The Spirit Level: Exposing deeply rooted societal inequity and inequality

The Spirit Level: Exposing deeply rooted societal inequity and inequality

Books, Homelessness, Inequity, Poverty
‘The Spirit Level’ author and epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson: “We have to be very vigilant against all the ways that hate is built up” Richard Wilkinson’s work is dedicated to exposing deeply rooted societal inequality and to showing how much better off people are when living in a more equal society. With ‘The Spirit Level’, the book he co-authored with his colleague Kate Pickett, he brought the results of that work to a mass audience. Wilkinson told INSP about the growing problem of inequality and what street papers are doing to combat it. By Tony Inglis “I find this to be quite a daunting audience. I normally speak to academics and people who are more detached from the real world. But I think many people here know the practicalities of what…
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Melissa Love: Candle Maker by Day, Writer by Night

Melissa Love: Candle Maker by Day, Writer by Night

Books, Business, Enterprise, Life & Community, SLIDES, Uncategorized
Melissa Love is a multi-talented Detroit entrepreneur with three novels to her credit as well as her own candle business. A product of the Detroit public school system, she graduated from Northwestern High School. Soon after, she went on to further educate herself in the medical field. She is a surgical technician and has been in the field for a number of years. She has also worked for the prison system and has been in her current place of employment for 11 years. This proud mother of three grew up around Lee Place near Clairmount and Rosa Parks. Melissa has always loved reading, and after experiencing some urban fiction writing, she began writing her own novels. She describes her writing as “a way for me to be creative in telling…
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What is Blockchain?

What is Blockchain?

Science, SLIDES, Technology
What Is Blockchain? Daniel B. Simmons If you’ve been watching the news lately, particularly as it relates to finance, you’ve no doubt seen or heard the term “blockchain” thrown around once or twice. You may have heard some prescient analysts predict that it’ll bring about a financial revolution, or even change the face of computing as we know it. Whether or not you agree with these claims, the fact remains that blockchain represents a new and revolutionary way to approach the exchange of information. In this article, we’ll take high-level look at the theory and the applications of blockchain and try to figure out why so many are excited about its potential. Any discussion about blockchain must begin with the first known application of the protocol: bitcoin. Bitcoin, although originally…
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Writing My Wrongs: Shaka Senghor’s Monologue Show

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By Martti C. Peeples I became Facebook friends with Shaka Senghor in August 2014. I believe he had posted a request for recommendations of good community-minded females, or something to that effect. Well, the names went to spewing. As the names were listed, he sent friend requests. Friending him was a blessing I did not recognize at the time. I read his posts and made inquiries about him. We shared a few one-on-one posts. I wanted to meet him because, as a person working with the homeless population, I felt that he could ignite many. I still believe this. So the hunt was on to see if we could meet and share our philosophies. We did not get a chance to meet, but always ended up somewhere near each other.…
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