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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The King Center Digital Archive

An incredible digital archive of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, essays, sermons, and notes on non-violence and education. It’s a fantastic resource and I highly suggest exploring the archive and learning something new about Dr. King’s legacy. Please (please) click on the image above and share this valuable resource!

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Get an Occupation!

Because it will be tweeted, FBed, tumbled, blogged, and data visualized! Yes!

I couldn’t help but post some virtual spaces I’ve found quite helpful (you know, I didn’t pay a lot of attention in Honors Economics in high school) since the start of Occupy Wall Street. Each one captures and documents this incredibly fascinating and revolutionary time in our current US economic state. Granted, I’m sitting in my cubicle posting this BUT like many Americans, I need to work to be a great employee to get paid…just to have to do it all over again every pay period. 

Everybody has a story and it’s wonderful to see that I can keep myself apprised of what’s going on in our nation. Technology has its benefits (Side note: Have you been to a hack-a-thon? Artists, technologists, scientists, etc. getting together to make change?!) and citizens across the US and around the world are connecting and testing their governments. Hmmm…I wonder what Marx would say about the Occupations of US city streets (He would probably want in on the action)? We are all interconneted and I’m glad I have the opportunity to educate myself everyday (from CNN to BBC to Guerilla News Network). 

You may know the sites below but thought I would share anyway.  If you have any to recommend, please feel free to post a comment and share!!

We are the 99 Percent

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Together

American Economic Alert

Code for America

New America Media


SF Public Press

Here are some fancy virtual data spots on the web:

Flowing Data

Google Public Data Explorer

Waze (Gotta plug Waze! You will know where the Occupations are happening!)

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Remembering 9/11

Please click on the image above to visit the 9/11 Memorial website