If you want to go beyond "I Have a Dream" and "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," here are a few selections from Cone's essay on the theology of MLK:
Thou Fool: https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/why-jesus-called-man-fool-sermon-delivered-mount-pisgah-missionary-baptist
Pilgrimage to Non-violence: https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/pilgrimage-nonviolence
Beyond Vietnam: https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/beyond-vietnam
Have I mentioned before how great this album is? One of my absolute favorites from last year. https://webbermorrisbigband.bandcamp.com/album/both-are-true
Cone's essay serves as an illuminating summary of the intellectual history of MLK's theology of social justice, so here's a copy in case you're interested: https://archive.org/details/TheTheologyOfMartinLutherKingJr
"It seems clear that the major obstacle in viewing Martin Luther King, Jr., as a creative theologian (and one of the most important in American history) is the narrow, elitist, and racist definition of theology that limits its methods and subject matter to problems that whites identify."
Yasunari Kawabata was the first #Japanese novelist to receive the Nobel prize in Literature. I recommend his novel "The Master of Go". When I read his Nobel lecture, its message really resonated with me. So I wrote an article about it: "The Beautiful Japan of the Mind".
Does anyone know of a good, comprehensive, tutorial on how to brew coffee?
There's so much conflicting info on pour over vs. drip vs. cold brew etc... And worse, a lot of them preach the same method regardless of coffee variety, roast, and grind. All these affect the flavor and choice of brew method isn't always an appropriate match
For those who have MUSE access: This article has really complicated my view of the #defund movement, particularly in the author's discussion of how budgetary demands drive extractive policing, which in turn increases hostile encounters between police and disempowered communities. I'm interested in any work you may know of that speaks directly to those issues. https://www.journalofdemocracy.org/articles/policing-the-police-u-s-and-european-models/
Okay, finally. The story straight from donk_enby: https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7vqew/the-hacker-who-archived-parler-explains-how-she-did-it-and-what-comes-next
Alternate explanation: "Parler lacked the most basic security measures that would have prevented the automated scraping of the site's data. It even ordered its posts by number in the site's URLs, so that anyone could have easily, programmatically downloaded the site's millions of posts." https://www.wired.com/story/parler-hack-data-public-posts-images-video/
Not to mention the virtual stack on my Kobo.
This, apparently, is how terabytes of data got leaked from Parler: https://www.reddit.com/r/ParlerWatch/comments/kuqvs3/comment/giu04o6
politics, fediverse moderation
Parler is now closed indefinitely — after a data breach that exposed 7TB of data.
No idea where all of those users are going to land — word is, there's been a lot of coordination on Telegram, but I doubt that can replace the lost social functions — so this week may see a big influx of new far right accounts. Stay alert.
politics, fediverse moderation
Might be a good idea to keep an eye out for the next few weeks. Trump and a bunch of other hard right media figures are getting banned from Twitter and Facebook. Parler and Gab are getting booted from Google Play and likely the App Store, too. That's going to shake out a lot of fashies. They'll be looking for new digital spaces where they can recruit and coordinate, and some of them may land on fediverse servers. Keep your guard up.
I think maybe I need to read some more straightforward afropessimism (Sexton, Hartman, Marriott, Patterson) before circling back to this text.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.