July 30

Fighting for the rights of the Immigrant Population

The migrants are not just their immigration status. Politicians now are discussing those who can legally go through the border. As they do this, the immigrants are wondering; if they will be underpaid again, if their children will be safe when they are deported, if they can safely call 911 in the case of an emergency, and if the color of their skin will affect the chances they have in court.

The ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Projects is an organization that is working towards fighting for the rights of these immigrants. They use public outreach and advocacy so that they protect the civil rights and the civil liberties of the immigrants. They focus on those challenging laws that do not allow the immigrants to have access to the judicial system.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are owners of a major newspaper in Phoenix known as New Times and Village Voice Media. These two journalists were arrested in October 2007 from their own homes in the middle of the night. Sheriff Joe Arpaio made the arrest. They were arrested because they published an article that revealed that there was a grand jury that demanded some notes that covered the sheriff. That was not the end of it.

They further went to demand for the names of those citizens who read the New Times story online. They specifically wanted the names of those who had read the articles concerning the sheriff. These two journalists had always worked to defend their first amendment rights.

The charges that were against them were dropped by the attorney of the county, Andrew Thomas. They sued the county for this abuse of power. Maricopa County handled the case, and they got a settlement of 3.75 million dollars. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter

These journalists then decided to use the money they got to begin the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. The fund aims at supporting the civil, human and migrants’ rights. They also aim at fighting for the freedom of speech and the participation of civic in the whole of Arizona. The foundation has been a benefit to the Hispanic community in Arizona. The community has been a target for the unfair and racial animus and the abuses of the civil rights.

There is one other organization that has a close relation to the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The organization is the Border Angels also known as Angeles de Frontera. Enrique Morones founded this foundation in the year 1986. It is a non-profit organization that is found in San Diego.

Similar to the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, it has its primary focus on the rights of the migrants. Larkin and Lacey also deal with the immigration reforms and preventing the deaths of the migrants along the borders.

The program also deals with the community education and awareness programs. These programs involve guided trips to the deserts. They then place water along the crossing routes for migrants.

They also go to the borders to learn the US-Mexico history and deal with the boundary fence first hand. It also deals with the immigrant population in San Diego County. It uses some outreach and free legal assistance program that is in their offices every Tuesday.

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July 28

Let’s Socialize, Says Whitney Wolfe

Whitney Wolfe has made it to the top 30 over 30 for her great innovations. She is a focused woman, who hardly has time to meet new friends physically. Her study revealed that the modern independent woman hardly has time to go to bars or clubs to meet appropriate mates. She also realized that even though she was to go to such avenues, she would hardly meet the man of her taste. What better strategy was there than to launch an App that would help her meet an appropriate mate?

With that in mind, the idea of Bumble App was birthed and brought into reality. The woman would now meet the mate she so much desired to meet yet had no time to meet. Although many successful opposite-sex relationships were formed, Whitney Wolfe realized that women also used the app to form social bonds among themselves. She fathomed that the woman in America took longer to get married than was previously the case. To make good use of the time spent waiting, the American Woman needed trustworthy friends, whom she could meet via Bumble BFF. Whitney then came up with the idea and launched the module within Bumble App.

To get Bumble BFF, one needs to download the Bumble App and then choose the Bumble BFF module. The App then uses the Facebook information to fill one’s profile. One also offers a little description about the kind of friends they want and about their likes, interests, and hobbies. One also chooses the locations their friends should reside.

Whitney Wolfe
Whitney Wolfe is a prominent figure, who has been named as top 30 under 30 in the Forbes list. She has also been named in the same category in the Business Insider. Elle’s tech list also recognized her among the leading women of influence in the world.

July 10

MoPac May Be One of Many Solutions to the Congestion Problems in Austin, Texas

There are many solutions out there for mobile development, and another has come out now called the MoPac Project. Many professionals have warned that the traffic congestions in the Austin, Texas area will increase massively in the future if something is not done to better control the city’s traffic patterns. They will need many resources to control their traffic woes, and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority will be considering a range of options to best control this situation. Sometimes it will include building additional roads throughout the area, and other times it will be more express lanes, however, in some areas even offering express lanes hasn’t fixed the mobility situation the city faces. Tolls will help control the traffic flow throughout the city as the varying levels of tolls offered will fluctuate more in the future with some being more or less expensive than others. This will also help fund the growing needs for more roads and projects in the future. Sometimes making roads “smart roads” can also help, but that development is still a bit in the future. MoPac is currently not big enough to ensure that they are the giants that the area needs to fix the problems, but as they continue growth they could become a vital player in the game.


Mike Heiligenstein is the Executive Director at the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and possesses a Masters in Government & Business Administration. He cites Austin, Texas as one of America’s fastest-growing suburbs, and agrees that a traffic solution is vital to ensuring no more congestion occurs throughout the already very busy city. During his 30 years in office, Heiligenstein has really put work into the infrastructure projects throughout Austin, Texas. These include many transportation projects to help manage traffic flow better, and he has also served on the Texas Transportation Institute and has worked on the International, Bridge, Tunnel, & Turnpike Association. There are many solutions to the issues that are causing problems in Austin, Texas on the roads, and Mike Heiligenstein is committed to finding a combination of solutions that work for them.


Read more at http://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/things-know-about-the-central-texas-regional-mobility-authority/HuPXTyFcN0TaD5rcsPXZqN/.



July 5

Why You Should Be Washing With Cleansing Conditioner

If you think those bubbles in those traditional shampoos you are washing your hair with are doing you any favors then you might want to take a deeper look. Those bottles of suds are actually formulated to strip away all the natural good vitamins and oils in your hair, leaving you with dry hair that is prone to breakage.

This is because the hair has no natural lubrication and relies on those oils that are produced from the roots of your hair to keep your hair protected, lustrous, and moisturized.

Most hair caring products are designed with harsh chemicals to give it that soapy bubbly feel without much thought on what it is actually doing to your hair. One of these ingredients is sulfates like sodium laurel sulfate which are found in most shampoos and conditioners and are known to irritate the skin, can cause your hair color to fade, causes your hair to become brittle, and even could be cancer-causing.

There is a much more natural way to wash and nature your hair to its full glory. Wen Cleansing Conditioner is a 5-in-1 solution that gives you the clean your hair needs without the harmful sulfates, so you don’t have to worry about absorbing any harmful chemicals that you would get from ordinary shampoos and it won’t strip away the natural oils that your hair naturally produces, because it is made from natural ingredients so you are only left with shiny, strong, moisturized hair.

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