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This site has a collection of blogs on the topics of migrant rights, decolonization, human rights, equity, pluralism, intersectionalism, cultural studies and artists who fight oppression. 

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I updated my home page to make it more readable and my about page to make it more to the point. 


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Reflecting on 12 Years a Slave - Part 1

Reflecting on 12 Years a Slave - Part 1 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
I saw it twice about a month apart, and I'm still haunted by it. Even beginning to read about it again gets me very emotional, it breaks my heart. For me, the lasting image is those long, beautiful...
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Innocent man: How inmate Michael Morton lost 25 years of his life

Innocent man: How inmate Michael Morton lost 25 years of his life | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Cleared in the Texas murder of his wife, Michael Morton walked free after nearly 25 years and his prosecutor went to jail for withholding exculpatory evidence.
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Mystic massacre

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The Mystic massacre (May 26th 1637) was the worst massacre in the genocide known as the Pequot War. White Americans killed 400 to 900 Pequots, mostly women, children and old men. They burned down their main town, Mystic (in present-day Connecticut), killing those who tried to escape. Most were burned alive.


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#DecolonizeHistory: Storytelling & Resistance

#DecolonizeHistory: Storytelling & Resistance | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


“I started writing because there was an absence I was familiar with. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy – a yearning I had as a teenager… and when I get ready to write, I think I’m trying to fill that.” –Ntozake Shange


#DecolonizeHistory is about storytelling that disrupts space to present narratives that have been actively silenced or neglected. 


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“Colonialism set the foundation for all other ‘ism’s’”

– Krysta Williams


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The white racist guide to reporting crime trends

The white racist guide to reporting crime trends | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
With all the news stories in America about knockout games in November 2013, we got to see some prime examples of how White Americans report a crime trend. CNN, NBC, ABC and Fox News put the racist ...
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From Arizona To Florida, Stand Your Ground Ends In Manslaughter

From Arizona To Florida, Stand Your Ground Ends In Manslaughter | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"Two cases, over 2300 miles apart - in Florida and Arizona - are in the web of situations involving stand your ground laws."


Although this situation was different than the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case, in this "reverse" case, the darker "Stand your ground" Cordell Jude was convicted, where the lighter George Zimmerman was not. 


A big difference however is that Cordell Jude said something like “I’m gonna get you”, or “kill you”, according to witnesses, where George Zimmerman didn't say that. 


HT @endyourstand

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Cops in Miami Gardens, FL Arrest & Abuse Residents Simply for Showing Up to Work (this is not an exaggeration!)

Cops in Miami Gardens, FL Arrest & Abuse Residents Simply for Showing Up to Work (this is not an exaggeration!) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Miami Gardens, Florida is a place where racial profiling is carried out so often and so maliciously by police that even local business owners have had enough of it.
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Genocide and THE THANKSGIVING MYTH

Genocide and THE THANKSGIVING MYTH | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


By S. Brian Willson

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"Let us recognize that accounts of the first Thanksgiving are mythological, and that the holiday is actually a grotesque celebration of our arrogant ethnocentrism built on genocide."


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After serving in the Vietnam War, S. Brian Willson became a radical, nonviolent peace activist and pacifist.

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This post has a number of drawings I hadn't seen before and it covers the history of brutal U.S. oppression from the U.S. East coast, to West coast, then all the way to the Philippines. 


I never knew about the "kill every one over ten" by General Jacob H. Smith in 1901.


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Why I’m Thankful for 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance & Why You Should Be To

Why I’m Thankful for 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance & Why You Should Be To | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


“There is resistance: in Canada it’s coming from First Nations. But it’s worth remembering that that’s a world-wide phenomenon. Throughout the world, the indigenous populations are in the lead. They are actually taking the lead in trying to protect the earth….It’s pretty ironic that the so-called ‘least advanced’ people are the ones taking the lead in trying to protect all of us, while the richest and most powerful among us are the ones who are trying to drive the society to destruction.” ~ Noam Chomsky


"The goals of settler colonial state have always been the same, remove Indigenous populations whether through extermination, relocation or assimilation, appropriate lands and resources and expand the reaches of the settler state." ~ Matt Remle, Last Real Indians


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a complex and savage tale

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IMAGE YOU WERE RELATED to one of the most notorious Indian killers in American history. Now, imagine you were also related to some of those Indians. You can now begin to understand the traumatic ba...
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SFPD Brutally Beat Black Bicyclist & 3 Others: Father & Sister Speak Out - Hip-Hop and Politics

SFPD Brutally Beat Black Bicyclist & 3 Others: Father & Sister Speak Out - Hip-Hop and Politics | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
We sat down & spoke w/ Selina Rodriguez & Frank Williams about the brutal beating of her brother Orlando & his son DJ Williams by SFPD
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving | Sometimes Racism is Subtle

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving | Sometimes Racism is Subtle | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Franklin sits alone on the long side of the table. 
There are no Latino characters in Charlie Brown cartoons. There are no Asian characters in Charlie Brown cartoons. 
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I suspect Charles Schulz lived in a segregated neighborhood like most Americans. 

Even through Asians now often live in European-American majority neighborhoods, when these cartoons were made, the Asian population was still low from the legacy of the Asian Exclusion actand Chinese Exclusion Act

I don't understand why Charles Schulz excluded Latinos. He lived in California so he knew Latinos existed.
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Smiley & West - Andrew Young and Remembering Fred Hampton

Smiley & West - Andrew Young and Remembering Fred Hampton | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Ambassador Andrew Young, former Congressman and mayor of Atlanta, reflects on his role in the civil rights movement and friendship with Martin Luther King Jr.


Plus, in commemoration of the FBI’s assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton 44 years ago this week, the very best of Smiley and West’s conversations with Hampton family lawyer Jeffrey Haas, B.P.P. co-founder Bobby Seale, and B.P.P. education leader Ericka Huggins.

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On a different topic here...I think the history of the Civil Rights and the commemoration of the BPP leader Fred Hampton is a vital conversation that needs to be addressed in our communities..Even larger now...

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Three WHITE college students file racial discrimination

Three WHITE college students file racial discrimination | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Action is taken when WHITES complain about discrimination. Listen to this woman's story.

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Jayne Weintraub Does Not Believe Zimmerman's Story

Jayne Weintraub Does Not Believe Zimmerman's Story | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"Not his story about the domestic violence incident.  It's Zimmerman's story about February 26, 2012 and why he killed unarmed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin."


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Facebook Killer Derek Medina Indicted, Claims Stand Your Ground

Facebook Killer Derek Medina Indicted, Claims Stand Your Ground | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A Miami man accused of killing his wife earlier this year, then posting a pic of her dead body on facebook, plans to use a stand your ground defense, and has been indicted
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

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"The Day the Earth Stood Still" (2008), a Hollywood film starring Keanu Reeves, takes the beloved 1951 classic of the same name and turns it into an alien-invasion disaster flick. Scott Derrickson ...
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72 Year-Old Man With Alzheimer's Killed After Ringing Bell At Wrong House

72 Year-Old Man With Alzheimer's Killed After Ringing Bell At Wrong House | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
72 year old Ronalld Westbrook, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, wandered away from home and was shot four times and killed after ringing the doorbell and turning a doorknob at a house in Geor...
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No Thanks to Thanksgiving

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By Robert Jensen, AlterNet


"One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.


In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas."


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Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!

Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day! | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


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"People always tell me to forget the past. I should just let it go and move on. Why do people of color always have to forget?! Would you tell a Jewish person to forget about the holocaust and just move on?! Would you tell the family of those who lost their lives on 9/11 to just forget about it?! So why are our tragedies forgettable and others are not?! I WILL NEVER forget! I will ALWAYS honor those who lost their lives unjustifiable."


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Mumia Abu-Jamal "Some Who Feel No Reason For Thanksgiving"

Mumia Abu-Jamal "Some Who Feel No Reason For Thanksgiving" | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
"Some Who Feel No Reason For Thanksgiving" To this day, I can hardly bear to think of that quintessentially American holiday—Thanksgiving. When I do, however, I do not dwell on Pilgrims with wide b...
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Thanksgiving Conundrum

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"Justin Petrone, like me, is a mixed race person with Native American ancestry, although unlike me, initially, he never thought of himself in those terms.  I’ve always known and since I was a child, self-identified myself in that way.  Like me, Justin has spent years searching for his elusive ancestors, more often than not, hidden in the mists of time with only suggestions of who their ancestors are by words on tax lists and census records like “free person of color.”


Most of the time, Native people were transparent, until they became at least “civilized” enough to be counted on the census, or taxed or they did something else to bring them into the white man’s realm.  More recently, Justin and others like us have been able to confirm, or deny, that heritage via DNA testing.  So even if we don’t know exactly who our ancestor is, we are positive THAT our Native heritage is real.  In some cases, through DNA testing we can learn which of our ancestral lines is Native."


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knockout games

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Abagond explains more behind these random acts of violence , what group is demonized and what is considered a trend. 


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