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]
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.

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.

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.

Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

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

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

Mestre Bimba - noel donaldson

"This was the largest slave trading operaion on the continent. It is estimated 40,000 enslaved Africans were sold here."

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"

Five-dimensional glass memory can store 360TB per disc, rugged enough to outlive the human race