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for education: @ryanlcooper 29m ryan cooper extremely 2019: school active shooter which scare the piss out of students and, lets be real, are 100 percent worthless safety-wise, are now a big and growing industry When Active-Shooter Drills Scare the Children They Hope to Protect As fears about mass shootings rise, school preparedness programs include some "completely stupid" scare tactics, child trauma experts s... nytimes.com 9 4 tl39 86 ryan cooper @ryanlcooper Following a bunch of ex-cop and ex-military oafs are making BANK giving kids PTSD on an industrial scale. capitalism: it's good Nearly every American public school now conducts lockdown drills -96 percent in 2015 and 2016 - according to the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics. Law enforcement officials and many school administrators say they are crucial for preparing and safeguarding students, but methods vary widely and now include drills that child trauma experts say do little more than terrify already anxious children. "A whole new cottage industry has emerged where people who don't know anything about kids are jumping in and adapting protocols for groups like police officers or people preparing for combat," said Bruce D. Perry, founder of the ChildTrauma Academy, whose clinical team assists maltreated and traumatized children through counseling, research and education. As a result, Dr. Perry said in an interview, "The number of developmentally uninformed, child- uninformed and completely stupid ideas is mind-numbing."
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roguestatistician: awesomehawks: ms-demeanor: rightsmarts: The Imam of Peace drops a MOAB on the U.K. Trump protestors Hello rightsmarts, the latest in conservative news. I’m just reblogging this because it’s gotten around to the punk side of things and sometimes it seems like anarchists forget that PR is important in political movements. The balloon cost around $3k to make and fill, the remainder of the money is going to go to take the balloon on tour. People DID donate $52,000 dollars to the Trump Baby. They also donated $21 million to The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to help the children in detention camps. The comparative cost of the balloon is about a quarter of a percent of what was donated to RAICES alone. You know what’s great about a balloon? It’s ridiculous. It’s got a fun, airy parade feel. You go to a protest with the Trump Baby and you see people who share your values and are equally frustrated with the world - and it’s hard as hell to show a bunch of people having a fun old time with a parade float as dangerous antifa terrorists. (Also it gets news cameras pointed at protests of Trump, and at this point we should all recognize the value of big stunts that get you free press because Trump sure as hell did.) That and it gives frustrated, burned-out activists a bit of a laugh. We’ve got to have levity, we’ve got to be able to enjoy things and have a sense of humor. If we’re all grimly grinding away and donating all of our spare change to the ACLU and only ever talking about the horrible things that are happening we’re going to get too exhausted to carry on. Which is exactly what folks like rightsmarts and Imam Tawhidi want. Oh yeah, that’s the other thing - imamofpeace up there bills himself as a moderate Muslim who wants reform but he’s supported calls for Muslim immigration bans in Australia. He claims to want reform to prevent extremism but denies extremism in his own sect and only targets Muslims of other sects. He doesn’t have many Muslim followers but he does have a lot of twitter followers who seem to like being able to point to Imam Tawhidi and say “see, I’m not islamophobic, I only want to listen to *reasonable* Muslims, like this guy who tells me how backward all those Muslims are and how they’re preparing to take over the west.” So a professional pot-stirrer is criticizing activists for spending the equivalent of a quarter of a percent of their donations on a fun balloon that bring out large crowds to protest, creates feelings of solidarity and levity, and is an excellent PR tool. Yeah, fuck off with your bullshit. People recently crowdfunded a couch for Elon Musk and tried to give Kylie Jenner $100 million so she’d be a round billionaire. Nobody should feel the tiniest bit bad for donating to the construction and display of a protest sign. The Trump Baby balloon is a good investment on the part of protesters and helped ensure that Trump knows he’s not welcome or appreciated by the people of London. (hey by the way this criticism of decadence and fun is the kind of puritanical authoritarian shit that you get from the right and from tankies and it’s why nobody likes tankies. bread AND roses, motherfuckers.) Sharing this with you all.  Reminder - it’s possible for people to do more than one thing at a time! We can spend money on charity and protests. We can fund libraries and food programs. We can laugh at stupid shit on the internet and still read serious news. : 8:20 AM a mobile.twitter.com Sprint Tweet Imam Tawhidi @lmamofpeace If you really cared about babies, you would've given £30,000 to Children's Rights organisations, to help "the children in detention camps". Instead, you spent it on a balloon Now we have a balloon that's big on the outside and empty on the inside, just like vour morals Reuters London 0.04 AM TRUMP IN UK PROTESTS GREET U.S. PRESIDENT IN UK N Street demonstrations and a giant, infiatable Trump baby EAANPT AALY START 7:02 AM Jul 14, 2018 roguestatistician: awesomehawks: ms-demeanor: rightsmarts: The Imam of Peace drops a MOAB on the U.K. Trump protestors Hello rightsmarts, the latest in conservative news. I’m just reblogging this because it’s gotten around to the punk side of things and sometimes it seems like anarchists forget that PR is important in political movements. The balloon cost around $3k to make and fill, the remainder of the money is going to go to take the balloon on tour. People DID donate $52,000 dollars to the Trump Baby. They also donated $21 million to The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) to help the children in detention camps. The comparative cost of the balloon is about a quarter of a percent of what was donated to RAICES alone. You know what’s great about a balloon? It’s ridiculous. It’s got a fun, airy parade feel. You go to a protest with the Trump Baby and you see people who share your values and are equally frustrated with the world - and it’s hard as hell to show a bunch of people having a fun old time with a parade float as dangerous antifa terrorists. (Also it gets news cameras pointed at protests of Trump, and at this point we should all recognize the value of big stunts that get you free press because Trump sure as hell did.) That and it gives frustrated, burned-out activists a bit of a laugh. We’ve got to have levity, we’ve got to be able to enjoy things and have a sense of humor. If we’re all grimly grinding away and donating all of our spare change to the ACLU and only ever talking about the horrible things that are happening we’re going to get too exhausted to carry on. Which is exactly what folks like rightsmarts and Imam Tawhidi want. Oh yeah, that’s the other thing - imamofpeace up there bills himself as a moderate Muslim who wants reform but he’s supported calls for Muslim immigration bans in Australia. He claims to want reform to prevent extremism but denies extremism in his own sect and only targets Muslims of other sects. He doesn’t have many Muslim followers but he does have a lot of twitter followers who seem to like being able to point to Imam Tawhidi and say “see, I’m not islamophobic, I only want to listen to *reasonable* Muslims, like this guy who tells me how backward all those Muslims are and how they’re preparing to take over the west.” So a professional pot-stirrer is criticizing activists for spending the equivalent of a quarter of a percent of their donations on a fun balloon that bring out large crowds to protest, creates feelings of solidarity and levity, and is an excellent PR tool. Yeah, fuck off with your bullshit. People recently crowdfunded a couch for Elon Musk and tried to give Kylie Jenner $100 million so she’d be a round billionaire. Nobody should feel the tiniest bit bad for donating to the construction and display of a protest sign. The Trump Baby balloon is a good investment on the part of protesters and helped ensure that Trump knows he’s not welcome or appreciated by the people of London. (hey by the way this criticism of decadence and fun is the kind of puritanical authoritarian shit that you get from the right and from tankies and it’s why nobody likes tankies. bread AND roses, motherfuckers.) Sharing this with you all.  Reminder - it’s possible for people to do more than one thing at a time! We can spend money on charity and protests. We can fund libraries and food programs. We can laugh at stupid shit on the internet and still read serious news.
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Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a Texas nonprofit organization, is offering $20 million to pay bonds for the release of mothers being detained at the US-Mexico border. The organization marched to Capitol Hill after the U.S. government did not meet their Tuesday deadline to reunite parents with their children, which was set by Judge Dana Sabraw of the Southern District of California. ___ Tuesday, a Health and Human Services official stated that a total of 38 more children under five years old will be reunited with their parents by the end of the day. ____ Photo: Twitter | @RAICESTEXAS: FAMIL RAICES DATE: 07/10/2018 ty $20.000 D00 NI9OE Department of Homeland Securi U.S. NEWS $ FOR BORDER FAMILIES July 10 | RAICES, a TX nonprofit, is offering $20 million for the release of mothers at the US-Mexico border. Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a Texas nonprofit organization, is offering $20 million to pay bonds for the release of mothers being detained at the US-Mexico border. The organization marched to Capitol Hill after the U.S. government did not meet their Tuesday deadline to reunite parents with their children, which was set by Judge Dana Sabraw of the Southern District of California. ___ Tuesday, a Health and Human Services official stated that a total of 38 more children under five years old will be reunited with their parents by the end of the day. ____ Photo: Twitter | @RAICESTEXAS

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One California couple started a campaign to raise money to reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border and reached more than $6 million in less than four days! That’s about $4,000 a minute. - Charlotte and Dave Willner say they were inspired to start the campaign when they saw a viral image of a crying 2-year-old girl with her mother as they were stopped in Texas by U.S. Border Patrol agents after just rafting across the Rio Grande. - They had a small goal of $1,500 in mind but their efforts went viral fast and the couple chose to raise money for the nonprofit Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services in Texas. The organization offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrants. More than 152,000 people donated to the Willners’ campaign. r-p @theshaderoom: #TSRPositiveImages: California Couple Has Raised More Than $6 Million To Reunite「mmigrant Families Separated At The Border TER THE SHADE ROOM STOP KIPPING FAMILIES PART ONLY -EM CAGES One California couple started a campaign to raise money to reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border and reached more than $6 million in less than four days! That’s about $4,000 a minute. - Charlotte and Dave Willner say they were inspired to start the campaign when they saw a viral image of a crying 2-year-old girl with her mother as they were stopped in Texas by U.S. Border Patrol agents after just rafting across the Rio Grande. - They had a small goal of $1,500 in mind but their efforts went viral fast and the couple chose to raise money for the nonprofit Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services in Texas. The organization offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrants. More than 152,000 people donated to the Willners’ campaign. r-p @theshaderoom

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Let’s Talk: Does The College Degree Still Hold Weight?- blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Postgrad blues have set in. Do you hear me? It has left me thinking about the decision I made to go off to college to pursue a career in….. well, that may just be the problem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now before you all jump down my throat, this conversation excludes those who went to school for education, medicine, accounting, engineering, and-or computer science, or any other field of genius..ism. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those who did not go to school for any of the above, now that you’ve graduated and are doing what you’re doing, was it really worth it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More recent than not, the thoughts of all the money and time that were wasted while at an institution to get this degree that everyone told me I needed has been heavy on my mind. It’s a known fact that now more than ever, people are starting up their own businesses, and financing their lifestyles via niches and trades of their own. No degree in sight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here I am, a recent graduate, and on a hunt for work. Because of this, I now wish I was less naive when I was graduating from high school. Social media has been a fire engine for businesses everywhere. You don’t need a degree to market yourself these days or to pursue your dreams in entertainment, business, etc. Not to mention the infamous “Instagram model,” who are getting paid to do…. What do they do again? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Education is important, yes, but in today’s world, it’s all about the schmoney, and right now, I owe a lot of that to my university. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ College comes with obstacles, only those who have gone can relate to this. Yes, you have a great time. Yes, you meet great people, and yes you learn a lot about yourself, but life provides that anyways… right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t get it twisted - my degree is appreciated, and I am proud of myself for doing something a lot of people can’t do, but now I can’t help but to think - was it really worth it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of your thoughts on college?: Let's Talk: Does The College Degree Still Hold Weight? @balleralert tate lIniurraity lniversity caulty habe confer Let’s Talk: Does The College Degree Still Hold Weight?- blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Postgrad blues have set in. Do you hear me? It has left me thinking about the decision I made to go off to college to pursue a career in….. well, that may just be the problem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now before you all jump down my throat, this conversation excludes those who went to school for education, medicine, accounting, engineering, and-or computer science, or any other field of genius..ism. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those who did not go to school for any of the above, now that you’ve graduated and are doing what you’re doing, was it really worth it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More recent than not, the thoughts of all the money and time that were wasted while at an institution to get this degree that everyone told me I needed has been heavy on my mind. It’s a known fact that now more than ever, people are starting up their own businesses, and financing their lifestyles via niches and trades of their own. No degree in sight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here I am, a recent graduate, and on a hunt for work. Because of this, I now wish I was less naive when I was graduating from high school. Social media has been a fire engine for businesses everywhere. You don’t need a degree to market yourself these days or to pursue your dreams in entertainment, business, etc. Not to mention the infamous “Instagram model,” who are getting paid to do…. What do they do again? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Education is important, yes, but in today’s world, it’s all about the schmoney, and right now, I owe a lot of that to my university. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ College comes with obstacles, only those who have gone can relate to this. Yes, you have a great time. Yes, you meet great people, and yes you learn a lot about yourself, but life provides that anyways… right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t get it twisted - my degree is appreciated, and I am proud of myself for doing something a lot of people can’t do, but now I can’t help but to think - was it really worth it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of your thoughts on college?

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Absolute idiots... congratulations, you're in college and you're still a window-lickin, ear-biting, Elmer's glue eating, goofy fuckin' doofer. So much for education, right? PC: Campus Reform socialism college collegelife trumpmemes liberals libbys democraps liberallogic liberal maga conservative constitution presidenttrump resist thetypicalliberal typicalliberal merica america stupiddemocrats donaldtrump trump2016 patriot trump yeeyee presidentdonaldtrump draintheswamp makeamericagreatagain trumptrain triggered CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE AND STORE!🌐 thetypicalliberal.net-store 🥇Join our closed group on Facebook. For top fans only: Right Wing Savages🥇 Add me on Snapchat and get to know me. Don't be a stranger: thetypicallibby Partners: @theunapologeticpatriot 🇺🇸 @too_savage_for_democrats 🐍 @thelastgreatstand 🇺🇸 @always.right 🐘 @keepamerica.usa ☠️ @republicangirlapparel 🎀 @drunkenrepublican 🍺 TURN ON POST NOTIFICATIONS! Make sure to check out our joint Facebook - Right Wing Savages Joint Instagram - @rightwingsavages: CLUELESS COLLEGE STUDENTS ELMAN EXPLAIN WHY THEY LOVE SOCIALISM Absolute idiots... congratulations, you're in college and you're still a window-lickin, ear-biting, Elmer's glue eating, goofy fuckin' doofer. So much for education, right? PC: Campus Reform socialism college collegelife trumpmemes liberals libbys democraps liberallogic liberal maga conservative constitution presidenttrump resist thetypicalliberal typicalliberal merica america stupiddemocrats donaldtrump trump2016 patriot trump yeeyee presidentdonaldtrump draintheswamp makeamericagreatagain trumptrain triggered CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE AND STORE!🌐 thetypicalliberal.net-store 🥇Join our closed group on Facebook. For top fans only: Right Wing Savages🥇 Add me on Snapchat and get to know me. Don't be a stranger: thetypicallibby Partners: @theunapologeticpatriot 🇺🇸 @too_savage_for_democrats 🐍 @thelastgreatstand 🇺🇸 @always.right 🐘 @keepamerica.usa ☠️ @republicangirlapparel 🎀 @drunkenrepublican 🍺 TURN ON POST NOTIFICATIONS! Make sure to check out our joint Facebook - Right Wing Savages Joint Instagram - @rightwingsavages
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Trump’s decision to ban transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces was met with swift criticism from both sides of the aisle. But none was as cutting as this response from a 25-year veteran of the Air Force, Colonel Morris Davis. Trump’s dismal military record includes five deferments during Vietnam, including four for education and one for medical. For his medical deferment, Trump cited “bone spurs,” which, luckily for him, were only “temporary.” How convenient. fucktrump transgender equality lgbtpride lgbt lgbtqia pride resist notmypresident berniesanders bernie2020 transphobia transequality veterans army military impeachment impeachtrump maga trump donaldtrumpjr donaldtrump trumptrain trumptrainwreck obamacare obama gaypride veteran: Ap U.S.AIR FORCE DAVIS Col. Morris Davis @ColMorrisDavis I served for 25 years and never served with a Trump pathetic for 5-Deferment @realDonaldTrump to ban anyone with patriotism he lacked. 2:24 PM - Jul 26, 2017 2,632 CO 5,486 Trump’s decision to ban transgender Americans from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces was met with swift criticism from both sides of the aisle. But none was as cutting as this response from a 25-year veteran of the Air Force, Colonel Morris Davis. Trump’s dismal military record includes five deferments during Vietnam, including four for education and one for medical. For his medical deferment, Trump cited “bone spurs,” which, luckily for him, were only “temporary.” How convenient. fucktrump transgender equality lgbtpride lgbt lgbtqia pride resist notmypresident berniesanders bernie2020 transphobia transequality veterans army military impeachment impeachtrump maga trump donaldtrumpjr donaldtrump trumptrain trumptrainwreck obamacare obama gaypride veteran
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Rihanna ikut disandingkan bersama nama-nama besar seperti Aung San Suu Kyi, Malala Yousafzai, Lionel Richie, Ban Ki Moon, Sharon Stone, dan Tommy Hilfiger yang pernah menyabet penghargaan kemanusiaan tersebut pada tahun-tahun sebelumnya. . Meskipun kesibukannya semakin bertambah di tahun ini, Rihanna tetap meluangkan diri untuk melakukan misi kemanusiaannya dengan ikut mendukung proyek Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen yang menyediakan akses pendidikan untuk anak-anak di lebih dari 60 negara berkembang. . Program tersebut memprioritaskan pendidikan untuk perempuan dan orang lain yang kekurangan akses pendidikan di seluruh dunia. Rihanna telah banyak melakukan kegiatan amal untuk kemanusiaan, menurutnyaberbagi kebaikan itu sangat penting untuk dilakukan oleh semua orang. infia infiashowbiz rihanna: inha shov b Selain sebagai penyanyi, Rihanna juga dikenal sebagai seseorang yang peduli dengan isu kemanusiaan. Ia dikabarkan telah mendapat piagam kemanusiaan 2017 dari Universitas Harvard dan akan mengambil penghargaan tersebut di upacara 28 Februari 2017 mendatang. selebriti Foto holywoooteporter Rihanna ikut disandingkan bersama nama-nama besar seperti Aung San Suu Kyi, Malala Yousafzai, Lionel Richie, Ban Ki Moon, Sharon Stone, dan Tommy Hilfiger yang pernah menyabet penghargaan kemanusiaan tersebut pada tahun-tahun sebelumnya. . Meskipun kesibukannya semakin bertambah di tahun ini, Rihanna tetap meluangkan diri untuk melakukan misi kemanusiaannya dengan ikut mendukung proyek Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen yang menyediakan akses pendidikan untuk anak-anak di lebih dari 60 negara berkembang. . Program tersebut memprioritaskan pendidikan untuk perempuan dan orang lain yang kekurangan akses pendidikan di seluruh dunia. Rihanna telah banyak melakukan kegiatan amal untuk kemanusiaan, menurutnyaberbagi kebaikan itu sangat penting untuk dilakukan oleh semua orang. infia infiashowbiz rihanna

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Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2016, Rihanna dropped her eighth studio album, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200. She was featured on several singles, honored with the MTV Video Vanguard Award, and in 2017 claimed her 30th Top 10 hit. In addition to the music, Rihanna has launched a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation to improve and promote health, education, arts and culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With all that the Bajan songstress accomplished in the last year, it appears 2017 will be just as big for the superstar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the midst of filming for the all-female installment of the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise, Rihanna has traveled to Malawi to promote similar values of her foundation, which she founded to honor her grandparents. As the ambassador for GlobalCitizen and the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna has worked to provide children across the globe with access to education. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result of the singer’s charitable efforts, Rihanna has been named HarvardUniversity’s Humanitarian of the Year for 2017. She is set to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award next week at the school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” S. Allen Counter of the Harvard Foundation said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congrats to Rihanna!: Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year @balleralert Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year - blogged by: @msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That Rihanna reign just won’t let up! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2016, Rihanna dropped her eighth studio album, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200. She was featured on several singles, honored with the MTV Video Vanguard Award, and in 2017 claimed her 30th Top 10 hit. In addition to the music, Rihanna has launched a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation to improve and promote health, education, arts and culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With all that the Bajan songstress accomplished in the last year, it appears 2017 will be just as big for the superstar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the midst of filming for the all-female installment of the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise, Rihanna has traveled to Malawi to promote similar values of her foundation, which she founded to honor her grandparents. As the ambassador for GlobalCitizen and the Global Partnership for Education, Rihanna has worked to provide children across the globe with access to education. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result of the singer’s charitable efforts, Rihanna has been named HarvardUniversity’s Humanitarian of the Year for 2017. She is set to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award next week at the school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” S. Allen Counter of the Harvard Foundation said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congrats to Rihanna!

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jettestblack: micdotcom: micdotcom: Democrats stage all-night sit-in to protest Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Having exhausted all other options, Democrats in the Senate announced Monday afternoon they will hold the floor all night to draw attention to the looming confirmation vote for Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos. “Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said, reported the Hill. Read more Update: Senate Dems call Betsy DeVos “incompetent,” an “amateur” during all-night talk-a-thonBecause the talk-a-thon happened while most of America slept, here are some of the best moments from the all-night session.Al Franken: “During her hearing, Ms. DeVos proved beyond a shadow of a doubt not only that her ideology is fundamentally incompatible with the mission of the Department of Education, but that she is fundamentally incompetent to be its leader.”Elizabeth Warren: It is difficult to imagine a worse choice to head the Department of Education … [DeVos] demonstrated to the entire world she is embarrassingly unprepared.“Kamala Harris: She went on to say, ‘Well, but we need guns in schools, yes, because grizzly bears may pose a significant threat to the safety of our children and perhaps their education. I say Ms. DeVos poses a far greater threat to public education.”Chuck Schumer: “She is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet.“ Read more  I’m glad they’re finally doing something useful because they’ve been so fucking soft and meek. Republicans have been taking what the fuck they want and using all their power to do so.: Follow @NPR #Breaking: Democrats plan to hold the Senate floor overnight in opposition to Betsy DeVos's nomination for education secretary. Keith Boykin e @keithboykin Follow V Senate Democrats stage all-night protest against Betsy DeVos. This is Elizabeth Warren. #HoldTheFloor CSPAN U.S. SENATE SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN D-Massachusetts GSPAN C-span.org 0:38 ll Reuters Politics Follow V REUTERS ReutersPolitics ICYMI: Senator Patty Murray says Democrats will hold the floor for 24 hours in last push against DeVos nomination. reut.rs/2lhdFBL 0:35 jettestblack: micdotcom: micdotcom: Democrats stage all-night sit-in to protest Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Having exhausted all other options, Democrats in the Senate announced Monday afternoon they will hold the floor all night to draw attention to the looming confirmation vote for Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos. “Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said, reported the Hill. Read more Update: Senate Dems call Betsy DeVos “incompetent,” an “amateur” during all-night talk-a-thonBecause the talk-a-thon happened while most of America slept, here are some of the best moments from the all-night session.Al Franken: “During her hearing, Ms. DeVos proved beyond a shadow of a doubt not only that her ideology is fundamentally incompatible with the mission of the Department of Education, but that she is fundamentally incompetent to be its leader.”Elizabeth Warren: It is difficult to imagine a worse choice to head the Department of Education … [DeVos] demonstrated to the entire world she is embarrassingly unprepared.“Kamala Harris: She went on to say, ‘Well, but we need guns in schools, yes, because grizzly bears may pose a significant threat to the safety of our children and perhaps their education. I say Ms. DeVos poses a far greater threat to public education.”Chuck Schumer: “She is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet.“ Read more  I’m glad they’re finally doing something useful because they’ve been so fucking soft and meek. Republicans have been taking what the fuck they want and using all their power to do so.
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louis-tummy: weavemama: weavemama: RIP public education. It was nice knowin ya. And before anyone tells me to “just give her a chance!!!1!”, let’s take a look at what this demon has done and what she PLANS to do: She plagiarized a quote from the Obama administration (how ironic). Wants to pay the CEOs of charter schools more money instead of helping the students and giving more money to the actual TEACHERS Wants to force the Christian religion into public schools making it “God’s Kingdom”  Doesn’t care about the serious sexual assault problems on college campuses  Wants more guns in schools in case a “grizzly bear” breaks in (wow such a potential threat!)  She pretty much has NO experience with student loans or how student loans work  SHE HAS LITERALLY NEVER WORKED IN PUBLIC EDUCATION SHE IS JUST A FUCKING BUSINESSWOMAN  Doesn’t understand the importance of protecting kids with disabilities  So yeah….. just when you thought the American school system was messy enough, it’s about to get messier.  everyone who is out of high school: pls do EVERYTHING in ur power to give any folks who have not graduated yet as much of a good education as u can. share books w them. talk to them. volunteer at an after school program or as a tutor or babysit some kids if u can. WE NEED TO GET THROUGH TO THEM. the indoctrination of youth with fascist ideals is probably the most terrifying thing i can think of happening because that shapes the world for like 2-3 generations. we NEED to raise a radical generation. u dont have to be a teacher or have kids to connect w them. please please dont fail these children : AP The Associated Press o @AP BREAKING: Senate committee approves DeVos for education secretary, sends nomination to full Senate. 1/31/17, 11:47 AM 2,073 RETWEETS 1,382 LIKES louis-tummy: weavemama: weavemama: RIP public education. It was nice knowin ya. And before anyone tells me to “just give her a chance!!!1!”, let’s take a look at what this demon has done and what she PLANS to do: She plagiarized a quote from the Obama administration (how ironic). Wants to pay the CEOs of charter schools more money instead of helping the students and giving more money to the actual TEACHERS Wants to force the Christian religion into public schools making it “God’s Kingdom”  Doesn’t care about the serious sexual assault problems on college campuses  Wants more guns in schools in case a “grizzly bear” breaks in (wow such a potential threat!)  She pretty much has NO experience with student loans or how student loans work  SHE HAS LITERALLY NEVER WORKED IN PUBLIC EDUCATION SHE IS JUST A FUCKING BUSINESSWOMAN  Doesn’t understand the importance of protecting kids with disabilities  So yeah….. just when you thought the American school system was messy enough, it’s about to get messier.  everyone who is out of high school: pls do EVERYTHING in ur power to give any folks who have not graduated yet as much of a good education as u can. share books w them. talk to them. volunteer at an after school program or as a tutor or babysit some kids if u can. WE NEED TO GET THROUGH TO THEM. the indoctrination of youth with fascist ideals is probably the most terrifying thing i can think of happening because that shapes the world for like 2-3 generations. we NEED to raise a radical generation. u dont have to be a teacher or have kids to connect w them. please please dont fail these children
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