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Stocks: S&P 500 closes at all-time high

Stocks: S&P 500 closes at all-time high | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
After a strong finish to an otherwise flat first quarter, markets look poised to begin April with a spring in their step.
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Physical and mental health feeds financial health. 


The same day that it's announced that 7.1 million Americans now have health care is the same day that the S&P 500 closes at all time high.


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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."


RT "Migration is Beautiful" with VIDEO here. 


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47 Chicago residents shot over the weekend. 5 dead.

47 Chicago residents shot over the weekend. 5 dead. | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Police say 47 Chicago residents were shot over the weekend; five lost their lives. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials meet to discuss the violence.



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11-year-old Shamiya Adams was one of the 5 fatally shot.


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KKK recruiting with candy in South Carolina

KKK recruiting with candy in South Carolina | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
theGRIO REPORT - The Ku Klux Klan is recruiting in South Carolina, using candy and flyers that read at the top "Save our land, Join the Klan."
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Video shows man clinging to car after hit-and-run

Video shows man clinging to car after hit-and-run | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

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Elton Kim attempted to stop a driver who hit his SUV. Instead of stopping, the driver accelerated into Kim. 


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Scholarship Coach Shanice Miller Shares How She Graduated College with No Debt and a $10,000 Refund

Scholarship Coach Shanice Miller Shares How She Graduated College with No Debt and a $10,000 Refund | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Today, one woman shares how she amassed enough scholarships to graduate from college debt-free.


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Hamill: Cop who put man in chokehold and others who watched should be off the force

Hamill: Cop who put man in chokehold and others who watched should be off the force | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


No way can you look at that video of Garner being yoked in a chokehold from behind by a plainclothes coward without saying this guy belongs in an orange jumpsuit.


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Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases

Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Gil Kerlikowske, head of Customs and Border Protection, tells NPR that he is reviewing scores of incidents. "We need to be better at admitting when we're wrong or where we've made a mistake," he says.
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Immigrant or refugee? - CNN.com Video

CNN's Miguel Marquez explains the difference between those immigrating to the US and those seeking refuge.
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Sonia Ossorio, President, National Organization for Women | Human Trafficking


Host Sheryl McCarthy talks with journalist and activist Sonia Ossorio, president of NOW-NYC about pressing issues currently facing American women: abortion rights, contraception, sex education, the distinction between "legitimate" rape and faux rape, among others, and NOW-NYC's mission. (Taped: 09/07/12)


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Zelaya’s Daughter Pichu Recalls the Honduran Military’s Brutal Kidnapping of Her Father in 2009

Zelaya’s Daughter Pichu Recalls the Honduran Military’s Brutal Kidnapping of Her Father in 2009 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In the early morning hours of June 28, 2009, masked soldiers raided the Zelaya home in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. President Zelaya’s daughter Xiomara Hortensia “Pichu” Zelaya hid under the bed as soldiers fired shots into the home. Following the coup she went into exile and hadn’t seen her home until Saturday. “My dad, when he heard the gunshots, he went out of his room, and he went to my room, told me to get dressed up, because the military are coming,” Pichu Zelaya says. “And I heard the gunshots and everything. So he told me to hide, to find somewhere to hide.” [includes rush transcript]
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U.S. Turns Back on Child Migrants After Its Policies in Guatemala, Honduras Sowed Seeds of Crisis - VIDEO - Democracy Now!

U.S. Turns Back on Child Migrants After Its Policies in Guatemala, Honduras Sowed Seeds of Crisis - VIDEO - Democracy Now! | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


DANA FRANK: 
 Yeah, when we talk about the fleeing gangs and violence, it’s also this tremendous poverty. And poverty doesn’t just happen. It, itself, is a direct result of policies of both the Honduran government and the U.S. government, including privatizations, mass layoffs of government workers, and a new—in Honduras, a new law, that’s now made permanent, that breaks up full-time jobs and makes them part-time and ineligible for unionization, living wage and the national health service. And a lot of these economic policies are driven by U.S.-funded lending organizations like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, which itself is funding the corrupt Honduran police. The Central American Free Trade Agreement is the other piece of this. Like NAFTA did for the U.S. and Mexico, it opens the door to this open competition between small producers in agriculture in Honduras, small manufacturers, and jobs are disappearing as a result of that.


So, with this poverty that we’re seeing that people are fleeing, it’s not like people are like, "Let’s go have the American dream." There are almost no jobs for young people. Their parents know it. And we’re talking about starving to death—that’s the alternative—or being driven into gangs with tremendous sexual violence. And it’s a very, very tragic situation here. But it’s not like it tragically just happened. It’s a direct result of very conscious policies by the U.S. and Honduran governments.
 

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57,000 Possible Cases of Asylum

57,000 Possible Cases of Asylum | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Mr. Obama called the surge in children from Central America an “actual humanitarian crisis on the border,” and said it “only underscores the need to drop the politics and fix our immigration system once and for all.”


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I always thought people should move toward resources, comfort and safety. And that's exactly what people do. 


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SPLC Report: Far-right extremist groups decline but remain at near-record levels

The number of far-right extremist groups fell significantly in 2013 for the first time in a decade, the SPLC found in its annual count, released today. But with a total of more than 2,000 groups, the radical right remains at historically high levels.
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Florida moms, fearing racism, sending babies to Canada for adoption

Florida moms, fearing racism, sending babies to Canada for adoption | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


At a time when international adoption is on the wane in many countries, it is becoming a surprising — and controversial — growth industry in Florida, where some birth mothers are seemingly looking to Canada as a kind of promised land.


Growing numbers of Florida mothers wishing to place their African-American or mixed race children up for adoption are choosing Canada. Many have told adoption officials in Florida they want Canadian families to raise their infants so their children can escape the kind of racism they live with. Others mention Canada’s parental-leave benefits, saying that will mean their babies have a better chance of bonding with their new parents.


“Many birth mothers are choosing to have their children placed in Canada because they feel that Canada is a much more open society and they feel they will have less exposure to racism here,” said Cathy Murphy, executive director of Ottawa-based international adoption agency Children’s Bridge, which has had a Florida program for nearly two years.


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11 Year-Old Genius Ramarni Wilford Scores Higher Than Einstein on IQ Test

11 Year-Old Genius Ramarni Wilford Scores Higher Than Einstein on IQ Test | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


An 11-year-old in the U.K. found out he’s a genius after taking an IQ test. His 162 score makes him smarter than Bill Gates – and Albert Einstein – according to the Romford Recorder.


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Congressional Candidate Calls On Fox News Host To Resign Over Racial Slur

Congressional Candidate Calls On Fox News Host To Resign Over Racial Slur | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


A congressional candidate in California is urging Fox News host Bob Beckel to resign after Beckel used a racial slur on air last week.


While discussing a report on Chinese hackers delving into U.S. government records on Thursday's episode of "The Five," Beckel began ranting about "Chinamen."


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Choke Holds Are Intended To Kill – Eric Garner; Ethan Saylor

Choke Holds Are Intended To Kill – Eric Garner; Ethan Saylor | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. Martin Luther King. I’m reading the news about Eric Garner and it causes me to ask questions while getting that sick feeling in my stomach...


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Rush to Deport Could Trample Asylum Claims - The Boston Globe

Rush to Deport Could Trample Asylum Claims - The Boston Globe | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
HARLINGEN, Texas — The first time her aunt in Mexico took her out at night, the young teenager was told they were headed to a party. It was no party. “It was trafficking people, drug dealers,” she recalled. “I just saw a lot of guys. They had guns. I was in shock. I was shaking. The more I was saying no, the more they treated me badly.”
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Carlos Batara's curator insight, July 21, 12:53 AM


My neighborhood supports Ted Cruz for President.  His bumper sticker tells me a lot about his stance on immigration issues.


His views originate on the opposite political spectrum from mine. 


Yet, we can dialogue, and we can discuss immigration in a manner uncommon to much of the American public.


This morning, I bumped into during my morning walk.  Quickly, the conversation turned to our Murrieta neighbors and the Central American border crisis. 


I conceded, as an asylum attorney, that many of the child refugees will not win their cases.  Proving both a subjective and objective fear of persecution is not easy.


He acknowledged that if the U.S. is to remain a beacon of liberty for nations to emulate, we must demonstrate what due process means in terms of handling the influx of Central Americans.


We both broke ranks with our ideological peers.  If they could hear us, would the rush to trample asylum claims be halted?


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White Preacher Sets Himself On Fire To Inspire Justice For African Americans

White Preacher Sets Himself On Fire To Inspire Justice For African Americans | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


When Caucasian retired pastor Charles Moore (pictured) set himself on fire on June 23 at a Grand Saline, Texas, step mall parking lot, he was reportedly prayerful that his act of suicide did not go in vain. Moore, who had dedicated his life to fighting against racism, left behind a suicide note that reportedly states he has decided to kill himself  because he was haunted by the yester-year lynchings of African Americans and wanted his death to inspire social reform, according to the New York Daily News.


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Charting the shocking rise of racial disparity in our criminal justice system

Charting the shocking rise of racial disparity in our criminal justice system | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
By 2010, nearly a third of black male high school dropouts aged 25-29 were in prison or otherwise institutionalized.
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[VIDEO] NYPD Chokehold Kills Asthmatic Staten Island Man

[VIDEO] NYPD Chokehold Kills Asthmatic Staten Island Man | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


A Staten Island man died Thursday after a New York Police Department officer put him in a chokehold.


The incident was captured on video by a bystander and obtained by the The New York Daily News.


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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: America's Immigration Crisis: Kid Edition

Republicans always claim America is the best nation on Earth; to their chagrin, child refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Latin America are listening.
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U.S. Secret Drug War in Honduras

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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012


The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has confirmed its agents were on board a U.S.-owned helicopter with Honduran police officers when four people were shot and killed on a boat earlier this week. Two of the victims were said to be pregnant women. The deadly incident has highlighted the centrality of Honduras in the U.S.-backed drug war.


Honduras is the hub for the U.S. military operations in Latin America, hosting at least three U.S. bases. We speak to Dana Frank, a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz. [includes rush transcript]


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Woman intentionally runs over two Black men


A woman intentionally ran over two Black men in a gas station parking lot. CNN affiliate KPRC reports.
 


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Reminds me of the white teenager who ran over 49-year-old African American James Craig Anderson. VIDEO


We live in a sick country. 


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4 Boys Dead by Gaza Shore

4 Boys Dead by Gaza Shore | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A New York Times photographer gives his account of explosions and sudden death.
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Why is Israel bombing CHILDREN on the beach of Gaza?


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The U.S. Roots of the Central American Immigrant Influx

The U.S. Roots of the Central American Immigrant Influx | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


Before dying of pneumonia at a Guatemala hospital in late May, the recently deported 21-year-old Gustavo Antonio Vásquez Chaj told his family that the U.S. Border Patrol had kept him, at some point, wet, stripped of a layer of clothing, and in a cold cell during several days in detention.
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The tragic journey of Vásquez Chaj and Tucux Chiché is one story among many of how harmful U.S. political and economic policies in Latin America violently intersect with a hardening and brutal system of U.S. immigration control. In their case, the young men’s voyage was first and foremost one of necessity rather than of choice. Vásquez Chaj and Tucux Chiché were economic migrants fleeing a country of wreck and ruin that decades of harmful U.S. foreign and economic policies have helped to bring about.

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It is indisputable that the United States shares significant responsibility for the genocide of tens of thousands of Guatemalans—mainly indigenous Mayans, including members of Gustavo and Maximiliano’s community, who comprised a majority of the (at least) 150,000 killed in the 1980s alone.


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