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#TWODOLLARTUESDAY Holiday edition

#TWODOLLARTUESDAY Holiday edition. Same rules. Please consider giving a minimum of $2 to these folx in need. The holidays are an especially trying time for those living without secure housing, or sufficient food. Give. Share.
Paypal.me/KiaReese
Paypal.me/ladyluck77

In honor of World AIDS Day, this #PayDayFriday is for two black women who've given their time, energy, love and effort in the battle against HIV/AIDS

In honor of World AIDS Day, this #PayDayFriday is for two black women who've given their time, energy, love and effort in the battle against HIV/AIDS. Both have been front line workers doing outreach, testing and case management for years. Front line workers are underpaid, under appreciated, but work tirelessly regardless. They're passionate and giving. I've learned so much from both, and they are the reason I will always do this work. Please bless these deserving women with some coins. Both need and deserve help.
Cash.me/$ZenobiaDrew
paypal.me/KiaReese

Today is World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. We're over three decades into this epidemic. There's been tremendous progress as far as testing/diagnosis methods and treatment. For many, with access to treatment, HIV has become a chronic illness, and no longer a death sentence. But there are too many, globally and locally who don't have access to treatment. Here in the states HIV funding such as Ryan White is often reduced and those who suffer most are black people, especially black women. Last year over 50% of women diagnosed with HIV were black women.
We deserve access to testing and treatment. Outreach in black neighborhoods from local non-profits has declined in recent years. Front like workers aren't paid well, non-profits are losing funding and black women will continue to pay the consequences.
I have been a certified HIV Counselor and Tester for over 12 yrs. I am always available if you need assistance finding free confidential or anonymous testing (depending on your state's laws). If you're local to me I will be available for rapid testing today. If you need a center closest to you, visit www.gettested.cdc.gov. If you're doing an at home test and need support, I can walk you through it.
Get tested. Know your status. As usual if you need free barriers such as condoms, dams and finger cots, hit me up. We'll figure out shipping.

UPDATE: DEZZIE'S REGISTRY IS FULFILLED

UPDATE: DEZZIE'S REGISTRY IS FULFILLED.
Hey, hey non-black people, especially yt folx and men. I know you have 10 dollars to spare. Pick someone to help.
Today is global #GivingTuesday. If you've never shared or participated in previous fundraising efforts here, please consider doing so today. Here are a few people who need your help today. Their needs are urgent. 10 dollars could make all the difference. Please read their stories, open your hearts and wallets and share.
Lady is a continental African who left an abusive home here in the states. Her passport and other documents are being held by their abuser. She's been unsuccessful in her efforts to retrieve them, even when she contacted her country's embassy. She needs money for a new passport and documents. Please consider assisting her. We know immigration is a black issue, too, and she needs her documents, especially in this climate. Paypal.me/ladyluck77
Kyra is weeks away from delivery and still needs some basics, such as blankets, diapers, crib etc. As you know she is transitioning from a shelter and does not have much. I am working on a registry. Please continue sending her what you can. Paypal.me/misskyra
Janisha and her baby escaped an abusive environment. Help them stay afloat. Paypal.me/JanishaBlair
Leslie is an artist who needs affordable housing. Please help a black artist avoid homelessness. Paypal.me/himteckerjam
A mother in need of reconstructive surgery after suffering skull cancer. Please help her with living expenses so she's able to take time off for surgery. Paypal.me/danielledaigle
Dezzie is also due soon. Here is her registry if you're able to send her and the baby something.
https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-baby-registry-items…
Tay is a struggling student, on their own, who needs money for food, and unpaid miscellaneous expenses that could cause them to be suspended from school. Please consider feeding them and helping them stay in school. Paypal.me/TayT
Garnet is a trans woman, who is still dealing with the impact of hurricane Irma. She needs food, clothes and other necessities. Payal.me/gsb9
Single mom who deserves food, transportation and housing security. Paypal.me/kandacewithaK
A mom who built a non-profit which nurtures her community. She does this work for free. Pay her. Paypal.me/errantcurl
Me. I work tirelessly to make sure I do my part to feed and clothe marginalized people. If you've learned anything from me, please consider helping me expand my platform. The people listed above are a priority, so please give to them before me. Paypal.me/itsmecreightonleigh www.patreon.com/voixnoire (for monthly contribution) or Cash.me/$CreightonLeigh

Weird chest cold, something rattling in my lungs

Weird chest cold, something rattling in my lungs. Out of comish still. If you want to stop by with chicken noodle soup or some matza ball soup from Cecil's id be much obliged.

You only watched Stranger Things because I mentioned it on Facebook?, Becka Tilsen: Yeah I do everything you talk about on your page, I’m super...

You only watched Stranger Things because I mentioned it on Facebook?
Becka Tilsen: Yeah I do everything you talk about on your page, I’m super busy and I’ve been arrested like three times.

A lot going on in Alabama, especially in the 11th Hour as the Republican Party is coming on to back Roy Moore

A lot going on in Alabama, especially in the 11th Hour as the Republican Party is coming on to back Roy Moore.. The reason why, because there has been intense organizing in the Black community with a strong possibility of Moore being toppled.. We talk with folks on the ground in Alabama to get the details including Reverend Pas Kenny Sharpton Glasgow who recently won a lawsuit that gives felons and folks in prison the right to vote..
Later on in the show we speak with long time media justice advocate Malkia Cyril about the attempts by the FCC to end Net Neutrality which willtotally cripple the way many of us communicate. The internet will soon be for the rich and powerful if Net Neutrality is defeated..
Lastly we pay tribute to Chairman Fred Hampton of the Black Panthers who was killed by police with the backing of the US gov't 48 years ago ..we rock speeches from him throughout our show
s/o Melina Abdullah Lateefah Simon Reginald W. Lyles Michael McBride Michael Benitez Jr Ben McBride Thandisizwe Chimurenga Keli Raymond Opio Lumumba Sokoni Jasiri Oronde Claude Paradise Gray Dawn-Elissa Fischer Anita Johnson Zidonia Wong Alicia Garza

*QUEER CULTURE TAKES TO THE ROAD ON A DOUBLE DECKER – Climb aboard the BANG BUS on the last Saturday of every month

*QUEER CULTURE TAKES TO THE ROAD ON A DOUBLE DECKER – Climb aboard the BANG BUS on the last Saturday of every month. On the 50th anniversary of the ‘Sexual Offences Act’ send a message from London telling the world we exist to build strength, unity and passion within our LGBTQIA+ community, that we honour our history and won’t let our futures – or our spaces – be written over by anybody. ‘
Would you like a BANG BUS in your community? Can you support in any way?
THE BANG BUS. HOMO HISTORY. HOMO HEDONISM. HOMO HOPE.” Get involved at www.queertoursoflondon.com queertoursoflondon@gmail.com .
“The Bang Bus perfectly recreated the crucial alchemy of your best ever night’s out: chaos, drama, unexpected twists, a sense of danger, and most importantly a beautiful mix of diverse and up-for-it Queers out to reclaim the city for themselves! This intoxicating brew helped complete a sparkling dot-to-dot through the sadly lost palaces of queerdom. I’ll never forget the amount of people smiling at us from other buses or in their flats as we sailed through the night. Even the British weather couldn’t stop everyone from dancing and singing their hearts out. It was a magical night that I’m not going to forget in a hurry.” James Ivory
“The BANG BUS was a perfect mix of high camp,fun and frolics and great music,combined with respect for our LGBTQ+ heritage.” Chris, Opening Doors London.
“The BANG BUS was one of the most anarchic events I’ve ever experienced. It had all the elements of a trip on LSD. I thought at one point I was in a modern version of Fellini’s Satyricon.” Stuart Feather, author of ‘Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens’

#tbt LOVED performing in Austin last week so much that I split my pants

#tbt LOVED performing in Austin last week so much that I split my pants. Thanks to the crowd for dancing all sexy + thanks again to @cheerupcharlies for having me. And to Paul Soileau , too!
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A friend's home had a small fire and everyone's OK, but reminds me that we all should have a fire safety plan for our homes

A friend's home had a small fire and everyone's OK, but reminds me that we all should have a fire safety plan for our homes. Here are Doug Levy's recommendations. PLEASE READ AND SAVE THIS.

SUNDAY READALONG FROM DUBAI! Reading Khaleej Times, the oldest English newspaper in the United Arab Emirates - and some the web NYT

SUNDAY READALONG FROM DUBAI! Reading Khaleej Times, the oldest English newspaper in the United Arab Emirates - and some the web NYT. • WHERE ARE YOU WATCHING FROM?
UPDATE!!! Thanks for watching... My biggest readalong yet!
STATS: 11.7K views
91 reactions
273 comments
31 shares
Would like to hear your feedback. I'll be back in NYC next Sunday.

ALERT: SUNDAY READALONG FROM DUBAI: I read the Sunday NYT print edition out loud every week on FB Live, often w/fascinating guests (incl NYT...

ALERT: SUNDAY READALONG FROM DUBAI: I read the Sunday NYT print edition out loud every week on FB Live, often w/fascinating guests (incl NYT editors/writers). This week, I am in the UAE, so I will be reading the Khaleej Times, the country's oldest English newspaper, along w/the web edition of the NYT. I'll be at the HQ of Khaleej Times in Dubai, with the editor of the paper. JOIN US!
NOTE TIMES:
8:30-9:30 am ET
1:30-2:30 pm GMT
5:30-6:30 pm Dubai
7-8 pm IST
️Trying a new way to alert you, via FB Event. We are all learning together.

OSCAR IN THE MIDDLE! I love this photo of my uncle, Mohan Nair (on the right) and my dad, Thettalil Sreenivasan, flanking Resul Pookutty, winner of...

OSCAR IN THE MIDDLE! I love this photo of my uncle, Mohan Nair (on the right) and my dad, Thettalil Sreenivasan, flanking Resul Pookutty, winner of the Oscar for sound mixing of "Slumdog Millionaire." • It's my uncle's birthday today, and we are sending him good wishes and lots of love from Dubai all the way to Chennai. • He's a retired chief engineer from the world of big ships and big adventures • When I was little, "Mohan Mammen" was the baby of my mom Lekha's siblings, but also the tallest member of our family, with the most exotic career, traveling this wet planet of ours while sporting bell-bottoms and long sideburns. • Upon returning to Kerala on vacation, he'd bring fun, never-before-seen gifts for my cousins, Dasyam Gopika Varma and Radhika, and me (when I was lucky enough to be stayingwith my grandparents). He'd regale us with all the ports he'd been and all the unusual people he'd met. • In 1977, Chennai's glamorous wedding of the year was when he married my wonderful new aunt, Lathachandra Mohan. Because she was the daughter of legendary South Indian movie music director M.S. Viswanathan, stars like MGR and others were present; and so was the famous singer Jesudas. FUN FACT: In the matrilinial Nair culture we are from, the elder with the most disproportionate influence on a person's life is the maternal uncle, weighing in on all crises and opportunities. • In our modern family, Mohan Mammen has managed to keep the spirit of that role alive, becoming our connective tissue, taking the biggest interest in binding us all and spreading his love even as we are spread around the globe. Now, there's a new generation for whom this grandpa/grand-uncle is a major, loving presence, the way he was for the generation in between. Among them is a tall, twin boy whose American birth certificate reads, "Krishna MOHAN Nellery Sreenivasan." [When MSV passed in 2015, I wrote this: https://www.facebook.com/sreenet/posts/10101947480235792 ]

TRENDING! Here's what's trending on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, respectively, as I browse through them here in Dubai at 4 am (7 pm in NYC)

TRENDING! Here's what's trending on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, respectively, as I browse through them here in Dubai at 4 am (7 pm in NYC). For Twitter, I have included both US and worldwide trends; rest are just what shows up on my account. REAX? If anyone has analysis/comments, they're most welcome. [The Arabic and the flag on the Twitter screenshots are for the UAE's 46th national day]

HELLO, DUBAI! Grateful to spend a couple of days my adorable nephew - and the view from that window

HELLO, DUBAI! Grateful to spend a couple of days my adorable nephew - and the view from that window. That's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, as seen from the home of Sharavati Choksi and Shree Sreenivasan • Missing Roopa Unnikrishnan and my not-so-little guys. • Am in the UAE - here and in Abu Dhabi an hour away - on work for meetings, workshops, returning next Friday.

NEWS CATCH-UP, PLEASE! Folks: I am heading to the UAE (Dubai & Abu Dhabi) for work (meetings, workshops, etc) and will get to spend some precious...

NEWS CATCH-UP, PLEASE! Folks: I am heading to the UAE (Dubai & Abu Dhabi) for work (meetings, workshops, etc) and will get to spend some precious time with my brother Shree Sreenivasan, SIL Sharavati Choksi and their wonderful son. • As I start this 12-hour flight, please post news items here in the comments so I can catch up later. Thanks in advance and thanks for playing.

APPLY, APPLY, APPLY! Since not all of you are connected w/me on Twitter, thought I'd share this here

APPLY, APPLY, APPLY! Since not all of you are connected w/me on Twitter, thought I'd share this here. If you know a journo in the U.S. or abroad, tag them and tell them about these deadlines for Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITY: https://t.co/dPFre06rrG • And find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/sree

Also this 11 years old sweet and talented black gelding is for sale!, Gorgeous looking, three good paces, no vices combined with a super character!,...

Also this 11 years old sweet and talented black gelding is for sale!
Gorgeous looking, three good paces, no vices combined with a super character!
Currently at Z2 level!
Super extended trot!!! Easy to sit! Light to ride!!!
Suitable for an amateur rider.
Recent x-ray's are available including the back and the neck!
Interested? Pass us a private message!!!
Located in the Netherlands!

Soon this beautiful 5 years old black gelding RLZ's Gallileus van de Berkenhoeve

Soon this beautiful 5 years old black gelding RLZ's Gallileus van de Berkenhoeve, will start his journey to his new home in the Czech Republic, where he will continue his career as a junior level horse!!!!
RLZ Dressage is wishing Gallileus and his new talented rider good luck for the future!
#RLZDressage#topqualitydressagehorses#happyhorses#happyclients#

Les mots dignes et bouleversants de Laetitia Hallyday à une France qui pleure une icône et une part d’elle-même

Les mots dignes et bouleversants de Laetitia Hallyday à une France qui pleure une icône et une part d’elle-même.
Pensées émues à Laetitia, à sa famille et à ses fans, pensées spéciales à Joy et Jade.