The Independent [Independent] Hundreds of thousands face starvation and death in Africa in the growing crisis no one is talking about [ind.pn]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Golden Arches Theory of Decline | George Monbiot [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Violent Costs of the Global Palm-Oil Boom – The New Yorker [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] .@tonetalks => For Black America Hard Work & College Don’t Close the Wealth Gap [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] more and more income accrues via dysfunctional rent-seeking rather than via creating wealth [ow.ly] => @drboycewatkins1

the kinte space [KinteSpace] If You Get Rich, You Won’t Quit Working For Long – Slashdot [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] America Is Failing the Bad-Break Test and [white male] People Are Dying — Science of Us [ow.ly]

Africa in Words [AfricainWords] CfP: The Red and the Black – The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic, 14-15 October… [africainwords.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The AIA’s Posthumous Award To Paul Revere Williams – CityLab [ow.ly] => @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] S*xual Activity Encouraged Among “Young” Slave Boys and Girls for Breeding | Black Then [ow.ly]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Sarah L. Fraser: One of the First Black Female Doctors in the United States | Black Then [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] High on Hitler and Meth: Book Says Nazis Were Fueled by Drugs – The New York Times [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Alexander Crummell: Rationalist of the African-American Enlightenment Thinkers | Black Then [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black Abolitionists: “Michael, Row The Boat Ashore” An African American Spiritual | Black Then [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Google is not ‘just’ a platform. It frames, shapes and distorts how we see the world | Opinion | The Guardian [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] NSA’s Best Are ‘Leaving In Big Numbers,’ Insiders Say – Slashdot [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Uber employees stalked celebrities, ex employee claims – Business Insider [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why Apple Just Invested in Wind Turbines In China – Slashdot [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Japanese City Tags Elderly Dementia Sufferers With Barcodes – Slashdot [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Discover Lincos, the Language a Dutch Mathematician Invented Just to Talk to Extraterrestrials (1960) | Open Culture [ow.ly]

The Independent [Independent] These are the world’s most ignorant countries [ind.pn]

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] N. K. Jemisin Interview by David Barr Kirtley [ow.ly] => @RowenaMonde

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Enron (Modern Plays) by Lucy Prebble [ow.ly] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Reggie Watts: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert [ow.ly]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] EHX Reggie Watts explores the new 45000 multi-track looping recorder [ow.ly] => @megafunkmega

Open Culture [openculture] Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 273,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces Included! [goo.gl] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Techie Working at Home makes Bigger Archive of Historical Newspapers (37 Million Pages) Than the Library of Congress [ow.ly]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Poem that Foretold Modernism | New Republic [ow.ly] => @RowenaMonde

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Audre Lorde Live at UCLA circa early 1990s [ow.ly] => @RowenaMonde, @mreeuh, @iAyori

the kinte space [KinteSpace] LANGUAGE OF THE BLUES: Riding The Blinds | American Blues Scene Magazine [ow.ly] => @megafunkmega, @debradevi

Debra Devi [debradevi]@KinteSpace Interesting! FYI the slave trade began when the Fulani invaded the Wolof in 1670 to try to convert them to Islam.

the kinte space [KinteSpace]@debradevi How did captives from Africa appear in Virginia in 1619?

Debra Devi [debradevi]@KinteSpace@KinteSpace Yes, 20+ slaves sold in 1619 but it was large influx of 1670 Wolof POWs that kicked off mas… [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace]@debradevi how many African captives were in the Occident in 1670? 103? Why do Afro-centric scholars call slavery a *Columbian* idea?

Debra Devi [debradevi]@KinteSpace Don’t know! Lemme know what you find out. :)

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Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] So excited to find this! Now to find the prequel😂 [twitter.com]

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Nnedi Okorafor, PhD [Nnedi] note: i’m not a christian. but i like reasons to have family get togethers & days off. wish we had more of them rooted in more cultures.

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Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] (FICO scores 720 to 850) are almost always better off with a 0% introductory rate credit card than a personal loan. [ow.ly]

A 2016 Blog post from @KushitePrince has an image in it that symbolically says it all. It shows—with mediocre Photoshop skills—a black-man-superhero in a red-black-green skin suit. This is just the kind of masculine-prioritizing imagery folks like Mychal Denzel Smith would not celebrate.

Here in the rasx() context, both of these people are disrespecting their ancestors. On one hand you have investment in an image of a hero with white eyes (which symbolize death in many, many traditions as the color of bones are white)—and the white-man’s map of Africa (arguably upside down) is emblazoned on his chest. The golden color of this white-geography could easily be mistaken for a Chinese-yellow, yes-kinda-ironically-racist reference as this emerging super-power influences the continent.

On the other hand, a @Blavity article by Regina Smith heaping praise on Mychal Denzel Smith roused my suspicions because young, black cosmopolitan, east-coast womanhood rarely praises black men unless the black “man” is not really a “man” (by the standards set by the Black women that were my role models). Regina Smith’s celebration of Mychal’s deprecation of the absence of black fathers fell right in line with the new white trend of packing the Black Supreme Court with clones of James Baldwin and Audre Lorde. (By the way, should Mychal Denzel Smith actually be an invisible man, then the lovely ladies at blavity.com will be unable to see him—no matter how many child support payments go unmissed.)

Our ancestors made humanity possibly through matriarchal societies based in what the white folks call “biological altruism” which means “ain’t got a damn thang to do with dominator culture”—it’s older than the concept of “empire.” When witch-burning King James had the words “be fruitful and multiply” printed in his York Times Bestseller he did not know that he was telling all of us that making people from scratch is very, very hard. When a “god” takes the time to invoke these words, we (as dumb-ass urban people) should struggle to remember how difficult it was. Making sure that we celebrate Young Thug for wearing a dress would not be one of the ancient, matriarchal priorities. It would simply not be… because Young Thug is the symbolic descendant of the slave ship cabin boy. The sexuality of the slave ship cabin boy is controlled by white people and you can ask the eldest black male associate of Anna Wintour he’ll tell you: it feels so-so good.

So here in the rasx content, I am trapped with my hands full of the toys of two kids. One is terrible at Photoshop (and ancient African symbolism) and the other is probably your good friend because he seems like a reasonable guy in view of what has happened on Earth since 550 B.C.

Solution: stop feeling trapped. Make more freedom in the heart. …why did I bother to reference Young Thug?