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

Mother, Advocates to Birmingham, Ala., Police: Stop Using Pepper Spray on Our Children | Southern Poverty Law Center | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
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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Netroots Nation Summary - Political Candidates better get CRYSTAL CLEAR on RACIAL JUSTICE

Netroots Nation Summary - Political Candidates better get CRYSTAL CLEAR on RACIAL JUSTICE | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Martin O'Malley apologized after being criticized for saying "all lives matter" in the context of a discussion about black Americans killed by police.
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Candidates better have SOLUTIONS to propose to racial injustice.


Candidates better ACKNOWLEDGE our pain and grief.


Candidates better say the words #BlackLivesMatter and all #BlackLivesMatter all day every day.


Silence is violence, and tone deafness will get them ZERO votes from social justice activists.

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Homecoming: Obama Brings $1 Billion in Investments To Kenya, Reunites With Half-Sister Auma Obama

Homecoming: Obama Brings $1 Billion in Investments To Kenya, Reunites With Half-Sister Auma Obama | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

In his first visit to his father’s country since he became president, Barack Obama made his rounds with extended family, addressed economic development and announced more than $1 billion in investments to promote entrepreneurship at Nairobi’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit.


He kicked off the two-day visit with the latter, making a point to announce that half of the $1 billion from government and private companies would benefit both young children and women entrepreneurs.


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ICE Releases Woefully Inadequate Transgender Guidance

ICE Releases Woefully Inadequate Transgender Guidance | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Responding to grassroots pressure from advocates, and mounting criticismfrom congressional leaders such as Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unveiled an 18-page memorandum for the care of transgender immigrants in detention this week.


While these guidelines are a step in the right direction and long overdue, it’s still not enough and here’s why:


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Huey P. Newton Prelude to Revolution -#BlackAugust Film Discussion

Huey P. Newton Prelude to Revolution -#BlackAugust Film Discussion | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Huey P. Newton Prelude to Revolution
Tues Aug 18, 7pm
Washington DC -#BlackAugust Film Discussion

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How One Law Banning Ethnic Studies Led to Its Rise

How One Law Banning Ethnic Studies Led to Its Rise | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
To fight an Arizona law censoring culturally relevant classes, educators have started a nationwide movement.


"Mexican American studies has spread to high schools at a rate no one could have imagined before Arizona banned the class in 2010."


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Dallas immigrant advocate to take post at U.S. enforcement agency

Dallas immigrant advocate to take post at U.S. enforcement agency | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A Dallas immigration lawyer known for vigorous defense of immigrants will become a senior advisor to the nation’s top cop on immigration enforcement.

Mary Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira, 44, will join the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which is headed by former U.S. Attorney in Dallas Sarah Saldaña.

Cedillo-Pereira, a Dallas native, is well-known in the immigration bar for championing initiatives aimed at young immigrants who call themselves “dreamers” and educating families about the 2012 program that now defers certain deportations for those brought here as children.

The state of Texas leads litigation suing the federal government over 2014 expansion of the program–yet-another example of the conflictive view many in the U.S. take toward illegal immigration.

Cedillo-Pereira is a 1999 graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law. Saldaña also graduated from SMU law school, in 1984 and served as U.S. attorney for the northern district of Texas based in Dallas. Both are daughters of construction workers.
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$20 million settlement in labor trafficking cases of exploited Indian guest workers

For their work securing a landmark $14 million verdict for five immigrant workers, in one of the largest labor trafficking cases ever brought in the United States, the team behind David v. Signal International have been named the 2015 Public Justice Trial Lawyers of the Year.

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California cheerleaders win right to be paid and treated like regular employees

California cheerleaders win right to be paid and treated like regular employees | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A new law just signed by Gov. Jerry Brown gives employee rights to professional cheerleaders, including the right to receive at least minimum wage and to be paid for all practices and appearances.
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This took way to long. Shameful history. 
Requiring cheerleaders to work without pay? Seriously!? With all the money that sports brings in!? Female indentured servants.#WomensRights

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cultural appropriation

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Cultural appropriation is when you take something from another culture over the objections of that culture. It is cultural theft. It is especially common when racists borrow “cool stuff” from cultures whose people they look down on.


It is that thing where if Black people do something
, like twerking or wearing cornrows, it is looked down on as “ghetto” or “hood” or “unprofessional”, but when White people do the very same thing, it is suddenly admired as “cool” or “edgy” or “epic”.


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Thank you Abagond! You have given me the vocabulary I have been looking for! Many people don't understand the difference between appropriating in a mocking way vs. partaking and assimilating in a respectful way.

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Muslim Groups Have Raised Over $52,000 to Repair Burned Black Churches

Muslim Groups Have Raised Over $52,000 to Repair Burned Black Churches | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

In a strong showing of cross-faith solidarity, a group of Muslim organizations joined to raise funds supporting the rebuilding of predominantly black churches in the South that were hit by devastating fire damage after the Charleston massacre. Only a week old, the campaign has surpassed its initial fundraising goal of $50,000 and been profiled in publications ranging from Mashable and Buzzfeed to RT and Al Jazeera America. 


The campaign, started during Ramadan, was founded by a network of organizations and activists that include Ummah Wide, Muslim ARC and the Arab American Association of New York. The campaign, according to its fundraising page, was launched out of an obligation to both help communities of faith rebuild and to uplift racial and religious justice.


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White People | Official Trailer | MTV

What does it mean to be white? Don’t miss ‘White People’ on Wednesday, July 22nd at 8/7c on MTV. For more on 'White People,’ head to http://www.lookdifferent...
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Migrant Mass Graves in South Texas May Violate Law

Migrant Mass Graves in South Texas May Violate Law | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

by John Carlos Frey


In the summer of 2013, a team of forensic anthropologists from Baylor University and the University of Indianapolis descended upon Sacred Heart Cemetery, a small, county-run graveyard in rural Brooks County. Small metal markers with the words “Unknown” or “Skeletal Remains” were scattered through the dusty grass and along the cemetery access roads. More than 300 migrants had died in the county during the past five years, and unidentified human remains ended up here. For Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic anthropologist at Baylor University, identifying migrant remains and returning them to grieving families had become a mission. “Nobody cares about dead immigrants,” she said recently. “They’re invisible when they’re alive, and they’re even more invisible when they’re dead.” For years, she and her students had been conducting exhumations and gathering DNA samples across the border regions of South Texas.


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Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert

Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” says Daniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

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Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.


Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” saysDaniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

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A Short History of Black Lives Matter

A Short History of Black Lives Matter | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors discusses the history of BLM, its politics, goals and future.
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Black Lives Matter all day every day, all Black Lives

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Will Smith and Jay Z To Produce HBO Mini-Series About Emmett Till

Will Smith and Jay Z To Produce HBO Mini-Series About Emmett Till | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Entertainment Weekly reports the two, along with Jay BrownJames Lassiter, and Aaron Kaplan are executive producing the untitled mini series. Till was a 14 year-old from Chicago sent to spend the summer in Mississippi. One evening, Till was kidnapped from his bedroom and savagely beaten by white men because he whistled at a white woman. At Till’s funeral, his mother Mamie had an open casket to showcase the brutality of her son’s death.


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From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices?

From Upspeak To Vocal Fry: Are We 'Policing' Young Women's Voices? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Journalist Jessica Grose, linguistics professor Penny Eckert and speech pathologist Susan Sankin discuss upspeak, vocal fry and why women's voices are changing — and whether or not that's a problem.
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This show reminded me to examine my bias, question it and push back against it.

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#SandraBland #SayHerName Tweets

#SandraBland #SayHerName Tweets | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
@drgoddess Apparently smoking a cigarette (& asking questions) in your own car is an arrestable offense in TX.#SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter — Sassy Frass (@Frass2u) July 22, 2015


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Critical Children's Lit: Challenging Racism with Graphic Novels

Critical Children's Lit: Challenging Racism with Graphic Novels | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

This book traces the history and diversity of Latin@ people in the US and shows readers the roots of racism and how it continues today.  Like Still I Rise, Latino USA presents multiple perspectives within and among Latin@ communities about historical and contemporary issues, demonstrating how Latin@s aren't a homogeneous group and encouraging critical thinking.


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SPORTS: Ethiopian Runner Genzebe Dibaba Breaks 1,500-Meter World Record (VIDEO)

SPORTS: Ethiopian Runner Genzebe Dibaba Breaks 1,500-Meter World Record (VIDEO) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

SPORTS: Ethiopian Runner Genzebe Dibaba Breaks 1,500-Meter World Record (VIDEO)

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#MassIncarceration #POTUS Tweets

#MassIncarceration #POTUS Tweets | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

We could eliminate tuition at every public college and university in America with the $80 billion we spend each year on incarcerations. — President Obama (@POTUS) July 14, 2015 


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Obama: Inmates made 'mistakes' like I did - CNN Video

Obama: Inmates made 'mistakes' like I did - CNN Video | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
President Obama became the first sitting U.S. President to visit a federal prison and told reporters some of the inmates he met made "mistakes" like he did.
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Support Haile Gerima's Yetut Lij Film

Support Haile Gerima's Yetut Lij Film | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Join the award-winning filmmaker behind TEZA, SANKOFA & BUSH MAMA on a new journey. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Baroness Valerie Amos Becomes 1st Black Woman to Lead a University in the United Kingdom

Baroness Valerie Amos Becomes 1st Black Woman to Lead a University in the United Kingdom | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Baroness Valerie Amos has been named director of SOAS at the University of London. SOAS was founded in 1916 as the School of Oriental Studies and has since expanded its mission to also focus on Africa and the Middle East.


When she takes office in September, Baroness Amos will be the first Black woman to ever lead a university in the United Kingdom. Since 2010, Amos has served as undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator at the United Nations. Earlier in her career, Baroness Amos was the first black woman to sit in the British cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development. She became Leader of the House of Lords and served as the United Kingdom’s High Commissioner to Australia.


Born in Guyana, Amos earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Warwick and a master’s degree in cultural studies from the University of Birmingham. She was given the title of Baroness Amos of Brondesbury in 1997.


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Meet the Fastest Girl in the History of the World

Meet the Fastest Girl in the History of the World | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Candace Hill—who’s just 16—may be on her way to the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. 
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What Does it Mean to Come to Terms With the History of Slavery?

What Does it Mean to Come to Terms With the History of Slavery? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Nick asks:


But what are the future implications for society’s coming to terms with slavery?

Does it matter whether or not we acknowledge the past so that we can ensure a more just future?

Does coming to terms with slavery mean historians should be advocating for policy reforms and other collective actions like peaceful protests?


What can I say and not say as a professional historian in uniform speaking on behalf of the federal government to the public?


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The U.S. still enslaves people through the prison industrial complex.


What are we gonna do about that?


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