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Bookstores are quickly becoming a thing of the past . . . just a distant memory . . . although this saddens me, it also causes me to reflect on how our access to information is rapidly changing. No longer must we hunt and peck with card catalogs, microfiche or encyclopedias, the world of information is at our fingertips. This not a novel revelation; however, it is reasonable to assume that our educational institutions may be next on the chopping block. If
What role does the black community play in this plight? What can we do as a community to save our schools?
Craig Steven Wilder is the chair of MIT's history department and has written three books including his most recent, Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities. He began his career as a community organizer in the South Bronx while attending Fordham University and earned his Ph.D. in urban history at Columbia University. Wilder has taught at Williams and Dartmouth Colleges, advises community and social or
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11/7 Craig Steven Wilder: Ebony and Ivy: Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities
MIT American history professor Craig Steven Wilder author of the new book Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities, explains the role of American university institution building and the slave trade, how college pursued wealth in the slave trade, … Continue reading →
The shameful history of murderous violence in our schools has become an all too common occurrence. Prepare yourselves for the schools of today and the educational warehouses of tomorrow. Welcome to the violence-proofed school building of the 21st century. We avoid landscaping because it gives a tactical advantage to those attacking the school. We ensure we have extra police patrols around the perimeter to detect anyone leaving without authorization as well as entering without permission. We use high-impact security lighting to flood-light the entire exterior of the school and a 10-foot chain-link security fence. Students come to school in video-equipped buses with two-way radios with speed-dials for 911 and GPS tracking for rapid tactical deployment. Students who drive are provided a 10-foot chain-link fence with razor wire patrolled by law enforcement with a zero-tolerance policy toward all weapons and augmented by random vehicle checks. A security guard checks every human being coming into the school regardless of age, position, or status. There are reinforced concrete dividers separating the school from the parking lot doubling to block drive-by shootings or school bombing attempts.
The students have embedded GPS chips within them as well as ID cards attached to their dress above their left breast pockets for quick visual ID. CCTV's record all visual intelligence information throughout the school and are constantly monitored by an Officer within the school to coordinate Quick Response teams.
This is a public affairs presentation of The American Public Safety Training Institute located at: www.tapsti.org
Stepping Into My Power Blog Talk Radio is excited to share wonderful people and programs that are dedicated to enhancinig the health and wellness of the community! From Youth to Elders, our mission is to inform and inspire each of you to Step Into Your Power with Health and Wellness! This Wednesday, April 23rd, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr, President of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp), the world’s leading provider of online higher education for Historically Black Colleges and Universities across America, as well as other academic institutions of higher learning throughout the world, Civil Rights Activists, Former Executive Dir. of the NAACP and co-founder, president and CEO of Hip Hop Summit Action Network, will be the featured guest on a special episode of the Stepping Into My Power Blog Talk Radio. Wednesday evening 10:00pm EST/7:00pm PST http://blogtalkradio.com/steppingintomypower 646-915-9853.
Many important medications available today have been developed with public dollars and yet are costly to patients. The government, especially through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded many seminal research directly contributing to the discovery of transformative medicines. Congress enacted the Bayh-Dole Act in 1980 which allowed universities to patent the results of federally funded research and then license these patents to commercial entities. In 2013, Senator Patrick Leahy asked the NIH to expand the availability of Myriad’s genetic tests to identify BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 which predict high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The essential discoveries that made the test possible were developed with government funding and that the cost of the test ($3000) is unaffordable for millions of women; the request was denied.
Undifferentiated stem cell separation technology used in bone marrow transplants was heavily supported by NIH funding, however, the procedure is extremely costly to the patient and unaffordable for patients without insurance.
The retroviral drug, ritonavir- a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease inhibitor was developed with government funding to Abbott Laboratories and Columbia University. This is a major medicine for the treatment of HIV, but its pharmaceutical cost in America is 4 to 5 times higher than the same drug in other countries.
Recently, patients with Fabry disease requested an open license for an enzyme replacement therapy developed with government funding at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and licensed to Genzyme. The NIH rejected the petition.
Carolyn Wilkins is a Professor of Ensembles at Berklee College of Music and author of They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and Women Who Inspired Her and Damn Near White: An African American Family’s Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success. Both are available from the University of Missouri Press. Wilkins is an accomplished jazz pianist, composer, and vocalist with radio and television appearances with her group SpiritJazz, a concert tour of South America as Jazz Ambassador for the US State Department, performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony as a percussionist under Andre Previn, and shows featuring Melba Moore, Nancy Wilson and the Fifth Dimension. Carolyn has performed at Boston's Regattabar, Scullers' Grille, the Globe Jazz Festival and the Many Colors of a Woman Jazz Festival. She appeared at Harvard, Brandeis, and Boston Universities, and was featured in four concerts at Boston's First Night Celebration. She authored Tips for Singers: Performing, Auditioning and Rehearsing (Hal Leonard Publications) and released four CDs of original compositions on Tiphereth Records: SpiritJazz I, SpiritJazz II, Healin' Time, and Praise Song. Carolyn composed music for The Search Goes On, a musical performed at First Night 2000, for NPR’s adaptation of Langston Hughes' Tell Your Mama, poet Phil Bryant's Southside Suite, and for Return, a Meditational Journey of Self Discovery for Black Women. Wright College Choir, Mt. St. Joseph Chorale, Emmanuel College Singers, and Shiloh Gospel Choir performed Carolyn's compositions. www.carolynwilkins.com
Numerologist and esoteric translator, Carmelle Migliore, has proven to be a powerful and JOYFUL motivator for change in the lives of those who come to meet her through her consultations and workshops.
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“Empathy is the ability to understand and connect not just with others but also self-empathy and self-connection, what’s going on inside of ourselves. It’s becoming aware of what’s going on inside our inner world. It’s also going the next step to connect thoughts and feelings to needs.” – Marie Miyashiro
Tune in as Marie Miyashiro joins Sister Jenna to discuss the importance of empathy and compassion.
Marie R. Miyashiro is an internationally recognized business consultant, facilitator, writer, keynote speaker and Nonviolent Communication practitioner, with over 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, nonprofits, universities and government agencies throughout the U.S., as well as internationally.
As a student of Compassionate Communication, Marie has dedicated most of her professional career to end the workplace culture where human needs are unmet in the name of profits and productivity. This body of work has made a clear connection between the vitality of organizations and workplace systems where all needs matter, including those of the business, employee and customer. Marie has also authored a book entitled, “The Empathy Factor.” Visit Marie’s website at www.elucity.com
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"On the Red Carpet" is where you can find Tanisha LaVerne Grant (@tanishalavernegrant)! With her experience in television news, a love of entertainment, a sharp eye for great stories, a background in acting, and her SAG/AFTRA card, Tanisha is still on the move, interviewing some of the most prolific people in film, fashion, music and politics. On February 22, Tanisha was on the red carpet as TV ONE aired live the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, California. Tanisha has begun breaking down barriers to have bald women represented in mainstream media, particularly in the capacity of on air personality. Tanisha continues to work as a freelance entertainment and features reporter while raising awareness of the initiative to save Historical Black Colleges and Universities.