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Decades later, war on drugs is still a loser

December 29, 2007 by  
Filed under Health, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) You don’t hear much about the nation’s “war on drugs” these days. It’s a has-been, a glamorless geezer, a holdover from bygone days. Its glitz has been stolen by the “war on terror,” which gets the news media hype and campaign trail rhetoric. Railing against recreational drug use and demanding that offenders be […]

Miss Black Florida USA to compete in Africa…

December 29, 2007 by  
Filed under Africa, News

Tweet (Akiit.com) Without stage experience, pageant parents, or crown fever, Eunice Cofie, 27, of Tallahassee, succeeded earlier this year in winning the title of Miss Black Florida USA. “A friend came to me and told me that I should really consider being a part of it, but I simply blew it off. I thought it […]

Essence Editor Is Leaving Magazine…

December 28, 2007 by  
Filed under News, Press Releases

Tweet (Akiit.com) Susan L. Taylor, the longtime editor and driving force behind Essence, the magazine aimed at black women, is leaving the publication after 37 years to devote more time to an organization she founded to help troubled children. Ms. Taylor, 61, joined Essence in 1970, the year it was first published, as a freelance […]

Why don’t blacks “Buy American”?

December 26, 2007 by  
Filed under Health, Money/Business, News

Tweet (Akiit.com) In a Capitol Hill briefing, the head of the nation’s oldest black business organization said his National Business League (NBL) is addressing the problem with a focus on “creating more well-paying jobs for African- Americans“. NBL President W. Ronald Evans says that the solution is: “For America to secure economic prosperity now as […]

Does Denzel Always Have to Represent?

December 26, 2007 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) For most of his career, Denzel Washington has been the epitome of a “race man” — a well-mannered, well-intentioned role model thoroughly committed to black uplift. He’s maintaining that tradition in “The Great Debaters,” a new film in which he plays a champion debate coach in the segregated South. But his recent portrayal […]

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