Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Why we still aren’t safe from Dr. Laura…

August 18, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Many people have wondered how Laura Schlessinger, better known as Dr. Laura, remained on the radio after demonstrating incredible racial insensitivity punctuated by a n-word rant last week during an exchange with a black caller. But Dr. Laura, during her appearance on Larry King Live last night, finally brought some closure to the […]

Could More Blacks in Banking Have Prevented the Meltdown?

August 17, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Some analysts are asking whether “fair inclusion” of minorities in the financial industry would have averted disaster or made it worse… Last month Politico reported on a “little-noticed” section of the Wall Street reform bill. It gives the feds power to kill contracts with firms that fail to initiate workplace diversity. The law […]

Let’s Make a Deal on the N-Word…

August 17, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) White folks will stop using it, and black folks will stop pretending that quoting it is saying it… It’s a delicate business to declare a racial slur taboo. Today a non-black person calling a black one the n-word is treated as morally equivalent to photos of naked children being discovered in one’s desk […]

Why Wyclef’s candidacy could spell trouble for Haiti…

August 16, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – On Tuesday, Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council, or CEP as it is known by its French acronym, will disqualify some of the 34 people who have filed formal applications to become the next president for various reasons. In the past, the thinning of candidates was a routine exercise meant to usher […]

Obama should stand by principles, and his comments on mosque…

August 16, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) On Friday evening while celebrating a Ramadan Iftar dinner at the White House, President Obama did what any president should do. He defended the rights of Americans to practice their religion on America soil. The problem is that on Saturday, bowing to pressure from some Republicans and others, the president became a politician […]

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