Super Wealthy or Super Lucky?
(Akiit.com) When you see someone speeding down the road in a fancy sports car with their music turned up to the max, what do you think? A lot of people would envy that person, some would think he’s an idiot, and others would probably tell themselves that person doesn’t deserve the wealth he has. While many of us slave away at jobs to make ends meet, others in the world make their money while they... [Read more of this review]
Blacks Return to Labor Market. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!
(Akiit.com) The Black unemployment rate continued to improve falling from 7.8 percent in December to 7.7 percent in January, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.
The labor force participation rate for Blacks, which is the share of workers who are employed or looking for jobs, increased from 61.8 percent in December to 62.4 percent in January. The employment-population ratio... [Read more of this review]
Black People – Nearly 18 percent US Population by 2060.
(Akiit.com) Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total Black population, the number of Black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country.
Currently, the Black population stands at 46.3 million, up about 1.3 percent from the previous year. The Census Bureau identifies individuals... [Read more of this review]
Black Press Is Still Relevant In 2017.
(Akiit.com) No one is better equipped to tell your story better than you.
And logic stands to reason that no one is better equipped and more passionate about telling our story than us. The stories of Blacks in America are equally as triumphant as they are tragic. And many, if not most, of these stories would be lost to time, if not for the Black Press. And in an age where Black people are both progressing... [Read more of this review]
A Must Read Author Tonya Bolden’s New Book on Black “Pathfinders”.
(Akiit.com) I love Black History, and so revel in Black History Month. Not that Black History should be constrained to a month. Indeed, when I wrote my book “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History” in 2010, I hoped that some folks would touch the book each day and talk about the many ways African American people have shaped our nation’s economic life, from building this country,... [Read more of this review]
“3” Questions to Ask Before You Say ‘I DO’.
(Akiit.com) Thinking about getting engaged? Daydreaming about saying “I do”? There are lots of questions to ask before you make a lifelong commitment, but here are three critical ones. Before you say “I do” to a potential spouse, make sure you can say “I do” to these…
1. If this person never changed, could you be content with him or her for the rest of your life?
You don’t marry the... [Read more of this review]
I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin.
(Akiit.com) My wife and I went to see Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro. It was based upon James Baldwin’s writings and life experiences. It uses archival footage of Baldwin, pictures and footage of American history and Samuel L. Jackson’s voice reading and sharing some of Baldwin’s thoughts and writings to tell his story. It uses music, the Blues, and popular recordings... [Read more of this review]
Presidential Election Is Over: It Shouldn’t Feel This Way.
(Akiit.com) Without creating too much knowledge of how chronologically advanced I am, I can honestly say I’ve seen my share of presidential campaigns and have been on both the winning and losing sides personally and in support of other candidates. I know the glow of excitement that lingers long after Election Day for a successful campaign. I also know the deep and burning frustration and disappointment... [Read more of this review]
The Divide Of America.
(Akiit.com) This week, I wrote two articles bearing on critical constitutional provisions and concepts presently involved in personnel and policy decisions now being contested in Congress and the federal judiciary. One had to do with the battle over President Trump’s travel ban executive orders. The other with GOP leadership’s decision in the U.S. Senate to keep Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren... [Read more of this review]
Frederick Douglass Black History Month.
(Akiit.com) Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America?
The above questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate. “Frederick Douglass,” Trump said, “is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.” The... [Read more of this review]
Obamacare’s Day of Reckoning is Finally Here.
(Akiit.com) It’s officially 2017. A new year, full of new beginnings and opportunities. But for taxpayers and the truly vulnerable in ObamaCare expansion states, it’s the continuation (and acceleration) of a nightmare. As of January 1, states are on the hook for 5 percent of the expansion’s costs. And with more enrollees than states expected to ever enroll, this fiscal nightmare will be even... [Read more of this review]
President Donald Trump Must Break Judicial Power.
(Akiit.com) “Disheartening and demoralizing,” wailed Judge Neil Gorsuch of President Trump’s comments about the judges seeking to overturn his 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from the Greater Middle East war zones.
What a wimp. Did our future justice break down crying like Sen. Chuck Schumer? Sorry, this is not Antonin Scalia. And just what horrible thing had our president said?
A... [Read more of this review]
Super Bowl Crashers the Political way.
(Akiit.com) The exciting recent Super Bowl meant that fans paid more attention to the game than to the commercials. But there were some doozies, including the 84 Lumber commercial that sympathetically depicted a Latina mother and her young daughter trying to cross the border and enter America, only to encounter a foreboding wall. Hint, hint: President Trump wants to build a wall on the southern border.... [Read more of this review]
First Lessons for the Donald Trump White House.
(Akiit.com) We are barely two weeks into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, and a few things are becoming evident, while still others are slowly crystalizing around a man and an administration that will truly be unlike any other this institution has seen. And the hard truth is: He is completely comfortable with that characterization and that anomalous reality.
Some quick observations:
A major cold... [Read more of this review]
Guide to Shopping Around for the Best Broadband Deal.
(Akiit.com) The internet has never more accessible than is today for people who just want to browse websites such as Facebook to catch up with old friends, watch movies through websites such as Netflix, or use the internet to play games with thousands of other people. Every internet service provider has a multitude of deals on offer and it can be a little overwhelming to sift through it all, especially... [Read more of this review]
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