US declines in internet freedom ratings, thanks to net neutrality repeal and fake news – TechCrunch [shareitpcdownload.com]
A Canadian pharmaceuticals executive and his wife were strangled in their home. Nobody knows who did it or why, but everyone has a theory [bloom.bg]
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 [goo.gl][twitter.com]
Let's acknowledge the contributions of Jim Banks to education: "The Father of Multicultural Education is retiring after 50 years. [magazine.washington.edu]
“Easter Islander asks British Museum to return statue of ancestor in emotional speech” [twitter.com]
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/???
San - Morocco, North Africa The oldest homosapien bones were found in Morocco belonging to the San around 300,000 years old. [twitter.com]
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. [twitter.com]
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. [upworthy.com]#PearlHarbor#blackhistory[twitter.com]
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
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
"African American studies cannot thrive solely on Twitter, television and tales of Black aristocrats." [tandfonline.com]
Contaminated blood scandal: We are sorry, says government [bbc.in]
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. [buff.ly][twitter.com]
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: [nasa.gov][twitter.com]
I also love this one: Scent of Flower- Sakaki Bakuzan [twitter.com]
Review: The artwork of Adrian Piper makes a stern proclamation: 'Everything will be taken away' [latimes.com]
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? [twitter.com]
"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. [twitter.com]
They Couldn’t Find Beauty Tutorials for Dark Skin. So They Made Their Own. [nyti.ms]
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 ! [twitter.com]
“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.” [variety.com]
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.
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. [twitter.com]
@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.
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.
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[twitter.com]