It’s Thursday, and you know what that means. Tomorrow is Friday! Prepare yourself for the weekend by getting your mental corn popping.
Dalton Walker reports how the “parade across America” has an Indigenous touch. Indian Country Today
Mali Obomsawin: this land is whose land? Indian country and the shortcomings of settler protest. Smithsonian Folklife
Mildred Europa Taylor wants you to meet the eight-year-old neuroscientist who teaches online from a lab in her bedroom. Face2Face Africa
Russell Contreras: Biden picks up his pen to change the tone on racial equity. His first set of executive orders puts a “down payment” on the promise of racial justice in America. Axios
John Haltiwanger notes that Biden administration speeding up process to put Harriet Tubman on $20 bill. Business Insider
Maudlyne Ihejirika announces that the Emmett Till childhood home is now an official city landmark. Chicago Sun Times
Stephen Humphries reveals the new museum celebrating African American music from Ella to Beyoncé. Christian Science Monitor
Amir Vera and Raja Razek: two Kenosha police officers, on administrative leave since the Jacob Blake shooting, are back on duty. No justice. CNN
Doha Madani reports that the Black woman whose children were handcuffed and held at gunpoint by police sues Aurora, Colorado. NBC News
Lauren Frayer: protesting farmers flood India’s capital, storm historic fort. NPR
The pandemic that lasted 15 million years [Say what, now?] | PBS Eons
L.D. Burnett posits that there is no such thing as cancel culture. Only culture, shapeshifter that it is. Arc Digital
Kim Fahner responds to Bell’s let’s talk day: of whales, icebergs, and mental health … The Republic of Poetry
Sara Jaffe: notes on queer conception and the redefinition of family. JSTOR Daily
Dr. Becky shares the new evidence against dark matter.
Robert Z. Pearlman shares that Axiom Space names the first private crew to visit the ISS. Scientific American
Earth has a second magnetic field. SciShow
Fiona Harvey: global ice loss accelerated at record rate. The Guardian
These pools support half the people on Earth. Veritasium
Cal Flyn reports that as birth rates decline, animals prowl out abandoned “ghost villages.” The Observer
Nina Munteanu: when nature destroys … and creates.
Thank you for spending some time with me. I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project.
This weekend, I should be posing my January 2021 next chapter update.
Until then, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!