#BREAKINGNEWS: Sources say the police officer who murdered 17 year old #AntwonRose was only sworn into the East Pittsburgh police force for a few hours before murdering #AntwonRose. [cbsloc.al]#BlackPower#BlackTwitter#BlackNation#BlackBusiness#NOI#FOI#MGT[twitter.com]
@NAACP #BlackLivesMatter #blm @twitter @TwitterSupport LET'S CALL ON TWITTER TO TELL 🚨🚔 LAW ENFORCEMENT TO DELETE ALL THEIR FAKE ACCOUNTS & STOP TRYING TO SPY ON & INFILTRATE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST ON TWITTER. When Twitter Allows this they facilitate abuse [theguardian.com]
Stock Exchange to be launched in #Ethiopia as part of the privatization of big state owned companies (telecom, power, airline, transport, etc). PM Abiy Ahmed announced in Parliament yesterday. A major & timely decision we’ve have been waiting for 20 years. Thank you! #Africa[twitter.com]
Auschwitz survivor, 94-year-old Esther Bejarano, expressed support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement because she has "experienced what fascism is." [go.shr.lc]
Somewhere along the line, people in positions of influence decided that Flint water, Bronx air, or poor schools WEREN’T acceptable for their children, but could be accepted for someone else’s. And I will never think that is a reasonable compromise to make. So #CallMeRadical. [twitter.com]
This Day in Labor History: June 20, 1947: President Harry Truman vetoed the odious Taft-Hartley Act, perhaps the most vile piece of labor legislation in American history. Let's talk about why his veto was overridden and what that means for us today. [twitter.com]
Very interesting read “Blackout: How Argentina ‘Eliminated’ Africans From Its History And Conscience [ibtimes.com]
@Ajairah1 this is a juvenile, materialistic, exoteric statement that assumes that rock quarries were evenly distributed across the continent; we need to look for the meta-physical similarities which was the work of Diop
@Ajairah1 the Roman way was to build in concrete which was relatively portable compared to building in stone but it covered the land with a covering of imperial uniformity, a macho act of violence against diversity
BBC News - Egypt tomb: Saqqara 'one of a kind' discovery revealed [bbc.com]
Twenty years from now, kids listening to "Baby it's cold outside" are gonna find it really, really weird. We're gonna have to explain that it has to be understood in the context of its time. You see, it used to get cold outside.
My top research advice: Archives are amazing, but don't buy the academic fetishization of archival research. Microfilm research is good! Can't afford travel? Digitized sources are good! Interlibrary loan is good! There's not one way to produce amazing scholarship #twitterstorians
No more doubts: Two independent studies confirm LIGO’s Nobel discovery [arstechnica.com] [gravitational waves]
Alas, there’s something to smile about today. Someone told me @shondarhimes just tweeted about this! Happy to be in good company. ☀️☀️☀️🇯🇲~”8 Books by Jamaican Authors Every Person Should Read” [shondaland.com] via @byshondaland
Malcolm Gladwell and Rick Rubin Launch a New Music Podcast, "Broken Record.” Listen Online. First episode takes you through the making of Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” with Niles Rodgers [openculture.com][twitter.com]
Nancy Wilson, acclaimed "song stylist" who defied musical boundaries, dies at 81 [wapo.st]
I'm grieving the death of vocalist Nancy Wilson, who left us today at age 81. Her albums are filled with gems, but jazz fans are especially devoted to this classic collaboration with Cannonball Adderley from 1961. [youtube.com][twitter.com]
Listening to one of my favorites, from The Great #NancyWilson . Travel safely and in rising power, Ancestor. We all celebrate the unavoidable consequence of you. #Ase One Note Samba - Nancy Wilson [youtu.be] via @YouTube
@FeldmanAdam What we want is a play about Jewish women twerking for NAZI guards in a concentration camp being defended by racist White Liberal hypocrites!
@MelAnthony15 @Ajairah1 @FeldmanAdam There was a 1970s movie called «The Night Porter» that comes sickeningly close. One could argue that for a minute there was a genre of these types of films in the 1970s.😬😣
Black Millennial Entrepreneur Opens Affordable Vegan Restaurant In Brooklyn “I didn’t want it to be a thing where my own personal friends were not able to come and eat here because they felt like it was expensive,” says 22-year-old Francesca Chaney. [bit.ly][twitter.com]
[goo.gl] 👈🏿 How To Expand Black Consciousness By Understanding The 5 Elements Of Your Life
How “Gratitude” Underwrites Inequality, Power and Exclusion [religiondispatches.org]
Many blacks in my peer group are making good money but because they’re the first person in their family to “make it”, they are still living paycheck-to-paycheck because their money isn’t just their money. Their money is mom’s light bill money, little bro’s football money, etc.
@whoisSheena And many of these folk cannot take “dating” or some kind of self-care activity seriously because of these family-scale responsibilities—many do this alone as the only functional person of the entire family.
This is why I constantly rant about not hitting kids. Somewhere a parent is listening and will make the change. And when they spare the rod, their child will shift the universe. [twitter.com]
@DrStaceyPatton Even after full understanding of self-enslavement, the breakthrough for me was seeing that parental violence on children is usually wrapped in a fantasy-based wish to make problems go away instantly—which is not really teaching children the reality of problems: beatings are lies.
They keep using the word 'civilisation' yet they think that we were uncivilised before colonisation? Civilisation by definition is 'human society with its well-developed social organisations, or the culture and way of life of a society or country at a particular period in time'
@Ajairah1 one of the most intellectually radical things you can do is search the world for attributes of “civilization” with imperial conquest not present in its “progress”; civilization without imperialism is a standard that can only be met in one region of the non-fiction world
@Ajairah1 when everything in your power came from imperial murder you would do everything in your power to make sure “human nature” is redefined to make imperialism the new normal, worldwide Disney entertainment