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Teen Thrown In Violent New York Prison For Years Without Ever Having Been Convicted

Teen Thrown In Violent New York Prison For Years Without Ever Having Been Convicted | Making a difference | Scoop.it

 

"Bronx resident Kalief Browder was walking home from a party when he was abruptly arrested by New York City police officers on May 14, 2010. A complete stranger said Browder had robbed him a few weeks earlier and, consequently, changed the 16-year-old's life forever.

 

Browder was imprisoned for three years before the charges were dropped in June 2013, according to a WABC-TV Eyewitness News investigation.

 

At the time of the teen's arrest, Browder's family was unable to pay the $10,000 bail. He was placed in the infamously violent Rikers Island correctional facility, where he remained until earlier this year."

 


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Things need to change: teen spends time in violent prison before charges dropped because his family can't afford bail.

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:44 AM


Kudos to this man for not taking the plea deal. The plea deal is bullsh*t that would have given him a permanent record making it nearly impossible for him to get a job at most companies for the rest of his life. #NewJimCrow 


And remember, this happened in the "Freedom Loving" United States. Freedom for who?


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How Great Leaders Make a FUSS About What Works

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Why it's vital to keep funding small community groups - The Guardian

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Alison Seabrooke: New research backs our call to all political parties to fund community groups that are often the glue holding society together
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Small community groups are key in holding society together, there should be more support for local initiatives close to people's hearts.

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Christian, Muslim and Jewish artists unite in prayer for the world - Episcopal News Service

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Episcopal News Service Christian, Muslim and Jewish artists unite in prayer for the world Episcopal News Service The “Amen” theme also embodies the spirit of the January 2011 Egyptian Revolution, when hordes of people from Muslim and Christian...
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The Essence of Leadership in Five Letters

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Image source by George Hodan Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller capture, “The Secret," of leadership in five letters, SERVE. The beauty of SERVE is inescapable simplicity and actionable clarity. Serve S...


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If you really want to make a difference...what kind of a leader are you?

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“Am I a serving leader or a self-serving leader?”
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How would you answer the question, "Am I a serving leader or a self-serving leader?”


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Good guidelines for a continual reinventing journey:-)

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Pink walk for cancer charity is a huge success - Bridport and Lyme Regis News

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CHILDREN joined dozens of fundraisers on a walk from Beaminster to Bridport to raise money for a cancer charity.
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10 Tips To Build Your Professional Learning Community Infographic

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The How To Build Your Professional Learning Community Infographic presents how you can curate your own professional learning community.

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Author and poet Maya Angelou dies at 86 - Sacramento Bee

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Few times in life we get to know of a single individual, a black woman from America, that can make a difference in so many lives in so many different ways...using words to give voice to children, dreamers,  and anybody that had been at the receiving end of abuse. Such joy,  respect, challenge, sassiness and hope!

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Healing Practice: Laughter Really is Serious Medicine

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Laughter is a universal language that brings people together. Shared laughter breaks down barriers, builds trust, and creates connection. Laughter has the power to de-escalate conflict and bring about creative and flexible solutions to challenges. When we laugh, dopamine is released and opens up pathways in the brain that help us discover novel solutions. According to Ellen Weber and Jeane Segal, “humor and playful communication strengthen our relationships by triggering positive feelings and fostering emotional connection. 

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Laughter is some of the best medicine for physical health, mental health, and relationships. Take a minute to add laughter to your day!

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It's hard to laugh and be upset in the same moment. If we find something humorous, we find ourselves to be different. Jennifer has quite eloquently explained exactly how good laughing is for our bodies, minds, hearts and souls. Love it! Amy Fuller PhD

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25 projects identified for southern industrial corridor - The Hindu

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25 projects identified for southern industrial corridor The Hindu The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) in consultation with the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion and three southern States has identified 25 priority projects...
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United Nations: Canada needs indigenous consent for pipeline projects - Al Jazeera America

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Earth Day 2014: What Is It and How to Support Environmental Initiatives Around ... - The Epoch Times

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The worldwide annual Earth Day always fall on April 22 and has been celebrated since its inception in 1970.
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Today is Earth Day 2014. Are you doing anything special to mark this day?  Have you made any changes in your lifestyle to protect our planet?

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Cease-fires bring patchy peace to Damascus neighborhoods - Christian Science Monitor

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For him, the truce brought not only peace of mind, but also a happy reunion with family members on the other side of the front line.
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What a short break in hostilities can mean..

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Bullying Persists Despite School Efforts

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The most thorough analysis to date of studies on school bullying has found that K-12 schools’ attempts to curb bullying behavior have accomplished little.

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So far all efforts to curb bullying behaviour at school seem to have achieved very little...what then?

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Bullying persists, because students see it acted on in many adult-to-adult relationships. These models lead students to believe that bullying is OK.

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Mindfulness: how to find inner peace in the chaos of a city - Telegraph

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Don't fight new Technologies learn instead how the process of Learning changes.

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Foster parents can and do make a difference in the lives of many children and young people.

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How A 17-Year-Old Gave Her School A Big Wake-Up Call

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Jilly Dos Santos, 17, convinced her school to push its start time back so students could get more sleep -- and other schools are following her lead. Find out why the movement to begin class later is gaining steam.

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Young people need to sleep more to be more receptive and less cranky...see what a 17 year old achieved when s he made a difference in her school's approach...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, August 14, 6:03 AM

Sleep deprivation results in lost learning and more bad bahavior. 

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It just takes one to make a difference. We have some remarkable children if we just take some time to listen.

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Always Be #LikeAGirl ! This Ad Will Bring You To Tears

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Extremely powerful commercial every woman should see!
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Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in e-learning settings.

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]Fall courses are open for enrollment now.  All courses are 8 week intensive graduate classes earning 3 graduate semester credits.  


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How young is too young to be suspended from school?

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Nationwide, thousands of kids are suspended from preschool, which is becoming more and more academic. Experts say expulsion rates drop when teachers are coached. (How young is too young to be suspended from school?
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So how early are children being suspended from school? Is this measure accomplishing anything?

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A Prayer For Peace

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I allow It to do so. I embrace for myself and everyone everywhere, that the Peace that surpasses understanding is experienced.

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The Daily Meditation 5.13.2014

“A Prayer For Peace“

Ginger Young, RScP


In this moment I remember that there is one Power that is life. Everything I see, and everything I don’t see is this one, divine power. I see it as the mountains, as the blue sky. I see it as the flower that makes me know peaceful beauty. I know the Divine in the hug of a friend. It is all that I sense through my eyes of site, and ears of hearing, through taste and touch. I know It as the infinity of space and discovery.

This Divine Power is infinite wisdom, divine intelligence, Love, including and infinitely beyond human love. It is Peace, Whole, Complete, and Good.


This divine power that I call God, being infnitely all, is therefore me. I can not be separate from what I was and am birthed out of. I am this same divine power as I breath and think. My heart beats of its own accord, and this I know is how God tells me I am fully supported in all ways. Not just that my body functions amazingly on its own as I feed and care for it, but that my relationships, work, finances, health and happiness, are all taken care of and are already fully supported by this divine Power – God.


I declare with that I now more deeply trust this fact: that I am fully supported by the natural Goodness and abundance of God, and It pours forth through and as my life. As me. I allow It to do so. I embrace for myself and everyone everywhere, that the Peace that surpasses understanding is experienced. I experience calm, peace, and well-being.

As I bring these words of truth deeply into my heart and mind, I know that the manifestation of peace is already done. It is always here – I am now simply aligned and open to it.


So I release this prayer, knowing that the magnificence of God brings forth peace and peaceful experiences that I have not ever imagined.


I deepest gratitude and thankfulness, I allow. I let God be, as me. And So It Is. Amen.


Ginger Young is a Practitioner at the Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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Three Education Innovations That Could Increase Economic Mobility

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Will your typical public high school education get you a job in today’s economy? The possibilities seem limited.
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What can be achieved through education that can make our young employable?

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New Ian McEwan novel The Children Act to take on religion | Books ...

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Ian McEwan will focus on the contested domains of religion and family life for his forthcoming novel, The Children Act, according to his publisher Jonathan Cape. Due to be published on 4 September 2014, The Children Act ...
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How one family may raise hope for all Alzheimer's patients - CBS News

How one family may raise hope for all Alzheimer's patients
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Marta (not her real name, her family asked us not to reveal it) has Alzheimer's, a degenerative disease marked by memory loss, followed by loss of motor skills and, finally, death.
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How this family's cooperation with research can give all of us hope!!

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