Music has been an important piece of my life. As a political activist I have used music to motivate myself and inspire others. I have seen the power of the lyrics move people to great heights. Melodies backed by instruments have been a source of continuous encouragement and a vehicle which crystallizes ideas. Apart from humming to myself to a favorite tune or tapping on desk to a wonderful melody, music has also given me food for thought. This is why I join people all over the country in celebration of June as African American Music Appreciation Month a.k.a. Black Music Month.
Once upon a time in the United States of America school districts mandated that students be proficient in "government" or civics classes. In 1970 (the year I entered the first grade) government and civics classes were watered down and replaced "social studies." The result was predictable: the average IQ of most Americans-particularly African-Americans decreased.
President Barack Obama has said that America faces “few more urgent challenges than preparing our children to compete in a global economy.” Being able to understand and make use of the world’s vast telecommunications infrastructure is certainly part of that preparation. So it was no surprise when the White House issued its Cyberspace Policy Review last May that the document contained a call for the nation to “initiate a K-12 cybersecurity education program for digital safety, ethics, and security; expand university curricula; and set the conditions to create a competent workforce for the digital age.”
Promoting Collaborative Healthcare through Simulation-Nursing & medical students most often learn separately. When they graduate, they may be less than fully prepared to work collaboratively in the high-risk healthcare environment.
Entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates received the Bower Award for Business Leadership on Thursday from the Franklin Institute. Earlier in the day, he spent 30 minutes answering questions from a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter on such diverse issues as global health, nuclear energy and electronic privacy.
Annual Quality and Disparities Reports Include Data on Rates of Health Care-Associated Infections, Obesity and Health Insurance
Improvements in patient safety continue to lag, according to the 2009 National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare Disparities Report issued recently by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The Tiger Woods scandal may have a lasting impact on his endorsement potential, says University of Maryland professor Stephen McDaniel, a consumer psychologist who studies sports marketing and fan behavior. http://www.sph.umd.edu/KNES/faculty/smcdaniel/ “A brand such as Nike has historically been less interested in an athlete endorser’s virtue and more interested in their athletic prowess,” McDaniel says.
NEW YORK (NNPA) - Outraged community activists across New York has brought the struggles of inner-city violence to Times Square. Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Acton Network held a National Day of Outrage Against Gun Violence Nov. 23. The rally was one of 25 held simultaneously across the country.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) - After he was blistered with criticism for not marrying an interracial couple, Justice Keith Bardwell of Tangipahoa Parish, La. made a statement that he is not a racist, but that he knows biracial children suffer through hardships in life.