Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving Intel
Mayor Libby Schaaf said "credible sources" told her ICE agents were planning operations in the Bay Area.
Feb 25 9:16AM Latino Voices

Read Live Updates On The 2018 Olympic Closing Ceremony
The games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are drawing to a close.
Feb 25 7:08AM Black Voices

Samuel L. Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump Over Armed Teachers Idea
The Hollywood actor did not hold back.
Feb 25 6:59AM Black Voices

Teachers Inspired By 'Black Panther' Are Bringing Its Magic To Classrooms
These educators are incorporating the movie's themes into a wide array of subjects -- from math to music.
Feb 24 8:06PM Black Voices

Nigerian Bobsled Team Brought Something More Valuable Than Gold To The Olympics
This is gonna go down in history.
Feb 24 5:57PM Black Voices

Many Popular Smart TVs Have Serious Vulnerabilities
Consumer Reports from publisher Consumers Union is a magazine that's been dedicated to providing consumers with unbiased information about products and services since 1930. So basically, they've been doing what they're known for longer than most of us have been alive.
Feb 24 2:34PM cylance.com

Mr. T Gave Team USA's Olympic Curlers A Fierce Pre-Final Pep Talk
And they went on to make sporting history.
Feb 24 11:20AM Black Voices

Democrats Invest In Gerrymandering Fight, Promise They Won't Make Own Unfair Maps
This is not about our desire to rig the map.
Feb 23 10:31PM Latino Voices

Friday's Best Deals: Breville Smart Ovens, Standing Desk, Discounted iPhones, and More
Our readers' favorite toaster ovens, an adjustable standing desk, discounted iPhones, and more are all part of today's best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal.
Feb 23 10:13PM Kinja Deals

Bold Thinking, Not Tinkering - What is the Hackathon's purpose?
The Hackathon brings together multiple streams of entrepreneurial activity (internationally) and taps into a global community of individuals and organizations with a passion for innovation via legal technology. Given that it is competitive, the goal for participants is not only to have fun, but to also win! David Kinnear, incoming president of the NYC ACEDS chapter and founder of High Performance Counsel (@HipCounsel), was able to answer a few questions regarding the Hackathon: Mary Mack: How does the mission of HPC align? David Kinnear: HPC reflects the face and the voice of the modern legal industry - and where it is heading over the next ten years.
Feb 23 8:51PM JD Supra

The best smart speakers for music fans
If you're a music fan, the first wave of smart speakers was probably a disappointment. While Alexa and Google Assistant have definitively proven they have a place in the home, the first Echo and Google Home devices were unimpressive when it came to actually playing music.
Feb 23 8:09PM Engadget

this smart air quality monitor wants to help.
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Feb 23 7:23PM Mashable

Digital Engagement Census Deadline Extended to Mon. 2/26
Shared with us by NCDD member, Tim Bonnemann on our Main Discussion listserv, the ParticipateDB 2018 Digital Engagement Census deadline has been extended until this coming Monday, February 26th. The survey, hosted by several international partner organizations, seeks to identify the digital engagement tools that people have been using and for folks to provide feedback on their experience using the tools. You can read more about the survey in the post below or find the original on ParticipateDBs site here.
Feb 23 1:30PM ncdd.org

U.S. Immigration Agency Changes Mission Statement To Reflect 'America First' Agenda
The new statement removes a reference to the U.S. as a nation of immigrants.
Feb 23 3:25AM Latino Voices

There's Going To Be A Movie About Flamin' Hot Cheetos (Really!)
No, the proposed film will not feature animated Cheetos.
Feb 23 1:33AM Latino Voices

Orlando Foundation Releases Preview Art Of Interim Pulse Memorial
Construction on a temporary memorial for the victims of the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub will begin next week.
Feb 22 11:48PM Latino Voices

Working in Consensus Around Challenging Issues
As collective heartache and anxiety takes the nation in waves due to recent tragedies, dialogue offers a place where folks can come together in conversation to process and better understand one another on challenging issues like gun access. Written by NCDD member Larry Schooler, he shares the need to talk with each other from a place of consensus as opposed to compromise; and lifts up some of the core tenets of dialogue in a beautiful analogy of a dinner party, in which we come to the []
Feb 22 1:30PM ncdd.org

Public Agenda on the Importance of Measuring Engagement
One of the many ways to express the importance of engagement is to have effective ways to measure engagement efforts. In a recent piece by Matt Leighninger of NCDD member organization Public Agenda, he wrote on some of the challenges to engagement and why the need exists to be more effective at how engagement is measured, both qualitatively and quantitatively. This article is part 6 in the series on ways that public engagement needs to improve and the links to the 5 previous installments are at the []
Feb 21 1:30PM ncdd.org

Announcing the March Tech Tuesday Featuring Synaccord
NCDD is excited to announce our next Tech Tuesday featuring David Fridley of Synaccord. This FREE event will take place Tuesday, March 20th from 2:00-3:00pm Eastern/11:00-Noon Pacific. Dont miss out register today to secure your spot! Public deliberation can engage communities in discussions that lead to awesome solutions with tremendous support! Online deliberative tools should help achieve this by augmenting and extending face to face deliberative structures, not replacing them.
Feb 20 2:00PM ncdd.org

Civility Lessons from Washington in Honor of President's Day
In honor of Presidents Day, we wanted to share this piece by Big Tent Nation on some lessons from George Washington that was posted on NCDD member org, the Bridge Alliances website. This post lifts up some of the gems the first president wrote about on the power of dialogue and importance of civility especially within conversation. In addition to BTN and BA, there are several organizations in the NCDD network like the National Institute for Civil Discourse and The Village Square, have been working to improve []
Feb 19 1:30PM ncdd.org