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Why MIA and Janelle Monae's Hologram Collab Signals The Inevitable Future of Concerts | The Creators Project

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About the Relationship Between Africans and African Americans (with tweets) · Luvvie

This is such an interesting post that deals with the ignorance on both sides of the African diaspora equation. Neither side knows the history and realities of the other. So many assumptions based on that fact alone has and will continue to do harm until the conversation takes shape. 

Count me in because even still, I am somewhere in between…

Thanks to @luvvie for sharing this Social Media Story storified.

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Concept art for Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid by Chad Weatherford

Genius.

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Afrofuturism FTW!

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Afrofuturism FTW!

I love this. 

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April Joyner: If I were a clueless blogger....

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Forbes.com contributor Gene Marks wrote a silly post yesterday entitled “If I Was Were a Poor Black Kid.” (The original, incorrect grammar in the headline has since been corrected.) The basic premise of the post is that the solution to colored folks’ problems is for their progeny to do…

OUTLETS: Marco Rubio challenges the Washington Post on the importance of his family’s migration from Cuba, not the details. [Click Image to read his remarks]

OUTLETS: Marco Rubio challenges the Washington Post on the importance of his family’s migration from Cuba, not the details. [Click Image to read his remarks]

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Hearing Bilingual: How the Baby Brain sorts out language 
I found an interesting article in the NY Times about the increase in cognitive flexibility found in babies who are bilingual (or exposed to multiple languages in the home). Although they may be too young to speak, there was a significant difference in the “openness” of bilingual babies to perception, which begins narrowing at a later stage in their infancy. They were also found to have distinct abilities in solving logic problems & multi-tasking. Pretty fascinating stuff! And though I’m far from infancy, my friends & I can attest to the changes in speech, vocabulary, and thought processes that developed and evolved from spending two years in Spain where I spoke the language fluently.

Hearing Bilingual: How the Baby Brain sorts out language

I found an interesting article in the NY Times about the increase in cognitive flexibility found in babies who are bilingual (or exposed to multiple languages in the home). Although they may be too young to speak, there was a significant difference in the “openness” of bilingual babies to perception, which begins narrowing at a later stage in their infancy. They were also found to have distinct abilities in solving logic problems & multi-tasking. Pretty fascinating stuff! And though I’m far from infancy, my friends & I can attest to the changes in speech, vocabulary, and thought processes that developed and evolved from spending two years in Spain where I spoke the language fluently.

Bulls-eyes for AL's immigrant children

"One of the harshest provisions that sets HB56 apart from other anti-immigrant state bills is the requirement that all schools must verify the status of children attending schools. (http://reformimmigrationforamerica.org/blog/blog/update-judge-releases-rulings-on-alabamas-anti-immigration-law/)”

Personally, I don’t understand why children are being targeted as a means to trap undocumented immigrants. As expected, large numbers of children have gone “missing” from the Alabama school system. Is this what we really want?

Preventing the education of these young people will increase the size of the population of illiterate residents, potentially increase crime rates, and lead to a larger unskilled work-force for this country and globally. These children did not make the decision to migrate to the U.S. nor can they make the decision or finance their family’s return. Immigration is a destructive process to a child no matter what age, whether voluntary or involuntary. Now children are being forced to deal with not one but a minimum of two emotionally-traumatizing experiences of which they may have been ripped from the communities and cultures they have come to know and identify as their own. 

So now these families will re-appear in another town, another city, another state somewhere, forced to create an unregulated community with other undocumented residents. Their slither of hope has mutated into a gaping black hole where opportunities for advancement and their ability to fulfill civic responsibilities once resided. And in its place stands a larger, tangled system of trappings for their exploitation and abuse.

What hope lies for these children and their future? What anguish lies for the friends and communities they left behind? Who will mend the pieces on both sides?