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Text and Glory - Plain text file format praise
Many apps store your data in their own proprietary database and file format. That's not the way we want things to be. Plain text files can be opened in every text editor ever made and they are flexible enough to be used for taking notes, managing tasks and even creating basic html pages.
apps  plaintext 
14 hours ago
Peace Parsha: A person is obligated to see themselves as if they had left Egypt - Americans for Peace Now
"We bring the fact of our liberation to the table and say: Just as we were liberated, so too, you can, should, and will be liberated. Whether you are an undocumented immigrant living in the shadows, a gay teenager living in the closet, or a Palestinian living under occupation, you can, should, and will be liberated. "The lesson of Passover, the lesson that we are commanded to take with us from our history in ancient Egypt, is that power structures are not permanent, those who are marginal today will not necessarily be marginal tomorrow, and if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem."
ifttt  facebook 
6 days ago
As crypto wars begin, FBI silently removes sensible advice to encrypt your devices - Boing Boing
RT : As crypto wars begin, FBI silently removes sensible advice to encrypt your devices
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6 days ago
Rad American Women A-Z
Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet—but instead of “apple,” A is for Angela—as in Angela Davis, the iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; C is for Carol Burnett, who defied assumptions about women in comedy; D is for Dolores Huerta, who organized farmworkers; and E is for Ella Baker, who mentored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and helped shape the Civil Rights movement.
books  gender  women  kids  children 
7 days ago
35 Books Boys of All Ages Will LOVE!
When I was a middle school English teacher, I realized that getting some boys to read was like pushing a gigantic bolder uphill. I could do it, but I’d be tired and worn out in the end. Then it hit me, boys—like everybody else—will read books as long as they’re interesting and relatable. Duh!


Too often the books our boys are asked to read in school have nothing to do with their lives, or are just downright boring. Books about kids on farms? Psh! Novels about kids in 18th Century America? Uh, NO! Books about ruthless kings who conquered faraway lands in middle England? Hmm….maybe.

Once I realized that my students would read as long as they could to see themselves in books and relate to the stories (or just be straight up entertained), then the old notion that boys don’t like to read quickly fell away.

During my 6 years in the classroom (and 8+ years as a mom), I’ve built up quite a library of books brown boys actually enjoy.
books  literature  race  boys  gender 
7 days ago
Little Party by turnfollow
LITTLE PARTY IS A SHORT STORY VIDEO GAME ABOUT

YOUR DAUGHTER'S ALL-NIGHTER PARTY.
game 
7 days ago
MeisterTask
MeisterTask is an incredibly intuitive online task management tool that runs inside your standard web browser. The web app is complemented by our free task management app for iPhone and iPad, which makes sure that you stay productive even on the go. With its powerful collaboration features and flexible, Kanban style project boards, the task management software lets you and your team manage projects of all types and sizes. It keeps you up to date on your teammates’ progress while making sure that you never lose focus of your own to-dos or miss an important deadline. But MeisterTask is more than a simple task management tool: it is a place where all your project related information is safely stored, yet accessible for all project members at all times; it’s a place where you can get insights into your own and your team’s productivity, and what’s more, it’s a place where work can be fun.
gtd  productivity  taskmanagement  collaboration 
7 days ago
Make Your Own High-End Looking Speaker Cables On the Cheap
Want some durable, high-end looking speaker cables but don't want to shell out the cash? Make your own:
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8 days ago
Catstacam Turns Your Cat Into an Instagram Photog
RT : Catstacam Turns Your Cat Into an Instagram Photographer
from twitter
8 days ago
Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe | Open Culture
RT : Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe. In case you missed it.
from twitter
8 days ago
Release Cards | Prison Policy Initiative
RT : Today is the deadline to submit comments to urging regulation of high-fee jail release cards. Learn more:
from twitter
9 days ago
AJAM: US govt accused of not doing enough to solve racially-motivated murders on Vimeo
Here's my appearance on last night's AJAM news segment regarding the UN review of US failures to investigate and punish unsolved civil rights era racial murders. They gave the subject six minutes, which is pretty good treatment for TV news. I'm on starting at about 2:30.
ifttt  facebook 
11 days ago
Democracy Restoration Act introduced to Congress | Al Jazeera America
US lawmakers introduce bill to restore voting rights to ex-convicts
from twitter
11 days ago
UN panel to consider US 'failure' to clear up racial murders of civil rights era | World news | The Guardian
I'm scheduled to appear TONIGHT on Al Jazeera America live, at about 8:30 PM, with John Seigenthaler, to talk about the UN Human Rights Council's review of US failures to resolve civil rights era racial murders. Background in the Guardian.
ifttt  facebook 
12 days ago
How Prison Stints Replaced Study Hall - Jody Owens - POLITICO Magazine
RT : THIS. A primer on the school-to-prison pipeline. Get mad. / How Prison Stints Replaced Study Hall
massincarceration  from twitter
15 days ago
Boston lawyers seek to undermine public schools in the name of 'civil rights'
"This is what Boston's top lawyers—and the incredibly well-funded, hedge funder-backed charter school lobby—are fighting to expand at the expense of underfunded traditional public schools. If these people care so much about kids, why aren't they fighting for all the kids by pushing for school funding increases, or anti-poverty measures that would ensure fewer kids come to school hungry?"
ifttt  facebook 
15 days ago
7 Picture Books to Read With Little Brown Boys - Brown Boy Genius
RT "Picture Books to Read With Little Brown Boys" - (Also with non-brown boys. And girls.)
children  kids  race  literature  from twitter_favs
16 days ago
Army opens new investigation of detainee abuse allegations | Reveal
RT : U.S. Army has opened a new investigation of detainee abuse allegations after our story: /cc
from twitter
16 days ago
Instagram
Free Snow @ Near Davis Square
from twitter
17 days ago
The Billie Holiday Theatre - Off-Broadway Shows in Brooklyn, New York
Enjoyed "Brothers from the Bottom" with & fine cast last night. Set in NOLA, but felt like .
Brooklyn  from twitter_favs
17 days ago
St. Louis police chief irresponsibly connects shooting of police officers to protestors
St. Louis police chief irresponsibly connects shooting of police officers to protestors /by
from twitter
19 days ago
Edits to Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo traced to 1 Police Plaza | Capital New York
RT : Someone at 1 Police Plaza tried to revise NYPD history on Wikipedia. Edits made to Garner, Bell, Diallo entries:
from twitter
19 days ago
PDFpen: Mac PDF Editor - Edit, Sign, and Correct PDFs
The all-purpose Mac PDF editor! Add signatures, text, and images. Make changes and correct typos. OCR scanned docs. Fill out forms. New in version 7: proofread OCR text!
application  osx  pdf  utility 
20 days ago
National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon
RT : For the 3rd year in a row I am bowling with the Reproductive Justice League to raise money to help fund abortions...
from twitter
20 days ago
James Risen Will Receive The Ridenhour Courage Prize | Nation Institute
RT : We are pleased to announce that is the winner of the 2015 Ridenhour Courage Prize!
from twitter
20 days ago
Will your new MacBook crash to the ground without MagSafe? (Yes.) | Macworld
.: “Mac laptops are going to go crashing to the ground in vastly greater quantities…”
from twitter
20 days ago
Instagram
We are the lost city of Pompeii. Soon the the bodies.
from twitter
20 days ago
Voices: A tribute to the king of the civil right beat
Nice tribute to Claude Sitton by Hank Klibanoff.
ifttt  facebook 
20 days ago
St. Louis school may honor Mississippi martyr
If you don't know the name of Clyde Kennard, take a moment to learn.
ifttt  facebook 
20 days ago
Instagram
This could take a while.
from twitter
20 days ago
The Jewish Prenup That Isn’t About Who Gets the Bentley – Tablet Magazine
More Jewish couples are signing Orthodox pre-nuptial agreements aimed at protecting women from get refusal:
from twitter_favs
21 days ago
Untitled (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/opinion/stop-spying-on-wikipedia-users.html?&_r=1)
RT : Today, joined 8 other plaintiffs to fight NSA upstream spying in court, with the help of the .
from twitter
22 days ago
Untitled (http://fas.org/sgp/crs/secrecy/R43924.pdf)
Freedom of Information Act Legislation in the 114th Congress: Issue Summary and Side-bySide Analysis
FOIA  from twitter_favs
22 days ago
3 Insights Into Writing about Social Issues | Jane Friedman
3 Insights Into Writing about Social Issues -> super for campaigners/activists writing for advocacy: by
from twitter_favs
22 days ago
Yes, the justice system in Ferguson is broken, but studies show how surrounding towns are too
Yes, the justice system in Ferguson is broken, but studies show how surrounding towns are too /by
from twitter
22 days ago
Instagram
Fresh asparagus @ Fairmont San Francisco
from twitter
25 days ago
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