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Filmmaker Jordan Flaherty Explores Racial and Economic Justice Issues in New Documentary Series

Part One, Baltimore: A Moment to a Movement, exposes conditions that fueled the  Baltimore Uprising; the second film focuses on reconstruction of New Orleans
 
Baltimore: The Issues Behind the Uprising 

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New York, NY - The murder of Freddie Gray while in police custody ignited the Baltimore Uprising in April.  A new film uncovers deep-rooted economic issues that triggered thousands of frustrated residents to take to the streets. The documentary is part of a new series exploring racial and economic justice issues, produced for "The Laura Flanders Show," and airing on TV stations across the US on Link TV and internationally on the TeleSUR News Network.
 
In the 20-minute documentary, "Baltimore: A Moment to a Movement," award-winning journalist and filmmaker Jordan Flaherty looks beyond police brutality to unearth oppressive conditions that fueled the mass protests. Personal stories from Baltimore activists working on the front lines of the struggle reveal to viewers how homelessness, unemployment, economic inequality and despair caused residents to rebel once the news of Gray's death went viral.
 
"Baltimore: A Moment to a Movement" is already receiving rave reviews.   Baltimore Sun TV reviewer David Zurawik calls the film "compelling and well reported." He writes, "The point of view of the camera is street level - first filming the marchers coming toward it, and then joining the group and filming from within. It could be read as a visual statement of solidarity."
 
"We found that these protests are about more than one city, and more than one issue - this is a national movement that continues to grow," said Flaherty.  "The murder of Freddie Gray was the spark but it's the underlying systemic issues that catapulted it from a moment to a movement. He adds, "In New Orleans, we found the same issues we saw when we reported from Baltimore and Ferguson."
 
The second film in the series, to be released in August, explores major systemic changes in New Orleans. The film focuses on issues shaped by race, class and gender, ten years after the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
 
In addition to directing films for a range of outlets, Flaherty is a journalist, producer, and author. His print stories have been featured in dozens of publications, from the New York Times, Washington Post, and Agence France Presse to various publications around the world. Flaherty has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN Headline News, Anderson Cooper 360, and News and Notes on NPR. The first journalist to bring the case of the Jena Six to a national audience, Flaherty's most recent book is "Floodlines: Community and Resistance From Katrina to the Jena Six." 
 
Hosted by best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders, "The Laura Flanders Show" has covered economic justice, racial justice, and gender issues for over ten years. The show has reported on the Black Lives Matter movement since the first days. 
 
"The Laura Flanders Show" is syndicated globally on Link TV, Manhattan News Network and online on GRITtv.org, TeleSUR (English and Spanish), and MSN.com.  For more information, or to view the film visit www.grittv.org. 
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Good morning I was at this rally and I freestyled this piece just to get it out. I will be writing later today. It's not about a life it's about fighting for equality. Let me know what you think. 
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Irwin Tang launches his quest to find out why there is still hunger in a world of abundant food. His good-natured dive begins here and will lead him all over the world of food, morality, religion, politics, and prejudgment.
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ROOTs Technology is for young people of color in the Austin area that want to build technical skills. ROOTs aims to invest in the future of people of color in the tech industry and in Austin. ROOTs provides space for young people of color - and any adults who are also interested - to learn the basics of web design and computer programming through free weekly classes. Classes begin on June 6, 2015 and will take place every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the African-American Youth Resource Center.
          
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How big is Google's Texas footprint? New report quantifies economic impact of Internet titan

Christopher Calnan
Austin Business Journal

According to the report, 154,000 Texas businesses and nonprofits "benefited" from using Google's advertising platforms, though how those benefits are defined is not clear the company's glowing report on itself.

Google Inc. claims to have enabled Texas businesses to generate $6.64 billion in economic activity last year.

The California company released a study Tuesday citing the economic benefits of e-commerce provided by Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) online tools.

“The economic impact report details how millions of businesses use our tools to make money,” company President of Americas Sales Margo Georgiadis said in a news release. “It’s these solutions that make Google an engine for economic growth.”

According to the report, 154,000 Texas businesses and nonprofits "benefited" from using Google's advertising platforms, though how those benefits are defined is not clear in the company's glowing report on itself. The company also disclosed that it provided $8.5 million in free advertising to 405 Texas nonprofits through a charitable grant program. Further, the company disclosed that it employs 210 workers in Texas. The bulk of those are in Austin where Google is rolling out its super-high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber.

In March, Google confirmed plans to take a major portion of the new office building under construction at the Green Water Treatment Plant — some 200,000 square feet. The company also operates offices downtown and off MoPac Expressway in North Austin.

The report, which you can read here, highlighted how Austin-based Milk and Honey Spa used Google's advertising platforms to spread the word about the spa. According to the report, the spa recouped its Google advertising spending 10 times over.

Nationally, Google’s tools enabled $131 billion of economic activity for 1.8 million users.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/techflash/2015/06/how-big-is-googles-texas-footprint-new-report.html
Google Inc. claims to have enabled Texas businesses to generate $6.64 billion in economic activity last year.
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Juneteenth Memorial Monument Dedication and Celebration at the George Washington Carver Museum

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center will present its newest permanent addition, the Juneteenth Memorial Monument, to the public as well as celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center is located at 1165 Angelina Street and the dedication ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., with the celebration continuing with games, food, vendors, crafts, and character interpretation until 4 p.m. This is a FREE event for the public and the public is invited and encouraged to come, listen, and learn the rich history we have to share.

History of the Sculptures:
The sculptures were originally commissioned by the Texas Legislature in 1999 to serve as a memorial to Juneteenth on the Capitol grounds. This project stalled, though the sculptures had already been made, and the sculptures were moved, first to Bastrop’s Deep in the Heart Art Foundry, and then eventually to a State outdoor warehouse in East Austin.

In 2013, Sylvester Turner, the Texas Legislative Black Caucus Chair, and State Representative Dawnna Dukes led a request for care and supervision of the sculptures to be given to the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Carver Museum.

With the support of the Austin City Council, the sculptures were transferred to the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center’s care, and began their journey to permanent installation in the Museum’s new historic walk and sculpture garden, hence the name JUNETEENTH MEMORIAL MONUMENT. Unfortunately, due to historic rains and floods, the sculptures’ installation was delayed. All five sculptures were finally placed on their pedestals at the Museum last week, where they await their dedication ceremony on June 27th.

The five sculptures represent the journey of General Granger’s news, and are positioned to reflect the timeline of the information: the Lawmaker passes the news to the Preacher, who informs the former slaves, who deliver the details to their daughter, who waits to inform the next generation. Visitors to the Monument will be able to climb onto the sixth pedestal, to symbolically receive the message from the former slave’s daughter, and to step into history.

In addition to the five sculptures and the six pedestals, there will be an interpretive panel, recounting the history of enslavement in the United States and the document that ended its reign, the Emancipation Proclamation. The installation will include a bronze bell, donated by the George Washington Carver AMBASSADORS, which Museum patrons will be encouraged to sound off, in order to “let freedom ring”.

George Washington Carver Museum:
The Carver Museum & Cultural Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of African American historical and cultural material reflecting all dimensions of experiences of persons of African descent living in Austin, Travis County, Texas and in the United States. The museum is a key source of information on the history and celebration of Juneteenth.  The new Juneteenth Memorial Monument is a celebration of freedom, and the Carver's new core exhibit is dedicated to the history and evolution of Juneteenth. The Carver Museum is proud to be the first museum in the nation to feature a permanent exhibit honoring this Texas-born day of jubilee.
 
For more information or for pictures of the sculptures for the Juneteenth Celebration event, please contact Bernadette Phifer at 512-974-3650 or Bernadette.Phifer@austintexas.gov

http://www.austintexas.gov/news/juneteenth-memorial-monument-dedication-and-celebration-george-washington-carver-museum
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Google Digital Inclusion Fellowship - NTEN, Skillpoint & Austin Free-net

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Google Fiber Space
201 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

Google Fiber Space is located downtown in the 2nd Street District, across from City Hall. There are several parking garages in the area, but also, street meter parking is cheap (Carolyn suggests parking near Ballet Austin).

Google Fiber, NTEN, Skillpoint Alliance and Austin Free-net hope you will join them for a gathering at Google Fiber Space to celebrate and discuss the new Google Fiber Digital Inclusion Fellowship program. 

Google Fiber cities across the nation are included in the program, and happily, Austin is one of those lucky cities. The program will be in full swing by the time we gather the evening of July 14.

Parisa Fatehi-Weeks, Google Fiber's Community Impact Manager for Austin, will join us, the leadership of Skillpoint Alliance and Austin Free-net, and we intend to bring Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN, in to the gathering digitally, via the "big screen" at Google Fiber Space.

We will update this page as new information becomes available! 

http://www.meetup.com/501techclubaustin/events/223312448/
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Buzzfeed Yellow’s recent video on what it’s like to be the only black friend in a group pretty much hits the nail of the head. Since the average white person only has one black friend, it’s not rare for black people to realize they’re the only black person in a group of friends. Sometimes the
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Help support Adïndü, a film written and directed by our friend Ifeoma Chukwuogo.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/adindu

What do you do when you encounter a circumstance so catastrophic that it questions your faith?

Fearing her new born’s fate, a catholic housewife is torn between going against her faith or remaining steadfast in her beliefs in order to solve the mystery of her deceased children once and for all.

ADÏNDÜ is a drama-thriller about a family’s journey in their desperation to save their infant daughter and the complications they face along the way. ADÏNDÜ explores the dynamics of familial religious differences, opposing ideologies, traditional ancient beliefs versus modern beliefs and the possible mystery of an age-old Nigerian myth.
A desperate mother's journey to solve the mystery of her deceased children once and for all. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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How big is Google's Texas footprint? New report quantifies economic impact of Internet titan

Christopher Calnan
Austin Business Journal

According to the report, 154,000 Texas businesses and nonprofits "benefited" from using Google's advertising platforms, though how those benefits are defined is not clear the company's glowing report on itself.

Google Inc. claims to have enabled Texas businesses to generate $6.64 billion in economic activity last year.

The California company released a study Tuesday citing the economic benefits of e-commerce provided by Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) online tools.

“The economic impact report details how millions of businesses use our tools to make money,” company President of Americas Sales Margo Georgiadis said in a news release. “It’s these solutions that make Google an engine for economic growth.”

According to the report, 154,000 Texas businesses and nonprofits "benefited" from using Google's advertising platforms, though how those benefits are defined is not clear in the company's glowing report on itself. The company also disclosed that it provided $8.5 million in free advertising to 405 Texas nonprofits through a charitable grant program. Further, the company disclosed that it employs 210 workers in Texas. The bulk of those are in Austin where Google is rolling out its super-high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber.

In March, Google confirmed plans to take a major portion of the new office building under construction at the Green Water Treatment Plant — some 200,000 square feet. The company also operates offices downtown and off MoPac Expressway in North Austin.

The report, which you can read here, highlighted how Austin-based Milk and Honey Spa used Google's advertising platforms to spread the word about the spa. According to the report, the spa recouped its Google advertising spending 10 times over.

Nationally, Google’s tools enabled $131 billion of economic activity for 1.8 million users.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/techflash/2015/06/how-big-is-googles-texas-footprint-new-report.html
Google Inc. claims to have enabled Texas businesses to generate $6.64 billion in economic activity last year.
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The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce​ is pleased to announce the 2nd unveiling of #IAMBLACKAUSTIN, a multimedia campaign.

Monday, June 15, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 

Google Fiber Space​
201 Colorado Street 
Austin, TX 78701

The mission of this effort is to help market, promote and capture the black experience in Austin leading to increased tourism, professional retention and the celebration of a diverse range of individuals within the region.     
 
GABC will open the 2nd #IAMBLACKAUSTIN Exhibition at the Google Fiber Space on June 15, 2015 from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Images will then be moved to the Dedrick-Hamilton House for display throughout the summer. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iamblackaustin-unveiling-reception-part-ii-tickets-17177158343
#IAMBLACKAUSTIN Unveiling & Reception Part II
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    biology, 2008 - 2008
  • St. Philip's College
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I'm originally fron New Orleans, La but I've been living in Austin, TX off and on since 1995. Before that I lived in San Antonio where I trained as a Healthcare Specialist in the US Army.

I was one of the first soldiers to go public with their resistance to the Iraq War. Iraq Veterans Against the War formed in July 2004 which was the same month I was told I'd be going to Iraq. I became an IVAW member in January 2005.

I dropped out of school in 1982. Just before turning 17 a recruiter convinced the me to join the military. I left my home in New Orleans and spent 7 years on and off active duty between 1982 to 1994, which included two overseas tours. One in Korea and one in Germany. In 1993, while serving in the Louisiana Army National Guard I got the opportunity to train in San Antonio, TX at Fort Sam Houston. First as a combat medic and then as a licensed practical nurse. After my discharge in December of 1994 I decided to stay in Texas and work in the health care industry.

In September of 1995 I moved to Austin, TX. In August of 2001 I enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard for three years and the very next month 911 happened. I was a medic assigned to the 249th Main Support Battalion in Austin, TX. I got stop-loss orders in July of 2004 right before his very last drill. I was told that I was to be involuntarily extended and reassigned to the 56th Brigade Combat Team as part of the 36th Infantry Division and deploy with this unit to Iraq.

According to the army's stop loss policy they can make null and void any contractual obligation you have with the military and extends your service in the military against your will. Some refer to it as a back door draft. An activist from Austin Against War got the Austin Chronicle to print an article titled Jail, Exile, or Iraqabout my situation as an anti-war activist being ordered to war. And the very next day KTBC-TV, our local Fox News affiliate, requested an interview. The week I was supposed to report for active duty I announced that I was having a goodbye party. Most of the guest didn't know it but instead of reporting for duty I'd plan to run away. On the day I was to report to Fort Hood, TX some friends of mine in Veterans For Peace hid me at their house and bought me a bus ticket the next day. I went to Tennessee to stay with a friend.

I had decided not to leave the country because I didn't want to live indefinitely in exile. My plan was to hide out until my military unit dropped me from it's roster. Then I was going to turn my self over to the USADIP(United States Army Deserter Information Point) at Fort Knox. Since deserters are no longer assigned to a unit I hoped to just get kicked out or do jail time. Either would be better than going to Iraq. But to my surprise my unit didn't drop me from the rolls so I was never entered into the [Wanted Person File] of the FBI National Crime Information Center. So I went to New York and spent the next year traveling around doing anti-war activism.

I gave interviews to newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio stations. I stayed on the East Coast until Hurricane Katrina forced me back down south to look for my missing family in New Orleans. After about two years of desertion I was kicked out of the military. I think my decision to go public with my struggle helped to pressure the military to release me in August 2006. While I was on the run in Tennessee someone made a video that was sent to Amy Goodman and she invited me to be on her [Democracy Now!] TV show. So on March 15, 2005, just before the protest of the third year of the war, I was on a show called Three U.S. Soldiers Refusing to Fight Speak Out Against the Iraq War. She had me on again about six months later for a show called Missing in New Orleans: Voices of Those Seeking Loved Ones. The video that was made by MonkeyRay Productions while I was on the run in Tennessee is now on KLRU's Docubloggers which is a video blog on our local PBS station's website in Austin. I hope to be an example for others.

It's been a few years since I updated this but I guess one of the more recent important changes has been my expulsion from IVAW though I'm still a current member of VFP.

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