In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.
Real change needs more. Systemic change needs forces beyond individuals, individual programs, beyond even enlightened leaders. It needs the ground to shift. It needs larger planets to align.
Michigan will love Harbaugh. He has a strong and consistent plan for how to build a program. He will win over parents and players and be a formidable recruiter. He will attract great assistant coaches. He loves his alma mater and will represent it well.
Big-time college sports is a classic case of economic and social injustice bred of a plantation mentality disguised by the term "student-athlete." It's past time for the amateur myth to be blown up in college athletics, just as it was for Olympic athletes.
The University of Michigan doesn't have any real problems with respect to its basketball program. Yes, losing seems bad. But because the pay of players is restricted by NCAA rules, Michigan is a winner even when the team loses.
As long as sports are interesting to viewers, leagues turn a blind eye and players fail to hold their peers accountable. Ultimately, the responsibility to ostracize those who systematically abuse their positions as superstars and act above the law falls upon the fans.
Though most readers agreed with my opinions, many of them still didn't know where or how to start. Luckily, for all you non-bookworms out there, I've compiled a list of sorts in order to ensure that you get the most out of your literary adventures.
Bob James is one of jazz's most renown pianists and composers. With music as a part of his life at an early age, he has nothing short of a love affair with his music and his preferred instrument, the acoustic piano.
Whether you are in a city to party or to enjoy all the tourist attractions, you are not going to be spending enough time in your room to make the soaring prices of London or Paris worth the dent in your budget.
Looking back, I'm curious as to why my male classmates were playing Donkey Kong and Batman, while I passed my time with Barbie's Mall Adventures and Frogger. Why was I automatically handed purple, while my male cousins boasted their bright red and highlighter yellows?
I longed for those 500 page worlds into which I could escape until it was time to go home, back to reality. Where is that passion now? When did we trade chapters upon chapters for 140 character tweets? When did we trade actual stories for Snapchat stories? And why?
George H. Simmons came up with the brilliant idea to transform the AMA into a big business by granting the AMA's "seal of approval" to certain drug companies that placed large and frequent ads in JAMA and its various affiliate publications.
Three of my political science colleagues conducted research showing that winning/losing that Saturday game could boost or cost the incumbent party and its gubernatorial candidate an average of 10 percent in the Tuesday election.
My grandfather taught me that without a form of communication, there is nothing that holds us together. These connections are capable of transcending the greatest divisions, whether it is among friends, families, or nations.
But as I read coverage of the Aravind System, every visitor focuses on Aravind's management strategies. In reality, the unreplicable aspect of Aravind -- the reason no other hospital in the world has been able to recreate the system -- is the sisters.
Justice has a timepiece ticking alongside it. It cannot be delivered too late -- after heartbreak and devastation have exploded and ashes have already settled.