BlackInformant [BlackInformant] Black Americans still find inequality in homeownership [axios.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] “How White People Handle Diversity Training in the Workplace” | Robin DiAngelo [medium.com]

pedagogy in black [RenyTay] “How is it that the most cited book about black masculinity is by bell hooks and it has no citations” – Dr. Tommy Curry

Maya Dukmasova [mdoukmas] CONGRATULATIONS to @rejburns for winning the #AAN2018 investigative reporting award for her story on contract-for-deed home sales in Chicago. [chicagoreader.com] edited by @rsamer photography by Zakkiyyah Najeebah

Blair LM Kelley [profblmkelley] I’m not sure when we all decided that the best way for people to remember Dr. King was to JUST do a service project. I don’t mind the service, but when we fail to talk about his work, we are failing the day. King was not the head of service projects for a non-profit org.

Glory a.k.a #WellReadBlackGirl [guidetoglo] This. This. THIS. I’ve been taking care of my mother since I was 19-years old. I’m now in my 30s. All of my financial decisions are based on how can I support myself & my mama. Helping our parents is the typical narrative for millennials. And I live in NYC & love avocados [twitter.com]

Kylah L. Guion [KylahGuion] Y’all remember how Philando Castile was shot and killed? And how he had a properly registered and licensed weapon, notified officers of that and was still murdered? Then how the NRA didn’t rush to aid his family or push the story? Cause I do.

BBC News Africa [BBCAfrica] Discovering King Tutankhamun’s tomb: Harry Burton’s photographs [bbc.in]

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] The story of White Boy Rick, the teenage FBI informant turned coke kingpin [dazeddigital.com]

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] The Secret Network of Black Teachers Behind the Fight for Desegregation | The Atlantic [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]

BBC News Africa [BBCAfrica] The story of Ghanaian warrior queen Yaa Asantewaa and the fight for the Golden Stool – the first in our 8-part series about amazing African women who changed the world! [twitter.com]

Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr] Dr. @mariosesh reading Tomb of Harkuf, Old Kingdom administrator under Pepi II. Known as “1st explorer in world history,” went past the divide between the White and Blue Nile. Dr. Beatty, the finest Hieroglyphs teacher in the US, is Hery Seshta (Master of Secrets of Mdw Ntr). [twitter.com]

Suede Santoro [suede_santoro] Inside the Ethiopian Orthodox Chrirstians sacred church the Debre Birhan Selassie Church in Gondor. Christianity being apart of the region since circa 341 A.D. [twitter.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] Black Radicalism’s Complex Relationship with Japanese Empire [daily.jstor.org] via @JSTOR_Daily

Bath Spa University [BathSpaUni] Our very own Professor of History, @OlivetteOtele, joins @SadiahQureshi to discuss #race and #equality in the British historical profession with BBC @HistoryExtra: [historyextra.com]

Wendell Pierce [WendellPierce] I am my 93yr old father’s caregiver. He gave me life, an education, guided me towards opportunity, taught me a love of travel & wanderlust, fought for his country when his country fought against him, and he is a man of simple honor and deep love. He is my hero. Amos Pierce, Jr. [twitter.com]

Kehinde Andrews [kehinde_andrews] First date sold out, so we added another screening of the Psychosis of Whiteness screening in East London for March 23rd with @BlkHistStudies Get you’re ticket at [eventbrite.co.uk]

Genii Games [Genii_Games] Shona is an African language prodominantly spoken in Zimbabwe. Check out #Shona101 to learn the basics of Shona [geniigames.com]

Agility Health Tech [agilityht] .@CSHL has cut ties with #DNA scientist #JamesWatson and revoked all titles and honours conferred upon him after his inflammatory comments about race: [theguardian.com][twitter.com]

Obianuju Ekeocha [obianuju] The boldness of abortion-racism.
Black communities are being targeted by the abortion industry with black women 3times more likely to abort their babies than white women.

Yet,here is a billboard campaign to glamorize the killing of black babies.
Dear sisters,wake up & walk away. [twitter.com]

Clapperton Mavhunga [clappertonm] How Africans developed scientific knowledge of the deadly tsetse fly [news.mit.edu]

Sarah Kendzior [sarahkendzior] The best workaround I’ve found to Twitter’s horrible new algorithm is putting this in the search bar:

filter:follows -filter:replies include:nativeretweets

You will get your old chronological timeline back with no “likes” and with retweets from people you actually follow.

Sonia Gupta [soniagupta504] *Every single* report I have filed has resulted in a finding of no violation by @Twitter, @TwitterSafety, @TwitterSupport
Do you have a team of white supremacists reviewing these reports? That’s the only explanation I can come up with.

Sly Q. Jones [simplyslycc] Desalination Is Booming. But What About All That Toxic Brine? [dlvr.it][twitter.com]

Rachel Thomas [math_rachel] The tech industry is failing people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. My latest blog post: [medium.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media Is Changing Social Protest and Power [amazon.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America [amazon.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Joseph Heller’s Handwritten Outline for Catch-22, One of the Great Novels of the 20th Century [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] 93 Films Stanley Kubrick Really Liked [goo.gl][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] How Did Akira Kurosawa Make Such Powerful & Enduring Films? A Wealth of Video Essays Break Down His Cinematic Genius [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] See the Expansive Ruins of Pompeii Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before: Through the Eyes of a Drone [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] Ghanian AfroSurrealist David Alabo [africandigitalart.com][twitter.com]

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] Latina Reads: 12 Haitian Women Authors To Make Room For On Your Bookshelves | @VirginiaIsaad[fierce.wearemitu.com]

Africa is a country [africasacountry] Go see “This is Congo,” the new documentary film about the political and economic crises in the DRC. This one is good. Very good. The film is narrated by a whistleblowing Congolese army officer (voiced by Isaac de Bankole). He is… [youtube.com]

Johnan 城南 Rotten [cyclepistols] Download Original Bauhaus Books & Journals for Free: Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy & More [openculture.com]@opencultureより [twitter.com]

Mark Bajkowski [mworkflow] Download Original Bauhaus Books & Journals for Free: Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy & More: [openculture.com]

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] ‘Nigerian-American author @Nnedi Okorafor writes a new set of comics that follow the genius as she leaves the lab to fulfill Black Panther’s responsibilities.’ [colorlines.com] via @Colorlines

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] ‘Kenya Barris, the A-list writer and producer behind the comedy “black-ish,” will part ways with ABC Studios in August — three years before his contract was set to expire — following creative differences.’ [nytimes.com]

Jake Rudh [JakeRudh] Bauhaus “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” … one of the most seminal singles in alternative music history was released on this day in 1979.

Included is my chat with Peter Murphy about the formation of the band and how they got their debut single “Bela” first aired. [m.soundcloud.com][twitter.com]

Mat Johnson [mat_johnson] I read this novel in draft: it was one of the greatest unpublished manuscripts I’ve read in 20 years- funny, insightful, brilliant. Truly special. Pre-order so you don’t forget. [twitter.com]

GirlTyler [sheistyler] These kids met Killmonger aka Michael B. Jordan. Don’t you tell me representation doesn’t matter. Black Panther is STILL out here changing lives and restoring a sense of wonder for black kids. [twitter.com]

Mark Vega [megavark] The Bleak Brilliance of Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novels [newyorker.com]

Jenn Sims [RavenclawSoc23] Anyone wanna talk about how discouraging it is to read yet another paper on your exact research topic that doesnt cite any of your published work? Anyone wanna talk about how much worse it feels when one of the authors knows your work yet apparently chose to ignore all of it

Lord Mike Mikeson [MikeKerklin] This mouth-controlled synthesizer is the wildest instrument I’ve ever heard [theverge.com]

José Luis Vila [Vis23VV] Are some chords more commonly used than others? [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] More young people reading, buying poetry: [blackpressusa.com] via @NNPA_BlackPress@BlackPressUSA

#Prisonculture [prisonculture] We’re in desperate need of more political education where people can sit together, read together, think together over a period of time. It builds community in so many ways and helps us to develop a vision in common. Few spaces like this exist for most people.

Kylah L. Guion [KylahGuion] I love boosting black men. Literally one of my fav past times.

Love y’all, thanks for being amazing.

Goddess ☥ [deyeskeyra] I will never refer to my man as my nigga and he bet not ever refer to me as his bitch. Why y’all be letting that slide?? Makes me cringe

Think BEFORE Acting [BlackSoulFood] #BREAKINGNEWS: Sources say the police officer who murdered 17 year old #AntwonRose was only sworn into the East Pittsburgh police force for a few hours before murdering #AntwonRose. [cbsloc.al]#BlackPower#BlackTwitter#BlackNation#BlackBusiness#NOI#FOI#MGT[twitter.com]

💫JL💫 [JasonLovelyMD] @NAACP #BlackLivesMatter #blm @twitter @TwitterSupport
LET’S CALL ON TWITTER TO TELL 🚨🚔 LAW ENFORCEMENT TO DELETE ALL THEIR FAKE ACCOUNTS & STOP TRYING TO SPY ON & INFILTRATE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST ON TWITTER.

When Twitter Allows this they facilitate abuse [theguardian.com]

Zemedeneh Negatu [Zemedeneh] Stock Exchange to be launched in #Ethiopia as part of the privatization of big state owned companies (telecom, power, airline, transport, etc). PM Abiy Ahmed announced in Parliament yesterday. A major & timely decision we’ve have been waiting for 20 years. Thank you! #Africa[twitter.com]

Abrar Khan  [khanabrar643] Auschwitz survivor, 94-year-old Esther Bejarano, expressed support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement because she has “experienced what fascism is.” [go.shr.lc]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [AOC] Somewhere along the line, people in positions of influence decided that Flint water, Bronx air, or poor schools WEREN’T acceptable for their children, but could be accepted for someone else’s.

And I will never think that is a reasonable compromise to make.

So #CallMeRadical. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Most sexual harassment complainants fired or retaliated against: study [eastbaytimes.com] via @eastbaytimes

Erik Loomis [ErikLoomis] This Day in Labor History: June 20, 1947: President Harry Truman vetoed the odious Taft-Hartley Act, perhaps the most vile piece of labor legislation in American history. Let’s talk about why his veto was overridden and what that means for us today. [twitter.com]

Zwelinzima Vavi [Zwelinzima1] Very interesting read “Blackout: How Argentina ‘Eliminated’ Africans From Its History And Conscience [ibtimes.com]

Maciej Jedrzejczyk [mjedrze] #bbc #history: “Black radicalism with Kehinde Andrews” [ift.tt]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @mjedrze hey @Ajairah1? your opinion on the precise definitions of @kehinde_andrews will be appreciated🔋🔓 do listen to his BBC podcast episode when you can

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] I was asked by a white man ”If Egyptians were black people. Why wasn’t the rest of Africa full of similar structures”

There are more pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 this is a juvenile, materialistic, exoteric statement that assumes that rock quarries were evenly distributed across the continent; we need to look for the meta-physical similarities which was the work of Diop

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 the Roman way was to build in concrete which was relatively portable compared to building in stone but it *covered* the land with a covering of imperial uniformity, a macho act of violence against diversity

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Marshall McLuhan – Predicting Social Media in 1967 [youtu.be] via @reelblack

the kinte space [KinteSpace] BBC News – Egypt tomb: Saqqara ‘one of a kind’ discovery revealed [bbc.com]

Zi Teng Wang [Zi_W] Twenty years from now, kids listening to “Baby it’s cold outside” are gonna find it really, really weird.

We’re gonna have to explain that it has to be understood in the context of its time.

You see, it used to get cold outside.

Eric Gonzaba [EGonzaba] My top research advice: Archives are amazing, but don’t buy the academic fetishization of archival research. Microfilm research is good! Can’t afford travel? Digitized sources are good! Interlibrary loan is good! There’s not one way to produce amazing scholarship #twitterstorians

AurelG [AurelG7] #Academia is fucked-up. So why isn’t anyone doing something about it? | #broken#evaluation#metrics#PublishOrPerish#reductionism#research#science[backreaction.blogspot.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Theory [youtu.be] via @neiltyson

the kinte space [KinteSpace] No more doubts: Two independent studies confirm LIGO’s Nobel discovery [arstechnica.com] [gravitational waves]

Shadow and Act [shadowandact] .@Ava becomes the first black woman director, 13th black director overall to have a film gross $100M at the box office [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Black Art In America [BAIAONLINE] 10 Emerging Black Male Artists to Collect
represented by Black-owned art galleries: [bit.ly][twitter.com]

Nicole Dennis-Benn [ndennis_benn] Alas, there’s something to smile about today. Someone told me @shondarhimes just tweeted about this! Happy to be in good company. ☀️☀️☀️🇯🇲~”8 Books by Jamaican Authors Every Person Should Read” [shondaland.com] via @byshondaland

#WOMENSART [womensart1] Japanese artist Naomi Okubo, Camouflage #3, 2017 #womensart[twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] A brand new episode of #futurelabafrica is available. Featuring illustrator and thinker @chiefnyamweya. We discuss education and the art of unlearning. (@artofunlearning). [anchor.fm][twitter.com]

Cave Canem [cavecanempoets] Apply to Cave Canem’s 2019 fellowship retreat for Black poets! The deadline is December 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. [cavecanem.submittable.com][twitter.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin Launch a New Music Podcast, “Broken Record.” Listen Online.

First episode takes you through the making of Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” with Niles Rodgers [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] A Powerful Netflix Film About Stanislaw Szukalski, A Brilliant But Obscure Sculptor & Self-Proclaimed Genius [laughingsquid.com][twitter.com]

The Verge [verge] The 10 best comics of 2018 [theverge.com][twitter.com]

The Washington Post [washingtonpost] Nancy Wilson, acclaimed “song stylist” who defied musical boundaries, dies at 81 [wapo.st]

Ted Gioia [tedgioia] I’m grieving the death of vocalist Nancy Wilson, who left us today at age 81. Her albums are filled with gems, but jazz fans are especially devoted to this classic collaboration with Cannonball Adderley from 1961. [youtube.com][twitter.com]

Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr] Listening to one of my favorites, from The Great #NancyWilson . Travel safely and in rising power, Ancestor. We all celebrate the unavoidable consequence of you. #Ase One Note Samba – Nancy Wilson [youtu.be] via @YouTube

Mel Anthony [MelAnthony15] @FeldmanAdam What we want is a play about Jewish women twerking for NAZI guards in a concentration camp being defended by racist White Liberal hypocrites!

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @MelAnthony15 @Ajairah1 @FeldmanAdam There was a 1970s movie called «The Night Porter» that comes sickeningly close. One could argue that for a minute there was a genre of these types of films in the 1970s.😬😣

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era [amazon.com] <= @RowenaMonde[twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Chimurenga Named Winner 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice [chimurengachronic.co.za]@Chimurenga_SA

the kinte space [KinteSpace] An Archive of 800+ Imaginative Propaganda Maps Designed to Shape Opinions & Beliefs: Enter Cornell’s Persuasive Maps Collection [openculture.com] via @openculture

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] Black Millennial Entrepreneur Opens Affordable Vegan Restaurant In Brooklyn
“I didn’t want it to be a thing where my own personal friends were not able to come and eat here because they felt like it was expensive,” says 22-year-old Francesca Chaney. [bit.ly][twitter.com]

Pan-African Alliance 🌍 [PanAfricanUnity] [goo.gl] 👈🏿 How To Expand Black Consciousness By Understanding The 5 Elements Of Your Life

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] How “Gratitude” Underwrites Inequality, Power and Exclusion [religiondispatches.org]

Sheena Allen [whoisSheena] Many blacks in my peer group are making good money but because they’re the first person in their family to “make it”, they are still living paycheck-to-paycheck because their money isn’t just their money. Their money is mom’s light bill money, little bro’s football money, etc.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @whoisSheena And many of these folk cannot take “dating” or some kind of self-care activity seriously because of these family-scale responsibilities—many do this alone as the only functional person of the entire family.

katsuki_blockUgo [Biblio_PHI_L] This isn’t my house but I feel at home here.

Stacey Patton [DrStaceyPatton] This is why I constantly rant about not hitting kids. Somewhere a parent is listening and will make the change. And when they spare the rod, their child will shift the universe. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @DrStaceyPatton Even after full understanding of self-enslavement, the breakthrough for me was seeing that parental violence on children is usually wrapped in a fantasy-based wish to make problems go away instantly—which is not really teaching children the reality of problems: beatings are lies.

Sua'ad (Daughter of Frantz Fanon) [Ajairah1] They keep using the word ‘civilisation’ yet they think that we were uncivilised before colonisation? Civilisation by definition is ‘human society with its well-developed social organisations, or the culture and way of life of a society or country at a particular period in time’

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 one of the most intellectually radical things you can do is search the world for attributes of “civilization” with imperial conquest not present in its “progress”; civilization without imperialism is a standard that can only be met in one region of the non-fiction world

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @Ajairah1 when everything in your power came from imperial murder you would do everything in your power to make sure “human nature” is redefined to make imperialism the new normal, worldwide Disney entertainment

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] Thousands of children are imprisoned across Africa. They need justice | The Guardian [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] ‘Why are some people rich and others poor? Answering this elusive question has been the lifelong work of economist @SandyDarity who pioneered the subfield of stratification economics, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding economic inequality’ [newblackmaninexile.net][twitter.com]

Atlanta Black Star [ATLBlackStar] Lawmaker Blasts Judge Who Sentenced Black Teen to 20 Years for Sexual Assault But Gave White Serial Rapist Just 3 Years [buff.ly][twitter.com]

Ruth H. Hopkins [RuthHHopkins] When Transcanada built Keystone 1 over my tribe’s fresh groundwater they told us it wouldn’t leak. We knew better. We sued, but Hillary Clinton dismissed our lawsuit. Last Fall it leaked ~half a million gallons. Now they say it was damaged since day 1. [ksfy.com]

The Crisis Magazine [thecrisismag] Activists cheered when a federal magistrate judge released Therese Okoumou without bail after she had spent the night behind bars. Okoumou responded by raising her fist and blowing kisses to her supporters. [time.com]

BBC News Africa [BBCAfrica] Ethiopia and Eritrea declare war over [bbc.in]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 🇬🇧 Can Ethiopia and Eritrea be friends? | Inside Story [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] We’re All Subsidizing People Who Use American Express [buzzfeed.com] via @venessawwong

Ruth H. Hopkins [RuthHHopkins] Twitter turned my informational thread about powwows into a Twitter Moment. Enjoy. 😄 [twitter.com]

KOLUMN Magazine [KOLUMN_Magazine] How black people were eliminated in Argentina throughout history | Face 2 Face [kolumnmagazine.com][twitter.com]

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] “What to the American Slave Is Your 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech [democracynow.org] via @democracynow

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] When the Fourth of July Was a Black Holiday – The Atlantic [theatlantic.com]

Bree Newsome Bass [BreeNewsome] This nation was not founded by immigrants. Europeans squatting on already-occupied land with the goal of producing raw goods for the wealth of England is COLONIZATION, not immigration. Please stop rewriting history to fit a convenient modern political narrative

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @trueblackpower REAL VISION REWIND #1 – GODFATHER OF CENTRAL BANKING [John Law] [realvision.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @trueblackpower John Law had the idea of backing paper currency with government bonds, starting the trend of abstractions built on top of abstractions… [en.wikipedia.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Top 10 Greatest Slave Rebellions [youtu.be] [[patreon.com]]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Millionaire : The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance by Janet Gleeson [amazon.com] => @trueblackpower[twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “Where has income mobility been rising fastest? Britain.” by @GavinJKelly1[gavinkellyblog.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Incompetence By Design [monbiot.com] “As state bodies are dismantled, corporations are freed to rip the living world apart”

Melki JK Russell [MelkiJRussell] 36 Black Inventors That Changed the World [edgylabs.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Radical As Ever, Boots Riley Takes On the Tech Boom [wired.com] via @WIRED

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why Curie’s no Einstein: A subtle gender bias in science [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Home security is more affordable — and better —than ever [houstonchronicle.com] via @HoustonChron

the kinte space [KinteSpace] NASA put its famous planet-hunting telescope to sleep because it’s almost out of fuel [theverge.com] via @verge

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] Plenty of films have taken on anti-capitalist satire — but none are as fun, or frankly funny, as ‘Sorry to Bother You.’ | @sorayamcdonald[undf.td]

Open Culture [openculture] A Big Digital Archive of Independent & Alternative Publications: Browse/Download Radical Periodicals Printed from 1951 to 2016 [openculture.com][twitter.com]

Howard Rambsy II [blackstudies] A checklist of visual essays and data projects by Matt Daniels and The Pudding for African American literary studies — [bit.ly][twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] The Oba: Sci-Fi Process Art [africandigitalart.com][twitter.com]

Jepchumba [digitalafrican] halfway through the year and i’ve featured over 100 new artists. hope you are subscribed. [africandigitalart.com]

Well-Read Black Girl ™ [wellreadblkgirl] ✨ Happy Birthday, #JuneJordan ✨ Your poetry remains mesmerizing & powerful. Urging us to resist. Compelling us to love ourselves. “To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that’s political, in its most profound way.” [twitter.com]

Okayplayer [okayplayer] Happy 80th Birthday to Bill Withers!

From Boom Bap to G-Funk, there’s no era of hip-hop, R&B, or soul, that hasn’t bared his mark—and our latest ‘In Hip-Hop and Beyond’ playlist proves just that.

Listen: [bit.ly][twitter.com]

Dominique Christina🇵🇦 [nyarloka] Amazing sidewalk art in front of an Apple store to remind them of where that coltan (the mineral used to make the phones/laptops etc) comes from. Mining for coltan in the Congo has resulted in many deaths & human rights violations. Eduardo Relero is the artist. [twitter.com]

True Black Power [trueblackpower] “Why is it that so many rappers are in an out prison, we don’t see this with any other form of music. We don’t see R&B singers going to prison. At this point rappers seems to be a bunch of criminals trying to make songs” 🤔[s1.zetaboards.com] via @natturnerx65

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @trueblackpower @natturnerx65 Organized crime and entertainment have a long history but the criminals never passed themselves off as the talent in such huge numbers until the overthrow of @MrChuckD and boogie-down productions.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Episode 931 Boots Riley / Bobcat Goldthwait [wtfpod.com]@BootsRiley lays out the class system and the pathetic refuge of the academy in like five minutes => @trueblackpower@megafunkmega@Reelblack

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @JuneCarol_E Fired Up! Ready to Go!: Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art. The Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz [amazon.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @JuneCarol_E South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s by Kellie Jones [amazon.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @JuneCarol_E Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power by Mark Godfrey [amazon.com][twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool by Trevor Schoonmaker [amazon.com] [a favorite artist of @JuneCarol_E] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Terry Gilliam on diversity: ‘I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian’ [theguardian.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Hear Stanley Kubrick Explain The ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Ending In A Rare, Unearthed Video [esquire.com] via @EsquireUK

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @EsquireUK Stanley Kubrick on the meaning of the ending of 2001 in a rare 1980 interview [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @EsquireUK the human-zoo thing i got when i saw the film the first time but the super-being-back-to-Earth thing was not really my assumption—it’s like a Thanos origin story => @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How George Clinton Made Funk a World View [newyorker.com] <= @megafunkmega [yo, man I admit I did not read this]

▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ ԾᏒᎥϮ👑 [Empress_Orit] there’s folk doing revolutionary stuff offline, who only post jokes or sports on here

there’s folk doing revolutionary stuff offline,but use twitter to teach the basics

there’s some doing revolutionary stuff offline, who speak of actions they do only in part

levels& strategy😉

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] I have an elderly Kenyan woman staying with me for a couple of weeks, it’s her first time out of Africa. This evening she told me all about her farm and how she manages it. Intriguing!

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] To be a good farmer you have to be a good manager and a strategic thinker is my takeaway from the conversation I had with this lady.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde Ah, yes and even the communist Chinese have figured out that it is easier to control *urban* people with none of these rural, wisdom-based skills of self-organizing necessity.

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace Very true. And Ngugi said the rural dwellers are the main keepers of the culture


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.


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]