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Tucson Freedom Summer, Or 5 Ways to Fight Back Against An Unjust Law - COLORLINES

Tucson Freedom Summer, Or 5 Ways to Fight Back Against An Unjust Law - COLORLINES | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies hasn’t stopped organizers and educators in Tucson from fighting back against the law. Here’s how they’re doing it."

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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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[WATCH] U.S. Demographics by Race in 2050 – Priyank Shah at TEDxColumbus

[WATCH] U.S. Demographics by Race in 2050 – Priyank Shah at TEDxColumbus | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Dr. Shah says "Dramatic considerable increase for all other groups", regarding the year 2050 vs. 2010. He ignores African Americans going down in percentage. Alarming. At least three things are causing African-Americans not to grow as a percentage of U.S. population: cops are killing Black people at the rate of about one every 26 hours, mass incarceration during the prime of their life, and classist immigration policies which favor the highly educated.

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VIDEO: Officers Declare Family's Beloved Pet Deer 'Illegal' — Promptly Kill it In Front of Them

VIDEO: Officers Declare Family's Beloved Pet Deer 'Illegal' — Promptly Kill it In Front of Them | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
After a family nursed an injured baby deer back to health, she refused to leave. So, years later, cops showed up and killed her.
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U.S. culture of cruelty 

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WATCH: Trailer for 'I Am Not Your Negro' Trailer Brings James Baldwin's Words to Life

WATCH: Trailer for 'I Am Not Your Negro' Trailer Brings James Baldwin's Words to Life | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
WATCH: Trailer for 'I Am Not Your Negro' Trailer Brings James Baldwin's Words to Life
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BREAKING: Chippewa Tribe Calls for Pipeline Removal from All Tribal Land, Refuses Right-of-way Renewal

BREAKING: Chippewa Tribe Calls for Pipeline Removal from All Tribal Land, Refuses Right-of-way Renewal | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
As the fight against the DAPL rages on, the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa just passed a resolution to remove a pipeline from their land.
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After Bravely Calling Attention to Police Brutality, Colin Kaepernick Chosen for 49ers' Highest Honor

After Bravely Calling Attention to Police Brutality, Colin Kaepernick Chosen for 49ers' Highest Honor | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
San Francisco 49ers players have voted for quarterback Colin Kaepernick to receive the Len Eshmont award, the team's most prestigious award.
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Like This Image That Broke the Internet? There’s Now a T-Shirt of It to Support Migrant Rights

Like This Image That Broke the Internet? There’s Now a T-Shirt of It to Support Migrant Rights | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
You can help support the Refugee Alliance Network.
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Lawsuits seek to abolish country's bail bond system

Lawsuits seek to abolish country's bail bond system | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Crystal Patterson didn't have the cash or assets to post $150,000 bail and get out of jail after her arrest for assault in October. So Patterson, 39, promised to pay a bail bonds company $15,000 plus interes

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EXCLUSIVE: Good Cop Speaks Out Against Drug War, Blows Whistle on Chief -- So Now He's Being Fired

EXCLUSIVE: Good Cop Speaks Out Against Drug War, Blows Whistle on Chief -- So Now He's Being Fired | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
For blowing the whistle on his corrupt chief, calling out the drug war, speaking out against police violence, officer Dominick Izzo is being snubbed out.
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I appreciate this guy's honesty. 

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electoral college

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"...Each state gets as many electors as it has people in Congress, anywhere between 3 to 55. It is roughly in proportion to the number of people who live in each state.

The keyword is “roughly”. Since each state gets at least 3 electors, no matter how few people live in it, smaller states have more voting power. In California, for example, there are 677,000 people per elector while in Wyoming there are 188,000. Since most small states have few big cities, immigrants, or people of colour, that gives Republicans a built-in advantage.

Puerto Rico has millions of people but gets no electors – because it is not a state. DC is not a state either, but through a special deal (called the Twenty-third Amendment) it gets 3 electors.

The constitution leaves it up to each state how to choose electors and how they should vote. In most cases, the party that won the popular vote in a state, no matter how narrowly, gets to choose all of that state’s electors – winner takes all. In Nebraska and Maine the winning party in each Congressional district gets to choose an elector.

Electors meet at their state capitals. Each one writes down who they want for president and vice president. Their ballots are sent to the Senate where they are counted.

In practice, nearly all electors vote for their party’s candidate. In 29 states they are required to do so by law. Those who do not are called faithless electors or, as they prefer to call themselves, Hamilton electors.

As Hamilton lays out in Federalist Paper #68, the electoral college is meant as a fail-safe to stop conspiracies, demagogues and especially:

    “foreign powers … raising a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the Union”

and also to stop:

    “any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”

Hamilton electors see Donald Trump as just the sort of man the electoral college was meant to stop.

– Abagond, 2016."

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Angry Mexican woman replies to TRUMP

It took me a few days to gather my thoughts regarding Donald Trump's racist statements against our people. This is what I concluded. www.mexica-movement.or
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Nicantlacawoman does not get the respect she deserves.
She is the Malcom X of Mexicans. Speaking truth to power.

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Stop Saying “Melting Pot”!

Stop Saying “Melting Pot”! | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

The United States is not a melting pot.  Although the expression got its  official voice a century ago, it ignores an uglier side to our national  history which we must acknowledge".

 

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Obama and his movement prepare to challenge President Trump

Obama and his movement prepare to challenge President Trump | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Obama shifts to a new stage of his political career — influential voice for those worried about Donald Trump's presidency.
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[VIDEO] Department of Justice, Baltimore Officials Reach Deal on Proposed Police Reforms 

[VIDEO] Department of Justice, Baltimore Officials Reach Deal on Proposed Police Reforms  | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The reforms include: 

A Community Oversight Task Force, consisting of five mayor-appointed members, that will recommend reforms for the city's current Civilian Review Board regarding how it handles citizen complaints against police
 
A Crisis Intervention Team program that will train select officers to respond to distress calls for individuals with behavioral health issues
 
Revised use of force provisions, including the prohibition of chokeholds "unless deadly force is authorized and no reasonable force alternative exists that is within BPD policy" 
 
Arrest data tracking aimed at analyzing and correcting bias
 
Adding video cameras to all suspect transport vans
 
A new recruitment plan to develop "a quality work force that reflects the diversity of the Baltimore community"

 

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Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on Why He Will Boycott Trump Inauguration & Will Instead Join Women's March

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on Why He Will Boycott Trump Inauguration & Will Instead Join Women's March | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
We speak with Democratic Congressmember Luis Gutiérrez about why he will not be attending the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump and instead plans to go to the Women’s March on Washington the following day. "We need to come together because when women are attacked, we all are attacked," Gutiérrez says. "When women win, we all win." He is a member of the Judiciary Committee and is the co-chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
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WATCH: Hero Cops Set the Bar — Disarm Mentally Ill Marine Vet WITHOUT Killing Him

WATCH: Hero Cops Set the Bar — Disarm Mentally Ill Marine Vet WITHOUT Killing Him | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Mentally ill Marine veteran dares cops to kill him as he threatens them with a knife. Lives to tell about it after cops take him in without killing him.
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ICYMI: Army Says Turbans, Hijabs and Dreadlocks OK

ICYMI: Army Says Turbans, Hijabs and Dreadlocks OK | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
ICYMI: Army Says Turbans, Hijabs and Dreadlocks OK
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British Singer Will Perform at Trump's Inauguration Under One Condition

British Singer Will Perform at Trump's Inauguration Under One Condition | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
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Amid Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis, Governor Rosselló Formally Calls for Statehood (VIDEO)

Amid Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis, Governor Rosselló Formally Calls for Statehood (VIDEO) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
“The time to act has arrived and to defend the dignity and the right to equality of Puerto Ricans as citizens of the United States of America.”
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Election Results in the Third Dimension

Election Results in the Third Dimension | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"By extending each region into the 3rd dimension, it’s possible to show the relative importance of each region while retaining the map’s shape, keeping the areas recognizable. In this case, the height of each county corresponds to its total number of votes, though it could just as easily show population or share of the electoral vote. For a closer look, see the full screen interactive version."


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We've all probably seen enough maps of the 2016 presidential election and are familiar with the basic patterns (although my favorite is still the interactive that let's you redraw the states to alter the election).  This 3D map certainly though is an innovative way to portray some of the disparities in the U.S. electorate.

 

Tags: electoral, politicaldensity, mapping.

HumdeBut's comment, December 29, 2016 6:22 AM
interesting graph !
HumdeBut's curator insight, December 29, 2016 6:25 AM
Partagé pour l'intérêt de ce type de graphique/présentation de résultats de vote.
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We're there! Renewables now cheapest unsubsidized electricity in U.S.

We're there! Renewables now cheapest unsubsidized electricity in U.S. | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, the cost of electricity generation from renewable-energy sources has decreased dramatically. So much so, that renewable energy may have just hit an important milestone, according to one study. In the U.S., wind and solar power are now cheaper sources of electricit
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Family Sets Up Memorial Fund for 73-Year-Old Abuelo Who Died at Hands of Bakersfield Police

Family Sets Up Memorial Fund for 73-Year-Old Abuelo Who Died at Hands of Bakersfield Police | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
“It is difficult to accept that our dad’s life ended so abruptly, brutally and with such excessive force of violence.”
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Donate – Dancing Earth

Donate – Dancing Earth | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Every little bit helps!

Here’s what your support can do:

$10 Provides a meal for a Native Artist in the company
$100 Provides Local, organic, healthy food offering @ community workshop.
$300 Covers flight cost for one of our company members to a US tour site
$1000 Provides a Scholarship for young Native artist to our Summer Dance Intensive
Dancing Earth also greatly appreciates support through service or in-kind donations.

 

CLICK HERE or on the PayPal logo below to go to the secure direct-donation page.

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Join the #LoveArmy: Fight Different

Join the #LoveArmy: Fight Different | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The #LoveArmy is an alternative to the hate and divisiveness gaining momentum in our communities and in our country. Despite our differences, our common pain should give us a common purpose. Let’s work together to bring the country forward.
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Standing Rock Vets Do what US Govt Never Had the Courage to Do -- Apologize to Native Americans

Standing Rock Vets Do what US Govt Never Had the Courage to Do -- Apologize to Native Americans | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In a historic and heartwarming act, US veterans apologized, for the first time, to Native Americans for the crimes perpetrated on them for centuries.
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