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

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

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

Pan-African Alliance  [PanAfricanUnity] Rent in Kumasi Ghana for a 4 bedroom, 4 bath, fully furnished home is US $315. Compare that to $1,449 on average for the Atlanta suburbs. Thats why Kumasi made our top 5 travel list. For the other 4 cities on our list, check out [goo.gl][twitter.com]

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

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

At least he’s a DUMB spy.

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

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

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

The answers given are usually partially right or totally wrong.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Illusion of Understanding [comprehensophy.org]

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

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

KYLE A.B. [kyalbr] Hi, I’m me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie] [twitter.com]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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]
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Here is a wonderful note from the wonderful June Edmonds:

Dear Fam and Close Friends!!

I got an email from Cultural Affairs Dept… they notified that I can formally announce that I am one of the fellows of the 2017-2018 Master Artist COLA grant! With this reimbursement grant I get $10k and an exhibition in May at the Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park in May 2018. (please put this on your calendar. I do realize how y’all are busy and have jobs!).

With the cash stipend, I am renting a studio space. The studio space is at Angels Gate Art Center in San Pedro, about 10 blocks from my apartment! I cannot tell you how blessed I feel. Since the wonderful residency in Paducah, KY last February, I have been dreaming of a significant space (and large walls!) I applied two months ago for a studio at AGCC and was contacted a couple weeks ago with an offer of a studio space. I just moved in today and am head over heals. You are invited to stop by whenever you are in the area.

June Edmonds: Studio

Many of you supported me over the years in such significant ways. I thank you so, so much! A handful of you made direct moves to help to make this happen for me. I have no sufficient words to express my appreciation.

This is my first studio space outside of my apartment(s) ever. After all these years. Here are some pics from windows, inside and outside.

With sincere appreciation for your constant support and much love to you all,

June