Hey President Obama: What If Muslim Terrorists Were Anglo-Saxon?
(Akiit.com) I recently did a “VideoRant” for my website entitled “What if Islamic Terrorists Were White?” (See: mychal-massie.com) I’d like to address that question in a bit more detail.
Remember Obama’s behavior when Sgt. James Crowley (who is white) of the Cambridge Police Department, in accordance with competent police procedure, identified Henry Louis Gates as the homeowner and not... [Read more of this review]
Donald Trump’s 3 Challenges: Himself, Media and Republicans.
(Akiit.com) After finally getting the endorsement of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Donald Trump frittered the goodwill away. Trump called a judge born in Indiana a “Mexican.” Rather than apologize, Trump, at first, doubled and tripled down, until finally saying that he didn’t mean that the judge’s ethnicity equaled bias.
That... [Read more of this review]
“Free State Of Jones” Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Black-White Alliance.
(Akiit.com) Martin Luther King Jr. used to say that “ the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Of course that arc is sometimes so long that it’s hard to see it bend. As someone who has been present at the making of much history and who now has the unique privilege to look back on it, I know better than most how history can inform the present and how forgetting our history... [Read more of this review]
Your Blackness Isn’t Like Mine: Colorism And Oppression Olympics.
(Akiit.com) Monday night, actor and activist Jesse Williams gave a powerful speech at the BET Awards upon receiving the Humanitarian Award, during which he spoke eloquently, passionately, and dare I say — even lovingly to the audience of millions. I have seen hundreds of awards show acceptance speeches and Williams was the first Black man I witnessed stand up and acknowledge the sacrifices of Black... [Read more of this review]
Black Congressman John Lewis Is One of a Kind.
(Akiit.com) I have always had enormous admiration for Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and that admiration increased exponentially when I watched him led dozens of his congressional colleagues to sit-in on the floor of Congress to force a vote on gun control. As the supercilious Paul Ryan called for “decorum” (where is the decorum in a man walking into a nightclub with an automatic weapon and gunning... [Read more of this review]
Supreme Court: The Fraud Goes On.
(Akiit.com) Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress.
But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution’s requirement of “equal protection of the laws,” by voting that racial preferences... [Read more of this review]
Time for California Lawmakers to Dump Prop 209 Affirmative Action Ban.
(Akiit.com) The California legislature and Governor Brown now have all the ammunition they need to do what they should have done years ago. And that’s dump the outdated, outmoded, and grossly harmful Proposition 209. That’s the state amendment passed by voters two decades ago in 1996 that banned the use of race as a factor in college admissions. The ammunition was supplied convincingly by the US... [Read more of this review]
Tech: Where Are The African American And Latina Mark Zuckerbergs And Cheryl Sandbergs?
(Akiit.com) The question, which came from a participant in a minority business empowerment seminar, quieted the room. The answer is simple: “They’re out there. But they don’t have a data plan.”
That seems glib. But truth comes best in a simple package. The digital divide is real. Millions of brilliant, creative thinkers are still left behind, because they don’t have affordable access to... [Read more of this review]
Dealing With Disrespect From Democrats And Republicans.
(Akiit.com) After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of this year’s National Black Political Convention in Gary, Ind., I received quite a few emails asking: What can we do about it?
For anyone who may have missed the column, I noted that in an ultimate show of disrespect, each major presidential candidate declined to appear before the National Black Political... [Read more of this review]
“5” Ways to Bounce Back from Your Bad Day.
(Akiit.com) No matter how positive of a person you are, there will be days that you wish you could undo. Whether you mess up on a project at work, end up in a disagreement with someone, or find out your air conditioner went out and will cost a small fortune to fix, some days just feel like bad days. When it happens, it can be easy to wallow in self-pity or get stuck venting and complaining to anyone... [Read more of this review]
Fear, Fear The American Republic.
(Akiit.com) “This is pre-eminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror, which paralyzes... [Read more of this review]
Fairness for African-American Travelers.
(Akiit.com) You learn a lot about the character of an organization when things go wrong. For the team at Airbnb, hearing the outcry from African American travelers who were denied lodging because of discrimination was one of these moments. I know, because I met with them in San Francisco in early June to discuss this challenge. Everyone I spoke with, including CEO Brian Chesky, Airbnb’s legal, engineering... [Read more of this review]
NAACP to Host 107th Annual Convention in Cincinnati, OH.
(Akiit.com) As the nation prepares for the 2016 presidential election this November, the NAACP 107th Annual Convention, held in Cincinnati from July 16-20, will bring together thousands of members and attendees under the theme “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.” The NAACP’s Annual Convention will feature workshops, discussions and speakers highlighting voter education, voter protection and voter... [Read more of this review]
Purification of Ol America.
(Akiit.com) In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. What’s worse is the official sanction given to such discrimination. Let’s look at some of it.
Visit just about any California men’s prison and you will see that one’s race determines whom he cells... [Read more of this review]
America: Needs More Entrepreneurs, Not More Bureaucrats.
(Akiit.com) Uber, the ride-hailing company, founded in 2009, began operations in San Francisco in 2011, and now has a presence in 449 cities worldwide. From its beginning with just a vision, the firm’s market value, by recent estimates, now exceeds $60 billion dollars.
Uber is just one of many new emerging businesses that are the result of applying new technology to the routine affairs of living.... [Read more of this review]
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