AndreHernandez [andre_andre_007] US declines in internet freedom ratings, thanks to net neutrality repeal and fake news – TechCrunch [shareitpcdownload.com]

Bloomberg [business] A Canadian pharmaceuticals executive and his wife were strangled in their home.

Nobody knows who did it or why, but everyone has a theory [bloom.bg]

Pan-African Alliance  [PanAfricanUnity] Rent in Kumasi Ghana for a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, fully furnished home is US $315. Compare that to $1,449 on average for the Atlanta suburbs. Thats why Kumasi made our top 5 travel list. For the other 4 cities on our list, check out [goo.gl][twitter.com]

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] [WATCH] Activists Take Back The Street Named After The Black Mayor Who Bombed MOVE [colorlines.com] via @Colorlines

michaelharriot [michaelharriot] Sure, the President might be a Russian spy but I feel like no one is looking at the bright side…

At least he’s a DUMB spy.

Pedro Noguera [PedroANoguera] Let’s acknowledge the contributions of Jim Banks to education: “The Father of Multicultural Education is retiring after 50 years. [magazine.washington.edu]

June Edmonds [JuneCarol_E] “Easter Islander asks British Museum to return statue of ancestor in emotional speech” [twitter.com]

David Bowles (Ocēlōtōn in Tlamatini) [DavidOBowles] I often read this question: “Why is Mexico spelled ‘México’ in Spanish, especially if in Nahuatl Mēxihco was pronounced [me: SHIʔ ko]? What’s up with that ‘x’?”

The answers given are usually partially right or totally wrong.

Guess what? I’m going to explain it to you. 1/???

Suede Santoro [suede_santoro] San – Morocco, North Africa
The oldest homosapien bones were found in Morocco belonging to the San around 300,000 years old. [twitter.com]

Sankofa TravelHer [SankofaTravelHr] In January 1856, Margaret Garner and her family escaped from KY to cross the OH but was captured. Margaret killed her daughter, than have her return to slavery. The book “Beloved” by Toni Morrison is based on the true story of Margaret Garner. [twitter.com]

The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag] Under aerial attack, Doris Miller saw an abandoned Browning .50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun on deck and immediately decided to fly in the face of segregation and military rules to help defend his ship and country. [upworthy.com]#PearlHarbor#blackhistory[twitter.com]

Najee Ali [NajeeAli] Denise Harlins the Aunt of Latasha Harlins has died. I can’t stop crying. I lost a dear friend and fellow activist. Denise represented the best of South Central Always fighting for justice after her niece’s cold blooded murder.She was always resilient with courage — feeling sad

Vezuchiy Fanashnikov [fanamokoena] The post-Apartheid regime has not challenged the history taught in schools. They have not embarked on corrective history. Children are learning modified Apartheid history. How do you trust a history written by a system designed to oppress you and render you effectively inferior

The Public Archive [public_archive] “African American studies cannot thrive solely on Twitter, television and tales of Black aristocrats.” [tandfonline.com]

BBC News (UK) [BBCNews] Contaminated blood scandal: We are sorry, says government [bbc.in]

SludgeLiife [SludgeMAG] My meditation for the day:
The end of a matter is better than it’s beginning and patience is better than pride

Quanta Magazine [QuantaMagazine] From the archives: Physicists have begun to explore the idea that mass and length may not be fundamental properties of nature. The hypothesis could help to avoid the conclusion that our world is just a weird bubble in an endlessly foaming multiverse. [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Hubble [NASAHubble] Hubble is back!!! At 9:00 PM EDT last night the spacecraft was returned to normal science operations, and at 2:10 AM EDT today it completed its first science observations since October 5. For more details: [nasa.gov][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Download 67,000 Historic Maps (in High Resolution) from the Wonderful David Rumsey Map Collection [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Hear “Moby Dick” Read in Full by Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Tilda Swinton & More [goo.gl][twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] I also love this one: Scent of Flower- Sakaki Bakuzan [twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Explore an Interactive, Online Version of Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a 200-Year-Old Guide to the Colors of the Natural World [openculture.com] via @openculture

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Such a fantastic article. Thank you, ⁦@Comprehensophy0

The Illusion of Understanding [comprehensophy.org]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Currently rereading Wide Sargasso Sea. This is a good essay- Charlotte Brontë May Have Started the Fire, But Jean Rhys Burned Down the House [lithub.com] via @lithub

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject] Review: The artwork of Adrian Piper makes a stern proclamation: ‘Everything will be taken away’ [latimes.com]

KYLE A.B. [kyalbr] Hi, I’m me.

And when I found out film scholars announced today that they restored an **1898** microfilm they believe is the earliest cinematic depiction of African-American love

did you fucking think that I *wouldn’t* immediately score it using IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK? [twitter.com]

NYFA [nyfacurrent] Self-taught black artists are making their way into major museums thanks to @SoulsGrownDeep. More via @artnet: [news.artnet.com]

Ronke Lawal [ronkelawal] “Disneyland has been granted a US trademark over the words “Hakuna matata” vide registration number 27006605. Hakuna Matata is a Kiswahili slogan meaning no problem, no worries.”

Capitalism is one hell of a drug. [twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] They Couldn’t Find Beauty Tutorials for Dark Skin. So They Made Their Own. [nyti.ms]

Reelblack [Reelblack] Eddie Murphy’s First TV Appearance (1981) [youtu.be][instagram.com]

André Naffis-Sahely [anaffissahely] My favourite debut poetry collection of 2018 was ‘Citizen Illegal’ by @_joseolivarez. A pensive, powerful and perfectly sculpted portrait of a Chicano in Chicago. I fell in love with his ‘Mexican Heaven’ series. Perfect publisher for it too, well done @haymarketbooks ! [twitter.com]

twheidmusic [twheidmusic] Download 569 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art [openculture.com] via @openculture[twitter.com]

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] The History of the Legendary ‘Amen Break’, The Most Sampled Loop in Music History [laughingsquid.com][twitter.com]

Lisette Brodey [LisetteBrodey] The Art Institute of Chicago Puts 44,000+ Works of #Art Online: View Them in High Resolution [openculture.com] via @openculture[twitter.com]

Gon Ledezma Torres [gonharry] Download 15,000+ Free Golden Age Comics from the Digital Comic Museum [openculture.com] vía @openculture

Dave Kehr [dave_kehr] Streaming is about to suck even more so please consider spending the time and money you save on supporting your local archives, film programs and rep theaters. They are the last line of defense.

Tindi Ronnie chris [tindironnieart] #Shecycler Art of tindi Ronnie Chris @tindironnieart@Tindicolours[twitter.com]

ᔕTᑌᗪIO ᗩᑎᗩ ᗪ'ᗩᑭᑌᘔᘔO [studiodapuzzo] Dutch sculptor, Theo Jansen, has spent the last 28 years designing and building a series of wind-powered creatures called Strandbeests or ‘beach animals’ [marinabaysands.com][twitter.com]

Ava DuVernay [ava] “In an era when African Americans were rarely in TV writers’ rooms, Mumford was committed to crafting fully realized black characters and combatting easy stereotypes. He battled Hollywood ageism in recent years, but continued to pitch and write scripts.” [variety.com]

ᔕTᑌᗪIO ᗩᑎᗩ ᗪ'ᗩᑭᑌᘔᘔO [studiodapuzzo] The Waterfall #art#termitproject[twitter.com]

Chuck D [MrChuckD] Charlie Murphy was that same dude he acted in every performance… I had heard those stories for years before Chappelle Show . Best storyteller ever alongside my own brother Eric. Charles Murphy was the best curser on the planet earth #Roosevelt R.I.P.

Ben Green [benzevgreen] This from @nytimes is the best cartogram of the US I’ve seen. How we portray the US shapes our political imagination; given the representation disparities of the Senate and Electoral College, more than ever we need to depict the US in units of population rather than land. [twitter.com]

Darryl Dickson-Carr [ProfDarryl] @irinibus All of this. One very kind and generous former student said I was a “triple threat” at these things, but each has been a struggle. I was fortunate enough to have a middle manager for a father and admin jobs in my youth. The rest was and is a struggle.

AnthonyDuhGre8t [DuhGreat] There’s been Black Men at the academic level, like Dr. Curry who relentlessly talk about issues pertaining to Black boys and Men, sexual abuse being one of them. Ya’ll just don’t listen to anything pertaining to us unless a Black Woman or a White Liberal says it.

Chuck D [MrChuckD] I said long ago The USA Government protects Black on Black crime in fact waters the seeds with gasoline, thus we are witnessing a inner uncivil war in a desert. Test me if you think it aint…. #TheGovernmentsResponsible[twitter.com]

Dr. Asia Leeds [AsiaLeeds] White supremacy is genocidal. You do NOT have to love, make room for, or find middle ground with those who want you dead.

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] Black Americans still find inequality in homeownership [axios.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] “How White People Handle Diversity Training in the Workplace” | Robin DiAngelo [medium.com]

pedagogy in black [RenyTay] “How is it that the most cited book about black masculinity is by bell hooks and it has no citations” – Dr. Tommy Curry

Maya Dukmasova [mdoukmas] CONGRATULATIONS to @rejburns for winning the #AAN2018 investigative reporting award for her story on contract-for-deed home sales in Chicago. [chicagoreader.com] edited by @rsamer photography by Zakkiyyah Najeebah

Blair LM Kelley [profblmkelley] I’m not sure when we all decided that the best way for people to remember Dr. King was to JUST do a service project. I don’t mind the service, but when we fail to talk about his work, we are failing the day. King was not the head of service projects for a non-profit org.

Glory a.k.a #WellReadBlackGirl [guidetoglo] This. This. THIS. I’ve been taking care of my mother since I was 19-years old. I’m now in my 30s. All of my financial decisions are based on how can I support myself & my mama. Helping our parents is the typical narrative for millennials. And I live in NYC & love avocados [twitter.com]

Kylah L. Guion [KylahGuion] Y’all remember how Philando Castile was shot and killed? And how he had a properly registered and licensed weapon, notified officers of that and was still murdered? Then how the NRA didn’t rush to aid his family or push the story? Cause I do.

BBC News Africa [BBCAfrica] Discovering King Tutankhamun’s tomb: Harry Burton’s photographs [bbc.in]

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] The story of White Boy Rick, the teenage FBI informant turned coke kingpin [dazeddigital.com]

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] The Secret Network of Black Teachers Behind the Fight for Desegregation | The Atlantic [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]

BBC News Africa [BBCAfrica] The story of Ghanaian warrior queen Yaa Asantewaa and the fight for the Golden Stool – the first in our 8-part series about amazing African women who changed the world! [twitter.com]

Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr] Dr. @mariosesh reading Tomb of Harkuf, Old Kingdom administrator under Pepi II. Known as “1st explorer in world history,” went past the divide between the White and Blue Nile. Dr. Beatty, the finest Hieroglyphs teacher in the US, is Hery Seshta (Master of Secrets of Mdw Ntr). [twitter.com]

Suede Santoro [suede_santoro] Inside the Ethiopian Orthodox Chrirstians sacred church the Debre Birhan Selassie Church in Gondor. Christianity being apart of the region since circa 341 A.D. [twitter.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] Black Radicalism’s Complex Relationship with Japanese Empire [daily.jstor.org] via @JSTOR_Daily

Bath Spa University [BathSpaUni] Our very own Professor of History, @OlivetteOtele, joins @SadiahQureshi to discuss #race and #equality in the British historical profession with BBC @HistoryExtra: [historyextra.com]

Wendell Pierce [WendellPierce] I am my 93yr old father’s caregiver. He gave me life, an education, guided me towards opportunity, taught me a love of travel & wanderlust, fought for his country when his country fought against him, and he is a man of simple honor and deep love. He is my hero. Amos Pierce, Jr. [twitter.com]

Kehinde Andrews [kehinde_andrews] First date sold out, so we added another screening of the Psychosis of Whiteness screening in East London for March 23rd with @BlkHistStudies Get you’re ticket at [eventbrite.co.uk]

Genii Games [Genii_Games] Shona is an African language prodominantly spoken in Zimbabwe. Check out #Shona101 to learn the basics of Shona [geniigames.com]

Agility Health Tech [agilityht] .@CSHL has cut ties with #DNA scientist #JamesWatson and revoked all titles and honours conferred upon him after his inflammatory comments about race: [theguardian.com][twitter.com]

Obianuju Ekeocha [obianuju] The boldness of abortion-racism.
Black communities are being targeted by the abortion industry with black women 3times more likely to abort their babies than white women.

Yet,here is a billboard campaign to glamorize the killing of black babies.
Dear sisters,wake up & walk away. [twitter.com]

Clapperton Mavhunga [clappertonm] How Africans developed scientific knowledge of the deadly tsetse fly [news.mit.edu]

Sarah Kendzior [sarahkendzior] The best workaround I’ve found to Twitter’s horrible new algorithm is putting this in the search bar:

filter:follows -filter:replies include:nativeretweets

You will get your old chronological timeline back with no “likes” and with retweets from people you actually follow.

Sonia Gupta [soniagupta504] *Every single* report I have filed has resulted in a finding of no violation by @Twitter, @TwitterSafety, @TwitterSupport
Do you have a team of white supremacists reviewing these reports? That’s the only explanation I can come up with.

Sly Q. Jones [simplyslycc] Desalination Is Booming. But What About All That Toxic Brine? [dlvr.it][twitter.com]

Rachel Thomas [math_rachel] The tech industry is failing people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. My latest blog post: [medium.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media Is Changing Social Protest and Power [amazon.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America [amazon.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Joseph Heller’s Handwritten Outline for Catch-22, One of the Great Novels of the 20th Century [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] 93 Films Stanley Kubrick Really Liked [goo.gl][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] How Did Akira Kurosawa Make Such Powerful & Enduring Films? A Wealth of Video Essays Break Down His Cinematic Genius [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] See the Expansive Ruins of Pompeii Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before: Through the Eyes of a Drone [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] Ghanian AfroSurrealist David Alabo [africandigitalart.com][twitter.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] Latina Reads: 12 Haitian Women Authors To Make Room For On Your Bookshelves | @VirginiaIsaad[fierce.wearemitu.com]

Africa is a country [africasacountry] Go see “This is Congo,” the new documentary film about the political and economic crises in the DRC. This one is good. Very good. The film is narrated by a whistleblowing Congolese army officer (voiced by Isaac de Bankole). He is… [youtube.com]

Johnan 城南 Rotten [cyclepistols] Download Original Bauhaus Books & Journals for Free: Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy & More [openculture.com]@opencultureより [twitter.com]

Mark Bajkowski [mworkflow] Download Original Bauhaus Books & Journals for Free: Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy & More: [openculture.com]

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] ‘Nigerian-American author @Nnedi Okorafor writes a new set of comics that follow the genius as she leaves the lab to fulfill Black Panther’s responsibilities.’ [colorlines.com] via @Colorlines

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] ‘Kenya Barris, the A-list writer and producer behind the comedy “black-ish,” will part ways with ABC Studios in August — three years before his contract was set to expire — following creative differences.’ [nytimes.com]

Jake Rudh [JakeRudh] Bauhaus “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” … one of the most seminal singles in alternative music history was released on this day in 1979.

Included is my chat with Peter Murphy about the formation of the band and how they got their debut single “Bela” first aired. [m.soundcloud.com][twitter.com]

Mat Johnson [mat_johnson] I read this novel in draft: it was one of the greatest unpublished manuscripts I’ve read in 20 years- funny, insightful, brilliant. Truly special. Pre-order so you don’t forget. [twitter.com]

GirlTyler [sheistyler] These kids met Killmonger aka Michael B. Jordan. Don’t you tell me representation doesn’t matter. Black Panther is STILL out here changing lives and restoring a sense of wonder for black kids. [twitter.com]

Mark Vega [megavark] The Bleak Brilliance of Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novels [newyorker.com]

Jenn Sims [RavenclawSoc23] Anyone wanna talk about how discouraging it is to read yet another paper on your exact research topic that doesnt cite any of your published work? Anyone wanna talk about how much worse it feels when one of the authors knows your work yet apparently chose to ignore all of it

Lord Mike Mikeson [MikeKerklin] This mouth-controlled synthesizer is the wildest instrument I’ve ever heard [theverge.com]

José Luis Vila [Vis23VV] Are some chords more commonly used than others? [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] More young people reading, buying poetry: [blackpressusa.com] via @NNPA_BlackPress@BlackPressUSA

#Prisonculture [prisonculture] We’re in desperate need of more political education where people can sit together, read together, think together over a period of time. It builds community in so many ways and helps us to develop a vision in common. Few spaces like this exist for most people.

Kylah L. Guion [KylahGuion] I love boosting black men. Literally one of my fav past times.

Love y’all, thanks for being amazing.

Goddess ☥ [deyeskeyra] I will never refer to my man as my nigga and he bet not ever refer to me as his bitch. Why y’all be letting that slide?? Makes me cringe

Marcus [marcusjdl] Hard-pressed Amazon workers in Scotland sleeping in tents near warehouse to save money [independent.co.uk]

LAist [LAist] Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District initiated a strike early Monday morning, a work stoppage that affects roughly 480,000 public school students and their parents. We’re covering the strike here: [laist.com][twitter.com]

Nadra Nittle [NadraKareem] Day 4 of #LAUSDStrike and what may be the heaviest day of rain. Teachers on the picket line are sore. One used her FitBit yesterday and found she’d walked 10 miles — uphill in DTLA. No rain tomorrow, but marching in the downpour hasn’t been easy. #UTLAStrong

Lawrence Gilliam [lgrhythm] @mrsngilliam @azlavegan Great to see neighbors stopping by and offering support (and donuts and coffee). #UTLAStrike#Red4Ed#UTLAStrikeDay2[twitter.com]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [AOC] How can the GOP expect all TSA & other workers to reliably show up without a paycheck?

Workers rely on services like childcare and transit to work in the first place. Those services don’t take IOUs.

It’s not that workers “refuse” to work w/o a paycheck. Without pay, many can’t. [twitter.com]

𝙲𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚍 [Cinemacked] “Over her 23-year career in tennis, Serena Williams has never tested positive for any illegal substance despite being tested significantly more than other professional tennis players, both male and female – in fact, four times more frequently than her peers.”

So…targeted then. [twitter.com]

Africa is a country [africasacountry] Displacing African Studies outside of Africa and emptying it of any transformative potential, obscures its revolutionary legacy and converts it into an impotent, banal field. [africasacountry.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Unquiet Women: From the Dusk of the Roman Empire to the Dawn of the Enlightenment [amazon.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Remarkable women through history HistoryExtra [historyextra.com]

Bex [bexdat] 《 The researchers found that liberal individuals were less likely to use words that would make them appear highly competent when the person they were addressing was presumed to be black rather than white. 》 [bit.ly]

Leila A. McNeill [leilasedai] Months ago I promised to write a take-down of Richard Feynman. Well, here it is. The science is not separate from the scientist. [thebaffler.com]

Francesco Santini [fsantini2015] Why so many of us wanted to believe in an ocean cleanup system that just broke [theverge.com] via @Verge

bertrand_bfp [bertrand_bfp] “Neural Networks and Philosophy of Language
Why Wittgenstein’s theories are the basis of all modern NLP” [lnkd.in][lnkd.in]

Patriot [Patriot66874185] The decline in U.S. life expectancy is unlike anything we’ve seen in a century [pops.ci] via @PopSci

Marion Teniade [mariontjohnson] Super dope idea — a nutrition label for algorithms. Algorithms aren’t bias-free, and those biases are often extremely harmful to Black folk. #Data4BlackLives[twitter.com]

Friedrich List [simulator8] ‘Alarming’ burnout is making doctors want to kill themselves – New York Post [nypost.com] via @GoogleNews

Mari-Liisa Varila [mlvarila] How beautiful! “The Embroidered Computer is an exploration into using historic gold embroidery materials and knowledge to craft a programmable 8 bit computer.” [ireneposch.net]

A2eTechnologies [A2eTechnologies] [a2etechnologies.com] : Insect Collapse: ‘We Are Destroying Our Life Support Systems’ [it.slashdot.org]

Nature is Amazing  [AMAZlNGNATURE] Majestic South Dakota tornadic supercell caught on camera by Marko Korosec [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] so, early 20th science showed that humanity was out of Africa, supporting Darwinian theories, but it also suggested that this humanity was gangsta, violent and a little rapey at its core [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] in the 1920s, anatomist Raymond Dart whipped up “the killer ape theory” whose faulty science influenced by the horrors of WWI form what most people—even self-described ‘black’ people—regard as “human nature” instead of social outcomes of patriarchy encased in imperialism [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] in the 1950s, the dramatism of Robert Ardrey mixed with the faulty science of Raymond Dart to literally strip the African origin of humanity of all of its innocence, effectively making African ”original sin” foundational and impossible for us to escape to this very day [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the 1961 book, *African Genesis* is the faulty scientifc foundation that allowed modern, self-described “atheists” to swallow the “original sin” concept under the guise of technical objectivity and provides a marketing tool for military industrialists to this very day [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Stanley Kubrick canonizes the justification for the aggressive asshole in his military-industrial masterpiece _2001: a space odyssey_, forming the basis for all science-fiction film villains to this very microsecond [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the calculus on the teeth of Australopithecus sediba proves that, like me, these apes were boring, vegetable-biased nerds very much unlike the gangsta killer apes the ladies love—and love to hate—and that’s why we can’t have nice things, kids [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Australopithecus africanus was falsely accused of using tools in order to have weapons which desaturates the colors the poetric imagery of white folks of all skin colors to this very second [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] whenever a police officer of the goddamn law murders an innocent Black child he can essentially quote Ardrey: “Not in innocence and not in Asia was mankind born.” so the white-1960s zeitgeist can accept that man came out of Africa but that man is an aggressive asshole [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Self-determination theory (SDT) is a macro theory of human motivation and personality that concerns people’s inherent growth tendencies and innate psychological needs. [en.wikipedia.org][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Kurt Vonnegut Diagrams the Shape of All Stories in a Master’s Thesis Rejected by U. Chicago [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Sneha Shetty [ThatPoetryGirl] We all know Oculus is incredible. If you haven’t read it yet, check out Dan Chiasson’s thoughts on it: [newyorker.com]

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] Overlooked No More: Amrita Sher-Gil, a Pioneer of Indian Art | The New York Times [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]

The Lunettes [TheLunettes] Edward Hopper’s Iconic Painting Nighthawks Explained in a 7-Minute Video Introduction [buff.ly] via @openculture[twitter.com]

ArtsJournal [ArtsJournalNews] Editing Marcel Proust Was A Nightmare (Especially After He Died):

“Proust composed by an immensely complex process of writing and rewriting, weaving together passages sometimes composed years apart, filling his margins with additions and, when the margi… [bit.ly]

Hari Ziyad [HariZiyad] Y’all so not only is “This is America” an anti-Black mess, it’s a COMPLETE rip off (they’ve never spoken and he has not been compensated) of this rapper’s far better work (link in comments) [twitter.com]

amy cotler [locavoreway] What a lovely replacement. Flowers instead of pesticides. I saw poppies between rows of grapevines in California. Where have you seen this? [positive.news]

City of New York [nycgov] Registration opens for Schomburg Center’s 7th annual Black Comic Book Festival: [on.nypl.org]@nypl[twitter.com]

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] Directions to Johnny B. Goode’s Place [laughingsquid.com][twitter.com]

Sally Wilton [sallywilts] @SebHyatt @simonjohnw We had a problem with my historian husband’s books and I solved it with shelves high up and out of the way throughout the flat. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] semiautomatic (Wesleyan Poetry Series) [amazon.com] by Evie Shockley [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sabrina [amazon.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sabrina (French Edition) [amazon.com][twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] I flaked the mehndi paste off after the party and the remaining markings were orange. Overnight they have darkened [twitter.com]

#Prisonculture [prisonculture] Yup *Civility* is the *Do Not Disturb Sign* of those removed from the actual impacts of oppression and tyranny.

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] Africa’s tourism boards market to nearly everyone but black tourists [qz.com] via @qzafrica

Cindy Gallop [cindygallop] When I say there are not enough aspirational relationship role models represented in popular culture of today’s relationship: a partnership of equals – this is the kind of thing I mean: @TaylorLorenz@theatlantic Instagram Husbands Are No Longer Ashamed [theatlantic.com][twitter.com]

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] To the best of my research, I uncover very fundamental aspects of African religions. They all describe God as a fighting God not as a passive God who allows a lie to rest unchallenged. It grapples with existential problems and does not claim to be the religion of absolutes.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 You should follow up with @son_of_malcolm with your response to the Bello lecture; Sister Bello may change your original statement one common thread is not about the “one god” imperial conquest deal—it is about a family of abstract principles anthropromorphized

“I Aint No Jr Brother” [son_of_malcolm] @KinteSpace @Ajairah1 I like the way your phrased that. Mind if I steal it?

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @son_of_malcolm @Ajairah1 sure: ain’t no thang

Henri Bailey [henribailey] Residents, business owners protest large rent increases in Inglewood [abc7.com] via @abc7

Kamala Harris [KamalaHarris] When you’re struggling to make ends meet because you’re living paycheck to paycheck, have bills that are due, rent to pay, and kids to feed, you can’t afford to have even one paycheck come late.

That’s the reality for countless federal employees right now.

Heidi Shierholz [hshierholz] The “skills gap” was a lie! What many claimed was a skills gap was really just a lack of demand for workers. (And this is me trying to be verrrry cheerful about how much energy I spent — starting in about 2010 — trying to get people to see this.) [vox.com]

Zinn Quotes [ZinnQuotes] While estimates vary and Saudi Arabia denied employing child soldiers, the Times reports that minors make up anywhere from 20 percent to 40 percent of the Sudanese fighters in a unit… [vox.com]

Janice Jackson, EdD [janicejackson] It’s been quite the year. This is my dream job and it’s an honor to serve the children of Chicago. Please check out the year that was 2018. We’ve only just begun. [chalkbeat.org]

Nikki Johnson [JNikki1986] Kenya to teach Mandarin Chinese in primary school [qz.com]

Action News on 6abc [6abc] GOOD NEWS: Fathers in New York will have access to changing tables in restrooms thanks to a new law that goes into effect this year. [6abc.cm]

Snapzu Science [Snapzu_Science] The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting [nytimes.com]

≅ Ben Shive [BenSS] “Americans are socialized to think that buying a house and getting a mortgage means being a “homeowner,” but the more debt you have and the less means you have to service your debt, the more it’s just way to be a highly leveraged real estate speculator.” [medium.com]

Smithsonian NMAAHC [NMAAHC] On Christmas Eve in 1854, Harriet Tubman returned to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to emancipate her brothers Ben, Henry and Robert from slavery. #APeoplesJourney[twitter.com]

Trevon D Logan [TrevonDLogan] Some context for @SandyDarity about scholarship and race. From its founding in 1895 until 1980, the American Historical Review published exactly ONE article by a black scholar. 1 in 85 years! This is not a long ago issue of discrimination— it influences scholarship to this day.

Jamil Smith [JamilSmith] He once taught African American history at a university in Moscow, so I was hoping that @jelani9 would write about this. It is essential reading for those who want to understand why the Russians targeted black people in their 2016 interference efforts. [nyer.cm]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] Fifty years on, the Mississippi town that sparked Dr King’s poverty fight [theguardian.com]

Hacker News [hnbot] Study Offers Clues to Racial Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease
(Discussion on HN – [bit.ly]) [npr.org]

J. [jjmmcr] Long read: The History of Blood

For centuries, curiosity about the mystical and biological functions of blood has fueled both dangerous misunderstandings and revolutionary discoveries. [bit.ly][twitter.com]

Diagram [diagramoffice] There is still a long way to go!!! #healthdisparities
“While racial disparities have begun to narrow, the impact of limited access to treatment for the poorest Americans has increased wealth-based inequality…” [bloomberg.com]

Prof Dynarski [dynarski] Yeesh 19/N [twitter.com]

Prof Dynarski [dynarski] Going to elite college works as well for low-income as high-income students 26/N [twitter.com]

ICYMI HN [icymihn] The Overloaded Soldier: Why U.S. Infantry Now Carry More Weight Than Ever [bit.ly] comm: [bit.ly]

Fox Auto Body [FoxAutoBody] Most Porsche Taycan EV Reservations Are From Tesla Owners | Carscoops [carscoops.com]

alexander v wesley [alexander_vance] Why Aloe Vera Is So Controversial Right Now – Allure [allure.com]

Ben Pate [Ionexx_RD] “Scary” reality: Meds tainted with germs, glass, carcinogens, mystery particles [arstechnica.com]#meds#healthnews#mondaymotivation#news#health#lifestyle#wellbeing#MensHealth#womenshealth#family#publichealth#healthanfsafety#medicine#pharmaceuticals#fda#rt

Earth Babe Ⓥ [VeganNirvana_] This year is going to be WILD. This year we have five eclipses, a rare planet transit, meteor shower, super blood wolf moon, three super moons, a BLUE MOON, and a close approach by the moon and Jupiter. I’m SO excited for this powerful year

Mashable [mashable] This mini washing machine doesn’t just clean clothes, it can clean your jewelry, shavers, and food too! [twitter.com]

Open Knowledge Intl [OKFN] Meet the Class of 2019: @PublicDomainRev‘s top pick of artists and writers whose works have entered the #publicdomain on 1st January 2019 in many countries around the world [bit.ly]#openglam#openculture[twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Animated Video Tells the Story of Jean-Paul Sartre & Albert Camus’ Famous Falling Out (1952) [bit.ly][twitter.com]

vernissagetv [vernissagetv] Interview with Giscard Bouchotte [youtu.be] via @YouTube

Snapzu Politics [Snapzu_Politics] 11,000 Digitized Books From 1923 Are Now Available Online at the Internet Archive [openculture.com]

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] The Louvre is returning sculptures to West Africa. Here’s how — and why — Emmanuel Macron made it happen. [washingtonpost.com]

ewan morrison [MrEwanMorrison] Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706-1783) was a painter from an artist family in Nuremberg. She rejected offers to become a court painter, focusing instead to on insects & flowers. A recluse who chose art over ‘the court’, her paintings are botanically accurate Momento Mori. [twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] The right poetry collection for right now: Walton Muyumba on Terrance Hayes’ ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’ [latimes.com]

Margo Natalie Crawford [BlackPostBlack] Global Black Consciousness by Margo Natalie Crawford [amazon.com] via @amazon Global Black Consciousness! I co-edited this collection of essays (with Salah Hassan).My father’s photograph of Miriam Makeba is on the cover.

Blair Sutherland [BlairSutherland] YouTube Is a Metaphor for the Great American Dumpster Fire [dlvr.it][twitter.com]

Sarah Terry  [spellegance] I’m intrigued. Can anyone recommend a good book on Japanese folklore? [twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @spellegance I’d recommend Kwaidan by Lacfadio Hearn.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde @spellegance Was the Japanese film of the same name based on this book?

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace @spellegance Yes it was

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Women in the Dirt Landscape Architechs Shaping Our World [amazon.com] [still not available?] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The “Bowie Bonds” [bowiesongs.wordpress.com] They weren’t “bonds”…

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] Felisha From ‘Friday’ Brings New Vegan Jackfruit Cafe to Santa Monica [bit.ly][twitter.com]

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] A Two-Table BBQ Restaurant In The Mississippi Delta Is The Oldest Black-Owned Business In America [bit.ly] via @blavity[twitter.com]

Blair LM Kelley [profblmkelley] You know I was 19 when the news of R. Kelly marrying Aaliyah broke I was disgusted and I was done. I knew what he was then and I was done. He’s been putting this in our face continuously. But people liked hits. #SurvivingRKelly

the kinte space [KinteSpace] very curious what @focusedspender thinks of “The case for separate (but combined) finances” [getrichslowly.org]

Focused Spender [focusedspender] @KinteSpace I totally agree with separate but combined finances. I don’t fault anyone for combining everything but for me personally, I need to have some money for myself and the freedom to spend my money how I choose. How much you combine or separate will depend on the couple.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @focusedspender I totally agree with you: (i) my version of “macho” means my partner has the financial means to leave me at any time and her presence is ideally financially voluntary; (ii) contribution to a common fund based on our communal needs is like renewing vows of togetherness

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] It took me a depressingly long time, but I finally came to understand the deep racism inherent in the assumption that non-African people somehow know better than us what African people need.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 there is a PBS Nova documentary called «Dawn of Mankind» which links the white South African origin of the Killer Ape Theory with Kubrick’s ape scene in «2001»; neither Kubrick or that South African dude from WWI are particularly racist but they were scientifically wrong

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 both of these classic white liberals needed «human nature» to be violent and a little rapey like most thought leaders today; without this military-industrial conceptual model of human nature, patriarchal imperialism becomes bizarre and weird and the whole shit house goes up

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 instead what is weird is being «evolved» from relatively peaceful, vegetarian proto-humans—what is bizarre is being from East African high civilizations lasting for thousands of matriarchal generations without the concept of war—actual humanity is alien by design

Think BEFORE Acting [BlackSoulFood] #BREAKINGNEWS: Sources say the police officer who murdered 17 year old #AntwonRose was only sworn into the East Pittsburgh police force for a few hours before murdering #AntwonRose. [cbsloc.al]#BlackPower#BlackTwitter#BlackNation#BlackBusiness#NOI#FOI#MGT[twitter.com]

💫JL💫 [JasonLovelyMD] @NAACP #BlackLivesMatter #blm @twitter @TwitterSupport
LET’S CALL ON TWITTER TO TELL 🚨🚔 LAW ENFORCEMENT TO DELETE ALL THEIR FAKE ACCOUNTS & STOP TRYING TO SPY ON & INFILTRATE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST ON TWITTER.

When Twitter Allows this they facilitate abuse [theguardian.com]

Zemedeneh Negatu [Zemedeneh] Stock Exchange to be launched in #Ethiopia as part of the privatization of big state owned companies (telecom, power, airline, transport, etc). PM Abiy Ahmed announced in Parliament yesterday. A major & timely decision we’ve have been waiting for 20 years. Thank you! #Africa[twitter.com]

Abrar Khan  [khanabrar643] Auschwitz survivor, 94-year-old Esther Bejarano, expressed support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement because she has “experienced what fascism is.” [go.shr.lc]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [AOC] Somewhere along the line, people in positions of influence decided that Flint water, Bronx air, or poor schools WEREN’T acceptable for their children, but could be accepted for someone else’s.

And I will never think that is a reasonable compromise to make.

So #CallMeRadical. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Most sexual harassment complainants fired or retaliated against: study [eastbaytimes.com] via @eastbaytimes

Erik Loomis [ErikLoomis] This Day in Labor History: June 20, 1947: President Harry Truman vetoed the odious Taft-Hartley Act, perhaps the most vile piece of labor legislation in American history. Let’s talk about why his veto was overridden and what that means for us today. [twitter.com]

Zwelinzima Vavi [Zwelinzima1] Very interesting read “Blackout: How Argentina ‘Eliminated’ Africans From Its History And Conscience [ibtimes.com]

Maciej Jedrzejczyk [mjedrze] #bbc #history: “Black radicalism with Kehinde Andrews” [ift.tt]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @mjedrze hey @Ajairah1? your opinion on the precise definitions of @kehinde_andrews will be appreciated🔋🔓 do listen to his BBC podcast episode when you can

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] I was asked by a white man ”If Egyptians were black people. Why wasn’t the rest of Africa full of similar structures”

There are more pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 this is a juvenile, materialistic, exoteric statement that assumes that rock quarries were evenly distributed across the continent; we need to look for the meta-physical similarities which was the work of Diop

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 the Roman way was to build in concrete which was relatively portable compared to building in stone but it *covered* the land with a covering of imperial uniformity, a macho act of violence against diversity

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Marshall McLuhan – Predicting Social Media in 1967 [youtu.be] via @reelblack

the kinte space [KinteSpace] BBC News – Egypt tomb: Saqqara ‘one of a kind’ discovery revealed [bbc.com]

Zi Teng Wang [Zi_W] Twenty years from now, kids listening to “Baby it’s cold outside” are gonna find it really, really weird.

We’re gonna have to explain that it has to be understood in the context of its time.

You see, it used to get cold outside.

Eric Gonzaba [EGonzaba] My top research advice: Archives are amazing, but don’t buy the academic fetishization of archival research. Microfilm research is good! Can’t afford travel? Digitized sources are good! Interlibrary loan is good! There’s not one way to produce amazing scholarship #twitterstorians

AurelG [AurelG7] #Academia is fucked-up. So why isn’t anyone doing something about it? | #broken#evaluation#metrics#PublishOrPerish#reductionism#research#science[backreaction.blogspot.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Theory [youtu.be] via @neiltyson

the kinte space [KinteSpace] No more doubts: Two independent studies confirm LIGO’s Nobel discovery [arstechnica.com] [gravitational waves]

Shadow and Act [shadowandact] .@Ava becomes the first black woman director, 13th black director overall to have a film gross $100M at the box office [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Black Art In America [BAIAONLINE] 10 Emerging Black Male Artists to Collect
represented by Black-owned art galleries: [bit.ly][twitter.com]

Nicole Dennis-Benn [ndennis_benn] Alas, there’s something to smile about today. Someone told me @shondarhimes just tweeted about this! Happy to be in good company. ☀️☀️☀️🇯🇲~”8 Books by Jamaican Authors Every Person Should Read” [shondaland.com] via @byshondaland

#WOMENSART [womensart1] Japanese artist Naomi Okubo, Camouflage #3, 2017 #womensart[twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] A brand new episode of #futurelabafrica is available. Featuring illustrator and thinker @chiefnyamweya. We discuss education and the art of unlearning. (@artofunlearning). [anchor.fm][twitter.com]

Cave Canem [cavecanempoets] Apply to Cave Canem’s 2019 fellowship retreat for Black poets! The deadline is December 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. [cavecanem.submittable.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin Launch a New Music Podcast, “Broken Record.” Listen Online.

First episode takes you through the making of Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” with Niles Rodgers [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] A Powerful Netflix Film About Stanislaw Szukalski, A Brilliant But Obscure Sculptor & Self-Proclaimed Genius [laughingsquid.com][twitter.com]

The Verge [verge] The 10 best comics of 2018 [theverge.com][twitter.com]

The Washington Post [washingtonpost] Nancy Wilson, acclaimed “song stylist” who defied musical boundaries, dies at 81 [wapo.st]

Ted Gioia [tedgioia] I’m grieving the death of vocalist Nancy Wilson, who left us today at age 81. Her albums are filled with gems, but jazz fans are especially devoted to this classic collaboration with Cannonball Adderley from 1961. [youtube.com][twitter.com]

Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr] Listening to one of my favorites, from The Great #NancyWilson . Travel safely and in rising power, Ancestor. We all celebrate the unavoidable consequence of you. #Ase One Note Samba – Nancy Wilson [youtu.be] via @YouTube

Mel Anthony [MelAnthony15] @FeldmanAdam What we want is a play about Jewish women twerking for NAZI guards in a concentration camp being defended by racist White Liberal hypocrites!

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @MelAnthony15 @Ajairah1 @FeldmanAdam There was a 1970s movie called «The Night Porter» that comes sickeningly close. One could argue that for a minute there was a genre of these types of films in the 1970s.😬😣

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era [amazon.com] <= @RowenaMonde[twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Chimurenga Named Winner 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice [chimurengachronic.co.za]@Chimurenga_SA

the kinte space [KinteSpace] An Archive of 800+ Imaginative Propaganda Maps Designed to Shape Opinions & Beliefs: Enter Cornell’s Persuasive Maps Collection [openculture.com] via @openculture

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] Black Millennial Entrepreneur Opens Affordable Vegan Restaurant In Brooklyn
“I didn’t want it to be a thing where my own personal friends were not able to come and eat here because they felt like it was expensive,” says 22-year-old Francesca Chaney. [bit.ly][twitter.com]

Pan-African Alliance 🌍 [PanAfricanUnity] [goo.gl] 👈🏿 How To Expand Black Consciousness By Understanding The 5 Elements Of Your Life

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] How “Gratitude” Underwrites Inequality, Power and Exclusion [religiondispatches.org]

Sheena Allen [whoisSheena] Many blacks in my peer group are making good money but because they’re the first person in their family to “make it”, they are still living paycheck-to-paycheck because their money isn’t just their money. Their money is mom’s light bill money, little bro’s football money, etc.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @whoisSheena And many of these folk cannot take “dating” or some kind of self-care activity seriously because of these family-scale responsibilities—many do this alone as the only functional person of the entire family.

katsuki_blockUgo [Biblio_PHI_L] This isn’t my house but I feel at home here.

Stacey Patton [DrStaceyPatton] This is why I constantly rant about not hitting kids. Somewhere a parent is listening and will make the change. And when they spare the rod, their child will shift the universe. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @DrStaceyPatton Even after full understanding of self-enslavement, the breakthrough for me was seeing that parental violence on children is usually wrapped in a fantasy-based wish to make problems go away instantly—which is not really teaching children the reality of problems: beatings are lies.

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] They keep using the word ‘civilisation’ yet they think that we were uncivilised before colonisation? Civilisation by definition is ‘human society with its well-developed social organisations, or the culture and way of life of a society or country at a particular period in time’

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 one of the most intellectually radical things you can do is search the world for attributes of “civilization” with imperial conquest not present in its “progress”; civilization without imperialism is a standard that can only be met in one region of the non-fiction world

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 when everything in your power came from imperial murder you would do everything in your power to make sure “human nature” is redefined to make imperialism the new normal, worldwide Disney entertainment