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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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Washington University Libraries Builds Ferguson Digital Archives

Washington University Libraries Builds Ferguson Digital Archives | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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]

Colonialism Never Ended [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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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Police name and hunt for suspect in Pennsylvania trooper shooting

Police name and hunt for suspect in Pennsylvania trooper shooting | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
An arrest warrant has been issued for a Pennsylvania man, Eric Matthew Frein, in the ambush of two state troopers, authorities said Tuesday.
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Voters support a path to legalization for immigrants

Voters support a path to legalization for immigrants | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Though deeply concerned about the effects of illegal immigration on California, state voters broadly support a path to legalization for the nation's 12 million unauthorized residents, according to a new poll.
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#NoHumanIsIllegal


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Immigrants can and have been successfully integrated into communities, and everyone benefits.

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Teen tackled, pinned by cops in school - CNN Video

A family says three police officers tackled and pinned a high school student to the floor for using her cell phone.
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What do you think? Should students be allowed to have smart phones in school? How about tablets? 

Would she have been tackled if she was White?

 

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These women are the NRA's worst nightmare

These women are the NRA's worst nightmare | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Can Moms Demand Action do to gun extremists what MADD did to drunk drivers?
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Women fixin' to get some sh*t done. 


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Artel J. Great, 1st Black Valedictorian of UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television Wins Cinema Research Institute Fellowship

Artel J. Great, 1st Black Valedictorian of UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television Wins Cinema Research Institute Fellowship | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


After graduating summa cum laude, the first black valedictorian from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Theater, Film & Television, Artel J. Greatis already raising the bar. A young, innovative visionary, Great is the 2014 recipient of the Cinema Research Institute Fellowship for innovation, which puts him in a class by himself at the onset of what may very well be a long and rewarding career.


Already an entrepreneur, Great has designed and founded Project Catalyst, a transmedia organization that combines creative community building practices with cinema, visual art, music, and technology. With the recent launch of the Project Catalyst App, there is no telling which direction Great will be heading when he gets off running.


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His name is 'Artel J. Great'


Download his  Amazing new multicultural film and music app!!!
 

Project Catalyst App


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

Michael Brown’s Parents in Atlanta To Push For Police Body Cameras | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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


Notes by Abagond


"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

White Supremacy Real Or Imagined | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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

‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
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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#Lupita Nyong'o teaches #SesameStreet's Elmo about skin (and it's amazing)

#Lupita Nyong'o teaches #SesameStreet's Elmo about skin (and it's amazing) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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Urban Outfitters Hits New Low With Faux Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters Hits New Low With Faux Blood-Stained Kent State Sweatshirt | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


In its endless quest to seem edgy, Urban Outfitters has gone too far once more.


The store offered a one-of-a-kind Kent State University sweatshirt splattered with red coloring for $129. The tactless garment is a clear reference to the 1970 killing of four students protesting the Vietnam War by the Army National Guard at the Ohio school.


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CBP: No agents disciplined for deadly force since 2004

CBP: No agents disciplined for deadly force since 2004 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Customs and Border Protection's acting Internal Affairs chief said Friday that he is unaware of any Border Patrol agent or CBP officer being formally disciplined for killing someone through the use of force since at least 2004.
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The Irish Famine 1845-52


"The Great Famine of 1845-52 was the most decisive event in the history of modern Ireland.

In a country of eight million people, the Famine caused the death of approximately one million, while a similar number were forced to emigrate.

The Irish population fell to just over four million by the beginning of the twentieth century.

Christine Kinealy’s survey is long established as the most complete, scholarly survey of the Great Famine yet produced. First published in 1994, This Great Calamity remains an exhaustive and indefatigable look into the event that defined Ireland as we know it today."


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Witnesses: Brown put his hands up

Witnesses: Brown put his hands up | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


(CNN) -- Two men, shocked at what they saw, describe an unarmed teenager with his hands up in the air as he's gunned down by a police officer.


They were contractors doing construction work in Ferguson, Missouri, on the day Michael Brown was killed.

And the men, who asked not to be identified after CNN contacted them, said they were about 50 feet away from Officer Darren Wilson when he opened fire.


An exclusive cell phone video captures their reactions during the moments just after the shooting.
 

"He had his f**n hands up," one of the men says in the video.


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