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100 Black Men of America Appoints New CEO

May 23, 2007 by  
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Tweet Twenty Year Old Youth Services Organization Taps Former Booz Allen Executive to Take the Lead ATLANTA, May 23 /Akiit.com/ — 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (100) announced today the appointment of Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. executive, John B. Hammond, III to the position of chief executive officer for the organization. In this position, […]

How young black men learn that life is cheap

May 20, 2007 by  
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Tweet Crime | The tragic shooting of South Side honor student Blair Holt stems from ‘a combustible blend of cultural and racial baggage’ (Akiit.com) Chicago – The senseless and heartbreaking murder of Blair Holt 10 days ago drew community rage and made headline news only because Holt was an exemplary honor student at Julian High […]

Hip Hop’s (Still) Invisible Women

May 18, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) With all the talk about Hip Hop activism, I have to ask, “Where is women’s activism within Hip Hop?” From my vantage point, what the recent Don Imus affair brought painfully to light is that generally, Black women within Hip Hop are to be ogled in music videos, insulted in the name of […]

JOSEPH C. PHILLIPS: The Seven R’s

May 18, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I lured my sons into the garage to help me look for some long lost document with the promise of buried treasure. We never found the document I was looking for. However, while sorting through some of my father’s old papers that were mixed up with mine, I came across something entitled “The […]

Anti-education mind-set hurts black boys, study says

May 18, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Cleveland – The achievement gap separating black boys from just about everyone else springs from a powerful, anti-education culture rising in the black community, a local black think tank argues in a new report. Parents who undervalue education, and a mass media that peppers youth with the quick, shallow rewards of hip-hop lifestyle, […]

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