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Insane Cop Arrests ABC News Reporter For Filming Traffic Accident

"Goon Cop Attack:Arizona Report
Its becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - aggressive, overbearing and mentally unstable cops who think that it is an arrestable offense not to obey their every order - harassing citizens who have done absolutely nothing wrong"

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Migration is Beautiful

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"Migration is Beautiful symbolizes a commitment from the creative community to see, show, and celebrate the humanity of the migrant story."


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Re-tweet "Migration is Beautiful"  here 


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Social justice class removed as direct result of the systematic racism that it was teaching students about


"Yasab, the student of color, is NOT intended to be muted. If you cannot hear his audio, it is due to an issue with channels on certain systems. He has very important input and I am working on fixing it as fast as I can."

A couple of articles on the removal:

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/arch...

http://news.yahoo.com/popular-seattle...

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinion...


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This reminds me of when an Arizona school district canceled Mexican-American studies. 


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Witness: Cop stomped on suspect's head - CNN.com Video

Bystanders say they captured video of a NYPD officer stomping on the head of a suspect while making an arrest.
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Escondido Planning Commission considers migrant shelter permit

Tuesday night, there was another round of heated public comment in Escondido City Hall. The City Planning Commission was taking a second and final vote on a permit for the temporary shelter for migrant children. KUSI's Sasha Foo is at Escondido City Hall with the details.

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Mixed Movie Monday - Brooklyn

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Mon, Aug 4, 6:30pm


Imitation of Life


Free

Refreshments offered at each screening, as well as a prize raffle from our sponsor, Fluent City. 


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The first of three screenings and discussions in our series on mixed identity in film, this 1959 Lana Turner classic tells the story of an African-American woman and her light-skinned, mixed-race daughter who passes for white. Post-screening discussion led by author and CUNY sociology professor, Erica Chito-Childs, who has an academic focus on mixed couples and families.


Future Monday Movies:
 

  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
  • Toasted Marshmallows (2013) with discussion from the filmmakers after movie.


Co-sponsored by MixedRaceStudies.org


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Former NASA Employee Katrina Parrott Launches New Diversity-Filled Emoji App

Former NASA Employee Katrina Parrott Launches New Diversity-Filled Emoji App | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


What do you do when you become frustrated with Apple’s lack of diversity within their emojis? Well, Katrina Parrott, a former NASA employee, took it upon herself to create her own app filled with a variety of over 900 diverse emoticons.


According to Katrina, after her daughter noticed the lack of diversity within the system she knew it was time to take it into her own hands to do her best in launching her own system. This is when the birth of iDiversicons happened.


Katrina stated, “We wanted all people to be able to find an emoticon that looked like them.” Since Apple doesn’t seem to be in a major rush to implement the ethnicity update, we respect those who have taken it upon themselves to do their part in raising the bar to equality.


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My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3.

My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3. | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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As we talked, I admitted that JJ had been suspended three times. All of the mothers were shocked at the news.


“JJ?” one mother asked.


“My son threw something at a kid on purpose and the kid had to be rushed to the hospital,” another parent said. “All I got was a phone call.”


One after another, white mothers confessed the trouble their children had gotten into. Some of the behavior was similar to JJ’s; some was much worse.


Most startling: None of their children had been suspended.


Tunette Powell’s 3-year-old son, Joah, has been suspended from school five times. (Tunette Powell)


After that party, I read a study reflecting everything I was living.

Black children represent 18 percent of preschool enrollment but make up 48 percent of preschool children receiving more than one out-of-school suspension, according to the study released by the  Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights in March.

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implicit bias


racial discrimination


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What White Children Need to Know About Race

What White Children Need to Know About Race | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Silence is a racial message and a “tool of whiteness.” In order to support the goals of their diversity mission statements and work toward a “racially just America,” schools need to take a more proactive approach to teaching white students about race and racial identity. 
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Students must develop a sense of how systemic racism works on an individual, community, and institutional level.


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Many white people do not have an urgency about racial injustice.


Many white people live in segregated communities where they do not see racial injustice. Unless people tune into the right media channels, they are not going to have a feeling for the insidiousness of racial injustice. 


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Inside the final minutes before 13 year old Andy Lopez's murder

Inside the final minutes before 13 year old Andy Lopez's murder | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Moments before 13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy who mistook his replica AK-47 pellet gun for a real rifle, a man in a truck drove by the boy and felt a surge of worry.


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Underwater Dreams

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THE ROBOT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING

Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.


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Thanks Damon Ruiz for sharing!


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Businessman Allegedly Raped Woman On Job Interview In His Home

Businessman Allegedly Raped Woman On Job Interview In His Home | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Recently released police documents detail an alleged grotesque rape of a mother of four who wanted a housekeeping job in the home of a Memphis businessman.


The suspect is the businessman himself,Mark Giannini, the co-founder of IT company Service Assurance, according to WREG. He allegedly repeatedly raped a 26-year-old for several hours until she blacked out on June 19.


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This Woman Was Raped In South Sudan, But Here's Why She Keeps Going Back | VIDEO

This Woman Was Raped In South Sudan, But Here's Why She Keeps Going Back | VIDEO | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


For the last decade, Kimberly Smith and her husband have provided complete care and protection from slave trafficking to more than 1,500 Sudanese women and children, but it's come at a steep personal cost.


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Powerful Cartoon Asks Americans To Consider The Potential Of The Children At The Border

Powerful Cartoon Asks Americans To Consider The Potential Of The Children At The Border | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Invoking well-known undocumented immigrant and Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas who came to the U.S. as a child, the cartoon wonders about what could be.
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I will start asking people, "What kind of refugee was your family?"War refugee, Economic refugee, Political refugee, Climate refugee, Oppression refugee
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Should Latino be a Race Part 1 of 7 - VIDEO

Should Latino be a Race Part 1 of 7 - VIDEO | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Multiracial Americans President Thomas Lopez delivers a talk on changing the Census categories to allow Latino to become a race. In this episode, the talk is introduced with a brief history of the Census. Special emphasis is made on how Hispanic became a Census category and mixed race people succeeded in checking one or more racial categories.


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Chicago boy killed, 6 others shot - CNN Video

A Chicago boy was killed and 6 people were wounded, police say.
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How The Washington Football Team Creates A Hostile Environment For Native American Students

How The Washington Football Team Creates A Hostile Environment For Native American Students | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


WASHINGTON -- Much of the debate over whether to keep the Washington football team's name has centered around whether it's actually offensive to Native Americans. Owner Dan Snyder has searched high and low to find American Indians who aren't put off by the term "Redskins" as justification for keeping it.


But according to Erik Stegman, an author of a new report on Native mascots and team names, that discussion misses the point.


"This entire debate is being spun in the wrong direction, and it doesn't really matter whether or not one Native person you talk to supports or doesn't," Stegman said in an interview with The Huffington Post. "When you have kids in schools who are getting harassed, who are feeling a lack of self-worth because they themselves have become a mascot for someone else, I think that's really what the point is all about. We need to stop having this debate over which Native people are offended because it's a ridiculous debate."


Stegman is associate director of the Half in Ten Education Fund at the progressive Center for American Progress. Previously, he served as majority staff counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. He and Victoria Phillips, a professor at American University Washington College of Law, argue in a report published Tuesday that derogatory team names create an "unwelcome and hostile learning environment" for Native students that "directly results in lower self-esteem and mental health" for these adolescents and young adults.


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FLorida's 10-20-Life

FLorida's 10-20-Life | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


We have all seen the headlines, “Fla. Mom gets 20 years for warning shot”. We have all heard some of the stories trying to tie this long sentence to race. What most don’t know is the history behind what happened.


I’m not talking about what happened to Ms. Alexander but the history behind the sentencing. What most fail to realize is that it wasn’t the crime she was found guilty of, it wasn’t her race and it had nothing to do with a warning shot. It has everything to do with a law.


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If you're wondering why the U.S. has a mas-incarceration issue, here is part of the reason.


#MandatoryMinimums


It's strange that we employee experienced judges and then don't allow them to have discretion on how to implement penalties.


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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - Joy DeGruy

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POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME
As a result of twelve years of quantitative and qualitative research Dr. DeGruy has developed her theory of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, and published her findings in the book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing”. The book addresses the residual impacts of generations of slavery and opens up the discussion of how the black community can use the strengths we have gained in the past to heal in the present.


WHAT IS P.T.S.S.?
P.T.S.S. is a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora. It is a condition that exists as a consequence of multigenerational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery. A form of slavery which was predicated on the belief that African Americans were inherently/genetically inferior to whites. This was then followed by institutionalized racism which continues to perpetuate injury.


Thus, resulting in M.A.P.:
 

  • M: Multigenerational trauma together with continued oppression;
  • A: Absence of opportunity to heal or access the benefits available in the society; leads to
  • P: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.
     
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U.S. Border official points gun at Boy Scout

U.S. Border official points gun at Boy Scout | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


VIDEO


A central Iowa Boy Scout troop just returned from a three-week trip they will likely never forget.

 

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NYC gives green light to the building of apartments with 'poor door'

NYC gives green light to the building of apartments with 'poor door' | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


'No one ever said that the goal was full integration of these populations,' David Von Spreckelsen...'


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The persistence of segregation. It's designed into city planning. 


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New Yorker who died after apparent chokehold during arrest is mourned

New Yorker who died after apparent chokehold during arrest is mourned | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


The mourners trickled slowly into the crowded church. Inside, a huge man lay in a white casket topped by white and yellow flowers — a man who in life was known to few outside his Staten Island neighborhood.


In death, though, Eric Garner has become a symbol of policing gone awry: He was videotaped as he was put into an apparent chokehold by police officers. His case has jolted a city that began the year with a new mayor, Bill de Blasio, and a new police commissioner, William J. Bratton, vowing better lives for people such as Garner: black men living far from the glassy skyscrapers and shaded brownstones of the well-heeled.



Civil rights leaders and other New Yorkers say Garner's death July 17 shows the need for faster change in the New York Police Department.


“People in all five boroughs are fired up. They're fired up right now because we don't like this,” said Isaac L. Mickens, a pastor, community activist and friend of Garner's family. “We need action.”


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Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to 'help'

Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to 'help' | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
HALF MOON BAY, CA -- Acommunity is outraged after a call for help turned into a hasty death sentence for a disgruntled teenage girl with special needs.
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Trial Begins For Man Who Shot Unarmed Black Teenager On His Porch

Trial Begins For Man Who Shot Unarmed Black Teenager On His Porch | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


DETROIT -- As a prosecutor showed a jury photos of Renisha McBride, her father rushed out of the court room. The photos of the 19-year-old -- first smiling, and then lying lifeless on a porch -- were shown in quick succession at the beginning of one of the most highly publicized and racially charged trials of the year.


Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of Theodore Wafer, the 55-year-old Dearborn Heights, Michigan, man charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of McBride.


Wafer is accused of shooting her with a shotgun through his locked screen door around 4:40 a.m. on Nov. 2. His attorney seeks to show that he was in fear for his life and shot her in self-defense, while the prosecutor has maintained Wafer had no reason to be fearful, and killed an unarmed, impaired woman.


“His actions that night were unnecessary, unjustified and unreasonable,” Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Danielle Hagaman-Clark said.


Defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter said what happened to McBride was “horrible” but that the jury should set aside their feelings and focus on the law.


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Botched Execution In Arizona Drags On For More Than Hour

Botched Execution In Arizona Drags On For More Than Hour | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Lawyers filed emergency papers to stop the execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona on Wednesday, saying prison officials botched the lethal injection.


"He has been gasping and snorting for more than an hour," according to the motion filed in federal district court in Arizona. "He is still alive."


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Torn Apart: Immigration and the American Family

Torn Apart: Immigration and the American Family | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


We are a compassionate nation. We look back with sadness and horror at parents and children separated in centuries past, and then turn our heads when it happens in our day. The separation of parents and children is not confined to history.

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American history is replete with stories of parents and children forever separated. Slaves were sold as individuals and families were wrenched apart to suit their owner's needs. The tide of 19th century European immigration brought children to America on their own or parents without their kids hoping that family members would one day follow.

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Immigration is surely a political issue, but it is also a parenting and family issue. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, approximately 17 million people live in families with an undocumented family member. About 4.5 million children who were born in the US have at least one undocumented parent.

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Academics from Harvard and NYU wrote in the New York Times, "The extraordinary acceleration in the dismantling of these families, part of the government's efforts to meet an annual quota of about 400,000 deportations, has had devastating results. Having a parent ripped away permanently, without warning, is one of the most devastating and traumatic experiences in human development."


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Eric Garner

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Eric Garner (1971?-2014), an American street vendor, beloved husband and 43-year-old father of six, became yet another unarmed Black man killed by the New York City police (NYPD) on July 17th 2014. His crime: selling untaxed cigarettes.


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The police have taken officers Pantaleo and Justin Damico off the street. They took Pantaleo’s badge and gun. No charges, no arrests.


The hospital
 takes it a bit more seriously: the four ambulance workers are suspended without pay.


Mayor de Blasio
 finds the Garner case “very troubling” and promises a “thorough investigation”.


The coroner has yet to report the official cause of death.


There have been at least two protests so far.


Today is his funeral.


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