“Arlene Wandera—DAK’ART 2014 [@DakArtBiennale]” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Arlene Wandera – DAK’ART 2014 http://t.co/LR2cm9CyNt @ArleneWandera @DakArtBiennale

LIBERATOR Magazine [liberatormag] The 60-year journey of the ashes of Alain Locke, father of the Harlem Renaissance http://t.co/ewzGkAqcYR

Another Africa [another_africa] Turning a pejorative on its head – “NDAWI TEY: FECC REKK? / ALL THEY DO IS DANCE?” campaign by photographer Nina… http://t.co/OaZMQ0M4NH

the rural juror. [themakeda] but I definitely think, on a micro level, there is something rebellious and vocal about your mere existence being an affront to conditioning

George Clinton [george_clinton] RT @ClassicAlbumSun: RT @madotie @MassiveAttackUK with funk legend @george_clinton in #Marseille yesterday. http://t.co/4kE73JqMrO

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Robin Williams – Inside The Actors Studio – FULL Video – YouTube https://t.co/pxSXRtr3OC

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Plot Notes present in sound sample – Mathematica Stack Exchange http://t.co/Inw24SgPKt

the kinte space [KinteSpace] tell me little girl what kind of little love under you? -‘Maxwell Street’ Jimmy Davis

African Proverbs [AF_Proverbs] When the brothers fight to the death, a stranger inherits their father’s estate. ~Proverb from the Ibo People of Nigeria

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs related to Ugandans – DNA – Reviews & Profiles – http://t.co/b53H564zVk http://t.co/OrQmIFJUQ7

Senebti Botanicals [SenebtiB] THE BLUEPRINT FOR BLACK POWER ~ DR AMOS WILSON: http://t.co/Lwio3DS5JX via @nubiahoodradio

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Poets Are Hurting | The Chimurenga Chronic http://t.co/Up0vgeM6bM

Another Africa [another_africa] Fact: There aren’t nearly enough good books on photography from Africa, making this project a worthwhile investment http://t.co/7fXgkWWs5a

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ojeikere, A Compelling Monograph on a Photographic Legend | Another Africa http://t.co/P49R1zb49n

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Recent additions to Netflix’s streaming library: Eve’s Bayou, Poetic Justice, Vampire in Brooklyn

Khemenut Wilhite [khemenut] I liked a @YouTube video http://t.co/n5AOS2kUN0 Rhythmic Gymnastics Paradise Peponi African Style Piano guys – montage

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] So Zapp & Roger’s “Computer Love” was years ahead of its time, painting a vision of the future, with online dating today and sh*t….

rolandsmartin [rolandsmartin] Amazing. Nearly every #NewsOneNow is talking Ray Rice but ignoring FEDERAL JUDGE Mark Fuller beating his wife. Wow.

Democracy Now! [democracynow] Report: Israel Unlawfully Coercing African Migrants to Leave http://t.co/QY8dLpY94t

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] What the Whole Foods-Monsanto connection really means « Jon Rappoport’s Blog http://t.co/yhJe8Wt8xx

Great folks found in Dakar: Camille Turner, @afrofuturist performance artist

Like the greed-filled rube that I am, when I go to an arts festival in Africa, I expect to speak to hundreds of artists. After actually doing it, I realize that I really, really don’t speak French and I failed to attend every DAK’ART 2014 vernissage—the meet-and-greets after sundown (I had an unreasonable fear of mosquitos—and they were out of season). So it turns out that, within my fortnight abroad, I had only one, non-interview-related conversation with an artist—that artist was Camille Turner. It also turns out that a conversation with Camille Turner might actually be worth travelling halfway around the world to have. Here is Camille performing Miss Canadiana in 2011:


Not only is she graceful, intelligent, stunning and engaging, Camille’s journalistic coverage of DAK’ART 2014 in Blog posts and pictures was far better than mine as well—because sisters from Canada are awesome! (Most of my human contact in the form of interesting conversation in Dakar was completely dominated by Afro-Jamaican-Canadian women.) During our much cherished conversation, Camille showed me stills from what I now know as her performance called “The Final Frontier”—it is a wonderful, 21st-century variation of P-Funky specially-designed Afronauts, capable of funkatizing galaxies (with Dogon Spanish-Castle Magic):

Granada, Spain at Alhambra palace.

Since Camille surely has interesting meetings all of the time (in contrast to my 18 years locked down in corporate America), it may help to remind her where I met her, just in case she has time to read this: I met Camille on the day my hotel swimming pool closed down. I walked to Camille’s hotel (based on the desk recommendation) and met her sitting in the lobby. I recognized her from a previous meeting and quickly basked in her warmth for an incredible 30 minutes or so until some intense professorial-looking guy showed up clearly to meet her in the lobby (see what I mean!). After a few soulful niceties were exchanged by all, I went on to my midday pool time. Thanks Camille!

“The journey of a performance artist who danced for Nelson Mandela and the age of 8 [@another_africa]” and other Twinks…

Another Africa [another_africa] The journey of a performance artist who danced for Nelson Mandela and the age of 8, now tours with Die Antwoord… http://t.co/Tt9A6DTXny

Another Africa [another_africa] @KinteSpace Thank you for the kind mention http://t.co/e1ygDLk4bJ

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @another_africa you and yours are very welcome!

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Nnabagereka | The Nnabagereka(Queen) of Buganda Kingdom http://t.co/IZKuoiAUNa

Dr. Vandana Shiva [drvandanashiva] “The history of every nation is eventually written in the way in which it cares for its #soil.” Roosevelt in 1930’s during #DustBowl

the kinte space [KinteSpace] before the word went mainstream in the 1930s, “hobo” referred to “hoe boys”, young, Black, teenaged farming migrant workers ..never “lazy”

Channing Tatyummm [JustMuteMeNow] This is a thing? RT @BreeDaAuraGod: Who don’t attend unmarried couples baby showers

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Femininja4Q it means u are surrounded by secular materialists, keeping it “real” firmly in the box 😒

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Femininja4Q Frida Kahlo kept an inner world for herself, a colorful journal that surely made her smile ..and she got laid too ..two wombs😜

Sarah Okafor ✌️ [Femininja4Q] @KinteSpace i like this!

Yaba Blay [fiyawata] everybody needs a good friend like me…including me. #notestomyself http://t.co/CMbe1wDcoN

BabyThot Salomè [Tazabelle_] You can be sure of 3 things in this life; death, taxes & white feminists continuing to be utter putrid trash.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] !@Tazabelle_ it goes all the way back to Ida B. Wells dealing with Susan B. Anthony 😂

Erika Maye [erikasway] New CDC study finds 1 in 5 women are raped. And those are only the ones that were reported. http://t.co/mY165ktvoR

Rosebell Kagumire [RosebellK] Interesting video on how wd people react to a victim of #HumanTrafficking done by @OIM_Colombia #Colombia http://t.co/fooNBoQ42H

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Rebel Architecture – The architecture of violence – YouTube https://t.co/mPi19KCtL4

Africa is a Country [AfricasaCountry] Most South Africans lived unremarkable lives within the system of oppression just trying to make it to the next day. http://t.co/Tj8Vp6g3wb

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the presence of insects in your home is an ancient reminder to respect attention to detail, we are all dirty mufukkas

Calestous Juma [calestous] Reinventing Africa’s universities http://t.co/Blfk9Xd2EV by @calestous via @ajenglish

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the greatest “hacker” in the world is Louie Armstrong: tore that military marching band instrument up

LIBERATOR Magazine [liberatormag] Whispers in the wind / Malcolm X’s “Message to the Grassroots” » http://t.co/CUFryVlNYl

AfricanaStudyAbroad [AfricanaAbroad] Practice Africana semiotics. “@imaniperry: @MaliqMatthew @marclamonthill Not sure, besides having discussions. Language matters” @EdAsante77

AfricanaStudyAbroad [AfricanaAbroad] .@KinteSpace ingenious reconstruction of di English dem!!!

Great folks found in Dakar: Luc DaSilva, xaritufoto.org

Like a character in a classic Hollywood, like Casablanca, the Senegalese house of cuisine, Restaurant Le Bideew, played the backdrop of yet another memorable meeting. The French conversation at the next table eventually came our way and I found Luc DaSilva, president of XARITU FOTO, presiding over a world-class collection of photography. He was extremely gracious and generous, showing me photos of Louis Armstrong (with Luc’s father), Josephine Baker and a host of classic luminaries:

Luc daSilva: XARITU FOTOLuc daSilva: XARITU FOTOLuc daSilva: XARITU FOTOLuc daSilva: XARITU FOTOLuc daSilva: XARITU FOTOLuc daSilva: XARITU FOTO

Translated by Google: “Nonprofit organization, founded August 31, 2010 in Dakar, Senegal, XARITUFOTO ‘Friends of the picture’ promotes [the] African photographer in his relationship to the memory and history of Africa.”

“…the new digitally remastered edition of ILLUSIONS by @JulieDash” and other Twinks…

Women Make Movies [womenmakemovies] WMM is excited to release the new digitally remastered edition of ILLUSIONS by @JulieDash! http://t.co/tqBm1ZavK5 http://t.co/HOe2JTsJre

The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag] Melvin Van Peebles the ‘original badasssss’, actor and screenwriter was born today in 1932 http://t.co/QdYJdJPNnj http://t.co/2Qw98YIsEp

Another Africa [another_africa] #OpenCall Photographers, Artists, Collectives & Institutions for Cabo Verde Int’l Photography Festival Submit by 9/22 http://t.co/EhDjg09RVc

Leche Con Quick [InsurgentPrieta] How Guela danced in her streets ;-) http://t.co/YW8n2e9tGH

Mother Jones [MotherJones] Here’s What Happens to Police Officers Who Shoot Unarmed Black Men http://t.co/OLv9ARaYOz

Africa is a Country [AfricasaCountry] “Black Rage” >> @MsLaurynHill dedicates new song to the people of #Ferguson, MO. #MikeBrown #PoliceState https://t.co/x39Yiy14bd

ShordeeDooWhop [Nettaaaaaaaa] The police have raided the church we were at last night and took ALL the supplies that were donated to give protesters.

Pontsho Pilane [Pontsho_Pilane] One thing I will say is: young black women are out here doing things. Like, proper things!

VanguardMagazine [MissVanguard] @panashechig there is a bit of push back by mainstream feminism against womanism and intersectionality because it questions their privilege

Andrea Reimer 惠綺文 [andreareimer] Death of teen renews calls for inquiry into missing aboriginal women /via @globeandmail http://t.co/ebLze6fO7h

Olivia Solon [olivia_solon] Russia wants Bulgarians to stop vandalizing Soviet monuments to look like superheroes: http://t.co/wqYQDtrOke http://t.co/G63vOF70Lv

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “daily affirmation” will be less ego-bound and bourgeois as African-descendant folks increase respect for our heritage of woman wisdom

RiPPa [RippDemUp] The historic and uneven decline in teen births:   New evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Pr… http://t.co/HNNiEwFpYT #p2

j kolade [jujuwoman] Photo: (via voodooeyez, motherearthfathersky) http://t.co/5UzcBCkuYP

Afroink [afroink] Stolen statues returned 2 Nigeria from Britain after 117 years…many more outstanding http://t.co/XiITViwEg3

Mad Black Woman [MadBlackWoman] 18 Stunning Photos Of Black Women At Work During World War II http://t.co/8TrYlkHcjZ

Erika Maye [erikasway] My blackness is not a weapon. #Ferguson #HandsUp #DontShoot http://t.co/U6soWD37FY

hannibaltabu [hannibaltabu] Police helicopter just shone a light in on my sleeping daughters. Again. #burneverything

Medical Daily [medicaldailycom] The Health Consequences Of Driving To Work Each Day http://t.co/3H8QWVLYcc http://t.co/K9qEso9w4V

Anil Dash [anildash] Some days, even I can’t deal with multimillionaire white tech guys trolling me before 9am about their contempt for black people. I’m tired.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Fantastically Wrong: Why People Were Terrified of Nighttime Air Until the 1900s | Science | WIRED http://t.co/9KCZViQlsz

the kinte space [KinteSpace] it makes sense to me that the word “Moor” and “morose” are so similar..how would you feel in living memory of the fall of Alhambra?

Another Africa [another_africa] Deo Kyakulagira’s photographs complicate various accounts of Uganda during the Amin regime. #photography #uganda http://t.co/YzDBdEACsC

the kinte space [KinteSpace] . @OfBlackCulture melanin is throughout the body..there’s even neuro-melanin..the mass majority of the universe is dark matter..

AfricanEmpress [OfBlackCulture] @KinteSpace Thank you for spreading the knowledge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @ipetisut it is an error to write in Roman lettering things a Roman would never understand..ISMU (symbols) are not alphabetical

Nnedi Okorafor, PhD [Nnedi] The number of times my tweets are taken out of context seems to be increasing. >_<. Ppl are lazy.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] when writing “MAAT” remember that the language you are using is not designed for what you are trying to say

the kinte space [KinteSpace] some ancient languages don’t have a word like “bad” because life was never meant to be so “bad” a word would be needed for it

Democracy Now! [democracynow] Activist: Decades After 1968 Urban Uprisings, Key Economic and Race Issues Remain Unresolved http://t.co/XurTKkXAiV http://t.co/E4CjvWaquO

Kim Moore [SoulRevision] Here are lists of ppl to follow that are in #Ferguson Residents/activists: http://t.co/y194FwqDf2 Journalists: http://t.co/3zluSFxfMf

Andrei Taranuta [diusha] “The garbage that could kill the whole human race” by Bucky McMahon https://t.co/YKoFGtAmUS

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Yolonda Ross, LisaGay Hamilton on Work, Artistry in ‘Go For Sisters’ (Now on DVD, VOD, Itunes) http://t.co/yWnFlxWfsy http://t.co/dHvw7cvS1a