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]
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]

@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]

@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]

Malika Bilal [mmbilal]
‘Only Arabs go to jaiI’: Israel convicts Palestinian over poem
https://t.co/NOGrvmmALX We’ll discuss

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack]
Mass School Shootings Mostly Happening In Small-town and Suburban America
https://t.co/LdcJLgqwNh via

Atlanta Black Star [ATLBlackStar]
Father Critically Injured After Jumping In the Line of Fire to Save His Daughter

Nadra Nittle [NadraKareem]
Just heard that the Long Beach Press Telegram is down to one reporter and have seen the outpouring of support for t…

This Is Africa [ThisIsAfricaTIA]
Today is
#WorldDayforCulturalDiversity. The article from our archives unpacks how religious conservatism is erasing…

Ajamu Baraka [ajamubaraka]
The NFL plantation owners passed a policy to make patriotism mandatory for their property. Either pay deference to…

Gallery Plus+ LA [Houseofwasir]
Rest In Power Aunt Laura Hendrix, owner of
#galleryplus In
#leimertparkvillage .The public is invited…

Black Enterprise [blackenterprise]
Over 300 black-owned businesses thrived in the community known as the “Black Wall Street” before they were all dest…

Joerg Stratmann [joergstratmann]
An interactive map shows just how many roads actually lead to Rome – all of ’em!
https://t.co/iUe3jFQkQp via…

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject]
“Rebuilding African and African American Studies | Over the course of the nineties, Harvard’s Afro-American Studies…

BlackInformant [BlackInformant]
Ferguson, Mo., Activists Are Dying and It’s Time to Ask Questions

Torraine Walker [TorraineWalker]
Ferguson activist
#DarrenSeals would have been 31 years old today. To commemorate his life and work, several Black…

Nkisi Babaoké [Henry_James]
“Every time you sit in front of the television, somebody is working on you, someone is working to change you from a…

BlackInformant [BlackInformant]
Hair Products Popular with Black Women May Contain Harmful Chemicals

BlackInformant [BlackInformant]
A Chinese high school in Hangzhou is reportedly using facial recognition tech to track pupil attendance, emotions,…

son of an asylum seeker, father of an immigrant [doctorow]
Prominent AI researchers call the entire field “alchemy”

Dr Karsten Seipp [karstor]
Hard to believe that people doing research in their field would not check a journal’s integrity and impact factor b…

allAfrica.com [allafrica]
Uganda’s Bad Toilet Paper is Dangerous – Study

Malika Bilal [mmbilal]
wow. Lava spatters “can weigh as much as a refrigerator.” Man’s leg shattered by lava spatter from Hawaii volcano…

Al Jazeera News [AJENews]
Nipah virus, spread by fruit bats, kills 10 in India

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack]
Heart Failure in the Black Community: What African-Americans Need to Know
https://t.co/x7SJWeZK3l via

Genii Games [Genii_Games]
There’s a simple hack to counting in
#Yoruba. At the very least, learn numbers 1 to 5 and the tens. With those, you…

Ruth H. Hopkins [RuthHHopkins]
The University of Minnesota is now offering Dakota language courses live via video conference.

aloria 🦔 [aloria]
By age 35 you should have a junk drawer filled with USB flash drives you’re reluctant to throw out because you don’…

Howard Rambsy II [blackstudies]
Black men, personal libraries, and book culture —

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘This could be the beginning of a revolution’

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan]
“At what is expense is all this light…what’s been pushed into the shadows?” — Filmmaker John Akomfrah talks the…

KQED Arts [KQEDarts]
The African American Museum and Library of Oakland will soon digitize rare protest footage of the Black Power movem…

Open Culture [openculture]
Dozens of M.C. Escher Prints Now Digitized & Put Online by the Boston Public Library

Open Culture [openculture]
J.R.R. Tolkien Expressed a “Heartfelt Loathing” for Walt Disney and Refused to Let Disney Studios Adapt His Work…

Open Culture [openculture]
An 82-Year-Old Japanese Audiophile Searches for the Best Sound by Installing His Own Electric Utility Pole in His Y…

Open Culture [openculture]
National Geographic Has Digitized Its Collection of 6,000+ Vintage Maps. See a Curated Selection of Maps Published…

Open Culture [openculture]
In Search of Haruki Murakami: A Documentary Introduction to Japan’s Great Novelist

Poets.org [POETSorg]
Check out our
#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: A Tribute to June Jordan, an inter-generational exploration of the l…

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS]
“No single work by Baldwin is as connected to the issues animating Black Lives Matter as The Evidence of Things Not…

Andray [andraydomise]
Imagine being confident enough to lecture MLK’s daughter about what MLK believed. Whiteness, man. Mad ting.

SamuelFuryChildsDaly [sfcdaly]
Archive find of the day – the Nigerian Army had a poetry journal in the 70s and 80s

#NonBeliever✊🏾😡 [Fresh_Flames1]

#ThankATeacher Thank You
#DrSebi For Teaching Us What To Eat And When To Eat It

✨Ada Nneka✨ [adannekaa]
People act like black men are inherently evil. Like they haven’t been conditioned and brainwashed and broken down t…

Black Thought Thinking [DrTJC]
All Blk couples suffer disproportionate rates of IPV: BM & BW, BW & BW, BM & BM, yet we don’t hear about this dispr…

Black Thought Thinking [DrTJC]
Important study on bidirectionality amongst African Americans and Black female perpetration of IPV and corporal pun…

Verso Books [VersoBooks]
“Marx can come almost painfully close to describing our current world. Today, a brutal economism dominates many min…

Khensu The Reminder [KNeferhetep]
Why can’t most Africans tell you with any degree of detail their indigenous belief systems? Their ancient customs, rites and deities?

Curtis Cook [Curtis_Cook]
They’re selling Dave Chappelle’s crackhead outfit at Banana Republic.

khadija [beautifuldeson1]
Can’t complain about “ain’t shit niggas” without blaming the ain’t shit women who raised them.

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde]
“Now we are less interested in equipping and refining thought, more interested in creating and mastering technologi…

Ana Homayoun [anahomayoun]
YES!!! Stop Asking About My Kid’s College Plans

King Terry III [KingTerryIII]
People be quick to react but slow to understand.

Tara [taraw]
It’s never taken me 2 hours to get to Heathrow Airport. This dude took scenic route & put the in a crunch that I may miss my flight. PO’d!😣