Highlight: Developers are turning a wide swath of the 41-year-old shopping center into Avalon Alderwood Place, a 300-unit apartment complex with underground parking. The project won’t completely erase the shopping side of the development: Commercial tena… https://ift.tt/2Zt3HCX
On June 11th, Michael Hickson, a quadriplegic black man with COVID-19 was killed by a hospital in Austin Texas.
Doctors decided he had "no quality of life" and was not worth spending the resources to save.
The conversation between his doctor and his wife was caught on audio 1/?
A powerful document of the day-to-day realities of Black women in Britain.
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I actually cannot believe this origin story for "Stockholm Syndrome" which is basically just a "myth invented to discredit women victims of violence by a psychiatrist with an obvious conflict of interest, whose first instinct was to silence the woman questioning his authority"
Highlight: I was Ms. Jamieson’s editor at BuzzFeed News until earlier this year, and I couldn’t help thinking this was about me, since I headed up to Columbia County, N.Y., in early March, and so I called Ms. Jamieson, 34, an Australian native who lives … https://ift.tt/2V2QkYU
Highlight: Walking doesn’t improve the taste of coffee, but coffee improves the experience of being in the world. It blunts the harsher edges. Without coffee, there is public space and private space. With coffee, the whole city is your living room.
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Highlight: Beyond the feverish pace of online work, employees are experiencing some problems specific to video what has popularly come to be called Zoom fatigue. In late March I spoke via Zoom to Jessica Lindl, a vice president at Unity, a company that m… https://ift.tt/3hsKGsL
billionaire property developers are evicting Nour Cash & Carry, a store that has served the Brixton community for more than 20 years. To make matters worse, the property developers are also shit house DJs. Sign the petition! #savenour https://twitter.com/SaveNour/status/1263121208746356736
Highlight: For those folks, the picture changes because hopefully they won’t have so many problematic things to deal with. The reality is a lot of people just don’t call the police as it is because they feel like it’s just going to make their lives worse… https://ift.tt/3dNnKSQ
Now I be like “oh fuck i forgot my mask” like im spiderman or something
It's unbelievable to me that within minutes we've had two current/ex ministers condemning a statue of a *literal slave trader* being thrown into a harbour but in a week not a single member of our government has condemned Donald Trump for tear-gassing peaceful protestors
Highlight: Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council a veto-proof majority pledged on Sunday to dismantle the Police Department, promising to create a new system of public safety in a city where law enforcement has long been accused of racism.
— Minn… https://ift.tt/2XG6Gs8
Been thinking a lot recently about best ways of communicating what #decolonising the Natural History Museum actually means.
So... a couple of challenges!
a) For folks living in former British colonies, roughly how big are the collections at your natural history museums? +
Reminder that while "these times" might be unprecedented, racism and police brutality are extremely precedented.
A while ago I compiled this list of Black British books that I thought people should read (in a cheeky quiz format.)
As well as the usual suspects, I'd strongly recommend Darcus Howe's political biography and Staying Power - a classic.
This project was initially pitched to a big podcasting company but they said it was too 'broccoli'. So we made this by ourselves with a little bit of arts council funding. We were all freelancers on pittance pay. We had no institutional support. #equalityinaudio https://twitter.com/RenayRich/status/1267850098047881216
Confirmation: Black and Asian ethnic groups are up to twice as likely to die from covid-19.
Families are living in fear. There must be no more delay.
The government must take urgent action to protect at-risk groups.
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