“US declines in internet freedom ratings” and other tweeted links…

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.

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