“21 Things Black Men Don’t Hear Often Enough” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 21 Things Black Men Don’t Hear Often Enough http://t.co/k5a2MNisc3

Eliciana Nascimento [ElicianaN] @KinteSpace thanks very much. I also appreciate the article you wrote about my work. Much blessings.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Video: Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes [Short Film] – Okayplayer Okayplayer http://t.co/3xSSFyskIO

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Harmony Korine on Kids: ‘It would be impossible to make… http://t.co/jfYrLEM9DA

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “I Am Not Nonviolent”: New Nina Simone Film Captures Singer and Activist’s Uncompromising Voice http://t.co/9Pb3WRq8be

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Teenagers shot at close range after high speed police chase [in Brazil] http://t.co/FFsbj6Y63U

the kinte space [KinteSpace] there will be a Brazilian-style “racial harmony” in the United States ..the white supremacist south will teach the north

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Young, gifted and blocked: Meet the young people denied student loans in Britain http://t.co/YiwdwTP2Cg

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Innocent man wrongly imprisoned for 25 years gets $6.25m compensation http://t.co/75cX33xefV

Anti_Intellect [Anti_Intellect] Future Black engineers are taking their start at FAMU! #HBCU http://t.co/Eq9nz3D5FV

Black History Heroes [HistoryHeroes] 1961, MS: Janice Jackson & others Tougaloo Nine arrested for reading in whites only library. http://t.co/DnoQwbR36q http://t.co/R4G13cgWa5

ghetto intellectual™ [kzshabazz] #AfroAsia “Portraits of community of Indians/Pakistanis of African origin” http://t.co/dKIUo1dnS5 http://t.co/O9ohtVRpZ5

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Overcooked Vegan – Episode 02 https://t.co/EyOhFf0NZg via @megafunkmega

blicqer [blicqer] [WATCH] Black Women In Tech: Hadiyah Mujhid @Hadiyahdotme @Blavity @BlackEnterprise https://t.co/1wIubSMRkb http://t.co/U0oMQYymvP

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] “This is my promised third column in a series about the effect of H-1B visa abuse on U.S.” #Cringely http://t.co/QOJRSoWHv7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] With Eyes Towards A Liberated Homeland, Exiled Sahwaris Build Lives In Harsh Camps http://t.co/n0TwGsCcRP

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Faking Black Identity: An American Tradition http://t.co/I72yiqeXqp

Independent US [IndyUSA] US admits it carried out race-based experiments to test impact of mustard gas on US soldiers http://t.co/jSv0BB12Ea http://t.co/Bj8jiij5B7

boneystarks [BoneyStarks] Lyndon B Johnson used to refer to the civil rights bill as “the nigger bill” – cut the shit.

Maria Popova [brainpicker] Visionary vintage children’s book celebrates space exploration and diversity http://t.co/lSNszS7btb http://t.co/TKNTWkLBBj

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Batman: Arkham Knight for PC pulled from Steam and retailers due to bugs http://t.co/5EXRmKpx9O

the kinte space [KinteSpace] This early European’s jaw suggests his great-great-grandparent was a Neanderthal http://t.co/ORHRzkIIDq

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Blender map travel animation @megafunkmega http://t.co/zYYYWHwcK2

The Independent [Independent] These are the 10 most violent countries in the world http://t.co/6zwaY4sRsW http://t.co/baOgCz8oIl

the kinte space [KinteSpace] super-fine Angela Basset stars in a video game: Rainbow Six Siege – E3 2015 https://t.co/1rHBpqJnTG

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Podcasts Are Saving NPR http://t.co/YEooxedN4i

“How Dope’s Director Made a Teen Flick for the Internet Age” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How Dope’s Director Made a Teen Flick for the Internet Age http://t.co/71uthC9BGb

Pacific Standard [PacificStand] “Just saying somebody is crazy isn’t sufficient.” An expert on racism analyzes #DylannRoof http://t.co/J7Y1tZoZdl http://t.co/0v2oQnMKC4

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Dylann Roof’s friend: Charleston church ‘wasn’t primary target’ http://t.co/f6AN7j0pkx

the kinte space [KinteSpace] View These Agonizing Photos of Italian Police Rounding Up Migrants in Africa http://t.co/RLI0aAcwt5

THE LIBERATOR [liberatormag] “Racism keeps you explaining your reason for being. There will always be one more thing.” https://t.co/RqRu8jR9m6 http://t.co/s3tYcOaIoy

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Watch these Black millennials explain why being Black is the number one crime in America http://t.co/vLGTIU9zg5

THE LIBERATOR [liberatormag] Frantz Fanon’s “Black Skin White Masks” (Ch. 4 / Inferiority Complex) » The Liberator Magazine http://t.co/y6XixX8GVD http://t.co/P6dFZ80jUe

The Black Fish [theblackfishorg] We recently presented a report linking illegal fishing to organized crime to the UN. Download the full report here: http://t.co/q2UFFLwksX

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Dominican Republic’s “Ethnic Purging”: Edwidge Danticat on Mass Deportation of Haitian Families http://t.co/scVUMo8mcg

Mikki Kendall [Karnythia] Getting rid of guns in the US (which is impossible by the way) won’t do anything about the racism that triggered this attack.

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] North America’s first black president, Vicente Guerrero, predates Obama by 180 years | theGrio http://t.co/EOL5tJQZK9 via @theGrio

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] William Pajaud, curator of Golden State Mutual art collection, water colorist, cool old dude, died Tuesday 2 months b4 90th birthday. Fly on

Avi: That's Not Me. [Femininja4Q] NAACP stopped being for black people long time ago. https://t.co/0Xi7wdfTUd

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Corita Kent’s distinct pop of art-activism on view at a Pasadena show http://t.co/SZfe2mVBsv

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] I just liked “Emory Douglas: The Art of The Black Panthers” on @Vimeo: https://t.co/jXkiflvZ52

Another Africa [another_africa] A sonic response to the call Why Africa? Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung from SAVVY Contemporary brings the levels… http://t.co/qRsoE0ohFM

the kinte space [KinteSpace] David Adjaye on His New Line of Textiles for Knoll http://t.co/3L72EyWuug

Afshin Rattansi [afshinrattansi] Jacques Derrida interviews #OrnetteColeman / “Sound has a much more democratic relationship”… http://t.co/fhfJlBkdP4

the kinte space [KinteSpace] MARY AFI USUAH “Ekpenyong Abasi” http://t.co/oAIlVQsJs3

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Neil Young tells Donald Trump: don’t use my song http://t.co/ybz012HReW

Ms Pat [ComedienneMsPat] Did You Know……. http://t.co/wGeBCVV0xd

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Regina King is the only name out there that should consider playing Nina Simone.

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] Checking out “FEATURE: “#BlackVegansRock -100 Black Vegans to Check Out”” on AFROPUNK: http://t.co/8Qbq9Xm2ST

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Africa’s Ancient Trees, Surrounded by a Blanket of Stars http://t.co/v8207vTOAi

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Star Citizen Alpha 11.2 tutorial http://t.co/vxTVYuUdfb

Engadget [engadget] Bacteria-powered folding batteries could power paper biosensors: http://t.co/M12DWJvvCj

Mother Jones [MotherJones] The AMA just voted to end personal belief exemptions to vaccines. http://t.co/fFOH4w9iRy http://t.co/7tzmI3yYkr

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Amazon deal brings 12,000 Marvel comics to the Kindle store http://t.co/n6tkdtOR3T

“The Always Passionate Haile Gerima Talks His Latest…” and other Twinks…

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] Watch: The Always Passionate Haile Gerima Talks His Latest, “Black New Wave” in Cinema & More http://t.co/S9EC5wJuky http://t.co/KVidAqjYiG

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Haile Gerima – Yetut Lij, Indiegogo and Defending One’s Imagination (Wor… https://t.co/JdpaWZSKfU via #reelblack

Tribeca [TribecaFilmFest] American Black Film Festival line-up looks pretty dope. Our recommendations: http://t.co/xudHhZcJGm @ABFF @dopemovie http://t.co/dbweeEuEul

Rebecca Enonchong [africatechie] Meet the African Angel Investor: Tomi Davies @TomiDee http://t.co/bMCzLN4n3l

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Shady Characters Have Infiltrated the Art World: Servais http://t.co/vJiiX8WdC1 @another_africa

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Seeing Ornette Coleman http://t.co/NXn6gEw4C3

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Hollywood Sets Up Its Lady Superheroes to Fail http://t.co/KY6opYyHgP

The Black Fish [theblackfishorg] We recently presented a report linking illegal fishing to organized crime to the UN. Download the full report here: http://t.co/q2UFFLwksX

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Mexico’s Ugly Ocean Trash, Transformed Into Treasure http://t.co/OPZcMpiLMH

Dave Winer ? [davewiner] Uber, at least in Seattle, has drivers who smoke in their cars, and can’t use a GPS. http://t.co/HahTJBEVuh

Dr Shini Somara [shinisomara] A #supermarket of the #future that provides you with info, when you reach for something off the… https://t.co/FRHQDYlnuL

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Humans passed through Lebanon on their way from Africa to Europe http://t.co/N9xQLz6MEW

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Hey, Siri, which gene pools thrive under patriarchal imperialism?

Jeff Atwood [codinghorror] Number one communication tip for dudes: stop trying to fix the “problem” in conversation. Do not even try. That only makes it worse.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] What the Chinese saying ‘The ugly wife is a treasure at home’ actually means http://t.co/D2uRdCj4rs

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 15-yr.-old becomes youngest black pilot to fly cross-country [from Compton] http://t.co/vWJ2SMbdmB @avaetc

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Chicago High School Valedictorian Gets Over $3 Million in Scholarships http://t.co/ctKxI2p8Zi

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Meet Sada Mire: the First Somali Archeologist known to the World http://t.co/69kHhUvLGo via @AfricaSpeaks4

Democracy Now! [democracynow] UPDATE: Court Again Blocks Release of Albert Woodfox, Held 42 Years in Solitary Confinement http://t.co/XmSK7ieJLM http://t.co/0hZmHVvG47

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Help make it happen for South LAs 1st Organic Produce Market on @indiegogo http://t.co/mHVKwRagsa

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Some California farmers will face water restrictions for the first time since 1977 http://t.co/KFbfkI9CJ1

The Verge [verge] Vaccines in the ’60s made people more likely to develop chlamydia — and now we know why http://t.co/a69u0ZhuH2 http://t.co/vnc8A2H1dh

the kinte space [KinteSpace] a Russian (?) time-traveling puzzle game my children will probably not play http://t.co/Di8JVuh0Vl

Flippant remarks about my birthday and Kwame Turé…

So it’s my birthday here on Earth as it is in the kinté space. The kinté space? Yes. This website is the very, very likely oldest, continually-running, Black/African cultural force on the Internet. I think there are about two ways to look into this: my kinté hits page and the Internet archive, its Wayback Machine.

InternetArchive.org: Wayback Machine for KinteSpace.com

The Blog in which these words appear, the rasx() context, dates back to 2005—so, again, one of the oldest Black/African voices on the Internet. —Why all of this “bragging” when my attendance at the last Blogging While Brown conference in Los Angeles went completely unnoticed?

When I turned 21 (in the 1990s), I was “bragging” about how the LAPD—or some other gang—had not murdered me. I knew the stats—the leading cause of death for Black men—and I was openly proud that all the wise ancestors that produced me survived all of the obstacles deliberately put in place.

My people perish for lack of knowledge. We all need to know the stats and we need to “brag” more and more about how we survive and sometimes thrive in what Chuck D called the “anti-nigger machine” or deeper still “intellectual Vietnam.”

The reason why a project like the kinté space would go unnoticed (especially here in the Americas) is because it is not a business. In Black Enterprise terms, the kinté space is like a very, very badly run 1980s bookstore with a dusty display in the shop window that looks abandoned but every now and then the neighborhood kids noticed a few display items moved around on the slatwall as they skateboard to the bus stop (okay, to be fair: lately, it’s been about 50,000 “neighborhood kids” a month).

Another way to look at the kinté space is like a really, really obscure house of couture. The house is run by seamstress that does work-for-hire sewing for other people—other more famous, financially wealthy people. Yes, I am that couture seamstress. I even have my own website with notes about threads. But I don’t own an overpriced fragrance that can make up for the money spent on runway shows.

Amazon.com product

“Huh?”

“What is he talking about?”

Here’s my point: yes, it’s my birthday and I am older than most Black people who care to use the Internet properly. I understand that sometimes I am treated like “the old man at the club” in that Chris Rock joke. Instead of staying in my little world I research what is going on in other worlds. My research encourages me to continue badly-running kintespace.com until I am unable to do so. I have a few new ideas on the way and would like to try them out in near future.

When the kintespace.com is as popular as netnoir.com was or bossip.com has recently been then you know there has been foundational shift in Black world culture. The balance of power between the political/aesthetical poles of Haiti and the Dominican Republic has shifted back to Haiti, you dig?

“Huh?”

Next stop: Kwame Turé. He died when he was 57. I look forward to my 57th year, “bragging” about not being murdered by kale stalks in a kinté space future…

“African Liberation Movements in Cairo” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] African Liberation Movements in Cairo http://t.co/zAbqHIagVz

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Luxor bomb: Should tourists still visit Egypt? http://t.co/SD9YhCgspW

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] Why Adults and Children Learn Language Differently http://t.co/1CDMfHdmUA http://t.co/fALM21Kv9T

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Yoruba101: The Lagos-Based Yoruba Learning App In Photos http://t.co/X4sIuh4aXi via @okayafrica

Àsà (culture) [Genii_Games] @KinteSpace thanks for sharing our #Yoruba101 app. Check out other language teaching apps and folktale apps here http://t.co/BcWjQ6MP6m

Damian Madray [themadray] A look at the future of design through the lens of filmaking: http://t.co/iORvskGg7h

the kinte space [KinteSpace] On the Meaning of the Timbuktu Manuscripts http://t.co/jhCUsR4vS4

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 22 Books by Black Authors to Add to Your Beach Bag This Summer http://t.co/4Zj0FIOnAV

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 23 Black Podcasts You Should Add to Your Playlist http://t.co/PT16s9FpbJ

The Verge [verge] Watch this new trailer for Adrift, which looks like Gravity: the game http://t.co/hoKi5ISURQ http://t.co/yuRuLfNZCH

the kinte space [KinteSpace] top 10 survival games according to another guy http://t.co/NFi0B00pXR

the kinte space [KinteSpace] top 10 indie games according to some guy http://t.co/TEgSXraeNk

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The post-apocalyptic dimensional space of Native video game design http://t.co/hTdrwbGuAl

the kinte space [KinteSpace] review of Gayle Jones, her CORREGIDORA http://t.co/HvpiKSFsiv #frenchiedee

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks on her 98th birthday http://t.co/fMUFMJZW6k

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Matt Damon has fun with his crew in first teaser for Ridley Scott’s The Martian http://t.co/STNBkIqCAp

the kinte space [KinteSpace] .@ElicianaN is it ignorant of me to ask are you related to Abdias do Nascimento? http://t.co/zP7Bhghy0j

Eliciana Nascimento [ElicianaN] @KinteSpace no ignorant question. We are not related. He was a great Brazilian intellectual whom I wish was my father.

Abel Bel ??? ??®©™ [meetabel] Support Hail Gerima’s new film @YetutLijMovie on @Indiegogo. #YetutLij #ChildOf #Ethiopia https://t.co/JsRrnOhbUC http://t.co/6OfdAXzKcK

Althea Champagnie [Champagnie] Moses Cohen Henriques & Other Jewish Pirates Who Ruled the Caribbean http://t.co/aDfUl1YCQN http://t.co/0KhSIywTro

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Fact: In the first 24 days of 2015, police in the US fatally… http://t.co/GqfqxundRA

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Texas Police Terror: American Racism And Silence Of White Progressives http://t.co/eeOBpPTp7s

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Two innocent Black men that spent 30 Years In prison are finally pardoned http://t.co/Lngas0Vtqv

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Traumatized by 3 Years at Rikers Without Charge, Ex-Teen Prisoner Kalief Browder Commits Suicide http://t.co/GJ1ZnESTON

M. [modernlymicha] There comes a point in your 20’s where you just become exhausted. About everything really… things you’re doing/not doing, things you want

Tomthunkit™ [Tomthunkit] OK Police Officer Arrested For Raping 13 Black Women During Car Stops https://t.co/5ZhXBp4k2C http://t.co/wyLbuRupMl

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Remembering the Tulsa “Race Riot” of 1921 #KnowOurHistory http://t.co/I40FBnbHfh

farwz [farwzaz] one day I swear I’m gonna defeat capitalism in an ultimate battle to the death while little children cheer me on from the sidelines

Blacktradelines [Blacktradelines] RT IF YOU KNOW THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS MAP #BlackTwitter @ImModernAfrican #blacklivesmatter #KevinAllen http://t.co/5iNzQksHTN

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Poor children more generous than their rich counterparts, study finds http://t.co/TmLbdHTFY5

Another Africa [another_africa] Brutal honesty as Achille Mbembe asks “When we say “South Africa”, what does the term “Africa” mean? An idea, or… http://t.co/wGqqLe4G4z

Adil Najam [AdilNajam] #Diverse or #Divided? A revealing world mapped by ethnic differences. Based on solid research: http://t.co/prCn8XCfRP http://t.co/gIYyhpvcV2

Another Africa [another_africa] Another Africa is pleased to announce our partnership with Lettera Ventisette. Along with highlights from our… http://t.co/7MavAicbm9

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Apparently, Costco Sells More Organic Food Than Whole Foods http://t.co/hutVTQ6CXR

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness? http://t.co/ekFFHLVq4H

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 African food spots in NYC you have to try http://t.co/hSyDVGDika

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The secret is out: 10 African super foods you need to be eating and drinking right now | Mail & Guardian Africa http://t.co/Zllka8A34Z

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the healing powers of saffron tea http://t.co/k9v426LXXj

Lady Khadija [khadija19] “By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.” ~Ashanti #Proverb http://t.co/liJ0D1QV6E via @khadija19