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Joshua Russo
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"...the histories of slavery and of capitalism look very different if we understand them in relation to each other. The next time we walk the streets of Lower Manhattan, the docks of Liverpool or the grounds of Harvard University, we should think at least in passing of the millions of enslaved workers who helped make some of that grandeur possible, and to the ways that slavery’s legacy persists today."
"We need to qualify the fairy tale we like to tell about capitalism and free labor," argues Harvard historian Sven Beckert, author of the new book, "Empire of Cotton." In part two of his essay on Making Sen$e, he explores slavery's and cotton's role in the development of modern capitalism in the U.S. and elsewhere.
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How do we counter religious hatred? Tolerance building dialogue
The pope’s visit to Turkey is considered a message of solidarity with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Orthodox Church, which represents nearly 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide.
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Be the likely voter! Political decisions would be very different if the polls of likely voters actually represented the population! #vote
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This is an extremely important part of the conversation, that I feel is typically avoided for many reasons. Personally, I see nearly insurmountable white privilege in so many aspects of life, this is why I support things like affirmative action. People's behaviors are very slow to change and white privilege in particular is a behavior that should.
The Whiteness Project is an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity.
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+Forbes explains how #Monoprice is getting a #3DPrinter , “into the hands of more students …”

What would you print first?
3D Printers continue to captivate both the consumer and business marketplace. Each week, it seems, there is a new printer launched, or a novel new approach is found to solve a medical challenge, for instance. The cost to enter 3D printing keeps dropping, too, and Monoprice, a well-known tech gear [...]
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"There is absolutely no way that Comcast can argue it would have meaningful competition in wired broadband or cable after the merger."
Comcast wants to own the internet — or, at least, the cables that carry it to most Americans’ homes. Yesterday, the company laid out its arguments for acquiring Time Warner Cable in a filing with...
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Anonymous has just struck a massive blow against ISIS recruiting efforts. Hacktivists recently took control of dozens of Twitter and Facebook accounts that had been openly used by ISIS to expand their influence and recruit new members. The above video explains the attack was coordinated …
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Help #FightEbola. For every $1 you donate, Google will donate $2 to four nonprofits doing critical humanitarian work in West Africa. Together we can do more. Donate now.
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Fantastic overview
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The DATA Act is law, but now the real work begins. Here's how to ensure the act does what it's supposed to: shine a big light on federal spending.

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Smash the Past, Join the Future: OnePlus One
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Once upon a time, Lahore was home to a booming film industry and studio musicians to match. Now, the sounds of Lollywood have made a comeback, thanks to a jazz fan — who's also a philanthropist.
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  • Innovative Solutions
    Solutions Architect, 2012 - present
  • Meritain Health, Inc.
    Senior Developer, 2010 - 2012
  • Peace Corps
    Software Developer (Volunteer), 2008 - 2010
  • SophiTEC, Inc.
    Software Developer, 1998 - 2008
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Buffalo, NY - Cape Verde, West Africa