Sunday, September 20, 2020


Politics

Politics with Mr. #45; Blame Anybody. Politics with Mr. #45; Blame Anybody.

(Akiit.com) It’s so easy to blame somebody else. Donald Trump blames everything on somebody else while he takes responsibility for nothing. Everything... 


What (Un)intentional Bias Does To Justice. What (Un)intentional Bias Does To Justice.

(Akiit.com) While we are all familiar with the symbol of Lady Justice that appears inside courthouses and courtrooms all around America, a blindfolded... 


Is The Economy Really Rebounding? Is The Economy Really Rebounding?

(Akiit.com) On the Friday before Labor Day, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly report, The Employment Situation.  It reported good news... 


BLM & Crime: The Tragedies Surrounding This Essential Movement. BLM & Crime: The Tragedies Surrounding This Essential Movement.

(Akiit.com) US history is filled with examples of protests that have gone well. Many events like this end without a single bit of violence or crime, with... 


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Religion

No Sacred Cows; I Must Respond To Those Who Criticized My Words Against A Few Pastors. No Sacred Cows; I Must Respond To Those Who Criticized My Words Against A Few Pastors.

(Akiit.com) I always knew that there were some “sacred cows” within Black America. Meaning issues or people that are never to be discussed or addressed... 


Spiritual Talk; A Sharp Tongue Cuts from the Inside Out. Spiritual Talk; A Sharp Tongue Cuts from the Inside Out.

(Akiit.com) Growing up, I was never a student of the Bible even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind of Christians there were: the love-filled... 


Its An Ecumenical Matter: Embracing Those From Other Religions. Its An Ecumenical Matter: Embracing Those From Other Religions.

(Akiit.com) It is all too easy to see our own beliefs as superior to those of others. Whether they are religious, political or otherwise. However, such... 


5 Truths Most Americans Are Afraid to Say. 5 Truths Most Americans Are Afraid to Say.

(Akiit.com) Our world can be a dark place. There is abundant evidence of this, but one recent example was a threat of possible violence tied to the October... 


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News

Politics with Mr. #45; Blame Anybody. Politics with Mr. #45; Blame Anybody.

(Akiit.com) It’s so easy to blame somebody else. Donald Trump blames everything on somebody else while he takes responsibility for nothing. Everything has to satisfy his ego or in his mind, it’s fake news. So, he lies to keep the American people from panicking! He fails at that because no matter what he comes up with every day causes many American people to panic. He thinks it was Bob Woodward’s... [Read more of this review]


What (Un)intentional Bias Does To Justice. What (Un)intentional Bias Does To Justice.

(Akiit.com) While we are all familiar with the symbol of Lady Justice that appears inside courthouses and courtrooms all around America, a blindfolded woman holding a set of scales in one hand and a sword in the other. Lady Justice is a sight we are all familiar with.  She is the modern representation of The Greek goddesses Themis and Dike and the Ancient Roman art, Justitia. Lady Justice is the personification... [Read more of this review]


Is The Economy Really Rebounding? Is The Economy Really Rebounding?

(Akiit.com) On the Friday before Labor Day, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly report, The Employment Situation.  It reported good news – the unemployment rate dropped to 8..4 percent, higher than in February before the pandemic hit.  We added 1.4 million jobs last month, the highest gain since the corona recession began. But while this is progress, it is no cause for celebration. ... [Read more of this review]


Movie Review; Tenet. Movie Review; Tenet.

(Akiit.com) Warner Bros delayed the release of Tenet during the pandemic until it could open it in theaters. It was a wise decision. The film belongs on a big screen. In fact, for maximum effect, viewers should consider experiencing  the movie in an IMAX theater. Director/writer Christopher Nolan is nearly unequaled when it comes to giving audiences unimaginable, spellbinding visuals: The Dark... [Read more of this review]


BLM & Crime: The Tragedies Surrounding This Essential Movement. BLM & Crime: The Tragedies Surrounding This Essential Movement.

(Akiit.com) US history is filled with examples of protests that have gone well. Many events like this end without a single bit of violence or crime, with everyone leaving having had the chance to have their voices heard. Over 2020, though, BLM protests across America have been sullied by acts like this. Shining a light away from the true issue, a problem like this simply can’t be ignored. But what... [Read more of this review]


Covid-19; Were the Lockdowns a Mistake? Covid-19; Were the Lockdowns a Mistake?

(Akiit.com) To that nagging question, the answer increasingly seems to be yes. Certainly, they were a novelty. As novelist Lionel Shriver writes, “We’ve never before responded to a contagion by closing down whole countries.” As I noted in May, the 1957-58 Asian flu killed between 70,000 and 116,000 Americans, between 0.04% and 0.07% of the nation’s population. The 1968-70 Hong... [Read more of this review]


The “Bad Guy” Narrative is Back Again—This Time it’s Jacob Blake. The “Bad Guy” Narrative is Back Again—This Time it’s Jacob Blake.

(Akiit.com) You could have mailed this one in.  The “this” is the cynical, calculated, cold hearted, factually challenged assertion that Jacob Blake was really the bad guy. The bad guy that Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey had almost no choice but to use deadly force to protect himself against. The picture painted of Blake as the villain in the deadly encounter follows almost to  the letter... [Read more of this review]


African-American Male Sexism Confronting Sen. Kamala Harris Vice Presidency. African-American Male Sexism Confronting Sen. Kamala Harris Vice Presidency.

(Akiit.com) Sexism is raising its ugly head again and this time it is not just white men who trashed Hillary Clinton in 2016. This time the rumblings are coming from some black men. And their target is U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the first Afro/Asian woman nominee as vice president on a U.S. major political party ticket. Hopefully, the black male inquisitionists and Sen. Harris will sit down together... [Read more of this review]


No Sacred Cows; I Must Respond To Those Who Criticized My Words Against A Few Pastors. No Sacred Cows; I Must Respond To Those Who Criticized My Words Against A Few Pastors.

(Akiit.com) I always knew that there were some “sacred cows” within Black America. Meaning issues or people that are never to be discussed or addressed publicly in an unfavorable light. I now have no doubt that local Pastors fit that definition perfectly. The fallout from my earlier posting convinces me that regardless of what they have done, they are never to be negatively addressed in public;... [Read more of this review]


Need A New Job? Here’s How To Increase Your Chances. Need A New Job? Here’s How To Increase Your Chances.

(Akiit.com) As we slowly start to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic and look towards the future, there are many people, from all walks of life and in all industries and careers that find themselves without a job. The lockdowns that have affected most of the world have seen economies come crashing down and businesses closing their doors for good. If you are one of these people who now find themselves... [Read more of this review]


Athletes Are Voicing Their Opinions, And Americans Are Now Listening! Athletes Are Voicing Their Opinions, And Americans Are Now Listening!

(Akiit.com) The greatest athletes in America are standing up for justice at a critical time. Despite unprecedented, multiracial demonstrations across the country protesting police violence against African Americans, the horrors keep on coming. Last week, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a policeman in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the anger has grown, some of the protests have been marred by... [Read more of this review]


Donald Trump/Joe Biden: A pox on both their houses. Donald Trump/Joe Biden: A pox on both their houses.

(Akiit.com) The media obsess about Trump/Biden, but another candidate will be on every state ballot: Libertarian Party nominee Jo Jorgensen. Dr. Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, is very different from Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Instead of promising government solutions, she tells people, “You can spend your money better than the politicians.” I like that. So, she’s... [Read more of this review]


Film Documentary; Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn. Film Documentary; Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn.

(Akiit.com) Decades ago, long before BLM protestors marched and chanted “George Floyd—I can’t breathe,” demonstrators shouted “Yusuf. Yusuf. Yusuf. No justice, no peace.” Racially motivated crimes that ignite outrage have a long history. One of the most heinous felonies provides a back story to today’s struggles. On August 23, 1989, Yusuf Hawkins, a 16-year-old Brooklynite from... [Read more of this review]


A Pandemic Of Vanishing Black Wealth In 2020. A Pandemic Of Vanishing Black Wealth In 2020.

(Akiit.com) As a nonprofit fund development consultant, it is my job to keep my mind on the money and the money on my mind!  To best serve my clients, my eyes are keenly focused on pools of wealth; how to find it, how to attract it, and how to access it.  In the midst of helping clients pivot and reimagine funding in the wake of COVID19, I’ve become keenly aware of the looming financial devastation... [Read more of this review]


2020 American Black Film Festival – Is Going Virtual. 2020 American Black Film Festival – Is Going Virtual.

(Akiit.com) In the age of COVID, film festival directors are finding creative ways to screen movies for audiences without gathering large groups at indoor venues. Hence the 2020 ABFF Online Edition. For those who tuned in, the array of films for the 24th festival by black artists was vast. These movies will do the film festival circuit and some will find their ways to streaming services too. Get ready. The... [Read more of this review]


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