Notes


Artists in Residence – Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell

posted Jan 6, 2017, 7:44 PM by John Henry Thompson   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 9:45 AM ]

No goto in Swift

posted Mar 5, 2016, 11:05 AM by John Henry Thompson

There is no goto statement in Swift.
Sucks if you have old code that you'd like to convert.

Africans in The Americas

posted Jun 29, 2013, 6:55 AM by John Henry Thompson   [ updated Sep 1, 2014, 9:22 AM ]

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/
Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Unfortunately as of Sep 2014 not available for online video streaming)

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960s.
http://www.scribe.org/events/producersforumfreeangelaandallpoliticalprisoners


Sapelo Island, Georgia (CNN)
-- It's a culture struggling to survive. Fewer than 50 people -- all descendants of slaves -- fear they may soon be taxed out of the property their families have owned since the days of slavery.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/26/living/georgia-island-tax-avalanche/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Her Spirit Was For Dancing (2013, 60 mins) a film by Morenike Olabunmi
chronicles the death rituals performed for Phyllis Gordon, a 92-year-old Etu member and Yoruba descendant in Jamaica, West Indies. The deceased is honored with a Christian funeral in addition to age-old African celebrations that involve the community. This film is an intimate look into the coexistence of Christian and African traditions.
http://scribe.org/events/scribecafeherspiritwasdancing

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story
http://video.whyy.org/video/2181739273/
http://stillfamily.library.temple.edu/historical-perspective/william-still-significance
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15263/15263-h/15263-h.htm#PStill

Henrietta Lacks was only 31 when she died of cervical cancer in 1951 in a Baltimore hospital.
Not long before her death, doctors removed some of her tumor cells.
They later discovered that the cells could thrive in a lab, a feat no human cells had achieved before
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/08/science/after-decades-of-research-henrietta-lacks-family-is-asked-for-consent.html?hp&_r=0

Octavius Valentine Catto (February 22, 1839 – October 10, 1871) was a black educator, intellectual, and civil rights activist.
He was also known for being a cricket and baseball player in 19th-century Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Catto became a martyr to racism, as he was shot and killed in election-day violence in Philadelphia,
 where ethnic Irish attacked black men to prevent their voting.
founded the Banneker Literary Institute
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavius_Catto


Mestre Bimba
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_dos_Reis_Machado
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHnPkKZxcmQ

artinharlem.com - noel donaldson
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23250874@N04/

"This was the largest slave trading operaion on the continent. It is estimated 40,000 enslaved Africans were sold here."
http://alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/historic/info/archaeology/ARSiteReportAlexandriaSlavePenAX75.pdf

http://www.eurweb.com/2013/06/venus-vs-ava-duvernay-directs-feature-doc-on-activist-venus-williams/

http://reelblack.com/wordpress/?p=4279

http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2013/06/philadelphia-to-close-23-public-schools-while-building-400-million-prison/

The Data Thief

posted Apr 6, 2013, 6:17 AM by John Henry Thompson   [ updated Jul 11, 2013, 10:26 AM ]

John Akomfrah: "The Last Angel of History"
http://homevideo.icarusfilms.com/new97/the_last_.html

Five-dimensional glass memory can store 360TB per disc, rugged enough to outlive the human race
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/160928-five-dimensional-glass-memory-can-store-360tb-per-disc-rugged-enough-to-outlive-the-human-race

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