LEFT✍🏾 [LeftSentThis] A new Harvard study found that over half of all police killings in 2015 were wrongly classified as not having been… [twitter.com]

Matt McDermott [mattmfm] Last night, progressive Keisha Lance Bottoms was elected Atlanta’s next mayor by a margin of *759 votes* against co… [twitter.com]

Mehrsa Baradaran [MehrsaBaradaran] Dems, huddle up. Black voters just saved you. Your turn to deliver. Start by addressing the racial wealth CHASM. [amazon.com]

Eugene Gu, MD [eugenegu] African American women voted in unprecedented numbers to catapult Doug Jones to victory. Now the Trump administrati… [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Bay Area Is Separating into Red and Green Zones [danielmiessler.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Portugal Dominated Angola for Centuries. Now the Roles Are Reversed [nytimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] ‘I’m suing my school’ – BBC News [youtube.com] » @BreakingBrown

Jayne Miller [jemillerwbal] People need to make $28/hr in MD to afford 2 bdrm apt without paying more than 30% for housing. [twitter.com]

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Taras Grescoe [grescoe] “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” —… [twitter.com]

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blackwomenintech [BWiTLA] Anyone agree? I chose not to go to grad school for a number of reasons… Grad School Is Trash for Students of Colo… [twitter.com]

The Economist [TheEconomist] Bruce Ackerman, a legal scholar, predicts the federal courts are heading for a period of “hyper-politicisation” not… [twitter.com]

#NonBeliever✊🏾😡 [Fresh_Flames1] Today In #PanAfricanHistory We Honor The Life & Sacrifice Of The Master Teacher And Legendary Author Of The Timeles… [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Herschell Lee Hamilton: Battle Surgeon & Dog-Bite Doctor of the Civil Rights Movement [blackthen.com]

Open Culture [openculture] How Josephine Baker Went From Homeless Street Performer to International Superstar, French Resistance Fighter & Civ… [twitter.com]

Chickasaw Nation [ChickasawNation] We honor and remember Chickasaw warrior Henry Nolatubby, who gave the ultimate sacrifice 76 years ago today while s… [twitter.com]

Mashable [mashable] How does this block of sand not collapse? [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Identity theft at epidemic levels, warns Cifas [bbc.co.uk]

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] Neo – A Word Processor for Authors [hughhowey.com] » @Nalo_Hopkinson

TV One [tvonetv] TV One has announced that after four years of award-winning programming and distinguished service to viewers as the… [twitter.com]

Tara [taraw]@tvonetv#Unacceptable

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why George Guidall Is the Undisputed King of Audiobooks [nytimes.com]

Wgtn City Libraries [wcl_library] Academic journal devotes an entire issue to Prince’s life & music: read and download it for free… [twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] What Does “Kafkaesque” Really Mean? A Short Animated Video Explains [goo.gl] [twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Underground Cartoonist Robert Crumb Creates an Illustrated Introduction to Franz Kafka’s Life and Work… [twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Why Should We Read Virginia Woolf? A TED-Ed Animation Makes the Case [bit.ly] [twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] New Iranian Video Game, Engare, Explores the Elegant Geometry of Islamic Art [goo.gl] [twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] A Curated Collection of Vintage Japanese Magazine Covers (1913-46) [cultr.me] [twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] 1,000-Year-Old Illustrated Guide to the Medicinal Use of Plants Now Digitized & Put Online [goo.gl] [twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Brian Eno Explains the Loss of Humanity in Modern Music [goo.gl] [twitter.com]

Irny Irdina [irnyirdina] When you try to sing all the parts [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] i’m the cream
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in the depths
of the banker’s sleeve[youtube.com] @RowenaMonde 😹

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde]@KinteSpace 😁thanks!

Chad💩🔥Fowler [chadfowler] This is a warning: If you use “Ask” as a noun I’m going to ruthlessly attack you with “off site” as a verb. Don’t make me do this.

Darren Rovell [darrenrovell] The Simpsons has now predicted Disney buying Fox, the FIFA scandal, Greece’s economic collapse & President Trump (v… [twitter.com]

Tara [taraw] It is snowing in Atlanta, in December! ..What is going on! First Houston & now Atlanta and people question Global W… [twitter.com]

Tara [taraw] And it hasn’t stopped snowing yet! First picture I showed I went to edge of street & I COULD see the street. Now I… [twitter.com]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite]@taraw I thought snow was normal in Atlanta. My dad is in Decatur. Snow too early and too much?😬

Tara [taraw]@BryanWilhite No, snow is absolutely not normal in Atlanta. We don’t do snow and ice well. Nor do I ever want us… [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 shootings a day: Complex causes of Chicago’s spiking violence [fw.to]

Ayori Selassie [iAyori] Why Is White America Ignoring the Epidemic of “White-On-White Crime”? [countercurrentnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Who got rich off the student debt crisis [revealnews.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “When you’re broke, the only freedom you have is to make bad decisions.” [lifehacker.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Higher minimum wage goes into effect in Los Angeles area [abc7.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] In New Jersey Student Loan Program,Even Death May Not Bring a Reprieve [nytimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] LADWP sues firm, claims taxpayer money was used on prostitutes, bachelor party [abc7.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Income inequality today may be higher today than in any other era [washingtonpost.com]

Ayori Selassie [iAyori] When you have so much money you can afford to look poor and must pay a premium to do so! [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] CEOs are getting more political, but consumers aren’t buying it [latimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Florida declares algae emergency [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Jamaica to install weed vending machines at airports [greenrushdaily.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Rapper Priced-Out of Silicon Valley Home [marketwatch.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] China’s Government Must Now Approve Every Mobile Game [kotaku.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Homeless in Seattle: “The Skid Road that had for generations provided affordable housing” [features.crosscut.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] America’s top earners are Asian men @tamtamsworld [washingtonpost.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Apartheid-Era Victims Suffer Defeat In U.S. Court [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Meaning Of The Fourth Of July In The Words Of Frederick Douglass [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “LEGO, the world’s largest toy maker, has been making increasingly more violent toys” @tamtamsworld [bigthink.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 5 Things you didn’t know about Thurgood Marshall [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ethiopian Bible is oldest and most complete on earth. / [orthochristian.com] [pravoslavie.ru]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 87 [haaretz.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Margaret Walker Alexander: Poet and Writer of the Black Literary Movement in Chicago [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ola Hudson: Accomplished Costume Designer to Well-Known Entertainers [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] This Wooden Clock Writes The Time [core77.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Akram Khan interview [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Fight to Liberate the “Happy Birthday” Song, Told in a Short Documentary [openculture.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Free hi-res CC0 licensed images from India [stockified.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Taneka Stotts’ ‘Elements’ is a comic anthology by creators of color [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “Charles Dellschau,..had finally been discovered, nearly 50 years after his death in 1923.” [bit.ly] via @messynessychic

the kinte space [KinteSpace] [freelance writers] Why you should aim for 100 rejections a year [lithub.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] .@rinceya pick: In the Country: Stories by Mia Alvar [amazon.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] .@ReadEngDee calls it out as erotica (Eric Jerome Dickey) [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] ‘Hancock’ – What the Last Black Superhero Movie Could’ve Been (Released Today in History, Jul 2, 2008) [shadowandact.com]

Tananarive Due [TananariveDue] The School for Magical Negroes. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Dont wear distracting clothes at Facebook – especially if you are a female [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Humiliating Practice of Sex-Testing Female Athletes @tamtamsworld [nytimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Google and five telecoms start using 60Tbps undersea cable [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Fish School Us on Wind Power: “Record-efficiency turbine farms are being inspired by sealife.” [nautil.us]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Solar Roadway is getting a (tiny) test along Route 66 [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Multitasking Drains Your Brain’s Energy Reserves, Researchers Say [tech.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] This Bike Helmet Signals, Navigates & Livestreams Your Commute [core77.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Apple Is Suing A Man That Teaches People To Repair Their MacBooks [yro.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How I Sold My Company to Twitter, Went to Facebook, and Screwed My Co-Founders [backchannel.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Who Cares if Apples Ditches the Headphone Jack? Wireless Is the Future [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Do-it-yourself sperm-counting centrifuge gets FDA approval @tamtamsworld [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Integer percentages as fingerprints of electoral falsification [arxiv.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Brian Eno: We’ve been living happily with AI for thousands of years [edge.org]

Al Jazeera News [AJENews] Savanna elephants in Africa are declining at a rate of about 8 percent each year [aje.io]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Native Eyewear Throttle Polarized Sunglasses [rei.com] @REI

the kinte space [KinteSpace] EXCLUSIVE: Brazil, has Been Taken Over by an All White Male Cabinet[shar.es] via @sharethis

Al Jazeera News [AJENews] “Pellet guns are inherently inaccurate and indiscriminate, and have no place in law enforcement.” [aje.io]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] What does modern slavery look like? [bbc.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Africa’s Last Colony: Western Saharan Independence Movement Mourns Loss of Polisario Front Leader [democracynow.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Uber’s subprime leases put drivers on road, but leave some shackled [seattletimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Elaine 12: Black Sharecroppers Sentenced to Death during the Elaine Race Riot [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Lynching that Almost Happened “if not” for a Black Mob Protecting One of Their Own [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Amphetamine use in America’s workforce [daily.jstor.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] This is when you’re most popular, according to science [washingtonpost.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Credit Suisse Warns That Workers Are Gaining Ground and U.S. Equities May Suffer [bloomberg.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Swiss Vote on Guaranteed Income Is About Rich-People’s Problems [newyorker.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Thiel shows why tech billionaires are the new robber barons [reuters.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Remembering The Black Wall Street: 95 Years After The U.S. Dropped The Bombs On Us [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants [nytimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] a visualization of prop 50: [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How Did L.A. Become a City of Palms? [kcet.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Los Angeles Tries to Prove that It Doesn’t Necessarily Need the Car [newyorker.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How Much Housing Will Be Built? [ternercenter2.berkeley.edu]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Seattle area home prices set new record; 2nd-fastest rising in nation [seattletimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] NASA Satellite Finds 39 Unreported Sources of Toxic Air Pollution [science.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Extreme weather increasing level of toxins in food, scientists warn [reuters.com] @mindovermunch

the kinte space [KinteSpace] US Death Rate Rises, Health Officials Aren’t Sure Why [science.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] U.S. colleges ranked by number of affiliated Congressmembers [beta-congress-colleges-fun.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Britain is the most corrupt country in the world? [independent.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] India rises past the US to become the internet’s second biggest user [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Alienation Is Killing Americans and Japanese [nautil.us]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why drinking in India is an ‘outdoor sport’ [bbc.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Madman as Painter: Richard Dadd [city-journal.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Immutability of Math and How Almost Everything Else Will Pass – HackerRank Blog [blog.hackerrank.com] via @hackerrank

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Intel knows it’s no longer inside [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Nvidia CEO: We’ll be solving VR immersion problems for the next 20 years [trustedreviews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years @mikemassenburg [openculture.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Neuroscience of Op Art [artsy.net]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How a good night’s sleep became the ultimate status symbol @RowenaMonde [theguardian.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Surprising Importance of Stratospheric Life [nautil.us]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Brian Eno Answers Deep Questions from Music Journalist Dick Flash: The Best Eno Interview You’ll See [openculture.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Combinatorial Music Theory (1991) [andrewduncan.net] @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Lisa C. Moore Named Lambda Literary’s Publishing Professional Award Winner [lambdaliterary.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] for my daughter @khemenut: The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition [amazon.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Watch a machine-learning system parse the grammatical structure of sentences [foxtype.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Making Money from Misery? Disaster Capitalism from the Migrant Crisis to Afghanistan and Haiti [democracynow.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] If Apple didn’t hold $181B overseas, it would owe $59B in US taxes [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] when you hear Apple fan boys/girls whoo-ing that’s an American thing: the Rebel Yell, a racist tradition [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] watch how “the world” will overlook Steve Jobs’ babymomma on welfare while he was a millionaire -that’s thug life [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Experian hack affects 15 million T-Mobile customers [wmpoweruser.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] US puts more trash in landfills than the EPA knew about [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Facebook reaches deal to beam internet to Africa from space [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Whole Foods to stop selling products made by inmates [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Air France manager pisses off workers, literally loses shirt [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Nigeria’s ex-petroleum minister has been arrested in London for money laundering [qz.com] via @qzafrica

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Legionnaires’ Bacteria Reemerges In Previously Disinfected Cooling Towers [science.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Gut bacteria could be key in preventing asthma in children [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] NYC Construction Industry’s Shame: Black Workers Earn $5.74 Less Hourly Than Whites [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Florida Teen Arrested for Science Experiment Never Offered Same Support as Ahmed Mohamed [miaminewtimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Houston’s Gifted Education Program Biased Against Blacks and Latinos [news.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] First Latino US Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on Migrant Farmworkers, the Border and Ayotzinapa [democracynow.org]

Media Diversified [WritersofColour] Epicdermis – By Khairani Barokka It strikes me; the analogy Of woman to country Recurs in part Becau … [mediadiversified.tumblr.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Rita Dove first American to win Chinese poetry award | Shanghai Daily: [shanghaidaily.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Svetlana Alexievich Gets Nobel Prize in Literature [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] when your superfine Indonesian wife steals your kid [youtube.com] @MaronzioVance @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sam Greenlee / When Desoree Danced [weblog.liberatormagazine.com] @liberatormag

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Brilliantly-Designed Inuit Fish Hook That Allows the Halibut Population to Replenish Itself [core77.com]

The Root [TheRoot] Texas mom calls out publisher McGraw-Hill for rewriting slave history in student textbook: [theroot.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Education: Families Can Request For Testing For Gifted And Talented Exam [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools [everydayfeminism.com] via @evrydayfeminism

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the Wolfenstein series (with my commentary) has taught my 12 year old son more about white supremacy history than any PBS kids bullshit

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black Then | This Man Was Nicknamed “The Negro Einstein” At Harvard University. Here’s Why [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Despite His Skill & Flourishing Practice, This Doctor Was Shut Down & Disappeared In 1802.. [blackthen.com] via @@4blackthen

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Wealth Without Health for Some African Americans in OC [voiceofoc.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 things you’re bound to see at a West African wedding [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Peak sex: relationships lose passion after just one year [what’s wrong kids?][telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Money mistakes to avoid in your 40s [getrichslowly.org]

The Economist [EconBizFin] Nearly half of US households must sell or borrow something to cover an unexpected $400 expense [economist.com] [twitter.com]

Dave Winer [davewiner] What If We Made Gun Culture Uncool Like We Did Cigarettes? [talkingpointsmemo.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Charles Woods (a.k.a The Professor) on Black Love in the Movies [youtube.com] @megafunkmega @AVAETC

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Night Josephine Baker Never Got Her Steak [blackstarnews.com]

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] Omar Victor Diop: ‘I want to reinvent the heritage of African studio photography’ [theguardian.com] @another_africa @megafunkmega

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] ‘Afro-Saxons’ – Acclaimed British Doc About Rival Black Hairdressers, Revived in UK Theaters [blogs.indiewire.com] [twitter.com]

mariinukai [mariinukai] GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 4 at JANM!! OPENING PARTY ON SATURDAY 10/10 /15 7PM!! [facebook.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] I’m no expert, but holy crap the hacking on Homeland was bad [arstechnica.com] @megafunkmega

megafunk visual [megafunkmega]@KinteSpace The solution is climbing aboard the @whoismrrobot train to the last exit.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] most Kung Fu movies made by people from China provide *no* insight into Shaolin monasticism; most “black” movies are of the same way @AVAETC

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 4 the record: THE MARTIAN (the book) had *no* Black males (that I recall) in it; THE MARTIAN (the movie) had no Indian males in it @anildash

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the phrase “let’s think about the positive side of having recessive genes” is not funny -but it *will* be @MaronzioVance @ComedienneMsPat

the kinte space [KinteSpace] saw MOON (#bowie); #2, never (#squidbillies); #3, for my daughter; #4, nah (I’m actually from L.A.) [youtube.com]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Get ’em, Bill! “Bill Gross Sues PIMCO Over Forced Exit” [I very, very much understand why Bill would use such words] [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] there *will* be an eno-esque ambient music album called “recurring slope lineae” dropping soon [spaceflightnow.com]

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less by Joseph McCormack [amazon.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] a young Mariah Carey played The Feral Kid in Mad Max 2: the Road Warrior @MaronzioVance -bad joke?

Kwabena Boahen, research scientist of neuromorphic engineering at Stanford did a very non-Negro, non-Pollyanna/Missionary thang in the middle of his TED Talk: he talked about what Africa can do for computing technology in front of a crowd (“multicultural” or not) that has been conditioned from birth to assume such relationships are psychedelic at best.

This YouTube.com comment in response to his presentation summarizes how most white people feel (of all skin colors) about this uppity behavior:

i feel like the commentator was a bit of an ass at the end. i know what he means—what does this have to do with africa? is there anything characteristically african about trying to build a neural network or a brain using transistors? … other than the fact that you’re from africa? we’ll likely see in a decade or two from the students he trains and the failures and successes of the work. maybe africa characterizes his audacity, and stubbornness that it takes to do science

It would not surprise me to find that white person who wrote this comment looks exactly like Kanye West. What we see above is an artifact of the racist subconscious—a vast bowl of pus—a white liquid oozing a masquerade of actual thought.

Kwabena Boahen, being one of hardest-working scientists I have ever seen (just look at his Stanford page again), probably did not have enough time to really plan his insinuation of Africa into his talk. Like most scientists (especially physicists) there can be an assumption that other subjects are easy to obtain and summarize quickly. When Kwabena Boahen used a quote from Brian Eno to support his African claims, I knew he was not going to hit the mark. Eno says (to Kevin Kelly in Wired 3.05):

Yes. Do you know what I hate about computers? The problem with computers is that there is not enough Africa in them. This is why I can’t use them for very long. Do you know what a nerd is? A nerd is a human being without enough Africa in him or her. I know this sounds sort of inversely racist to say, but I think the African connection is so important. You know why music was the center of our lives for such a long time? Because it was a way of allowing Africa in. In 50 years, it might not be Africa; it might be Brazil. But I want so desperately for that sensibility to flood into these other areas, like computers.

Kwabena Boahen put too much trust in his audience. He was expecting them to read this passage from the same Wired article:

Africa is everything that something like classical music isn’t. Classical—perhaps I should say “orchestral”—music is so digital, so cut up, rhythmically, pitchwise and in terms of the roles of the musicians. It’s all in little boxes. The reason you get child prodigies in chess, arithmetic, and classical composition is that they are all worlds of discontinuous, parceled-up possibilities. And the fact that orchestras play the same thing over and over bothers me. Classical music is music without Africa. It represents old-fashioned hierarchical structures, ranking, all the levels of control. Orchestral music represents everything I don’t want from the Renaissance: extremely slow feedback loops.

So the reason why your laptop gets hot is because vast amounts of energy is being wasted in your computer to uphold imperial principles of centralization, “old-fashioned hierarchical structures” and a global knowledge of control. So Kwabena Boahen would ask you the simple question: your brain has way more processing power than the most powerful computer of today—so how come your brain does not waste so much energy—how come your head does not get so hot?

So let’s jump over to Rice University professor Krishna Palem as reported by Eric Berger of the Houston Chronicle:

On Sunday, Krishna Palem, speaking at a computer science meeting in San Francisco, announced results of the first real-world test of his probabilistic computer chip: The chip, which thrives on random errors, ran seven times faster than today’s best technology while using just 1⁄30th the electricity.

Buy this Book at Amazon.com! In the militaristic imperial system under which the European culturally ‘matured’ (also under which modern Africans are missionary entrained), the concept of developing technology that “thrives on random errors” is utterly crazy. No regular guy running an army would encourage a culture of error-making. The white-male-god-complex builds for a false sense of cleanliness and a false sense of perfection.

In traditional, Old Kingdom Africa, this simply was not the case. In a recent .NET Rocks! interview with Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell (I did a terrible job by the way), I mentioned that the first mobile phone networks were the talking drums—which happen to come from Dr. Boahen’s homeland.

To me, the intellectual foundation of Object Oriented Programming (and loose coupling) can be heard in the polyrhythmic ensembles of drummers originating throughout ancient Africa. The supposedly error-prone “contradiction” between togetherness and independence can be heard in African music. But the very idea that togetherness and independence are “opposites” that should contradict come not from an absolute, universal reality but rather from a specific imperial missionary training course that my down-home relatives called The Study of War. Study war no more!

Deeper still is Dr. Peter Chen’s crediting of the ancient Egyptian language (and, of course, Chinese languages) for the concept of the Entity—this concept makes sane database management possible.

Buy this Book at Amazon.com! I know from personal experience (with me) that respecting the power of concepts is very, very hard in an imperial system. Most of “us,” in a fascist world of hyper-violence and rape, don’t need to care much about the power of deep thought—and how nothing happens without someone thinking about it first. Our lack of continual involvement with the thinking process means someone else is doing the thinking for us…

By the simple fact of seniority, Africans born long before Columbus has to think for themselves. And foundational concepts that are still in use today—purposely deformed and accidently half-understood as they are—came from peoples who had no help from ‘another people’ simply because there were no other peoples but African peoples on Earth at the time. Notice the lack of “reverse racism” here…

The vast majority of traditional, wisdom-based African concepts have no purpose or even a context in a military industrial complex, covered in concrete, plastic, Kanye West and other cave-man-petroleum products. This applies to most indigenous wisdom the world over…