Ben Carson Intimidates So Many.
(Akiit.com) Dr. Ben Carson, in a speech before employees of Housing and Urban Development, the department he now runs, likened slaves to “immigrants”: “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder, for less. But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters,... [Read more of this review]
Healthcare, Lives are in the Balance.
(Akiit.com) Recently, as I waited to begin a healthcare town hall with my congressional colleagues, John Sarbanes and Dutch Ruppersberger, I was filled with gratitude for the neighbors who were filling the large meeting room to capacity on a Sunday afternoon.
“These good people get it,” I thought to myself. “They understand that we all have to stand together and be counted if we are to successfully... [Read more of this review]
Be Bold, Restore Constitutional Conservatism to America.
(Akiit.com) Back in 1998 I was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment at Ft. Bragg as the Executive Officer, second in command. The Battalion was nicknamed the “Gunslingers”, and my call sign was Gunslinger 5. Ours was a unique mission in that we were a medium caliber, 155mm, cannon artillery unit whose mission was to train and be employed on the battlefield... [Read more of this review]
President Donald Trump Should Consider CBC Budget If He’s Serious about Helping Black America.
(Akiit.com) A nation’s budget is a document that reflects its priorities. While President Trump has yet to submit his first budget to Congress, we are already learning what will likely be in it. The President has proposed a $54 billion increase in military spending, which would be offset with deep cuts to programs that support education, rebuild our infrastructure, ensure clean air and water, and... [Read more of this review]
The Four C’s Of Hiring: Competence, Capability, Compatibility And Commitment.
(Akiit.com) No founder can run a business by themselves. Some try, but after a while, they realize that they need the help of other people, even if it’s to do the boring stuff like send out invoices on a Friday afternoon. The top businesses in the world are all built by great people who find the best talent and setting it loose on the world.
Take Donald Trump, for instance. Both in business and... [Read more of this review]
Dodge-Ball 2.0 & Donald Trump Administration.
(Akiit.com) There are few Americans over the age of 10 who have not seen or participated in a game of Dodge-Ball. For those of my era, it was the quintessential hand-eye-body coordination game in which the “dodger,” if skillful and athletic, could avoid being struck and disqualified by a ball hurled by adversarial throwers. In my earliest memories, the game was played with a minimum of three... [Read more of this review]
Choice for U.S. ambassador to Israel.
(Akiit.com) I recently had the opportunity to meet, in Washington, D.C., David Friedman, President Trump’s nominee to be America’s next ambassador to Israel.
I was impressed by this brilliant and passionate man, an observant Jew, a fluent Hebrew speaker (he read my necklace that has my name, Star, in Hebrew), who has the values crucial to our important Israeli ally. This is critical to re-establish... [Read more of this review]
Black GOP Still Soft in 2017.
(Akiit.com) Sometimes I wonder if I was a Black Democrat, a retired Black athlete or a Black comedian would it be easier for me to get a meeting with the leadership of the Republican Party or harder.
As a life-long, die hard Black Republican, it seems almost impossible to get noticed in the Republican Party.
Black Republicans with party experience and credentials need not seek any substantive engagement... [Read more of this review]
Why the Republicans Really Hates Medicaid.
(Akiit.com) #45 Trump made news again when he abruptly switched gears and said that he wouldn’t keep hands off Medicaid as he kind of, sort of promised to do during the campaign. Now, says Trump, it’s fair game for a quick assault, namely, the part of the program that some governors, including GOP governors, used to expand coverage in their states. This was made possible under a provision of the... [Read more of this review]
“4” Questions to Conquer Excuses.
(Akiit.com) What’s the reason you have for not pursuing your most authentic dream? Whatever this dream is, in your life or career, you probably have a reason it hasn’t happened yet. But if you look behind the reasons, you might just discover that they could be reclassified as excuses—thoughts you are embracing that sabotage your dreams. Excuses are born of pessimistic thinking style and fixed... [Read more of this review]
Private Policing: a Viable Business?
(Akiit.com) Private policing is an industry that has been booming over the past couple of years due to the cuts that police forces around the world are receiving, making official police work a somewhat unfulfilling task that isn’t paid enough. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the world has been in a constant state of fear due to the threat of global terrorism. International feuds and instability... [Read more of this review]
Saving Hearts and Lives in the Black Community.
(Akiit.com) Our heart is the engine that keeps our body running. That’s why problems with the heart—such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or heart failure—can significantly impact a person’s well-being, and, at worst, be life-threatening.
During February, American Heart Month, we were able to shine a spotlight on heart disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in... [Read more of this review]
Jeff Sessions’ Phony War on Violent Crime.
(Akiit.com) In a speech on July 11, 2016, #45 Donald Trump drug out his favorite whipping boy, the murder surge in Chicago, to claim that there’s an unparalleled reign of violent lawlessness in American cites. Trump doubled down on that wild claim in an interview with Fox News, the next day, when he again said murders were now the rage everywhere in America. It’s true, the murder count in Chicago... [Read more of this review]
Donald Trump Congress Speech In Its Glory.
(Akiit.com) The first address to a joint session of Congress for the 45th president of the United States was one for the ages – historic and monumental on every level.
Any speech for the nation’s chief executive on this stage is always a challenge: How does one strike the balance of appealing to the masses of voters and sound aspirational, while also delving into the specifics that will soon become... [Read more of this review]
2017: NAACP Announces New National Board Members.
(Akiit.com) The NAACP announced the six newest members to its 64-member National Board of Directors. Elected during the Association’s recent annual board meeting in New York, the group includes a variety of leaders with a diversity of religious backgrounds and extensive experience as community builders, activists and stalwarts of civil rights.
“We believe the recent additions to the National Board... [Read more of this review]
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