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A discussion on the sex trafficking industry

Sex-Trafficking

Victoria Morales and Barbara Padron lead outreach teams in Hialeah, Biscayne Blvd and Miami Beach. This is part of Sharing One Love Outreach program. http://sharingonelove.org/  They’ve been conducting outreaches for the entire year and have repeatedly come across locations and information about the possible sex trafficking of local runaway children. They also connect with local groups, law [...]

Interview: Indie Film Club Miami

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Indie Film Club Miami is a non-profit organization that fosters the growth, skills and cohesiveness of the South Florida film industry, by working closely with filmmakers and digital media content creators. It hosts a variety of events including monthly screenings, as well as regular workshops, and networking events that bring together our diverse community. Diliana [...]

NSA Took a “Look-See” at Al Jazeera’s Internal Communications

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(Image Credit: The Raw Story) Since all the headlines are being dominated by the Syria situation, there isn’t a lot of current material for me to write about in my column, so this week, I’ll quickly touch on the favorite punching bag for the tech world at the moment: the NSA. A while ago, it [...]

Guitars Over Guns

Guitars Over Guns

Shelly Lynn speaks with the mentors at Guitars Over Guns Organization along with alumnus, Rody Lafrance. Rody, who takes guitar and piano lessons through the program offered by GOGO, plays two of his own arrangements of pop songs. Guitars Over Guns provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music education and performance as an alternative to [...]

Counterpoint Recap 08/16: What To Do With Egypt

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Counterpoint’s Meg McGee has “the last word” after every new edition of Counterpoint.  After reading her latest recap, hear audio of the discussion she’s referencing embedded below the post: On last Friday’s show, our panelists William Ng, Matt De La Fe, and I discussed the US policy towards Egypt and the regional implications if it becomes a [...]

Attack on Tor

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(Image Credit: Tor Project)   Before I start, here’s a reference for those who aren’t totally sure about what Tor is or how it works– (Image Credit: EFF)   Near the end of the weekend, somebody (I’ll get to who later) compromised Freedom Hosting, a hosting service that was heavily invested in Tor (The Onion [...]

Not Aiding the Enemy, But Still Found Guilty

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Unsurprisingly, I’m writing about Bradley Manning this week. In case you missed it, Bradley Manning has finally been given a verdict: guilty of more than a handful of crimes, but not guilty of one very important charge– aiding the enemy. I’ll get more into the specifics of that charge later, but the remaining 20 charges [...]

Review: Fruitvale Station and Coogler’s Portrayal of a Human

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  In a debut feature-length film, director and Bay Area-native Ryan Coogler shows how you get into the head of a mercurial, misunderstood black man: by spending a day in his shoes. And maybe his independent film Fruitvale Station doesn’t exactly opportune the audience a gamut of understanding into every black male’s mentality; but it [...]

Counterpoint Recap 7/26: The Value of Higher Education

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Counterpoint’s Meg McGee has “the last word” after every new edition of Counterpoint.  After reading her latest recap, hear audio of the discussion she’s referencing embedded below the post: On Friday’s show, we covered a slue of topics, the smoking ban on campus, the Miami-Dade county’s decision to take funding out of libraries, Detroit’s bankruptcy, and the [...]

Interview: Phillip Agnew of the Dream Defenders and #TakeOverFL [Audio]

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Phillip B. Agnew is executive director of the Dream Defenders.  The organization, made up mainly of young people and college students, is getting a lot of attention for their efforts to “take over Florida”. They’re literally making Florida’s state capital building their home for now as they push for Florida’s state legislature to, via a [...]