“Why Diversity Programs Fail” and other tweeted links…

KUWPA [trueblackpower] Why Diversity Programs Fail [hbr.org]

michaelharriot [michaelharriot] #jemeleRoberson was literally a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun…

So where the fuck is the @NRA?

Isaac Bryan [ib2_real] He was working security. An armed shooter came in and opened fire. He subdued the shooter and held him down until law enforcement arrived. Police shot and killed him instantly.

This is why we kneel. This is why we protest. We demand justice.

He was 26. #JemeleRoberson[twitter.com]

Three Sonorans [ThreeSonorans] At least 1.4 million people have regained the right to vote in Florida, following the passage of Amendment 4, a statewide initiative to… [tsonnews.com]

GLOBAL #CHEMTRAILS [MarkTwainRocks] Kern Water Bank controlled by a SINGLE CORPORATION and run by Billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick, who GOT RICH GROWING almonds + 2 CROPS [twitter.com]

Joe Martinez Mr STEM [RialtoBoard] CA Water Wars. Stewart Resnick, #KernWaterBank, [story.californiasunday.com]
The State Water Project that allowed western Kern County to grow into a farming behemoth has given no water or very little water over the past three years amid the worst drought in California history.

Ivneet Garcha [ivneetgarcha] Truly horrific. At least 60 Indigenous women pursue class-action lawsuit alleging they underwent forced sterilizations over past 20-25 years in Saskatchewan. Lawyer says they were kept from seeing their newborns until agreeing to sterilization [cbc.ca]#healthlaw

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Stacey Abrams v Brian Kemp: inside the bitter battle for Georgia’s soul [youtu.be]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] SoCal Edison admits its equipment helped start Thomas Fire [abc7.com] via @abc7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] ‘Phenomenally saddening’: inside the sordid world of America’s for-profit colleges [theguardian.com]

Janel Forte [JanelKHOU] Remember 17 y/o Jordan Davis? He was murdered in 2012 by a man upset with him for playing loud music at a Florida gas station.

His mom Lucy McBath was just elected to Congress. [twitter.com]

Mutale Nkonde [mutalenkonde] @citeblackwomen Leticia James is the first black New York State Attorney General [twitter.com]

Melanie Johnson [MelJohnsonTV] Another Howard grad makes history. Congratulations Leticia James! #HU[twitter.com]

Black History Heroes [HistoryHeroes] Richard Arvin Overton (b. 5/11/1906) is an American supercentenarian who, at 112 years old, is both the oldest verified surviving U.S. war veteran and the oldest living man in the United States. #VeteransDay#BlackTwitter#BlackHistory[twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] ‘Heralded by the activist Angela Davis, the work of the 92-year-old Betye Saar remains prescient with its focus on how racism is entrenched in American culture’ [theguardian.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] ” Since the death of Crispus Attucks, the first person killed in the Boston Massacre (and thus the first martyr of the American Revolution), Black sacrifice for the nation has been turned into a weapon against us for the benefit of the state.” [truthout.org]

The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag] Because of their military service, Black veterans were seen as a particular threat to Jim Crow and racial subordination. Thousands of black veterans were assaulted, threatened, abused, or lynched following military service. #veteransday[eji.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The FBI’s War on Black America (1990) [youtu.be] via @reelblack

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Red Tails, Awards to 332nd Fighter Group [youtu.be] via @reelblack

CNN [CNN] Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60% in just over four decades, as accelerating pollution, deforestation, climate change and other manmade factors have created a “mindblowing” crisis, the World Wildlife Fund warns in a damning new report [cnn.it]

ABC7 Eyewitness News [ABC7] Wat Misaka, 1st non-white player in NBA, honored in Little Tokyo [abc7.la][twitter.com]

Ars Technica [arstechnica] Lawmaker who wants paid fast lanes on Internet wins US Senate seat [arstechnica.com] by @JBrodkin

US National Archives [USNatArchives] Rare color footage of George Washington Carver was discovered while staff were working on a recent accession of audiovisual material from @NatlParkService[go.usa.gov]@TuskegeeUniv@NMAAHC#Kodachrome[twitter.com]

Roxanne Reyes [Tombraider75] Comcast to Pay $700,000 in Refunds Over Hidden Fees [gizmodo.com] via @gizmodo

PC Gamer [pcgamer] Riot Games sued for gender discrimination [buff.ly][twitter.com]

son of an asylum seeker, father of an immigrant [doctorow] Grumman Aircraft Corp. tried to sell this space suit to NASA in 1962 [mitchwagner.tumblr.com][twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] For Jane Austen fans:)– The Psychopathology of Everyday Narcissism | Psychology Today [psychologytoday.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] BBC News – Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to stitch patients’ [bbc.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] BBC News – Why Big Tech pays poor Kenyans to programme self-driving cars [bbc.com]

Open Culture [openculture] How Stanley Kubrick Became Stanley Kubrick: A Short Documentary Narrated by the Filmmaker [goo.gl][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Watch “Geometry of Circles,” the Abstract Sesame Street Animation Scored by Philip Glass (1979) [goo.gl][twitter.com]

Lester Spence [LesterSpence] So Wyntons ascension is part of a cultural political project. Conservative. Traditional. Ellisonian. Hargrove was far more open, as Glasper’s quote suggests. [twitter.com]

Reelblack [Reelblack] Roy Hargrove -Why I Get Paid, What I Give Back, and Sacrifices Made [youtu.be]#RIP

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] #WTF. Damn. –>
Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Dies At 49 [n.pr]

Josh Myers [ddehewty] “Roy Hargrove was the first guy I saw that was hip. He was the only one. Roy came to my high school and had on overalls and Timberlands and I was like, “You can look like that and play jazz?!? Oh, snap! You look like me!” [twitter.com]

Sharony Green [sagreen1913] My favorite trumpeter. Period. Interviewed him years ago before I headed to grad school. Having written a jazz bio about a guitar great who died at 43, I know this scene is hard. [youtu.be] Rest In Peace. [twitter.com]

Marjorie Gedeon [marjwrites] Keith Wilder, Singer of Acclaimed Funk Outfit Heatwave, Dead at 65 [rollingstone.com] via @RollingStone

Drivewaycam🇵🇦 [drivewaycam_] How many people you know had “Always And Forever” as their wedding song! One of the greatest love songs ever! The long 7 min version is timeless #RIP Keith Wilder lead singer of the Funk group #Heatwave#Soul#RB#Group#70s#Classic#LoveSong#SlowaJam[twitter.com]

Cave Canem [cavecanempoets] Congratulations to Cave Canem fellow Elizabeth Acevedo (@AcevedoWrites) whose novel “The Poet X” won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature! [twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] 5 of 5 stars to Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler [goodreads.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Reading some old notes I jotted while on the bus and found a note that said a man took offence when the seat he offered to another passenger wasn’t taken. He was so mad that he asked the passenger to get off at the next stop to fight him.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde I wanna say that Harold Pinter would be one of the most effective for such note taking👤

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Another one: A man on the bus bragging about having a full head of hair at 60. Disgruntled passenger said, “So? I’m 57 and my hair is longer and more colourful” 😭😭🤣🤣🤣🤣

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] I have pages of these notes. So much interesting stuff happens on public transportation.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Wandering Earth could be China’s breakout sci-fi blockbuster film [theverge.com] via @Verge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] BBC News – Jin Yong: The ‘Tolkien of Chinese literature’ dies at 94 [bbc.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] L.A. Film Festival to shut down after 18 years as Film Independent shifts focus to broader range of events [heraldcourier.com] via @heraldcourier => @reelblack

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] 22;31… “Black people sell trauma” Vince Staples. this is what being “conscious” looks like. Being critically conscious/aware of oneself, culture, and surroundings. The full interview is a must-watch. What an intelligent guy. [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] to be “right” is to be

the right person
in the right place
at the right time
operating on the right principles

—Bayyinah Bello [en.wikipedia.org][twitter.com]

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