‘Why are some people rich and others poor? Answering this elusive question has been the lifelong work of economist @SandyDarity who pioneered the subfield of stratification economics, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding economic inequality’ [newblackmaninexile.net][twitter.com]
When Transcanada built Keystone 1 over my tribe’s fresh groundwater they told us it wouldn’t leak. We knew better. We sued, but Hillary Clinton dismissed our lawsuit. Last Fall it leaked ~half a million gallons. Now they say it was damaged since day 1. [ksfy.com]
Activists cheered when a federal magistrate judge released Therese Okoumou without bail after she had spent the night behind bars. Okoumou responded by raising her fist and blowing kisses to her supporters. [time.com]
Ethiopia and Eritrea declare war over [bbc.in]
🇬🇧 Can Ethiopia and Eritrea be friends? | Inside Story [youtube.com]
Twitter turned my informational thread about powwows into a Twitter Moment. Enjoy. 😄 [twitter.com]
When the Fourth of July Was a Black Holiday – The Atlantic [theatlantic.com]
This nation was not founded by immigrants. Europeans squatting on already-occupied land with the goal of producing raw goods for the wealth of England is COLONIZATION, not immigration. Please stop rewriting history to fit a convenient modern political narrative
Incompetence By Design [monbiot.com] “As state bodies are dismantled, corporations are freed to rip the living world apart”
Why Curie’s no Einstein: A subtle gender bias in science [arstechnica.com]
halfway through the year and i’ve featured over 100 new artists. hope you are subscribed. [africandigitalart.com]
✨ Happy Birthday, #JuneJordan ✨ Your poetry remains mesmerizing & powerful. Urging us to resist. Compelling us to love ourselves. “To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way.” [twitter.com]
From Boom Bap to G-Funk, there’s no era of hip-hop, R&B, or soul, that hasn’t bared his mark—and our latest ‘In Hip-Hop and Beyond’ playlist proves just that.
Amazing sidewalk art in front of an Apple store to remind them of where that coltan (the mineral used to make the phones/laptops etc) comes from. Mining for coltan in the Congo has resulted in many deaths & human rights violations. Eduardo Relero is the artist. [twitter.com]
“Why is it that so many rappers are in an out prison, we don’t see this with any other form of music. We don’t see R&B singers going to prison. At this point rappers seems to be a bunch of criminals trying to make songs” 🤔[s1.zetaboards.com] via @natturnerx65
@trueblackpower @natturnerx65 Organized crime and entertainment have a long history but the criminals never passed themselves off as the talent in such huge numbers until the overthrow of @MrChuckD and boogie-down productions.
Terry Gilliam on diversity: ‘I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian’ [theguardian.com]
there’s folk doing revolutionary stuff offline,but use twitter to teach the basics
there’s some doing revolutionary stuff offline, who speak of actions they do only in part
@RowenaMonde Ah, yes and even the communist Chinese have figured out that it is easier to control *urban* people with none of these rural, wisdom-based skills of self-organizing necessity.
@KinteSpace Very true. And Ngugi said the rural dwellers are the main keepers of the culture