The post from Dr Bernice King is a sobering reminder of her father’s assassination 52 years ago in Memphis Tennessee There are three things that run through my head as I sit with that. He died in solidarity with sanitation workers The Memphis sanitation workers were on strike to protest inhumane working conditions — two […]
Read More Martin Luther King was assassinated 52 years ago today
Memorials to the Racist state mark its continued existence
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Reflections on my mother’s life inspired by Alice Walker’s masterpiece and an Atlanta mural.
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Nelson Madela — affectionately known as Madiba — would have been 101 today. His impact on the world will be felt for generations to come and we can only guess how his life will ultimately guide our concept of leadership, the struggle for decency and humanity in the centuries to come. South Africa’s gift to […]
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In previous posts, we introduced pipe, the Automattic Machine Learning Pipeline. Part one introduced pipe and how it works. Part two made a case for internal ML pipelines and delved deeper into pipe’s technical infrastructure. Upcoming pipe posts on data.blog will showcase how we use pipe at Automattic to…
Should we end prisons? I have been thinking through this question since reading a recent New York Times article on Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s efforts to dismantle, if not slow the role of, the prison industrial complex. Her focus has been the California prison system and has a book you should check out called The Golden […]
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Last night the, right-wing Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache resigned. He was allegedly videotaped asking a Russian citizen for donations in exchange for government contracts. It is a trope all too common in the democracy of my citizenship, tragically banal as mass shootings. The impact in Austria was the apparent collapse of the current governing coalition […]
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