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Who's the real illegal alien- Farrakhan on Immigration & the Mexican Border us history mexico

(FinalCall.com) - Speaking on the so-called immigration controversy during his Oct. 21, 2012 address, Minister Farrakhan said everyone should be given the pa...
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Miss World Muslimah 2013 - Miss Nigeria crowned winner in Muslim pageant

Miss World Muslimah 2013 - Miss Nigeria crowned winner in Muslim pageant | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Miss Nigeria Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola took home the crown at this year's contest, which took place in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sept. 18, 2013."

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For the win!


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Choosing not to protect child farmworkers

Choosing not to protect child farmworkers | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"Children are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of pesticide exposure as their bodies are still developing, and they consume more water and food and breathe more air, pound for pound, than adults. Long-term effects of pesticide exposure include cancer, neurological problems and reproductive health issues.


Most children working on farms in North Carolina are poor and Latino. While their parents are frequently undocumented migrants, most of the children are U.S. citizens. Farmworker parents rely on their children’s minimum wage earnings to help supplement meager family incomes, averaging less than $20,000 annually nationwide.


Under a double standard in federal labor law, children can work in agriculture at far younger ages, for far longer hours and in far more hazardous conditions than other working children. Federal law has no minimum age for children to work on small farms with their parents’ permission. At age 12, children can work for hire on a farm of any size.


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Racist U.S. laws allow certain groups of children (mostly Latino) to work in these dangerous conditions. 


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Miss Native American USA 2012 Contestants

Miss Native American USA on Pinterest

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Germany's Refugee Policy Tested By New Arrivals

Germany's Refugee Policy Tested By New Arrivals | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Germany's Refugee Policy Tested By New Arrivals : Parallels : NPR. As many as 5,000 Syrian refugees are after Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed to a U.N. request to host them. But they a...
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It's easy for the U.S. to highlight how groups in other countries are not welcoming refugees - but have you heard the U.S. news speak about the U.S. welcoming refugees at all lately? 


And the first comment on the NPR site is a good reminder to balance the message. 


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Spike Lee w/ Bobby Rivers: "4 Little Girls"

"On WNYW's morning news show, Bobby Rivers interviewed filmmaker Spike Lee for the release of his first documentary, "4 Little Girls." Lee's 1997 feature covers a racial hate crime in September 1963 that made international headlines.


Four children were killed in an Alabama church bombing two weeks after Dr. Martin Luther King's historic March on Washington."

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I just saw this superbly made documentary on HBO Go. 

HBO Go is available through Apple TV if you have an HBO subscription. 

It will be availalbe through HBO Go through 9-30-2013


It's also available through NetFlix


It may also be at your library on DVD.


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The Fence

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The Fence, HBO Documentary
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In this short documentary they show


  • How migrants cross under and over the wall
  • How many U.S. tax dollars are spent on the wall
  • Up to the making of the movie, not one U.S. terrorist arrived through the U.S. – Mexico border
  • The Fence does not cover the whole U.S. Mexico border region
  • The Fence covers enough of the border so that many walk around the fence and die in the dessert
  • How animals migration paths are blocked
  • Approximately 2 people die per day crossing through the dessert areas of the U.S.
  • For more about the deaths of our brothers and sisters visit No More Deaths


Click through to watch a video preview. 

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The Speech That Shocked Birmingham the Day After the Church Bombing

The Speech That Shocked Birmingham the Day After the Church Bombing | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Appalled by the murder of four little girls, a white Alabaman spoke out against racism—and was forever shunned for it.
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Julie Chen's Anti-Asian Surgery Admission

Julie Chen's Anti-Asian Surgery Admission | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"...plastic surgeons profit from racist standards of beauty..."

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In the U.S. it seems to be standard for everyone to get braces – unless they already have Hollywood teeth.


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TO FAST FOOD CEOS: YOUR WORKERS SHOULDN'T NEED FOOD STAMPS (petition)

TO FAST FOOD CEOS: YOUR WORKERS SHOULDN'T NEED FOOD STAMPS (petition) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
  I know I've posted quite a few petitions about fast food workers and the minimum wage. I do so because I think it's so important that people who work hard get treated with respect and dignit...
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If companies do not pay their workers fairly, then us, the tax payers, will make up the difference in their salary by subsidizing the cost of their grocery bill with food stamps and the cost of their health care bill with -- subsidized health care payments. 


It seems like a popular business model in the U.S. is to pay your emplyees so low that the government picks up part of the cost of taking care of the emloyee's basic needs. 


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Tainos

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"The Taínos (tah-EE-noes), commonly called the Arawak Indians, were the main people who lived in the Caribbean when Columbus arrived in 1492. They are the ones he called “Indians”, thinking he was in Asia."

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"Spanish genocide and disease wiped out 85% of the Tainos. It shocked Europe, even back then. And yet, despite all that – or, rather, because of all that – the Spanish debated whether the Tainos had souls in the Valladolid Debate (1550-1551)."

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Massachusetts man planned to eat children, prosecutors say

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The news is depressing as hell. I am afraid all the time.

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Women Sue for Humiliating Vaginal Search From State Troopers (Video)

UPDATE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FVZEpYiLI "A Texas woman and her niece are suing a pair of Texas state troopers and the director of the Texas Depart...
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Like Cenk Uygur says, what's the greater violation, being felt up and raped or possessing a joint of marijuana? 


The is another example of the "freedom and liberty" we have in the U.S. 

The police have the "freedom and liberty" to violate citizens. 


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1492: A Song of Evil by Olin Tezcatlipoca

"This video recording is from a presentation in Phoenix, Arizona on February 16, 2013. Olin Tezcatlipoca lectures with a poem on the disastrous state of our mental and economic affairs as a Nican Tlaca people, as Indigenous people."

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Miss America 2014, Miss New York Answers Question About Julie Chen's Eyes

Miss New York Crowned Miss America 2014 Miss New York Nina Davuluri was asked by Carla Hall about Julie Chen's decision to have plastic surgery about making ...
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She didn't answer the question - and she still won. 


It's easy for someone who is considered beautiful by the mainstream to say they don't agree with plastic surgery. 



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Miss Native American USA 2012-2013

Miss Native American USA 2012-2013 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Since August 25th 2012, it’s been a joyous and momentous occasion in my life to be garnished by a crown and title so admirable. I consider my reign a true blessing from God, as well as a challenge to overcome the negative prospectors. I hope that the road is now paved with respect and awareness for our future Miss Native American, USA title holders. I’m in hopes that as she walks into a room, eyes will continue to grace at not only her beauty, but admiration for her hard work and dedication. I continue to say, this pageant is history in the making. We are here tonight to witness part 2 in this story, as we crown only the second title holder of Miss Native American, USA.


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Shaylin Shabi (Navajo Nation) 


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The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

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On Sunday September 15th 1963 the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls: Addie Mae Collins, age 14 (1949-1963) Cynthia Wesley, age 14 (1949-1...
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There is an excellent Spike Lee documentary called "4 Little Girls" filled with many heart wrenching scenes and interviews of the parents, family and friends.


One of the most heart-rending and poignant scenes is when the father of one of the murdered girls shows the cinematographer an absolutely perfect photo he took of his beautiful happy daughter hugging a white doll as close as she can to her head as her and the doll pose for the camera.


The beautiful innocence of childhood contrasted alongside the hate and violence of racist adults is emotionally overwhelming. Viewing a happy photo from a grieving parent made me sad and sick to my stomach at the absurdity of the hate and violence in this world.


It's not enough to say that one man or four men were sociopathic killers. The whole U.S. culture allows those sick and twisted people to be members of our society virtually unchecked.


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Trey Turner's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:12 PM

Church Bombing

Ashley Nicole Kilgore's curator insight, January 17, 2014 3:28 PM

16th Street Baptist Church

Courtlandt Cobb's curator insight, January 30, 2015 2:32 PM

We picked this picture because its shows how the KKK bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama and in the outline it stated that they killed 4 little black girls.

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Jonathan Ferrell

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Jonathan Ferrell (1988-2013) was an unarmed black American man shot dead by the police. The Charlotte/Mecklenberg county police in North Carolina gunned him down in the early hours of Saturday, Sep...
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Two of the comments ask important questions that other news outlets seem to have glossed over. 


Check the comments by "Awake BW" and "King".


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Difference Between Psychopath & Sociopath

Dr. Drew explains the differences in regards to Casey Anthony.
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Do you know any people who fit into these categories?


A lot of men seem to have a predisposition to use violence to "solve" problems.


Many men lean toward sociopathic behavior. Isn't it men who invented chemical weapons, nuclear bombs, napalm (sticky fire), machine guns.

What kind of person in their right mind would invent that stuff?


Learn more here


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Nican Tlaca University of Cemanahuac (NTUC)- NicanTlaca.com

Nican Tlaca University of Cemanahuac (NTUC)- NicanTlaca.com | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Our Nican Tlaca Indigenous Civilizations began over 6,000 years ago. Europeans destroyed our Nican Tlaca civilizations starting in 1492 with Columbus. We are currently in the process of reconstructing ourselves as independent Nican Tlaca people with our own Nican Tlaca Civilization -- forever free of European colonialism."

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Decolonize your mind


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Smiley & West | Stanley Aronowitz, Norm Stamper, and Remembering Birmingham

Smiley & West | Stanley Aronowitz, Norm Stamper, and Remembering Birmingham | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper explains why he now speaks out against drones, stop-and-frisk, and the war on drugs.


Carolyn McKinstry recalls the tragic day when Christian extremists from the KKK killed four little girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church.


And, Theodore Debro tells us how he witnessed Dr. Martin Luther King react to the bombing during his sermon in Atlanta.



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I was amazed to hear Norm Stamper say that even though he knew the police could be overly aggressive, that after he joined the police force –he was sucked into the culture and became a gleeful abuser of the people that he was hired to serve.


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Congress' border efforts are bunk, say border sheriffs

Congress' border efforts are bunk, say border sheriffs | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"The bill passed by the Senate in July attempts to solve the problem of illegal immigration with a $46 billion "border surge," adding 20,000 new Border Patrol agents, and $3 billion in new monitoring technology. But sheriffs policing the border say that misses the mark."

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My tax dollars at 'work' again, propping up xenophobia. 


On the positive side though, this might reduce the number of deaths in the desert. 


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History Repeats Itself, Why I Study History, and History as a Science

History Repeats Itself, Why I Study History, and History as a Science | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
There I said it. History. Repeats. Itself. I’ll say it again. History. Repeats. Most historians balk at this notion with a series of well-intended but nonetheless vehement objections. In my experie...
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Click through to check the cartoon about immigration:

"History Marches on; Nativism Marches in Place"


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Jay-Z vs. George Zimmerman

"Rapper Jay Z, who attended last weekend's "Justice For Trayvon" rally in New York City, has spoken out for the first time on the George Zimmerman verdict wi...
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