AndreHernandez [andre_andre_007] US declines in internet freedom ratings, thanks to net neutrality repeal and fake news – TechCrunch [shareitpcdownload.com]

Bloomberg [business] A Canadian pharmaceuticals executive and his wife were strangled in their home.

Nobody knows who did it or why, but everyone has a theory [bloom.bg]

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]

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] [WATCH] Activists Take Back The Street Named After The Black Mayor Who Bombed MOVE [colorlines.com] via @Colorlines

michaelharriot [michaelharriot] Sure, the President might be a Russian spy but I feel like no one is looking at the bright side…

At least he’s a DUMB spy.

Pedro Noguera [PedroANoguera] Let’s acknowledge the contributions of Jim Banks to education: “The Father of Multicultural Education is retiring after 50 years. [magazine.washington.edu]

June Edmonds [JuneCarol_E] “Easter Islander asks British Museum to return statue of ancestor in emotional speech” [twitter.com]

David Bowles (Ocēlōtōn in Tlamatini) [DavidOBowles] I often read this question: “Why is Mexico spelled ‘México’ in Spanish, especially if in Nahuatl Mēxihco was pronounced [me: SHIʔ ko]? What’s up with that ‘x’?”

The answers given are usually partially right or totally wrong.

Guess what? I’m going to explain it to you. 1/???

Suede Santoro [suede_santoro] San – Morocco, North Africa
The oldest homosapien bones were found in Morocco belonging to the San around 300,000 years old. [twitter.com]

Sankofa TravelHer [SankofaTravelHr] In January 1856, Margaret Garner and her family escaped from KY to cross the OH but was captured. Margaret killed her daughter, than have her return to slavery. The book “Beloved” by Toni Morrison is based on the true story of Margaret Garner. [twitter.com]

The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag] Under aerial attack, Doris Miller saw an abandoned Browning .50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun on deck and immediately decided to fly in the face of segregation and military rules to help defend his ship and country. [upworthy.com]#PearlHarbor#blackhistory[twitter.com]

Najee Ali [NajeeAli] Denise Harlins the Aunt of Latasha Harlins has died. I can’t stop crying. I lost a dear friend and fellow activist. Denise represented the best of South Central Always fighting for justice after her niece’s cold blooded murder.She was always resilient with courage — feeling sad

Vezuchiy Fanashnikov [fanamokoena] The post-Apartheid regime has not challenged the history taught in schools. They have not embarked on corrective history. Children are learning modified Apartheid history. How do you trust a history written by a system designed to oppress you and render you effectively inferior

The Public Archive [public_archive] “African American studies cannot thrive solely on Twitter, television and tales of Black aristocrats.” [tandfonline.com]

BBC News (UK) [BBCNews] Contaminated blood scandal: We are sorry, says government [bbc.in]

SludgeLiife [SludgeMAG] My meditation for the day:
The end of a matter is better than it’s beginning and patience is better than pride

Quanta Magazine [QuantaMagazine] From the archives: Physicists have begun to explore the idea that mass and length may not be fundamental properties of nature. The hypothesis could help to avoid the conclusion that our world is just a weird bubble in an endlessly foaming multiverse. [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Hubble [NASAHubble] Hubble is back!!! At 9:00 PM EDT last night the spacecraft was returned to normal science operations, and at 2:10 AM EDT today it completed its first science observations since October 5. For more details: [nasa.gov][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Download 67,000 Historic Maps (in High Resolution) from the Wonderful David Rumsey Map Collection [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Hear “Moby Dick” Read in Full by Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Tilda Swinton & More [goo.gl][twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] I also love this one: Scent of Flower- Sakaki Bakuzan [twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Explore an Interactive, Online Version of Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a 200-Year-Old Guide to the Colors of the Natural World [openculture.com] via @openculture

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Such a fantastic article. Thank you, ⁦@Comprehensophy0

The Illusion of Understanding [comprehensophy.org]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Currently rereading Wide Sargasso Sea. This is a good essay- Charlotte Brontë May Have Started the Fire, But Jean Rhys Burned Down the House [lithub.com] via @lithub

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject] Review: The artwork of Adrian Piper makes a stern proclamation: ‘Everything will be taken away’ [latimes.com]

KYLE A.B. [kyalbr] Hi, I’m me.

And when I found out film scholars announced today that they restored an **1898** microfilm they believe is the earliest cinematic depiction of African-American love

did you fucking think that I *wouldn’t* immediately score it using IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK? [twitter.com]

NYFA [nyfacurrent] Self-taught black artists are making their way into major museums thanks to @SoulsGrownDeep. More via @artnet: [news.artnet.com]

Ronke Lawal [ronkelawal] “Disneyland has been granted a US trademark over the words “Hakuna matata” vide registration number 27006605. Hakuna Matata is a Kiswahili slogan meaning no problem, no worries.”

Capitalism is one hell of a drug. [twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] They Couldn’t Find Beauty Tutorials for Dark Skin. So They Made Their Own. [nyti.ms]

Reelblack [Reelblack] Eddie Murphy’s First TV Appearance (1981) [youtu.be][instagram.com]

André Naffis-Sahely [anaffissahely] My favourite debut poetry collection of 2018 was ‘Citizen Illegal’ by @_joseolivarez. A pensive, powerful and perfectly sculpted portrait of a Chicano in Chicago. I fell in love with his ‘Mexican Heaven’ series. Perfect publisher for it too, well done @haymarketbooks ! [twitter.com]

twheidmusic [twheidmusic] Download 569 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art [openculture.com] via @openculture[twitter.com]

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] The History of the Legendary ‘Amen Break’, The Most Sampled Loop in Music History [laughingsquid.com][twitter.com]

Lisette Brodey [LisetteBrodey] The Art Institute of Chicago Puts 44,000+ Works of #Art Online: View Them in High Resolution [openculture.com] via @openculture[twitter.com]

Gon Ledezma Torres [gonharry] Download 15,000+ Free Golden Age Comics from the Digital Comic Museum [openculture.com] vía @openculture

Dave Kehr [dave_kehr] Streaming is about to suck even more so please consider spending the time and money you save on supporting your local archives, film programs and rep theaters. They are the last line of defense.

Tindi Ronnie chris [tindironnieart] #Shecycler Art of tindi Ronnie Chris @tindironnieart@Tindicolours[twitter.com]

ᔕTᑌᗪIO ᗩᑎᗩ ᗪ'ᗩᑭᑌᘔᘔO [studiodapuzzo] Dutch sculptor, Theo Jansen, has spent the last 28 years designing and building a series of wind-powered creatures called Strandbeests or ‘beach animals’ [marinabaysands.com][twitter.com]

Ava DuVernay [ava] “In an era when African Americans were rarely in TV writers’ rooms, Mumford was committed to crafting fully realized black characters and combatting easy stereotypes. He battled Hollywood ageism in recent years, but continued to pitch and write scripts.” [variety.com]

ᔕTᑌᗪIO ᗩᑎᗩ ᗪ'ᗩᑭᑌᘔᘔO [studiodapuzzo] The Waterfall #art#termitproject[twitter.com]

Chuck D [MrChuckD] Charlie Murphy was that same dude he acted in every performance… I had heard those stories for years before Chappelle Show . Best storyteller ever alongside my own brother Eric. Charles Murphy was the best curser on the planet earth #Roosevelt R.I.P.

Ben Green [benzevgreen] This from @nytimes is the best cartogram of the US I’ve seen. How we portray the US shapes our political imagination; given the representation disparities of the Senate and Electoral College, more than ever we need to depict the US in units of population rather than land. [twitter.com]

Darryl Dickson-Carr [ProfDarryl] @irinibus All of this. One very kind and generous former student said I was a “triple threat” at these things, but each has been a struggle. I was fortunate enough to have a middle manager for a father and admin jobs in my youth. The rest was and is a struggle.

AnthonyDuhGre8t [DuhGreat] There’s been Black Men at the academic level, like Dr. Curry who relentlessly talk about issues pertaining to Black boys and Men, sexual abuse being one of them. Ya’ll just don’t listen to anything pertaining to us unless a Black Woman or a White Liberal says it.

Chuck D [MrChuckD] I said long ago The USA Government protects Black on Black crime in fact waters the seeds with gasoline, thus we are witnessing a inner uncivil war in a desert. Test me if you think it aint…. #TheGovernmentsResponsible[twitter.com]

Dr. Asia Leeds [AsiaLeeds] White supremacy is genocidal. You do NOT have to love, make room for, or find middle ground with those who want you dead.


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]


Black History Heroes [HistoryHeroes]
Black Women Now the Most Educated Group in US [theroot.com] via @TheRoot


ACLU [ACLU]
Trump’s bombing of Syria without authorization from Congress violates the Constitution, just like it did a year ago. [aclu.org]


Krishan Kovpan [holist]

@democracynow: “It’s a sad state of affairs that even with the videotapes nowadays, you rarely get justice.” -… [twitter.com]


Josie Burgin Lawson [JosieBLawson]
The #OnePercent war on the #NinetyNinePercet Nearly 4 People Are Evicted Every Minute: New Project Tracks U.S. Evic… [twitter.com]


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
“HUD says it doesn’t have the funds to fix up two public housing developments in Thebes, Illinois. The state’s two… [twitter.com]


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
‘Chicago’s secret, massive Gang Database criminalizes entire communities of color; identifying & cataloging suspect… [twitter.com]


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
White people abandon diverse neighborhoods for racial, not economic reasons [qz.com] via @qz


BlackInformant [BlackInformant]
A House You Can Buy, But Never Own [theatlantic.com]


Blavity News [Blavity]
Afro-Brazilian community activist found dead a month after #MarielleFranco assassination [bit.ly] [twitter.com]


Daniela Gomes [danielagomesjor]
Has been one month since Marielle Franco and Anderson Gomes were assassinated in Brazil. Tomorrow Brazilian activis… [twitter.com]


Milam [SkinnyMilam]
Mother is at work. Father is deployed in Syria. Kid misses his school bus so he goes to a neighbor’s house for hel… [twitter.com]


David Roberts [drvox]
Calling Puerto Rico “Trump’s Katrina” actually undersells it by quite a bit. This is an enormous, slow-motion human… [twitter.com]


Malika Bilal [mmbilal]
In Flint, Residents Scramble To Get The Last Cases Of State-Provided Bottled Water [buff.ly] [twitter.com]


Malika Bilal [mmbilal]
Israel confirms authenticity of video showing soldiers rejoicing after shooting Palestinian | DW… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
🇵🇸 Palestinian shot by sniper in viral video speaks out | Al Jazeera Eng… [youtu.be] <= @mmbilal


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Best Interest Rates on Cash – April 2018 [mymoneyblog.com] via @mymoneyblog


Mike Rosenberg [ByRosenberg]
In the 1950s, a teacher in California could get a house where the annual payments were 14% of their salary.

Now th… [twitter.com]


The Black Detour [theblackdetour]
Untold story of how the U.S government used redlining and other tactics to create Black ghettos. [twitter.com]


The New York Times [nytimes]
41% percent of Americans cannot say what Auschwitz was, a survey found [nyti.ms]


Timeline [Timeline_Now]
Although the Atlantic slave trade had been banned, pirates and human traffickers off the coast of Texas kept the sa… [twitter.com]


The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag]
Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, documents EJI’s multi-year investigation into lynchin… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man at Baldwin Hills mall [latimes.com]


Kevin Curran [profkevincurran]
How tech companies own your day. As tech companies mature, they’re seeking new ways to generate revenue from each c… [twitter.com]


Ⓥ VeggieBae🌸 [__sunchild]
This is what’s happening in the Dominican Republic right now. This will soon be a reality everywhere if we don’t ch… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
93% of bottled water tested contained microplastics: Study | CBC News [cbc.ca]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
A massive, ‘semi-infinite’ trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan [cnb.cx]


iAfrikan [iafrikan]
The current social media business model is incompatible with human rights.

[iafrikan.com]


Open Culture [openculture]
Download 200+ Modern Art Books from the Guggenheim Museum. Expensive art books, now free. [bit.ly] [twitter.com]


Open Culture [openculture]
Mœbius & Jodorowsky’s Sci-Fi Comic, The Incal, Brought to Life in a Tantalizing Animation [goo.gl] [twitter.com]


Open Culture [openculture]
Copyrights Will Expire for 35 Silent Films By Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, and More [indiewire.com]


Adeniyi Ogunfowoke [Sleeksavvy]
We Want To Be The Kindle of Africa-Magnus Okeke, Chief Customer Service Mechanic, OkadaBooks… [twitter.com]


allAfrica.com [allafrica]
Chinua Achebe’s Book Among 12 ‘Greatest Books Ever Written’ [allafrica.com] #Nigeria [twitter.com]


allAfrica.com [allafrica]
Five Fingers for Marseilles – Why You Need to Watch this Movie [allafrica.com] #SouthAfrica [twitter.com]


Daily Rap Pics [DailyRapPics]
Charlie Murphy and Rick James, circa 1980’s. [twitter.com]


bjgreville [bjgreville]
Another incident of plagiarism and book theft on #Amazon [extremetech.com] #writerslife #amwriting #Kindle


Left of Black [LeftOfBlack]
Yvonne Staples, Member and Manager of the Staple Singers, Dies at 80 [nyti.ms]


RustyBertrand [RustyBertrand]
This morning in Lower Manhattan someone put a life sized, fake Putin on the Wall Street Bull and covered it with di… [twitter.com]


Cave Canem [cavecanempoets]
Next Thursday, come celebrate the recent publications of new work by three extraordinary Cave Canem poets. Safia El… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
in the 49th mufukkin minute of episode #200 @MaronzioVance reveals who looks like an overweight henchman from Meteo… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]

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the kinte space [KinteSpace]
The Revolutionary Genius of Cecil Taylor [newyorker.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Take back the control of your videos… A decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software… [twitter.com]


soulPhoodie [soulphoodie]
Leimert Park Block Party showcases amazing Black-owned food trucks – Los Angeles Standard Newspaper… [twitter.com]


Lamont Lilly [LamontLilly]
Black Farmers Reviving Their African Roots: We Are Feeding Our Liberation | via Civil Eats [civileats.com]


Josh Myers [ddehewty]
There are good people in the academy. But the academy is not a good place. One should not feel “impostor syndrome”…… [twitter.com]


Seek Cindy [spiritualpoet_]
Having toxic parents or a toxic family is more challenging than those with relatively functional families can imagi… [twitter.com]


Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr]
I no longer watch the @NFL . Brother @Kaepernick7 isn’t employed there because more of us haven’t decided to. These… [twitter.com]


Candice Frederick [ReelTalker]
A guy I was dating said to me: “You have an apartment, a job & your s**t together. What do you need me for?”

Do me… [twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]

@ReelTalker The greatest compliment a woman can pay to a man like me is effectively saying, “I don’t need your mone… [twitter.com]