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“... masculine ideals of audacious bravado, physical strength, hyperheterosexuality, and conspicuous, over-the-top consumption have become an integral part of the aesthetics of black self-assertion and resistance, often to the detriment of black women and queer communities.”

- Dr. Theresa Runstedtler,

author of

Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner: Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line

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Day 11

The Hunters Point Shipyards

28storiesproject.org/11-/

The project pushes beyond by celebrating. commemorating, and teaching the stories that aren't being told. By featuring a different story each day of the month, challenges us to think beyond what we already know, and learn more about what we've been missing.

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Software engineer 1: Let's make the space bar do a page-down in the browser

Software engineer 2: Let's also make it play video, whether that video is in the field of view or not

Software engineer 1: Yes this will not cause any unintended user surprises

Software engineer 2: It is an excellent idea

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Day 10

William T. Shorey: "The Black Ahab

28storiesproject.org/10-willia

The project pushes beyond by celebrating. commemorating, and teaching the stories that aren't being told. By featuring a different story each day of the month, challenges us to think beyond what we already know, and learn more about what we've been missing.

Day 9: Charlotte Brown

28storiesproject.org/9-charlot

The project pushes beyond by celebrating. commemorating, and teaching the stories that aren't being told. By featuring a different story each day of the month, challenges us to think beyond what we already know, and learn more about what we've been missing.

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So here's the thing about Google's creepy smart home gadgets. None of this is really new. I made a smart home type of system over a decade ago, with more sophisticated features than are described here, such as elaborate computer vision indoor and out, and gesture control.

None of it required the data to be sent to anyone else's server, and definitely not to Google.

All of this type of data can be under the control of the user, without any surveillance being conducted by a megacorporation. Home automation can be quite useful, depending upon what your needs are, although I found that doing this type of thing wasn't especially useful to me so I abandoned it after a while.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42989073
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Having a tough time justifying my distaste for Elon Musk's rocket ship buffoonery in light of the fact that, between the recent Star Wars and upcoming Black Panther (both of which I'll have seen), the world will give $1 billion in ticket sales to companies that historically are worse than Tesla regarding wealth inequality and racism to enter a virtual reality where the "right" people are represented, are in power, or actually win battles. We need legitimately redistributive escapism stat!

The capitalist corporate media machine is hard at work making sure everyone “understands” that the fear of higher wages is causing the stock market to crash. Higher wages bad. Steadily rising corporate profit margins good. Got that everyone?

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Society needs people who are a little bit different to keep it vibrant. It needs someone to show them what's possible outside the boxes humans create to make the world easy to understand.

“If you conquer the bread problem, that gives you at least a chance to look around at the others.”

Day 5: Jimbo’s Bop City

28storiesproject.org/5-jimbos-

The project pushes beyond by celebrating. commemorating, and teaching the stories that aren't being told. By featuring a different story each day of the month, challenges us to think beyond what we already know, and learn more about what we've been missing.

Day 4: Mary Ellen Pleasant

28storiesproject.org/4-mary-el

The project pushes beyond by celebrating. commemorating, and teaching the stories that aren't being told. By featuring a different story each day of the month, challenges us to think beyond what we already know, and learn more about what we've been missing.

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trans women witches and militants in the fucking streets have done more for women's access to life-saving medicine including abortion and birth control than cis women celebrities ever have