“Hard-pressed Amazon workers in Scotland sleeping in tents near warehouse to save money” and other tweeted links…

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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *