FTW! Black Girls in Space + other scenes from Idea Festival 2010

S top me if you’ve heard this one: Two generations of space girls meet at a conference and. . . p5rn7vb

Looks like it was a great and invigorating Idea Festival last week, especially the section on Thrivals that was presented by Wondaland Arts Society.  I’m hoping to get some video, particularly of the conversation between Nichelle Nichols (one of the big reasons a lot of us watched Star Trek back in the day) and Janelle Monae.  In the meantime, check out this slideshow, courtesy of photographer Chuck Heeke.

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Fear Of A Black President

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Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration. p5rn7vb

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings


A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”


In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown


A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web


So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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