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"These are the shoes that are going to stop this pipeline," says Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska who appeared on #edshow with Dallas Goldtooth [@g0ldtooth]. “We have boots and moccasins on the ground and we are serious.” (source)

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"These are the shoes that are going to stop this pipeline," says Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska who appeared on #edshow with Dallas Goldtooth [@g0ldtooth]. “We have boots and moccasins on the ground and we are serious.” (source)

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Mana in the sun by hannord

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Thinking of them.. by Masri Hayssam 2009

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Thinking of them.. by Masri Hayssam 2009

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Pre-Colonial Trading Kingdoms of East Africa (AD 650-1750)

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Pre-Colonial Trading Kingdoms of East Africa (AD 650-1750)

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Astrophysicist Helps Crack A Black Hole Mystery: Energy Jets

With almost limitless gravitational power, black holes are supposed to gulp everything that comes near them, even weightless light photons.

So astronomers have long sought explanations for observations that black holes emit high-energy particles, often through visually impressive jets that unfurl from the black holes’ poles in thick, tornado-like coils. Now, in a paper published in this month’s edition of the Astrophysical Journal, a University of Florida researcher has bolstered and expanded a longtime theory about how and why these photons and electrons escape powerful gape of black holes, caused by the collapse of stars.

“My calculations may solve the mystery as to where the large number of high-energy observed electrons originate from,” said Reva Kay Williams, a UF courtesy postdoctoral associate. “My calculations also help explain some of our observations, such as why many (black hole) jets are observed to be uneven, or one-sided.”

Williams’ research is the first to prove the Penrose mechanism, a 35-year-old theory named for its author, Oxford University mathematics and physics professor Roger Penrose. It also provides a new, physical explanation for the odd appearance of many of the jets, which some astronomers believe was merely the result of an optical illusion.

Fernando de Felice, a physicist at the University of Padova in Italy, said Williams’ findings represent an important contribution to the field.

“Until recently, it was believed that the Penrose mechanism was not very efficient for generating energetic particles, but Dr. Williams’ detailed and perseverant work showed that this may not be true and, to the contrary, that it may be relevant to high-energy astrophysics,” he said.

Penrose’s theory says the rotational energy of a spinning black hole powers and lifts particles large distances away. Williams’ research, based in part on computer modeling, shows these particles appear to be created at the part of the hole where gravity is so powerful it bends light into a circle around the hole.

Her calculations also suggest the one-sided appearance of the jets is the result of the black holes’ gravitational dragging of space and time near their cores – not just, as some suggested, a consequence of the observer’s position relative to the jets. “The interest in Dr. Williams’ work is that it has enriched the possibilities of having energy output in active cosmic sources,” de Felice said.

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The final #DecolonizeSAAM week is hosted by LA Coil, Dignity and Power Now, People’s Education Movement, and L.A. INCITE! (along with many other fabulous contributors) on Friday 4/25 at 8am PST

Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reading List

Week 4: Anti-Blackness

1. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistancehttp://www.amazon.com/At-Dark-End-Street-Resistance-A/dp/0307389243

2. White Sexual Violence against Enslaved Black Women http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2014/01/23/sexual-violence-enslaved-black-women/

3. The Normalization of Violence Against Black Women: http://www.thenation.com/blog/176545/normalization-violence-against-black-women#

4. Black Trans Bodies Are Under Attack http://www.democracynow.org/2014/2/19/black_trans_bodies_are_under_attack

5. Honoring and Protecting the Lives of Black Trans Women http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbGkHKXW_54

6. Misogyny, In General vs. Anti-Black Misogyny (Misogynoir), Specifically http://www.gradientlair.com/post/60973580823/general-misogyny-versus-misogynoir

7. In the Clearing http://t.co/UBN0vznBOv

8. People of Color Blindness  http://www.mixedracestudies.org/wordpress/?p=6345

9. Pacifically Possessed http://escholarship.org/uc/item/4d99b172#page-24

10. The Color of Violence  http://colorlines.com/archives/2000/10/the_color_of_violence_against_women.html

11. Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers http://www.uclalawreview.org/pdf/59-6-2.pdf

12. The Shocking and Forgotten Toll of Missing Black Women http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2088428/The-shocking—forgotten—toll-missing-black-women-U-S.html 

13. Fact Sheet on Domestic Violence & Criminalization: http://www.freemarissanow.org/fact-sheet-on-domestic-violence—criminalization.html

14. Anthony Farley on the erotics and sexualization of policing and antiblackness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC0aIXizbnQ&feature=youtu.be&t=1h41m9s

15. “Some Could Suckle Over Their Shoulder” Male Travelers, Female Bodies, and the Gendering of Racial Ideology, 1500-1770 http://www.jstor.org/stable/2953316 

16. Seduction and the Ruses of Power http://www.jstor.org/stable/3299219?seq=4

17. Arrested Justice Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9780814723913 

18. Blackness, Sexuality, and Entertainment https://www.dropbox.com/s/bhbw1gldzfomd0s/Christina%20Sharpe%20-%20Blackness%2C%20Sexuality%20and%20Entertainment.pdf

19. Gramsci’s Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society? https://www.dropbox.com/s/1q8z1x4tv87zb1m/Frank%20Wilderson%20-%20Gramsci%27s%20Black%20Marx.pdf

20. Something IS Wrong: Exploring the Roots of Youth Violence http://www.project-nia.org/docs/Something_Is_Wrong-Curriculum.pdf

21. The Marginalization of Sexual Violence Against Black Women http://www.sfwar.org/pdf/SACOC/WOC_NCASA_94.pdf 

yyeaaaaahhhh i’m gonna be one of the contributors/facilitators for this week’s convo, come join us! Friday at 11am EST/9am PST.

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