Companies Using Prison Labor

Awaken Consumers!! Wonder why the US Prison Industrial Complex is the largest among "Developed" Nations? Evidence the call for $15/hour living wage MUST include prisoners..

Blogging your way to a PhD?

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The Thesis Whisperer

Calvin Ho (@calvinhyj) is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He researches skilled labour immigration policies in Western countries. Through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program at UCLA, he also mentors minority students planning to pursue doctorates in the humanities and social sciences.

Calvin is an avid blogger and in this post he will tell you how blogging can help you with your PhD writing. If you want to see how PhD students blog, have a look at our page of PhD blogs. Take it away Calvin!

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 3.37.05 pmAcademics don’t often talk about how they write. By how, I mean the nitty-gritty how. Sure, you may set up your laptop in a coffee shop and open up a Word document, but how do you go from blank page to finished thesis?

One strategy is to write blog posts. Many academics are wary of…

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September in BU: Registration is open!

YES!!! GlobalSisterzMedia recommends ALL Bloggers, Writrepreneurs, Brand Strategists to participate in these sessions…

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September is a big month for Blogging U! Get your blog off the ground with Blogging 101: Zero to Hero, help it reach more readers with Blogging 201: Branding and Growth, or cultivate a writing habit with Writing 101: Finding Everyday Inspiration.

Note: you cannot take Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 at the same time — but both courses run frequently throughout the year, so there are plenty of opportunities!

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero runs from Monday, September 7th to Friday the 25th, and gives you one new task each day to help you publish, customize your blog, and engage with the blogging community. Learn more.

Blogging 201: Branding and Growth runs from Monday, September 14th to Friday the 25th, and helps focus your blog and grow your readership. Learn more.

Writing 101: Finding Everyday Inspiration runs from Monday, September 7th to Friday…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Cultural Appropriation: The Fashionable Face of Racism

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Although Media Diversified is on a site break for the month of August while we develop exciting new projects, we still want to continue delivering challenging, insightful content to our readers — so we’ll be going into the archives to bring back some of our most-read articles.

Chimene Suleyman’s “Cultural Appropriation: The Fashionable Face of Racism” deals with the cultural violence of white mainstream fashion commodifying and profiting from the traditions of people of colour.


Cultural Appropriation: The Fashionable Face of Racism

by Chimene Suleyman 

There is a painting in my parent’s house that my mother made. It is a self portrait; green eyes looking back between the black cloth of the headscarf painted around her face. It is a beautiful painting, carnal even. The assigned image on my phone for my father is a photograph taken from the same time as my mother’s painting. He sits straight, regal, the…

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UHURU:UBUNTU — Open Letter From Assata

My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living in … Continue reading UHURU:UBUNTU — Open Letter From Assata

US extends temporary protected status for Haiti

Passing along some news on TPS ..

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US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Haiti’s designation for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for an additional 18 months. The extended designation is effective January 23, 2016, through July 22, 2017, Caribbean News Now reports.

Current TPS Haiti beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during a 60-day period that runs from August 25, 2015, through October 26, 2015. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages beneficiaries to re-register as soon as possible once the 60-day re-registration period begins. USCIS will not accept applications before August 25, 2015.

The 18-month extension also allows TPS re-registrants to apply for a new employment authorization document (EAD). Eligible TPS Haiti beneficiaries who re-register during the 60-day period and request a new EAD will receive one with an expiration date of July 22, 2017. USCIS recognizes that some re-registrants may not receive their new EADs until after their current EADs…

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