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The Giving of Thanks…

November 25, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us.’ –Malcolm X *The above quote from Malcolm X is in reference to the celebration of the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock in what they would call New England, ultimately creating the Mayflower Compact and laying the foundation for the United States. Malcolm […]

Marketing Madness…

November 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) If I hadn’t already seen the movie Couples Retreat I would not have spent my precious time doing so after hearing the latest about the people in charge of marketing the movie. In case you haven’t heard, advertisers have been accused of using poor judgment at best and being racist at worst. The […]

Obama Back to Work on Afghanistan, Jobs and Health…

November 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will have scant time to rest up from his eight-day Asia trip. On Saturday, two days after his return to Washington, the Senate plans a make-or-break vote on his hard-fought plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. Obama also confronts a difficult choice on strategy and […]

Oprah is going out on her ‘OWN’…

November 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Last week Oprah finally made it official. “The Oprah Winfrey Show“, as we know it, will end in 2011, rounding out 25 seasons of national syndication. It’s not as dismal as it sounds though. Oprah isn’t retiring; she’s actually upgrading. After all, black women don’t score their own network every day. To ensure […]

Stress of racism can cause premature births for black moms…

November 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Last week, the March of Dimes issued a report card for the United States preterm birth rate. The U.S. got a “D.” More than 540,000 babies are born too early. A baby is considered “pre-term” if it is born before 37 weeks. According to the Institute of Medicine, preterm births and complications (breathing […]

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