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There’s One Huge Problem In Google And Facebook’s Backyard

I’ve worked in the technology industry forfour years. It’s incredible when these companies solve big problems, but sometimes it’seasy for them to lose sight of important issues, even in their own back yard. Share thisvideo with anyone you know who works in or with technology. They need to watchthis.

There’s One Huge Problem In Google And Facebook’s Backyard


Some highlights:


0:00 - Bill Moyers introduces the context of this video.

0:37 - Meet a journalist and find out why the middle class disappeared in one particular area of California.

1:15 - Find out why people moved to Silicon Valley.

1:50 - Guess which financial phenomenon is most present in Silicon Valley.

2:28 - Hear what a former manufacturer has to say.

3:30 - Learn how the city of San Jose was irresponsible for 15 years.

4:01 - This former Googler was fired; see how he lives now.

4:50 - One family's heartbreaking story.

5:33 - Guess who can help fix this problem.

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.