Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Barack Obama and His Pastor—First Not Black Enough—Now is He Too Black?

March 31, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Hey, what happened to all those people who wondered whether Barack Obama was “black enough” to win black votes? Now all I hear is people asking whether he’s too black to win white votes. Those who walk the highwire of crossover politics—black to white and back again—must strike a delicate balance. It was […]

Where Should Conversation on Race Start?

March 30, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) So, we’re going to get honest about race this time? Let’s get started then. If only it were that simple. We’ve had time to digest Sen. Barack Obama’s call for a new, and more frank, examination of the “complexities of race in this country that we’ve never really worked our way through.” Plenty […]

4 Reasons To Kick Your Coffee Habit…

March 30, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Are you the guy or gal that has to stop at Starbucks every morning to get that liquid rush? Would you just have the most terrible day if you were running late for work and had to skip it? If you are, than you make up an estimated 90% of Americans that need […]

African Americans pursuing roots and shared history in Brazil…

March 30, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Semaj Williams, a stress-management consultant from New Jersey, feels Brazil in his past, and his present. ”It’s very clear to me that in another life I was Brazilian,” said the hulking Williams, seated on the shaded patio of a colonial convent-turned-upscale-hotel. “I’m sure of that: Brazil is one of my places.” He is […]

Friend’s death a stark reminder of our mortality…

March 24, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Chicago, Illinois – Time to shape up if you want to collect Social Security… I recently looked at my “Social Security Statement” and realized that I’m one of the hardworking boomers who may never see a dime of this nest egg. After being in the work force full-time for 43 years, and paying […]

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