“VernissageTV’s Top Ten Videos of 2015” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] VernissageTV’s Top Ten Videos of 2015 [vernissage.tv] @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015 [newyorker.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Most Cleverly Designed Objects of 2015 [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Winter solstice 2015: Everything you need to know about the shortest day of the year [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Year in Fungi [newyorker.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] How I Ran From War: 70 Miles in 24 Hours—In Flip-Flops [wired.com]

Mariam Veiszadeh [MariamVeiszadeh] ‘Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack’ [bbc.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Mexico’s Literary Prankster Goes to War With His Publisher [newyorker.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Mexican artist melts 1,527 guns, makes shovels to plant trees [pocho.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] S.F. Poet Justin Chin Taken Off Life Support After a Stroke [sfweekly.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] In the Studio: Sam Gilliam | BLOUIN ARTINFO [blouinartinfo.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 7 School presentations that kept it too real [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] UC Divests from Private Prisons After Pressure from Black Student Unions [dailynexus.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] before the 1%, FDR used the more poetic terms “economic royalists” and “the immortal dandy” [amazon.com]

BlackInformant [BlackInformant] Haiti Faces the Negative Effects of Too Much Foreign Aid [atlantablackstar.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Unrest in Ethiopia [africasacountry.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Gen. Kagame’s “Treasonable Action” Paves Way To Extend His Reign Of Terror In Rwanda — RNC Statement [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Malaysia’s first Islamic airline takes off [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Drunk people account for 70% of weekend emergency room visits in UK city [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Meet the Scientist Who Injected Himself With 3.5 Million-Year-Old Bacteria [science.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Heroin in Los Angeles: Dope House Near Downtown Shut Down [topix.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Recovery plan lies dormant as Elysian Park’s exotic trees die off [topix.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Exxon Knew [wired.com]

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] Exposed: How Keanu Reeves’ Newest Film Got Whitewashed [theroot.com] via @TheRoot

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Celebrity Hipster Chocolatiers Reportedly Sold Remelted Commercial Chocolate [vanityfair.com] via @VanityFair@overcookedvegan

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Roger Waters’ ex-wife calls Pink Floyd founder an ‘a*******’ as she demands return of £20,000 Rolex watch [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Wood Pellets Aren’t So Hot [wired.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] New photos of John Coltrane rediscovered [smithsonianmag.com] via @SmithsonianMag

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Lena Douglas (Nora Holt): First African-American Woman to Earn a Master’s Degree in Music [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] John Morton-Finney Earned 11 Degrees and Practiced Law Until He Was 106 Years Old [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Joe Penny: The Birth of Pennytown [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Meet the First Black Presidential Candidate in the United States: George Edwin Taylor [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Texas Seminole Scouts: Descendants of Runaway Slaves [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] John Swett Rock: One of the First African-Americans to Earn a Medical Degree [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Meet the Most Famous Black Cowboy in the Southwest – Nate “Deadwood Dick” Love [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Richard Edward DeReef: One of the Richest Black Men in Charleston [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Did You Know the First Negro League World Series was Played in 1924? [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] William Henry Johnson: Noted as Being the First African American to Practice Law in the Nation [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Influencers. Internet doesn’t exist [we-make-money-not-art.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 3D Printing is for so much more than just making brightly colored plastic pieces of crap @shanselman [hanselman.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Google and Ford reportedly team up to build self-driving cars [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Watch SpaceX’s historic rocket landing from up close [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Star Wars: shut-up-and-take-my-money Awakens [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ left me completely satisfied [Yes, there are spoilers] [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Disney Is Making a Fortune and Safeguarding Its Future By Buying Childhood [entertainment.slashdot.org]

Tiffany Rayside [tmrDevelops] Clowns && Jugglers | [codepen.io] | via @CodePen | #html5 #canvas #javascript [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online [openculture.com] @megafunkmega @JuneCarol_E @mikemassenburg

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Download 448 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art [openculture.com] @megafunkmega @JuneCarol_E @mikemassenburg

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use [openculture.com] via @openculture

“It’s 2015. Where are all the black college faculty?” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] It’s 2015. Where are all the black college faculty? [washingtonpost.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 5 Essential essays by black women writers [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Brides Of Funkenstein – Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy LP 1979 [youtube.com] @megafunkmega @mikemassenburg

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Dahomey Amazons: All-Female Military Warriors of the Kingdom of Dahomey [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black Poetry After the Black Arts Movement [blackpoetry.ku.edu]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Chinua Achebe, Nigerian Writer, Dies at 82 https://t.co/7Gh8yLykRQ

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Liberation through writing: A conversation with Safia Elhillo [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Yale’s Unsafe Spaces [newyorker.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] China’s air pollution kills 4,000 people per day [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] China To Spend $47 Billion In Bid To Become 3rd-Largest Global Chip Manufacturer [hardware.slashdot.org]

This Is Africa [ThisIsAfricaTIA] Tanzania’s five gold miners who were trapped underground for 41 days have been rescued [thisisafrica.me] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] More babies were born with syphilis in 2014 than in any of the previous 10 years [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] When the fire dies down [poem about recent events in Paris] [poefrika.blogspot.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Lupita, sisterhood & bougie liberation [blavity.com]

Panashe Chigumadzi [panashechig] Nuance, nuance, nuance. Facts, facts, facts.

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Did You Know in 1993 Walt Disney Had Plans for a Theme Park to Recreate Slavery? [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Election Riot Of 1876: Among The Worst Recorded Violence Against Blacks In Indiana [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System [govtslaves.info]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Prosecutors Caught Forcing Lab To Falsify Marijuana Test Results To Jail More Americans [occupydemocrats.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Convict Leasing: Black Prisoners Forced to Work in Slavery Conditions [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 15-Year-Old Latasha Harlins Killed Over a Bottle of Orange Juice [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Pediatricians say farm use of antibiotics harms children @overcookedvegan @sweetpotatosoul [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Birth Control Methods and Herbal Remedies Used by Plantation Slaves [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] High fructose corn syrup goes to court, scientific verdict partly in @overcookedvegan @sweetpotatosoul [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Slave Woman Molly Williams Noted for Being the First Black Woman Firefighter [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Britain’s fixation with property will impoverish a generation [telegraph.co.uk]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Creole Incident: One of the Most Successful Slave Revolts in History [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 1.5 Million Slavery Era Documents Will Be Digitized, Helping African Americans to Learn About Their Lost Ancestors [openculture.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Anne Frank foundation moves to keep famous diary copyrighted for 35 more years [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Black Nurses Serving in the Military During World War II [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] This Rocket Scientist Began Her Career As A “Human Computer” For NACA’s (Later Known As NASA) [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Meet Britain’s First Black Policewoman [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] World’s First “Porous Liquid” Could Be Used For CO2 Sequestration [science.slashdot.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Spirits of Rebellion: Black Cinema from UCLA @juliedash @megafunkmega @avaetc @elicianan [cinema.ucla.edu]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Nina Simone Documentary Review by @adamantreader [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] interesting overview of booktube strategy [youtube.com] @bluberycake @adamantreader @ReadEngDee

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Achievement training and achievement motivation among the Kpelle in Liberia [ucla.worldcat.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] A semantic and logical analysis of Kpelle proverb metaphors of secrecy (Book, 1977) [UCLA Library] [ucla.worldcat.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Mathematics and logic in the Kpelle language, (Book, 1971) [UCLA Library] [ucla.worldcat.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The new mathematics and an old culture [ucla.worldcat.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The Kpelle language in Liberia grammatical outline, colloquial sentences, and vocabulary, (Microform, 1960s) [ucla.worldcat.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Village of curers and assassins : on the production of Fala Kpelle cosmological categories (Book, 1975) [ucla.worldcat.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The organization and learning of proverbs among the Kpelle of Liberia (Book, 1973) [UCLA Library] [ucla.worldcat.org]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Looking Black On Today In 1873, WC Handy Know As The “Father of the Blues” Was Born [blackthen.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Jean-Michel Jarre on the evolution of music technology [youtube.com] @megafunkmega

the kinte space [KinteSpace]#arduino spot on #AlJazeera [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Former Apple designers say the company has lost ‘the fundamental principles of good design’ @megafunkmega [theverge.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Why the quantified self isn’t always the best path for a healthy life [theverge.com]

“African Liberation Movements in Cairo” and other Twinks…

the kinte space [KinteSpace] African Liberation Movements in Cairo [chimurengachronic.co.za]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Luxor bomb: Should tourists still visit Egypt? [telegraph.co.uk]

Laughing Squid [LaughingSquid] Why Adults and Children Learn Language Differently [laughingsquid.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Yoruba101: The Lagos-Based Yoruba Learning App In Photos [okayafrica.com] via @okayafrica

Àsà (culture) [Genii_Games]@KinteSpace thanks for sharing our #Yoruba101 app. Check out other language teaching apps and folktale apps here [geniigames.com]

Damian Madray [themadray] A look at the future of design through the lens of filmaking: [wedontneedroads.co]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] On the Meaning of the Timbuktu Manuscripts [chimurengachronic.co.za]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 22 Books by Black Authors to Add to Your Beach Bag This Summer [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 23 Black Podcasts You Should Add to Your Playlist [blavity.com]

The Verge [verge] Watch this new trailer for Adrift, which looks like Gravity: the game [theverge.com] [twitter.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] top 10 survival games according to another guy [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] top 10 indie games according to some guy [youtube.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] The post-apocalyptic dimensional space of Native video game design [arstechnica.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] review of Gayle Jones, her CORREGIDORA [youtube.com] #frenchiedee

the kinte space [KinteSpace] 10 quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks on her 98th birthday [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Matt Damon has fun with his crew in first teaser for Ridley Scott’s The Martian [theverge.com]

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Eliciana Nascimento [ElicianaN]@KinteSpace no ignorant question. We are not related. He was a great Brazilian intellectual whom I wish was my father.

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] Texas Police Terror: American Racism And Silence Of White Progressives [blackstarnews.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Two innocent Black men that spent 30 Years In prison are finally pardoned [blavity.com]

the kinte space [KinteSpace] Traumatized by 3 Years at Rikers Without Charge, Ex-Teen Prisoner Kalief Browder Commits Suicide [democracynow.org]

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Another Africa [another_africa] Another Africa is pleased to announce our partnership with Lettera Ventisette. Along with highlights from our… [doppiozero.com]

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the kinte space [KinteSpace] Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness? [democracynow.org]

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Catching Up with Dr. Gerald Horne

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The Brecht Form, a “place for people working for social justice, equality and a new culture,” features a lecture by Dr. Gerald Horne, “The Counter-Revolution of 1776?

Live event tomorrow:

Double Book Party

Distinguished Professor Gerald Horne’s latest publications: Fighting In Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii (University of Hawaii Press) and Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation (NYU Press)

Friday, January 13th. 68pm
25 Broadway, 7th floor. Directions: One block
from the 4, 5 Bowling Green Stop, and the R Rector Hall Stop.
Reception and book signing to follow book talk.

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Fighting In Paradise

Powerful labor movements played a critical role in shaping modern Hawaii, beginning in the 1930s, when International Longshore and Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU) representatives were dispatched to the islands to organize plantation and dock laborers. They were stunned by the feudal conditions they found in Hawaii, where the majority of workers–Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino in origin–were routinely subjected to repression and racism at the hands of white bosses.

The wartime civil liberties crackdown brought union organizing to a halt; but as the war wound down, Hawaii workers’ frustrations boiled over, leading to an explosive success in the forming of unions. During the 1950s, just as the ILWU began a series of successful strikes and organizing drives, the union came under McCarthyite attacks and persecution. In the midst of these allegations, Hawaii’s bid for statehood was being challenged by powerful voices in Washington who claimed that admitting Hawaii to the union would be tantamount to giving the Kremlin two votes in the U.S. Senate, while Jim Crow advocates worried that Hawaii’s representatives would be enthusiastic supporters of pro-civil rights legislation.

Hawaii’s extensive social welfare system and the continuing power of unions to shape the state politically are a direct result of those troubled times. Based on exhaustive archival research in Hawaii, California, Washington, and elsewhere, Gerald Horne’s gripping story of Hawaii workers’ struggle to unionize reads like a suspense novel as it details for the first time how radicalism and racism helped shape Hawaii in the twentieth century.

Negro Comrades of the Crown

While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the Civil War.

Many African Americans viewed Britain, an early advocate of abolitionism and emancipator of its own slaves, as a powerful ally in their resistance to slavery in the Americas. This allegiance was far-reaching, from the Caribbean to outposts in North America to Canada. In turn, the British welcomed and actively recruited both fugitive and free African Americans, arming them and employing them in military engagements throughout the Atlantic World, as the British sought to maintain a foothold in the Americas following the Revolution.

In this path-breaking book, Horne rewrites the history of slave resistance by placing it for the first time in the context of military and diplomatic wrangling between Britain and the United States. Painstakingly researched and full of revelations, Negro Comrades of the Crown is among the first book-length studies to highlight the Atlantic origins of the Civil War, and the active role played by African Americans within these external factors that led to it.

Mance Lipscomb Statue has been installed in Navasota

From Dr. Michael Birnbaum:

Dear Bryan:

I think you will be happy to learn that the statue of Mance Lipscomb 
has been completed and it has been installed in “Mance Lipscomb Park” 
in Navasota, Texas.

Here are some links from which you can see something of the dedication:

Here is a link to a YouTube video showing the unveiling and dedication 
of the Mance Lipscomb statue by sculptor, Sid Henderson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V63AFa4iKDI

As you can see, the sculpture looks wonderful;  it was well received 
by the Lipscomb family and by the Blues fest organization.  Sid is the 
young man who unveils the sculpture.

Here is a link to the local newspaper’s article on the unveiling:

http://www.navasotaexaminer.com/news/article_4ef32c72-c379-11e0-884d-001cc4c002e0.html

I was very happy to see this project brought to successful 
completion.  Many people had to come together to rename the park, to 
agree to the plan, to raise the funds, and to see it through to 
completion.  We had to place our trust in a young artist to be able to 
complete this project successfully and he came through for us, working 
many long days to see that the bronze was properly cast, welded to 
reassemble the pieces, and patina finished.  The work was delivered on 
time so that the dedication happened on the morning of the first day 
of the annual Navasota Blues fest.  Some of the Lipscombs came from 
Houston and Dallas to attend the dedication, and of course, there were 
some people from the West coast and East coast who were there.  
Mance’s surviving son, John, is the man wearing the white hat, who 
also has quite a strong resemblance to Mance. He spoke at the 
dedication, as did one of Mance’s grandsons, Jimmy. The Lipscombs were 
very happy with the sculpture and the dedication.  I think this work 
will outlive those of us who remember Mance and help keep alive his 
history for those who come after us.

Best wishes,
Michael

Michael Birnbaum, PhD
Professor of Psychology and
Director,Decision Research Center, Fullerton
CSUF H-830M
Fullerton, CA 92834-6846

 

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