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Incarceration in America: The Inside Story

 

"BOOKD profiles, The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander's breakthrough book about the rise of mass incarceration in America. Alexander agues that "by targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control.

See as a Yale Law Professor, Community Activists, and hip hop legend Talib Kweli debate and discuss this provocative and important book."


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Facebook: Half A Billion People Now Use Messenger

Facebook: Half A Billion People Now Use Messenger | human rights | Scoop.it

A few months after Facebook irked and confused its users by forcing them to download its Messenger feature as a separate app, Mark Zuckerberg has an impressive metric to tag onto the service: Messenger now has 500 million monthly active users.


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7 idioms almost everyone gets wrong

7 idioms almost everyone gets wrong | human rights | Scoop.it

The English language is old. Like, really old.

It’s old enough that its speakers use a good many idiomatic sayings that were thought up decades or even centuries ago, and that use words people don’t really say much anymore.

That can turn into a problem when those out-of-date words sound like other, much more common words. Especially if the sound-alike word makes a certain sort of sense in the context. Here’s the thing, though: It’s still wrong, even if it seems right....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 11, 2014 12:20 PM

Several idioms that may surprise you. Don't be a [bad] idiom! ;-)

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, November 14, 2014 4:10 PM

This is really a brain teaser in realizing how unsure we might be over commonly used idioms.

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Our Best Twitter Tips: 33 Ways to Get the Most From Twitter

Our Best Twitter Tips: 33 Ways to Get the Most From Twitter | human rights | Scoop.it

Twitter tips is one of our favorite topics on the blog. 

 

We love learning how to get more followers, earn more clicks, and share better content. Twitter represents a huge and free! opportunity for marketers to distribute content, engage with others in their industry, and promote their brand online. And we’re keen to find the absolute best way to get the most value out of Twitter.


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, November 13, 2014 2:36 PM

Here is the complete list of 33 Twitter tips


1. How to manage your growing Twitter stream
2. How to use lists to keep track of the accounts that matter to you
3. New to Twitter? Respond to everyone and everything
4. Schedule your tweets to post at the optimal time
5. How to craft the ideal bio
6. How to engage others directly
7. The common mistake people make when composing tweets
8. Reshare content to Twitter
9. Ignore your following-follower ratio
10. How to find out who has added you to which lists
11. The case for using hashtags on Twitter
12. The best time to tweet for maximum engagement
13. The complete list of search operators
14. How to perform a meaningful advanced search
15. Discover the apps that have access to your account
16. Adjust your email settings
17. How to completely manage Twitter via text message
18. Twitter’s snooze button
19. How to catalog your life’s tweet record
20. Subscribe to public lists
21. The hidden power of the #discover tab
22. The complete list of Twitter keyboard shortcuts
23. The best email notifications to use on Twitter
24. How to ensure you check in on Twitter at regular times
25. Create a new Twitter homepage (with lists)
26. How to find your most valuable followers
27. How to clean up the list of who you follow
28. The key to gaining more reach with your tweets
29. The best uses of Twitter’s search function
30. The ideal length of a tweet
31. Unique uses of Twitter’s favorite button
32. How to customize what Twitter suggests to you
33. How to find your perfect ratio of sharing

malek's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:28 PM

Take it to action,

2. Collect your must-read Twitter accounts in a list

최혜진's curator insight, November 13, 2014 7:08 PM

I don't use Twitter.. But I think twitter is like a edge of sword. It can be useful for someone, and in some case it can cause some side effects!

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Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ, study says

Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ, study says | human rights | Scoop.it
Using marijuana at an early age could have long-term consequences on your brain. It may even lower your IQ, according to a new study.
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Death of 187 seals, 50 pelicans investigated in northern Peru

Death of 187 seals, 50 pelicans investigated in northern Peru | human rights | Scoop.it
Environmental authorities in Peru are investigating the death of 187 seals and 50 pelicans found beached on the country's northern coast during the month of October, the National Forest and Wildlife Service, or Serfor, said in a communique.
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