Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/14/20

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week.

Notable Events of the Week:

  • “Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday picked Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate, a historic decision that elevates the first Black woman and first Asian American woman to run for vice president at a moment when the country is grappling with its racial past and future.” Washington Post
  • “President Trump said Thursday that he does not want to fund the U.S. Postal Service because Democrats are seeking to expand mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic, making explicit the reason he has declined to approve $25 billion in emergency funding for the cash-strapped agency.” Washington Post
  • “As Hong Kong began to absorb the gravity of a new national-security law forced upon it by Beijing, Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, told a reporter that the city’s residents needn’t worry. The city’s Basic Law, its mini-constitution, she said last month, “clearly stated” that the “people of Hong Kong should be able to continue to enjoy the freedom of speech, freedom of press, of publications, protest, assembly and so on.” Lam was reiterating what she had told the United Nations a day earlier. … But today, Jimmy Lai, a media tycoon who runs the popular prodemocracy newspaper Apple Daily, was arrested at his home and perp-walked by police through his own newsroom, his hands handcuffed behind his back as dozens of officers swarmed the building, rummaging through files and reporters’ desks.” The Atlantic

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

Black Lives Matter:

Kamala, Joe, And The Fissures In The Base (Gene Demby, Code Switch)

Protests and the Pandemic with Michele Norris (Michelle Obama Podcast)

It’s time to change the way the media reports on protests. Here are some ideas. (Kendra Pierre-Louis, Nieman Lab)

Best Of: America’s Caste System / The Decline Of Local News (Isabel Wilkerson, Fresh Air)

‘Caste’ Argues Its Most Violent Manifestation Is In Treatment Of Black Americans (Hope Wabuke, NPR Book Review)