Lupita Nyongo, Sisterhood & Bougie Liberation,
(Akiit.com) The arts present opportunities for us to be deeply uncomfortable and yet totally safe. And for me they have become a space for radical transformation. Most recently I was reminded of this during Lupita Nyongo’s performance in Eclipsed, a story of the women of the Liberian civil war, at the Public Theater. The moment she stepped on stage I felt an incredibly familiar dread. Her hair... [Read more of this review]
The High Cost of Avoiding Conflict.
(Akiit.com) Conflict is necessary for growth, but we often avoid it. Sometimes it’s because we feel emotionally insecure when we think about contradicting someone we care about or bringing up a topic that might make them defensive. Yet we might be overestimating the risk of their responding with anger, hurt or resistance to what we have to say. Even if some risk is involved, and the other person... [Read more of this review]
Ebony Magazine – Honorees on the 30th Annual Power 100 List.
(Akiit.com) EBONY® Magazine today released its 70th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Cover. The cover of the December/January issue boldly urges its readers to “Stand For Something”. With a central focus on advocacy, audacity and the arts, the double issue also rolls out the 2015 Power 100 List, with a header that reads “Power (100) To The People”.
The message of this impactful cover is... [Read more of this review]
Paris: Stop the Bleeding.
(ThyBlackMan.com) There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack.
Someone once said that the First World War was the most stupid thing that European nations ever did. Countries on both sides of that war ended up worse off than before, whether... [Read more of this review]
21 Years Later: Rwandan Cowards Still Live In Fear Of Paul Kagame.
PRINCIPLES DO NOT ALWAYS WORK : HABYARIMANA’S BIGGEST MISTAKE.
Prior to the arrival of Europeans, Rwanda was a feudal kingdom ruled by a Tutsi minority over a Hutu majority.
Following the Berlin Conference of 1885 Rwanda came under the suzerainty of Germany which was, itself, replaced as colonial overlord following WW1, by Belgium.
Rwanda’s feudal order remained intact,... [Read more of this review]
TV/Radio/Internet; Dearth of Black media ownership.
(Akiit.com) In war, one of the first things the enemy does is destroy his adversary’s ability to communicate within its ranks. Chaos likely ensues if a fighting force cannot communicate internally. Individual soldiers end up doing their own thing, left to their own devices; they make decisions based on their individual situations and in their individual interests. This allows the enemy to come in... [Read more of this review]
Fitness; How To Pick The Right Personal Trainer.
(Akiit.com) With social media taking over, more and more self-proclaimed personal trainers are popping up out of nowhere. Someone loses 5 lbs on their own and all of a sudden they are capable of being the next Gunnar Peterson or Jillian Michaels. Don’t get sucked into the hype. Searching for a great personal trainer is like trying to find the perfect hairstylist: their talent isn’t the only thing... [Read more of this review]
Five Easy Tips For Healthier Lungs.
(Akiit.com) You breathe without thinking, so it’s easy to take your lungs for granted. You depend on your lungs, but do you know how to care for them? Most lung care advice begins and ends with “don’t smoke, or quit if you do.” With smoking on the decline, you may think there’s nothing more you can do to protect your lungs. However, even nonsmokers can take care of their lung health. The... [Read more of this review]
Shaking Hands With The Devil: What Is The Future Of Paul Kagame’s Friends.
(Akiit.com) I was born in Rwanda but raised in exile as many Rwandan youths from my generation.
We grew up hearing stories of how Paul Kagame used the likes of PASTEUR BIZIMUNGU and FAUSTIN TWAGIRAMUNGU(both being Highly Educated and Respected Hutu Intellectuals) to achieve his goal which is evidently none other than turning Rwanda into a KAGAME DYNASTY.
DOES KAGAME HAVE FRIENDS OR ALLIES?
Paul Kagame... [Read more of this review]
Why the Republican brand is broken.
(Akiit.com) It’s time for Republicans to wake up to the reality that our brand is broken and that it has lost its Lincoln luster.
On Friday, The Washington Post reported that some in the GOP establishment are toying with the idea of drafting Mitt Romney, despite the former governor having been roundly beaten in 2012 after securing 60% of the white vote, but losing out among Asian, black and Hispanic... [Read more of this review]
Colorlines.com Unveils Redesigned Website.
(Akiit.com) Colorlines, the award-winning daily news site published by racial justice organization Race Forward, today announced the redesign of its website, Colorlines.com. Changes include cleaner design, simpler navigation, enhanced search functionality, and more engaging display of multimedia content.
Colorlines was an early voice in race news reporting, starting as a quarterly journal in 1989,... [Read more of this review]
(Akiit.com) When it comes to building muscle for men, there are essentially two different ways that people tend to go about doing this. I say this in terms of the way they approach their diet, you see, in order for your body to be able to be put in the position to be able to build muscle, you have to put yourself in a caloric surplus.
This means eating over what your maintenance calories are, which... [Read more of this review]
Ten Things Black People MUST Know This Holiday Season.
(Akiit.com) As quick as Halloween ended was just as fast as the Christmas season seemed to have kicked into high gear. From the Starbucks holiday cup controversy to premature Christmas tree displays, this is where we are. And as some of us grinches reluctantly get dragged kicking and screaming into the holiday cheer, I was called upon to construct a list of the 10 Things Black People MUST Know This... [Read more of this review]
College: Why We Should Retire the HBCU vs. PWI Debate.
(Akiit.com) Recent events at University of Missouri have sparked national conversation and action in response to racism on college campuses. Previously, we saw UCLA Law and Harvard students express their distress, and now Twitter and Facebook users have created #BlackOnCampus to do the same. Students have also opened a conversation we’ve seen one too many times: Are black students better off... [Read more of this review]
Hunt Terrorists in Ol Paris Massacre, Not Witch-hunt Muslims.
(Akiit.com) The instant news broke about the hideous bloodbath in Paris, the predictable happened. The tweets from the conservative echo chamber came fast and furious. They called for a total, all-out war, bashed immigrants, gun control advocates, liberals, the students at the University of Missouri, President Obama, lax security, permissiveness, and of course, Muslims.
At that point, not one of the... [Read more of this review]
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