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A community activist is remembered – Queen Anne & Magnolia News

It would be hard to find many people still invested in community activism or musical performance beyond the age of 85. It would be harder to find someone involved in both. But that’s exactly what the late James “Jim” Thomas Smith accomplished. Smith, who died on January 25 at 93, was a longtime community figure […]

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Activists rally downtown for more protection for the black community – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Local activists rallied in the rain in downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday, calling for protection for members of the black community and those who identify as trans. Those who showed up at this rally called for better investments in black neighborhoods, organizations and schools. But they also demanded more movement on behalf of […]

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Goziem Nwafor Creates Spaces of Unity and Safety for African Americans – The Oracle

Guided by the rules of his own saying to bring “Afrocentricity to the neighborhood”, Goziem Nwafor follows the ideologies of Pan-Africanism in hopes of uniting and creating safe spaces for African Americans. SPECIAL AT THE ORACLE From an early age, Goziem Nwafor devoutly watched the show “Static Shock,” which featured a black crime-fighting superhero. As […]

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Decatur LGBT Community Rally Against Hate Crimes | WIBQ The Talk Station

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) – A brutal attack on a gay man has deeply shaken the LGBT community in Decatur.On Sunday, dozens of protesters came out and marched to show their support for him. Event organizer August Francis said, “It’s very strange that something like this is happening in Decatur now.” Police arrested Ethan Dickerson on […]

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The most influential UK-based people in the LGBTQ+ community to follow

In the UK, February marks LGBT History Month. It is a time when we celebrate the hard-won rights and freedoms now enjoyed by the queer community, including a fully equal age of consent, the legal right to change gender, and an equal right to marry. However, it also reminds us of the work that remains […]

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Chelsea Manning emphasizes the importance of community building during an interview with the campus community

American activist and whistleblower Chelsea Manning values ​​community building. On Thursday night, Manning gave his first in-person lecture since the pandemic began to an audience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Manning was responsible for one of the largest leaks in military history, concerning human rights abuses in Iraq. She was convicted of violations of the […]

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Black History Month and its minimal effects on the black community

Miki Jourdan/Creative Commons The Great February. Quite distinct from the rest of the months. 28 days! These short 28 days are commonly known as Black History Month. This joke goes around my community of black friends every year. But while this joke is pretty important, there is something we should identify and really focus on […]

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Local activists share the same passion, generations apart | 4 Your community

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – One began nearly 6 decades ago, while the other is currently embracing its intensity. They are both black women, separated by generations of passionate civil rights activists. In honor of Black History Month, we took a closer look at their journeys and found that over the years the fight for change […]

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In bitter fight to remap Chicago neighborhood, Latino Caucus and community-led activist group form new alliance | app

CHICAGO — As they prepare for the possibility of voters deciding new Chicago ward boundaries, Latino aldermen have teamed up with a progressive group on a proposed new map. The news comes as black and Latino city council members, who are squabbling over the design of the neighborhood, can’t even agree on how many Latino-majority […]

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National Recognition of African American Civil Rights History in Idaho | Community

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Washtenaw Community College celebrates Black History Month with virtual events in February

ANN ARBOUR, Mich. – Throughout February, Washtenaw Community College celebrates Black History Month with several free events open to the public. Recognized since 1976, Black History Month highlights the influence and impacts of African Americans on United States history. Five events, to be held over Zoom, are scheduled at the Ann Arbor Community College, ranging […]

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Aravani Art Project: Creating safe public spaces for the transgender community through visual art

From Mahim in Mumbai and KR Market in Bangalore, to Lodhi Colony in Delhi and Sonagachi in Kolkata, in just six years, the Aravani Art Project has grown into a successful movement that aims to create and reclaim public spaces for members of the transgender community. They do this by using the creative and colorful […]

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Queens lawmakers and community leaders condemn surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans – QNS.com

Several Queens lawmakers were joined by Asian American community leaders for a rally in Manhattan on Friday, Feb. 12, in support of a South Korean diplomat who was brutally assaulted outside the United Nations building. Last week. The victim, a 53-year-old man, was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack on Wednesday, Feb. 9 […]

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University events focus on inclusive community: University of Dayton, Ohio

Two University of Dayton events will bring the public together to discuss how to create a more just, equitable, and united community. “The Common Good in a Divided City,” April 1-3, will focus on the need for regional solidarity — an issue championed by Bro. Raymond Fitz, a religious and community leader and the University’s […]

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Irvine community stalwart aims for council seat with Labor

Irvine community activist Sylvia Mallinson has announced she is in the running to win the long-serving Irvine West seat of Provost Ian Clarkson in the upcoming election in May. News of Sylvia’s appointment comes after it was announced that labor adviser Clarkson will step down due to health issues after nearly 30 years of service. […]

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Congress forms a cell for the LGBTQ+ community | Bombay News

Mumbai The All India Professional Congress (AIPC), which is the front wing of the Grand Old Party for professionals and entrepreneurs, has set up a committee for LGBTQ+ communities. “The idea is to promote values ​​of equality and inclusion for an insignificant minority. Many members of the LGBTQ community don’t even have voter ID cards. […]

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Mourning the sad end of the “community”

Yinka Olatunbosun Abolore Sobayo’s day was disrupted by a shocking phone call. The visual artist, fashion designer and politician has recently focused on community art, with hundreds of children from low-income families benefiting from his art center, Jelosimi Art Center in Oshodi. During the phone call, a colleague informed him that one of his most […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series

Yamiche Alcindor, left hosts Glenn Rice in conversation for the upcoming MLK Jr. Speaker Series. Johnson County Library is honored to partner with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Division of Diversity and Inclusion for their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series, featuring Yamiche Alcindor with host Glenn Rice. The lecture series honors Martin Luther […]

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Minneapolis Mediation Team Aims to Accelerate Community Policing Reform – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Police Department’s transformation work received a big boost on Friday with a commitment to continue talks between the police department, the Police Federation and community members. The Community Unity Mediation Team has been at the table with MPD to update and modify the existing Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2003. […]

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Building Community Through Brand – Newschoolers.com

From warmer and more durable clothing to increased functionality of equipment and better materials, the outdoor world has seen a wonderful progression over the years. There are plenty of brands that are pushing things forward in one way or another, but when it comes to championing women and producing women’s clothing, Roxy is THE name […]

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A Community Approach to Reparations in UChicago

Last April, the Bordeaux The editorial board wrote a series called How the University Can Better Serve the South Side. One op-ed in particular, “To repair historic damage, the university must provide the South Siders with capital and control“, suggests that the University appoint a community council of South Side leaders to spearhead Office of […]

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Stanford Disability Community Space Celebrates Long-Awaited Opening

The Stanford Disability Community Space celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday via Zoom. Located in the former student lounge of the Office of Accessible Education, the mission of the space is to enable students with disabilities to find community and feel comfortable exploring their disability identity. Tuesday’s event marked the culmination of decades of disability […]

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Community honors Trayvon Martin on what would have been his 27th birthday

On February 5, 2012, Trayvon Benjamin Martin celebrated his 17th birthday in his hometown of Miami Gardens. Three weeks later, he was shot after leaving a 7-Eleven in Sanford, becoming the tragic face of a significant movement. This weekend, hundreds of allies and community members gathered at Ives Estate Park in Miami-Dade to celebrate Trayvon […]

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Owensboro Community Group brings together municipal leaders, law enforcement and local citizens to speak out on gun violence issues | News

With gun violence on the rise, a local Owensboro group is meeting Monday to find solutions to the problem. With gun violence on the rise, a local Owensboro group is meeting Monday to find solutions to the problem. At the 4th Street Baptist Church, the Owensboro […]

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Want to boost community engagement? Take out the building blocks.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt from the book “Dream Play Build: Practical Community Engagement for Sustainable Spaces and Placesby James Rojas and John Kamp, published by Island Press. In it, the authors make the case for shaking up the traditionally hidden and often acrimonious community meeting format, proposing instead a model of community […]

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🌱 Quarterback Local Transfers + Community Activist Obituary

Hey, neighbors! Nicole Fallon-Peek here with a brand new Cedar Park-Leander Daily. First, today’s weather forecast: Rather sunny and cool. High: 54 Low: 31. Here are today’s top 3 stories at Cedar Park-Leander: Jim Lindleywho served 45 years as General Counsel of the Board of Trustees and in many other capacities at Central Texas College, […]

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Community Leaders Encourage Residents to Get Involved in Search for Kansas City’s Next Police Chief | KCUR 89.3

More than 100 attendees joined four panelists at a public forum on Saturday to discuss the hiring process and desired prerequisites for a new Kansas City, Missouri police chief. The event was organized by the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, the Police Accountability Task Force, the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equality (MORE2), […]

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Helen Witton Gjessing, scientist, professor, and environmental and community activist

Helen Witton Gjessing, scientist, professor, and environmental and community activist Helen Witton Gjessing died on January 29, 2022 in Shelburne, Vermont. She is survived by her sons Erland (Jonathan) Gjessing and Eric Kirchoff, her daughter Catherine Gjessing, her brother David Witton and his wife Irene, her daughter-in-law Ilsa Kirchoff, and the extended family of James […]

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Cocoa and Rockledge will pay tribute to community legend Dick Blake

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida. – For decades, Dick Blake remained a larger-than-life figure who touched countless lives along the Space Coast through his coaching work and activism in civil rights, education and politics. Now, the former Rockledge board member is set to be honored during Black History Month with proclamations from Cocoa and Rockledge officials, according […]

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NOW supports a community project | News, Sports, Jobs

For the editor: I was never calm and behaved well like a child. It’s something I wear as a badge of honor decades later. It’s probably also what pushed me to fight to make my voice heard. As I approached adulthood, I found my voice and acceptance of its volume with a group of like-minded […]

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Atlanta honors activist and community leader Michael Langford this week

Atlanta community honors Michael Langford with a series of events celebrating his life and legacy after his passing. An activist, community leader and visionary, he served as president of the United Youth Adult Conference and served on the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Task Force and the Anti-Violence Advisory Council. Michael Langford died on November 16, 2021 […]

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Activist and community leaders implement programs to address gun violence in Hampton Roads

NORFOLK, Va. – Shots have been fired daily in Hampton Roads for the past four days. This is the reality of our communities today – we can expect to hear gunshots. News 3 spoke with a community activist who thinks there are things that can be done to reduce gun violence. Community activist Bilal Muhammad […]

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Warren activist, community leader turns 90 – Macomb Daily

At a time when most people are thinking about retirement, or have already retired for several years, Joan Flynn works as the Director of Community Outreach for the Town of Warren, serving on the Board of Trustees of Macomb Community College. , hosting two television shows for television. Warren and works as an activist for […]

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Statue honoring civil rights activist and community icon revealed at Smale Riverfront Park

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – The first female statue named in Cincinnati is now in place at Smale Riverfront Park in honor of a former civil rights activist. The statue represents Marian A. Spencer, a community icon who died in 2019. Despite her passing, Spencer’s legacy lives on in many ways. Many community and city officials spoke […]

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Buddy Rabaya, 58, activist owner of mobile home Santee, community icon

HEALTH – Seniors living in mobile home parks in Santee have lost their most passionate supporter, and the City of Santee is going through a collective grief with the passing of one of its most involved citizens, Buddy Rabaya. Rabaya, a Santee resident since 2007 who was named “2018 Citizen of the Year” by the […]