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Mumia Abu-Jamal & the Struggle for Prison Abolition

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“…the struggle against the death penalty is bigger than me. The struggle against the prison industrial complex is bigger than me. The struggle for social justice is bigger than me. And they will continue long after I’m gone. Struggle goes on. It’s just important to know which side you’re on.”
-Mumia Abu-Jamal

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‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s

‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

"Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. – I am OTHER"


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The Real Meaning Of Volunteerism And Compassion: The Lisa Campbell Story

The Real Meaning Of Volunteerism And Compassion: The Lisa Campbell Story | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

When Lisa Campbell arrived in Greece in November 2015 to help care for the flood of refugees she planned on staying for just a few weeks. She ended up running a refugee camp - until it was suddenly closed last month. 


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Carlos Batara's curator insight, December 15, 2:17 AM

 

As an immigration attorney, I hear it both ways.  I read about and hear a lot of folks whining and complaining about their bad luck.  

 

I also read about and meet a lot of individuals whose love, bravery, and compassion are second to none.

 

Of course, I prefer the second group of stories.  Here is one, just published by the BBC.

 

In November 2015, Lisa Campbell, an American Mormon and grandmother of six, took a leave of absence for 45 days from work.  She traveled to Greece, intending on doing a short service tour, helping with the recent influx of refugees. The horror stories she heard, and what she experience, led her to quit her job.  She  stayed in Greece for two years, running a refugee camp in Oinofyta, north of Athens.

 

Last month, the camp was closed last month.  Her volunteer visa expires on December 22, 2017, and she'll head back to the U.S. bbecause the Greek government won't let me stay any more.

 

She explains:

 

"I'm not a saint. I've learned that love is a choice. For me, some of the more poignant moments have involved people that I don't necessarily really like. When they were informed that the camp was closing, these people came to me and said things like: "You've been like a mother to me, I don't know what I'm going to do without you." And I realised that I had met my goal - which was to take care of them and show them that they were loved. That they're cared about, not forgotten."

 

Thank you, Mrs. Campbell.  

 

You can read the full story here:  http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-42270275

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U.S. Military Must Accept Transgender Recruits by Jan. 1, Judge Rules

U.S. Military Must Accept Transgender Recruits by Jan. 1, Judge Rules | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
A federal judge on Monday denied the request by the Trump administration to enforce the president's ban on transgender troops.
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Dolores Huerta Documentary

My documentary on Dolores Huerta for History Day.

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Viva Dolores Huerta Viva.... Viva Su Corazón de Oro !!!! Viva La Gente !!!! Se Se Puede !! <3
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Barack Obama calls for more women in power, says men "seem to be having some problems these days"

Barack Obama calls for more women in power, says men "seem to be having some problems these days" | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
But he didn’t name names.
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Mindy Kaling, Apu & Indian Americans by Hari Kondabolu

Hari Kondabolu discusses the Mindy Project, Apu and the history of Indian American identity in 2012.
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From 2015 but still valid

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Whitopia

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Whitopia (by 2007) is that place in the US where White people move to be among their own kind. Not the Rust Belt or the Farm Belt, but places like exurban Atlanta or the Idaho panhandle, places where White people of means move. Of the 3,142 counties in the US, 284 are Whitopian, all but 17…
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Haitians Denied Protected Status Face Deportation to “Nation in Turmoil” After Earthquake, Hurricane

Haitians Denied Protected Status Face Deportation to “Nation in Turmoil” After Earthquake, Hurricane | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The Trump administration plans to revoke a special immigration program for nearly 60,000 Haitians, many of whom came to the United States after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Their temporary protected status, or TPS, will now end in July 2019. We speak with Marleine Bastien, executive director of FANM, Haitian Women of Miami.
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How to study the Whites

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How to study the Whites (Second Nations) of North America: Native lens - only Native American writers and scholars can be trusted to be objective, know the facts, and have a good understanding of the Whites. White universities and professors are the blind leading the blind. White film, news and television cannot be trusted either…
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WATCH: The Roots and Bilal Tear Up 'It Ain't Fair' for NPR Tiny Desk Performance

WATCH: The Roots and Bilal Tear Up 'It Ain't Fair' for NPR Tiny Desk Performance | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Questlove, Bilal, Black Thought and more crammed behind the series' eponymous tiny desk in Washington D.C. to perform their song from the "Detroit" soundtrack.
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The diversity visa lottery

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The State Department-run program benefits up to 50,000 people per year from countries with lower levels of immigration to the US
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WATCH: Cops Show What Real Bravery Is As They Disarm Suicidal Man to Save His Life

WATCH: Cops Show What Real Bravery Is As They Disarm Suicidal Man to Save His Life | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
When two police officers encountered a suicidal man with a rifle, they endangered their own lives in order to stop him from killing himself.
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Race and Belonging in School: How Anticipated and Experienced Belonging Affect Choice, Persistence, and Performance

Race and Belonging in School: How Anticipated and Experienced Belonging Affect Choice, Persistence, and Performance | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Content and resources for the education researcher

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Major Energy Paradigm Shift: World Bank Announces It Will No Longer Fund Oil & Gas Projects

Major Energy Paradigm Shift: World Bank Announces It Will No Longer Fund Oil & Gas Projects | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In a significant policy change, the World Bank announced that it will stop funding most of its oil and gas exploration and extraction projects after 2019.
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Rep. Gutiérrez on Passing the DREAM Act, Deaths in Puerto Rico & His Aspirations for the Presidency

Rep. Gutiérrez on Passing the DREAM Act, Deaths in Puerto Rico & His Aspirations for the Presidency | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
In one of the biggest immigration rallies of the year, thousands rallied last Wednesday on Capitol Hill to demand Congress pass the DREAM Act before the end of 2017. About 100 people were arrested in an act of civil disobedience, including our guest, Illinois Congressmember Luis Gutiérrez, Democrat of Illinois. He is a member of the Judiciary Committee and co-chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Last month, he announced he will not seek re-election next year, after 13 terms in the House, in order to focus more on the recovery in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
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How Alexandra Bell Turns Biased Media Coverage Into Anti-Racist Art

How Alexandra Bell Turns Biased Media Coverage Into Anti-Racist Art | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
"Art people try to get me to diversify my work and not pigeonhole myself so I won’t be seen as the ‘race girl’ in the art world. But everything is about race. It’s tough not to say it’s about race."
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Who’s Olatiwa Karade? Black Designer Makes Woke ‘F**k Racist Grandma’ Sweatshirts

Who’s Olatiwa Karade? Black Designer Makes Woke ‘F**k Racist Grandma’ Sweatshirts | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The young creative, under her brand Splendid Rain Co., is making conscious creations that are a hit across the internet.
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Colin Kaepernick celebrates 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz Island

Colin Kaepernick celebrates 'Unthanksgiving Day' on Alcatraz Island | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
True to the theme that he’s been nationally talking about – or rather, taking a knee for – since last summer, former 49er Colin Kaepernick attended an “Unthanksgiving Day” celebration o

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ThanksGiving | ThanksTaking - Community Village

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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. 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 act and 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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Rebecca Solnit: Ending Sexual Harassment Means Changing Masculinity & Undermining Misogynist Culture

Rebecca Solnit: Ending Sexual Harassment Means Changing Masculinity & Undermining Misogynist Culture | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
We discuss the ongoing stream of sexual harassment allegations by women against powerful men, and what experts say is a pervasive culture of misogyny that enables sexual misconduct towards women, with Rebecca Solnit. Her recent article is headlined, “Let this flood of women’s stories never cease: On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story at a Time.”
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Active Shooter Training Sessions Increase After Recent Tragedies

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A group of security experts from around San Diego met for active shooter training in the event of a real-life situation. NBC 7’s Steven Luke takes a look into why there has been a rise in training sessions.
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My previous co-worker is the trainer. 

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Pageant contestants flip script, talk violence - CNN Video

Pageant contestants flip script, talk violence - CNN Video | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Contestants in the Miss Peru pageant broke with tradition by citing statistics on gender violence rather than listing their own body measurements.
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YES!

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The Dos and Don'ts of Cultural Appropriation

The Dos and Don'ts of Cultural Appropriation | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Borrowing from other cultures isn’t just inevitable, it’s potentially positive.
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Inside Trump’s immigration crackdown

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On this episode of Reveal, we examine efforts throughout the U.S. to deport immigrants faster.
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MBFC media guide

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Here is how the Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC) website rated different media outlets in 2017. Outlets are listed below by level of fact checking and political bias when it comes to US news. Those with links have posts of their own on this blog. VERY HIGH fact checking: Left: Left Centre: BBC. Centre: AP News, Gallup, PolitiFact, Pew Research,…
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