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    Instagram Deleted Our Account after we participated in the #KKKorGOP hashtag during the #GOPDebate

    Instagram Deleted Our Account

    This morning, we found that our Instagram account ‘@TheDreamDefenders’ has been deleted by Instagram administrators, without any warning, after posting graphics that detailed questionable quotes by GOP Presidential candidates via the hashtag #KKKorGOP.  Other #KKKorGOP participants who shared graphics using the hashtag #KKKorGOP individual posts were deleted, but our entire account was deleted.

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    When we are successful, our exact wording will be added to the contract and will be enforced by auditors or else the developers will be fined larger amounts of money.... If the meeting does not go as planned, Dream Defenders and other organizations are prepared to launch six days of civil disobedience leading up to the July 14th vote. #Overtown #ddblog

    Overtown Rising: Gentrification and the Fight to Thrive

    Miami is one of the most diverse cities in the world. It is a popular destination that attracts people like me with its warm weather and beautiful beaches. Miami is also a place where the wealthy are able to hide their money in overpriced luxury housing[1]; where the people who call Miami home don’t make a livable wage[2] [3]; where HIV/AIDS is infecting people like no other city in the US[4]; and where corrupt politicians make underhanded deals with rich developers that slight local residents.

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    On the night of June 30th, the historically black church of Mount Zion AME church was covered in flames in the small town of Greeleyville, S.C. Only two decades ago, this same church was set on fire by the KKK. The town of Greeleyville is only an hour north of Charleston, South Carolina, the city in the Black Belt South where white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered 9 African Americans at Emanuel AME church on the evening of June 17th, 2015. Since the horrific white supremacist terror attack at Emanuel AME, 6 African American churches have been on fire, with only 3 not including Mount Zion AME being investigated by the Feds as arson attempts and others still under investigation.

    Who Is Burning Down Black Churches?

    On the night of June 30th, the historically black church of Mount Zion AME church was covered in flames in the small town of Greeleyville, S.C. Only two decades ago, this same church was set on fire by the KKK. The town of Greeleyville is only an hour north of Charleston, South Carolina, the city in the Black Belt South where white supremacist Dylan Roof murdered 9 African Americans at Emanuel AME church on the evening of June 17th, 2015. Since the horrific white supremacist terror attack at Emanuel AME, 6 African American churches have been on fire, with only 3 not including Mount Zion AME being investigated by the Feds as arson attempts and others still under investigation.

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