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« on: May 26, 2020, 11:45:26 AM »
I haven't been able to figure out the appeal either.
Also why do rural people have such an affinity for a "coastal elite," who is the antithesis of the cultural values/norms of rural America?
But since his first day as a presidential candidate, I have been baffled by one mystery in particular: Why do working-class white men—the most reliable component of Donald Trump’s base—support someone who is, by their own standards, the least masculine man ever to hold the modern presidency? The question is not whether Trump fails to meet some archaic or idealized version of masculinity. The president’s inability to measure up to Marcus Aurelius or Omar Bradley is not the issue. Rather, the question is why so many of Trump’s working-class white male voters refuse to hold Trump to their own standards of masculinity—why they support a man who behaves more like a little boy.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/donald-trump-the-most-unmanly-president/612031/
« on: April 22, 2020, 09:17:37 AM »
Alabama State 6,284,463
Elizabeth City State 2, 130,978
Fayetteville State 5,084,687
Florida A&M 13,051,325
Howard University 8,723,244
Morehouse College 2,947,819
Oakwood University 1,573,749
Spelman College 2,804,294
Tennessee State 7,214,661
« on: April 18, 2020, 08:15:06 AM »
I'll just drop this here:
when black people became the face of COVID-19 in the US, that’s when folks stopped caring, started pushing to reopen everything, started saying “Whoever dies, dies, the economy is more important.”
« on: March 22, 2020, 09:16:42 PM »
#GenX is Trending on Twitter Because of How They're Handling Coronavirus—Here's Why
MARCH 19, 2020 – 6:20 PM – 2 COMMENTS
By KORIN MILLER @@korinmiller
This info was accurate at press time, and we’re continuing to update our coronavirus coverage as we learn more.
Coronavirus cases are sweeping the country, and people are understandably nervous. Life as we know it is more than a little different. Plenty have taken advice from the government and public health officials, and are doing their best to stay home as much as possible.
While this is a hard situation, one group in particular seem to be rising to the occasion: members of Generation X. Social media is filled with tweets praising Gen Xers for their ability to roll with the punches and handle tough moments in life like this—and #GenX even briefly trended on Twitter because of it.
Why are members of Gen X doing so well right now?https://parade.com/1011986/korinmiller/generation-x-coronavirus/#.XndQoNkmUVh.facebook
It’s pretty simple, experts say: Gen Xers just put their heads down and handle the status quo without complaints. “If I could sum up Generation X in one word, it would be self-sufficient,” says Shannon O’Neill, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Health System. “This generation enjoys taking on responsibility, while also maintaining their personal freedom and prioritizing work/life balance.”
Gen Xers also tend to think of more than themselves. “They understand and have empathy with the overall perspective of what needs to be done,” says licensed clinical psychologist John Mayer, Ph.D., author of Family Fit: Find Your Balance in Life. As a whole, members of Gen X have an ability to just deal with things, says David Klow, licensed marriage and family therapist, founder of Chicago’s Skylight Counseling Center and author of the book You Are Not Crazy: Letters from Your Therapist.”I could see Gen Xers providing much-needed calm, while also following the rules needed to make our society a safer place,” he says.
« on: March 19, 2020, 03:19:30 PM »
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a secret recording obtained by NPR.https://www.npr.org/2020/03/19/818192535/burr-recording-sparks-questions-about-private-comments-on-covid-19
The remarks from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr were more stark than any he had delivered in more public forums.
On Feb. 27, when the United States had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, President Trump was tamping down fears and suggesting that the virus could be seasonal.
"It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle. It will disappear," the president said then, before adding, "it could get worse before it gets better. It could maybe go away. We'll see what happens."
On that same day, Burr attended a luncheon held at a social club called the Capitol Hill Club. And he delivered a much more alarming message.
« on: March 13, 2020, 08:09:41 AM »
I just don't understand this level of fealty and incompetence.
In the case of Alex Azar, he did go to the president in January. He did push past resistance from the president's political aides to warn the president the new coronavirus could be a major problem. There were aides around Trump - Kellyanne Conway had some skepticism at times that this was something that needed to be a presidential priority.https://www.npr.org/2020/03/12/814881355/white-house-knew-coronavirus-would-be-a-major-threat-but-response-fell-short
But at the same time, Secretary Azar has not always given the president the worst-case scenario of what could happen. My understanding is he did not push to do aggressive additional testing in recent weeks, and that's partly because more testing might have led to more cases being discovered of coronavirus outbreak, and the president had made clear - the lower the numbers on coronavirus, the better for the president, the better for his potential reelection this fall.
« on: March 11, 2020, 08:15:22 AM »
College Bowl, the administrator for HCASC, decided to move the tournament to a virtual campus-based format after several school leaders moved to withdraw teams from the competition because of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. The tournament was slated to begin March 28th in Torrance (Los Angeles).
This is a bold solution to an unprecedented crisis. I can't wait to see how they pull this off.
« on: February 23, 2020, 04:49:47 PM »
The field is set! 48 HBCU/MSIs representing institutions of all-sizes and scope have earned a berth at the 31st Honda Campus All-Star Challenge.
Here are the participants:
Alabama (6) - Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Miles, Oakwood, Stillman, Tuskegee
Arkansas (1) - UA-Pine Bluff
Georgia (4) - Albany State, Morehouse, Paine, Spelman
Florida (2) - Edward Waters, Florida A&M
Kentucky (1) - Kentucky State
Louisiana (4) - Dillard, Grambling State, Southern-BR, Xavier
Maryland (2) - Bowie State, Morgan State
Mississippi (3) - Alcorn State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State
Missouri (1) - Harris-Stowe State
North Carolina (5) - Elizabeth City State, No. Carolina A&T, No. Carolina Central, Shaw, Winston-Salem State
Oklahoma (1) - Langston
Pennsylvania (2) - Cheyney, Lincoln (PA)
South Carolina (4) - Allen, Benedict, Claflin, Voorhees
Tennessee (2) - Fisk, Tennessee State
Texas (3) - Jarvis Christian, Prairie View A&M, Wiley
Virginia (4) - Hampton, Norfolk State, Virginia State, Virginia Union
Washington, DC (2) - Howard, UDC
West Virginia (1) - West Virginia State
Congratulations to the advancing schools/teams!
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:06:24 PM »
The purpose of the Black College Quiz game show series is to encourage an appreciation of African-American Heritage by all people in an entertaining quiz show format. The quiz show features college students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominately Black Institutions, and Universities and Colleges with Black Studies Departments from around the country showcasing their knowledge and skills of African-American history and culture.
This season features students from:
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Alcorn State University
Fort Valley State University
Jackson State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Norfolk State University
Prairie View A&M University
Tennessee State University
West Virginia State University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Showing every Saturday on Bounce TV at 7:00 AM! Make sure and support the scholars of America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. There are episodes on YouTube already!
« on: February 10, 2020, 11:00:18 AM »
Thirteen teams have already earned a berth in the national championship in LA by finishing first or second in a qualifier (NQT).
Claflin NQT - Oakwood University
Dillard NQT - Alabama A&M University
Morehouse NQT - Tuskegee University
Morgan State NQT - Howard University
Prairie View A&M NQT - Prairie View A&M University
Virginia State NQT - Hampton University
Winston-Salem State NQT - North Carolina A&T State University
By virtue of a second place finish, the following schools also qualified: Morehouse College, North Carolina Central University, Southern-BR, Virginia State, Winston-Salem State, and Xavier.
Remember to support your schools academic all-stars! You can help your school get to the NCT, by voting!https://www.hcasc.com/nct20/votelogin.asp
The remaining 35 teams will be announced in a few weeks!
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:19:09 AM »
DAYTONA BEACH — In a letter to alumni last week, Bethune-Cookman University President Brent Chrite put in stark terms the existential threat looming over the school.
The school must raise or cut some combination of $8 million to balance its operating budget by March.
“2020 will be a pivotal year in history of B-CU,” Chrite wrote in the letter dated Jan. 27. “It will be the year our beloved university prepared to close its doors or it will be the year we turned a corner and began moving toward an exciting future.”
Bethune-Cookman is in its second year of academic probation. The university’s administration has “made tremendous progress on all of our standards (governance, financial controls, resources, etc.),” Chrite said in a followup message on the B-CU Facebook page.
« on: January 19, 2020, 06:23:28 PM »
Great franchise, great fans, and great coach. Welcome back to the Super Bowl. . . maybe against my 9ers.
« on: December 08, 2019, 04:02:46 AM »
You knew it was coming. . from a former official in the DOE.. .
The federal government shovels hundreds of millions of dollars per year to America’s 100 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), with minimal accountability. Congress is poised to keep the shovel going full steam, and presidential candidates Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Cory Booker (N.J.) want America to give these institutions as much as $100 billion more. While some HBCUs have modernized their operations and are succeeding, many others that are failing are lobbying for handouts — and Congress has already rewarded the worst performers with loan deferment and forgiveness. Congress should stop giving out so much free money, let failing colleges fail, and showcase the ones that successfully compete.