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In Sean Bell Killing, 4 Officers to Be Forced Out

In Sean Bell Killing, 4 Officers to Be Forced Out | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A ruling to fire a detective for his role in the killing of Sean Bell in Queens is upheld, and three other officers will be forced to resign.
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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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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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The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

By: Salman Khan


Join the #YouCanLearnAnything movement


One of the most important things you can learn isn’t in any subject at school or college. It applies to everything from learning algebra to a new language or instrument.


It’s the radical idea, backed up by research, that you can build your ability to learn by changing how you think about learning. I wanted to share this article I wrote with you and encourage you to explore your own learning mindset.


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Chicago to settle police abuse lawsuit for $150,000

Chicago to settle police abuse lawsuit for $150,000 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


This week, the Chicago City Council Finance Committee approved a $150,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed by the manager of a tanning salon who was slapped and verbally abused by an officer during a police raid last year. Caught on camera.


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How the police are when they think that no one is recording. 


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One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities

One of the Los Angeles Police Officers Who Murdered Ezell Ford Has a History of Terrorizing Communities | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
While the autopsy results are being withheld from the family and public, both officers are on paid administrative leave.
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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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Life changing business advice

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A friend told me 'You can run a whole business off of Elance.'

I think he's right.  


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If you become established on Elance, you can work from anywhere. You can get some extra FREEDOM of movement. You can live where the cost of living is low, or the weather is to you liking, or travel more. 


What business do you do?


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Marc Thompson of "If These Halls Could Talk" missing - his car found with burned body inside

Marc Thompson of "If These Halls Could Talk" missing - his car found with burned body inside | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Marc Thompson of "If These Halls Could Talk" missing. 

His car found burning in the Chico / Oroville area.

A dead body was found inside that cannot be identified.

We are fearful that the body found is Marc.

If anyone has seen or heard from cast member Marc Thompson please contact the Chico, California, police (530-538-7321) 

Please share and hold the police department accountable for a thorough investigation. 


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Death and Racism

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The article on The Root hit me hard;

 Reject the “He was a good kid” or “He was a criminal” narrative and lift up the “Black lives matter” narrative.Those who knew him say Brown was a good kid. But that’s not why his death is tragic. His death isn’t tragic because he was on his way to college the following week. His death is tragic because he was a human being and his life mattered. The good-kid narrative might provoke some sympathy, but what it really does is support the lie that as a rule black people, black men in particular, have a norm of violence or criminal behavior. The good-kid narrative says that this kid didn’t deserve to die because his goodness was an exception to the rule. This is wrong. This kid didn’t deserve to die, period. Similarly, reject the “He was a criminal” narrative surrounding the convenience store robbery because even if Brown did steal some cigars and have a scuffle with the shopkeeper, that is still not a justification for his killing. All black lives matter, not just the ones we deem to be “good.”

It caused me to think back about why, during the George Zimmerman case, I did not debate nor defend against accusations that Trayvon was a “thug.”   Here we are again with Michael Brown, and there are folks trying to posture Michael as deserving of death because he was not a “good kid. “


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Thank you @XenaBb7 for the HT


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Renata Hill's comment, September 12, 9:59 AM
The article to which this blog post refers makes an excellent, insightful point, and the blog opinion itself is spot on. Thanks for the heads-up.