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Mother, Advocates to Birmingham, Ala., Police: Stop Using Pepper Spray on Our Children | Southern Poverty Law Center

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A mother whose daughters were hit with pepper spray by a police officer at their school in Birmingham, Ala., joined the SPLC and a coalition of advocacy groups today to present the city council and Mayor William Bell with a petition signed by more...
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Migration is Beautiful

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"Artist and co-founder of CultureStrike, Favianna Rodriguez, created the “Migration is Beautiful” butterfly image. “The butterfly symbol was not my idea. Immigrant rights activists have seen the butterfly as a symbol of fluid and peaceful migration for generations. To me, the monarch butterfly represents the dignity and resilience of migrants, and the right that all living beings have to move freely. I believe that we shouldn’t allow our identity to be defined only by our suffering, nor by the actions that others have taken to devalue our families and our labor — rather, let us celebrate our beauty, pride, and resilience in the face of inequality and injustice.”


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Gov. Brown signs immigration reform bills into law

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"Immigration rights activists are applauding Gov. Jerry Brown for signing three immigration reform bills.


The bills include legislation creating the State Dream Loan Program, which will provide $9.2 million for state public universities to administer loans to undocumented students."


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Gun instructor's kids offer forgiveness - CNN Video

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on a letter written by the kids of a slain gun instructor addressed to the girl who shot him.
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Curious Manatee Kept An Eye On Stranded Dog Until Help Arrived

Curious Manatee Kept An Eye On Stranded Dog Until Help Arrived | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Even animals need guardian angels.
 

And lucky for White Boy, a dog who was stranded in the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida, a manatee was standing by, keeping the pup company until a local police officer could help rescue him from the water. While neighbors in Seminole Heights heard the dog struggling Friday evening, they did not realize what had happened until they saw him in the water the following morning, according to Good Morning America, and called the Tampa Police Department.


His pleas for help, however, attracted the attention of a large manatee -- a species that is naturally curious -- and likely swam over to investigate, rescuing officer Randy Lopez told ABC News. White Boy couldn't make it over the cement sea wall on his own, so the manatee watched over him until Lopez was able to set up an extension ladder and bring him back to dry land.


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The dog suffered bug bites and had bloody paws but was otherwise not injured.


It is not known how long the dog was in the river, or how long the manatee was there beside him before help arrived.

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R.I.P. Author and Los Angeles Black Panther Leader Wayne Pharr

R.I.P. Author and Los Angeles Black Panther Leader Wayne Pharr | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Wayne Pharr, former Black Panther who fought the Los Angeles Police in a historic gun battle in 1969, passed away on September 6, 2014 at age 64.  After Pharr and his fellow Panthers defended themselves from the long violent attack by the newly formed LAPD SWAT unit, he became a political prisoner who was exonerated of attempted murder and all other serious offenses.  Pharr eventually became a successful realtor in Southern California, a subject of the documentary, “41st and Central”, and most recently authored the well received autobiography, Nine Lives of A Black Panther: A Story of Survival.


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Notes towards a Chicano history of the US

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Schools in the US teach a White or Anglo American history of the country. Because of White guilt it is full of lies, half-truths and stuff left out. There is much to learn and unlearn:


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Washington University Libraries Builds Ferguson Digital Archives

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HT Steven Riley @mixed_race


"The library at Washington University in St. Louis is building a digital repository called “Documenting Ferguson.” The collection will provide the community with a space to save the media they’ve captured since the death of Michael Brown.


The online collection is open for anyone to contribute material.The archive will accept photos, audio, video, and written stories."


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Clair Huxtable, TV's Great Angry Black Woman | Janet Mock

Clair Huxtable, TV's Great Angry Black Woman | Janet Mock | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In response to Alessandra Stanley's New York Times article, Janet Mock defends Clair Huxtable, Shonda Rhimes and breaks down the angry black woman stereotype.
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No One Should Be Afraid to Say Where They Are From

No One Should Be Afraid to Say Where They Are From | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


At the beginning of April, a young woman came to my door collecting for Battersea Cats and Dogs Home. We have one dog and two cats in our house so we struck up a good conversation.

It turned out that the young woman was a trained lawyer, about to start a Masters course at UCL. “That’s wonderful” I said,  “I noticed a slight accent in your voice, do you mind if I ask where you were born?”

“I’m afraid I can’t tell you that” the young woman replied” in Britain it is considered a weakness if you come from my country.”

It may me feel very uncomfortable to think that things had got to this point in Britain.

This young woman, with so much to offer this country, felt that the climate of opinion was so negative in Britain – and this in London – that she was unable to acknowledge where she came from.

“Well you’ve knocked on the right door,” I replied, “because I am part of an organisation called New Europeans, which is working with other groups to change the narrative on migration.”

The young woman’s name is Mihaela. I gave her the contact details for New Europeans and she then told me she is from Romania and offered to help with our campaigns. “Thank you, I said, we need you, but don’t get distracted from your studies! The UK also needs your contribution and I wish you every success!”


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Evangelicals push from the right for immigration reform with 'The Stranger' documentary

Evangelicals push from the right for immigration reform with 'The Stranger' documentary | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Generally conservative Catholic and Evangelical groups may have more success persuading Republican voters and politicians to take another look at immigration reform.


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Malcolm X's Daughter Exposes Farrakhan (The Extended Clip)


Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan admits in a 60 Minutes interview and reported on CBS Evening News that his incendiary rhetoric played a role in the 1965 assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.


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29 Celebs Got "Cholafied" And It Is Totally Hilarious. Drake Had Me In Tears

29 Celebs Got "Cholafied" And It Is Totally Hilarious. Drake Had Me In Tears | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Michael Jason Enriquez, an LA native and child of the 90's, wanted to pay tribute to his childhood memories by taking well-known celebrities and giving them some Chola gangster style, which focuses a lot on "sharpied" eyebrows, thick, dark lipliner, and neck/face tattoos.

He calls it "a product of LA where subcultures, celebrity obsession, street art, and stupidity are rolled up together like one of those bacon wrapped hot dogs sold on Hollywood Blvd." 


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Colonialism Never Ended [VIDEO]

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Awqa Colque speaking about the ongoing colonialism on Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) land at Birmingham University at the event "Far From Post-Colonial: The continued struggles of indigenous peoples".


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Attorney General Eric Holder Announces $124 Million Community Police Hiring Grant

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Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced on Monday a $124 million hiring grant in the latest of the Justice Department’s goal to improve the quality of police forces nationwide. Alongside Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Director Ron Davis, the pair enacted the grant in support of strengthening community policing.The grant will fund around 950 officers at 215 law enforcement agencies across the nation. The grant money is especially focused on three key areas: increasing community policing; bolstering crime reduction; and increasing public safety.


Both Holder and Davis issued statements regarding the grant, detailing the finer points and emphasizing its grand goal of supporting officers already in place in these communities as well as new hires by way of securing salary and crime reduction efforts.


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9 myths about Hinduism — debunked

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By Moni Basu, CNN

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Hinduism is the world’s oldest living religion and the third largest – behind Christianity and Islam – with more than 1 billion followers. Some argue that Hinduism is more a way of life than religion. It has no common creed or church. Nor is it based on the teachings of a founder or holy book.

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Restaurant encourages bad Yelp reviews

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Richmond restaurant encourages bad Yelp reviews
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Funny back and forth between the two companies. 


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Model Minority + Bootstrap Myth = ?

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If, like many racists, you assume that the Model Minority stereotype and the Bootstrap Myth are true, and add in demographic projections, then within a hundred years Asian Americans will become the professional, managerial and ruling class of the US. They will be about 14% of the country by then. That is more than enough: South African Whites did it on 9%.


By 2114,
 Asian Americans will have taken over Hollywood, science, technology, fashion and maybe like 90% of banks, businesses, news outlets, think tanks and universities.

Meanwhile, Whites will be a minority with a lock on nothing.


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Migrant Child Labor in the United States [VIDEO]

Migrant Child Labor in the United States [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Posted on July 21, 2010 by WITNESS


This post was written by Chanchala Gunewardena
, (Clark University 2011), Summer 2010 intern in WITNESS’ Communications department.


Last Thursday, WITNESS was invited to The Paley Center for Media for a screening of a special segment of NBC’s Dateline, titled America Now: Children of the Harvest. This piece, a follow up to a 1998 Emmy Award winning report on migrant farm workers and their families, attempts to see, what has developed and changed in the lives of a particular group of people twelve years on. More specifically however, it is focused on the issue of child labor, as migrant families who work in the agricultural sector tend to be assisted in their work by their whole family, including children under the legal working age (for this specific sector) of twelve.


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Michael Brown’s Parents in Atlanta To Push For Police Body Cameras

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The family of slain teen Michael Brown, who senselessly died early last month at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, are now in Atlanta to kick off a nationwide effort to arm police with body cameras, according to WSB-TV.


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White tears and aggressive Indians: Native activists on the Daily Show

White tears and aggressive Indians: Native activists on the Daily Show | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


A couple weeks ago, a stellar, amazing group of my Native activist friends, colleagues, internet-friends, and people-I-wish-were-my-friends gathered in DC for a taping of the Daily Show (see photo above, via Gregg Deal). The episode hasn’t aired yet (I hear it might be tomorrow??), but already it’s causing a bit of a stir on the internets. The Washington Post published an article on Friday entitled, “The Daily Show springs tense showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans”. It has since been picked up by TimeGawkerYahoo SportsUproxx and many, many other sites, though all seem to be relying on the Washington Post quotations and reporting.


You guys, I have some problems with the reporting of this. Surprised? Of course not.


So here’s the quick version: The Daily Show recruited fans of the Washington Racial Slurs via twitter to participate in a panel about the name change. They chose four of them, who sat in a hotel conference room with Jason Jones of the Daily Show for awhile, as he asked them a bunch of questions–even pulling out a dictionary to read the definition of “that word” and the like. The show also had a panel of the Native activists, asking them questions about why the name is racist, offensive, and needs to be changed. Then, the show brought the two panels together, and things, apparently, got “heated.”


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The DOJ wants to fix local policing. Here are the three ways they're betting it's possible.

The DOJ wants to fix local policing. Here are the three ways they're betting it's possible. | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


1) Make residents feel they're being treated fairly2) Take a closer look at how bias influences cops' decisions3) Make sure police and community leaders are talking honestly


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Carl Dix & Cornel West call for Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration


Check StopMassIncarceration.net for updates. 


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Calle 13 - Latinoamérica


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"This won a Latin Grammy in 2011 for Song of the Year. Calle 13 is from Puerto Rico. They have appeared in this space before with “Atrevete te te” (2006). The female singer with the long black hair is Totó la Momposina (Afro-Colombian), the one with short hair is Susana Baca (Afro-Peruvian). You can also hear Maria Rita of Brazil. The DJ at the beginning is speaking not Spanish but Quechua, the language of the Incas. Although mainly shot in Peru, it shows people and places from throughout Latin America.


The women in the chorus sing:

You can not buy the wind,
You can not buy the sun
You can not buy the rain,
You can not buy the heat
You can not buy the clouds,
You can not buy the colours
You can not buy my happiness ,
You can not buy my pain"


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White Supremacy Real Or Imagined

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I have asked myself this question since I lived through and felt the indignity of Jim Crow. How can the minority people of the world have so much control over every other culture on the planet? I had to explain to my grandson, when he asked me why black people are called “minority.” He went on to say, he did a Goggle Search and found that white people are, and he said, “in fact are the minority people of the world!” When I was twelve, I had no idea this was a fact nor ever thought about it. Nonetheless, I told him it was because of White Supremacy.


His next question was – what does that mean? 


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Dr. Martin Luther Kings called it the 'doctrine of white supremacy'.

When using the word phrase 'white supremacy', I add the word 'doctrine' to the front to be clear that it's a way of thinking.


I also like to remind people that Black people created White people, and Black people created all people. 


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The term "Hispanic"

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"Hispanic" (1580s) generally means someone or something from a Spanish-speaking country. 


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Abagond's article leaves out a couple important related facts.


1. Most Hispanic/Latinos have Amerindian heritage.
2. There are some who reject both the term Hispanic and Latino because both terms gloss over / ignore the fact that most Hispanic/Latinos have an indigenous link to the Americas.


This is important because sovereignty, freedom of movement, and (im)migrant rights.


One term used by those who reject both Hispanic and Latino is Nican Tlaca - which is the Nahuatl (Mexica) language way of saying "We the people here".


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‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

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QuestBridge has quietly become a force in college admissions. On some elite campuses, 1 in 10 students come from the program.
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