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Gutierrez Introduces GOP to Hispanic Voters, Again

"November 15, 2012 -- Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to introduce the Republican Party to Latinos as a way of undersoring the impact of Hispanics and the immigration issue on the 2012 election. Rep. Gutierrez called for bipartisan cooperatioon to enact immigration reform, saying "We need to set aside the mistakes of both parties, and do what is right for the American people, including Latinos and immigrants."

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Dr. Cornel West speaks about Art and Culture in a Social Movement

"Dr. Cornel West speaks on the importance of Art and Culture in a Social Movement. For more info on getting involved please goto AltoArizona.com


Ocotber 2 2010 at Tonatierra Nahuacalli Embassy of Indigenous People in Phoenix, Arizona. Interviewed and filmed by Ernesto Yerena."

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Dignity Not Detention | Art Campaign

Dignity Not Detention | Art Campaign | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
We called on you artists out there to challenge immigration enforcement and detention by creating an image. And you delivered!

 

Below are some of the images that we’ll use as part of our online campaign DIGNITY NOT DETENTION (much like the excellent images created for the AltoArizona campaign).

 

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The Obama Asian American Landslide | ChangeLab

The Obama Asian American Landslide | ChangeLab | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"I found the interesting statistic to be the Asian American vote. Because the Asian American community doesn’t have the homogeneity, the cohesion that people have talked about. You’re talking about South Asian, Vietnamese and others. The fact that they gave 73% of their vote to the Obama presidency tells you that it really is about policies and not about demographics alone."

-Wade Henderson

 

"President Obama is the “first Asian American President” in the same way that President Clinton was the “first Black President.” (Rep. Mike Honda, via US News, Sept. 2012) Between frequently and openly identifying with the Asian and Asian American elements of his family and personal life (born in Hawai’i, the only APIA-majority state; his sister, Maya, is Asian American; he spent time in his childhood living in Indonesia; etc.)..." 

-Kevin Hsu

 

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Throw Away The Key (No More Prisons) | AWKWORD Rap

Official Video... Coming Soon!

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http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/awkword-throw-away-the-key/...
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Post Election Special | Smiley & West

Post Election Special | Smiley & West | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown,
Congressional Black Caucus chair Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge,
Texas Congressman-elect Joaquin Castro,
Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos join Smiley in this post-election special

 

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Helping New York & New Jersey

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"Super storm Sandy hit the northeastern United States on October 29, 2012. The storm did considerable damage to the New York – New Jersey area with millions of people affected by power outages, flooding and severe home damage. For the second time, in as many weeks, President Obama visited Staten Island today. The damage is being totaled right now at approximately $50 billion in damage and there are still many people without power.

 

I am asking that if you have not given, to please consider giving to the Red Cross, AmeriCares, Catholic Charities USA, or Direct Relief International. These (and some others) are also listed on CNN’s website. As a survivor of Hurricane Ivan in 2004, I can tell you that it takes much to get back to “normal” and any help given will be appreciated. Show your love to our brothers and sisters in the New York – New Jersey area by giving to your charity of choice. I know that they will appreciate your efforts!!"

 

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Day Laborers Ready to Help with Restoration after Hurricane

Day Laborers Ready to Help with Restoration after Hurricane | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Day Laborers helping restore hurricane #Sandy devastated Coney Island this Sat. Come support!

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/167348653408436

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Parallels to country’s racist past haunt age of Obama

Parallels to country’s racist past haunt age of Obama | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"The notion that the federal government should help those who cannot help themselves wasn’t widely accepted before the Civil War. There were a few charities and municipal hospitals that took care of the sick, but most institutions ignored ordinary people who needed health care, said Downs, a Connecticut College history professor who studies the history of race and medicine in 19th-century America.

 

Reconstruction changed that. Post-Civil War America was marked by epidemics: yellow fever, smallpox and typhus. Freed slaves, who were often malnourished and had few clothes and little shelter, died by the “tens of thousands,” he said.

 

The federal government responded by creating the nation’s first-ever national health care system, directed at newly freed slaves. It was called the Medical Division of the Freedmen’s Bureau. The division built 40 hospitals and hired hundreds of doctors to treat more than a million former slaves from 1865 until it was shut down in 1870 after losing congressional funding, Downs said.

 

“It absolutely radicalized health care,” he said. “You can’t argue that government intervention in health is something new or a recent innovation. It originated in the mid-19th century in response to the suffering of freed slaves.”

 

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Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor - COLORLINES

Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor - COLORLINES | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Instead of meeting hate with hate, they met hate with love. And humor.

 

Police are always so nice and protective of the KKK

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"Effective Evil" or Progressives’ Best Hope? Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson on Obama Presidency

"Effective Evil" or Progressives’ Best Hope? Glen Ford vs. Michael Eric Dyson on Obama Presidency | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"As President Obama accepts the Democratic nomination to seek four more years in the White House, we host a debate on his presidency with Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University and author of numerous books. Ford calls Obama the "more effective evil" for embracing right-wing policies and neutralizing effective opposition, while Dyson argues Obama provides the best and obvious choice for progressive change within the confines of the U.S. political system. [includes rush transcript]"

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The Republican bubble | Abagond

The Republican bubble | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"They sound like they are nuts because they are nuts.
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They are not trolling: they are not saying crackpot stuff to gain attention, listeners or votes. They are serious."

 

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Nate Silver | Abagond

Nate Silver | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Nate Silver (1978- ), an American statistician and writer, is the top polling expert and political forecaster at the New York Times.

 

In 2008 he got 49 of 50 states right in the presidential election and got all 35 Senate races right.


In 2010 he got 34 of 37 Senate races right and 36 of 37 governor races. He said Republicans would gain 55 seats in the House. They gained 63.


In 2012 he got 50 out of 50 states right and 33 of 35 Senate races.

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Alto Arizona! - Creative Resistance | Poster Gallery

Alto Arizona! - Creative Resistance | Poster Gallery | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Alto Arizona is calling on all artists, painters, poets, musicians, visual artists, performers and filmmakers to use their talents to help the migrant communities and their supporters in Arizona.

 

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The world's poorest president | BBC News

The world's poorest president | BBC News | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Politicians are often criticised for extravagant lifestyles, but Uruguay's president lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his income."

 

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Red, Blue, Slave, Free | ChangeLab

Red, Blue, Slave, Free | ChangeLab | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

The maps above (originally from PolitiComments.com) were cut and pasted into this post from the new Changelab report, Left or Right of the Colorline? Asian Americans and the Racial Justice Movement. The first one describes the Red-Blue electoral breakdown in 2004, and the second indicates in tan and red those territories that were once open to slavery. The chilling correspondence between these two maps used to feel like our unchangeable political destiny.

 

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Oshkosh Area School District: Remove the song "Pick a Bale of Cotton" from the curriculum

Oshkosh Area School District: Remove the song "Pick a Bale of Cotton" from the curriculum | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"The song is offensive. It's historical significance will not be lost nor dimished by removing it from the curriculum. Surely, other valuable songs exists that can be used to teach the call and response form."

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Actually, Mitt, even a lot of white voters didn't want you - CNN.com

Actually, Mitt, even a lot of white voters didn't want you - CNN.com | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Why is Mitt Romney largely blaming minorities for his loss to President Obama?

 

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500 Nations [4 Discs] | Rent online from Blockbuster

500 Nations [4 Discs] | Rent online from Blockbuster | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
This documentary series on Native American history and culture has been given a respectful presentation for its release on DVD.
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Florida to Grade Black Students on a Different Scale Than White Students?

Florida to Grade Black Students on a Different Scale Than White Students? | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Instead of trying to fight the racism evidenced by educational gaps, Florida will institute different standards for black, white students.

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Rather than focusing solely on things like economic backgrounds, the board's choice to use race-based categories has attracted plenty of attention.
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the board decided to use that gap to set parameters for what it expects children of different races to achieve over the next six years
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“I’m somewhere between complete and utter disgust and anger and disappointment with humanity,” Robinson told the Post.
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Robinson called the state board’s actions essentially “proclaiming racism” and said she wants Palm Beach County to continue to educate every child with the same expectations, regardless of race.

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"Harvest of Empire": New Film Recounts How U.S. Intervention Caused Mass Latin American Migrations

"Harvest of Empire": New Film Recounts How U.S. Intervention Caused Mass Latin American Migrations | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, the new feature-length documentary, "Harvest of Empire," examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, "Harvest of Empire" takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape. González is a columnist at the New York Daily News and author of three other books, including "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." We’re also joined by the film’s co-director, Eduardo López. [includes rush transcript]"

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The Southern strategy | Abagond

The Southern strategy | Abagond | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

The Southern strategy (1964-2012) is an American political strategy where Republicans win over angry white men, particularly in the South, by appealing to their racism.

 

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Cold Stone Creamery employee fired after wishing Obama dead on Facebook | The Raw Story

Cold Stone Creamery employee fired after wishing Obama dead on Facebook | The Raw Story | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"A Turlock, California woman was fired from her job this week after publishing a racial slur to her Facebook account and wishing for President Barack Obama’s assassination."

 

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