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  1. Jan 2017
    1. Nietzsche

      At the John Jay Library:

      • The Portable Nietzsche (essays, letters, notes), located at Stacks B3312.E52 K3 1968
      • The will to power, located at Stacks B3313 .N5 1968
    2. St. Augustine

      At the John Jay Library: Confessions, located at Stacks BR65 .A6 E5 2008

    3. Malcolm X

      At the John Jay Library: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, located at Stacks E 185.97 .L5 A3 1992 and as an ebook at http://jjay.cc/malcolmxbio

    4. DuBois

      At the John Jay Library:

      • The Souls of Black Folk, located at Stacks E185.6 .D797 1990 and as an ebook at http://jjay.cc/duboissouls
      • Black reconstruction (essay), located at Stacks E668 .D83 1956
    5. Wright

      At the John Jay Library:

      • Native Son, located on Reserve PS3545 .R815 N25 2005
      • Works (several novels and other writing) by Richard Wright, located at Stacks PS 3545 .R815 1991
    6. Hughes

      At the John Jay Library: Selected poems of Langston Hughes, located at Stacks PS 3515 .U274 A6 1990

    7. Ellison

      At the John Jay Library: Invisible Man, located at Stacks PS3555 .L625 I5 1995

    8. Baldwin

      At the John Jay Library:

      • Collected essays, located at Stacks PS 3552 .A45 A16 1998
      • Go tell it on the mountain, located at Stacks PS3552 .A45 G62 2005
    9. “Dreams From My Father,”

      At the John Jay Library: Located at Stacks E185.97 .O23 A3 2004

    10. “The Three-Body Problem”
    11. Gettysburg Address
    12. Nelson Mandela

      At the John Jay Library: Long walk to freedom: the autobiography of Nelson Mandela. Located at Stacks DT 1949 .M35 A3 1995

    13. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

      At the John Jay Library:

    14. Gandhi

      At the John Jay Library:

      • An autobiography: the story of my experiments with truth by Mahatma Gandhi. Located at Stacks DS 481 .G3 A34813 1983 and as ebook at http://jjay.cc/gandhibio
      • Gandhi in India, in his own words. Located at Stacks DS 481 .G3 A3 1987
    15. Lincoln

      At the John Jay Library: Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings. Located at Stacks E 457.92 1969

    1. You desperately need a good pitch when you have a bad company. When you have a great company, you don’t need a great pitch.
    1. live out loud.

      Love this!

    2. the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathy.

      Great line.

    3. An actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us, and let you feel what that feels like.

      Really this should be all out jobs. Everyday.

    1. Our writing is more relaxed than it used to be — that’s intentional. I actually think some newspaper writing of a generation ago was too stilted, was too hard to follow, too hard to understand

      Could it be because their audience has gained some younger members?

    2. I sat down with the executive editor, Dean Baquet

      He's obviously a man of power in the NYT, it makes the article worth reading - what we're hearing isn't passed down a chain of people

    3. cannot be edited in the same way

      I like that they're constantly trying to better themselves and acknowledging the changing world around them

    4. a continuing emphasis on video and multimedia online,

      I assume this is very effective in young audience members

    1. “It’s scary to say it, but maybe companies will have to be the standard-bearers for morals right now,”

      Call to action?

    2. Nicholas Reville, a board member of the Participatory Culture Foundation who has worked with the Sleeping Giants

      I like how he brings the Sleeping Giants back in, it ties the story together

    3. it’s about using corporations as shields to protect vulnerable people from bullying and hate crimes.

      I've read many articles about cyberbullying between individuals or a group. It's new to read about such large scale cyber hate.

    4. I expected that other companies would want to trumpet their own Breitbart departures. It seemed an easy win for corporate P.R. to distance itself from Klan-rally-like riffs like this one — “every tree, every rooftop, every picket fence, every telegraph pole in the South should be festooned with the Confederate battle flag.” (Telegraph poles!?)

      This article is interesting but difficult to follow.

    5. Programmatic ads can also follow individuals around the internet, based on their browsing history, as happened with Mr. Philips. A single targeted ad could cost just a fraction of a penny, but the pennies add up to a billion-dollar industry.

      It's very interesting to know how this all works.

    6. “We are trying to stop racist websites by stopping their ad dollars,”

      Outline of exactly what they're doing, clear and concise.

    7. Within hours, they received their first response, and they realized that they had stumbled across a potentially powerful tactic.

      It's interesting to think how anyone can make a change in the world. Just by creating a twitter account these people have started something powerful.

    8. gobsmacked

      interesting vocab that matches the authors tone

    9. “This has been the longest month of my life.”

      Because it was a difficult month or?

    10. ad dollars.

      Using "ad dollars" rather than marketing money or advertisement budget creates a youthful mood.

    11. earth and environmental science professor

      Adding credibility

    1. Mr. President-elect, are you listening?

      calling out President-elect

    2. In the short and medium term, we must step up assistance to climate refugees and sufferers, both to provide relief and to assist with new livelihoods that adjust to new climate realities

      call to action

    3. She broke off cactus pads, scraped off the thorns and boiled them briefly, and the boys ate them — even though they provide little nutrition. “My heart is breaking because I have nothing to give them,” Fideline said. “I have no choice.”

      He doesn't mention himself much, although it was his own story of when he was there he focuses on what will apply to readers emotions.

    4. The World Food Program

      outlining programs that help, how other people can help too

    5. Those of us in the rich world who have emitted most of the carbon bear a special responsibility to help people like these Madagascar villagers who are simultaneously least responsible for climate change and most vulnerable to it.

      I like this statement. It's clear and to the point. Not too wordy

    6. certainly not fretting about American politics — for she has never heard of either President Obama or Donald Trump.

      This shows how self-centered America truly is

    7. the United Nations says.

      credible sources

    8. Trump has repeatedly mocked climate change, once even calling it a hoax fabricated by China.

      This makes Trump look like the bad guy, making it seem like he's working against dying children

    9. overseas governments that don’t want to curb carbon emissions.

      He states "curb carbon emissions" like it's a very simple thing to solve. Is it? I'm not sure but usually a problem of such a large scale cannot be "curbed" with ease

    10. For the next half century or so, we will see students learning less in school and economies held back, because in 2017 we allowed more than a million kids to be malnourished just here in southern Africa, collateral damage from our carbon-intensive way of life.

      More new information

    11. Now they understand there is a far broader toll: When children in utero and in the first few years of life are malnourished, their brains don’t develop properly. As a result, they may suffer permanently impaired brain function

      He presents something new, we know children are starving in Africa. But this is different information readers haven't heard before

    12. Sonjona realizes that it is wrong to marry off a 10-year-old, but he also knows it is wrong to see his daughter starve.

      Such a sad struggle, a decision that a man should not have to make about his daughter.

    13. because no one can afford the bride price of about $32.

      Many people have $32 in their wallets at any given time. Again, we will never know what it's like to live in those conditions.

    14. Not one of the children in the village has ever had a bath.

      This shows the audience that even though they're reading about these impoverished people they will never know what it is actually like to experience these conditions.

    15. In America, climate change costs families beach homes; in poor countries, parents lose their children.

      If I had a beach house I'd feel guilty

    16. The immediate cause of the droughts

      Backstory makes it more credible

    17. a related drought has devastated East Africa and the Horn of Africa and is expected to continue this year. The U.N. World Food Program has urgently appealed for assistance, but only half the money needed has been donated.

      Translation: It's not going away and Americans are selfish, will you be like the rest of them and let these kids die on your watch?

      Reminds me of the "Arms of the Angel" dog commercials. I can't watch them without crying

    18. “I feel so powerless as a mother, because I know how much I love my child,” she said. “But whatever I do just doesn’t work.”

      I am not a mother and this still hits me hard, it must hurt mothers very deeply

    19. Trump should come and feel these children’s ribs and watch them struggle for life.

      Follows up Trump being a bad guy with emotional appeal to readers.

    1. Students need two skills to succeed as lawyers and as professionals: listening and communicating. We must listen with care, which requires patience, focus, eye contact and managing moments of ennui productively — perhaps by double-checking one’s notes instead of a friend’s latest Instagram. Multitasking and the mediation of screens kill empathy.