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FLAVA FAVE AND PUBLIC ENEMY AT SKID ROW STREET FESTIVAL!! FIGHT THE POWER!! OCCUPY THE HOOD!!

Public Enemy Leads Operation SKIDROW Music Giveback Festival January 10, 2012 12:00 am EST Artwork poster from artist from El Salvador SPARTACOUS CACAO Dubbe...
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SocialAction2014 is important and plays a key role by equipping our communities with the knowledge of the mishaps and social injustices in the country (USA) and around the world. By providing this exclusive complimentary service to communities everywhere, our mission is to keep our people connected by encouraging the discussion of these topics.
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Free Davontae Sanford Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

Free Davontae Sanford Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough ! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Free Davontae Sanford Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

The police know it. The prosecutors know it. The courts know it. Anybody who reads the court records and police reports knows it.
This could have been any one of us, or any one of our children who was falsely arrested, railroaded, and imprisioned. If we let this stand, who will be next?
Demand that the prosecutors stop covering up their frame-up of this innocent child and come clean. Demand that Davontae be freed to come home
You Can Write Him At
Davontae Sanford-684070
ionia maxmium correctional fac.
`1576 w.bluewater highway
ionia,mi 48846

detroitforgottonc... about.me/JUSTICEDAVONTAE

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Christmas Wishes from Skid Row | Union Rescue Mission -

For children and families experiencing homelessness on the streets of Los Angeles, the holidays can be a difficult time. But Union Rescue Mission offers shel...
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Akai Gurley March Draws Hundreds

Akai Gurley March Draws Hundreds | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
About 200 people gathered Saturday at the Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn, for a march to protest the death of Akai Gurley, who was shot and killed inside the housing project by an NYPD officer in November. The march was organized by AnswerCo...
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14 Religious Moments That Give Us Hope As 2014 Draws To A Close

14 Religious Moments That Give Us Hope As 2014 Draws To A Close | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It has been a difficult year around the world with wars, conflicts and disease afflicting far too many people. Religion has too often played an unhelpful or even harmful role.

However, throughout the year there have been people of all different ...
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Reaching out to help the rural homeless

Reaching out to help the rural homeless | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The latest rainstorm had just flooded everyone’s tents with San Joaquin River water and mud, turning sleeping bags and clothing into gray lumps. Which meant it was a dandy time for street outreach counselor Felton Mackey to show up at the Antioch riverside outpost with offers of housing, welfare and counseling in hand. [...] with the wet, chilly weather setting in hard, their presence is needed now more than usual — especially in the wide-open rural stretches of the Bay Area, like the empty edge of Contra Costa County that Mackey was patrolling one recent morning. Unlike cities such as San Francisco or San Jose — which recently oversaw the dismantling of the 300-denizen “Jungle,” the biggest encampment in Northern California — emptier patches and suburban archipelagos don’t have shelters or assistance offices within easy reach. Outlier homeless people who wind up there find woods, riverbanks and gullies to hide in, making them tougher for police to spot — but also for outreach workers who might be able to get them under a roof. With no doorways, alleys or respite centers to dash to in nasty weather, the outliers are even more exposed to the elements than their urban counterparts. Mackey, 53, works with Contra Costa’s main nonprofit homeless-aid agency, Shelter Inc. He’s among more than 20 outreach counselors with various agencies who troll central and eastern Contra Costa County, where the task of finding the vulnerable outliers often has a haystack-needle aspect to it. [...] its homeless population is bigger: at least 7,500 by social service agency estimates, compared with San Francisco’s 6,500. “Shelter Inc. here, how you doing?” Mackey called out to one of several bearded men, grizzled beyond their middle age, who were shambling about the dozen tents in Antioch assessing wind and water damage. Like many rural homeless, Woodmancy had a government-subsidized, free cell phone. Mackey’s specialty is military veterans, which means he has more to offer than most outreach counselors because as a specialist he can more quickly hook them up to vet programs. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and President Obama set a goal of ending chronic veterans homelessness nationally by the end of 2015, and that has resulted in $3 million in extra housing and counseling funding pouring into Contra Costa alone in the past three years. An estimated 20 percent of the nation’s homeless were veterans in the mid-2000s, but with aggressive federal funding and attention in the past few years, that number has dropped to 9 percent, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. San Francisco is on track to meet Obama’s 2015 goal, and a handful of cities — notably Salt Lake City and Phoenix — have already all but eliminated chronic homelessness among veterans by creating supportive housing away from troubled parts of town, with high ratios of on-site counselors per residents. Shelter Inc., Contra Costa’s biggest nonprofit serving the homeless, helped the county reduce the number of veterans who have spent a year or more on the streets by 48 percent since 2011, to 188 today, according to VA figures. “I think we can hit that mark set by the president, I really do,” said Tracy Cascio, homeless program manager for the VA Northern California Health Care System. For some veterans such as Woodmancy, who hit the streets eight months ago after losing his job as a tow truck driver, the path to stability may be fairly quick. Tim O’Keefe, executive director of Shelter Inc., said the key to helping the hard-core homeless like Wayne is repeated engagement, and it’s counselors like Mackey who accomplish that by never giving up on anyone.
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Mumia Abu Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners

Mumia Abu Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is set to sign into law a bill critics say will trample...
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Homeless Man reunites with family on Christmas after 20 years apart

Homeless Man reunites with family on Christmas after 20 years apart | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
theGRIO REPORT - Roger Thompson's life changed when social workers found him living under a bridge in Hawaii on Thanksgiving. They helped him get to a nearby shelter and offered him the chance to ...
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Mexico: Protesters rage over missing students in Mexico City

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Mexico City Friday as part of nationwide protests over the disappearance of 43 students on September 26. -...
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How big a homelessness problem does Britain have?

How big a homelessness problem does Britain have? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The charity Crisis opened its doors to an expected 4,000 Christmas guests amid claims that benefit cuts are driving up homelessness. According to official statistics, 111,960 people approached thei...
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'I've lived in a tent for six years and I'm happier than I've ever been'

'I've lived in a tent for six years and I'm happier than I've ever been' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Bryn Roberts has been living under canvas on a Flintshire hillside after his brother was killed by an IRA bomb, but says he is finally battling mental health issues
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Couple Brings Sick Baby to ER, the Next Day Police Show Up and Kidnap All of Their Children

Couple Brings Sick Baby to ER, the Next Day Police Show Up and Kidnap All of Their Children | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sioux Falls, SD -- Molly Bowling and Michael Becker just spent Christmas without their children after police, acting on behalf of Child Protective Services, kidnapped them three weeks ago. Bowling and Becker say their children were taken from their home after they brought their 2-month old son Creedence, to the ER for an unknown injury.…
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Police Murder Protests - San Francisco -

Community members protest the rampant police murders of African American and Latino's. Protests have been ongoing in the Bay Area since the murders of Grant,...
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As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return

As more inmates are released from prison, more parolees return | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Randy Whittenburg was a "commendable" candidate for release from prison.
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Echoes of Incarceration

Echoes of Incarceration | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A series of short documentaries produced by youth with incarcerated parents, exploring the effects of mass incarceration in America
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County may close Phoenix homeless shelters

County may close Phoenix homeless shelters | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Funding problems may lead Maricopa County to shut down two shelters next year.
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Disabled man has benefits cut on CHRISTMAS DAY as he's deemed fit to work

Disabled man has benefits cut on CHRISTMAS DAY as he's deemed fit to work | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Richard Crabbe, 44, has a series of complex mental health issues and is unable to use a computer, cook without help or even go shopping on his own
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Experts: Banning Homeless Camps Just Disperses The Issue, Won't Solve It

Experts: Banning Homeless Camps Just Disperses The Issue, Won't Solve It | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Dec 23 (Reuters) - For Teresa Sigerson, a former waitress who has lived under a Chicago expressway bridge for three years, the camp she shares with eight others provides shelter, companionship and some me...
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Thirty years on and women are still judged in the same way as tragic Ann Lovett - Independent.ie

Thirty years on and women are still judged in the same way as tragic Ann Lovett - Independent.ie | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It was a local tragedy - but it was also a national one. When a vulnerable 15-year-old died after giving birth alone in a field on a bitter winter's afternoon, the nation was torn by re
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Immigrants get warning on driver's licenses

Immigrants get warning on driver's licenses | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.
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Why Homeless People Don't Use Shelters

Why Homeless People Don't Use Shelters | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Why do homeless people seem to avoid using emergency shelters? Read this page to learn some of the reasons homeless people can't or won't use shelters.
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After 17 years in jail, exonerated man celebrates Christmas

After 17 years in jail, exonerated man celebrates Christmas | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
He spent 17 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, but this year DNA evidence exonerated Nathan Brown, 40, of the attempted rape conviction of a Metairie woman.
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Fury after Eric Garner's daughter tweets address of another officer

Fury after Eric Garner's daughter tweets address of another officer | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Erica Garner tweeted at 1.45am on Thursday that Justin D'Amico, who has previously been named in reports, was 'another officer that helped killed my dad'.
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