“‘The truth is Cuba is dying.’ by @iAyori” and other Twinks…

Ayori Selassie [iAyori] “The truth is Cuba is dying.” by @iAyori [medium.com]

Ayori Selassie [iAyori] Cuba provides more doctors to Doctors Without Borders than any other nation, leading the efforts to fight Ebola, & natural disaster

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Award-winning nurse set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace after he was fired for signing a petition [telegraph.feedsportal.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] [me think i have it bad:] Albert Woodfox released from jail after 43 years in solitary confinement [gu.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Lots of People Are Losing Distance Vision, and No One Knows Why [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Husbands create 7 hours of extra housework a week: study [reuters.com] via @Reuters

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains [scientificamerican.com] #science

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Reverend Charleszetta Campbell Waddles: Fed the Hungry and Clothed the Naked [blackthen.com]

Melissa McEwan [Shakestweetz] The speaker who used “corporate whores” at Sanders event is Dr. Paul Song; here’s a transcription of the full quote. [twitter.com]

Shaft [shaft] Women and POC are ‘allowed’ to serve but not serve with [siliconvalleyrising.org] #DiversityInTech

Noémie Tshinanga [noemietshinanga] Gotta read this later [twitter.com]

Ayori Selassie [iAyori] “I am Not Diverse” by @ChapmanSnowden [medium.com]

Ayori Selassie [iAyori] 4 Solutions to Rid Our Communities of ‘Innovation Deserts’ [huffingtonpost.com] by @FeleciaHatcher via @blackvoices

Ayori Selassie [iAyori] “With whites and Blacks divided, the wealthy elite prospered for the next two hundred years.” [stirjournal.com] via @STIRJournal

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Krista Franklin is the first sister I’ve seen praising @MrChuckD in public in a “fine art” setting [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Architecture book “Dark Space” examines intersection of black identity and architecture [columbiaspectator.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] New evidence: Easter Island civilization was not destroyed by war [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Cynthia Robinson [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ex-Black Panther Leader Elaine Brown Slams Stanley Nelson [thebea.st] via @thedailybeast

Another Africa [another_africa] Fabric Bewong’s exhibition “Caught in the Web” now on view in #Accra at @InfoNubuke until May 29, 2016. [twitter.com]

Another Africa [another_africa] “There is less cooperation amongst female curators, and it might be b/c of the competition” N’Goné Fall, curator [anotherafrica.net]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How Staying Small Helps New Directions Publish Great Books [newyorker.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Paramount Dates Julius Onah’s Space Thriller ‘God Particle’ (J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Producing) @megafunkmega [blogs.indiewire.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] An Artist Is Reimagining Black History Through Experimental Film | The Creators Project [thecreatorsproject.vice.com] @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Denzel Washington to Produce All 10 August Wilson Plays for HBO, Including Fences with Viola Davis [broadway.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] ok Don Cheadle, Miles did play with guns [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Shakespeare’s lost puns and rude jokes revealed in new guide to Elizabethan pronunciation [telegraph.feedsportal.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] looks like “rent-seeking” is the post-modern word for “imperial tribute” [en.wikipedia.org]

yan [bcrypt] russian photographer finds that he can re-identify 70% of people on the subway using facial recognition site. wow. [birdinflight.com]

vernissagetv [vernissagetv] Art Cologne 2016, Playlist [youtube.com] via @YouTube Richard Jackson, Christian Jankowski, Galerie Thomas #artcologne2016

the kinte space [KinteSpace] This woman is taking vegan cuisine to new heights and you’ll never guess her age @stuffitweet @overcookedvegan [blavity.com]

Will Blast [WilliamBlast]@KinteSpace@StuffITweet@OvercookedVegan i eat at this place weekly, “stuff i eat” market street, inglewood [twitter.com]

Stuff I Eat [StuffITweet]@WilliamBlast@KinteSpace@OvercookedVegan We appreciate your patronage Will! See you next week :)

Stuff I Eat [StuffITweet]@WilliamBlast@KinteSpace@StuffITweet@OvercookedVegan

the kinte space [KinteSpace] His Paula Deen takedown went viral. But this food scholar isn’t done yet. [wpo.st] @overcookedvegan @sweetpotatosoul

Bryan D. Wilhite [BryanWilhite] haven’t seen this place since 1991 [youtube.com]

“the problem with ‘Dear White People’” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the problem with “Dear White People” [youtube.com] @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Director Justin Simien [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed arrested for bringing homemade clock to school [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How Foul Weather and Physics Can Turn a Crane Into a Tragedy [wired.com]

The Atlantic [TheAtlantic] The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration by @tanehisicoates [theatlantic.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] LUSD veteran running for election shows again we are overqualified for positive change [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The chart that shows why 20-somethings will have the shortest healthy retirement [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] An artist accurately sums up in 3 words why being a “respectable” black person won’t make a difference [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] In Remembrance of Black Rage [kathmanduk2.wordpress.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Geronimo Pratt Dies: Former Black Panther Dies [2011] [theroot.com] via @TheRoot

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ex-Black Panther Leader Elaine Brown Slams Stanley Nelson’s ‘Condemnable’ Documentary [thedailybeast.com] via @thedailybeast

Brotha B [BlakeDontCrack] Never forget about the Black Panther Party’s free food programs. [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Helen Mirren: ‘Men should get their arms off women’s shoulders’ [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] sister with a one-hour talk about couponing [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Two Iranian Artists and the Revolution [newyorker.com] @another_africa

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Welcome to the era of open source cars [arstechnica.com]

Open Culture [openculture] Terry Gilliam Explains The Difference Between Kubrick (Great Filmmaker) & Spielberg (Less So) [openculture.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] had Francis Coppola decided to tell the story of post-war Italian socialism crushed by the U.S. government instead of mafia opera …?

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Untold Truths About the American Revolution | [howardzinn.org] [howardzinn.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] California wildfires that are destroying homes and lives, in pictures [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] California’s low snowpack truly exceptional [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Molting seals in California are shedding toxic fur [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Valley Fire grows to 61,000 acres across 3 counties [abc7.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] LAUSD schools without air conditioning amid sweltering heat [abc7.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada at LACMA [youtube.com] @vernissagetv @another_africa

Black Art Project [BlackArtProject] Celebrity curators: Good for publicity, but what does it say about art? [independent.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] MICHAEL MASSENBURG ARTIST PROFILE [youtube.com] @mikemassenburg @JuneCarol_E @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] OUT OF THIN AIR Artist Talk with @mikemassenburg [youtube.com] #Inglewood @another_africa @JuneCarol_E @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Here’s the Real Way to Get Internet to the Next 4 Billion People [wired.com]

ST [seyitaylor] 15 Pictures that Basically Sum Up Your Nigerian Childhood [zikoko.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] City bankers ‘bid’ for good-looking women, claims female trader in sex discrimination case [telegraph.co.uk]

WILLPOWER STUDIOS [willpowerstudio] Performing Under These LEDs at the WEAR IT Festival in Berlin > Wearable Technologies 09/25/15 // [twitter.com]

New U.B.I.A. [NewUBIA] All Hail my Ethiopians #Ethiopia [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] trying to tell others what an ancient African word means in modern English is a backwards thing to do: try the other way round @liberatormag

The Verge [verge] Almost 400 Wikipedia accounts banned for running paid article “shakedowns” [theverge.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Lando, the comic book, issue #1 [marvel.com] @megafunkmega

Daniel José Older [djolder] Just released cover of @NisiShawl‘s upcoming Belgian Congo steampunk novel, #Everfair. [twitter.com]

Walidah Imarisha [WalidahImarisha] “Science fiction is all about figuring out how to be different together.” @AAhairsto #blackscifi #FergusonFuture #blacktothefuture

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Pan African Space Station POP-UP at Fondation Cartier, Paris [chimurengachronic.co.za]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Rosh Hashanah with Miles Davis [newyorker.com]

“New species of ancient human discovered in South African cave” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] New species of ancient human discovered in South African cave [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] First look: How scientists discovered our new human ancestor Homo naledi [telegraph.co.uk]

Marques Brownlee [MKBHD] What a time to be alive [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] One woman’s mission to photograph every Native American… [guardian.tumblr.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Check out Amandla Stenberg’s magical new comic book series [blavity.com] @Blavity @megafunkmega @another_africa

the kinte space [KinteSpace] When White Poets Pretend to Be Asian [newyorker.com]

Pan-African Alliance [PanAfricanUnity] Be a mountain or lean on one. – Somali proverb

the kinte space [KinteSpace] See China’s air pollution in real-time [theverge.com]

Cristela Alonzo [cristela9] I’m 36. I grew up poor…and I used health insurance for the 1st time in my life today. I can’t even tell you what a big deal it is to me.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Shaolin monk breaks world record for ‘running on water’ [telegraph.co.uk] @megafunkmega @liberatormag

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Toyota just launched an all-new Prius, and it looks weirder than ever [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 will start production in 2017 [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] the Lebanese government dumping trash on its own people for over a year [youtube.com] #YouStink

Upworthy [Upworthy] How shea butter is helping women in rural West Africa achieve financial independence: [upworthy.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] this lecture about China frames the West in a “new” way for those who never studied Afrocentric critiques [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] lil’ sister from South Africa courageously encounters ignorance [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Babies have a better moral compass when their parents are fair and just, too [duh!] [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Surprising ways Kenyans are embracing climate-smart agriculture [ensia.com] via @ensiamedia @africanherbsmaam

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why is America so afraid to take a vacation?Some 56% of… [guardian.tumblr.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How The United States Operates Affirmative Action For Whites [blackstarnews.com]

razz sneh. [Femininja4Q] The Murder of Fred Hampton [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 5 Los Angeles high schools to replace fields after turf melted [abc7.com]

topomodesto [topomodesto] Congrats to East Side Riders on the opening of their bike co-op in Watts! [twitter.com]

Zack Beasley [PeoplesVuePoint] 😨 IS OUR TAIL LIGHT OUT AGAIN??? [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Brutality: “The Violence is Not New, It’s the Cameras That are New” [democracynow.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] when I was a kid, women with this vibe were all over L.A. [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Royal Jelly Isn’t What Makes a Queen Bee a Queen Bee [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] ass-whoopin vegan ice cream without an ice cream machine [youtube.com] @MindOverMunch @OvercookedVegan @sweetpotatosoul

the kinte space [KinteSpace] black American woman working in China [youtube.com]

African Refugees [Somaliadev] Caskets of 100s of African refugees who drowned off EU, while the world stood silent. #solidarityWithAfricanRefugees [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] when Chinese meet Zambians [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black American man chooses to live in China [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Korean women talk about black guys [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] math tutor of true love [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Yo @MaronzioVance, do you remember Franklin Ajaye? [youtube.com] -you know where he went? hint: kangaroos

the kinte space [KinteSpace] BTW @MaronzioVance, the entertainment industry is a storytelling system designed to prevent white people from killing themselves …too soon?

Bill Murray [BiIIMurray] Jellyfish have survived here on Earth for 650 million years without brains. Great news for stupid people.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Every Frame a Painting [youtube.com] @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Miles Davis had a Turing test designed to detect white musicians, trying play something they called “jazz” @liberatormag

hannibaltabu [hannibaltabu] I don’t owe you any explanations. @johnboyega understands. #starwars #toys #actionfigures [instagram.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] month 8 hits, 55,983; month 7 hits, 63,962 [kintespace.com] …according to Google, [kintespace.com] has a huge “bounce” rate :(

“Collector Sindika Dokolo Fights for African Art” and other Twinks…

Another Africa [another_africa] Collector Sindika Dokolo Fights for African Art http://t.co/Fg8OPGP7AS

the kinte space [KinteSpace] UP From Incarceration: The Self Re-Education Of Ndume Olatushani [blackstarnews.com]

Another Africa [another_africa] “We should keep asking what happens to people who work on mines?” #IlanGodfrey @Cannds [anotherafrica.net] [twitter.com]

Whitney [arieswym] this man sent me a hey, how are you email, with a consulting ask: can you tell me everything you’ve learned about Mexico’s oil & gas sector?

The Independent [Independent] Majority of UK graduates are ‘working in a job that doesn’t require a university degree’ [independent.co.uk] [twitter.com]

Rugged Amethyst [GrooveSDC] The End of Federally Financed Ghettos http://t.co/cNVPzas2TS

Lauren Victoria [LVBurke]#Ferguson in Virginia: Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man in 2011, Shot a 2nd in April 2015 [politic365.com] @MakeItPlain @Daily_Press @deray

Wendell Pierce [WendellPierce] As I prepare to portray Clarence Thomas on film, I discovered his vehement protection of the privacy& definition of family as personal

the kinte space [KinteSpace] confederate flags were taken down after the Civil War… they put them back later…

Salon.com [Salon] Ten military bases are named after Confederate generals. Why isn’t the government renaming them? [salon.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Flags & Rags [mumiapodcast.libsyn.com] #mumia

Anti_Intellect [Anti_Intellect] Dear Black People: White people are never going to center us. They see themselves as the center of the universe. Which is what victors do.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Cost of Metal [anotherafrica.net] @another_africa

Black History Heroes [HistoryHeroes] Congo’s First Prime Minister Patrice Émery Lumumba (b. 7/2/1925–d. 1/17/1961) #AfricanHistory [blackhistoryheroes.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The World Bank’s Neo-Apartheid System And Harvard-trained Enforcers [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Miles Davis’s Boldest Heights [newyorker.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Kenyatta on the custom of irua (clitoridectomy) [de-evolved into female genital mutilation] [songhaysystem.com] @liberatormag

the kinte space [KinteSpace]@liberatormag my site went down after traffic hit… it’s back up now…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “A constructive critique of George G.M. James, his Stolen Legacy” [songhaysystem.com] @liberatormag

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 Black authors that should be read in every high school english class [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] “Julius Nyerere of Tanzania regarded…African democracy as a constant quest for consensus…” [songhaysystem.com] @liberatormag

the kinte space [KinteSpace] No, studying race in college isn’t “limiting” yourself [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How advertising hijacked feminism. Big time [telegraph.co.uk]

iv cold [AlmightyIv] I’d never try to explain it but men are socially conditioned to be sociopaths and we aren’t. You can start there.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Malawian Chief Annuls 330 Child Marriages [blackstarnews.com]

BBC Africa [BBCAfrica] LISTEN: Social media blamed for huge rise in the number of divorces in China. BBC’s @jmcgivering reports [soundcloud.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Japanese Bathrooms are Designed Really Differently From Western Ones [core77.com]

Tracy Cook [TrcyCook167] India Has Made Progress in Reducing Open Defecation Rates: UN [ndtv.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The 1st festival celebrating Black Love is coming soon — don’t miss this. [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Middle age the busiest – and loneliest – time of life [telegraph.co.uk]

AJE News [AJENews] Female suicide bomb attacks in Nigeria kill more than 200 people in just three days [aljazeera.com] [twitter.com]

Tracy Cook [TrcyCook167] Fitness apps data reveals American workout habits, most active states [toptidings.net]

Dave Winer ☮ [davewiner] How Climate Scientists Feel About Climate Change Deniers. [esquire.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] big corporations will always try to control the conversation …emotion itself

Louisiana Channel [LouisianaChann] “Africa is a European concept.” Video w. Congolese #SammyBaloji: [channel.louisiana.dk] @another_africa @sunujournal [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why Obamacare’s Future is Secure [newyorker.com]

Peter Gleick [PeterGleick] Two years in a row of extreme summer ice melt on Greenland. This is bad news. #climate #water [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Benefits of Soaking Nuts and Seeds [foodmatters.tv]

True Activist [TrueActivist] Whole Foods Apologizes For Ripping Off Their Customers [trueactivist.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Aris Latham: the art of raw foods [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Volvo’s New Child Seating Design: Safer for the Child, More Ergonomic for the Parents [core77.com]

megafunk visual [megafunkmega] Gallery Show, July 11 4-8pm [megafunk.wordpress.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Rape Scenes Aren’t Just Awful. They’re Lazy Writing [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] An In-Depth Guide To Launching Your Own Podcast [smashingmagazine.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black Panther’s “enemies” would call him a “momma’s boy” because he we would be born into a matriarchal system of wise womanhood. @avaetc

Pro Black1 [uBattleGround] 5 Black-Owned Companies You’ve Never Heard of That Make $500 Million or More A Year: [blog.blackbusiness.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] In true African freedom, would we build cities and have standing armies like those who fight over limited resources do? @avaetc #wakanda

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Had Africans not been disrupted by Indo-European conquest, how would we have developed? @avaetc #wakanda

Tony [TonySpr1996] Didn’t know BLK Men & Women hated each other until I Twitter. In my real world, I know about 150 Married BLK Men, 140 of them =BLK Wives

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Dead Space 3 ep.29 #rasjahbu [youtube.com]

“It’s Okay to Take a Breather” and other links…

Buy this Book at Amazon.com! Tayari Jones: “I was on the phone yesterday with a poet-friend who was feeling very demoralized about all of the contests to which she had submitted her manuscript. (For those of you not in the poetry loop: Many poets publish their first books by sending the manuscripts to contests. There is a fee, usually about $20. The winner gets a small cash prize and publication. Winning the ‘right’ contest can launch a career.) My friend was just plain wore out. She had taken on considerable student debt to get her MFA and she has spent hundreds of dollars in fees and postage. She has a love/hate relationship with the mailman. She was hoping for The Letter but she knew that he may be bringing a rejection letter. She said sometimes she wants to give up writing.”

I appreciate that an “officially” accepted writer like Tayari Jones is writing about this issue. The usual Negro tactic is to commune in quiet desperation until the proper (white) third party validation comes in (from the loved/hated mailman). The problem with this is that young people (“at risk”/“of color”) who see you as famous because you won the “right” (white) contest are deliberately misinformed about how mafia-like the real world actually is… This is far from a meritocracy, ladies… In my very particular and “strange” case, I prefer to be respected and recognized by other Black writers (who gives a f’ about a god-damned Grammy)—and there are very few Black poetry contests that launch careers. Am I wrong by saying there are none? The folks over at Cave Canem took over year to send me one t-shirt—they were happy to take my money tho’…

In order for the self-described “average Negro” of our post-modern world to vaguely understand where I am coming from, we have to go back to the days of Mile-Davis-era music—what music-playing contest run by white folks would “launch” Miles’ career? Yes, Miles went to Julliard—but go into his autobiography (with poet Quincy Troupe) to find out about what he thought of that “robot-music” school… Now, of course, my little analogy falls apart very quickly when we recall the Harlem-Renaissance, white-sponsored world Langston Hughes lived in… Some footsteps ain’t made to follow…

“Alan Moore takes Watchmen movie money to sue DC for print rights reversion…”

comicmix.com: “In what may go down as the biggest sucker-punch to hit DC Comics since the Superboy lawsuit, Alan Moore has reversed his position on taking money from the film version of Watchmen. The reason is elegant and ironic; he’s using the money to fund a lawsuit against DC, with the intent of forcing a reversion of rights to the print edition of Watchmen.”

“YouTube Monty Python Videos Boost DVD Sales 23,000%”

Kit Eaton: “And now for something completely fantastic: The trick of making Monty Python videos available for free online has boosted DVD sales of the comedy sketch show. If you compare DVD sales figures on Amazon before and after the creation of the Monty Python YouTube channel, the boost apparently tallies in at around 23,000%.”