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"Black America and A New Freedom Budget" | Truthout News | 09/12/13

"Black America and A New Freedom Budget" | Truthout News | 09/12/13 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

The authors of a new book demonstrate how we need immediate, radical change as the lives of the majority of Americans become more insecure and less hopeful every day.

 

The following essay is adapted from our book, A Freedom Budget for All Americans: Recapturing the Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in the Struggle for Economic Justice Today (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2013).



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This is a 12 Point Program that America needs to adopt yesterday!

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"Do voter purges discriminate against the poor and minorities?" | NBC News - U. S. News | 08/24/16

"Do voter purges discriminate against the poor and minorities?" | NBC News - U. S. News | 08/24/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Edith Ingram, 74, is just called "The Judge" by many people in Sparta, Georgia, after being elected in 1968 as the first black probate judge in the United States. On her first day of work, white men stood at the base of the courthouse and threatened to shoot her in the back if she walked up the steps. She did anyway, and remained in office for over three decades. Roman Knertser / News21

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.....This report is part of the project titled "Voting Wars - Rights | Power | Privilege," produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative, a national investigative reporting project by top college journalism students across the country and headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

Sean Holstege, News21
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School of Design » Stephens College

School of Design » Stephens College | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Students make, donate heart-shaped pillows to breast cancer survivors
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....our daughter is beginning her freshman year in Fashion Design at Stephens College School of Design. #stephenscollege!!

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"Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Kamokuna Lava Flow Ocean Entry" | LavaPix.com | 07/26/16

Video of the newest lava flow ocean entry at Kilauea volcano Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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"Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Kamokuna Lava Flow Ocean Entry" | LavaPix.com | 07/26/16

......Video of the newest lava flow ocean entry at Kilauea volcano Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The Kamokuna ocean entry.

I arrived at the new ocean entry about 15 minutes after it started.
You can see how the new delta/bench (new land) grows as the video progresses.

Lava was flowing over a 20 sea cliff.

As its been throughout this new flow, it was quite windy.

Video of this event is from my Nikon D800.

The tour boat seen is Lava Ocean Tours. Capt Shane and crew. Great tour to go on.

I sped up a few clips to show how the steam plume swirls as it rises.

Once I've edited my still photos I'll post a link to them.

Thanks for subscribing and watching. Many more videos to come.
Be patient. What I do isn't always easy.

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"Democratic GAIN / HFA Hiring Webinar" | Maestro Conference Registration | 05/19/16

"Democratic GAIN / HFA Hiring Webinar" | Maestro Conference Registration | 05/19/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Who: Democratic GAIN and Hillary for America Team Members:

 Marlon Marshall, Director of States and Political Engagement

Nathaniel Koloc, Director of Talent Acquisition

 Michelle Kleppe, National Organizing Director

 When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:30 PM ET

Where: Sign Up for The Call and Webinar Today here!

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Democratic GAIN: "Last week we hosted a successful Career Fair here in Washington, D.C. and connected many of our members to organizations that are hiring. As a follow up to that, we wanted to provide an opportunity for our members across the country - that have expressed interest - to connect with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

We're hosting an exclusive conversation with key Hillary for America staffers on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6:30pm and you should join us -- don't miss this chance to hear from folks at the center of the campaign about what's at stake and how you can help.

Looking forward to a great conversation!"

Kouri Marshall

Executive Director - Democratic GAIN

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Weekly Address: Happy Mother’s Day From President Obama | The White House | 05/07/16

Weekly Address: Happy Mother’s Day From President Obama | The White House | 05/07/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The President recognizes all of our nation's mothers in celebration of Mother's Day, and that we should give parents the support they need.
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Weekly Address: Happy Mother’s Day From President Obama | The White House | 05/07/16

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"Happy Mother's Day, Michelle Obama" | Democratic National Committee | 05/06/16

"Happy Mother's Day, Michelle Obama" | Democratic National Committee | 05/06/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Add your name to our card for the First Lady!
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....Join Me in Wishing Michelle Obama a Happy Mother's Day!

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People on the Land: Candidates Need to Step up on ‘Greening’ Infrastructure | Daily Yonder | 01/13/16

People on the Land: Candidates Need to Step up on ‘Greening’ Infrastructure | Daily Yonder | 01/13/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

The U.S. needs to spend $3.6 trillion dollars by 2020 to repair the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Vital public works projects could create a greener, more sustainable future for all of us. When are the presidential candidates going to start talking about it?

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....Greening America's Infrastructure would also "Green Working Americans Pocketbooks"!!

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"Judge nullifies newly-elected Sparta mayor's victory" | TV 13 Macon | 12/11/15

"Judge nullifies newly-elected Sparta mayor's victory" | TV 13 Macon | 12/11/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

"A judge ruled Thursday the newly-elected mayor of Sparta was not qualified to run.


R. Allen Haywood told WMAZ's Portia Lake the challenge was upheld by Judge Joe Helton, of Dublin, in a court hearing. He said the decision was based on an incident in his 20s in Alabama.


He would not comment on the specific charges.

He said he had his rights restored, but he did not have the pardon from the state, which disqualified him from the election. Haywood said though he is disappointed, he will continue to remain active in the community.

A new election date has not been set."

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......One court case settled.  Another on Friday, December 18th.  Others are still be in the works and may happen.  The People of Sparta GA may not final 2015 Election Results until the middle of 2016.

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"You Are More Than 7 Times As Likely To Be Killed By A Right-Wing Terrorist Than By ISIS" | U.S. Uncut | 11/30/15

"You Are More Than 7 Times As Likely To Be Killed By A Right-Wing Terrorist Than By ISIS" | U.S. Uncut | 11/30/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

A new study by UNC and Duke University reveals the real terror threat.  US citizens are far more likely to die from the actions of a right-wing terrorist on U.S. soil than virtually any other group, even the highly hyped and dreaded international boogeyman known as the Islamic State.


UNC Professor Charles Kurzman and David Schanzer of Duke University stated in the New York Times last June that terror attacks by Islamic groups only “accounted for 50 fatalities over the past 13 and a half years,” as compared to American right-wing extremists who have “averaged 337 attacks per year in the decade after 9/11, causing a total of 254 fatalities.”

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.....WAKE UP AMERICA!!  Immigrants are not our "terrorist problem". We need to deal with "homegrown American Right-Wing Terrorist!!

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"Forget Syria. The Most Dangerous Migrants Are From North Carolina." | Slate | 11/30/15

"Forget Syria. The Most Dangerous Migrants Are From North Carolina." | Slate | 11/30/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Another terrorist attack. Another grim tally of the dead and wounded. Another killer full of hate, from a land that breeds such men. Like millions of migrants before him, the perpetrator crossed the border unchallenged. And like others, he struck our country without warning.
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QUOTE FROM ARTICLE: "Our politicians say they’ll stop these killers. They talk about building walls and vetting refugees. If we were serious, we would do it. We would seal our borders against North Carolina.


North Carolina? It sounds absurd. When we think about immigration and terrorism, we think of Syria. But that’s not where our casualties are coming from. On Friday, a gunman killed three people and wounded nine more at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. The suspect is white American Robert Lewis Dear. When police apprehended Dear, he uttered one telltale phrase: “no more baby parts.” People who have known or met Dear say he wasn’t a regular churchgoer. But they also report that he believed devoutly in the Bible and that he claimed to have read it “cover to cover.” In an online forum, Dear apparently spoke of Jesus and the “end times.” He painted or posted crosses on at least three of his homes."

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Why Some Native Americans Recognize A 'National Day Of Mourning' On Thanksgiving | HuffPost Politics | 11/23/15

Why Some Native Americans Recognize A 'National Day Of Mourning' On Thanksgiving | HuffPost Politics | 11/23/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
“Some would say, ‘Why be so dark about it?’ Well, it's real, it's truthful, it was a holocaust,” says the head of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal council.
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QUOTE FROM ARTICLE: For Cromwell, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to give thanks, but also to highlight the way that his people suffered at the hands of the settlers.


"We are Americans as well, and so even today, I sit down at Thanksgiving with family," he said. "I do have that Thanksgiving meal on that day with family but it gives me an opportunity to speak to the kids and the family about the truth of the day, and why that day is important to give thanks."

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"Click here to support Kathy Moore Fire Assistance" | GoFundMe | 11/25/15

"Click here to support Kathy Moore Fire Assistance" | GoFundMe | 11/25/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
On Friday, Nov. 20th 2015, my mother, Kathy Moore lost her home due to fire. She and my younger brother Matthew lost everything they owned, we lost our pets and the home that has been in our family for over 40yrs. We are asking, first and foremost, for your prayers during this overwhelming time. Second, if you find it in your heart, we are asking you to help us reach our financial goal. Thank you in advance.....
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.....My Goddaughter, Manika Heilig, family lost everything in a recent fire.  I'm asking my social media friends to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  Thank You!!

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Incredible Video Shows The Earth "Breathing" | IFL Science | 11/23/15

Incredible Video Shows The Earth "Breathing" | IFL Science | 11/23/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

"The people at NASA don’t always have their heads above the clouds, looking outwards. They just as often use their incredible technology and expertise to get a bit introspective and gaze down onto Earth.

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"Using data received from numerous satellites, this incredible animation shows the 12-month cycle of Earth’s seasons. As well as showing the vegetative plant life on land, it also shows the chlorophyll concentration from microscopic organisms called phytoplankton in the ocean. The parts where the land looks brown and barren are regions of Earth experiencing their winter months, whereas during summer you'll see a lush green.
Enjoy."

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"Personalized Bumper Sticker" |  Support Hillary for America | 08/22/16

"Personalized Bumper Sticker" |  Support Hillary for America | 08/22/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Chip in today and get a free personalized sticker Donate to Hillary for America | Donate | Hi

 

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.....Have you chipped in for your Personalized Bumper Sticker yet?

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"The significance of Simone Manuel’s swim is clear if you know Jim Crow" | The Washington Post | 08/14/16

"The significance of Simone Manuel’s swim is clear if you know Jim Crow" | The Washington Post | 08/14/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
COLUMN | Few African Americans have excelled at Olympic swimming, which makes Manuel’s gold medal in Rio de Janeiro that much more powerful.
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MY INSIGHT:  As a young person back in the 1960's, I remember small towns and country clubs filling that pools with dirt or concrete at the prospects of having to allow Black kids to swim in them.  Simone's generation is just the second one in the South that had full access to swimming from birth.

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"Why The Big Island of Hawai'i is The Adventure Capital of the World" | Big Island Flow | 08/11/16

"Why The Big Island of Hawai'i is The Adventure Capital of the World" | Big Island Flow | 08/11/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Yes, you read that title correctly. The adventure capital of the world is located in the United States, in the state of Hawai’i and it has gone under the radar for many years. Get ready and I will state my case as to why the island of Hawai’i is the greatest place on earth for …
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.....Yes, I agree %200.  The Big Island has everything from lava flows to rain forest to iconic beaches to mountain snow skiing to the only place on Earth with 11 of the world's 13 climate zones.  GO VISIT TODAY!!

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"Hancock County Courthouse Rises From The Ashes" | WJBF News Channel 6 | 05/11/2016

"Hancock County Courthouse Rises From The Ashes" | WJBF News Channel 6 | 05/11/2016 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
It was in August 2014 that the Hancock County Courthouse burned to the ground. Over the past 2 years, the community has been working to restore this historic building and Sparta residents caught a glimpse at what the finished product will look like Wednesday. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret Ann Carter reports from Sparta on the community's reaction.
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"Wish Hillary a Happy Mother's Day!" | Hillary For America | 05/07/16

"Wish Hillary a Happy Mother's Day!" | Hillary For America | 05/07/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Sign the Mother's Day Card Now!

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...Last Day To Sign The Card!!

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"Rev. Dr. William Barber keynotes Dr. Martin Luther King's 87th birthday" | ADW | 01/14/16

"Rev. Dr. William Barber keynotes Dr. Martin Luther King's 87th birthday" | ADW | 01/14/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Rev. Dr. William Barber keynotes Dr. Martin Luther King's 87th birthday
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QUOTE: “My father said everybody can be great because anybody can serve,” said Dr. Bernice A. King. “Dr. Barber has a proven record of service that exemplifies the true meaning of greatness.”

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"The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America" | Washington Post | 01/08/16

"The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America" | Washington Post | 01/08/16 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
When racist towns used to lynch people, these guides helped keep black travelers safe
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QUOTE: "Though the Green Book was a life-saving tool at the time, it's also a vivid reminder of just how discrimination and prejudice made -- and still make -- the world much smaller and less free."

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“The Worst Case of Voter Suppression That I Have Ever Seen.” | THOSE PEOPLE | 12/02/15

“The Worst Case of Voter Suppression That I Have Ever Seen.” | THOSE PEOPLE | 12/02/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

What is Happening in Hancock County, Sparta, Georgia? by John Lee Fisher --- Angela Tucker hearing her name being called at the council meeting had surprised her more than anyone.  She had come to be a spectator, not a participant, and had listened impatiently as dozens of names had been called before her.

The meeting had been called to determine the voter eligibility of residents in Hancock County, Sparta, Georgia, a small town ninety miles southeast of Atlanta, with a population of a little under one thousand people. 821 Black. 96 Whites.

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......#VotingRightsUnderAttack in Hancock County, Sparta, Georgia!!

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 3, 2015 1:54 AM

Why is some treated.  So,So,So BAD by the GOVERNMENT!  Rights are  given and taken or made to be not valid at ALL any more government style!

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"Bernie Sanders Is Almost Totally A Creation Of The Wealth He Disdains" | Forbes Opinion | 11/29/15

"Bernie Sanders Is Almost Totally A Creation Of The Wealth He Disdains" | Forbes Opinion | 11/29/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

"Gandhi’s somewhat faux poverty came to mind amid a recent campaign stop for Bernie Sanders at Georgetown University.  Full of the well-to-do and well educated, it’s no surprise that the Democratic presidential hopeful would find willing listeners at a school largely defined by a lack of want within its student body.


More broadly, it would be interesting to learn the educational attainments and income of the average Sanders partisan, or better yet, average Sanders donor.  Odds are they don’t hail from the “working families” or “sick and poor” classes that Sanders claims to represent.


Instead, Sanders embodies the hopes and dreams of people like Livia Matteucci, a Georgetown student who is majoring in psychology.  As USA Today reported about Matteucci, “she and other Georgetown students support ideas such as paid family leave and a higher minimum wage” energetically promoted by Sanders. How very fitting...."

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......Being the son of North Carolina Sharecroppers, I know "Political Left-Wing Rhetoric"  when I hear it.  This article clearly lays out why me and others from "working families" or the "sick  and poor" don't feel the Bern and are not drinking his cool-aid!! 

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A Holiday Reminder: Give Thanks for the Groups Who Resettle Refugees, and Live Up to American Ideals | Common Dreams | 11/25/15

A Holiday Reminder: Give Thanks for the Groups Who Resettle Refugees, and Live Up to American Ideals | Common Dreams | 11/25/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
In the shadow of terror attacks in Paris and Bamako, Mali, with the world closer to a widening war thanks to Turkey’s shooting down a Russian warplane, it’s hard to approach a holiday like Thanksgiving. It’s always a little tough: each year we celebrate a saccharine myth about the peaceful coming together of two peoples, those who lived on this continent to begin with, and those who came here, some of them refugees from religious persecution.
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QUOTE: "On this holiday that celebrates gratitude, be thankful that religious and non-profit refugee aid workers are also fighting Islamophobia." by Joan Walsh

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"Hundreds of American Indians to Gather on Alcatraz Island Thursday" | Native News Online | 11/23/15

"Hundreds of American Indians to Gather on Alcatraz Island Thursday" | Native News Online | 11/23/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Published November 23, 2015 ALCATRAZ ISLAND – On Thursday morning, before sunrise, hundreds of American Indians – and non-Native allies – will gather on Alcatraz Island for “The Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony.” …

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.....On Thursday, remember that all except the Native Nations are either immigrants to this land or were brought here as slaves or indentured servants!

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"10 Online Sources for the Best Black Friday Deals" | MSN Lifestyle | 11/25/15

"10 Online Sources for the Best Black Friday Deals" | MSN Lifestyle | 11/25/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Get the skinny on Black Friday discounts at these websites.
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QUOTE FROM POST: "Numerous websites promise to find the absolute best Black Friday deals this holiday season. But who has time to check them all? At Cheapism.com, finding those special bargains is a top priority, and we've come to rely on some tried-and-true sources. Here are 10 of the most reliable."

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