Martí Weekend

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/29/2023 - 12:57

This weekend commemorated the birth of Cuba's principal patriot and freedom fighter against the Spanish in the War of Independence.

José Julián Martí Pérez was a Cuban nationalist, poet, philosopher, essayist, journalist, translator, professor, publisher, and  Cuba's national hero because of his role in the liberation of his country from Spain. He was also an important figure in Latin American literature.

Free Speech in Higher Education

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/29/2023 - 12:19

Higher education’s principal role is “the discovery, improvement, transmission, and dissemination of knowledge by means of research, teaching, discussion, and debate” (Kurtz et al.,2017). 

According to Kors and Silverglate (1999), higher education should be a sanctuary from those who seek control over thoughts, as the purpose of free speech is to accomplish a“reasoned search for truth” (p.3, 51). Baker (1953), in quoting Thomas Jefferson’s dedication to the University of Virginia when he wrote “that of an institution…

Woman’s Work

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/28/2023 - 20:10

Why is it that a woman’s work is never done is and has long been a truthful and common phrase used for many generations?

An old adage says "a woman's work is never done." The phrase is just as true, if not more so, today as it was over 300 years ago when the phrase first came.

Woman Work by Maya Angelou

‘Woman Work’ by Maya Angelou is a poem that celebrates women’s strength. It uses natural imagery to speak on this topic and various others. 

Trouble Ahead

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/28/2023 - 19:45

If you think things are crazy now, just wait a few days until the upcoming Lunar Festival Full Moon straight ahead coming atop.

The next full moon will be on Monday, Feb. 6, at 1:29 p.m. EST (1729 GMT), but the moon will still appears full the night before and after its peak to the casual stargazer. The February full moon follows the January full moon, which occurred on Friday, Jan. 6 at 6:08 p.m. ET (2308 GMT).  


Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/28/2023 - 13:18

Gloria Estefan is a Cuban American singer, songwriter, and the first Latina to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Miami Superstar and fellow student of our alma mater, aka #SuntanU - University alumna, who will be inducted into the organization and other artists at its annual ceremony in June in New York City.

Mozart's Birthday

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/28/2023 - 05:46

Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptized as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.

He was a prolific and influential composer and music maestro.

Birth: 27 January 1756

Death: 5 December 1791

"Be silent, if you choose, but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it."

- Mozart

To celebrate my sweetheart and his birthday, I purchased a bottle of MOZART Chocolate Liquor and it is delicious. 

We Are What We Eat

Submitted by ub on Sat, 01/28/2023 - 00:00

I have been food-binging for months and it surely has been a non-stop meal feast but now it is time to return to a normal diet.

The gastrointestinal celebration started on Thanksgiving, then Christmas, followed by New Year and The Epiphany, then most recently my sweetheart’s birthday, and finally the Lunar New Year.

So, after celebrating with feasts from Thankssfovong to the Lunar New Year, may all of us be filled with health, and prosperity, as well as infused with determination, drive, compassion, and last but not least, let us take it easy on our digestive systems.

From King to Nichols

Submitted by ub on Fri, 01/27/2023 - 20:06

From the streets of Los Angeles to Minneapolis to Memphis, unlawful use of force by police ends in death, injury, and devastation.

As we’ve seen too many times, in the USA, sometimes police kill or seriously injure people during arrests fuelled by racism.

Rodney Glen King was an African American man who was a victim of police brutality. On March 3, 1991, he was beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers during his arrest after a pursuit for driving while intoxicated 

New Years Resolutions

Submitted by ub on Thu, 01/26/2023 - 14:21

Does everybody make them and many then break them? A New Year's resolution is a tradition in the Eastern and Western World

Try it, anyone can do it. A person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their behavior at the beginning of a new year. These are ideas and I am considering all of them.