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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: Cop Throws a Tantrum When He Realizes He's Being Filmed, Attacks Innocent Man

WATCH: Cop Throws a Tantrum When He Realizes He's Being Filmed, Attacks Innocent Man | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A Maryland police officer has been suspended following his attempt to grab the recording device of a man who was filming his interaction with police.
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Cornel West & Rev. Traci Blackmon: Clergy in Charlottesville Were Trapped by Torch-Wielding Nazis

Cornel West & Rev. Traci Blackmon: Clergy in Charlottesville Were Trapped by Torch-Wielding Nazis | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
We continue our roundtable discussion on violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend as thousands of neo-Nazis, KKK members and other white nationalists began descending on the city to participate in the "Unite the Right" rally. Thousands of counterprotesters met in Charlottesville, including clergy, students, Black Lives Matter activists, and protesters with the antifascist movement known as "antifa." We are joined by two clergy members and a local Black Lives Matter activist who helped organize the demonstration. Rev. Traci Blackmon is executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ. During a live interview with MSNBC at the march on Saturday, she was forced to flee as counterprotesters were attacked around her. Cornel West was also on site and describes the scene. We also speak with Jalane Schmidt, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia.
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WATCH: Man Owns Cop for Planting Drugs On Him, Gets All of His Charges Dropped

WATCH: Man Owns Cop for Planting Drugs On Him, Gets All of His Charges Dropped | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A Columbia, MO man angrily confronted one of two cops he said planted drugs on him. He recorded the confrontation and the charges were later dropped.
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"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor": Trump Admin Attacks Emma Lazarus's Iconic Poem on Statue of Liberty

"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor": Trump Admin Attacks Emma Lazarus's Iconic Poem on Statue of Liberty | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Opposition is growing to the Trump administration’s new proposal to implement radical changes to U.S. immigration law and slash the number of immigrants allowed into the United States by half. The RAISE Act would create a so-called merit-based immigration system that would favor applicants who speak English, have advanced degrees or can demonstrate job skills. On Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta pressed senior policy adviser Stephen Miller over President Trump’s push to admit only English-speaking immigrants in a back-and-forth that lasted for several minutes. Acosta asked Miller about the iconic poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus that is inscribed at the base of the State of Liberty, which reads: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." We speak about the woman who wrote those words, Emma Lazarus, with her biographer, Esther Schor, about why Lazarus wrote the poem, how it became one of the most iconic verses about the United States and why she has long been a target of white nationalists.
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Nikole Hannah-Jones on DOJ's Attack on Affirmative Action & How School Segregation Never Ended

Nikole Hannah-Jones on DOJ's Attack on Affirmative Action & How School Segregation Never Ended | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The New York Times is reporting the Justice Department is preparing to investigate universities’ affirmative action policies for anti-white bias, in what critics say is the latest assault against civil rights by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Times says the Justice Department sent out an internal announcement looking for lawyers to lead "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions." The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action policies, which take race and ethnicity into account in college admissions in efforts to address centuries of institutionalized discrimination against people of color and women. We speak with Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award-winning reporter covering racial injustice at The New York Times Magazine.
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Trump backs slashing legal immigration with 'merit-based' system

Trump backs slashing legal immigration with 'merit-based' system | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
President Trump announced his support Wednesday for legislation that would cut in half the number of legal immigrants allowed into the United States while moving to a "merit-based" system of entry.
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WATCH: Trailer for Documentary 'The Problem With Apu'

WATCH: Trailer for Documentary 'The Problem With Apu' | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Comedian Hari Kondabolu breaks down why the “The Simpsons’” portrayal of Kwik-E-Mart proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is inherently racist.
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The Trailer for the Dolores Huerta Documentary Is Out and It Looks Amazing (VIDEO)

The Trailer for the Dolores Huerta Documentary Is Out and It Looks Amazing (VIDEO) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The film will be screened throughout the country this fall.
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Cops Recorded Brazenly Covering Up Camera to Hide Their Corruption

Cops Recorded Brazenly Covering Up Camera to Hide Their Corruption | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Newly-disclosed documents show St. Louis County police sleeping on the job, lounging in a security office, and even covering a security camera to hide it.
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There’s a New Bipartisan DREAM Act

There’s a New Bipartisan DREAM Act | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) presented a new bipartisan DREAM Act bill Thursday in Washington, D.C.
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Meet the College Student Who Pulled Down a Confederate Statue in Durham & Defied White Supremacy

Meet the College Student Who Pulled Down a Confederate Statue in Durham & Defied White Supremacy | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A crowd of activists toppled a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday, just two days after the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. As the crowd shouted "We are the revolution," a college student named Takiyah Thompson climbed up a ladder, looped a rope around the top of the Confederate Soldiers Monument in front of the old Durham County Courthouse and then pulled the statue to the ground. She was arrested the following day on two charges of felony inciting a riot and three misdemeanor charges, including defacing a statue. Thompson was released last night on a $10,000 unsecured bond. We speak with Thompson about her actions before her scheduled court hearing this morning.
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Reject bigotry in all forms, say George H.W., George W. Bush after Charlottesville violence

Reject bigotry in all forms, say George H.W., George W. Bush after Charlottesville violence | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
America's only living father-son duo of former presidents issued a statement Wednesday condemning hatred and borrowing Thomas Jefferson's language from the Declaration of Independence to support equality. The statement from former presidents George W. Bush, 71, and George H.W. Bush, 93, was released by family spokesman Jim McGrath.

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Charlottesville VA Backs "Reparations" Fund for Black Residents & Votes to Sell Robert E. Lee Statue

Charlottesville VA Backs "Reparations" Fund for Black Residents & Votes to Sell Robert E. Lee Statue | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In Charlottesville, Virginia, the city is preparing for a white nationalist rally on Saturday protesting against the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. The "Unite the Right" event is expected to draw several thousands of people, including counterprotesters. White nationalist Richard Spencer has organized similar protests earlier this year. City officials are reportedly scrambling to find ways to halt the event. At least 60 publicly funded Confederacy symbols have been removed or renamed since the 2015 massacre of nine black parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church by a self-described white supremacist, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. We speak with Wes Bellamy, vice-mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the youngest person to ever be elected to the Charlottesville City Council and has been leading the opposition to a Robert E. Lee statue in the city.
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"If I Was President": Chicano Band Las Cafeteras on Pushing an Agenda of Migrant & Food Justice

"If I Was President": Chicano Band Las Cafeteras on Pushing an Agenda of Migrant & Food Justice | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Los Angeles-based Chicano band Las Cafeteras joins us in studio for an interview and performance. The band has been described by the Los Angeles Times as "a uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock." This year they released a new album called "Tastes Like L.A." with the hit single, "If I was President." "In the left, we’re always talking about what we’re against," says one of the two co-founders of the band, Hector Flores. "We really want to reimagine and really think what we’re for, because the day is coming and the day is here where we need to push forward an agenda of what we’re for." We also speak with Denise Carlos.
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Rhode Island just made community college free

Rhode Island just made community college free | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Rhode Island just became the fourth state in the nation to make community college free for some of its residents.
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"Cruel & Inhumane": Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Trump Push to Slash Legal Immigration

"Cruel & Inhumane": Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Trump Push to Slash Legal Immigration | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump on Wednesday embraced a proposal to slash the number of legal immigrants allowed into the U.S. by 50 percent over 10 years in what would be the biggest overhaul of immigration law in over half a century. The RAISE Act, or Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment, would create a so-called merit-based immigration system that would favor applicants who speak English, have advanced degrees or can demonstrate job skills. We speak with Congressmember Pramila Jayapal, who represents Washington’s 7th District. She formerly served as executive director of OneAmerica, a pro-immigration advocacy group.
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Hot Car Deaths: Senators propose bill to help prevent child heatstroke in vehicles

Hot Car Deaths: Senators propose bill to help prevent child heatstroke in vehicles | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A new law proposed by a two senators could help prevent parents from accidentally leaving their children in sweltering vehicles.
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EXCERPT: Andrea J. Ritchie on Why We Need a World Without Police

EXCERPT: Andrea J. Ritchie on Why We Need a World Without Police | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In this selection from her new book “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color,” Ritchie breaks down the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to state sanctioned violence against women of color—and what it really means to be free.
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As Trump Targets Teenagers for Deportation, Immigrants Push Back with Direct Action

As Trump Targets Teenagers for Deportation, Immigrants Push Back with Direct Action | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In Austin, Texas, four undocumented immigrants were arrested protesting President Trump’s crackdown on sanctuary cities and plans to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This comes as Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out raids targeting undocumented teenagers it says are affiliated with gangs. ICE’s criteria for assessing gang affiliation includes whether teenagers have tattoos, wear clothing typical to a gang or even spend time in an area that’s known to have gangs. We speak with Catalina Adorno, one of those arrested in Texas, and with Alex Sanchez of Homies Unidos about how many immigrants are being wrongfully targeted as gang members.
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'Don't get shot by police' is goal of new advice in Arizona driver's manual

'Don't get shot by police' is goal of new advice in Arizona driver's manual | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Record shows that victims of police shootings during traffic stops are more likely to be black or Hispanic, lawmaker says.
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If the Teens Who Filmed the Disabled Man Drown Were Cops, They Would Not Be Charged

If the Teens Who Filmed the Disabled Man Drown Were Cops, They Would Not Be Charged | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Here's proof that if the five despicable teens who taunted and filmed a man drown were cops, they would not face charges.
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When Syria Came to Fresno

When Syria Came to Fresno | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Once in the United States, the new arrivals sometimes land in towns that are not exactly prepared for them.
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