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Love in the Time of the Haitian Cholera…

October 29, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Haitian people’s will to survive, and thrive, is mighty. It’s time for black Americans to spread some love to our Caribbean cousins — love that can be felt in tangible ways. I’ve always admired the haunting beauty and sad grace of Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Love in the Time of Cholera. But […]

Is nothing sacred? Tea Party campaigns against Muslim faith…

October 29, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Does the Tea Party hate Muslims? You betcha. And certainly if they are not actually anti-Arab Islamophobes, then they are doing nothing to challenge this portrayal of themselves as religious bigots, not to mention racists. Judson Phillips, the founder of the Tea Party Nation, does not mince words when it comes to his […]

Black opponents of pot legalization are lost in the weeds…

October 29, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It was a surreal scene at the Sacramento press conference called by Bishop Ron Allen and a host of other black ministers and faith leaders last July. They blasted the California NAACP for very publicly and vigorously calling for passage of Proposition 19. The initiative would legalize marijuana possession, cultivation and sale for […]

Why bad-mouthing HBCUs shows little class…

October 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) This was a good season for education. NBC launched “Education Nation,” its intensive, ongoing coverage of education in America. Speaking before a Texas audience, President Obama called education “the economic issue of our time,” and said that he was absolutely committed to making sure that “here in America…nobody is denied a chance to […]

Has Black America Lost It’s Backbone?

October 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) All by-products of African-American ingenuity, Negro spirituals, blues and jazz were created to help African Americans maintain a sense of internal calmness and hope during strife; cultivate, embrace and express individuality; and serve as living connections to and trophies of cultural history, knowledge and heritage. In spite of all the adversities and calamities […]

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