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Delectable Negroes: On precarity, death, and the Black queer male body

Black Youth Project - March 15, 2019 13590

by Robert Randolph, Jr., Ph.D. This essay contains discussions of sexual violence, lynching, and the serial murder of queer Black men.  Writer’s Note: The Deputy Editor invited me to write about this subject and I have carried these men, the named and unnamed in my head for weeks. I blew the deadline time and time […]


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Columbus activist Amber Evans is still missing over a month after her disappearance

Black Youth Project - March 08, 2019 10183

According to NBC News, not too long after she became the Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Coalition in Columbus, Ohio. Amber Evans went missing. The 28-year-old Evans has worked for the organization since 2015, and though she loved her job, her mother Tonya Fischer said Evans had begun to grow weary. “The work was […]


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The recent college admissions scandal is just a fraction of the rigged American Education System

Black Youth Project - March 18, 2019 9529

by Daniel Johnson Regarding the abject brutality of the way the criminal justice system discards Black bodies and lives, writer Kirsten West Savali describes the practice in this way, reframing the common narrative that the criminal justice system is merely broken: “The system is not broken, it is functioning exactly as intended.” There is little […]


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Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private

The Mozilla Blog - March 12, 2019 8661

At Mozilla, we are always committed to people’s security and privacy. It’s part of our long-standing Mozilla Manifesto. We are continually looking for new ways to fulfill that promise, whether … Read more


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Apply for a Mozilla Fellowship

The Mozilla Blog - March 12, 2019 8530

We’re seeking technologists, activists, policy experts, and scientists devoted to a healthy internet. Apply to be a 2019-2020 Mozilla Fellow   Today, we’re opening applications for Mozilla Fellowships. Mozilla is … Read more


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How prison-based thinking warps a lack of empathy for “deserving” victims to harm the vulnerable

Black Youth Project - March 12, 2019 6322

Editor’s Note: sexual violence and mention of rape I’ll admit it: I have a sort of macabre fascination with true crime. My fiancé is always making fun of me for it, and it’s not a trait I’m super proud of, to be honest. I recognize that how the media handles the sensational abuses they document […]


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Blind Squirrel lands $5M in funding to self-publish its first game, Drifters

Gamasutra - March 14, 2019 6041

Blind Squirrel Games announced today that it has raised $5 million in funding for its first game, Drifters. ...


I have no interest in “white allies”

Black Youth Project - March 06, 2019 5992

By Gyasi Lake I have no interest in “white allies.” The construction of the white identity was implemented to unify white people across economic classes into an ideology that justified the further subjugation and exploitation of Black people, an ideology that holds true today. The concept of a white-identifying ally genuinely working in tandem with […]


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Gris has sold 300,000 copies in under three months

Gamasutra - March 08, 2019 5726

To celebrate the milestone, Nomada has released a free update called Gris Undone that lets players browse through a small catalog of unused music and designs. ...


Nourishing Black children has nothing to do with their parents’ genders and everything to do with letting them be themselves

Black Youth Project - March 05, 2019 5677

This essay contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse I’ve been thinking a lot about Black children, more so than usual. About how we can best love and support them as adults in their lives. I don’t know if it’s because of the media I’ve been consuming, the conversations I’ve been having, the news I’ve […]


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Toni Morrison is our greatest living writer

Black Youth Project - February 28, 2019 5487

by Daniel Johnson Toni Morrison, arguably the most influential living Black writer and some would say the most influential writer regardless of race, has crafted a body of work that is simultaneously grounded in a Black feminist/womanist politic, unquestionably Black, and commercially successful. In America, those things usually do not come all in the same […]


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Devs share an inside look at Armello's games-as-a-service success

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 5364

At GDC 2019 today League of Geeks lead producer Lisy Kane took to the stage to share some of what the Armello team learned while hustling to treat the game like a service. ...


Black queer people were never #allJussieSmollett

Black Youth Project - February 22, 2019 5348

I want to start this off with a reminder that the police are never to be trusted—particularly when it comes to their version of a situation where harm has befallen a Black queer person (because of their explicit history of contributing to that harm, and of trying to cover it up). I want to start […]


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Phoenix Point will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for a year

Gamasutra - March 12, 2019 5096

X-Com creator Julian Gollop has announced that his game Phoenix Point will be an Epic Games Store exclusive during first year of release.  ...


Valve bans sexual violence game from Steam, but stops short of condemning it

Gamasutra - March 06, 2019 5058

Valve has ruled that an adult game about committing sexual assault against women will not launch on Steam due to the fact that it †œposes unknown costs and risks†. ...

Nvidia Launches $99 Jetson Board for Makers, Self-Training Robot Software

MAKE - March 18, 2019 4973

Unity partners with Havok to roll out new physics systems

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4967

Unity has partnered with Microsoft-owned Havok to update its game engine with two new physics systems: one new default option and a 'high-end' option backed by Havok's proprietary physics engine. ...


Rohrer: Make fewer consumable games, more 'unique situation generators'

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4965

Worried about an indiepocalypse? Veteran indie Jason Rohrer spoke at GDC today about how his own sales data suggests indies can minimize risk by making long-lived 'unique situation generator' games. ...


Designing AI to do anything a spider can in Marvel's Spider-Man

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4965

Marvel's Spider-Man led to a good deal of AI problems (and interesting solutions!), something lead gameplay programmer Adam Noonchester dove into during an AI Postmortem on the game. ...


A Dream Daddy dev's guide to survive being always online

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4964

Co-creator of Dream Daddy Leighton Gray discusses the impact of the Internet on indie developers during GDC 2019 this afternoon. ...


Unity and Nvidia partner to launch real-time raytracing tech

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4960

Unity and Nvidia have joined forces to launch real-time raytracing tech thanks to Nvidia†™s RTX platform and Unity's High Definition Render Pipeline. ...


Tackling the Question of Growth for High-Achieving Students

Northwest Evaluation Association - March 14, 2019 4956

MAP Growth assessment data can help teachers determine where students are at in their learning. It can answer an all-important question like, “Is my student performing below,... Continue Reading


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Oculus grabs Beat Saber as an Oculus Quest launch title

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4952

Oculus has announced that the VR rhythm game Beat Saber will be landing on its upcoming standalone VR headset when it launches at some yet unannounced point this year. ...


InnoGames looks to acquire F2P mobile titles

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4951

InnoGames has announced its plans to venture into a new business model of acquiring free-to-play mobile games in its early stages and help devs market the games under the InnoGames portfolio. ...


Former EA and THQ exec Danny Bilson to helm USC Games program

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4949

Veteran game and entertainment exec Danny Bilson has been named the new director of USC Games, succeeding celebrated game designer Tracy Fullerton. ...