Marcus [marcusjdl] Hard-pressed Amazon workers in Scotland sleeping in tents near warehouse to save money [independent.co.uk]

LAist [LAist] Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District initiated a strike early Monday morning, a work stoppage that affects roughly 480,000 public school students and their parents. We’re covering the strike here: [laist.com][twitter.com]

Nadra Nittle [NadraKareem] Day 4 of #LAUSDStrike and what may be the heaviest day of rain. Teachers on the picket line are sore. One used her FitBit yesterday and found she’d walked 10 miles — uphill in DTLA. No rain tomorrow, but marching in the downpour hasn’t been easy. #UTLAStrong

Lawrence Gilliam [lgrhythm] @mrsngilliam @azlavegan Great to see neighbors stopping by and offering support (and donuts and coffee). #UTLAStrike#Red4Ed#UTLAStrikeDay2[twitter.com]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [AOC] How can the GOP expect all TSA & other workers to reliably show up without a paycheck?

Workers rely on services like childcare and transit to work in the first place. Those services don’t take IOUs.

It’s not that workers “refuse” to work w/o a paycheck. Without pay, many can’t. [twitter.com]

𝙲𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚖𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚍 [Cinemacked] “Over her 23-year career in tennis, Serena Williams has never tested positive for any illegal substance despite being tested significantly more than other professional tennis players, both male and female – in fact, four times more frequently than her peers.”

So…targeted then. [twitter.com]

Africa is a country [africasacountry] Displacing African Studies outside of Africa and emptying it of any transformative potential, obscures its revolutionary legacy and converts it into an impotent, banal field. [africasacountry.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Unquiet Women: From the Dusk of the Roman Empire to the Dawn of the Enlightenment [amazon.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Remarkable women through history HistoryExtra [historyextra.com]

Bex [bexdat] 《 The researchers found that liberal individuals were less likely to use words that would make them appear highly competent when the person they were addressing was presumed to be black rather than white. 》 [bit.ly]

Leila A. McNeill [leilasedai] Months ago I promised to write a take-down of Richard Feynman. Well, here it is. The science is not separate from the scientist. [thebaffler.com]

Francesco Santini [fsantini2015] Why so many of us wanted to believe in an ocean cleanup system that just broke [theverge.com] via @Verge

bertrand_bfp [bertrand_bfp] “Neural Networks and Philosophy of Language
Why Wittgenstein’s theories are the basis of all modern NLP” [lnkd.in][lnkd.in]

Patriot [Patriot66874185] The decline in U.S. life expectancy is unlike anything we’ve seen in a century [pops.ci] via @PopSci

Marion Teniade [mariontjohnson] Super dope idea — a nutrition label for algorithms. Algorithms aren’t bias-free, and those biases are often extremely harmful to Black folk. #Data4BlackLives[twitter.com]

Friedrich List [simulator8] ‘Alarming’ burnout is making doctors want to kill themselves – New York Post [nypost.com] via @GoogleNews

Mari-Liisa Varila [mlvarila] How beautiful! “The Embroidered Computer is an exploration into using historic gold embroidery materials and knowledge to craft a programmable 8 bit computer.” [ireneposch.net]

A2eTechnologies [A2eTechnologies] [a2etechnologies.com] : Insect Collapse: ‘We Are Destroying Our Life Support Systems’ [it.slashdot.org]

Nature is Amazing  [AMAZlNGNATURE] Majestic South Dakota tornadic supercell caught on camera by Marko Korosec [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] so, early 20th science showed that humanity was out of Africa, supporting Darwinian theories, but it also suggested that this humanity was gangsta, violent and a little rapey at its core [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] in the 1920s, anatomist Raymond Dart whipped up “the killer ape theory” whose faulty science influenced by the horrors of WWI form what most people—even self-described ‘black’ people—regard as “human nature” instead of social outcomes of patriarchy encased in imperialism [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] in the 1950s, the dramatism of Robert Ardrey mixed with the faulty science of Raymond Dart to literally strip the African origin of humanity of all of its innocence, effectively making African ”original sin” foundational and impossible for us to escape to this very day [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the 1961 book, *African Genesis* is the faulty scientifc foundation that allowed modern, self-described “atheists” to swallow the “original sin” concept under the guise of technical objectivity and provides a marketing tool for military industrialists to this very day [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Stanley Kubrick canonizes the justification for the aggressive asshole in his military-industrial masterpiece _2001: a space odyssey_, forming the basis for all science-fiction film villains to this very microsecond [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the calculus on the teeth of Australopithecus sediba proves that, like me, these apes were boring, vegetable-biased nerds very much unlike the gangsta killer apes the ladies love—and love to hate—and that’s why we can’t have nice things, kids [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Australopithecus africanus was falsely accused of using tools in order to have weapons which desaturates the colors the poetric imagery of white folks of all skin colors to this very second [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] whenever a police officer of the goddamn law murders an innocent Black child he can essentially quote Ardrey: “Not in innocence and not in Asia was mankind born.” so the white-1960s zeitgeist can accept that man came out of Africa but that man is an aggressive asshole [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Self-determination theory (SDT) is a macro theory of human motivation and personality that concerns people’s inherent growth tendencies and innate psychological needs. [en.wikipedia.org][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Kurt Vonnegut Diagrams the Shape of All Stories in a Master’s Thesis Rejected by U. Chicago [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Sneha Shetty [ThatPoetryGirl] We all know Oculus is incredible. If you haven’t read it yet, check out Dan Chiasson’s thoughts on it: [newyorker.com]

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] Overlooked No More: Amrita Sher-Gil, a Pioneer of Indian Art | The New York Times [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]

The Lunettes [TheLunettes] Edward Hopper’s Iconic Painting Nighthawks Explained in a 7-Minute Video Introduction [buff.ly] via @openculture[twitter.com]

ArtsJournal [ArtsJournalNews] Editing Marcel Proust Was A Nightmare (Especially After He Died):

“Proust composed by an immensely complex process of writing and rewriting, weaving together passages sometimes composed years apart, filling his margins with additions and, when the margi… [bit.ly]

Hari Ziyad [HariZiyad] Y’all so not only is “This is America” an anti-Black mess, it’s a COMPLETE rip off (they’ve never spoken and he has not been compensated) of this rapper’s far better work (link in comments) [twitter.com]

amy cotler [locavoreway] What a lovely replacement. Flowers instead of pesticides. I saw poppies between rows of grapevines in California. Where have you seen this? [positive.news]

City of New York [nycgov] Registration opens for Schomburg Center’s 7th annual Black Comic Book Festival: [on.nypl.org]@nypl[twitter.com]

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] Directions to Johnny B. Goode’s Place [laughingsquid.com][twitter.com]

Sally Wilton [sallywilts] @SebHyatt @simonjohnw We had a problem with my historian husband’s books and I solved it with shelves high up and out of the way throughout the flat. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] semiautomatic (Wesleyan Poetry Series) [amazon.com] by Evie Shockley [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sabrina [amazon.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sabrina (French Edition) [amazon.com][twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] I flaked the mehndi paste off after the party and the remaining markings were orange. Overnight they have darkened [twitter.com]

#Prisonculture [prisonculture] Yup *Civility* is the *Do Not Disturb Sign* of those removed from the actual impacts of oppression and tyranny.

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] Africa’s tourism boards market to nearly everyone but black tourists [qz.com] via @qzafrica

Cindy Gallop [cindygallop] When I say there are not enough aspirational relationship role models represented in popular culture of today’s relationship: a partnership of equals – this is the kind of thing I mean: @TaylorLorenz@theatlantic Instagram Husbands Are No Longer Ashamed [theatlantic.com][twitter.com]

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] To the best of my research, I uncover very fundamental aspects of African religions. They all describe God as a fighting God not as a passive God who allows a lie to rest unchallenged. It grapples with existential problems and does not claim to be the religion of absolutes.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 You should follow up with @son_of_malcolm with your response to the Bello lecture; Sister Bello may change your original statement one common thread is not about the “one god” imperial conquest deal—it is about a family of abstract principles anthropromorphized

“I Aint No Jr Brother” [son_of_malcolm] @KinteSpace @Ajairah1 I like the way your phrased that. Mind if I steal it?

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @son_of_malcolm @Ajairah1 sure: ain’t no thang

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] A Young Man Working to Stop Chicago’s Gun Violence Loses His Life to It [nyti.ms]

Sandy Darity [SandyDarity] Terrific new article by @profthornhill on selective colleges and universities screening black students on the basis of expected political activism — something several of us have been asserting for a while. Documentation here: [journals.sagepub.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Texas and New York City are slashing inmate phone call rates [theverge.com] via @Verge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How Indian Americans Came to Run Half of All U.S. Motels [on.natgeo.com] via @NatGeo

the kinte space [KinteSpace] CA lawmakers approve bill to push back school start times [abc7.com] via @abc7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] My Credit Score Finally Hit 800+ – 4 Tips it to Increase Your Score [youtu.be] via @focusedspender

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Safkhet Capital’s Quadir Is Still Short Valeant [youtube.com] [why do I think Timnit Gebru and Fahmi Quadir have a lot in common underneath?]

Karen Turner [beautifulzion1] My bro on the move – moving to next temporary spot after the #650parliamentfire#thisisToronto#650Parliament#torontothegood? [twitter.com]

SchomburgCenter [SchomburgCenter] In 1940, Pauli Murray and her friend refused to sit in the back of a segregated bus in Richmond, Virgina – 15 years before the Montgomery Bus Boycott began. Join us as we delve deeper into “The Startling Life of Pauli Murray” on 9/18. Register [eventbrite.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] A year after Equifax breach, no enforcement actions [houstonchronicle.com]

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] “Research shows that While irritability in the average white teenager is often labeled as depression, it’s more likely seen as disruptive in Black or Latino children — which Doctors say that can lead to feelings of hopelessness.” [nbcnews.com] via @NBCBLK

S.A.Baloch [asmaaan208] Unique Ancient Mayan and Aztec farming /Fishing method … Now being followed again 🌟🌟🌟 [twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] Cape Town’s water crisis shows how climate change will revolutionize politics in cities across the world, writes @fivefifths[theatlantic.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Japan acknowledges first radiation-linked death out of Fukushima [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Dirty water continues to plague Compton, Willowbrook residents [abc7.com] via @abc7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Has elegance betrayed physics? [physicstoday.scitation.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] California Lawmakers Pass Nation’s Toughest Net Neutrality Law [nyti.ms]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Toyota recalls 192K hybrid models over fire hazard [abc7.com] via @abc7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] News: Toyota recalls 2016-2018 Prius models for fire risk [greencarreports.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Airport Security Bins Carry More Viruses Than an Airport Toilet [thepointsguy.com] via @thepointsguy

the kinte space [KinteSpace] IBM secretly used New York’s CCTV cameras to train its surveillance software [theverge.com] via @Verge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The future is here today: you can’t play Bach on Youtube because Sony says they own his compositions [boingboing.net]

theblerdgurl™️ [theblerdgurl] The rediscovered legacy of Jackie Ormes, the first black woman with a syndicated comic strip [ift.tt]

Stitch [watchstitch] Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman cartoonist who offered positive representations of African Americans in cartoons. #BlackHistoryMonth[twitter.com]

OkayAfrica [OkayAfrica] 👏🏿 The film is the first @netflix original to come out of Nigeria. [bit.ly]

#WOMENSART [womensart1] Jackie Ormes (1911-1985), illustrator, civil rights activist, and first known African-American female cartoonist #womensart[twitter.com]

Wilson Morales [blackfilm] Congrats to Katt Williams (@KattPackAllDay) On His #Emmys2018 Win For Comedy Series Guest Actor for ‘Atlanta’ [twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] The Iconic Urinal & Work of Art, “Fountain,” Wasn’t Created by Marcel Duchamp But by the Pioneering Dada Artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Laura Schmitz [MsSchmitz_LESD] Our 1st @PS_ARTS class was a success! Thank you @JuneCarol_E for having such a welcoming and warm art classroom! #4thgrade#artsed#psarts#4thgradeart@LESDSchools@andersonLESD[twitter.com]

CNN [CNN] John Bunn was wrongfully convicted of murder as a teenager and exonerated after 27 years of fighting for his freedom. He says the power of reading saved him. Now, he’s building libraries in prisons. [cnn.it][twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound | Maryanne Wolf [theguardian.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde Yes, I was the victim of this recently, talking tech with a Microsoft employee who clearly was drawing flippant conclusions by skimming over what I wrote to them. I must be quite an idiot to expect my own carefully-read words to be used “against” me in a so-called “argument.”

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Village Voice, a New York Icon, Closes [nyti.ms]

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] [twitter.com]

Zakyia Marie [ZakyiaMarie] This woman just won, in her FIRST US OPEN, and she is apologizing in tears instead of smiling. Serena reacts to unfair treatment after YEARS of it and gets multiple penalties. Two black women had their game ruined today. If you aren’t livid you aren’t paying attention. [twitter.com]

Crystal Marie Fleming [alwaystheself] “Male players have sworn and cursed at the top of their lungs, hurled and blasted their equipment into shards, and NEVER been penalized as Williams was in the second set of the U.S. Open final.”

Sally Jenkins brings it ALL the way home.. [washingtonpost.com]

📚i debate only my equals, ALL OTHERS I TEACH! [RenyTay] black men, RT if you have ever had to make yourself appear less threatening to comfort someone else because you and some stranger were somewhere alone(i.e elevator, office, public restroom)

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RenyTay @DrTJC black dudes who are talented at this while doing their job at the same time make the most successful employees: it’s the difference between Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis: both are ingenious technicians but only one remains “beloved by America”

Josiah McElroy [JosiahTMcElroy] @KinteSpace @RenyTay @DrTJC Idk about that assertion

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, the cute 21st-century word “monetize” covers up the 17th-century imperative: “private property” which did more to degrade, retard and confuse digital technology than advance the state of the art

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] US inmates stage nationwide prison labor strike over ‘modern slavery’ [theguardian.com]

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] There Was No Dress Code For My White Coworkers. But There Was For Me. [bustle.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] “It’s unthinkable that a court would uphold a policy that effectively required White workers to alter their hair texture through costly, time-consuming procedures involving harsh chemicals.” — @RiaTabaccoMar[nytimes.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] Ayanna Pressley Stuns Capuano in Massachusetts House Race in Upset for Insurgents [nyti.ms]

The Black Detour [theblackdetour] A few weeks ago a Black woman was assaulted by Asian store owner at a Tulsa beauty supply store. Now the owner of the store is selling all products for 50 % off and there is a line of Black women waiting to shop with this store.

Full story = [bit.ly][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “Mississippi Is Failing”: As Prisoner Deaths Reach 13 in August Alone, Advocates Demand Answers [democracynow.org] via @democracynow

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Bill makes CA first state to end bail before trial [abc7.com] via @abc7

Michael [OwuorMichael] Thomas Mukaya (Senior Reuters Photo Director, East Africa) is the photojournalist behind a 2017 photo of a protester catching a teargas canister. He is also the 2018 Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) Photographer Of The Year. [twitter.com]

Suede Santoro [suede_santoro] Original Cowboys of the West ca.1876 🐎 🔫 [twitter.com]

Kamala Harris [KamalaHarris] Emmett Till was murdered on this day in 1955. He was only 14-years-old. Sixty-three years later, federal lynching is still not a federal crime. Senators Booker, Scott, and I have introduced the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act to finally make it one. We can’t stay silent. [twitter.com]

Smithsonian NMAAHC [NMAAHC] Learn the #hiddenherstory of Anna Murray Douglass from @SmithsonianMagazine. Although she’s often overshadowed by her husband, Frederick Douglass, Anna made his work possible.

Learn more: [bit.ly]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] “From a slave’s collar to segregation signs, Oran Z has spent years collecting often shocking mementoes of America’s racial struggles. Now it all lies in shipping containers – and no institution will touch it” [theguardian.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] ‘What Dorothy Porter’s Life Meant for Black Studies’ — “Dorothy Porter, a Black woman pioneer in library and information science, created an archive that structured a new field.” [daily.jstor.org] via @JSTOR_Daily

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] New evidence that losing your job is even more stressful for Black Americans [brook.gs] via @BrookingsInst with findings from @DukeAAAS‘s @SandyDarity & future @KirwanInstitute Director @DarrickHamilton

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] Historian @jbf1755 uses the diaries of a Washington fixture to detail the violence within Congress in the years before the Civil War [po.st] via @SmithsonianMag

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] Anyways, I have to walk my sister now to the radiology department for her 15th round of radiation therapy. Please have my sister in thoughts and prayers as she battles adenocarcinoma of the uterine wall and the paraneoplastic syndromes that follows.

Alondra Nelson [alondra] Important: “Aggressive policing can…lower the educational performance of African-American youth. These findings provide evidence that the consequences of policing extend into…social life, with implications for the educational trajectories …and social inequality” [twitter.com]

Shailja Patel [shailjapatel] India is the world’s largest market for skin bleaching products: 735 million users, mostly women and girls.

Nigeria comes second, with 99.5 million users.

Skin bleaching products make up 23% of the skin care product market. [feminisminindia.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board [tech.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Triangulation 354: Virginia Eubanks: Automating Inequality [youtu.be] => @tonetalks

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor [amazon.com] by @PopTechWorks[twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] L.A. County gets state approval of new vote-counting system using open source software [latimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Data of 130 Million Chinese Hotel Chain Guests Sold on Dark Web Forum [bleepingcomputer.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Snapchat, Weather Channel, and others hit with anti-Semitic vandalism [theverge.com] via @verge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Massive fish die-off creates smelly mess in Malibu [abc7.com] via @ABC7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] New species of mosquito invading Southern California [abc7.com] via @abc7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] ‘Aggressive’ toe-biting insects found in Santa Monica Mountains [abc7.com] via @abc7

Culture Type [CultureType] Eight Artists of the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora Exhibit in Jamaica, Queens [hyperallergic.com]

The New York Times [nytimes] Randy Weston, Pianist Who Traced Africa in Jazz, Dies at 92 [nyti.ms]

Ted Gioia [tedgioia] Jazz pianist Randy Weston left us this morning at age 92. Weston was the ultimate individualist whether at the keyboard (where he was a Monk disciple before almost anyone else) or when moving his jazz career from NY to North Africa. An irreplaceable artist & inspiring role model. [twitter.com]

Sonny Rollins Bridge [RollinsBridge] “In the late 1960s, Randy Weston—at the time already an established jazz giant—left the United States to live in Africa, thereby building a bridge between Africa’s cultural roots and influence and the USA, which in turn was reflected in his music.” [boesendorfer.com][twitter.com]

WriteOnGeek [WriteOnGeek] It was 20 years ago that #BLADE was released — the CBM that opened more doors than fans know. And the great @wesleysnipes was behind it all — also in more ways than fans know.

NEW on @MoviesMatrix! 👇🏽👊🏽🥋 [moviesmatrix.com]

Black History Heroes [HistoryHeroes] Mali singer Khaira Arby, ‘Nightingale of Timbuktu,’ dies at 59 | The Japan Times [japantimes.co.jp]

Jazz On This Day [jazzonthisday] Jean-Pierre Leloir’s colour photographs of American jazz legends in France: John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Billie Holiday, and Eric Dolphy. [twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] Ivorian Contemporary Artist Mederic Turay [africandigitalart.com][twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] Rovik Comic Book by Avandu [africandigitalart.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] “The Long Tomorrow”: Discover Mœbius’ Hard-Boiled Detective Comic That Inspired Blade Runner (1975) [openculture.com][twitter.com]

#WOMENSART [womensart1] ‘The Annunciation of a Woman’ by Harmonia Rosales, contemporary Afro-Cuban US artist known for foregrounding black women in Western and religious imagery to create an alternative world vision #womensart[twitter.com]

Cave Canem [cavecanempoets] Congratulations to Cave Canem Elder Sonia Sanchez, recipient of the $100,00 2018 Wallace Stevens Award from The Academy of American Poets. 🙏🏿 [poets.org][twitter.com]

W. Todd Kaneko [ToddKaneko] I don’t need to read any more think pieces about whether or not poetry matters. How about this short poem from THE SECOND O OF SORROW by Sean Thomas Dougherty. [twitter.com]

camilleturner [afrofuturist] Excited to be participating in this amazing conference in Leeds! [twitter.com]

Satish Kolluri [satishkolls] @shailjapatel @bodega_gyro_ao Watch this excellent doc on the globalization of the beauty industry. [youtu.be]

Chuck D [MrChuckD] I keep this book in my mental currency TayannahLeeMcQuillars documentation [twitter.com]

Vernon Reid [vurnt22] Alice Coltrane’s technique of achieving pitch bend by turning her electric Hammond OFF then quickly back ON was revolutionary! It is one of the EARLIEST examples of HACKING for musical effect. It PREDATES Moog or ARP. She has gotten NO CREDIT FOR THIS.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Theft! A History of Music is a graphic novel laying out a 2000-year long history of musical borrowing from Plato to rap. It is available as a handsome paperback, and for free download under a Creative Commons license. [law.duke.edu] => @megafunkmega[twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Vegan fast-food spot Monty’s Good Burger makes Koreatown debut [abc7.com] via @ABC7

This Is Africa [ThisIsAfricaTIA] The wigs and robes worn by judges and lawyers in former British colonies are among the most glaring symbols of colonial inheritance; an inheritance so old-fashioned and uncomfortable that even British barristers have stopped wearing them. [thisisafrica.me][twitter.com]

True Black Power [trueblackpower] Safeway Calls Police on Black Woman Giving Food to the Homeless After Mistaking Her for a Shoplifter [atlantablackstar.com] via @atlblackstar

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] Black Panther Party Co-Founder Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard Dead At 80 [okayplayer.com]

Michelle 🍎 [michelleDbelle] I was at Target today buying 30 notebooks for my class. A man in front of me asked if I was a teacher and when I said yes, he told the cashier he was paying for my notebooks. My heart really needed this…to be reminded that there are genuinely kind people left in the world. ❤️

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]

The New York Times [nytimes] The billion-dollar prison phone industry has drawn increased scrutiny in recent years. Now all calls in New York City from jail will be free. [nyti.ms]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Nearly 50 vehicle break-ins per week reported in West Hollywood [abc7.com] via @ABC7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Body of Olivia Lone Bear Found in N. Dakota as Native Women Face Crisis of Murders, Disappearances [democracynow.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Florida teacher quits job to become full-time shopper [abc7.com] via @abc7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Mar Vista residents call for action after homeless shooting [abc7.com] via @abc7 => @megafunkmega@khemenutwilhite

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Largest wildfire in California history is burning now [abc7.com] via @ABC7

Chuck D [MrChuckD] I cannot see people who cant accept @KingJames as the great that he is. They must have a problem surely they do.

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] When Black Farms Blossomed on the American Frontier — “Historian Anna-Lisa Cox traces the westward journey of America’s Black pioneers – as a first Great Migration of African American farming settlements spread across the Midwest” [newblackmaninexile.net] via @thisishellradio[twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] A siege. A bomb. 48 dogs. And the black commune that would not surrender [theguardian.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] “White Arkansans, fearful of what would happen if African-Americans organized, took violent action, but it was the victims who ended up standing trial” [smithsonianmag.com] via @SmithsonianMag

👁4N👁 [Autodidact60] The Negro Silent Protest Parade
July 28, 1917
10,000 Black men & women marched down
New York’s 5th ave

WE OWN 250,000 FARMS
WITH 20,000,000 ACRES of LAND
WORTH $500,000,000

This march was 101 years ago yesterday.
What happened to the land?
Let that sink in for a moment 👨🏾 [twitter.com]

Randal Maurice Jelks [drjelks] Racism at American Pools Isn’t New: A Look at a Long History via @NYTimes[nytimes.com]

Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr] The #HowardU#HUStudyAbroadKemet2018 team arrives on the Giza Plateau to begin today’s exploration of Old Kingdom sites. Here we are at the Hor em Akhet, also known as the “Sphinx.” The entire complex was used for pharaonic burial rituals and dates back at least 4,600 years. [twitter.com]

Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr] Standing at a statue of Ramses II in the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis while listening to #LouisArmstrong ‘s “West End Blues” on Pops’s birthday: Priceless. #AfricanaMeaningMaking#ShiftParadigms#LongViewGenealogies#NileToMississippi#WeveKnownRivers[twitter.com]

Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr] The next time somebody tries to argue about the “race of the Ancient Egyptians,” show them some photo of these four thousand year old human hair wigs. Tight curls and micro braids like this are clearly African. #HUStudyAbroadKemet2018#HairCulture#NaturalAintNothingNew[twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @AfricanaCarr Sometime during my lifetime I look forward reading about Black people finally talking casually and frequently amongst ourselves about more advanced basic topics such as «yes, Cleopatra looked like Lisa Bonet but by her *behavior* with Caesar *and* MarkAnt was she really Black?»

🧙🏾‍♂️🙅🏾‍♂️👩🏾‍🚀🌍 [BmoreDoc] American history is so poorly taught that people do not realize that to enforce the Reconstruction Amendments and Civil Rights laws, it took federal military force.

Reconstruction needed federal occupation of the South.

Desegregating schools required the National Guard.

Bankra [bankratravel] Happy Independence Day to Burkina Faso! 🇧🇫
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Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] #RonDellums, a Marine turned antiwar activist and ground-breaking Democratic politician, was never one to walk away from a fight, no matter who started it.’ [sfgate.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Remembering Ron Dellums: The Radical Congressmember Who Fought Against War, Apartheid & Poverty [democracynow.org] via @democracynow

Black History Heroes [HistoryHeroes] 8/5/1914: first electric traffic lights, invented by Garrett Morgan, were installed in Cleveland, Ohio. #BlackHistory#AfricanHistory#BlackTwitter[twitter.com]

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] How America uses its land [flowingdata.com]

Rachel Armstrong [livingarchitect] Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy through its hidden chambers, physicists reveal [independent.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Australia adds one person per minute as population angst swells [bloomberg.com] via @BWiT_ALL

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Heat and Humidity Slow Down High-Frequency Trading Due To Microwave Links [news.slashdot.org]@slashdot

the kinte space [KinteSpace] News: Cummins issues diesel emissions recall larger than VW’s [greencarreports.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Zillow now lets you apply for apartments and pay rent online [theverge.com] via @Verge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Nile: decentralized, commission-free, local-economy focused Amazon alternative #78@github[github.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Under Trump’s EPA, asbestos might be making a comeback [fastcompany.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Hottest Rain on Record? Rain Falls at 119°F in Imperial, California [wunderground.com]

Michael A. Gonzales [gonzomike] It’s James Baldwin’s birthday. Go write something… [twitter.com]

June Edmonds [JuneCarol_E] COLA 2018 [artillerymag.com] Thank you, #jodyzellen

WomenFilmmakersofColor [WomenFilmOfColr] ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Director Blasts Foreign Distributors for Refusing to Carry a “Black Movie” [hollywoodreporter.com] via @thr

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] Director Says Distributors Are Rejecting Sorry to Bother You [vulture.com]

Erin Jenoa Gilbert [mseringilbert] [news.artnet.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Zweig! Sartre! hooks! Fromm! Today’s library haul 📚 [twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] “For it’s always that way with the sacred value of life…”

~Stefan Zweig [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde the darkness among the stars is of the gravitational curvature holding the universe together; in the blackness of the atoms is The Witness

Josh Myers [ddehewty] If I read another Black poem “longing” for America, I may lose it.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @ddehewty Langston Hughes gets a pass but any bullshit _after_ the 1930s is pseudo-renaissance, democratic-convention, white-patron poo.

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] Such sensationalist statement is not only analytically unhelpful – it is also irresponsibly dangerous. Violence is not black thing, nor is it the metaphor for irrational, barbaric, ‘primordial’ African violence that the Western psyche seems to have an insatiable need for. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 Humanity (African wisdom-based cultures) is based on _biological altruism_; humanity would not exist without this profound love beyond love. Imperialism is based on the fascist “liberty and freedom” to fuck a mufukka up. One is divine womanhood the other is about being a bitch.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, i was married to a brown, latina, formally-trained ballet-and-modern dancer so this amateur pole dancing stuff really does deserve my condescension

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, my formative years were all boys all the time so the gender-inequality damage done to most girls was done before i met them—all the fears, self-censorship, the devaluing, skin-color politics heavy-set in stone, “waiting” for a “strong” man to lift away: me, useless

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, the OG Roman intent inside the word “proletariat” is that the *pro*duct of your *loins* is born to work for someone else—now it should be senatorially clear why underclass white girls cannot have an abortion

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] Why The Business of Black Pain Has To Stop Being The Preferred Currency For Clickbait [medium.com]

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] Ida B. Wells gets her street — City Council approves renaming Congress in her honor | Chicago Tribune [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] ‘The share of women who earn more than their husbands, while still relatively small, is growing. When women do earn more, both husbands and wives seem uncomfortable — to the point of lying about it. ‘ [nytimes.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @NewBlackMan the reluctance of the lady to admit this objective truth is how we know that, yes, women can support (and sometimes simultaneously hate) patriarchy —capitalist patriarchy is really quite hard to beat which why we BM will always appear as losers

the kinte space [KinteSpace] LOHA’s star-shaped Mariposa 1038 brings 32 units to L.A.’s Koreatown [archpaper.com] => @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Santa Monica increases enforcement on motorized scooters [abc7.com] via @abc7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] My landlord offered me $35K to move out [la.curbed.com] via @CurbedLA

SchomburgCenter [SchomburgCenter] The National Association of Colored Women is founded by Mary Church Terrell, Ida B. Wells and Frances Harper (1896) #todayinblackhistory[twitter.com]

Simon Kuestenmacher [simongerman600] #Map shows GDP of each province of Rome in USD in 14 AD. Great way to bring history closer to home. Source: [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Sowetan LIVE [SowetanLIVE] He made his name as one of the world’s top cardiology researchers when he discovered the gene that causes heart failure. [bit.ly]

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] Yes, white people, colonialism did set up administration and transport, but the main purpose was not distribution of wealth, but to allow the export of raw materials from Africa to ruling countries. Call it cynical pragmatism

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 do you have details of what the French did to one or more of their colonial infrastructures on independence? …before they left they blew shit up, destroying that infrastructure

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] Invasion and increasing desertification drove many Egyptians south and westward. The Zulu report they themselves were Kemites who left the north many ages ago, seeking greener lands. Diop was able to identify Egyptian linguistic roots in his own Senegalese dialect of Wolof [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 We should always remember the priority pre-Islamic/pre-Christian African peoples placed on matrilineal heritage when we speak of these things.

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] Telling African Americans to stop talking about Egypt is like telling them to stop talking about racism, which not-so-coincidentally factors in here. In other words, They should stop talking about Egypt when non-blacks get over themselves and stop trying to take credit for it. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 It is also _exactly_ like telling European-trained academics to stop talking about the ancient Greeks (while, BTW, modern Greeks are treated like shit).

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 Yes and Diop left us with a scientific basis for Nilotic Pan Africanism while the European tradition of Greek academic heritage is almost entirely political and colonial revisionist.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] so Ceasar started his career, the triumvirate, by giving away his daughter in marriage to one of his business partners (patriarchy in action, dude): [en.wikipedia.org][twitter.com]

Ruth H. Hopkins [RuthHHopkins] That’s 91 degrees Fahrenheit. Inside the arctic circle. This is record breaking heat for Finland. [twitter.com]

Farbod Saraf [farbodsaraf] These floating rubbish bins are being trialed in Europe [twitter.com]

James Wong [Botanygeek] The smell of the air after a storm is caused by Geosmin: A chemical released by dead soil bacteria.

Humans are hyper sensitive to it, capable of detecting at a concentration of 5 parts per trillion.

It’s theorised in our evolutionary past this helped us seek out water.☔️⛈️

son of an asylum seeker, father of an immigrant [doctorow] Google has been useless in finding literally every service we’ve booked in connection with our new home, from locksmiths to AC repair to movers. @googlemaps is completely owned by referral scammers in those categories.

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] I walked for 30 minutes in the sun and I have a heat headache. How do people lie in the sun for hours and not get sick???

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde I’m that case, it might be a hydration seduction issue (colder climes trick you into drinking less water)? Science is telling me that the sun closer to the equator (but ozone layering might be weaker in Canada?).

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace I think the sun must be stronger in intensity in these parts. I had no such problems in the Caribbean or Africa!

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde as a native Californian i cannot relate and actually _should_ be held at a distance; on the flip side: eating blackstrap molasses has helped me with dealing with what I call “cold” weather—tree metals in the blood

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Amazon’s facial recognition matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots [theverge.com] via @Verge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How to see Friday’s lunar eclipse, the longest one this century [theverge.com] via @verge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] every time i hear the term “terraforming” i think of the original peoples of the North American continent: [arstechnica.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Leonard Bernstein Introduces the Moog Synthesizer to the World in 1969, Playing an Electrified Version of Bach’s “Little Fugue in G” [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Hannah Arendt Explains How Propaganda Uses Lies to Erode All Truth & Morality in “The Origins of Totalitarianism” [bit.ly][twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] Whimsical Graphic Pop Art of Oladapo Sodeinde [africandigitalart.com][twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] African Fantasy illustrations by Zoe Muthoga [africandigitalart.com][twitter.com]

The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag] Listen as Ving Rhames Recounts His Experience While Being Held At Gunpoint In His Own Home After A Neighbor Told 911 ‘A Large Black Man’ Had Broken Into a Home. [m.soundcloud.com]

crichlow [crichlow] We must always resist categorizations and breakthrough the constraints. Never tire. “As an artist she transcended constraints, and as a woman of color, she confronted a society that wished to categorize her.” [nytimes.com]

George Schwartz [ConservArt] George Orwell Reveals the Role & Responsibility of the Writer “In an Age of State Control” [openculture.com] via @openculture

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] Shinobu Hashimoto wrote Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Sword of Doom and lived 100 years. Good luck beating that run!

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Raoul Peck Speaks On “The Young Karl Marx” [youtu.be] => @reelblack@RowenaMonde@digitalafrican

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Jonah Hill’s Upcoming Film Takes a Nostalgic Look at the Los Angeles Teenage Skate Culture of the 90s [laughingsquid.com] via @LaughingSquid

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Art technicians, and the artists who rely on them, open up about what goes on behind-the-scenes in the studio [independent.co.uk] => @digitalafrican@JuneCarol_E

I'm Black & I SAY SO [ImBlackISAYSO2] This is a picture of “Jesus” that my aunt has in her room. When will Blk people let this man go? 🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️ [twitter.com]

Jamal Z.Nyembezi [AfrikaAllDay] Why there is nobody talking about the person who is responsible for the nature of this life in Afrika? Let us face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, exploited, and short. We are born into poverty and suffering, we grow and die in poverty and suffering. [twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] ‘Through workshops such as “Oppression and Orgasm” and “Decolonizing Your Body Through Twerking,” @Afrosexology aims for both sexual and political liberation.’ [broadly.vice.com] via @broadly

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @NewBlackMan @Afrosexology @broadly very surprised that the Vice title fails to read “…one _female_ orgasm at a time” or at least “…_simulataneous_…” otherwise these kids ain’t gettin’ nuttin’ revolutionary done

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, my Black male teen years were dominated by Prince: the only physically imposing/dominating things my body ever wanted to do to a woman has been either about her rescue from a burning building or her multiple orgasms—otherwise, my body has been absent, wasted

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @NewBlackMan I daresay and fully expect to be attacked when I alter the headline: The Self-Organization of Black Women is the Savior of This Country—and it made it haven for immigrants the world over

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] American white people really hate being called “white people” [vox.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @NewBlackMan …some may hate being placed in a group as most institutionally-encouraged egocentric people are but let’s just count how many times we hear the phrase, “I’m white.”