for white supremacy & half for multiracial democracy anymore than you could unite one that was half slave & half free.

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The White House is now undergoing a thorough deep cleaning โ€”far and beyond what is normal โ€” as President Trump delivers remarks at JBA.

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Start your Inauguration Day with some of Amanda Gormanโ€™s beautiful words. Sheโ€™ll read her new piece at the Capitol ceremony.

โ€œFor while we have our eyes on the future,

History has its eyes on us.โ€

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When the @HQNigerianArmy claimed not to be at the Lekki Toll Gate, they forgot there were survivors. Two friends of one of such survivor came to social media to criticize the Army. @fisayosoyombo reveals that the two friends were killed three days apart.

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Replying to @SenSanders: Wealth increase in past 10 months:
โฌ†๏ธ$173 billion: Elon Musk
โฌ†๏ธ$77 billion: Jeff Bezos
โฌ†๏ธ$60 billion: Walton family
โฌ†๏ธ$43 bโ€ฆ

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Replying to @wkamaubell: Still canโ€™t get over the fact that tonight Washington DC is on lockdown to protect Washington DC from The President of theโ€ฆ

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Replying to @NILC: #ImmigrantsAreEssential, today & everyday.

We are working with the incoming administration to prioritize workers' protections, Cโ€ฆ

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Still canโ€™t get over the fact that tonight Washington DC is on lockdown to protect Washington DC from The President of the United States.

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Wealth increase in past 10 months:
โฌ†๏ธ$173 billion: Elon Musk
โฌ†๏ธ$77 billion: Jeff Bezos
โฌ†๏ธ$60 billion: Walton family
โฌ†๏ธ$43 billion: Bill Gates
โฌ†๏ธ$39 billion: Mark Zuckerberg

12-year increase in U.S. minimum wage: $0

We must tax the rich & raise the minimum wage to at least $15.

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Replying to @IPS_DC: "President-elect Biden, this is a moment for creative thinking and bold action."

#NoamChomsky, former @UN Gen Assembly Presideโ€ฆ

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Quoted @opalayo

Honored to be part of #MessageFromTheFuture produced by @NaomiAKlein. Loved being able to harness my experience & creativity to co-write the film with Avi Lewis. @mollycrabapple illustrations are everything! Hoping all who watch feel affirmed and inspired.

Replying to @NaomiAKlein: A group of us came together during some of the bleakest days of the pandemic and Trump presidency to paint a picture of thโ€ฆ

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BREAKING: In new letter, 135 civil and human rights groups OPPOSE creation of a new domestic terrorism charge.

Be clear: DOJ already has more than 50 federal statutes it can use to investigate & prosecute individuals who participated in the insurrection.

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#ImmigrantsAreEssential, today & everyday.

We are working with the incoming administration to prioritize workers' protections, COVID relief, healthcare, fair wages & citizenship for the 11 million immigrants who call this country home.

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A group of us came together during some of the bleakest days of the pandemic and Trump presidency to paint a picture of the future we need and deserve. Now we must work together, with love and fire, to turn it into a lived reality. The stakes are... everything.

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"President-elect Biden, this is a moment for creative thinking and bold action."

#NoamChomsky, former @UN Gen Assembly President @mfespinosaEC, & #BLM co-founder @opalayo are just a few co-signers on a call for a "true pandemic pivot" by our @johnfeffer:

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Replying to @Smith_JeffreyT: #UGANDA UPDATE

Just spoke with Bobi Wine and team. Their home is still surrounded by the military, and those inside unโ€ฆ

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Replying to @BerniceKing: Please donโ€™t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hatโ€ฆ

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Replying to @TheKingCenter: A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate his 92nd birthday.

#MLKย  #CorettaScottKing #BelovedCommunity #MLKDay hโ€ฆ

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#UGANDA UPDATE

Just spoke with Bobi Wine and team. Their home is still surrounded by the military, and those inside unable to leave. Bobi et. al have had no access to food for days.

How embassies, in-country, have not demanded entry with food is beyond me. A total abdication.

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A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate his 92nd birthday.

#MLKย  #CorettaScottKing #BelovedCommunity #MLKDay

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Please donโ€™t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hated men in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now and evoke him to deter justice today would likely hate, and may already hate, the authentic King. #MLK

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For #HumanRightsDay I joined some powerful friends to call @MBuhari to account for the brutality against #EndSARS protesters. We penned an open letter in @nytimes & will continue to demand justice until all Black Lives Matter. Read, sign, share. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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