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What’s So Funny About Madea? Nothing.

February 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) I went to see the Tyler Perry movie “Madea Goes to Jail,” in which Perry plays a wise-cracking black grandmother, Madea, short for “Mother Dear” and ebonically pronounced “muh deah.” With an extensive criminal past that includes “supersize stripper,” attempted murderer and check fraud artist, Madea is a near-cult figure among many African […]

The Chris Brown Lesson for Black Men…

February 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Some discussions are simpler than we’d like to think. Sometimes there is only one answer, one response, one appropriate ending to a debate. This in fact would be one of those occasions. A few weeks ago Mo’Kelly mentioned how he worked for the Grammy Awards (NARAS) back in the day and how he […]

President Barack Obama Is Our First Life Coach…

February 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Health, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Barack Obama is the first person of color to be elected President of the United States of America. He is also one of the youngest, least partisan and most technologically savvy, and in my opinion he’s the first president to life coach the country. His campaign used many of the techniques I teach […]

Was Lincoln a racist?

February 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I first encountered Abraham Lincoln in Piedmont, W.Va. When I was growing up, his picture was in nearly every black home I can recall, the only white man, other than Jesus himself, to grace black family walls. Lincoln was a hero to us. One rainy Sunday afternoon in 1960, when I was 10 […]

The new ‘old face’ of conservative opposition…

February 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) With the changing of the executive branch from republican to democratic hands and the subsequent strengthening of the democrat majority in Congress, the inauguration of President Barack Obama found many Americans exhaling a collective breath of relief. As the Bush years came to their celebrated end last January, many Black folk, among millions […]

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