Black Panther Party Co-Founder Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard Dead At 80 [okayplayer.com]
I was at Target today buying 30 notebooks for my class. A man in front of me asked if I was a teacher and when I said yes, he told the cashier he was paying for my notebooks. My heart really needed this…to be reminded that there are genuinely kind people left in the world. ❤️
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]
The billion-dollar prison phone industry has drawn increased scrutiny in recent years. Now all calls in New York City from jail will be free. [nyti.ms]
Body of Olivia Lone Bear Found in N. Dakota as Native Women Face Crisis of Murders, Disappearances [democracynow.org]
I cannot see people who cant accept @KingJames as the great that he is. They must have a problem surely they do.
When Black Farms Blossomed on the American Frontier — “Historian Anna-Lisa Cox traces the westward journey of America’s Black pioneers – as a first Great Migration of African American farming settlements spread across the Midwest” [newblackmaninexile.net] via @thisishellradio[twitter.com]
A siege. A bomb. 48 dogs. And the black commune that would not surrender [theguardian.com]
WE OWN 250,000 FARMS
WITH 20,000,000 ACRES of LAND
This march was 101 years ago yesterday.
What happened to the land?
Let that sink in for a moment 👨🏾 [twitter.com]
The #HowardU#HUStudyAbroadKemet2018 team arrives on the Giza Plateau to begin today’s exploration of Old Kingdom sites. Here we are at the Hor em Akhet, also known as the “Sphinx.” The entire complex was used for pharaonic burial rituals and dates back at least 4,600 years. [twitter.com]
Standing at a statue of Ramses II in the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis while listening to #LouisArmstrong ‘s “West End Blues” on Pops’s birthday: Priceless. #AfricanaMeaningMaking#ShiftParadigms#LongViewGenealogies#NileToMississippi#WeveKnownRivers[twitter.com]
The next time somebody tries to argue about the “race of the Ancient Egyptians,” show them some photo of these four thousand year old human hair wigs. Tight curls and micro braids like this are clearly African. #HUStudyAbroadKemet2018#HairCulture#NaturalAintNothingNew[twitter.com]
@AfricanaCarr Sometime during my lifetime I look forward reading about Black people finally talking casually and frequently amongst ourselves about more advanced basic topics such as «yes, Cleopatra looked like Lisa Bonet but by her *behavior* with Caesar *and* MarkAnt was she really Black?»
Reconstruction needed federal occupation of the South.
Desegregating schools required the National Guard.
Happy Independence Day to Burkina Faso! 🇧🇫
Burkina Faso means “Land of the Honorable People.” ✨ [twitter.com]
How America uses its land [flowingdata.com]
Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy through its hidden chambers, physicists reveal [independent.co.uk]
News: Cummins issues diesel emissions recall larger than VW’s [greencarreports.com]
Under Trump’s EPA, asbestos might be making a comeback [fastcompany.com]
Hottest Rain on Record? Rain Falls at 119°F in Imperial, California [wunderground.com]
It’s James Baldwin’s birthday. Go write something… [twitter.com]
Director Says Distributors Are Rejecting Sorry to Bother You [vulture.com]
Zweig! Sartre! hooks! Fromm! Today’s library haul 📚 [twitter.com]
~Stefan Zweig [twitter.com]
@RowenaMonde the darkness among the stars is of the gravitational curvature holding the universe together; in the blackness of the atoms is The Witness
@ddehewty Langston Hughes gets a pass but any bullshit _after_ the 1930s is pseudo-renaissance, democratic-convention, white-patron poo.
Such sensationalist statement is not only analytically unhelpful – it is also irresponsibly dangerous. Violence is not black thing, nor is it the metaphor for irrational, barbaric, ‘primordial’ African violence that the Western psyche seems to have an insatiable need for. [twitter.com]
@Ajairah1 Humanity (African wisdom-based cultures) is based on _biological altruism_; humanity would not exist without this profound love beyond love. Imperialism is based on the fascist “liberty and freedom” to fuck a mufukka up. One is divine womanhood the other is about being a bitch.
young bruh, my formative years were all boys all the time so the gender-inequality damage done to most girls was done before i met them—all the fears, self-censorship, the devaluing, skin-color politics heavy-set in stone, “waiting” for a “strong” man to lift away: me, useless
young bruh, the OG Roman intent inside the word “proletariat” is that the *pro*duct of your *loins* is born to work for someone else—now it should be senatorially clear why underclass white girls cannot have an abortion