Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Politics

Town Hall meeting; Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump. Town Hall meeting; Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump.

(Akiit.com)  We’ve seen a lot of interesting times in the past four years, but each one seems to try to outdo the other. First, Donald Trump decided... 


United States of America: A Land of Ceaseless Conflict. United States of America: A Land of Ceaseless Conflict.

(Akiit.com) When Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein was taken aback by the Notre... 


Politics; Both Candidates’ Risky Strategies. Politics; Both Candidates’ Risky Strategies.

(Akiit.com) Are both presidential candidates trying to lose? Or at least pursuing campaign strategies which put them at grave risk of defeat? In nearly... 


How Joe Biden Is Trapped By Hunter Revelations. How Joe Biden Is Trapped By Hunter Revelations.

(Akiit.com) Some incredible things have developed this week in the 2020 presidential race and the media’s coverage of it. What I’m about to... 


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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

Town Hall meeting; Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump. Town Hall meeting; Joe Biden vs. Donald Trump.

(Akiit.com)  We’ve seen a lot of interesting times in the past four years, but each one seems to try to outdo the other. First, Donald Trump decided not to follow the rules of the Debate Commission that ruled during this highly contagious virus and the fact that Trump had a diagnosis and was hospitalized with the virus, the second debate should be held virtually. After his behavior in the first... [Read more of this review]


United States of America: A Land of Ceaseless Conflict. United States of America: A Land of Ceaseless Conflict.

(Akiit.com) When Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein was taken aback by the Notre Dame law professor’s Catholic convictions about the right to life. “Professor,” said Feinstein, “when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.” Feinstein,... [Read more of this review]


Politics; Both Candidates’ Risky Strategies. Politics; Both Candidates’ Risky Strategies.

(Akiit.com) Are both presidential candidates trying to lose? Or at least pursuing campaign strategies which put them at grave risk of defeat? In nearly four years, Donald Trump has made little effort to win over the 50%-plus of voters who didn’t support him in 2016. Having proved that he could win the presidency without a plurality of the popular vote, he has ignored the possibility that he could... [Read more of this review]


How Joe Biden Is Trapped By Hunter Revelations. How Joe Biden Is Trapped By Hunter Revelations.

(Akiit.com) Some incredible things have developed this week in the 2020 presidential race and the media’s coverage of it. What I’m about to lay out in the latest revelations regarding Hunter Biden’s alleged activities with foreign entities and how it might connect back to his father, the Democratic nominee for president, constitute an inescapable trap that Biden and his media handlers... [Read more of this review]


Joe Biden’s Historic ‘Luck’ With a Pusillanimous Press. Joe Biden’s Historic ‘Luck’ With a Pusillanimous Press.

(Akiit.com) The political-insider website Axios published a story Wednesday headlined “Joe Biden is the luckiest, least scrutinized frontrunner.” Mike Allen and Hans Nichols declared: “Eight months ago, Joe Biden was in danger of losing the Democratic nomination. Now he’s a prohibitive favorite for president — who got there with lots of luck and shockingly little scrutiny.” Or,... [Read more of this review]


Beware of Donald Trump: Losing and Unleashed in Limbo. Beware of Donald Trump: Losing and Unleashed in Limbo.

(Akiit.com) President Donald Trump isn’t making American history; he’s breaking it. From the first day, he’s broken every rule in the book for presidents. Aren’t we broken now? The state of the nation is hurting, grieving for lives lost in 2020. We the people should brace for a vexing time after Nov. 3, 2020, Election Day, and before Jan. 20, 2021, Inauguration Day. The president... [Read more of this review]


Politics; Monsters Are Scary. So Are Brilliant Black Women. Politics; Monsters Are Scary. So Are Brilliant Black Women.

(Akiit.com) I was frightened of monsters when I was a child. Not so sure why, but my brother, who loved to plague me, used to tell me they were lurking under my bed. I shook, and I shivered, and I cried for fear that one of those dreaded monsters would rise from under the bed to strangle me. I don’t know what got me over my fear of monsters. Perhaps I realized that my brother got perverse pleasure... [Read more of this review]


African-American Voices Are Loud and Clear at 2020 New York Film Festival. African-American Voices Are Loud and Clear at 2020 New York Film Festival.

(Akiit.com) The lineup at the 2020 New York Film Festival included an impressive array of African diaspora films and the festival’s usual collection of international motion pictures. Attesting to NYFF’s eagerness to hear black voices, the fest featured three main slate films from British director/writer Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) that are part of a five-episode West Indian community-based... [Read more of this review]


Donald Trump Turns His Back On Struggling Americans And Small Businesses. Donald Trump Turns His Back On Struggling Americans And Small Businesses.

(Akiit.com) “Today’s failure to deliver badly needed fiscal assistance to cities of all shapes and sizes is going to amount to increased job losses, decreased public safety and a greatly impaired economic recovery. Cities across the country have been struggling with budget shortfalls for months as a direct result of the pandemic, and hundreds of bipartisan mayors have been echoing the call to congressional... [Read more of this review]


Joe Biden, Stop Letting Donald Trump Get Away with His Law and Order Scam. Joe Biden, Stop Letting Donald Trump Get Away with His Law and Order Scam.

(Akiit.com) Trump made clear from the start of his reelection campaign that his ticket back to the White House would be scamming law and order. The galling thing about this is that Biden and the Democrats let Trump get away with it. Not once in the deluge of Biden hit ads on Trump, not once in their farce of a debate, and not once in the Harris-Pence vice presidential debate was this said. “Mr. President... [Read more of this review]


Vice President Mike Pence’s Calm Conservatism. Vice President Mike Pence’s Calm Conservatism.

(Akiit.com) Thursday morning on Fox Business Network, President Donald Trump announced that since the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the Oct. 15 presidential debate would be conducted virtually to guard against the spread of coronavirus, he would skip it. Of course, shortly after I wrote the above paragraph, the story changed. The Trump campaign called for two live debates, one on Oct.... [Read more of this review]


The Stock Market Likes Joe Biden. The Stock Market Likes Joe Biden.

(Akiit.com) Guess what. The stock market seems to like Joe Biden. More precisely, investors seem to like that his lead in the polls is solid enough to lessen the prospect of President Donald Trump setting off an explosion of doubt, anxiety and possible violence if Biden wins narrowly. “A Clear-Cut Biden Win Is Emerging as a Bull Case for Stocks,” reads a headline on Bloomberg News. Biden’s... [Read more of this review]


African American Community; Broken Faith. African American Community; Broken Faith.

(Akiit.com) Black people occupy a place between hope and despair. We hope our nation will keep its promises – that all people are created equal, that justice is both blind and fair, that truth matters, that there is integrity. We struggle against the imperfections, the racism that is baked in the cake called the United States. We fight to rectify historical wrongs, we pass laws to soften the sting... [Read more of this review]


Film Review; The Forty-Year-Old Version. Film Review; The Forty-Year-Old Version.

(Akiit.com) Forty. Something about that age puts people on a precipice. Too old to be young. Too young to be old. And if your career hasn’t taken off by that age…well. Will it ever? This is the space where The Forty-Year-Old Version resides. A crossroads. Radha Blank, a Harlem-based writer, is known for her NEA Award-winning plays (SEED), TV writing credits (Empire) and producing and writing... [Read more of this review]


Politics; To All Those Who ‘Vote For the Man, Not the party’. Politics; To All Those Who ‘Vote For the Man, Not the party’.

(Akiit.com) “I vote for the man (or woman), not the party” is what millions of Americans say and what, in fact, many do. It is intended as a noble sentiment: “I am not one of those Americans who votes blindly by party; I measure each candidate and then decide which one to vote for.” If there were ever a time when this was a noble sentiment, it would have been when Republicans... [Read more of this review]


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