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Obama’s speech seen by 38 million-plus viewers…

August 30, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) NEW YORK, NY — Barack Obama’s audience for his acceptance speech likely topped 40 million people, and the Democratic gathering that nominated him was a more popular television event than any other political convention in history. More people watched Obama speak from a packed stadium in Denver on Thursday than watched the Olympics […]

Boys will be Boys–Sometimes, Men Will,Too…

August 26, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I’d just lowered myself onto a stool at the counter and was reaching for a laminated breakfast menu when, from somewhere behind me, came: “…You remind me of the people who was against the Wright Brothers. Listen, they got this pill–I’m usin’ it.” Through the reflection of a shiny vintage toaster on the […]

How America Killed Us…

August 26, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) As a people, we have been dying since we came to this land and built it on our backs for free. Slavery gutted Africa, taking its most vibrant and vigorous men and women in childbearing years. It took or slaughtered young strong women and men. That completely destroyed the natural cycle of that […]

Poverty Still Missing from the Presidential Candidate’s Vocabulary on Katrina Third Anniversary…

August 26, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Presumptive presidential contender Barack Obama and Republican rival John McCain have made splashy, big media photo op visits to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast since the Katrina horror. Obama says he will push a sweeping and costly Katrina recovery plan. McCain, on the other hand, took some heat for voting against the […]

Race, Religion and Politics: Trying To Fix The Presidency…

August 21, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The most interesting thing that one comes away with in the “made for television” civil discussion at Rick Warren’s church is that race escapes neither politics nor religion, and ageism doesn’t really play role in determining intellectual qualification of the Presidency. When it comes to Barack Obama, everybody has a call on what […]

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