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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’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s

‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. – I am OTHER"


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Chevy Bolt EV electric range: can 238 miles stretch to 300 miles?

Chevy Bolt EV electric range: can 238 miles stretch to 300 miles? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an official EPA-rated range of 238 miles per charge on the combined test cycle. That gives it the longest range of any electric car currently on sale in the U.S. that isn't a Tesla, at a base price around half that of the least-expensive model from the Silico
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Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
While homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy. For the first time, the total installed capacity of wind energy in Europe now exceeds the total output of electric powerplants fuele
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Recommended U.S. immigration lawyers

Recommended U.S. immigration lawyers | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Before you drive straight into Canada or Mexico, consider checking your options with an immigration attorney. Here are a couple that I know and trust.

 

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus members were blocked from meeting with ICE—and they're furious

Congressional Hispanic Caucus members were blocked from meeting with ICE—and they're furious | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Congressional Hispanic Caucus members were blocked from meeting with ICE—and they're furious
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DEA Just Quietly Removed Document About Marijuana Health Risks From Website

DEA Just Quietly Removed Document About Marijuana Health Risks From Website | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The DEA quietly removed a document from its website which made many erroneous and asinine claims about the safety of marijuana use.
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Now that the government is collecting tax revenue from the sale of it. 

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deportation raid

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A deportation raid is where the government comes to your house or place of work to arrest you, jail you and possibly deport you, sending you out of the country. In the US they are carried out by agents of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), part of Homeland Security. In a typical raid, there is…
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THURSDAY THOUGHTS: IS SOLIDARITY TRUE HEALING?

THURSDAY THOUGHTS: IS SOLIDARITY TRUE HEALING? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Burlington WA--Worker and Immigrant Solidarity March, Feb 12 2017 / photo by Sharon H Chang by Sharon H Chang I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in a Worker and Immigrant Solidarity March this last Sunday in Burlington, Washington. It's the first rally/march I've been to out of Seattle in a while…
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Important post. Thank you Sharon H Chang! Please read the whole post and comment. #solidarity

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'I want to die,' 2-year-old refugee said during hours-long walk to Manitoba from U.S.

'I want to die,' 2-year-old refugee said during hours-long walk to Manitoba from U.S. | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A two-year-old member of a large group of refugees who walked into Manitoba from Minnesota on Saturday told his mother he wanted to die instead of finish the walk, a refugee from the group says.
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My god, those poor people! I hope they're receiving support and comfort,
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Somalis finding their place in Minnesota

Somalis finding their place in Minnesota | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A look at the day-to-day lives of people in Minnesota’s Somali community, the largest in the United States
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Study: The Social Psychology Behind White Biases Against Black Natural Hair | DiversityInc

Study: The Social Psychology Behind White Biases Against Black Natural Hair | DiversityInc | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
White women “had the strongest explicit attitudes that were negative. The significant bias is a challenge for Black women that has to be acknowledged," Alexis McGill Johnson told DiversityInc.
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U.S. household energy costs hit 50-year low

U.S. household energy costs hit 50-year low | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Substantial growth in U.S. renewable-energy capacity will undoubtedly have a positive environmental impact. But the reduction in carbon emissions renewable-energy advocates aim to achieve does not exclude potential benefits to consumers. Because as renewable-energy generating capacity ha
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GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
With the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers. Retail buyers have asked to what degree GM's plans to dedicate a number of the early Bolt EVs to its Maven car-sharin
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Escaping ISIS - while trying to beat Trump’s travel ban

As Donald Trump’s lawyers fight to reinstate his travel ban, many in those countries on the list are trying to get into the United States while they can
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The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
According to the New America Foundation, jihadists killed 94 people inside the United States between 2005 and 2015. During that same time period, 301,797 people in the US were shot dead, Politifact reports. At first blush, these numbers might seem to indicate that Donald Trump's temporary ban on immigrants from seven countries—a goal h
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Trump Asks African American Reporter To Set Up A Meeting For Him With 'The Black Caucus'

Trump Asks African American Reporter To Set Up A Meeting For Him With 'The Black Caucus' | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
"Are they friends of yours?"
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Trump Asks African American Reporter To Set Up A Meeting For Him With 'The Black Caucus'

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Flashblack: 20 Powerful Quotes From Frederick Douglass

Flashblack: 20 Powerful Quotes From Frederick Douglass | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

A powerful leader of the anti-slavery movement, Douglass worked as an advisor to Abraham Lincoln and became the 1st black citizen to hold a government position. He also was a dazzling orator, as these 20 quotes prove. 


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My fave: "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.” Amen.
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Worker Immigrant Solidarity March

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Photos by Sharon H Chang Back to --> Photography
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A bunch of excellent photos #NoBanNoWall #SOLIDARITY 

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Refugees Are Risking Their Lives By Walking Across the US Border to Canada | Broadly

Over sixty refugees have entered Canada by walking from North Dakota to a small town in the province of Manitoba in sub-zero temperatures since January alone.
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Ex-L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca must pay $100,000 in jail beating verdict or face debtors court action

Ex-L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca must pay $100,000 in jail beating verdict or face debtors court action | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Former Sheriff Lee Baca must decide within a week whether to pay $100,000 in damages stemming from a 2013 civil lawsuit involving an inmate abuse case or face liens on his assets.
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GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video

GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The Chevrolet Bolt EV may very well turn out to be a game-changing electric car in more ways than one. With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and a base price of $37,495, the Bolt EV has the potential to appeal to a much broader range of customers than previous electric cars. At the same time, it'
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