So people always talk about how wage growth rose after the Black Death due to a shortage of workers. But what I don't get is, why was demand for labor so strong, given the colossal hit to the consumption base?
This was a colossal screwup. But: Anyone gloating over the news that the “noose” wasn’t a noose might want to think about why it was so easy to believe someone put a noose in the stall of a Black driver.
Painting the border wall black reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. What a colossal waste of money ($500 million) at a time of desperate need.
Scientists have captured a view of a colossal black hole violently ripping apart a doomed star, illustrating an extraordinary and chaotic cosmic event from beginning to end for the first time using NASA's planet-hunting telescope. More here:
Scientists have captured a view of a colossal black hole violently ripping apart a doomed star from beginning to end. More here:
W.E.B. Du Bois died on this day in 1963 and left us, besides his colossal well-known cultural contribution, these little-known, arresting modernist data visualizations of black life, a century before the golden age of infographics:
“To call Singleton a pioneer of black cinema—and of film more broadly—feels like a colossal understatement. The director expanded the realm of possibility for black storytelling with a rare force and vigor. He SAW black people.” pays tribute.