Black Americans still find inequality in homeownership [axios.com]
“How White People Handle Diversity Training in the Workplace” | Robin DiAngelo [medium.com]
CONGRATULATIONS to @rejburns for winning the #AAN2018 investigative reporting award for her story on contract-for-deed home sales in Chicago. [chicagoreader.com] edited by @rsamer photography by Zakkiyyah Najeebah
I'm not sure when we all decided that the best way for people to remember Dr. King was to JUST do a service project. I don't mind the service, but when we fail to talk about his work, we are failing the day. King was not the head of service projects for a non-profit org.
This. This. THIS. I’ve been taking care of my mother since I was 19-years old. I’m now in my 30s. All of my financial decisions are based on how can I support myself & my mama. Helping our parents is the typical narrative for millennials. And I live in NYC & love avocados [twitter.com]
Y’all remember how Philando Castile was shot and killed? And how he had a properly registered and licensed weapon, notified officers of that and was still murdered? Then how the NRA didn’t rush to aid his family or push the story? Cause I do.
Discovering King Tutankhamun's tomb: Harry Burton's photographs [bbc.in]
The story of White Boy Rick, the teenage FBI informant turned coke kingpin [dazeddigital.com]
The story of Ghanaian warrior queen Yaa Asantewaa and the fight for the Golden Stool - the first in our 8-part series about amazing African women who changed the world! [twitter.com]
Dr. @mariosesh reading Tomb of Harkuf, Old Kingdom administrator under Pepi II. Known as “1st explorer in world history,” went past the divide between the White and Blue Nile. Dr. Beatty, the finest Hieroglyphs teacher in the US, is Hery Seshta (Master of Secrets of Mdw Ntr). [twitter.com]
Inside the Ethiopian Orthodox Chrirstians sacred church the Debre Birhan Selassie Church in Gondor. Christianity being apart of the region since circa 341 A.D. [twitter.com]
I am my 93yr old father’s caregiver. He gave me life, an education, guided me towards opportunity, taught me a love of travel & wanderlust, fought for his country when his country fought against him, and he is a man of simple honor and deep love. He is my hero. Amos Pierce, Jr. [twitter.com]
The boldness of abortion-racism. Black communities are being targeted by the abortion industry with black women 3times more likely to abort their babies than white women. Yet,here is a billboard campaign to glamorize the killing of black babies. Dear sisters,wake up & walk away. [twitter.com]
How Africans developed scientific knowledge of the deadly tsetse fly [news.mit.edu]
The best workaround I've found to Twitter's horrible new algorithm is putting this in the search bar: filter:follows -filter:replies include:nativeretweets You will get your old chronological timeline back with no "likes" and with retweets from people you actually follow.
Every single report I have filed has resulted in a finding of no violation by @Twitter, @TwitterSafety, @TwitterSupport Do you have a team of white supremacists reviewing these reports? That's the only explanation I can come up with.
The tech industry is failing people with disabilities and chronic illnesses. My latest blog post: [medium.com]
Go see "This is Congo," the new documentary film about the political and economic crises in the DRC. This one is good. Very good. The film is narrated by a whistleblowing Congolese army officer (voiced by Isaac de Bankole). He is... [youtube.com]
Download Original Bauhaus Books & Journals for Free: Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy & More: [openculture.com]
'Kenya Barris, the A-list writer and producer behind the comedy “black-ish,” will part ways with ABC Studios in August — three years before his contract was set to expire — following creative differences.' [nytimes.com]
Bauhaus “Bela Lugosi's Dead” ... one of the most seminal singles in alternative music history was released on this day in 1979. Included is my chat with Peter Murphy about the formation of the band and how they got their debut single “Bela” first aired. [m.soundcloud.com][twitter.com]
I read this novel in draft: it was one of the greatest unpublished manuscripts I've read in 20 years- funny, insightful, brilliant. Truly special. Pre-order so you don't forget. [twitter.com]
These kids met Killmonger aka Michael B. Jordan. Don't you tell me representation doesn't matter. Black Panther is STILL out here changing lives and restoring a sense of wonder for black kids. [twitter.com]
The Bleak Brilliance of Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novels [newyorker.com]
Anyone wanna talk about how discouraging it is to read yet another paper on your exact research topic that doesnt cite any of your published work? Anyone wanna talk about how much worse it feels when one of the authors knows your work yet apparently chose to ignore all of it
This mouth-controlled synthesizer is the wildest instrument I’ve ever heard [theverge.com]
We're in desperate need of more political education where people can sit together, read together, think together over a period of time. It builds community in so many ways and helps us to develop a vision in common. Few spaces like this exist for most people.