ESPN Fires MLB Curt Schilling — What About Liberal Offenders?
(Akiit.com) ESPN fired baseball analyst and former All-Star Curt Schilling for mocking the debate about the North Carolina public facilities law. On his Facebook page, Schilling posted a meme (a graphic) with the picture of an aged and overweight man dressed in just enough women’s clothing to prevent flagrant violation of public exposure laws. The photo caption read: “Let him in to the... [Read more of this review]
“Pro-Black” Means All Black People.
(Akiit.com) I don’t know how many times I’ve seen or heard black people, who claim to be pro-black, try to distance themselves from other groups of black people. Don’t get me wrong, I used to think I was a little Michael Evans (from Good Times for the youngins, or those who don’t have access to TV One) in high school and my freshman year in college. I thought I really loved my blackness and... [Read more of this review]
Politics: Common Sense.
(Akiit.com) Republican presidential aspirant John Kasich stirred up angry words from women’s organizations and the Democratic Party by his response to a question from a female college student at a town hall meeting in Watertown, New York, regarding sexual assault. Kasich said all the right things about prosecuting offenders, but what got the Ohio governor in trouble with leftists was the end... [Read more of this review]
Random Thoughts: 2016 Presidential Elections.
(Akiit.com) Random thoughts on the passing scene:
One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right.
If what you want from politicians are quick and easy answers, someone is sure to supply them, regardless of which party you follow. History can tell you where quick and easy answers lead. But, if you don’t want to bother reading history, you can... [Read more of this review]
Thinking the Unthinkable–A Donald Trump White House Win.
(Akiit.com) Donald Trump’s boast that he will “easily” beat Hillary Clinton in November was scoffed at, mocked, and laughed away as being “delusionary.”
Let’s forget for a moment the part about “easily” beating Clinton, that won’t happen. But to think the unthinkable, beating Hillary Clinton is another matter. The brutal reality is that there is actually a path for a Trump November... [Read more of this review]
America Needs Clarity and Conviction of Purpose in the Middle East.
(Akiit.com) For much of the past century, America has embodied, both in word and in deed, a commitment to freedom and democracy that has improved the lives of billions of people all over the world.
Leaders such as Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan saw the importance of a foreign policy based on American values and grounded in American leadership. They understood that smart, strategic engagement was... [Read more of this review]
Community Health Centers: Fulfilling the Promise of the ACA, Eliminating Black Health Disparities.
(Akiit.com) One hundred one years ago, Booker T. Washington penned a letter to the editors of America’s leading black newspapers. In it, he contended that health, more than any other measure, was the single most important aspect to achieving progress and parity for African-Americans.
In April, we remember Washington’s call to action, celebrate the gains that have been made, and renew our shared... [Read more of this review]
2016, Doubting Black Voters.
(Akiit.com) If it’s presidential-primary time it’s a given a significant part of the political discourse will involve dissing Black voters.
Sometimes this gambit takes the form of citing Blacks’ reliable massive support for the Democratic Party as proof they don’t “understand” the issues at stake and who their real political “friends” are. Or, it takes the opposite tack – of using... [Read more of this review]
2016 Election: Poor People are Discouraged From Voting.
(Akiit.com) Bernie Sanders on Sunday tried to attribute most of his losses to Hillary Clinton – his recent string of victories notwithstanding – to poor people not voting.
“Poor people don’t vote,” he said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “I mean, that’s just a fact. That’s a sad reality of American society.”
What’s a fact is that when poor people do vote, they are not voting for Bernie... [Read more of this review]
I Don’t See Color. I Just See People.
(Akiit.com) This design, originally proposed by Bard College student Coriana Johnson, depicts colorblindness as a form of whitewashing. In rejecting the connection between race, culture, and identity, the default color becomes white.
Many of us, as young adolescents, have been given tremendous context as to what is considered beautiful and worthy in terms of skin color. Some of us have even been referred... [Read more of this review]
Beyonce, Dear Piers Morgan.
(Akiit.com) I absolutely understand why you didn’t get the new Beyoncé album. *Newsflash, honey* it wasn’t made for you… and I’m going to need you to be cool with that.
Now, I found quite a few of the comments in your piece to be highly “inflammatory and agitating.” As a black woman, I am deeply offended by your lack of due care when writing this article, but I... [Read more of this review]
Congress: A Superior Vision.
(Akiit.com) Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy.
My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that... [Read more of this review]
Child Watch: Recognizing All of America’s S/Heroes.
(Akiit.com) Every day I wear a pair of medallions around my neck with portraits of two of my role models: Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. As a child I read books about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. She and indomitable and eloquent slave woman Sojourner Truth represent countless thousands of anonymous slave women whose bodies and minds were abused and whose voices were muted by slavery,... [Read more of this review]
(Akiit.com) Change (verb): To make the form…of something different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: …to change the course of history. (Dictionary.com)
I accept as completely valid that all things will inevitably change – and that change isn’t necessarily bad. Accordingly, I’m pleased with recent, little-known “culture war” changes that have been made and with... [Read more of this review]
Prince: The Day Music Died. Again.
(Akiit.com) When I first heard that Prince Rogers Nelson had died, it felt like music died.
I have been in an extended season of mourning since the March 22nd death of Malik Izaak Taylor, better known as Phife Dawg, one-fourth of the legendary hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. I listened to Midnight Marauders daily for almost two weeks straight.
I was also deeply impacted by the March 15th... [Read more of this review]
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