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Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] America’s opioid epidemic began more than a century ago – with the civil war[]

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] Uncovering Somalia’s forgotten music of the 1970s []

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] great to see FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM on @netflix <= @tonetalks => @BreakingBrown @ava @megafunkmega @floydwebb[]

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Khaled Beydoun [KhaledBeydoun] Sure, Ta-Nehisi Coates is no James Baldwin.

This is no slight. Only James Baldwin is James Baldwin, who in my o… []

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THIS ISN'T ABOUT YOU. STICK TO THE CODE. ♠💀🇳🇬 [JohnnyACE562] Niggas don’t wanna be Pro-Black because it involves putting the collective group above themselves. That’s why they… []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death [] » @tonetalks, @BreakingBrown

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Chimurenga [Chimurenga_SA] Malcolm would have been 92 today. His lifework and words at RAW Academy in Dakar from 6pm, via Wendell Hassan Marsh… []

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] young bruh, most Africans first learned about empire through enslavement -Asians learned through having their own little empire

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Maria Popova [brainpicker] James Baldwin’s advice on writing [] []

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blessed is man
who profit not
from the kingdom
of the ungodly

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A 2016 Blog post from @KushitePrince has an image in it that symbolically says it all. It shows—with mediocre Photoshop skills—a black-man-superhero in a red-black-green skin suit. This is just the kind of masculine-prioritizing imagery folks like Mychal Denzel Smith would not celebrate.

Here in the rasx() context, both of these people are disrespecting their ancestors. On one hand you have investment in an image of a hero with white eyes (which symbolize death in many, many traditions as the color of bones are white)—and the white-man’s map of Africa (arguably upside down) is emblazoned on his chest. The golden color of this white-geography could easily be mistaken for a Chinese-yellow, yes-kinda-ironically-racist reference as this emerging super-power influences the continent.

On the other hand, a @Blavity article by Regina Smith heaping praise on Mychal Denzel Smith roused my suspicions because young, black cosmopolitan, east-coast womanhood rarely praises black men unless the black “man” is not really a “man” (by the standards set by the Black women that were my role models). Regina Smith’s celebration of Mychal’s deprecation of the absence of black fathers fell right in line with the new white trend of packing the Black Supreme Court with clones of James Baldwin and Audre Lorde. (By the way, should Mychal Denzel Smith actually be an invisible man, then the lovely ladies at will be unable to see him—no matter how many child support payments go unmissed.)

Our ancestors made humanity possibly through matriarchal societies based in what the white folks call “biological altruism” which means “ain’t got a damn thang to do with dominator culture”—it’s older than the concept of “empire.” When witch-burning King James had the words “be fruitful and multiply” printed in his York Times Bestseller he did not know that he was telling all of us that making people from scratch is very, very hard. When a “god” takes the time to invoke these words, we (as dumb-ass urban people) should struggle to remember how difficult it was. Making sure that we celebrate Young Thug for wearing a dress would not be one of the ancient, matriarchal priorities. It would simply not be… because Young Thug is the symbolic descendant of the slave ship cabin boy. The sexuality of the slave ship cabin boy is controlled by white people and you can ask the eldest black male associate of Anna Wintour he’ll tell you: it feels so-so good.

So here in the rasx content, I am trapped with my hands full of the toys of two kids. One is terrible at Photoshop (and ancient African symbolism) and the other is probably your good friend because he seems like a reasonable guy in view of what has happened on Earth since 550 B.C.

Solution: stop feeling trapped. Make more freedom in the heart. …why did I bother to reference Young Thug?

Karen Turner [beautifulzion1] @afrofuturist @ Sandra Brewster’s Open House -with her photography from The Door of No Return, Goree Island, #Senegal

the kinte space [KinteSpace] DAKhandheld 02 Jin Jiangbo & Hongli Zhao – YouTube @another_africa @DakArtBiennale @afrofuturist @beautifulzion1

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Poéfrika: Jamyang

Calestous Juma [calestous] #Africa holds about 50% of the world’s uncultivated land #Infographic by @GroIntel

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Indigenous child removal in Victoria ‘highest since white settlement’ | World news |

Katherine McKittrick [demonicground] @AsiaLeeds @hystericalblkns there is no black studies dept in canada. there never will be as it ensures the erasure of black canadian slaves

Maria Popova [brainpicker] “Use your ability to slow-read, or lose your ability to slow-read.” The brain on digital reading—important stuff

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Florescent Axe | Megasutra @megafunkmega

Maria Popova [brainpicker] George Orwell on writing and the 4 questions to ask yourself in order to be a great writer

the kinte space [KinteSpace] We Asked 20 Women “Is the Art World Biased?” Here’s What They Said. –

KING TERRY III [KingTerryIII] Once you realize that you don’t have to prove anything to anyone but yourself, life gets easier, more enjoyable, and makes more sense.

Shadow And Act [shadowandact] AFROFUTURISM TAPES 1989-2010 on Vimeo

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Activists Call on Daniele Watts to Apologize to LAPD for Racial Profiling Claims

Speak & Spell [TamTamsWorld] and i would say more guys crave attention from women, than women crave attention from men. not scientific! @ndophumlani @DarknLurvely

Sara Winge [sarawinge] Still true, dammit: Happened to me way back when I was one of the first women firefighters in the Forest Service.

Speak & Spell [TamTamsWorld] …whereas nearly every girl i know that has a very close relationship with their father are never single. @YeshYeshCharity @DarknLurvely

Andreia Gaita [sh4na] So the Met appears to have three d20 dice from ancient Egypt in its collection :)

Moses LEMUKOL [mlemukol] Anybody asking about northern Kenya challenges and solutions? READ THIS: cc @AbdirahmanDuale @gathara @peteretelej

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Hello Africa – Mobile Phone Culture in Africa – YouTube

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Maria Popova [brainpicker] Zadie Smith on the psychology of the two types of writers – applies to all creative endeavors

Maria Popova [brainpicker] Duke Ellington’s artistry and artifice – how the jazz icon engineered his own myth and image

Maria Popova [brainpicker] For Stanley Kubrick’s birthday, the greatest movie he never made

Maria Popova [brainpicker] Anna Deavere Smith on what discipline really means and how to stop letting others define us

Maria Popova [brainpicker] James Baldwin on the creative process and the artist’s responsibility to society – superb read

Maria Popova [brainpicker] Chinua Achebe on the meaning of life and the writer’s responsibility in the world

Maria Popova [brainpicker] THIS is how you encourage emerging talent: Emerson’s letter to young Walt Whitman

Maria Popova [brainpicker] Swami Vivekananda on the secret of work — beautiful and ever-timely read from1896