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Brilliant hashtag #TrumpBlackHistory is the best thing Donald Trump has given the Black community so far

During a “listening session,” Donald J. Trump did the most talking and gave a speech about Black History Month. It worked only to prove that he knows nothing about Black history. He referenced Frederick Douglass, who died in 1895, in the present tense, leading many to believe that Trump thought Douglass was still alive. Here are the best responses to Trump’s revealing error.

Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it.
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Rosemary Brown (1930-2003): Canada’s first black woman to be elected to a provincial legislature & the first black woman to run for leadership of a federal political party in Canada. She belonged to the New Democratic Party (NDP), Canada’s major left leaning party; she narrowly lost to Ed Broadbent for leadership of the NDP.

Eat Fatty

Let go of yourself. Sit on the couch all day, and let your big gut hang out. Quit fighting your urge to consume all food in sight, and eat as many sweets as your fat ass desires. Just submit to your inner fatty. Grow huge and jiggly for me. When you’ve stuffed your fat belly full of food and you can’t move, I want you to eat more. Eat until your breathe is slow and heavy- just like you are. I want your enormous tummy to hurt, and then I’ll give you the belly rubs you deserve. Give in to being a fat piggy, I know you want to.

Happy Black History Month!

See the work of Horace Pippin on view in Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection

Serving in an African American regiment during World War I in France, self-taught artist Horace Pippin received a wound that partially paralyzed his right arm. Thereafter, Pippin used painting  as a physical therapy, and in 1931 was able to complete his first oil painting. Although his earliest works are somber depictions of his wartime experiences, his later scenes are hopeful and imbued with religious faith. “Holy Mountain III” (1945) is based on the biblical passage Isaiah 11:6-9, a prophecy that describes a peaceful world in which predatory animals live in harmony with their prey. A dense forest is suggested behind the flowered field, in which small, shadowy figures threaten to disturb the utopia.

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A very good twitter essay by Desmond Cole about Anti-blackness in Ontario and how far black people have to go to get any justice in Canada.

The thread is quite long, and I can’t screen cap it all, so read the rest here: