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If you have read Cixin Liu’s The Three Body Problem, the name Henri Poincaré might ring a bell. Poincaré was an early twentieth century mathematical master. One of his feats was an analysis of how three masses in mutual orbit behave. This analysis provides the foundation for chaos theory. In Liu’s science fiction book, the […]Read More Remembrance for Poincaré
In honor of Black history month, thought I would highlight some inspiring murals that adorn Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue. The first highlights the contributions of four women to Atlanta. They are Selena Butler, Mathilda Beasley, Annie McPheeters, and Dorothy Thompson. Dorothy Bolden Thompson was one of the true unsung lights of the Civil Rights movement. Employed […]Read More Visionary women of Atlanta
In honor of the U.S. Black History Month commemoration, I am giving away two copies of the book W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America. What do you have to do to be a winner? Be one of the first to create and send in a visualization inspired by the set of […]Read More Black history month book giveaway!
When does the United States get to the level of spiritual and psychological maturity to honor the peoples and civilization that lived on its soil and held its skies and rivers sacred before the first European countries even existed? I eat, live and breath on stretches of earth that were carefully and lovingly maintained, defended, […]Read More What are the Muskogee holy days?
Feeling some despair headed back to Georgia, and the U.S. generally after a month in India. It’s about this question: Will Brian Kemp govern Georgia like Lester Maddox? Lester Maddox became the governor of Georgia during my childhood. He was openly racist, was famous for selling axe handles with which to beat down civil rights […]Read More Who’s worse Brian Kemp or Lester Maddox?
Cuba has left us with a lot to think about. Still coming to terms with its lessons on race, identity, the bounty of being out of one’s place of comfort, and most importantly those on human dignity and kindness. While I make sense of those lessions, I’ll share some photos from Vedado, Trinidad, and points […]Read More Havana: whimsical artchitecture
The recent election of Doug Jones to the U.S. senate in Alabama — thanks largely to African American turnout — got me thinking: What if the Black populations of Southern cities were to experience a dramatic increase? How many other elections would be impacted? Does that seem far-fetched? Over a tenth of the Black population of […]Read More Back to Mississippi: Black migration in the 21st century
In the US, the African American scholar (and February 1st Google doodle subject) Carter G Woodson began working in 1926 to establish “Negro History Week“, for in Woodson’s day the contributions of Black people were “overlooked, ignored, and even suppressed by the writers of history textbooks and the teachers who use them.” Woodson’s Negro History week evolved into today’s […]Read More Black history month is Black mathematicians month — in the UK