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

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 []

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 [][]

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] [WATCH] Activists Take Back The Street Named After The Black Mayor Who Bombed MOVE [] 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. []

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

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. []

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. []

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. []#PearlHarbor#blackhistory[]

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.” []

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

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. [][]

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: [][]

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

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

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

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 [] via @openculture

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

The Illusion of Understanding []

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 [] via @lithub

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

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? []

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

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. []

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

Reelblack [Reelblack] Eddie Murphy’s First TV Appearance (1981) [][]

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 ! []

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

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

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

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

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’ [][]

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.” []

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

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. []

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[]

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.

Pan-African Alliance  [PanAfricanUnity] Ebola Outbreak “Worst In Congo’s History” As Hundreds Dead; Risk Of Spread To Uganda “Very High” []

Alberto Pradilla [albertopradilla] Así disparan gases agentes de EEUU contra territorio mexicano. #CaravanaDeMigrantes@PlazaPublicaGT[]

Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr] #StaceyAbrams is developing a solid strategy for breaking electoral white supremacy’s back. Suing #BrianKemp and his #JimCrow klansmen, helps to fight 3rd Reconstruction voting war. That will also build momentum & infrastructure as white supremacy’s demographic numbers go south.

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] “If properties in black neighborhoods were priced equally as those in white neighborhoods, black children coming of age in the 1990s and 2000s would have had much more wealth to draw upon to pay for things like private schooling, tutoring…” []

Ruth H. Hopkins [RuthHHopkins] Ruth Buffalo, who is the first Native American Democratic woman elected to the North Dakota legislature, took her oath of office today. She unseated the ND Rep who sponsored the voter law that disenfranchised Native voters in that state. []

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] AAAS faculty member @SandyDarity‘s work discussed in @NewYorker: How Cory Booker’s “Baby Bond” Proposal Could Transform the Reparations Debate []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why affordable housing is scarce in progressive cities [] via @Curbed

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Facebook’s top execs ‘make tobacco executives look like Mr. Rogers’ [] via @Recode

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara—A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony [] via @democracynow

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Crenshaw District mural defaced with swastikas [] via @abc7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Japan Is Giving Away 8 Million Abandoned Houses — Here’s How to Get One (Video) []

Meek Mill [MeekMill] I always dreamed of being on @CNN and being able to speak for the voiceless generation of America… Watch my full interview with @smerconish talking about #MeekCHAMPIONSHIPS and the challenges we face relating to criminal justice #REFORM: [][]

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] How Ghana made itself the African home for a return of the black diaspora [] via @qzafrica

Left of Black [LeftOfBlack] “The Slave Societies Digital Archive documents the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans, their descendants, and the indigenous, European and Asian people with whom they interacted.” [] via @Blavity

Pan-African Alliance  [PanAfricanUnity] Why You Should Remember The Charles Deslondes Slave Rebellion – [][]

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject] Dorothy Porter challenged the racial bias in the Dewey Decimal System and put black scholars alongside their colleagues, where they belonged [] via @SmithsonianMag

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time [][]

TicToc by Bloomberg [tictoc] The kilogram as you know it is changing. Instead of using a small metal cylinder in Paris, the measure will now be based on a factor of physics called the “Planck constant” []

TicToc by Bloomberg [tictoc] Gonorrhea is making a comeback. It infects over 70,000,000 people every year and is on the verge of becoming a major health crisis.

More on @business: [][]

The Japan Times [japantimes] Percentage of Japanese university students with dating experience falls to record low []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ethiopia to launch its first-ever satellite in 2019 []

DrRachaelDee [rachaeldangare1] Lost both parents to HIV at the age of 16 and became the head of a family of 4, living in the township with no hope of ever making it. July 2018 graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience at Wits. Proud to have taken all my siblings to Uni too! God is good@FabAcademic[]

Cave Canem [cavecanempoets] With sincere thanks to an anonymous donor, we have been challenged to raise $9,000 between now and #GivingTuesday! That means every dollar donated to Cave Canem will be doubled. #InvestInBlackPoets and impact the future of Black poetry and literature: []. []

Cave Canem [cavecanempoets] “cutting greens” by Cave Canem Elder Lucille Clifton. []

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] I guess it’s time I pitch my “bionic-Compton telepathic cat w/ a heart of gold” pilot. @ava Development: Ava DuVernay inks major Warner TV deal; Paul King boards perpetual train; more []

Matt Johnson [MattWSB] A Georgia native is the youngest woman trader at the New York Stock Exchange, and now her story is being told on the big screen. [][]

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] Netflix will order original shows from Africa in 2019 [] via @engadget@KinteSpace

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Booker T. Washington – Up From Slavery | Read by Ossie Davis (1976) [] via @reelblack

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Redd Foxx – The True Hollywood Story (1999) [] via @reelblack

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] I’ve been using Bumble Bloom’s plant-based honey alternative, this one ginger-flavoured, in my oatmeal for a couple of days and I’m sold! Sharing for those of you looking for more sustainable and eco-friendly foods. []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] I think I know why finding organic teff (grown in the U.S.) will be difficult: the use of herbicides for weed control: []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Buckwheat holds up pretty well against teff nutritionally: []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Teff kicks millet’s ass nutritionally: []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Teff beats kamut in the area of mineral content: []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] teff suddenly gets folates when it is cooked? is this good nature or bad data? []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Quinoa has folates and vitamin E but teff has everything else: []

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Self-Love Is an Adventure, Not a Destination []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde Exactly. That’s the story of not being able to share my life with a person that viscerally does not know what sharing is: one who is obsessed with invulnerability over being alive. It is a profound level of metaphysical poverty that I blame on the many toxic forms of modernism.

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace Your comment definitely resonates. I’ve been wondering what it is that kills our humanity, now I’m going to be looking at modernism in a different way

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde the history of WWI is deliberately told to underestimate/minimize the toxic-modernist effect on humanity; i assert that J.R.R. Tolkien, his work exists to dramatize this catastrophic loss through fantasy telling

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde “J.R.R. Tolkien served in the British Army during World War I (or the “Great War”), most notably in the bloody Battle of the Somme.” [][]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde Why World War One Is at the heart of Lord of the Rings [][]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace Ah, interesting! I wonder whether brutalism was a result of this

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde you have given me a homework assignment: “English Architecture and the First World War – Professor Simon Thurley” []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde are we talking about brutalist architecture? German military concrete structures from WWII surely must deeply inform brutalist architecture, no? []

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace Yes. I’m not sure about German but I think after WW1 the British decided to move away from Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Brutalism is definitely extreme

Tweak Pins [juleon] Mexico’s tenth journalist killed this year []

Jaycee [uvegot2bkidn] Landlords are threatening rent hikes if Proposition 10 passes, activists say [] via @CurbedLA

Atlanta Black Star [ATLBlackStar] Israel Refuses to Officially Recognize 2,000 Ugandan Jews as Jewish — Who Has the Right to Decide? []

Devdiscourse [dev_discourse] Fourth man homeless victim dies following series of attacks in Los Angeles #victim#losangeles[]

Kamala Harris [KamalaHarris] It’s time to end the culture of fear and silence that surrounds workplace harassment. We need to support victims and put companies on notice that they can’t keep secretly protecting harassers financially. []

Jean Chan [jdontplaynice] 3 Thai restaurants in Los Angeles area cited for more than $1 million in wage theft []

Robert Barat🌹 [volt4ire] Bloomberg News pays reporters more if their stories move markets []

Kees [keesfiere485] #unteilbar “‘United against racism’, Germans stage mass protest against far right”

“Protestors from across Germany marched through Berlin on Saturday against racism, xenophobia and the far right in one of the country’s biggest rallies of recent years.” []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 2 dead, including juvenile girl, in Compton shootings [] via @abc7

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Squatters, overgrown grass, trashed lawns: Frustrated homeowners sue banks claiming bias []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] EU Sees Idea to Create ‘Independent SWIFT’ to Secure Iran Deal – Source: [] via @SputnikInt

ayiticheri [djaspora] with few exceptions, the only things that seem to interest u.s academics writing on haiti are 1) the haitian revolution; 2) vodun. forget the current u.n/u.s military occupation. forget cholera this occupation brought. forget the loss of sovereignty.

Soul Fire Farm [soulfirefarm] Leah is presenting a lecture at Mount Holyoke College on November 29 about “Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice”. More info here: []. #soulfirefarm#foodjustice#foodsovereignty#racialjustice#blackfarmers#farmingwhi[]

Project Gutenberg [gutenberg_org] Today in 1906, poet Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of Senegal, is born.

Some of his poems at the Poetry Foundation [][]

S.A.Baloch [asmaaan208] Like it’s not been three thousand years.
A girl from Aswan looks like Tutankhamun []

Greg Carr [AfricanaCarr] “How many of you Black folks will take your children to DisneyWorld to see a rat, and haven’t taken them to Dr. King’s grave?” #DickGregory
Happy Birthday, Ancestor. You’re still speaking. One day, enough of us will listen.

This Is Africa [ThisIsAfricaTIA] #GoodMorningAfrica From Christopher Columbus to concentration camps in Kenya, watch and listen to this truth on effects of colonialism across the globe as told by @GeorgeMonbiot, a Briton, like you’ve never heard it before. If this video touches you, share it.
📷 DDN []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The good war? Peter Hitchens challenges a number of popular beliefs about the Second World War []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Phoney Victory: The World War II Illusion by Peter Hitchens [][] [allafrica] Kenya Tops Global List of Healthiest Places to Live []#Africa#Kenya[]

Warriors4Wildlife 🌐Ⓥ🐾 [W4W_Global] #Environment: The #Boabab, #Africa‘s Ancient ‘Trees of Life’ Are Suddenly Dying, And Scientists Don’t Know Why. []

eTeknix [eTeknix] 2018 has been a tough year for game developers! #gaming[]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] []

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] David Batchelor- Chromophobia []#bookreview

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde Yes and there is a very real reason in European history to fear a certain shade of green as this color was manufactured with arsenic and killed quite a few—is this bit of history covered?

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde ah, the color white stuff: do they talk about how the French (?) re-discovery of ancient Greek statues gave too much priority for the color white since the statues lost their pigment? …this worship of white leads directly to the Steve Jobs iPhone whiteness

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde here is the o.g. *white* guy []

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace Thanks!

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde he was Johann Joachim Winckelmann []

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace Thanks for the link! I’m going to read up on him

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde i apologize for not being able to locate a printed reference but this video reminds of Scheele’s Green: []

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace I’m going to bookmark your tweet and get back to you once I finish the chapter!

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace Interesting! No, I haven’t come across it yet, the first chapter talks more about the colour white and its “civilized” connotations

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Your Feelings Have Messages for You (So Stop Ignoring Them) [] via @tinybuddha

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde @tinybuddha cigarettes and, in recent history, antidepressants allow too many adults to ignore their feelings; most gainfully-employed, soft-spoken folks are masters of suppressing how they really feel and regard this toxicity as the hallmark of being an adult

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace @tinybuddha Sadly very true

the kinte space [KinteSpace] When fake papers with fashionable jargon and ridiculous conclusions are placed in high-profile journals, what does it mean for academia? Yascha_Mounk explains: []

BlackStudies at Duke [DukeAAAS] Look Back at Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf []

sarajo frieden [sarajof] Opens Oct. 30! #polychromatic#Mojo, curated by hagopnajarian Featuring @junecarol_e lindakingartist kollerjohn karripaul at cerritosgallery #color#painting#losangelesart#contemporaryart[]

Tami Outterbridge [tamiwrites4you] #OddsAgainstTomorrow gem: The great @IAmCicelyTyson is uncredited but oh so sassy in the amazing #HarryBelafonte bar scene. Love this amazingly tense & sexy #filmnoir classic. Thanx @harrybelafonte for this masterpiece! @tcm#TCMParty#LetsMovie. @EddieMuller, #wineclub this one! []

This Is Africa [ThisIsAfricaTIA] Ivorian hair artist, Laetitia Ky uses her hair to speak on rape and abuse. She shaped her hair to speak on the #MeToo movement. Her hair portrayed a man lifting the skirt of a woman. Laetitia’s most poignant expressions highlight women rights issues. [][]

Crash Richardson [CrashRichardso1] Lost John Coltrane Recording From 1963 Will Be Released at Last []

Mark Anthony Neal [NewBlackMan] Ira Berlin, 1941–2018 via @thenation[]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] Rereading this, a book I recommend to everyone ❤️ []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 9 new sci-fi and fantasy books to check out this October [] via @Verge

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Omar Hakim Talks Drumming for David Bowie, Daft Punk, and More | Native … []

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Woman in the Dunes [][]

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @DDSyrdal A woman I’d followed for years and was quite friendly with turned into a full-blown fascist. Definitely disappointing

the kinte space [KinteSpace] @RowenaMonde @DDSyrdal at certain bulk levels of digitized humanity, one cannot keep track of everyone—the opinion here is that you are a reluctant socialite and have done relatively well under these gilded circumstances😇

Rowena M. [RowenaMonde] @KinteSpace @DDSyrdal A socialite is the last thing I’d want to be 😁

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shadow and Act [shadowandact] HBO officially orders @ReginaKing -led ‘Watchmen’ series [][]

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

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

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

Watch the trailer 📽️ []

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

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

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

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

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

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

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). []

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.. []

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[]

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

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: [][]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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[]

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 [] [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: [][]

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. []

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.’ [] via @NPRFreshAir[]

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. []

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

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 – []

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. []

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

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

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.” []

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[]

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

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

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. [][]

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. []

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

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 [][]

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) []

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

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 : []

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

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

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

soulPhoodie [soulphoodie]
Jollof Rice Sushi via @AfricanChow[]

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. []

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.