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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – March 2015 Archive (13)

2015 NHPS Teacher Recruitment Fair - March 26, 1:00- 5:00PM

Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 25, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Bench Investigated Cops and NHPD Chief Esserman Says Sorry

A great deal has been going on in New Haven in the past several days. As usual, the New Haven Independent has captured much of it in words, pictures and videos.

Mayor Toni Harp stepped into the NHPD situation and says: Cops being investigated should be benched until the investigation is completed.  This is par for the course; why didn’t it happen in this case? The images and the article in the New Haven Independent…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 25, 2015 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery

Ovarian Cancer Awareness, Information and Action Save Lives. Angelina Jolie Pitt has written an enlightening article; it is more potent because it is about her own life and experience. It has a great deal to do with family history and the role of genetics in certain types of cancers. It emphasizes the importance of awareness, education and vigilance; and the importance of being knowledgeable and using your knowledge proactively. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 25, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

Break The Silence Against Domestic Violence (2nd In Series)

More than 300,000 women and girls are raped, assaulted and abused in USA annually.

This number does not include those who are emotionally, psychologically and verbally abused daily. It does not include those who are coerced, intimidated, financially deprived and isolated from family.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 20, 2015 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

First, As An American, Serena Williams Rises Above Bigotry

In 2015, Serena Williams, First Rate Tennis Champion, and Proud African American, Rises Above the 2001 Fray of Venomous Bigotry, which was directed at her and her family, at the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament in California.

And in 2015, when so many areas in America are in racial turmoil, she returned to the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament. Just to be certain she would be safe, security guards were…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 15, 2015 at 1:13am — 1 Comment

10 Effective Strategies to END Domestic Violence

Violence Against Women Is a Chronic and Insidious Problem.

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Recognize Warning Signs of Domestic Violence and How to PREVENT IT!

OneWorld has been working on this issue for years.  

We are pleased to see a Face Book post by…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 13, 2015 at 1:41am — No Comments

New Haven Seeks Linkages & Accountability from RFP Providers

City Seeks More From Homeless Providers by Paul Bass | Mar 9, 2015 12:57 pm.

 "The Harp administration put out an annual call for bidders to help house the homeless — with a caveat that they also help link people to jobs and health care. The call came in the form…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 9, 2015 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

Still Waiting In Selma - For Equity And Equal Justice

Being Better off is Still Not Being Equal; that is what is happening in Selma in 2015. Imagine: "It took over 35 years to dislodge Joseph T. Smitherman, who was mayor of Selma on March 7, 1965, the day known as Bloody Sunday, when lawmen disrupted the first attempted Selma-to-Montgomery march, brutally attacking peaceful demonstrators."

"Some progress has been made in the justice system, though real…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 8, 2015 at 2:57am — No Comments

Being FAIR To Women IS GOOD For Men Everywhere. YES!

How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom

IT’S easy to see how women benefit from equality — more leadership positions, better pay at work and more support at home. Men may fear that as women do better, they will do worse. But the surprising truth is that equality is good for men, too.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 6, 2015 at 12:40am — No Comments

Police Routinely Violate Rights Of Blacks in Ferguson

According to a report published in today's New York Times (online 3/3/15)

"Police Routinely Violate Rights Of Blacks in Ferguson."

For those who might not have an online account, the entire report is posted below.  The highlights and color emphasis were added by OneWorld. Take a…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 3, 2015 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment

Phony Legal Attack on Health Care (ACA) NY TIMES Editorial

The 11 million plus Americans (their families and loved ones) now have health care because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Every responsible and caring American should read this New York Times Editorial Board article, and try to follow what is happening in the Supreme Court with this law suit. We the citizens need to be attentive to this CIVIC ISSUE; it is critically important.  We live in a democracy; we need to be involved…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 2, 2015 at 3:14am — No Comments

EBOLA IN THE USA – Nurse Plans to Sue Hospital

"Ebola nurse to sue Dallas hospital parent company over training, privacy concerns."  

"Experimental drugs and special care helped make Nina Pham Ebola free. But today she fears she may never escape the deadly disease.

The 26-year-old nurse says she has nightmares, body aches and insomnia as a result of contracting the disease from a patient she…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 2, 2015 at 1:02am — No Comments

Medicating Women’s Feelings - The Role of Anti-Anxiety Meds

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on March 1, 2015 at 12:17am — 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

Grace Lee Boggs: An Ally in the Vanguard of Racial Justice

As LISC marks the beginning of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, assistant general counsel Ted Shen reflects on the imperative of allyship, and the extraordinary life and example of Grace Lee Boggs—philosopher, activist and exemplary ally in the struggle for racial and economic equity.

Reaching Our Climate Goals Demands Affordable, Sustainable Housing

In an opinion piece for Next City, LISC’s Madeline Fraser Cook, together with partners from Enterprise, RMI and the California Housing Partnership, make the case for ramping up investment in green, affordable housing. A commitment to creating sustainable homes, they argue, is imperative to addressing the country's housing crisis and to close income and health gaps as well as slow climate change.

LISC Launches Asset Transition Fund to Help the Twin Cities Build Back Stronger

LISC Twin Cities has launched the Community Asset Transition Fund to ensure that local residents and cooperatives can take ownership of properties and land along the cities’ cultural corridors. It's part of the push for “more inclusion, engagement and ownership by people of color, not only to repair what was damaged, but also to help generate new prosperity and wealth for members of the community,” says Peter McLaughlin, LISC Twin Cities ED, in an article on the fund in Impact Alpha.

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