Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Military Or College?

Tweet (Akiit.com) This week I read a rather heartbreaking article in the Guardian entitled “They called my university a Ph.D. factory – now I understand why.” (The author is, I believe, a woman with a doctorate in literature, but since she goes by “Anonymous Academic,” this is not certain.) “When I was considering whether to study […]

We Must Revive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ’s Campaign Against Poverty

March 31, 2018 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) April 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., shot down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. At the time, we had come to Memphis to support striking sanitation workers seeking a living wage and a union. Dr. King was focused on organizing […]

How To Get A New Microscope.

March 31, 2018 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) If you have always found yourself fascinated by the many wonders of biology and the world that can’t be seen with the naked eye, you’ve probably thought about getting a microscope before. In case you don’t know what features are essentials and which ones you can totally do without, we made a list of […]

Natalie Cofield; The Living “Madame C.J. Walker” Legacy.

March 30, 2018 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Nine years ago, when she was just 26, Natalie Cofield was looking for a mentor.  A young woman with entrepreneurship hard-wired into her spirit, she was discouraged that many did not take her seriously and disheartened that she could not make the connections she needed to further her entrepreneurial mission.  So she started reading […]

Christians Who Celebrate Easter, And Embrace Homosexuality.

March 30, 2018 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) With the Christian celebration of Easter coming upon us Sunday, I thought this would be a good time to reflect on the state of the church, especially the Black church. Easter commemorates the rising from the dead of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith. It is one of the holiest times of the year […]

The Kinds Of Changes The Healthcare Industry Really Needs.

March 30, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Money/Business, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) We all rely on the healthcare industry; it is one of the few industries which is absolutely essential to every member of society. For that reason alone it is clearly important that we ensure that, as a society, our medical treatment and system is as fair, logical and proper in its practices. For this […]

The Biggest Health Challenges Facing Us Today.

March 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Health is as much a social and political concern as a private and personal one. If our society is not geared towards a healthy attitude and respect for the wellbeing of the people, it is unlikely that the individuals within that society will be able to look after themselves properly or retain their health […]

Students Of Color Need To See Their Own Reflection.

March 28, 2018 by  
Filed under Education, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) I spent most of my first year of grad school sitting in the back row of class with my hood up. There were nearly 40 of us in the cohort. Two were Black. My hoodie was an act of silent dissent. Today, I completely understand when my students want to do the same, even […]

The Future Of Black Women’s History 2018 and Beyond.

March 28, 2018 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) All too often, our “history” month turns into a tribute to the past.  And while the past is an important place to lift up it is, indeed, a tributary, a stream that flows into the larger stream of an unbounded future.  The future must always be greater than the present, or there has been […]

2018 – Climate Change Trial: A Case Pitting Reason Against Extremism.

March 28, 2018 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The legal battle against oil companies for their purported role in contributing to a climate change crisis is starting to take shape. This past Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco made history, holding the first-ever U.S. court hearing exploring the impact of climate change. Lawyers representing the cities of Oakland and San Francisco as […]

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