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  1. I did add to my previous post that I was pointing it out in a general sense and how I have tried to be aware of my own choices.
  2. There have been some riots and many more instances of protests (largely peaceful). If it was days of only riot coverage that's inaccurate coverage in the media. And it also shows the power of individual words like "riot" and "protest". Even supposedly simple word choices like that can contribute to "othering", skewing the conversation before it even starts, or shutting down the conversation altogether, imo. Please know I am just using the post to point out how even one word choice can have an impact. I say it because I have tried to be much more aware of my own choices.
  3. Fandango is currently streaming some movies for free to spotlight Black cinema. "We believe movies can be a powerful tool for education and have worked with our studio partners to make these movies available to watch for free on FandangoNOW."
  4. Re: mentions of documentaries. I recommend watching Emanuel (about the Charleston church killings that is coming up on five years next week). ‘Emanuel’ documentary about Charleston church shooting now free to stream. (Looks like it will be free through June 16 -- next Tuesday.) This particular documentary's subject matter is especially important to me because Charleston holds a special place in my heart. My sister knew & had worked with Clementa Pinckney, the church's pastor (& a SC state senator) who was murdered that evening. I watched the documentary when it was out in
  5. I will point out that many ACLU branches offer legal observer training, for those who may be looking for volunteer opportunities. “Legal observers act as visible witnesses at demonstrations, rallies and other free speech events, documenting any incidents of police misconduct or violations of constitutional rights,” said Antonio Serrano, organizer for the ACLU of Wyoming. “Legal observers are committed to defending free speech in a way that is as objective as possible so that their documentation can be used as evidence if police misconduct or obstructions to constitutionally protected free
  6. No, haven't read The Warmth of Other Suns. Yet. I intend to. I read some August Wilson last year. I'm not even much of a fan of plays, but I am glad I read them. I really need to update that big list of mine. I've definitely got some stuff I could add.
  7. From the New York Public Library: Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List "For 95 years, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has preserved, protected, and fostered a greater understanding of the Black experience through its collections, exhibitions, programs, and scholarship. In response to the uprisings across the globe demanding justice for Black lives, the Schomburg Center has created a Black Liberation Reading List. The 95 titles on the list represent books we and the public turn to regularly as activists, students, archivists, and curators, with a particular foc
  8. This is making me realize I need to update my original book post list that Pam posted because I have more additions to the list. Pam, your mention of Claudia Rankine made me realize I haven't updated the list recently. I read Citizen earlier this year and it blew me away. I need to read more of her work. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23439097-citizen
  9. For parents of younger kids, you might want to check out the Ana & Andrew series of books by Christine Platt. (I haven't read them b/c my dc are grown.) Teaching Tolerance (from the Southern Poverty Law Center) also has many resources on their site.
  10. Kind-of late to the thread I think, but I'll add my 2 cents... I always thought I wouldn't color my hair. I'm one of those people who likes to wash & comb my hair, then walk out the door. I had nice dark brown hair w/ great thickness & it was so easy to style. (I always paid for good cuts & wore it quite short for decades. It looked great w/ no fixing.) Once, in my 20s, the stylist suggested adding some color (darker mahogany/reds, I think). On a whim, I did. It was fine but I didn't especially care for it & it wasn't worth the expense & time for me. My mantra was to h
  11. If there are pets, don't forget plenty of pet food & water & other supplies like meds, litter, treats, etc.
  12. From Pritikin (which is pretty close to the way I eat these days): Olive Oil Nutrition – What’s Wrong With Olive Oil?
  13. Similar here. Stopped dairy. Stopping cheese is not as hard as you think it will be. I was a pizza fiend but learned to save it as a treat and just order a slice or two with just sauce and veggies, no cheese. The hardest adjustment was putting plant milk in my coffee instead of whole milk. Not gonna lie, the adjustment with my coffee took a full month to get used to & was not fun. Now, it seems totally normal. I eat plenty of natural fats (nuts, avocados), but greatly reduced my added fats by learning to water saute, bake/roast using parchment paper instead of greasing the pan, e
  14. What a beautiful daughter! So glad you are both doing well. Sending happy hugs your way!
  15. I prep chia seed "pudding" jars as my to-go breakfast.... 2 TBSP chia seeds 1/2 cup milk (I tend to use soy or almond) 1 tsp honey (optional; I tend to omit this) Stir together in a jar, let it sit for 2 or 3 minutes until it starts to thicken, then stir again to ensure there are no clumps. Repeat if needed. Put a lid on the jar & store in the fridge. When ready to go, top your chia seed pudding w/ any of the following... Nuts & seeds (my favorites are walnuts & pepitas) Nut butter (I add a few dabs of almond butter) Fruit (love berries on here) S
  16. So excited that Taika Waititi won Best Adapted Screenplay for JoJo Rabbit!
  17. Yes. Call me Albert Einstein. 🤣
  18. Poor Maggie. Keep an eye on her. When my dd's cat was a kitten, she had a cone after surgery. Her head & neck were so small that even the smallest size cone was a wee bit loose. The vet office secured it with a bit of tied gauze. But, the kitten was maniacal about getting it off & kept managing to get the edge of the cone &/or the gauze jammed in her jaws (being therefore unable to shut her mouth). I ended up removing it altogether because it was an unsafe situation for her. I haven't had that situation with other cats but did want to mention it so you are aware to check her o
  19. If you watch the Oscars, downloadable Oscar Bingo cards from How About Orange/Jessica Jones. https://www.jessicajonesdesign.com/oscar-bingo-2020-party-game/ (Not meant to be a debate on watching the Oscars or not, just providing the link for those who do & who want the bingo cards.)
  20. I think her drawings are adorable. Her IG account: https://www.instagram.com/lizclimo/ Free downloadable Valentines: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:4eb38f89-2a2f-410d-85f3-afbee957096c
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