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Census Bureau: Blacks Remained at Economic Rock Bottom Last Year

August 31, 2007 by  
Filed under Health, News

Tweet WASHINGTON (Akiit.com) – Black people in America had less health care last year than they did in 2005 and they remained at the economic rock bottom of America – also below Hispanic-Americans. According to a report released Tuesday by the U. S. Census Bureau, the median household incomes for Black families remained last year […]

Educators must move beyond excuses to empower urban African American males

August 31, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Helping African American males succeed in urban schools can seem like an intractable problem, but applying some basic principles that empower teachers and students is a key part of the answer, finds Vanderbilt University education researcher H. Richard Milner. In a new article in the journal Theory Into Practice, he argues that teachers […]

Reading’s racial disparity

August 30, 2007 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, Health, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Back to School: The First ‘R’ / Race Seven members of the monthly reading group Sisters That Are Readers (STARS) gather at the Homewood Library. Clockwise from bottom left, are Nichole Jordan, M. Gayle Moss, Mercedes Taylor, Velma Harris, Denice Coker, Vivian Shelton and Donna Stilo. When it comes to reading, race can […]

Femi Fatale

August 30, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It would seem a daunting task to step out of the shadow of a man known to his fellow countrymen as “the black president.” But Femi Kuti, son of Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, has managed to embrace his father’s legacy while rising to stardom in his own right. Combining his father’s funk- […]

Decline of the African-American Athlete?

August 28, 2007 by  
Filed under News, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Over 50 years ago, Jackie Robinson’s recruitment into major league baseball marked the beginning of what might be called a Golden Era for African Americans in professional sports. Over the last decade, however, that era appears to be coming to an end. Later, I’ll touch on why this seems to be the case, […]

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