Starling Crossing is a responsive road surface that puts pedestrians first: Smart crosswalk reacts to cars and pedestrians in real time

From Curbed, by Lauren Ro, 13 Oct 2017.  Below this article is one on who drivers are stopping for and not. Starling Crossing puts pedestrians first.  Photos via Dezeen A slew of innovative solutions for roadways has emerged this past year, from solar panel-paved roads to an artificial intelligence-powered program that automatically monitors road conditions. Now another high-tech project can be added to that list. London-based Umbrellium, an urban …

Toward a Real Racial Justice Platform for the Political Revolution:  Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution.

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Washington, DC, Nina Turner, then-State Senator for Ohio, addresses the crowd at the We Shall Not Be Moved march, organized by Rev. Al Sharptons organization, National Action Network. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) BY SARAH JAFFE It is very much a part of Our Revolution’s work to change systems that promote discrimination and …

Sacrificing black lives for the American lie

By Ibram Kendi, NYTimes, 25 June 2017 Why are police officers rarely charged for taking black lives, and when they are, why do juries rarely convict? Many Americans asked this question when a Minnesota jury decided that Philando Castile was responsible for his own death and that the officer who shot him, Jeronimo Yanez, did nothing wrong. Many Americans asked …

10 Ways to Boost Tribal Language Programs

Steve Newcomb says support for tribal language programs is one of the best things we can do to try to help reverse some of the cultural destruction we have caused.   If you want to watch a fabulous five minutes — perhaps the best opening of a talk I’ve ever heard, check out the beginning of Wade Davis lecture at …

Racial categorization and zero-sum thinking don’t help creativity and thorough decision making, but recalling your different identities and roles does

By Moises Velaszquez-Monoff, in the NY Times, 4 March 2017 After the nation’s first black president, we now have a white president with the whitest and malest cabinet since Ronald Reagan’s. His administration immediately made it a priority to deport undocumented immigrants and to deny people from certain Muslim-majority nations entry into the United States, decisions that caused tremendous blowback. …