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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – August 2014 Archive (9)

Parkinson's: Robin Williams and the Irony of Optimism

Parkinson's: Robin Williams and the Irony of Optimism

Posted: 08/27/2014 3:53 pm - Bret Parker Become a fan

Father, husband, attorney, Parkinson's advocate, marathoner, triathlete, optimist.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 28, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

“The Color of Justice” A Compelling Set of Connecticut FACTS

“The Color of Justice” is a documentary made by CPTV and the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance.  It contains a 'Compelling Set of Connecticut FACTS' about our Juvenile Justice System, and it addresses some of the many issues of concern to parents, teens, some in the CT Juvenile Justice Alliance and caring  community leaders and citizens. Below are links to the "Color of Justice" documentary, and to two other videos done by OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc. Our…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 26, 2014 at 1:23am — No Comments

Learn What Can Be Done to Help Vulnerable Children (RWJF)

Family income and education, neighborhood resources, and other social and economic factors affect health at every stage of life—but the effects on young children are particularly dramatic, 15 to 20 years of accumulated research shows. Those early years have the potential to set us on paths leading toward—or away from—good health.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has provided some excellent research…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 21, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Compelling Police to Use Dash-Cams Will SAVE LIVES

This is a compilation blog post. After the first extensive paragraph (written by N'Zinga Shäni) much of the remaining information is from Time Magazine (Aug 25, 2014 issue) and also from Times web source. All other sources have been identified in the blog along with the active links. 

Why Cops in Ferguson Don’t Have Body Cameras

Josh Sanburn…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 17, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How Do We Develop Or Build Effective Classroom Teachers?

How Do We Build Or Develop Effective Classroom Teachers?

What makes a great teacher?  Or what makes a teacher great, impactful, memorable and effective in the lives of students? At OneWorld we are committed to bringing the community the best information we can find on…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 13, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Celebrity Charter School and the Making of a Prime Time Scam – Part 1

A businessman and a bishop used Cowboys' Hall of Famer Deion Sanders' name to drum up interest in a charter school. Then they tried to score from the deal. By Leslie Minora Thursday, May 3, 2012

 Above was the story headline on May 3, 2012. This blog is Part 1 of a three-part reality drama…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 11, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

EDUCATION REFORM – WHO WILL SUCCEED AND WHY  

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 7, 2014 at 6:10pm — No Comments

NH Public Libraries Open On Saturdays In August - EXPLORE!

WONDERFUL CIVIC INFORMATION – Take Your Children and Grandchildren on a learning exploration at the New Haven FREE Public Libraries.

During August Help Your Young Children to Get Familiar with New Haven’s Wonderful Public Libraries. 

Parents and Grandparents, if you don't already know how, you can learn to use the computers and discover the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 5, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Medical Examiner Rules Eric Garner's Death A Homicide

All of the headlines mean the same thing: Eric Garner was killed by NYPD

HOMICIDE: Medical Examiner Says NYPD Chokehold Killed Eric Garner

Medical Examiner Rules Eric Garner's Death A Homicide…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 2, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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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

LISC CEO on the Future of HUD and Racial Equity

An article in Next City looks at how the machinery of government, at all levels, will need to be re-aligned under the new Administration, in order to serve all Americans and promote racial and economic equity. LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones weighs in on how HUD can be reinvigorated and poise itself to address critical housing needs in 2021 and beyond.

LISC Impact Notes to Help Bridge Racial Gaps with Project 10X

Impact Notes will help support Project 10X for investors who want to align their values and investment strategy.

What Does Dr. MLK, Jr. Mean to You?

Each month, we pose a question to the OneLISC family, and share the responses reflecting our diverse range of voices and backgrounds. To mark Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 92nd birthday, this month’s Reflections from the Field consider his life and work and his legacy today. The reflections register anger and dismay and exhaustion, but also hope, power and a commitment to keep working, to keep exerting good, strong pressure to shape our moral universe.

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