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Obama “Might Not Have Been Served at a Local Restaurant”…

January 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “…a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.” President Barack Obama’s line in his inaugural speech was short, pointed and it passed too fast. But the sentiment and the message behind it […]

Peril, Promise and the role of Black leadership…

January 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Once the elation and congratulatory praise for our new president has died down, and the sobering realities take center stage, the damage wrought by the former Bush administration will come into full view. From a lack of accountability to the hubris of the last eight years, the Obama administration has inherited an unprecedented […]

Our president embodies older generation’s dignity…

January 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “The strong men keep a-comin’ on “The strong men git stronger.” — Sterling Brown, poet Although our 44th president is neither a descendant of enslaved Africans nor an offspring of the Jim Crow South, it is clear that the proud tradition of African-American men with roots in the South inform Barack Obama’s persona […]

Finally, a Cold Day in Hell…

January 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I saw them with my own eyes. And not while thumbing through a book or watching some grim PBS documentary or on the evening news. I saw those signs for myself in the early ’60s of my childhood, when my family took a car trip from Oklahoma City, where we lived, to Daddy’s […]

First lady firsts: The other Obama…

January 20, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) To fashionistas, she’s Michelle O, the new Jackie – and they hope she’ll send women to the malls in droves, looking to match her style. Post-feminists see Michelle Obama as one of their own, the having-it-all Harvard-educated lawyer who’s embracing her role as “mom in chief” to two young daughters. African-American women say […]

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