Gloria Richardson sobre la situación en
Cambridge (Maryland) a principios de los 60.
Gloria Richardson aparta la bayoneta de un Guardia Nacional durante una protesta del movimiento por los Derechos Civiles en 1963 | Via
Fotografía de Fred Ward | Via Here be dragons
El 23 de julio, el Tratado de Cambridge fue firmado entre las autoridades municipales, organizaciones de derechos civiles y el Departamento de Justicia. El acuerdo estableció la integración inmediata en las escuelas y los hospitales, la construcción de viviendas públicas de bajo alquiler, el Departamento de Seguridad Laboral de Maryland y la Oficina de Correos comenzaron la contratación de trabajadores negros, el nombramiento de una Comisión de Relaciones Humanas y una enmienda a la constitución de la ciudad para acabar con la segregación de espacios públicos.
El Tratado, una victoria ganada…
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How-To Manage The Mass Of Information WE Encounter Each Day?
When WE use Social-Media, especially Twitter, lots of users know already about a PLN (Personal [Professional] LEARNing Network) and through it WE get a MASS of information on a daily base. So, not easy at all when people don’t know how-to organize that information…
Click image ===> What is a PLN? <===
Well, it is actually NOT that difficult when people are Up-To-Date with THEIR Professional Development and learned already about Curation! YES, I am mentioning again and again Professional Development (hate me for that…)… Curation is ALREADY around for at least 4-5 years (2014) and especially pushed trough to the Social-Media scene the last three years!!! SO, if YOU NEVER heard about it YOU know NOW how much YOU are behind with YOUR Professional Development, about time THEN to catch…
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Belgian Streets Got Rid Of Cars And Turned Into Beautiful Parks This Summer | Co.Exist | ideas + impact
One scene shared by all of the 20th century’s bloodiest conflicts might have been lifted straight from The Road Warrior, or a Beckett play: spectral landscape; buildings obliterated; blasted trees; lifeless wasteland. The photographs in this gallery, for instance—pictures that starkly reference every bleak, war-battered panorama from Gettysburg to Verdun to Stalingrad to Chosin Reservoir to Pork Chop Hill—were made in September, 1945, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
But far from chronicling the aftermath of a sustained, slogging campaign, these pictures—none of which were published in LIFE magazine—depict the devastation produced in a few unspeakably violent seconds. Here, LIFE.com presents pictures from both cities taken in the weeks and months following the bombings—bombings that killed a combined 120,000 people outright, and tens of thousands more through injury and radiation sickness. Included, as well, are scans of typed memos from photographer Bernard Hoffman—quietly revelatory notes like the one he wrote…
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FOR decades, policy makers have treated poverty as a sign of helplessness and ineptitude. The worse off the neighborhood — the higher the rate of poverty, crime, and juvenile delinquency — the less influence it would have over its future. Social service agencies conducted “needs assessments” rather than asking residents what would strengthen their community. Government agencies or private entrepreneurs then delivered brick-and-mortar solutions — a new school, medical clinic or housing.
It seldom worked. Take Baltimore, which has been “renewed” again and again. Two decades ago, more than $130 million was poured into the neighborhood where the arrest of Freddie Gray sparked riots last spring. The vision was grand — more than a thousand homes were built or renovated; education and health services were introduced — but the jobs disappeared and the drug trade continued to flourish.
David L. Kirp
Education and inequality.
There is hardly a day that passes without a new major initiative, announcement or bold proclamation by the Gulf economies of United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to promote tech startups in the region. Be it incubators, investment funds or free zones, you name it and they have it.
Gulf countries have been trying (without much success) for the last few years to develop a startup-fueled digital economy — primarily to create another engine for growth to offset the dependence on oil and gas. Secondly, to create more avenues for private-sector job creation for its citizens who are presently almost exclusively employed in the government sector.
What’s Holding Up The Gulf Startup Revolution?
When we visualize an Internet economy, the obvious image that the mind conjures is Silicon Valley!
With all the multi-billion dollar surpluses, you would be forgiven to believe that a Silicon Valley was around the corner or…
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