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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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Millions March Oakland [VIDEO]

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Millions March Oakland
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#BlackLivesMatter 

#NoJusticeNoPeace 

#HandsUpDontShoot 

#ICANTBREATHE 


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Tucson police no longer enforcing Arizona's immigration status checks

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TUCSON, ARIZ. (AP) –  Tucson police said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce the state's landmark immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter while enforcing other laws.


Chief Roberto Villaseñor said his officers will now only check immigration status and call the U.S. Border Patrol when a person has prior serious felony convictions, poses a threat to national security or has gang affiliations.

The criteria was set out for federal immigration authorities in an executive order issued last month by President Barack Obama intended to prioritize offenders for deportation


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Decades of helping migrant farm workers leads to founder of El Paso shelter meeting the Pope | Borderzine

Decades of helping migrant farm workers leads to founder of El Paso shelter meeting the Pope | Borderzine | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
EL PASO – When Carlos Marentes decided to help migrant farm workers who slept on cold sidewalks in Downtown El Paso he never imagined it would one day lead him
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This Is What Solidarity Looks Like


Video captures Black-led, multiracial shut down at Oakland Police Department


Video features interviews with organizers and high-quality footage from action


For interviews with arrestees and members of the #Asians4BlackLives group, contact
: Chinyere Tutashinda, 216-849-7172


For interviews with arrestees and members of the #Asians4BlackLives group, contact
Marie Choi, 510-239-7891


On Monday, Dec 15th 2014, members of newly organized all-Black groups, including The Blackout Collective, #BlackBrunch and #BlackLivesMatter, joined with Asian allies in #Asians4BlackLives group and white allies in the Bay Area Solidarity Action Team to lead an occupation of the Oakland Police Department and demand an end to the war on Black people in Oakland and everywhere. Approximately 50 people participated in the action and were joined by a crowd of around 200 supporters.
 

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HT: Scot Nakagawa at Race Files and baysolidarity.wordpress.com

This Is What Solidarity Looks Like: #Asians4BlackLives


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Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 220 Million Undocumented Whites

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A council of Native American leaders has offered partial amnesty to the estimated 220 million illegal white immigrants living in the United States.

At a meeting of the Native Peoples Council (NPC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico yesterday, Native American leaders considered several proposals on the future of this continent's large, unauthorized European population. The elders ultimately decided to extend a pathway to citizenship for those without criminal backgrounds.

"We are prepared to offer White people the option of staying on this continent legally and applying for citizenship," explains Chief Wamsutta of the Wampanoag nation. "In return, they must pay any outstanding taxes and give back the land stolen from our ancestors.

"Any white person with a criminal record, however, will be deported in the next 90 days back to their ancestral homeland. Rush Limbaugh will be going to Germany. Justin Bieber will depart for Canada. And the entire cast of Jersey Shore will be returning to Italy."


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Behind the series: Product of Mexico

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Los Angeles Times reporter Richard Marosi and photojournalist Don Bartletti explain what it took to get access to places that have long escaped outside scrutiny.
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The U.S. allows child labor in harvesting as well. 


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Samuel L. Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police”

Samuel L. Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police” | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


In a bold move, heavyweight actor Samuel L. Jackson has issued a call to action, similar to that of the ice bucket challenge, but for police.


Saturday, on his facebook page, Jackson offers to “all [the] celebrities that poured ice water on [their] head, a chance to do something else.”

Jackson challenges celebrities to sing the “We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free” song.


The song starts off with a reference to Eric Garner’s last words.

I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’

Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave.

Callin’ out the violence of the racist police.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

Jackson then ends the 47 second challenge asking celebrities to “come on, sing it out.”


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#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: Medical Students Stage Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: Medical Students Stage Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives.


Hundreds of medical students wore white coats at “die-ins” and other protests on campuses to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue.


The medical students joined others who have demonstrated since grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City declined to indict white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men. Some of the protests have involved students, including those in high schoolscolleges and Ivy league schools.


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Knox College lifts suspension for player's Ferguson protest

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Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, reversed its decision to suspend a women’s basketball player who protested the Ferguson decision right before  a regulation game in St. Louis, County Missouri over the weekend.


“I could not go into that gymnasium and pretend that everything was okay. I could not, in good conscience, I could not play that game,” said Ariyana Smith, a junior from New Lenox, Illinois.


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These 'team players' are the WORST, clueless uneducated about solidarity and uneducated about human rights and uneducated about social justice, college students to not back their Black teammate during the largest Civil Rights protest period since the 1960's Civil Rights marches. 


And if her 'team players' are not uneducated then they are heartless as hell - I'm calling out both heartless and uneducated


#BLACKLIVESMATTER 

#ICANTBREATHE 

#HANDSUPDONTSHOOT 

#SHUTITDOWN  


Privileged people who don't get it are making me sick to my stomach. 


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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised -Gil Scott-Heron

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The revolution WILL be tweeted. 


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Alia Atkinson Becomes 1st Black Woman to Win World Title in Swimming [VIDEO]

Alia Atkinson Becomes 1st Black Woman to Win World Title in Swimming [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Alia Atkinson of Jamaica poses with her gold medal after winning the women’s 100 breaststroke during the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Dec. 6, 2014. (Karim Jaafar/Getty Images) 


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Woot! 
Fastest runner in world from Jamaica, and now fastest female swimmer in world from Jamaica!


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Find (or submit) Ferguson Response Location

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Listing of planned #ThisStopsToday events after the Eric Garner Grand Jury announcement. 


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#iCANTBREATH #HANDSUPDONTSHOOT #SHUTitDOWN 


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This Is How We Do: Youth Led Racial Justice


Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systematic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.


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This Facing Race conference in Dallas happened at the same time of Critical Mixed Race Studies at De Paul University in Chicago.


I'm glad Facing Race put their talks on YouTube so I can see them - and not have to pay the $300 cost of admission. 


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Federal Housing Finance Agency to Fund Essential Affordable Housing Programs

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"This week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced plans to fund two essential affordable housing programs—theNational Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) and the Capital Magnet Fund.

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In deciding to direct funds toward the National Housing Trust Fund and the Capital Magnet Fund, Director Mel Watt and the FHFA have taken a powerful step toward mitigating the shortage of affordable housing in America. This is essential for the estimated 1.3 million Latinos having lost their homes between 2009 and 2012."


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Jahvaris Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Brother, Celebrates Graduating From College

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Jahvaris Fulton and Tracy Martin (Source: Twitter)


According to blackenterprise.comJahvaris Fulton, the older brother of slain Sanford, Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, recently graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.


Fulton, 22, has made the best of his opportunities since losing his little brother to violence. Prior to graduating, Jahvaris served as a congressional intern for Florida RepresentativeFrederica Wilson.


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Santa Clara County, CA passed most comprehensive living wage ordinance in the nation $19.06 / hr

Santa Clara County, CA passed most comprehensive living wage ordinance in the nation $19.06 / hr | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014


Santa Clara County, California supervisors passed a new living wage measure touted by some to be the most comprehensive in the nation.


The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed the Living Wage Ordinance by a 3-1 vote with one abstention.


The proposed law will require every employer who does business with the county to pay a minimum hourly wage of $19.06 per hour. A living wage ordinance differs from minimum wage laws in that it incorporates health care and other standard-of-living requirements.


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Grandma passes out, 4-year-old does this - CNN Video

Grandma passes out, 4-year-old does this
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I love his hair. Reminds me of my son's long hair, and everyone thinks he's a girl 'cause of it. 


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"Sorry for the inconvenience we are trying to change the world"

"Sorry for the inconvenience we are trying to change the world" | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Sorry for the inconvenience we are trying to change the world" #BlackLivesMatter #ICantBreathe #nyc #Seattle pic.twitter.com/eUGsqNJ4VM

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settler colonialism

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Settler colonialism is the process where a country or people creates an offshoot of itself in a new land. Countries like the United States, Australia, Liberia and Israel were created by settler colonialism. Countries like Haiti, Nigeria and Iraq, on the other hand, were created by extractive colonialism.

Settler colonialism, says Andrea Smith, is one of the three pillars of White supremacy in the US, the other two being anti-Black racism and Orientalism.


In extractive colonialism
 there are two main parts:

  • metropole – the country that rules an empire;
  • periphery – the countries it has power over.

Metropolitans extract wealth from the native peoples and lands of the periphery. Wealth flows from the periphery to the metropole. Metropolitans may work for a time in the periphery – as soldiers, slave traders, priests or plantation owners, for example – but consider the metropole their homeland.


In settler colonialism
 a third element is added: settlers. They move from the metropole to the periphery to create a new homeland. The Pilgrims are a good example. In the long run they cause trouble for both natives and the metropole as they gain land, wealth and sovereignty.


Settlers and natives:
 Settlers are not mainly interested in ruling over natives or joining their society or even in making them slaves. They want their land and therefore want them to disappear by any means necessary, even genocide. To replace natives they bring in:


Cheap labour:
 Convicts, slaves, refugees, immigrants, contract labourers, etc. These people serve settler society, becoming part of it in time, sometimes a racialized part. Unlike settlers, they do not create homelands of their own. Sometimes they are forced out.


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The revolution will be live-tweeted: why #BlackLivesMatter is the new model for civil rights

The revolution will be live-tweeted: why #BlackLivesMatter is the new model for civil rights | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The events of the past few months, now simply referred to as Ferguson, have touched off nationwide protests of a scale not seen in a half-century. From billboards to T-shirts, protest banners and news headlines – all emblazoned with the words #BlackLivesMatter – we are witnessing the makings of a social movement of the 21st century kind. The revolution that Gil Scot Heron famously said, “would not be televised”, is today, in fact, recorded and tweeted.


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How to Use Twitter to ‘Fight the Power’ 

by Fanshen Cox

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MARCH! Dec. 13th 2pm Downtown Santa Rosa! Justice for Andy Lopez! Justice for Mike Brown! Justice for Tamir Rice! Justice for Eric Garner!

MARCH! Dec. 13th 2pm Downtown Santa Rosa! Justice for Andy Lopez! Justice for Mike Brown! Justice for Tamir Rice! Justice for Eric Garner! | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


DEC. 13th @ 2:00pm Downtown Santa Rosa, CA.

JOIN ON FACEBOOK!

We need to continue to build momentum in struggle for justice for Andy Lopez, Mike Brown,Tamir Rice and all victims of police murder. Join us Saturday 12/13 at 2pm at Old Courthouse Square. We’ll make the short trek to the Santa Rosa Plaza where we will participate in a die in inside the mall in solidarity with Ferguson. After that we will regroup and decide together (on the spot to neutralize police interference) where to march, and YES, we will march. Please invite everybody you can to come! Let’s do this!


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What Native Americans really look like

What Native Americans really look like | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Photographer Matika Wilbur's Project 562 aims to capture the diversity of Indian Country.
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I have highlighted Matika Wilbur's Project 562 before but it is such a powerful project I thought it worthy of mention again. America needs tor recognize the new face of Native America and not just the Johnny Depp Hollywood fiction one.

Michaele Glenn's curator insight, December 18, 7:55 AM

Blonde hair, red hair, brown hair, black hair; blue eyes, green eyes, hazel or brown eyes...we all come in different "packages". Diversity? Yes! Different? No!

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Chris Rock Calls Hollywood A Mexican ‘Slave State'

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Chris Rock has gone on a race-talking spree that has caught the eyes of many these last few days.

The comedian is known for his hilarious rants in his stand-ups, but to call Rock’s recent words a “race rant” would be a disservice...
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Pay Reparations 2.0

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Every penny donated here will be paid straight back as reparations. 

Who should pay reparations?

All Americans. Yes, even if you are of color and even if you are a first generation immigrant. We are a democracy, so we are all guilty. And yes, White people are WAY more guilty - so dig deep in those pockets White people.   

Who whould collect reparations?

  • African-Americans who have been in the U.S. for generations. 
  • All Native Americans
  • All Latinos of Amerindian heritage


Thank you to 
Thank you to Damali Ayo for her genius workReparations Day.


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