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Gender: Female
Current location: Top of a hill.
Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 07:58 PM
Number of posts: 12,947

About Me

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

Journal Archives

'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)

Human Capital Stock, Rev. Dr. Barber Tweet

Before 1865, American insurance companies sold policies to protect “human capital stock.” But the 13th amendment abolished the practice of owning human beings. Some folks need to be reminded.


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue May 26, 2020, 12:05 AM (12 replies)

New Covid-19 Graphic from NCDHHS Twitter Phase 2

NC moved into Phase 2 of lifting #COVID19 restrictions at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22. Phase 2 runs through at least Friday, June 26, unless changed or canceled. For a quick reference guide about the differences in Phases 1 and 2 go to: https://t.co/1REXPNY3qX #StayStrongNC https://t.co/GQgyp06aUZ


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat May 23, 2020, 09:13 PM (0 replies)

Murder on the Dance Floor, Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu May 21, 2020, 11:48 PM (1 replies)

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them

The Risks - Know Them - Avoid Them
Updated: 14 hours ago

Erin Bromage
May 6 12 min
Please read this link to learn about the author and background to these posts.


It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope can also be predicted. We have robust data from the outbreaks in China and Italy, that shows the backside of the mortality curve declines slowly, with deaths persisting for months. Assuming we have just crested in deaths at 70k, it is possible that we lose another 70,000 people over the next 6 weeks as we come off that peak. That's what's going to happen with a lockdown.

As states reopen, and we give the virus more fuel, all bets are off. I understand the reasons for reopening the economy, but I've said before, if you don't solve the biology, the economy won't recover.

There are very few states that have demonstrated a sustained decline in numbers of new infections. Indeed, as of May 3rd the majority are still increasing and reopening. As a simple example of the USA trend, when you take out the data from New York and just look at the rest of the USA, daily case numbers are increasing. Bottom line: the only reason the total USA new case numbers look flat right now is because the New York City epidemic was so large and now it is being contained.

So throughout most of the country we are going to add fuel to the viral fire by reopening. It's going to happen if I like it or not, so my goal here is to try to guide you away from situations of high risk.

Snip...more at the link...

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu May 21, 2020, 02:21 AM (3 replies)

Covid-19, Phase 2, State Opening Update

NC Governor’s Executive Order 141 - Phase 2

At 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Executive Order 141.

This order is classified as "Phase 2" of the reopening of North Carolina. Executive Order 141 will go into effect at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 22, 2020.

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What’s included in Safer At Home Phase 2?

Phase 2 lifts the Stay At Home order moving into a Safer At Home recommendation, especially for people at high risk for serious illness. Teleworking is also urged when possible.

Mass gathering limits in Phase 2 will be no more than 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors in most circumstances. These limits apply to the following: event venues; conference centers; stadiums and sports arenas; amphitheaters; and groups at parks or beaches.

Some businesses will remain closed in Phase 2 including: bars; night clubs; gyms and indoor fitness facilities; indoor entertainment venues such as movie theaters, and bowling alleys.

Certain businesses will be open at limited capacity with other requirements and recommendations including: restaurants at 50% dine-in capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements; personal care businesses, including salons and barbers, at 50% capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements; pools at 50% capacity with distancing and cleaning requirements. Employees of personal care businesses will be required to wear face coverings.

Childcare facilities, day camps and overnight camps will be open with enhanced cleaning and screening requirements. Retail businesses allowed to open in Phase 1 at 50% capacity will continue at that level.

Public health recommendations are provided for worship services to practice enhanced social distancing and other cleaning and hygiene practices.

The Safer At Home Phase 2 runs through at least Friday, June 26.
From Twitter

Gov. Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force will give an update at 5pm. Watch it live here. https://t.co/S8Cp3x7rg7


Stay safe and good luck everyone.
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Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed May 20, 2020, 11:27 PM (1 replies)

Free Webinar Employer requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).


You are invited to a free webinar presented by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST and it will focus on employer requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Register using the link below and feel free to ask your colleagues to register as well. The registration page has links to informative FFCRA materials and a video that you may want to view prior to the webinar. Those who register will receive an email with a webinar link and call-in details at least one day before the event.

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/families-first-coronavirus-response-act-ffcra-webinar-tickets-104073215790

For further information about Coronavirus, please visit the HHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Tue May 19, 2020, 01:28 PM (0 replies)
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