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Did Chris Brown shed crocodile tears for Michael Jackson?

June 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) For better or worse (some would say the latter), the BET Awards has become one of the premier events in entertainment, particularly for hip-hop and R&B. Throughout its nine-year existence, the star-studded annual celebration has provided viewers with ample fodder for debates about the state of music and popular culture. While one could […]

Why there should be a black backlash against BET…

June 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Most decent, educated, hard working black Americans have their own particular reason for disliking the BET Awards. All the while, it must be acknowledged that there are some Americans who love the show. Finally, there are those who love to watch the show so they can talk about how much they hate it. […]

When Fathers Fall Somewhere Between Awesome and Absentee…

June 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Father’s Day can be a dilemma when you have a complicated relationship with your dad… I’m a loiterer in the Hallmark aisle of the drugstore, trying to choose a card. This struggle is my Father’s Day tradition. Alongside images of barbecue grills and sporting equipment, the cards are generously strewn with terms like […]

The New Middle Passage…

June 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Think Abraham Lincoln freed all the slaves back in 1863? Think again. And then get angry. Very, very angry… On this Juneteenth, I am thinking of those who are not yet free. Most of them are girls. Born in America. Every year in this country, between 100,000 and 300,000 children–most of whom are […]

Will Obama finally break our oil addiction?

June 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Two surreal things happened within the span of two days. In his televised address, President Obama again sternly warned that the nation must break its dependency on oil. He again called on Congress to pass an energy bill that would vastly expand our hunt for and use of alternative and renewable energy sources. […]

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