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As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.

Jordan speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

“Over the past three decades I have seen up close the dedication of the law enforcement officers who protect me and my family. I have the greatest respect for their sacrifice and service. I also recognize that for many people of color their experiences with law enforcement have been different than mine. I have decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change.

“To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The Institute for Community-Police Relations’ policy and oversight work is focused on building trust and promoting best practices in community policing. My donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s oldest civil rights law organization, will support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement. Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.

“We are privileged to live in the world’s greatest country – a country that has provided my family and me the greatest of opportunities. The problems we face didn’t happen overnight and they won’t be solved tomorrow, but if we all work together, we can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities.”

~Michael Jordan
http://theundefeated.com/features/michael-jordan-i-can-no-longer-stay-silent/
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Lutalica

You tell the world who you are
in a million different ways.
Some are subtle, some are not.

But it doesn't seem to matter:
this world has already got you pegged.

When you were born they put you in a little box,
and slapped a label on it.
So they could keep things organized,
and not have to think about what’s inside.

Over time you learn to make yourself comfortable
packaging your identity in different combinations
until you feel like you belong,
and can wear your labels proudly.

But there’s a part of you that never really found a home
rattling around in categories that couldn’t do you justice.

You look around at other people,
trying to judge how loosely they fit in their own lives
sensing a knot of confusion hidden beneath a name tag.

And you realize we’re still only strangers,
who assume we already know what the other is going to say,
as if the only thing left to talk about is
who belongs in what category
and which labels are offensive.

You have to wonder if these boxes are falling apart.
If we should be writing our identities by hand,
speaking only for ourselves, in our own words,
taking our chances out in the open
and meet each other as we are,
asking: “What is it like being you?”

—and be brave enough to admit
that we don’t already know the answer.

Maybe it’ll mean that we’ve finally arrived,
just “unpacking the boxes”
making ourselves at home.

And maybe we’ll look back and wonder
how we managed to live in the same house for so long,
and never stop to introduce ourselves.

~John Koenig

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If you could wear technology, and communicate with a thought, rather than using speech, text messages, or emoticons, would you, and what would you say?

~Vanessa Hill | BrainCraft
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Then, there is this man with an emerging future for humankind.

You don't want power in the wrong hands.

More importantly, you don't want that history repeating itself.
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How do you like me now? My boy's wicked smart!
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Today’s statement is something of a public milestone for Michael Jordan, who has been criticized over the years for his low profile in political and social advocacy. For instance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in a 2015 NPR interview, said, “He took commerce over conscious. That’s unfortunate for him, but he’s got to live with it.”

~Mike Wise | Jerry Bembry | Martenzie Johnson
The Undefeated
Michael Jordan, widely considered the greatest basketball player in NBA history and the lone African-American majority owner of a franchise, has decided to speak out on the country’s growing racial…
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I just clean up a bit
Our App on Google Play > goo.gl/TMTKBv
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I love this imaginative, very evocative project by John Koenig. To me, "sonder" is realizing that the world doesn't revolve around us; that each of us isn't the only one who exists in the world; that we may not be unique, after all. Sonder may be sobering for some, but perhaps also liberating for others.
 
Sonder. The realization that everyone has a story.

Tell me yours. I'll tell you mine.
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A Chinese package delivery worker named Yu Jianchun, who doesn’t even have a college degree, has created a latest method to spot Carmichael numbers, reflecting a creative look at an issue that has stumped mathematicians for so long.
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    Sr. Talent Management Specialist, 2015 - present
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  • Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
    Clinical Psychology, 1986 - 1993
    PhD
  • Northwestern University - Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
    Psychology, English, 1977 - 1981
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Accomplishing Nothing
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Quality of Line
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Religion briefs: UA hosts American Academy of Religion
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A roundup of what's going on in Tucson's faith community.

Kafka in the Park
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Have you checked out the Incidental Comics Patreon page? Starting this month, all patrons will get access to regular posts about my process,

Commitment Phobia
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In addition to my book-commitment-phobia, I am seeking help with committing to create new comics. If I reach my first Patreon goal I will pu

Chasing Happiness
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Please consider supporting Incidental Comics on Patreon. You will be rewarded with posters, original doodles, exclusive access to webcomics

A Walk in the Park
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Posters are available at my shop.

Hitting a Wall
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Posters are available at my shop.

Part 2 - Every Problem Has a Solution
theoryofalgorithms.blogspot.com

Your friends, colleagues and family like you and care about you. When you run into trouble, when you have some issue or need, they're keen t

The Zoo
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Posters are available at my shop.

The Giving Pledge 101
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Learn about the Giving Pledge, the philanthropic organization formed by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

Nick Bostrom's Home Page
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Oxford philosopher (videos, papers, interviews, bio, etc.)

Thoughts On Innovation And Hedy Lamarr
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What do innovation and Hedy Lamarr have in common? More on that at the end of this post. In the meantime, let's look at a few quotes about i

The Higgs Boson May Disintegrate into Dark Matter : DNews
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The hunt for the source of dark matter is one of the most hotly anticipated searches of our time and the Higgs boson might be able to light

I bought a 2015 RAV4 XLE, and our overall experience was good. Our sales agent was new to the job, and needed help from several colleagues to answer our questions and resolve a couple of issues. While the whole process took a long time, these different staff kept things moving. At the end of the day, I felt we had a good deal on very nice new car!
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