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Why the GOP won’t stop playing the race card…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan could have saved his breath when he furiously demanded that GOP leaders denounce the blatant racists among them. The loud chorus from other Democrats, civil rights leaders, and even an online petition from an advocacy group begging the GOP to speak out against its naked bigots is a good […]

Jobs Vanish for African Americans…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A congressional report reveals the dire details, but does one sector have a strategy that will help turn the tide? As the Great Recession’s scythe slices through industries, states, cities and neighborhoods, African Americans have received the most devastating wound. Blacks, and particularly African-American males, have suffered disproportionate rates of unemployment and underemployment […]

The Back Story on Passing Health Care Reform…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The President of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama, signed into law universal health care coverage for every American, for the first time ever in our nation’s history. It was a long time coming. Almost 100 years. The United States was the last industrialized nation to do so. The construction of […]

Three ways to fix the ‘State of Black America’…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The National Urban League today released its annual “State Of Black America” report. Such a report should be done, as a way to annually assess our progress and challenges. However, the “State Of Black America” report would be much more valuable if there was a paradigm shift in three areas: 1. The report […]

Black joblessness is Obama’s next big challenge…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) President Obama earned well-deserved accolades for his dogged fight to make a much needed, and long overdue comprehensive health care reform a reality. The president can and should savor the victory and feat. But there’s another equally hard battle that desperately needs to be fought, and that’s the fight to dent the massive […]

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