Wednesday, April 26, 2017


THE BRIDGE: The Death of The Black Activist

July 31, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “How long shall they kill our prophets, while we stand aside and look? Some say it’s just a part of it, we’ve got to fulfill the book.” —Bob Marley *My column evokes starkly divergent emotions from person to person. For people who are the target of my chastisements, the emotional response is typically […]

Is Black America Any Better After Integration?

July 31, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Racial integration has failed because it has barely been tried. – John Hope Franklin, black historian and author The screams of hatred and the horrific stares encountered in her walk to the front door of Little Rock’s Central High is a scene that Elizabeth Eckford will never forget. To imagine that America once […]

Drug use called No. 1 AIDS risk for black and Hispanic men

July 31, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Drug use and the resulting risky behavior are the biggest factors in the spread of HIV/AIDS in the United States, and Hispanic and black men are more likely to be infected this way than others, an AIDS expert told a national AIDS conference in Miami Beach on Monday. ”Drugs, whether you inject them, […]

What Works: Role models of excellence

July 29, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “I sure hope Timothy doesn’t come to school today.” It was when that thought came to mind, says Frederica Wilson, surveying the faces at the conference table in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools headquarters, that she knew she had a problem. After all, she was a school principal, a black woman. And Timothy […]

Together, we can save the next generation

July 29, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Black men are in big trouble. And if black men are in trouble, the black family and the whole black community are also in trouble. America has already lost one whole generation of black boys to poor education, chronic unemployment and underemployment, hyper-incarceration, and senseless violence. Many black men seem to be in […]

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