Atlanta Black Star [ATLBlackStar] Senator Wants To Make Calling the Police On Black Folks For Doing Nothing a Hate Crime [buff.ly]

Atlanta Black Star [ATLBlackStar] US Airman Michael Giles’ 25 Year Sentence Is Proof That Stand Your Ground Does Not Apply To Black People [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] Black Boys Feel Less Safe in White Neighborhoods, Study Shows [nyti.ms]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] ‘A devastating scenario’: Brazil sets new record for homicides at 63,880 deaths [theguardian.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Lawsuit brings $289 million verdict against maker of Roundup weed killer [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Empty shipyard and suicides as ‘Hyundai Town’ grapples with grim future [reut.rs]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Brian Kemp, Enemy of Democracy: An expert on voter suppression, he will help keep Georgia red. [nyti.ms]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Frozen machines, 243-percent turnout, and other woes in Georgia voting [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Mysterious odor reported in several OC cities [abc7.com] via @ABC7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sacramento welfare investigators track drivers to find fraud. Privacy group raises red flags. [sacbee.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] New job center opens in Culver City [abc7.com] via @ABC7

Twitter Moments [TwitterMoments] Kofi Annan, the former @UN secretary-general, has died aged 80. Annan won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work. [twitter.com]

Suede Santoro [suede_santoro] Happy Birthday to the man who had the ships to take us back to Africa 🌍🌍 Prophet Marcus Mosiah Garvey 🙏 [twitter.com]

Kristen Clarke ☎️ 866-OUR-VOTE [KristenClarkeJD] Aretha Franklin was a force behind the scenes during the civil rights movement— donating concert proceeds, posting bail for activists, hosting fundraisers and using her platform to promote voting rights. And she empowered generations of women with her music. #rip#ArethaFranklin[twitter.com]

GirlTyler [sheistyler] The Queen of Soul singing “Precious Lord” at MLK Jr.’s memorial service 50 years ago. This is chilling to watch. Aretha Franklin is a national treasure in life and death. Fly high, Queen. [twitter.com]

SchomburgCenter [SchomburgCenter] Rest in Power, Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin (1942 – 2018) [usatoday.com][twitter.com]

Quincy Jones [QuincyDJones] From the time that Dinah Washington 1st told me that Aretha was the “next one” when she was 12-years old, until the present day, Aretha Franklin set the bar & she did it with the professionalism, class, grace, & humility that only a true Queen could… 📸: Hassan [twitter.com]

The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag] “My daddy says I don’t know what I’m doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I’m going to stick to my beliefs.
Angela Davis must go free. Black people must be free.” ~Aretha Franklin #QueenOfSoul#AngelaDavis via @democracynow[twitter.com]

Victorie✨ [TDirt__] I have many memories of me coming into her home and she would be playing the piano and singing. Words can’t describe the pain I’m feeling, but God is telling me that she is at peace. Today we lost an icon, a legend, but today I lost my grandma. I love u and imma make u proud 💕 [twitter.com]

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] Black Women’s Labor in America Has Always Been Exploited | Teen Vogue [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]

SchomburgCenter [SchomburgCenter] The first documented group of enslaved Africans transported to North America by the English arrive in Point Comfort, VA (1619) #todayinblackhistory[twitter.com]

SchomburgCenter [SchomburgCenter] Birthday of Ernest E. Just, biologist and pioneer of cell division (1883) #todayinblackhistory[twitter.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] “Dr. Cannon was a foundational voice in Womanist theology, which seeks to escape the white- and male-centered views of religion and ethics and to value the experiences and insights of Black women in those areas.” [nytimes.com]

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] I would like like to know myself. Ironically, it is the Chinese not the West who can make a compelling case that their focus in Africa has been not on spreading ideology but on the practical business of securing natural resources and creating future customers and trading partners [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 What China will do with African “elites” will be exploitation but it will be secular exploitation: the Chinese will not demand that we worship them as “gods” which is exactly what the European does to this day.

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] There is nothing glorious in Africa that has not been reassigned to “White or non black” ownership.
Ethiopia – Not African Origin
Egypt – Not African origin
Sudan – Not African origin
Mali – Not African origin
The Moorish Empire – Not African
Ancient Zimbabwe – Not African

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 It seems “normal” that ancient Rome was somehow British in the same manner that all these African achievements are somehow not of African origin. Senegalese physicist Cheikh Anta Diop dedicated his life to eradicate this “normalcy.”

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 It may help to mention that, for English speakers to this day, ancient Rome is British because every widely distributed presentation of Rome is filled with folks with posh English accents. This was done to perpetuate the British Empire at the expense of modern Italians.

George Mutambuka 🇰🇪🇺🇬🇱🇸🇿🇦 [TheGiwi] @KinteSpace @Ajairah1 I was surprised when I first discovered Alexander the great was really Macedonian because he is represented as a western European today.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, the only people that should sing at any Aretha Franklin memorial service are girls, descendants of North American enslavement, who are less than 14 years old

This Is Africa [ThisIsAfricaTIA] Today we celebrate Nigerian environmentalist, Doyinsola Ogunye who has made it her lifetime task to take care of the environment and teach young kids about their natural habitat. [thisisafrica.me]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Wildfire Smoke Is Smothering the US—Even Where You Don’t Expect It [wired.com] via @WIRED

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject] “Naomi Beckwith Promoted to Senior Curator at MCA Chicago” [artnews.com][twitter.com]

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject] Artist Martin Puryear Chosen for US Pavilion at Venice Biennale – [goo.gl]

State Library Vic [Library_Vic] A colourful breakdown of the various ways characters come to a sticky end in Shakespeare’s plays. [openculture.com] via @openculture[twitter.com]

Shadow and Act [shadowandact] HBO officially orders @ReginaKing -led ‘Watchmen’ series [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Nadifa  Mohamed [thesailorsgirl] In the New York Times (1980) V.S. Naipaul said: ‘I don’t count the African readership and I don’t think one should. Africa is a land of bush, again, not a very literary land.’

Neha Dixit [nehadixit123] The sexism and misogyny by the most celebrated male writers is often omitted in their obituaries. #naipaul[outlookindia.com]

Vanessa Erazo [infoCinelandia] Mexico’s black communities have been virtually absent from cinema, until now. Director Jorge Pérez Solano cast locals from the Costa Chica.

Watch the trailer 📽️ [remezcla.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] sci-fi film.
two shot.
white actor playing human and white actor playing android
actor playing human,
she says something to the android
about having no soul
the script writer of any skin color
never imagined
a black woman would be watching this
‘what has no soul, now?’ @ava

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley has a blistering critique of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman: [slate.com] via @slate

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Carrier Command : Realtime Games Software Ltd. : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive [archive.org] via @internetarchive => @megafunkmega[twitter.com]

Soul Fire Farm [soulfirefarm] During BLFI 2 we seeded buckwheat in a section we’ve been cultivating the longest. We are fallowing this piece of land this year to let it rest and regain fertility. Buckwheat is a cover crop that attracts beneficial insects and pollinators, suppresses weeds, and loosens top… [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, this whole “fake it to make it” thing really got going when the Greeks managed that hostile take over of Egypt #ptolemies#cleopatra


Bechara Choucair [choucair]
Heartbreaking study from @JAMAPediatrics shows black children are taking their lives at 2x the rate of white childr… [twitter.com]


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
The Only African American Female Stockbroker On The New York Stock Exchange [v103.iheart.com]


BBC News Africa [BBCAfrica]
Scores of Ethiopians drown off Yemen coast [bbc.in]


Zemedeneh Negatu [Zemedeneh]

#Ethiopia 6 months ago had access to only 1 seaport, Djibouti. Since then it has successfully secured access to Ass… [twitter.com]


True Black Power [trueblackpower]
Study: Voting Precincts with More Black Voters Have Longer Wait Times Because of Fewer Machines, Workers… [twitter.com]


Chris Evans [notcapnamerica]
White people: watch the Starbucks arrest video. See the white folks arguing with the police and asking why two inn… [twitter.com]


Mike Green [amikegreen2]
Minneapolis Mayor Unveils Plan to Undo History of Segregation [nextcity.org]


The Black Detour [theblackdetour]
Tulsa race riot took place between May 31 and June 1, 1921, when a white mob attacked residents and businesses of t… [twitter.com]


Philip Lewis [Phil_Lewis_]
The massacre that destroyed America’s wealthiest Black neighborhood began 97 years ago on this date in Tulsa, one o… [twitter.com]


Smithsonian NMAAHC [NMAAHC]
Today in 1921, the deadliest racial massacre in U.S. history began in the thriving Greenwood African American commu… [twitter.com]


BlackInformant [BlackInformant]
After a Black female postmaster was wrongly pressured out of her post in Mississippi in 1902, President Theodore Ro… [twitter.com]


Crimes of Britain [crimesofbrits]
Farmers in India were forced to grow opium instead of food crops. Millions starved to death for Britain’s drugs tra… [twitter.com]


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
On the Kidnapped African Boy Who Became a German Philosopher [lithub.com] via @lithub


bankbryan [bankbryan]
“What’s still popular from different periods in history is almost never the obvious choice. Accolades, Grammys, and… [twitter.com]


Left of Black [LeftOfBlack]
This Black Newspaper Archive Is Bringing All Of Its Records On Black History Online, For Free [blavity.com] via @blavity


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
Why Americans Invented the RV | Essay | Zócalo Public Square [zocalopublicsquare.org]


Other Ireland / Ruth [RuthieFizz]
Two things about Wombats:

1) Larger than you’d expect
2) Literally shit bricks [twitter.com]


Rachel Parent [RachelsNews]
Genetically-modified salmon is now in Canada, but no one will say where [macleans.ca] unethical #cdnpoli


Open Culture [openculture]
Two Million Wondrous Nature Illustrations Put Online by The Biodiversity Heritage Library [openculture.com] [twitter.com]


Tara [taraw]
Devastated to hear that #ArethaFranklin the Queen of Soul and Music has passed. All of my musical heroes are leavin… [twitter.com]


Noël Gardner [noelcamille]
Theaster Gates leaves DuSable Museum board – Consumer News – Crain’s Chicago Business [shar.es] via… [twitter.com]


#WOMENSART [womensart1]
Mae Morgan, 90-year-old Navajo master weaver #womensart [twitter.com]


Stereo Williams [stereo_williams]
If you need reminders that the music industry ain’t shit, remember:
The Jacksons had to give up their original name… [twitter.com]


Lost & Found [CUNYPoetics]
Fri, May 18 “A TRIBUTE TO JUNE JORDAN” an exploration of the legendary teacher, activist, & poet’s life, work, & le… [twitter.com]


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
Netflix is finally getting serious about building a library of African movies and shows [qz.com] via @qzafrica


Black Art Project [BlackArtProject]
“I Wanted to Make Art that Told a Story”: Alison Saar on Her Eloquent Sculptures. [hyperallergic.com] Image:… [twitter.com]


hyperallergic [hyperallergic]
After retiring as a professor of American history from Princeton University, Nell Painter embarked on a new chapter… [twitter.com]


LESD [LESDSchools]
Our @PS_ARTS Teacher @JuneCarol_E currently has an art show @LAMAGBarnsdall Check it out! #ArtsEd [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
L.A. gave local artists [ @JuneCarol_E ] $10,000 to create work. An exhibition at Barnsdall Art Park shows off what… [twitter.com]


The Shadow League [ShadowLeagueTSL]
The great Charlie Murphy passed away one year ago today. Let’s always remember the man who taught us to not be a “h… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
In just 7 months, the US public domain will get its first infusion since 1998 [boingboing.net]


soulPhoodie [soulphoodie]
The Oldest Black-Owned Restaurant in the U.S. — In Business For More Than 100 Years! [bit.ly] [twitter.com]


virgo season! [mxdkays]
my mom has been complaining about how hard it is to find this specific ethiopian spice she doesn’t know the english… [twitter.com]


Amy Charlotte Kean [keano81]
I feel like this might be a bit much, even for East London [twitter.com]


Josh Myers [ddehewty]
Please don’t ask me to write no thinkpiece. We have thought about this every day for the last “400 years.” Read and… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]

@OmowaleAfrika
@ddehewty One of the earliest gangsta mogul songs said “I hang with my dogs, man // f*ck a gorilla”… [twitter.com]


Ma$on [FirstGentleman]
The “Black people should just build their own” never takes into account all the times when Black folks did build th… [twitter.com]


Nation State of Mind [OmowaleAfrika]
The Hip Hop Mogul/ Black Hollywood elite generation is by far the most dangerous class of black people, white supre… [twitter.com]


TheBlackProtector [_BlackProtector]
Black people tonight is the perfect time to admit to ourselves:

White people defeated us in 1994

They still own o… [twitter.com]


Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite]

@BreeNewsome This is an excellent observation that is not repeated to young people enough. The seduction out there… [twitter.com]


Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite]

@ShadowLeagueTSL
@taraw The Rick James sketch is finery of screen history. It was funny but effortless with its emb… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Young bruh, the traditional, wisdom-based cultures of Africa were designed to produce the happiest and the healthie… [twitter.com]


Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite]

@KinteSpace I definitely remember reading somewhere in college (over 30 yrs ago) that African infants in the 1950s… [twitter.com]


Simon Kuestenmacher [simongerman600]
The Norwegian flag is the Swiss Army knife of flags: It contains six other flags! [twitter.com]


悲 🇮🇶⛓ [Fawzibruh]
I hate when I tell people I’m from Iraq and they’re like “oh cool my *insert family member here* served there!” Lik… [twitter.com]


KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine]
Why School Dress Codes Are Often Biased Against Black Girls | Slate [kolumnmagazine.com] [twitter.com]


Left of Black [LeftOfBlack]
How School Dress Codes Unfairly Target Black Girls [atlantablackstar.com] via @atlblackstar


Atlanta Black Star [ATLBlackStar]
Border Patrol Refuses to Return $41K Seized from Texas Woman Unless She Promises Not to Sue Them… [twitter.com]


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
Are LA hospitals really dumping homeless patients on the streets? [theguardian.com]


Zemedeneh Negatu [Zemedeneh]

#Africa loses $2 billion annually due to brain drain of health care professionals, via @Mo_IbrahimFdn. My View: The… [twitter.com]


Malika Bilal [mmbilal]
What will a new police law mean for people living in Bavaria? Our community member @k3vk4 pitched it; we’re coverin… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
The Spy Who Came Home: Why an expert in counterterrorism became a beat cop. [newyorker.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Woman receives $5,751 ER bill—for an ice pack and a bandage [arstechnica.com]


HuffPost BlackVoices [blackvoices]
No one did more to raise consciousness and to end systemic lynching in the U.S. than Ida B. Wells. [huffp.st]


Black News Portal [BlackNewsPortal]
Longest living Rosewood Massacre survivor dies at 98 [blacknewsportal.com]


Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr]
Remember the Battle of Puebla and Mexico’s anti-slavery roots. Remember Black-Brown unity in resistance to settler… [twitter.com]


Michael W. Twitty [KosherSoul]
I am sad to report that my grandfather, Gonze Lee Twitty, aged 99, a founder of the Federation of Southern Cooperat… [twitter.com]


Laura Seay [texasinafrica]
When I teach the Iran Contra Affair and Oliver North to intro IR students, they stare at me in total disbelief. Lik… [twitter.com]


Ajamu Baraka [ajamubaraka]
Most people don’t realize that 1968 was a pivotal year for counterrevolution in the U.S. and Western Europe. The ca… [twitter.com]


ghetto intellectual™ [kzshabazz]
‘History is being lost’ – By 1888, at least 200 black towns and communities had been established nationwide… “The… [twitter.com]


Howard Rambsy II [blackstudies]
“I’m writing about school segregation in one of the most liberal cities in the country where the mayor, who’s marri… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
The Hobo Ethical Code of 1889: 15 Rules for Living a Self-Reliant, Honest & Compassionate Life [goo.gl] via @openculture


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Mobile phone cancer warning as malignant brain tumours double [telegraph.co.uk] via @TelegraphSci


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Earth’s carbon dioxide levels reach highest point in 800,000 years [thespec.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures by Roma Agrawal @RomaTheEngineer [amazon.com]


Open Culture [openculture]
The Atlantic Slave Trade Visualized in Two Minutes: 10 Million Lives, 20,000 Voyages, Over 315 Years… [twitter.com]


Open Culture [openculture]
How Information Overload Robs Us of Our Creativity: What the Scientific Research Shows [goo.gl] [twitter.com]


Open Culture [openculture]
Noam Chomsky Explains What’s Wrong with Postmodern Philosophy & French Intellectuals, and How They End Up Supportin… [twitter.com]


Tara [taraw]
Devastated to hear that #ArethaFranklin the Queen of Soul and Music has passed. All of my musical heroes are leavin… [twitter.com]


#WOMENSART [womensart1]
Corinne West (1908–1991), US Abstract Expressionist who used pseudonym ‘Micheal West’ due to the lack of opportunit… [twitter.com]


#WOMENSART [womensart1]
Intimate embroidered portraits by Cape Town artist Danielle Clough #womensart [twitter.com]


#WOMENSART [womensart1]
Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby creates layered figurative compositions referencing the historical, politic… [twitter.com]


momtaza mehri 🤳🏾 [RuffneckRefugee]
Octavia Butler was troubled by a fellow classmate’s naive criticism of previous generations for their ‘subservience… [twitter.com]


Black Art Project [BlackArtProject]
“Citing Crumbling Ceilings and Absent Faculty, Columbia University Art Students Demand a Refund | Students say the… [twitter.com]


Kamala Harris [SenKamalaHarris]
Wanted to share a photo of some of the beautiful artwork I have in my office. The two pieces behind me are called “… [twitter.com]


Rowena M. [RowenaMonde]
I really like this foreword to Dante’s Inferno 🔥🔥🔥🔥 written by Ian Thomson [twitter.com]


ነፃነት  🎨🍃🌻🦉🎍 [Netsa_Sara]
Another by Tesfay Atcbehha Negga, does it reminds you of another painting? 🤔@RowenaMonde [twitter.com]


Randal Maurice Jelks [drjelks]
Well the list omits so many great independent bookstores #SchulerBooksandMusic #TheRaven #OctaviaBooks[twitter.com]


Sarah😇 [SarahloveNature]
For 14 years, photographer Sergio Tapiro took over 300,000 photos of Mount Colima. Then, it finally erupted. “This… [twitter.com]


Sergio Andreola [sergioandreola]
Setsuko Hara in “Late Spring” (a.k.a. Banshun)/Yasujiro Ozu, 1949 [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Countering The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys (1987) [youtube.com] @Reelblack


the kinte space [KinteSpace]

@Reelblack looking forward to @tonetalks and/or @BreakingBrown to study this polished, data-rich presentation from… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
because he is younger than me @MaronzioVance mixes up Dance Hall with Reggae but does not confuse The Soul Stone wi… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
two words: cape room [youtube.com] => @MaronzioVance @megafunkmega @EdGreerDestroys @taraw


soulPhoodie [soulphoodie]
Homeless Girl Scouts Troop Slay Their First Cookie Sale, Selling More Than 32,000 Boxes Of Cookies… [twitter.com]


Candice Frederick [ReelTalker]
Why is everything so expensive?


the kinte space [KinteSpace]

@ReelTalker Warning! Man-splain mode! The U.S. is losing it’s reserve currency status which means the deficit “we”… [twitter.com]


Be A King [BerniceKing]
There’s a difference between white people being under attack and white supremacist ideology being under attack. Eve… [twitter.com]


khadija [beautifuldeson1]
Nobody worships celebrities like black people, nobody focuses their attention on people who’ve done nothing for the… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]

@beautifuldeson1 Traditionally, the concept of celebrity was confined to ideas, concepts literally symbolized into… [twitter.com]


MJ Rymsza-Pawlowska [malgorzatar]
Look, I’ve lived in Illinois and seen a lot of Lincolns in my time but this is maybe one of the most unusual? C. 19… [twitter.com]


BlackInformant [BlackInformant]
Will Meghan and Harry’s wedding change views on racism and diversity in UK? [news.sky.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]

@BlackInformant No, because this happened before… The African presence in Medieval Europe is well documented and… [twitter.com]


Josh Myers [ddehewty]
When someone says five minutes and you have to figure out if it’s five minutes or five Black minutes…


the kinte space [KinteSpace]

@ddehewty And this shit is really sad because we are known for our rhythm which means we can keep time with precision when we get free.😟🐒