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Latest Report on the February 22 Teleconference About Immigration Reform: Immigrant Rights Activists Say Americans Need to Step Up to the Plate

Article by Mark Hedin, Ethnic News services
February 24, 2018
An attack is underway on legal immigration itself and it is based on “a white nationalist agenda (whereby) certain individuals are not qualified to come into the United States based on their country of birth and their religion,” Angelica Salas, Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), said at the teleconference.

Angelica Salas

“The reason we’re here is because of Trump’s decision in September to rescind the DACA program and throw the lives of close to 800,000 young people into chaos and uncertainty,” said Sameera Hafiz, attorney and senior policy strategist Immigrant Legal Resource Center.

Sameera Hafiz

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Picture of an event supporting DACA students at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Teleconference on the Future of Immigration Reform in Light of a Hostile White House

February 22, 2018
Veterans of four organizations fighting for true immigration reform participated in a teleconference organized to supplement the reporting efforts of journalists at ethnic and community news organizations covering immigration issues, especially in light of the Trump Administration’s hostile actions and policies.

The four veterans were Sameera Hafiz, Senior Policy Strategist, Immigrant Legal Resource Center; Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations-San Francisco Bay Area; and Adoubou Traore, Executive Director, African Advocacy Network. Conference moderated by Sandy Close, Director, Ethnic Media Services.
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Three Prestigious Photography Associations’ “Profound Disappointment” in The Pointer Institute

February 21, 2018
Why? Because the prestigious Pointer Institute casually advised journalists to select free stock photos for their articles.
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Like Frenzied Piranha, Russian Trolls Using Twitter Pounce on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Massacre – Columbia Journalism Review

February 21, 2018
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Waiting with bated breath …

The Speaking Indictment

February 19, 2018
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EDITH+EDDIE

How we treat our seniors and what that treatment says of us has rarely been portrayed in such a disturbingly emblematic tale of the banal triumphing over the beautiful. Riveting!
Review by Manny Jalonschi
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The NRA’s Achilles Heel

February 17, 2018

New York Times Editorial

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There are scary scenes! But the flick is still a dud. Courtesy of Netflix, Paramount.

Why I Luv-ed CLOVERFIELD, Was Ready to Become a Supplicant on the Altar of J.J. Abrams – All He Had to Do Was Beckon – But His CLOVERFIELD PARADOX Put the Kibosh to All That

February 15, 2018
Suppose to be part of the CLOVERFIELD franchise but this reviewer believes that J.J. Abrams is jerking our chains, not because of money, but because he’s got the power and the glamour to make us slaves to his whimsies.
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FAIR: U.S. News Media Turn to ‘Superhero’ Pence to Combat Korean Olympic Peace Threat

February 15, 2018
North Korea, like virtually every country on earth, is using the Olympics for political theater. So, why is America’s news media so unhappy?
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February 15, 2018

JPGS of Online News Publications Reporting on Parkland, Florida, School Massacre

Courtesy CNN

Excerpt from Wikipedia: On February 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in the Miami metropolitan area. Seventeen people were killed and fourteen more hospitalized, making it one of the world’s deadliest school massacres and the deadliest high school shooting in modern U.S. history.[1][2] Nikolas Cruz, the man arrested as the shooter, is in custody of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, charged with seventeen counts of premeditated murder.
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Film Review, KNIFE SKILLS | 2018 Short Documentary Oscar Nominee

By Manny Jalonschi
February 12, 2018

Directed by Academy Award winner Thomas Lennon, this film tells the harrowing launch of Edwin’s Restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio, where ex-inmates trying to fashion new lives for themselves embark on a culinary adventure to learn a new craft at an upscale restaurant.
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Flu! An Equal Opportunity Purveyor of Misery and Death

February 12, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recorded 63 pediatric deaths for this flu season.
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February 12, 2018
Trump’s recent cognitive test was a sham, BNF insists and states, “Everyone who has access to the nuclear codes must pass physical and mental readiness according to the Nuclear Personnel Reliability Program, everyone except the president.”
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The Innocence Project Wants You to Take a Stand

February 7, 2018

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Filipino Ambassador to the United States Tells Filipinos Living in America to Lobby for Immigration Reform

Article by Marivir R. Montebon, Editor of OSM!
February 5, 2018

Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez. Courtesy OSM!

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January 12 Front Page of the Daily News Should Be Re-Published and Re-Published and Re-Published Because So Much Is at Stake

January 13, 2018

From Richard Prince’s Journal-sim: President Crudely Insults El Salvador, Haiti, Africa
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Four Reasons for a Surprising Change in Racial Incarceration Trendlines

By Race Inquiry Digest, January 10, 2018

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2018 Bomb Cyclone Has Come to an End, Thank the Gods

By Gregg W. Morris, January 10, 2018

Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Two Takes, One Scene, the Perils

By Gregg W. Morris, January 10, 2018

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WORD Senior Editor Kadia Goba and Editor Gregg Morris at 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

January 9, 2018
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Netflix@Hunter


Article by Jane Verdel, January 2, 2018
Students randomly interviewed for this article about their favorite TV shows said Netflix made it easier for them to keep up with their shows while they studied and work.
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