Hackathon Stories: sharing stories about experiences participating in hackathons. Katey Metzroth, SecondMuse and New York City Next Top Makers
Leslie Birch, Freelance Maker and Blogger for Adafruit Industries. Niki Selken, Parsons School of Design. Olivia Ross, Black Girls CODE
APRIL 10, 2015 – SPACEAPPS DATA BOOTCAMP Civic Hall NYC
Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango, granted US asylum after years living illegally in Boston, dies at 61.
President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61.
Onyango, a half-sister of Obama’s late father, moved from Kenya to the U.S. in 2000 and was denied asylum by an immigration judge in 2004. She remained in the country illegally, living in Boston public housing . Source nola.com Fake news or real problem ?
Whittaker Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961), born Jay Vivian Chambers and also known as David Whittaker Chambers, was an American writer and editor. After he was a Communist Party USA member and Soviet spy, he renounced communism, became an outspoken opponent, and testified at Alger Hiss’s perjury and espionage trial. He described both events in his book Witness, published in 1952. In 1924, Chambers read Vladimir Lenin’s Soviets at Work and was deeply affected by it. He now saw the dysfunctional nature of his family, he would write, as “in miniature the whole crisis of the middle class”; a malaise from which Communism promised liberation. Chambers’s biographer Sam Tanenhaus wrote that Lenin’s authoritarianism was “precisely what attracts Chambers… He had at last found his church”; that is, he became a Marxist. In 1925, Chambers joined the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) (then known as the Workers Party of America). Chambers wrote and edited for Communist publications, including The Daily Worker newspaper and The New Masses magazine. Chambers combined his literary talents with his devotion to Communism, writing four short stories in 1931 about proletarian hardship and revolt, including Can You Make Out Their Voices?, considered by critics as one of the best fiction from the American Communist movement. Hallie Flanagan co-adapted and produced it as a play entitled Can You Hear Their Voices? (see Writings by Chambers, below), staged across America and in many other countries. Chambers also worked as a translator during this period; among his works was the English version of Felix Salten’s 1923 novel Bambi, A Life in the Woods. Harold Ware …
New York the 1970s. Jewish migrs settle in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn fleeing the oppression of Communist Russia. Among the Soviet refugees are criminals intent on realizing their version of the American Dream. In partnership with the Italian Mafia the Russian gangsters engage in billion dollar gasoline scams. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russian crime groups go global, trafficking drugs, weapons and women. Rival Russian brigades battle for control of Brooklyns lucrative rackets. The result is bloodshed on the streets of New York. Video HAiRStyLiSt021
Question: Which American institution—one that prides itself on being open, democratic, and diverse—punishes its members severely for offering unpopular opinions, while it offers them a very narrow, limited worldview? Answer: Universities. Once the vanguard of open debate and free speech, colleges have become a place where alternative thinking goes to die. Students who speak out on behalf of traditional American ideals, unfortunately, are often silenced by college administrators. Learn how the college campus, a place that should be an intellectual melting pot, has turned into anything but, violating the rights of those who have alternate opinions.
Lecturer: Greg Lukianoff, President at The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
Go home and scream ! About traveling to Fascist Germany, about american Jews idealism before WW2 , Julius Striker, Kristal night, antisemitism and shtetls. Was Bushwick Avenue stronghold for Germans nazy in America ? NYU and traditions of anti semitism in New York.
The beginning of antisemitism in USA. Original video with Ruth Gruber
Unique among cultural institutions that collect moving image and sound media, Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive
Ruth Gruber, a photojournalist and author who documented Stalin’s gulags, life in Nazi Germany and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the infamous passage of the Exodus to Palestine in 1947, died on Thursday at her home in Manhattan. She was 105.
Grant Cardone speaks at a seminar at Cross Channel Mojo about the importance of dominating a market and the problems with obscurity. He continues to talk about the importance of creating time, not managing it. Use free tools like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn to help you communicate with your market. Save your money and control the space.How many people do you know that think that there’s a shortage of money? If a client complains about the price of your product and you consider lowering your prices then you mine as well close your doors. You can’t grow your business if you don’t sell and close. What happens when you lower your price and you still don’t sell your products? The first thing you have to do is you have to be COMPLETELY sold on your product. If you’re asking a certain amount for your product or service then you have to believe that it’s worth more than that. When somebody offers you $1,100 for a product that you’re asking $1,500 for then what did they just tell you what your product is worth? Did they tell you it was worth $1,000? No. Grant Cardone vieo
Furious over an article Levin had written about his then wife, the actress Agnes Bernelle, Desmond Leslie punches theatre critic Bernard Levin in front of eleven million viewers during an edition the satirical TV show That Was The Week That Was in 1962. And people say grandparents are boring ? Video
Dr. S. Fred Singer, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the book, “Hot Talk Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate,” challenges the causes of global warming and weather changes in an interview with Fox News Channel. Independent Institute video.