Henri Bailey [henribailey] Residents, business owners protest large rent increases in Inglewood [abc7.com] via @abc7

Kamala Harris [KamalaHarris] When you’re struggling to make ends meet because you’re living paycheck to paycheck, have bills that are due, rent to pay, and kids to feed, you can’t afford to have even one paycheck come late.

That’s the reality for countless federal employees right now.

Heidi Shierholz [hshierholz] The “skills gap” was a lie! What many claimed was a skills gap was really just a lack of demand for workers. (And this is me trying to be verrrry cheerful about how much energy I spent — starting in about 2010 — trying to get people to see this.) [vox.com]

Zinn Quotes [ZinnQuotes] While estimates vary and Saudi Arabia denied employing child soldiers, the Times reports that minors make up anywhere from 20 percent to 40 percent of the Sudanese fighters in a unit… [vox.com]

Janice Jackson, EdD [janicejackson] It’s been quite the year. This is my dream job and it’s an honor to serve the children of Chicago. Please check out the year that was 2018. We’ve only just begun. [chalkbeat.org]

Nikki Johnson [JNikki1986] Kenya to teach Mandarin Chinese in primary school [qz.com]

Action News on 6abc [6abc] GOOD NEWS: Fathers in New York will have access to changing tables in restrooms thanks to a new law that goes into effect this year. [6abc.cm]

Snapzu Science [Snapzu_Science] The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting [nytimes.com]

≅ Ben Shive [BenSS] “Americans are socialized to think that buying a house and getting a mortgage means being a “homeowner,” but the more debt you have and the less means you have to service your debt, the more it’s just way to be a highly leveraged real estate speculator.” [medium.com]

Smithsonian NMAAHC [NMAAHC] On Christmas Eve in 1854, Harriet Tubman returned to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to emancipate her brothers Ben, Henry and Robert from slavery. #APeoplesJourney[twitter.com]

Trevon D Logan [TrevonDLogan] Some context for @SandyDarity about scholarship and race. From its founding in 1895 until 1980, the American Historical Review published exactly ONE article by a black scholar. 1 in 85 years! This is not a long ago issue of discrimination— it influences scholarship to this day.

Jamil Smith [JamilSmith] He once taught African American history at a university in Moscow, so I was hoping that @jelani9 would write about this. It is essential reading for those who want to understand why the Russians targeted black people in their 2016 interference efforts. [nyer.cm]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] Fifty years on, the Mississippi town that sparked Dr King’s poverty fight [theguardian.com]

Hacker News [hnbot] Study Offers Clues to Racial Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease
(Discussion on HN – [bit.ly]) [npr.org]

J. [jjmmcr] Long read: The History of Blood

For centuries, curiosity about the mystical and biological functions of blood has fueled both dangerous misunderstandings and revolutionary discoveries. [bit.ly][twitter.com]

Diagram [diagramoffice] There is still a long way to go!!! #healthdisparities
“While racial disparities have begun to narrow, the impact of limited access to treatment for the poorest Americans has increased wealth-based inequality…” [bloomberg.com]

Prof Dynarski [dynarski] Yeesh 19/N [twitter.com]

Prof Dynarski [dynarski] Going to elite college works as well for low-income as high-income students 26/N [twitter.com]

ICYMI HN [icymihn] The Overloaded Soldier: Why U.S. Infantry Now Carry More Weight Than Ever [bit.ly] comm: [bit.ly]

Fox Auto Body [FoxAutoBody] Most Porsche Taycan EV Reservations Are From Tesla Owners | Carscoops [carscoops.com]

alexander v wesley [alexander_vance] Why Aloe Vera Is So Controversial Right Now – Allure [allure.com]

Ben Pate [Ionexx_RD] “Scary” reality: Meds tainted with germs, glass, carcinogens, mystery particles [arstechnica.com]#meds#healthnews#mondaymotivation#news#health#lifestyle#wellbeing#MensHealth#womenshealth#family#publichealth#healthanfsafety#medicine#pharmaceuticals#fda#rt

Earth Babe Ⓥ [VeganNirvana_] This year is going to be WILD. This year we have five eclipses, a rare planet transit, meteor shower, super blood wolf moon, three super moons, a BLUE MOON, and a close approach by the moon and Jupiter. I’m SO excited for this powerful year

Mashable [mashable] This mini washing machine doesn’t just clean clothes, it can clean your jewelry, shavers, and food too! [twitter.com]

Open Knowledge Intl [OKFN] Meet the Class of 2019: @PublicDomainRev‘s top pick of artists and writers whose works have entered the #publicdomain on 1st January 2019 in many countries around the world [bit.ly]#openglam#openculture[twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Animated Video Tells the Story of Jean-Paul Sartre & Albert Camus’ Famous Falling Out (1952) [bit.ly][twitter.com]

vernissagetv [vernissagetv] Interview with Giscard Bouchotte [youtu.be] via @YouTube

Snapzu Politics [Snapzu_Politics] 11,000 Digitized Books From 1923 Are Now Available Online at the Internet Archive [openculture.com]

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] The Louvre is returning sculptures to West Africa. Here’s how — and why — Emmanuel Macron made it happen. [washingtonpost.com]

ewan morrison [MrEwanMorrison] Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706-1783) was a painter from an artist family in Nuremberg. She rejected offers to become a court painter, focusing instead to on insects & flowers. A recluse who chose art over ‘the court’, her paintings are botanically accurate Momento Mori. [twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] The right poetry collection for right now: Walton Muyumba on Terrance Hayes’ ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’ [latimes.com]

Margo Natalie Crawford [BlackPostBlack] Global Black Consciousness by Margo Natalie Crawford [amazon.com] via @amazon Global Black Consciousness! I co-edited this collection of essays (with Salah Hassan).My father’s photograph of Miriam Makeba is on the cover.

Blair Sutherland [BlairSutherland] YouTube Is a Metaphor for the Great American Dumpster Fire [dlvr.it][twitter.com]

Sarah Terry  [spellegance] I’m intrigued. Can anyone recommend a good book on Japanese folklore? [twitter.com]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @spellegance I’d recommend Kwaidan by Lacfadio Hearn.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde @spellegance Was the Japanese film of the same name based on this book?

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace @spellegance Yes it was

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Women in the Dirt Landscape Architechs Shaping Our World [amazon.com] [still not available?] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The “Bowie Bonds” [bowiesongs.wordpress.com] They weren’t “bonds”…

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] Felisha From ‘Friday’ Brings New Vegan Jackfruit Cafe to Santa Monica [bit.ly][twitter.com]

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] A Two-Table BBQ Restaurant In The Mississippi Delta Is The Oldest Black-Owned Business In America [bit.ly] via @blavity[twitter.com]

Blair LM Kelley [profblmkelley] You know I was 19 when the news of R. Kelly marrying Aaliyah broke I was disgusted and I was done. I knew what he was then and I was done. He’s been putting this in our face continuously. But people liked hits. #SurvivingRKelly

the kinte space [KinteSpace] very curious what @focusedspender thinks of “The case for separate (but combined) finances” [getrichslowly.org]

Focused Spender [focusedspender] @KinteSpace I totally agree with separate but combined finances. I don’t fault anyone for combining everything but for me personally, I need to have some money for myself and the freedom to spend my money how I choose. How much you combine or separate will depend on the couple.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @focusedspender I totally agree with you: (i) my version of “macho” means my partner has the financial means to leave me at any time and her presence is ideally financially voluntary; (ii) contribution to a common fund based on our communal needs is like renewing vows of togetherness

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] It took me a depressingly long time, but I finally came to understand the deep racism inherent in the assumption that non-African people somehow know better than us what African people need.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 there is a PBS Nova documentary called «Dawn of Mankind» which links the white South African origin of the Killer Ape Theory with Kubrick’s ape scene in «2001»; neither Kubrick or that South African dude from WWI are particularly racist but they were scientifically wrong

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 both of these classic white liberals needed «human nature» to be violent and a little rapey like most thought leaders today; without this military-industrial conceptual model of human nature, patriarchal imperialism becomes bizarre and weird and the whole shit house goes up

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 instead what is weird is being «evolved» from relatively peaceful, vegetarian proto-humans—what is bizarre is being from East African high civilizations lasting for thousands of matriarchal generations without the concept of war—actual humanity is alien by design

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]

Atlanta Black Star [ATLBlackStar] Senator Wants To Make Calling the Police On Black Folks For Doing Nothing a Hate Crime [buff.ly]

Atlanta Black Star [ATLBlackStar] US Airman Michael Giles’ 25 Year Sentence Is Proof That Stand Your Ground Does Not Apply To Black People [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] Black Boys Feel Less Safe in White Neighborhoods, Study Shows [nyti.ms]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] ‘A devastating scenario’: Brazil sets new record for homicides at 63,880 deaths [theguardian.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Lawsuit brings $289 million verdict against maker of Roundup weed killer [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Empty shipyard and suicides as ‘Hyundai Town’ grapples with grim future [reut.rs]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Brian Kemp, Enemy of Democracy: An expert on voter suppression, he will help keep Georgia red. [nyti.ms]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Frozen machines, 243-percent turnout, and other woes in Georgia voting [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Mysterious odor reported in several OC cities [abc7.com] via @ABC7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sacramento welfare investigators track drivers to find fraud. Privacy group raises red flags. [sacbee.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] New job center opens in Culver City [abc7.com] via @ABC7

Twitter Moments [TwitterMoments] Kofi Annan, the former @UN secretary-general, has died aged 80. Annan won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work. [twitter.com]

Suede Santoro [suede_santoro] Happy Birthday to the man who had the ships to take us back to Africa 🌍🌍 Prophet Marcus Mosiah Garvey 🙏 [twitter.com]

Kristen Clarke ☎️ 866-OUR-VOTE [KristenClarkeJD] Aretha Franklin was a force behind the scenes during the civil rights movement— donating concert proceeds, posting bail for activists, hosting fundraisers and using her platform to promote voting rights. And she empowered generations of women with her music. #rip#ArethaFranklin[twitter.com]

GirlTyler [sheistyler] The Queen of Soul singing “Precious Lord” at MLK Jr.’s memorial service 50 years ago. This is chilling to watch. Aretha Franklin is a national treasure in life and death. Fly high, Queen. [twitter.com]

SchomburgCenter [SchomburgCenter] Rest in Power, Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin (1942 – 2018) [usatoday.com][twitter.com]

Quincy Jones [QuincyDJones] From the time that Dinah Washington 1st told me that Aretha was the “next one” when she was 12-years old, until the present day, Aretha Franklin set the bar & she did it with the professionalism, class, grace, & humility that only a true Queen could… 📸: Hassan [twitter.com]

The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag] “My daddy says I don’t know what I’m doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I’m going to stick to my beliefs.
Angela Davis must go free. Black people must be free.” ~Aretha Franklin #QueenOfSoul#AngelaDavis via @democracynow[twitter.com]

Victorie✨ [TDirt__] I have many memories of me coming into her home and she would be playing the piano and singing. Words can’t describe the pain I’m feeling, but God is telling me that she is at peace. Today we lost an icon, a legend, but today I lost my grandma. I love u and imma make u proud 💕 [twitter.com]

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] Black Women’s Labor in America Has Always Been Exploited | Teen Vogue [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]

SchomburgCenter [SchomburgCenter] The first documented group of enslaved Africans transported to North America by the English arrive in Point Comfort, VA (1619) #todayinblackhistory[twitter.com]

SchomburgCenter [SchomburgCenter] Birthday of Ernest E. Just, biologist and pioneer of cell division (1883) #todayinblackhistory[twitter.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] “Dr. Cannon was a foundational voice in Womanist theology, which seeks to escape the white- and male-centered views of religion and ethics and to value the experiences and insights of Black women in those areas.” [nytimes.com]

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] I would like like to know myself. Ironically, it is the Chinese not the West who can make a compelling case that their focus in Africa has been not on spreading ideology but on the practical business of securing natural resources and creating future customers and trading partners [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 What China will do with African “elites” will be exploitation but it will be secular exploitation: the Chinese will not demand that we worship them as “gods” which is exactly what the European does to this day.

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] There is nothing glorious in Africa that has not been reassigned to “White or non black” ownership.
Ethiopia – Not African Origin
Egypt – Not African origin
Sudan – Not African origin
Mali – Not African origin
The Moorish Empire – Not African
Ancient Zimbabwe – Not African

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 It seems “normal” that ancient Rome was somehow British in the same manner that all these African achievements are somehow not of African origin. Senegalese physicist Cheikh Anta Diop dedicated his life to eradicate this “normalcy.”

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 It may help to mention that, for English speakers to this day, ancient Rome is British because every widely distributed presentation of Rome is filled with folks with posh English accents. This was done to perpetuate the British Empire at the expense of modern Italians.

George Mutambuka 🇰🇪🇺🇬🇱🇸🇿🇦 [TheGiwi] @KinteSpace @Ajairah1 I was surprised when I first discovered Alexander the great was really Macedonian because he is represented as a western European today.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, the only people that should sing at any Aretha Franklin memorial service are girls, descendants of North American enslavement, who are less than 14 years old

This Is Africa [ThisIsAfricaTIA] Today we celebrate Nigerian environmentalist, Doyinsola Ogunye who has made it her lifetime task to take care of the environment and teach young kids about their natural habitat. [thisisafrica.me]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Wildfire Smoke Is Smothering the US—Even Where You Don’t Expect It [wired.com] via @WIRED

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject] “Naomi Beckwith Promoted to Senior Curator at MCA Chicago” [artnews.com][twitter.com]

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject] Artist Martin Puryear Chosen for US Pavilion at Venice Biennale – [goo.gl]

State Library Vic [Library_Vic] A colourful breakdown of the various ways characters come to a sticky end in Shakespeare’s plays. [openculture.com] via @openculture[twitter.com]

Shadow and Act [shadowandact] HBO officially orders @ReginaKing -led ‘Watchmen’ series [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Nadifa  Mohamed [thesailorsgirl] In the New York Times (1980) V.S. Naipaul said: ‘I don’t count the African readership and I don’t think one should. Africa is a land of bush, again, not a very literary land.’

Neha Dixit [nehadixit123] The sexism and misogyny by the most celebrated male writers is often omitted in their obituaries. #naipaul[outlookindia.com]

Vanessa Erazo [infoCinelandia] Mexico’s black communities have been virtually absent from cinema, until now. Director Jorge Pérez Solano cast locals from the Costa Chica.

Watch the trailer 📽️ [remezcla.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] sci-fi film.
two shot.
white actor playing human and white actor playing android
actor playing human,
she says something to the android
about having no soul
the script writer of any skin color
never imagined
a black woman would be watching this
‘what has no soul, now?’ @ava

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Sorry to Bother You director Boots Riley has a blistering critique of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman: [slate.com] via @slate

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Carrier Command : Realtime Games Software Ltd. : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive [archive.org] via @internetarchive => @megafunkmega[twitter.com]

Soul Fire Farm [soulfirefarm] During BLFI 2 we seeded buckwheat in a section we’ve been cultivating the longest. We are fallowing this piece of land this year to let it rest and regain fertility. Buckwheat is a cover crop that attracts beneficial insects and pollinators, suppresses weeds, and loosens top… [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, this whole “fake it to make it” thing really got going when the Greeks managed that hostile take over of Egypt #ptolemies#cleopatra


KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine]
Low-income black fathers want to be good dads. The system won’t let them | The Guardian [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]


Randal Maurice Jelks [drjelks]
Despite the pernicious stereotype of the absent black father, black fathers actually spend more time providing care to their children than Latino and white fathers, according to a national study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). [theguardian.com]


Marcus. [Marcus_OTF]
This man was shot at 4:30 this morning in Chicago and they had his body covered up as if he was dead. Paramedics didn’t even try to save him until someone pointed out that he was still breathing smh.. [twitter.com]


The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag]
Atlanta mayor signed an executive order on Wednesday prohibiting Atlanta’s jails from accepting new detainees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. #AbolishICE#KeepFamiliesTogether[abcnews.go.com]


Malika Bilal [mmbilal]
After Winning $148K Settlement, Teen Violently Arrested At 2015 Pool Party Plans On Hosting Another To ‘Redo The Experience’ [buff.ly]


Malika Bilal [mmbilal]
“How can the US call itself the greatest country in the world when it won’t even honor the treaties that founded this country?” Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln joins @AJStream today. Have a read & share your Qs: [buff.ly][twitter.com]


BBC News Africa [BBCAfrica]
Burning Cameroon: Images you’re not meant to see [bbc.in]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
African diplomats hail Chinese-built Ethiopia-Djibouti rail line [youtu.be] via @cgtnafrica


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
is France really losing money trying to control Africa? [youtube.com]@VisualPolitik => @Ajairah1#Senegal#CIFA


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
‘Rentquake’ as amount spent by renters approaches mortgage payments [independent.co.uk]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Asbestos exposure at West Los Angeles apartment complex leaves 15 people displaced [abc7.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
5 Surprising Findings About How People Actually Buy Clothes and Shoes [hbr.org]


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
“I think of Black Lives Matter as being not only a direct result of police violence but of how black death became an obsession in American mass media.” Interview with @Danez_Smif[thewhitereview.org]


This Is Africa [ThisIsAfricaTIA]
The Lions of Teranga are the only team from Africa with an African coach in the #WorldCup Aliou Cissé who was a former player for Birmingham City and later Portsmouth. #TeamAfrica Photo: Twitter/footballSenegal [twitter.com]


BlackPast.org [BlackPastOnline]
June 20: The Detroit Race Riot began #OTD in 1943 and lasted approximately 24 hours. It is considered one of the worst riots of the World War II era. 25 blacks (17 by police) and 9 whites were killed during the violence. Read more: [bit.ly][twitter.com]


Ruth H. Hopkins [RuthHHopkins]
June 25 is the anniversary of The Battle of Little Big Horn, or as the Lakota call it, Greasy Grass. On that day in 1876, we defeated U.S. armed forces, led by George Armstrong Custer, on home soil.

I’m often asked how Standing Rock happened. Read this. [lastrealindians.com]


Left of Black [LeftOfBlack]
‘Journalist Howard Bryant discusses the history of social protest among African-American athletes. His new book, The Heritage, traces the tradition back to Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and others.’ [newblackmaninexile.net] via @NPRFreshAir[twitter.com]


Crimes of Britain [crimesofbrits]
Benin City was burned to the ground by the British in 1897. Much of the loot ended up in the British Museum and remains there to this day. [twitter.com]


Sankofa TravelHer [SankofaTravelHr]
Remembering the brothers and sister of Mother Emanuel AME Church who lost their lives on this day three years ago. [twitter.com]


Angie Thomas [angiecthomas]
I’m a black girl from Mississippi who sometimes didn’t have lights. Sometimes my family was on welfare. I’m straight from the hood, no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

The trailer just dropped for a movie based on a book I wrote.

Nothing is impossible.

With that, bye Twitter 😂


Black Art Project [BlackArtProject]
Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Gets ‘National Treasure’ Designation – [goo.gl]


Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1]
Dr Matshidiso Moeti from Botswana is the first woman WHO Regional Director for Africa. She is a physician of public health and the main reason I am doing an MSc in Public Health and Epidemiology. My dream, to be WHO Regional Director for Africa. [twitter.com]


Kecia Ford [klford7602]
While the country was distracted, this happened. Michigan is trying to erase civil rights from textbooks. [freep.com]


BBC News Africa [BBCAfrica]
Bloodless malaria test invented by Ugandans [bbc.in]


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
“emerging research suggests that a key problem remains underappreciated. It involves kids’ development, but it’s probably not what you think. More than screen-obsessed young children, we should be concerned about tuned-out parents.” [theatlantic.com]


OWL [OwlsAsylum]
It feels like Twitter’s days as a tool for disruption and agitation are done. I just do not see enough evidence that this is any more than a glorified rss feed and echo chamber shared by solidly opposing sides seeking imaginary brownie points.


Jan McVicker [JanMcVicker]
The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem via @NYTimes[nyti.ms]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
A CO2 Shortage is Causing a Beer and Meat Crisis in Britain [news.slashdot.org]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
After being pulled from a spaceflight in January, Jeanette Epps speaks up [arstechnica.com]


Black Art In America [BAIAONLINE]
NY Times Article: Why have There Been No Great Black Art Dealers? Is paid propaganda at best or editorial neglect to say the least. [blackartinamerica.com][twitter.com]


Delores Edwards [deeadrian]
Here is one of the stories that I produced that was recently nominated for an Emmy. It is an interstitial that ran during the Vietnam series on a local vet. Enjoy. Check out Ervin “Tootsie” Russell in his own words. [to.pbs.org]


SchomburgCenter [SchomburgCenter]
Birthday of painter Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859) #todayinblackhistory[twitter.com]


Shadow and Act [shadowandact]
.@HBO orders ‘Storm Over Brooklyn’ — Doc on Yusuf Hawkins, the black teen murdered by a group of white youths in 1989 Bensonhurst [buff.ly][twitter.com]


Black Truth Manifesto [ZuluPanther]
I’m not just criticizing black celebrities because I’m jealous of their money. Are you insane? Our people are dying, and this entire planet is sinking into chaos. And this is happening because so many are worshiping at the alter of white capitalist illusion.


Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
.@JulieDash interviews #OctaviaButler (1995) [vimeo.com]


AM2DM by BuzzFeedNews [AM2DM]
A poet’s job is to investigate the way language is used and weaponized against people – Roger Reeves [twitter.com]


Grace Hughes [_grace_hughes]
Dionne Brand. Canadian poet, novelist, essayist, filmmaker, educator whose works explore postcolonial identity. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, northern South America, West Indes.

‘She’s a wanderer’ author profile at Quill and Quire : [quillandquire.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Couple taps into Mexico City’s creativity with frugal design [youtu.be] via @kirstendirksen


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids by Alexandra Lange @LangeAlexandra[amazon.com][twitter.com]


the kinte space [KinteSpace]
Gaming for Everyone: Blacks in Gaming GDC Feature [youtu.be] [the Lawson family]


soulPhoodie [soulphoodie]
Jollof Rice Sushi via @AfricanChow[twitter.com]


Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1]
The most objectionable thing is the way Africans resort to the perjorative use of the term paganism to describe and diminish African religions and with it, demean their diverse and vibrant cultures. The fact so few care is the surest sign that colonialist indoctrination succeeded


the kinte space [KinteSpace]

@Ajairah1 And this logical, academically disciplined response falls on deaf, narcissistic American ears, dismissing the pain of systematic, generational betrayal and murder with trivial, beauty-pagent, attention-whore jealousy 👶🙀👮childlike and forever in the present💅


Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1]
I can only concur that we can be prejudicial towards whites but not racist. Racism is socio-economic, with systemic structures which promote one race’s powers over another. We do not have the resources to impose such oppressive structures which enforce superiority. [twitter.com]


Paula Akpan [paulaakpan]
Being a black woman is a lot you know. Imagine being undermined in subtle ways almost every day, mined for your creativity – often without credit – and seen as the bottom of the heap. And yet you’re still expected to save the day & churn out emotional labour for free. Imagine.

Lamont Lilly [LamontLilly] Georgia official (Mariah Parker, 26) does oath of office on Malcolm X’s autobiography https://t.co/52gueFgH4l via @MailOnline

Ray Winbush [rwinbush] SiStar Parker taking the oath of office for Mayor of Athens, Georgia, with a clinched fist and her hand on the “Autobiography of Malcolm X.” Yes!!! https://t.co/ZROALFdeJj

The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag] After winning the Democratic primary in May, this black mother of three is set to become Durham County’s next district attorney. #Elections2018 https://t.co/2IFd7tkIME

Ruth H. Hopkins [RuthHHopkins] Pipeline explosion sends ball of fire into air in W. Va.; visible from Washington Co. https://t.co/bbZTp2x0Te via @WPXI

Pan-African Alliance 🌍 [PanAfricanUnity] 👉🏿 https://t.co/NofJt8VXhL 🇧🇷”Hell in the ‘City of God'”: For Afro-Brazilians, The Cops Are More Dangerous Than Street Gangs. 🔺Read the article and help us spread the word by 👏🏾clapping for the article as many times as possible👏🏾‼️ https://t.co/3xEsoZ31z0

Callum Thomas [Callum_Thomas] 5. Following the correction, US stocks are slightly cheaper on a PE10 basis… (now only very expensive) https://t.co/w4mdtrJyIU https://t.co/im1lLKAqm9

AJ+ [ajplus] Two hours from Flint, Nestle is bottling millions of gallons of Michigan’s water for just $200 a year. https://t.co/eGAS15j4uc

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How Coke spun the public on its water use https://t.co/kAtZUJwzii via @verge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] With deal to close this week, Bayer to retire Monsanto name https://t.co/1K6GXmfQ43

the kinte space [KinteSpace] California Cities Keep Declaring Fiscal ‘Emergencies,’ and Investors Are in on It https://t.co/ejWYMVEl3j

the kinte space [KinteSpace] UPS Has 260,000 Union Workers and They’ve Just Authorized a Strike https://t.co/QmJHoDdgK3 via @FortuneMagazine => @BreakingBrown

the kinte space [KinteSpace] El Segundo renames Sepulveda Boulevard https://t.co/medwv9oRL2 via @abc7

Black News Portal [BlackNewsPortal] ‘Barbaric’: America’s cruel history of separating children from their parents https://t.co/FojCmCwXl7

Sankofa TravelHer [SankofaTravelHr] On this day, 20 years ago in 1998, James Byrd, Jr. was dragged to death in Jasper, TX by three white supremacists. https://t.co/0VciuRL3sC

Good Black News [goodblacknews] Meet Olivia Hooker, 103, The Last Surviving Witness To The Tulsa Race Riot Of 1921 : Code Switch : NPR https://t.co/HQExVf4mA9 https://t.co/2d9LCaB9MI

ashley yates [brownblaze] 101 yrs ago this week. White terrorists murdered over 100 ppl in East St. Louis, across the river from St. Louis. “For an hour and a half I saw the massacre of helpless negroes at Broadway and Fourth Street where black skin was a death warrant.” https://t.co/ehNajgoqDe

Puff the Magic Hater [MsKellyMHayes] I have no interest in competitive conversations about oppression between Natives and Black ppl. I simply won’t engage, so pls don’t ever try to tag me in. I hate that these convos even happen, as they strike me as an incredibly harmful waste of time and energy.

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] Meet The Last Surviving Witness To The Tulsa Race Riot Of 1921 | NPR https://t.co/NHXLGdk4e8 https://t.co/ydLB2AvFT6

Kenyan Facts 🇰🇪 [KResearcher] Mau Mau Field Marshal Muthoni Kirima. She was the only woman to hold that rank in the organization. Other Field Marshals included Dedan Kimathi, Baimungi Marete and Musa Mwariama. She left the forest in December 1963 and lives in Nyeri. https://t.co/oD2gLxmzRE https://t.co/VVewYCfDTL

Black Outdoors, PhD [BlackOutdoors1] Canada’s National Parks are Colonial Crime Scenes https://t.co/PqEx19BNOw

Lamont Lilly [LamontLilly] Harriet Tubman was focused on one thing: How to free her people, and freeing as many as she could. We really need to go back and study this sister. Her goals, her vision, her methods. https://t.co/TPQU5TmVi3 via @ZinnEdProject

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @beautifuldeson1 One of the greatest misjudgments made in my life was assuming that education without assimilation was “easy” for “my” people🙊👿 …I approached higher education with a view that @MrChuckD would call “intellectual Vietnam”🛂 and I was biased for a technical education🔬

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @LeftOfBlack @NBCNewsTHINK The Black scholarly term for this is “petty apartheid”… I do not know who coined this term as I was a dumb kid in the 1980s👶 but @NewBlackMan prolly knows.

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] Women and Men of Color Pay an ‘Emotional Tax’ at Work That’s Detrimental to Their Overall Health and Ability to Thrive: Report | The Root https://t.co/zPjIFu7Wij https://t.co/ujtlNLPfwV

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why African-American Doctors Are Choosing to Study Medicine in Cuba https://t.co/R4uxA97CPd => @BreakingBrown

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] Fragile Responsibility by Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga https://t.co/W9SNfLGDnx https://t.co/UNSAwjEJUc

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject] Key figure of the Chicago Black Renaissance, Charles White, finally gets his due: https://t.co/JMoC7BGn3a

Okayplayer [okayplayer] Activist, rap forefather, & The Last Poets member Jalal Mansur Nuriddin has passed away at age 74. #RestinPower https://t.co/EpyIf5V6X9 https://t.co/hl6BEfo4hr

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] Bootzilla at Grand Performances July 7, babybubba! 1st saw him live on a weird bill of him, Maze, and a group called Sonics. My 1st real concert around 6 yrs old. It’s megason’s turn for travel via space bass. #funk @KinteSpace @Bootsy_Collins https://t.co/xOkmWVbZju

the kinte space [KinteSpace] At 88rising, East Meets West, One Viral Hit at a Time https://t.co/ID6W9HvWWf => @khemenutwilhite @megafunkmega [remember that Harlem Shake meme?]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] two white dudes write a huge chunk of pop hooks https://t.co/KsAuPdgN1c

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @MrChuckD @espn When NWA dropped Dope Man when I was a teenager it was the BEAT that attracted me. Beat, not gun violence or sexual capitalism, was the selling point in my day. I ignorantly assumed that by now kids would be masters of beats beyond 4×4 and researchers of the drum👿🏦🙈🙉

the kinte space [KinteSpace] YouTube Can Be Liable For Copyright Infringing Videos, Court Rules @slashdot https://t.co/9UwRLKyhyz

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] A Reparations Map for Farmers of Color May Help Right Historical Wrongs…In an effort to address centuries of systemic racism, a new online tool seeks to connect Black, brown, and Indigenous farmers with land and resources.https://t.co/ygitEYEEoi https://t.co/2UDI0JcNTj

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] Woman launches first Black-owned grocery store in Compton https://t.co/U2vzugRJLh https://t.co/flPeHSJ9lX

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] Korean-Jamaican Fusion Is Real, and It’s Delicious Brought to You by Jamaican/Korean Brothers in Philly https://t.co/2DwwVVhul8 via @Eater https://t.co/X7SqXy7wmB

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] South Africa’s young chefs are trying to revive a food culture decimated by apartheid https://t.co/2qXuLSO8sr via @qzafrica https://t.co/dELN0K5rnU

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Coming to a plate near you soon? Rice grown by Chinese scientists using seawater in Dubai’s deserts https://t.co/MV12QxKugG

WHEW CHILAY. [bforblessing] Stop referring to authentic African culture as Wakandan culture. It’s rude & offensive. Africa is a real continent with real countries. WAKANDA IS NOT REAL.

This Is Africa [ThisIsAfricaTIA] #QuoteOfTheDay #WorldEnvironmentDay “Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.” Wangari Maathai Photo Credit: Flickr/ Oregon State University https://t.co/18a6IlxKSY

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] Why is it easier to get nonprofit grants than straight up investments within Africa ? Let me be great please!

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @digitalafrican I can help to answer your question in small, small part by stating that I have a few shares of NAFAX (https://t.co/6OWB0oolSx) and in that instrument is a Kenyan insurance company that I helplessly hope is not owned entirely by people of European descent🙈🏦😿

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @digitalafrican The name of this company is Kenya Reinsurance Corp. Ltd. (and @digitalafrican is from Kenya, right?) so I have been looking for “conventional” ways to invest in Africa and then there is stuff like https://t.co/8f1gNe1Ryh that is next on my list but I got U.S. fam too 👶🏦👶

Black Truth Manifesto [ZuluPanther] I talked to a black woman today about the future of African people in America. I love talking to older politically conscious black women. She said to me “if black men and women don’t start talking to each other again, we’re going to die off here”. #BlackLove https://t.co/oDJArkAM2G

vegeta sama [elleira__] Black men love them some black women. Just because a couple date outside the race doesn’t mean the majority of black men don’t love our ass

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @elleira__ Wow it’s getting easier and easier to find young sisters and brothers making sense on social media💪👶I have been an adult for several decades and I have *never* heard or seen a BM reject a BW for a non-BW—now what kind of women on average *directly* approach or respond to BM?

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] “Acceptance by white society”. That has been one of the biggest desires of our people, whether or not we want to admit it. It has also been the root of one of our biggest downfalls. Do you agree?

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] White supremacy is a religion. And the god is white skin. And white skin absolves you almost any sin you commit against non whites. And it affords you prosperity often at the expense and brutal enslavement of non white people

the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, my person is a product designed and built by Black women for Black women but the customers return the product as defective because of the learning curve: she has to know how these things are designed and why one would “waste” their life building it in the first place.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @BreeNewsome Let me guess based on years of social media experience: no response for the self-described black women who actually support patriarchy which we can infer by the latest British Imperial marriage ceremony. I can denounce patriarchy all day long and will continue to do so.