Health Talk: A Killer Additive in Our Food.
(Akiit.com) As many as 80,000 different chemicals are bombarding us every day. One of the most treacherous of them all is Dioxin, the name given to a group of persistent, very toxic chemicals.
“Dioxins” collectively refers to hundreds of chemical compounds that share certain structures and biological characteristics. Dioxins mainly enter the food chain as by-products of industrial processes. ... [Read more of this review]
Black Talk: What Can Discrimination Explain?
(Akiit.com) A guiding principle for physicians is primum non nocere, the Latin expression for “first, do no harm.” In order not to do harm, whether it’s with medicine or with public policy, the first order of business is accurate diagnostics.
Racial discrimination is seen as the cause of many problems of black Americans. No one argues that racial discrimination does not exist or does... [Read more of this review]
2016: Black Lives Matter and so does Black Lives Matter Movement.
(Akiit.com) By now, everyone has seen the video of a man in North Miami, Fla. – an unarmed Black man trying to calm a patient with autism – on the ground, his hands up, warding off police.
Charles Kinsey was working with a patient who had a toy gun in his hand. Someone had called police, saying that a man had a gun and police showed up, but they apparently ignored Kinsey as he lay on the ground,... [Read more of this review]
When It Comes To Hillary Clinton Character Doesn’t Matter.
(Akiit.com) There was a time that character mattered; but apparently if you are Hillary Clinton, being a liar, an avowed corruptor of justice, with a lifelong career of undermining the rule of law you are viewed as presidential material.
There is no acceptable or remotely justifiable reason for Hillary Clinton not being under indictment, if not either serving time or facing sentencing. Her flagrant... [Read more of this review]
Donald Trump Talks Family, Friends & Foes.
(Akiit.com) Thursday night in Cleveland, Ohio Donald Trump will give the most important speech of his campaign, hot off the heels of his wife’s speech mishap. Trump’s speech will be dynamic, energetic and controversial. In his unconventional campaign, Trump has utilized his public relations skills like few if any before him.
Donald Trump’s campaign has been at the edge of calamity... [Read more of this review]
Donald Trump, America’s New Surprise.
(Akiit.com) Those of sufficient age in America are aware that this election cycle is setting all manner of precedents. On the Democrat side, we have the first woman candidate for president, one who pretty much has a lock on that party’s nomination; her only real rival was an avowed communist, but one with a healthy following of cheering Epsilons who held the paradoxical belief that more socialism,... [Read more of this review]
Dear President Barack Obama.
(Akiit.com) As I write this letter I can not help but think of 2008 when this country was so full of hope as we watched you, a young African American, talk about unity and love. Many of us dreamt of the words you said just 4 years earlier. “This is not a red America, this is not a blue America, and this is one America.” It was in that moment in 2004 I said I will do whatever I could to help you... [Read more of this review]
The PTSD Epidemic in our Neighborhoods.
(Akiit.com) Neighborhoods plagued by gun violence are often compared to war zones. Whether the comparison is fair or not,
the chances that young men who experience trauma in their neighborhood will end up in jail are astronomically high. Studies have shown a high correlation between neighborhood disorder and physical abuse.
According to the National Association for Mental Illness, some 70 percent of... [Read more of this review]
After Dallas and Baton Rouge Shootings, We Need Action.
(Akiit.com) As the Republican Party holds its national convention in Cleveland, Americans have been shaken by the shootings of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, Minn. I spoke at the funeral of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, weeping with his family and friends, as they remembered and mourned their loved one. I spoke... [Read more of this review]
School System, Black Kids Do Matter.
(Akiit.com) All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America.
The issue is school choice and the nation’s largest private school choice scholarship program, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, enacted in Florida in 2001 under Gov. Jeb Bush.
Students receive scholarships to attend the school of their choice from Scholarship Funding Organizations. The SFOs are funded through... [Read more of this review]
Americans, Why We Can’t All Get Along.
(Akiit.com) “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal … The alternative is not blind repression or capitulation to lawlessness. It is the realization of common opportunities for all within a single society.”
Those words weren’t written or spoken to describe today’s crisis of race and injustice now being exposed, condemned and lamented in a flood... [Read more of this review]
Don’t Make Our Most Vulnerable Children Wait Longer!
(Akiit.com) In an important show of bipartisanship, Congress is on the cusp of an historic step to help many of the most vulnerable children in our nation –those who are abused and neglected and at risk of entering foster care and lingering in group care. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family First Prevention Services Act (H.R. 5456) on June 21 to help keep these children safely with... [Read more of this review]
Anti-Cop ‘Movement’, Ignorance Fuels The Fire.
(Akiit.com) A new study by a Harvard economist, who happens to be black, finds cops less likely to use deadly force on black suspects vs. white.
Angered by the deaths of Freddie Gray and Michael Brown, black men in Baltimore, Maryland, and Ferguson, Missouri, respectively, who died at the hands of the police, professor Roland Fryer Jr. said, “You know, protesting is not my thing. But data is... [Read more of this review]
(Akiit.com) We’ve all heard this popular term or even know someone whose company has embraced it…. But is the cloud right for your business? In its most basic sense, cloud computing enables users to run programs from the Internet that traditionally would’ve run from an application installed locally on their computer.
Most clients are rightfully cautious when adopting new technology, especially... [Read more of this review]
Book Release; The Blessing of Movement “Jim Crow Era”.
Being an insecure, chubby teenager in the Jim Crow south may have been a challenge, but growing up as that same teen might be far more difficult in today’s world.
In my book, The Blessing of Movement, I chronicle the story of my sister, Sandra and how her actions impacted our family, and my life choices. Although I was teased a bit for being what was then overweight, the backdrop of my story,... [Read more of this review]
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