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Black History Month - The Paper Bag Principle

CONFRONTING THE VESTIGES OF RACISM WITHIN BLACK COMMUNITY
Professor Audrey Kerr’s The Paper Bag Principle is an enlightening and challenging look at the black community and the…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 1, 2017 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

Shetterly's “HIDDEN FIGURES” Garners 3 Oscar Nominations

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer organization serving Greater New Haven and the broader CT community since 1996. Please visit our YouTube channel to see examples of our work: https://goo.gl/q3YhD6Civic Engagement, Education and Health Literacy are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on January 25, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Important Program Announcements for OneWorld Student Forums

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc Holds Critical-Thinking forums with high school students. Please see air dates and times below:

Television forum on Citizens Television

TOPIC: THE EFFECTS OF…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 21, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Asst Chief Casanova, Kica Matos, Rev. Kimber - A WAR of What Exactly?

AS OUR SOCIETY COARSEN’S FOUL LANGUAGE HAS BECOME STANDARD
Does this mean that we all must accept this and follow suit?
Is vulgar, crass language fine for police officers and their superiors to use wherever they are?…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on December 14, 2016 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Domestic Violence Is About Male Domination & Control. GET HELP!

Men do not beat up or abuse their female partners because they love them! Get Help Quickly!

It’s frightening in 2016 to hear a young woman in her teens or early twenties making excuses for her abuser by saying things such as:

¨     “My boyfriend is just crazy jealous. He does not…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 15, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Transparency Report by Charlotte Police Is Covered with Glue

  OneWorld Progressive Institute   OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer organization serving

Greater New Haven and the broader CT community since 1996. Please visit our YouTube channel to see examples of our work: https://goo.gl/q3YhD6  Education and Civic Engagement are two areas of focus. Visitors can learn much more about OneWorld’s investment in…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 25, 2016 at 1:42am — No Comments

New Haven Public Schools Seek Public's HELP in Reform 2.0

OneWorld Progressive Institute   OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer  organization serving Greater New Haven and the broader CT  community since…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

An Opern Letter to Colin Kaepernick

 
From a Green Beret-turned-long snapper 
De Oppresso Liber. (To Free the Oppressed)…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 8, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Baltimore Officer / Driver In Gray's Death Walks FREE!

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc is a 501(C)3, 100 percent volunteer organization serving Greater New Haven and the broader CT community since 1996.  We produce three…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 23, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Planned Parenthood Offers Insurance, Counseling & Testing

OneWorld Radio Presents a Profile of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) Programs and Services In CT.  PPSNE has 17 health centers in CT; these centers offer family care including HPV screening and testing; HIV testing, counseling and referral; screening and treatment for STDs/STIs; HPV & Hepatitis B vaccinations, annual gynecological exams and Tuberculosis testing.

  •  If you will be…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 23, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

Be An Aware Health Care Consumer. Ask Questions. Get Answers

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., encourages all who read this blog to really take it to heart.  We have a general election coming up in Nov. 2016. If the Republicans win the presidency, and maintain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, the most important piece of legislation implemented under President Obama, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will be in grave jeopardy. It is …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 23, 2016 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Chicago Judges, Courts & Police More Racists Than Perceived

Chicago’s Racist Cops and Racist Courts (New York Times)

APRIL 14,…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 15, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

MOST OF AMERICA’S SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE IS BUILT ON RACISM

No one should be surprised that the Task Force that investigated the Chicago Police Dept. found that it is also “Plagued by Systemic Racism.” That’s true of most police departments in the USA.  It is certainly true in the Northeast and in Connecticut.

“The report, issued on Wednesday, was blistering, blunt and…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 14, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Connecticut CALL-TO-ACTION Against GOP Threats & Disrespect

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION AGAINST The GOP'S

DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT: GOP SENATORS ACTING LIKE THUGS

• Donald Trump is not the only Republican espousing violence against those who oppose him.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 14, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

How To Bridge The Parent-Teacher Gap - New Haven Independent

By | Mar 9, 2016 3:59 pm

The article linked below is posted in the New Haven Independent. It's difficult to capture in a relatively short article all that is said during more than two hours of intense conversation. We hope that when the 1-hr program airs on television viewers will get a better understanding of exactly what the educators are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 11, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Challenge To THINK Critically - Draw Personal Conclusions

This post is for anyone interested in understanding what is happening in America in 2016.  If you are a student, a local politician, a social worker, and educator,  and particularly if you are interested in understanding what has happened and is happening to black people in the media, particularly at MSNBC, YOU ARE INVITED TO READ THIS BLOG in its entirety.  It's by Columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and It's titled:…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 11, 2016 at 1:59am — No Comments

Officers Melendez & Zieleniewski Battered 58 Y-O- Black Man

Thanks to the existence of video cameras;  this black man, 58 year-old Floyd Dent, was saved, and he received financial compensation. Why?  He was attacked by racist cops in the Inkster, Michigan Police Dept. There is solid evidence.

How many thousands of black men…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 3, 2016 at 11:15pm — No Comments

MANY GOVT Officials DON’T UNDERSTAND the IMPORTANCE OF TRUST

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: Help Citizens to Help Ourselves.  Be Honest with Us.

I strongly recommend reading the New Haven Independent article linked here.  It represents…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 18, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

HEALTH SMARTS: KNOW SYMPTOMS OF NORMAL AGING VS. DEMENTIA

NORMAL AGING VERSUS DEMENTIA - LEARN TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS

The complete 1-hour video is available from OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc.

Although they are at times similar, the symptoms of normal aging differ from dementia in significant ways.  Others often tell us-- don’t worry about forgetting things; it happens to me all the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 21, 2015 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Treating Breast Cancer: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach

OneWorld Progressive Institute Presents: Treating Breast Cancer: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach

The 8:17 video linked to this post has valuable information on the importance of making good decisions about treatment for Breast Cancer. When we get bad news, it's not always easy to think clearly. However, if it is a topic about which you already have some solid information, it will be…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 17, 2015 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Community Wise Podcast: Energy Efficiency & Affordable Housing

San Antonio, TX councilmember Roberto Treviño joins Maurice and Imani Darden to discuss energy efficiency and affordable housing sustainability. LISC launched its San Antonio office in 2016, the same year Councilman Treviño launched Under 1 Roof, a no-cost, needs-based program to retrofit the roofs of qualified residents. We are pleased to have a local official with us to share more about the conjoining of community, local politics, energy efficiency and housing stabilization.

The Justice League

We first published this story about the RVA League for Safer Streets and its co-founders, Jawad Abdu and Paul Taylor, in January. Sadly, Jawad Abdu died of a heart attack on July 13, 2019. We are reposting the article to commemorate Abdu's work and commitment to his community, which will be carried forward by his partners Taylor and Robert Morris.  In less than three years, the RVA League for Safer Streets, a basketball-plus-education program for young men from Richmond communities with high crime rates, has had an extraordinary peace-making impact in the lives of participants—and on the city at large. Its founders were informed by experience and insight wrought by decades behind bars, which is why the League is dedicated to keeping people out of prison, and helping those who are returning to become successful members of their communities. The article that follows contains audio quotes from the League's founders about pivotal experiences in their lives in and outside of prison.

For the Love of the Game—and the Neighborhood

For 13 summers running, Hoops in the Hood has offered a safe, healthy and enriching outlet for Chicago children in nearly 20 historically under-invested neighborhoods. With support from LISC and State Farm, the program has had a tranformative impact on its participants, and their communities.

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