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Live Well and Prosper

In this episode, Anton and BC discuss intelligent NFTs, Ghanian architect David Adjaye, and the necessity of racially conscious health care.

19

Hacking Humanity

Anton and BC discuss singularity, Facebook’s metaverse, and the “inevitable” confrontation between humanity and artificial intelligence.

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Cafe de Leche
 
Avocados from Mexico
 
Moonfall
 
Space 1999
 
Matrix Resurrections
 
Animatrix
 
11-Year-Old Caden Harris Purchases A School Bus To Serve As A Mobile Financial Literacy Center For Kids – AfroTech
 
Double Dutch Bus (official music video)
 
Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora
 
Black Food Futures
 
Kenya’s Twiga raises $50M to scale food solutions across Africa
 
Google, NYT Unite For Diverse Skin Tones in Digital Storytelling
 
Image equity: How Google is ensuring all skin tones look their best with new Pixel 6 camera
 
Black in AI Conference – December 10, 2021
 
Women in Machine Learning
 
UCLA & Amazon on Science Hub for Humanity & Artificial Intelligence
 
Black In Robotics
 
ETHIOPIA / FACEBOOK incitement of violence
 
Washington Post: “According to one 2020 summary, although the United States comprises less than 10 percent of Facebook’s daily users, the company’s budget to fight misinformation was heavily weighted toward America, where 84 percent of its “global remit/language coverage” was allocated. Just 16 percent was earmarked for the “Rest of World,” a cross-continent grouping that included India, France and Italy.”
 
Facebook -> Meta
 
Stanford researchers identify four causes for ‘Zoom fatigue’ and their simple fixes
 
The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
 
60 Minutes:
Yuval Noah Harari on the power of data, artificial intelligence and the future of the human race
 
China’s Strategic Aims in Africa
 
Hearing Transcript
 
NY Times: Censorship, Surveillance and Profits: A Hard Bargain for Apple in China
 
A penny a day, doubled, for 30 days
 
In Just 4 Hours, Google’s AI Mastered All The Chess Knowledge in History
 
How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did
 
Digitocracy, by Any Weir
 
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
 
V’Ger
 
NASA: Voyager
 
Ray Kurzweil
 
Embedding ethics in computer science curriculum
 
How the Computer Science Department is teaching ethics to its students
 
Hippocratic Oath
 
Issac Asimov’s Robot Series
 
Three Laws of Robotics
 
The Trolley Problem
 
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible
 
God and robots: Will AI transform religion? – BBC News
 
Digital Sovereignty
 
Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
 
Women Can Code – as Long as No One Knows They’re Women
 
UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights
 
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
 
ICYMI: WIRED (Opinion): Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World
 
OSTP Announces Public Events in November to Engage the American Public in National Policymaking about AI and Equity
 
Raid Commercials

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Hello, Tomorrow

Anton and BC salute TED, the MET, Team Genius Squad, and the NAACP.

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Unobtainium

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium

Adamantium

https://www.marvel.com/items/adamantium

Black Adam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w00MG1M3xdY

Sting: Bring on the Night

https://www.allmusic.com/album/r19160

Dune, by Frank Herbert

https://www.esowonbookstore.com/book/9780441013593

Dune (1984)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087182/

Dune (2021), on HBO+

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1160419/

https://www.hbomax.com/dune

Prince Meme

https://americasbestpics.com/picture/the-only-man-on-earth-that-can-wear-a-perm-XQbFsMox8?s=cl

Far Sector, by N.K. Jemsin

https://bookshop.org/books/far-sector/9781779512055

Green Lantern

https://www.dccomics.com/characters/green-lantern-corps

https://www.dccomics.com/videos/sdcc-2013-green-lantern-101

Sky Is Black Book Store

https://bookshop.org/lists/sky-is-black

EsoWon Books

https://www.esowonbookstore.com

TED

https://www.ted.com

How to Tie Your Shoes

https://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_how_to_tie_your_shoes

Mondays with Michelle Obama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeqBfv07lWE

Kidspace Museum

https://kidspacemuseum.org

https://kidspacemuseum.org/butterfly/

https://kidspacemuseum.org/uncategorized/transferring-your-caterpillar/

NAACP Empowerment Programs Becomes Part-owner in Hello Alice

https://helloalice.com/blog/naacp-announcement/

Amazon Black Business Accelerator

https://sell.amazon.com/programs/black-business-accelerator

My Place Cafe

https://myplacecafe.net

The Soiling of Old Glory

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Soiling_of_Old_Glory

Team Genius Squad and Ava the S.T.E.M. Princess

https://teamgeniussquad.com

Nigeria launches digital currency

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/nigeria-launches-digital-currency-drive-economic-growth-80771717

https://enaira.com

El Salvador becomes first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/09/el-salvador-proposes-law-to-make-bitcoin-legal-tender.html

Pet Rock

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Rock

https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-gary-ross-dahl-20150401-story.html

https://www.petrock.com

AI To The Future: Why African Leaders Matter

https://youtu.be/woKz-3xwZUE

Jackie Mwaniki at Fraym

https://fraym.io/

Dr. Vukosi Marivate at Deep Learning Indaba 

https://deeplearningindaba.com/

Mutale Nkonde at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

https://cyber.harvard.edu/people/mutale-nkonde

The Reason This “Racist Soap Dispenser” Doesn’t Work on Black Skin

https://www.mic.com/articles/124899/the-reason-this-racist-soap-dispenser-doesn-t-work-on-black-skin

Dark skin decreases the accuracy of pulse oximeters at low oxygen saturation – Anesthesia & Analgesia: December 2007

https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/Fulltext/2007/12001/Dark_Skin_Decreases_the_Accuracy_of_Pulse.4.aspx

Trevor Noah teams up with language app giant: Zulu and Xhosa for the world

https://www.capetownetc.com/world/trevor-noah-teams-up-with-language-app-giant-zulu-and-xhosa-for-the-world/

Data sovereignty

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_sovereignty#References

Alicia Keys

https://www.aliciakeys.com

Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2021/afrofuturist-period-room

Afrofuturism and the decline of our art museums

https://spectatorworld.com/book-and-art/afrofuturism-decline-art-museums/

The People Could Fly, by Virginia Hamilton

https://www.esowonbookstore.com/book/9780679843368

Octavia Butler

https://www.octaviabutler.com

Who Discovered The Earth is Round?

https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/who-discovered-the-earth-is-round-67dfc013402a

Warrior Falls in Black Panther

https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Warrior_Falls

Warrior Falls – Black Panther Soundtrack by Ludwig Göransson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNpbs-SCSfo

The Tragic Fight Scene That Defined Black Panther

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/12/black-panther-and-killmonger-tchalla-waterfall-fight-scene/578908/

SKY IS BLACK is a production of RECOLLECT Media. To learn more about other shows and events, please visit our website at www.recollect.media. To purchase books, and support independent booksellers, please visit our collection at bookshop.org/shop/RECOLLECT. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @skyis_blck.  Remember where we’re going…

20

HeLa Strong

Anton and BC discuss deep fakes, Henrietta Lacks, and doomsday vaccine conspiracies.

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13

Boldly Go

Anton and BC discuss avatar supermodels, stolen African art, and stained glass at the Washington National Cathedral.

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William Shatner in Space
https://youtu.be/OTfQVMH5SuI

Star Trek Exhibition at Skirball Cultural Center – October 7, 2021–February 20, 2022
https://www.skirball.org/exhibitions/star-trek-exploring-new-worlds

On Nov. 22, 1968, an episode of “Star Trek” titled “Plato’s Stepchildren” broadcast the first interracial kiss on American television.https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/tvs-first-interracial-kiss-star-896843/

‘Star Trek’ Technologies Scientists Are Developing Right Now
https://heavy.com/entertainment/star-trek/replicators-3d-printers-touchable-holograms/

Haitian Independence Soup
https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/haitian-independence-soup-joumou-recipe-article

Unincorporated Coffee
https://unincorporated.coffee

Cafe de Leche
https://www.cafedeleche.net

Apple Developer Academy
https://developer.apple.com/learn/curriculum/
https://developeracademy.msu.edu

Apple & HBCUs
https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/07/apple-teams-up-with-hbcus-to-bring-coding-and-creativity-opportunities-to-communities-across-the-us/

How much room does all humanity take up
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/111031-population-7-billion-earth-world-un-seven
What if they all jumped at once?
https://what-if.xkcd.com/8/

Trade Block
https://app.tradeblock.us

HBCUs graduating doctors
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6111265/
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/magazine/a-prescription-for-more-black-doctors.html

60 Minutes Episode on How deepfakes could soon change our world
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/deepfake-artificial-intelligence-60-minutes-2021-10-10/

Shudu Gram – Digital Supermodel
https://instagram.com/shudu.gram
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/shudu-gram-is-a-white-mans-digital-projection-of-real-life-black-womanhood

The impossible physiology of Barbie
https://rehabs.com/explore/dying-to-be-barbie/

Digitocracy by Andy Weir
https://onezero.medium.com/digitocracy-a-story-by-andy-weir-a13c0412e50d

Washington National Cathedral
https://cathedral.org

Kerry James Marshal to Reimagine Confederate Windows
https://cathedral.org/press-room/kerry-james-marshall-elizabeth-alexander-to-reimagine-confederate-windows/

Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
“…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Lift Every Voice and Sing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lift_Every_Voice_and_Sing

Drone Killings and the Laws of War – Dr. Cornell West
https://www.newsweek.com/drone-killing-laws-war-opinion-1634273

Honoring Elie Wiesel
https://cathedral.org/press-room/cathedral-to-dedicate-new-carving-of-elie-wiesel/

Marlene Barnett
https://malenebarnett.com

Working with fused glass at Judson Studios
https://www.instagram.com/p/CRja2IJtZYB/
https://judsonstudios.com

Black Artists + Designers Guild
https://www.badguild.info

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment, by Parker Curry, Jessica Curry
https://www.esowonbookstore.com/book/9781534451865

National Portrait Gallery
https://npg.si.edu

First Lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald
https://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.2018.15

Obama Portraits Tour
https://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/obama-portraits-tour

Killmonger Museum Scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwBZlXk8LWg
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/black-panther-museum-heist-restitution-1233278

Repatriation of Benin works by France
https://www.rfi.fr/en/africa/20211028-france-hands-back-benin-cultural-treasures-at-museum-ceremony-quai-branley

Vision of Home – NY Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/arts/design/repatriated-works-back-in-their-countries-of-origin.html

Return of Ethiopian Obelisk from Italy
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/trundling-musso-s-stolen-obelisk-back-to-its-african-home
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk_of_Axum

Seizing art: One African man’s protest against colonial ‘pillagers’
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-africa-art-idUSKBN26N2ZD

Three Young Black British Artists Boldly Reenvisioning the World around Us
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-three-young-black-british-artists-boldly-reenvisioning

Colloqate Design
https://colloqate.org/

Akon City
https://akoncity.com

SKY IS BLACK is a production of RECOLLECT Media. To learn more about other shows and events, please visit our website at www.recollect.media. To purchase books, and support independent booksellers, please visit our collection at bookshop.org/shop/RECOLLECT. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @skyis_blck.  Remember where we’re going…

17

Drum Majors

Anton and BC discuss Facebook, Nike, and Black tech news.

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ABC’s Wide World of Sports Intro

https://youtu.be/Vv368yWOSas

…and what ever happened to that guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ZvwIFbXMM

National Brotherhood of Skiers

https://www.nbs.org

Game of Thrones

https://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones

HowItShouldHaveEnded

https://www.howitshouldhaveended.com

Lost

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411008/

Black in AI

https://blackinai.github.io/#/

Google Mistakenly Tags Black People

https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-DGB-42522

https://www.wired.com/story/when-it-comes-to-gorillas-google-photos-remains-blind/

FaceBook Whistleblower

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/03/tech/facebook-whistleblower-60-minutes/index.html

Google sets up $50M investment in African startups

https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/06/google-sets-up-50m-fund-to-invest-in-african-startups/

A Piece of the Action

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076543/

Africa Tech Summit

https://www.africatechsummit.com

AfroTech 2021

https://www.experience.afrotech.com

AngelList Stack

https://www.angellist.com/stack

Nike Dividend History

https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/nke/dividend-history

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/5-top-dividend-stocks-footwear-industry-2017-04-01

BLCK VC

https://www.blckvc.org

MacArthur Fellows

https://www.macfound.org/programs/fellows/

KCRW/National Public Radio

https://www.npr.org

https://www.kcrw.com

TopTechGeek

https://twitter.com/RealTopTechGeek

Alexa/Siri Always Listening

https://xkcd.com/1807/

Being TireWise

https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/tires#topic-being-tirewise

Toast Your Spices

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/toast-whole-spices

SKY IS BLACK is a production of RECOLLECT Media. To learn more about other shows and events, please visit our website at www.recollect.media. To purchase books, and support independent booksellers, please visit our collection at bookshop.org/shop/RECOLLECT. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @skyis_blck.  Remember where we’re going…

11

How Long Til Black Future Month?

Anton & BC riff on a variety of subjects – venture capital, the Ethiopian calendar, #BlackGirlDads – and applaud those building our shared Afrofuture.

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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

― Seneca

To learn about Sistah SciFi, visit https://sistahscifi.com

To learn about Grace Gipson, visit https://blackfuturefeminist.com

To learn about Date for Black Lives, visit www.d4bl.org

To learn about Releaf, visit www.releaf.africa

To learn about the Black Venture Capital Consortium, visit https://www.bvcc.vc

To learn about Wakanda Dream Lab, visit https://www.wakandadreamlab.com

How Long Til Black Future Month?

https://sistahscifi.com/products/how-long-til-black-future-month-paperback

What Do You Do with a Chance?

https://www.esowonbookstore.com/book/9781943200733

REFERENCES

Forbes article: “Black Founders Are Missing Out On Venture Funding For Diversity Hiring Platforms” by Rebekah Bastian

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebekahbastian/2021/09/17/black-founders-are-missing-out-on-venture-funding-for-diversity-hiring-platforms/?sh=3d719f4a2b98

LA Times article: “Why Are Donut Boxes Pink?” by David Pierson

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-pink-doughnut-boxes-20170525-htmlstory.html

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

― African Proverb

SKY IS BLACK is a production of RECOLLECT Media. To learn more about other shows and events, please visit our website at www.recollect.media. To purchase books, and support independent booksellers, please visit our collection at bookshop.org/shop/RECOLLECT. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @skyis_blck.  Remember where we’re going…

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TRAILER

Future-facing conversations with experts, entrepreneurs, and innovators of African descent.

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Episode 03: The Future of JS

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

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Episode 02: Modern WordPress Themes

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.