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Gender: Female
Current location: Top of a hill.
Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
Number of posts: 12,832

About Me

I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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Covid-19 Update

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina. North Carolina reports 42,676 COVID-19 cases, 1,104 deaths as hospitalizations hit new record high of 823.

What can we help you with? View our COVID-19 information and resources page here

8 a.m.
There are 2,985 COVID-19 cases in Wake County, up 123 from Saturday. There have been 41 deaths county-wide.

According to Johns Hopkins data, there are 2,074,526 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States.

6:30 p.m.
Durham County health officials are reporting 85 more COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the county total to date to 2,647. There have been 58 deaths county-wide.

More, including a short video, at the link.


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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Jun 14, 2020, 12:36 PM (0 replies)

BLM Mural in Charlotte

On Tuesday, June 9, 17 local artists painted an entire Uptown block with three words: Black Lives Matter.
Artists worked all day Tuesday in nearly 90 degree heat to finish the project, which runs along Tryon Street between 3rd and 4th Streets.

Each artist, or artist duo in the case of Arko & Owl, painted a different letter, so each have very different styles and colors. For example, Georgie Nakima’s (@gardenofjourney) letter “M” used similar bold colors and geometric lines you’d see in her murals around the city. And in Arko & Owl’s “L” you’ll see similar three-dimensional waves that you can find at Yafo Kitchen in Plaza Midwood and Camp North End.

The street mural was part of a collaboration with the City of Charlotte, Charlotte is Creative, Brand The Moth, BLKMRKTCLT, and the artists. The entire project — from idea to completion — took only a few days.

Participating artists: Dammit Wesley, Dakotah Aiyanna, Matthew Clayburn, Abel Jackson, Garrison Gist, Owl & Arko, Kyle Mosher, Franklin Kernes, Kiana Mui, Marcus Kiser, Georgie Nakima, Zach McLean, Frankie Zombie, CHD:WCK!, John Hairston, and Dari Calamari. Artists are being paid $500 for each letter, and all supplies were included.
More at the link.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:14 PM (6 replies)

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance, please consider supporting this cause. ❤

MISSION STATEMENT: MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly influence the health and welfare of the music community.

Donate Here:
You can specify that your gift goes to the Covid-19 relief fund from the drop down menu.

Thank you.
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Board of Directors:
John Branca
Honorary Chair

Steve Boom

Ambrosia Healy
Vice Chair

Jeffrey Harleston

Michael McDonald
Chair Emeritus

Christine Albert

Jody Gerson

Ali Harnell

James Higa

Tamara Hrivnak

Jeff Jones

Mike Knobloch

Rob Light

Carianne Marshall

Harvey Mason Jr.

Kirdis Postelle

Andie B. Simon

MusiCares Executive Staff:
Debbie Carroll, LCSW
Vice President,
Health and Human Services

Judy Wong
Vice President, Finance

Kelly Darr
Vice President, Events and Fundraising

MusiCares Staff:
Danielle Bowker, LPC, MHSP
Senior Manager, Health and Human Services

Angela Bilkic
Administrative Assistant, Health and Human Services

Brett Bryngelson
Program Manager, Health and Human Services

Stefanie Curtiss, LPE
Manager, Health and Human Services

Ryan Donahue
Senior Accountant, Business Affairs

Carol Flores
Senior Accounting Manager, Business Affairs

Erica Krusen, MS, MFT
Senior Director, Health and Human Services

Hannah Kulis
Administrative Assistant, Health and Human Services

Jennifer Leff, LCSW
Senior Director, Health and Human Services

Harold Owens
Senior Director, Health and Human Services

Anita Ramsarup
Coordinator, Health and Human Services

Shireen Janti, LAADC
Senior Director, Health and Human Services

Christina Scholz
Administrative Assistant, Health and Human Services

Ana Serrato
Project Manager, Fundraising

Roger Tang
Senior Accounting Coordinator, Business Affairs

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jun 9, 2020, 11:19 PM (2 replies)

Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms "Go Home" speech

This is very inspiring. It is believed she is on the short list for Dem VP Candidate along with Florida Rep. Val Demings.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:48 AM (1 replies)

This city disbanded its police department 7 years ago. Here's what happened next

This city disbanded its police department 7 years ago. Here's what happened next
By Scottie Andrew, CNN
Updated 7:33 AM EDT, Tue June 09, 2020

Last week, Minneapolis officials confirmed they were considering a fairly rare course of action: disbanding the city police department.

It's not the first locale to break up a department, but no cities as populous have ever attempted it. Minneapolis city council members haven't specified what or who will replace it if the department disbands.


Before its police reforms, Camden was routinely named one of the most violent cities in the US.

Now, seven years after the old department was booted, the city's crime has dropped by close to half. Officers host outdoor parties for residents and knock on doors to introduce themselves. It's a radically different Camden than it was even a decade ago. Here's how they did it.
More at the link.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue Jun 9, 2020, 10:28 AM (5 replies)

Bill Barr

Straight up lying to Margaret on FTN about "clearing the area" and use of force. He's got me completely pissed off. Watch the rapid eye blinking after any statement and you are watching a liar. She's holding her own even faced with his lies. Go Margaret!
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Jun 7, 2020, 11:00 AM (6 replies)

'When I grow up, I want to be a Supreme Court judge' -- George Floyd's 2nd grade teacher ...

‘When I grow up, I want to be a Supreme Court judge’ — George Floyd’s 2nd grade teacher revealed an assignment of his from 38 years ago describing his hopes for the future https://t.co/xCFnJhBtZC


You'll want to read the thread.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Jun 5, 2020, 06:27 AM (2 replies)

Children's Books That Discuss Race and Racism, Twitter thread by @antisocialbritt

Teacher in me had to do this..


Read the unroll here: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1267617830872154113.html








...much more at Twitter ...

Follow the thread or read from the Thread Reader App unroll link above.

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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:06 AM (0 replies)

Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington on Saturday, June 20, 2020


Perhaps we were born for such a time as this. A moment like this makes us question: what kind of world would you be fighting for if you knew that tomorrow you’d draw your last breath?

And this moment is forcing everybody to adjust in small and big ways. Our strategy for building a long-term moral fusion movement has not changed. Indeed, this global pandemic makes our work ever more urgent. We must bring together poor and low-wealth people, religious leaders, and advocates to lift up the 140 million who are being abandoned in the midst of abundance. We must continue to organize at this critical moment to shift the moral narrative, build power, and impact elections and policies.

Therefore, the Mass Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington on Saturday, June 20, 2020, will not be postponed but will be transformed! We are going digital!

We will hold the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people and people of conscience in this nation’s history. We will not be able to gather physically in Washington, D.C., but it is paramount that we have a forum where poor and low-wealth people can share their truths with a nation that needs its heart broken.

More at the link.


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu May 28, 2020, 01:40 PM (3 replies)

Parents of black Texas teens sue school district over 'discriminatory hair policy'.

May 27, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT
By Janelle Griffith
The parents of two black Texas teenagers, who said they were suspended for wearing their hair in locs, are suing the school district and others over what they describe as a "discriminatory hair policy."

The lawsuit was brought by DeAndre Arnold's mother, Sandy Arnold, and Kaden Bradford's mother, Cindy Bradford, on behalf of their sons, against the Barbers Hill Independent School District and its trustees and the superintendent and deputy superintendent. The principal and assistant principals at Barbers Hill High School, where the two teens were students until earlier this year, are also named as defendants.

The school district has previously said in a statement that the high school permits dreadlocks, but does not allow "any action that circumvents or violates the provision regarding hair length."

"The U.S. Constitution allows a school board the right to implement local community expectations, and Barbers Hill ISD’s continual academic and extra-curricular successes are a direct result of our communities’ high expectations," the statement said.

More at the link.

NBC News: Parents of black Texas teens sue school district over 'discriminatory hair policy'.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu May 28, 2020, 02:07 AM (0 replies)
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