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What Do You Call a Black Man With a J.D.?

November 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A “gangbanger,” apparently, if you are the owner of the Boston club that expelled dozens of black Harvard and Yale students and alumni last weekend on suspicion of being criminals. Ask D. Omavi Harshaw, who was there. It was hard to tell if the several dozen black Harvard and Yale graduate students and […]

Why Walter Kimbrough is the ‘hip-hop college president’…

November 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Philander Smith is a small historically black college in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was pretty known for being pretty much unknown. In HBCU circles, Philander Smith didn’t have the name cachet like the Howards and Spelmans of the world, and within the state of Arkansas, it was overshadowed by the larger University of […]

The Failing Promise of Public Education…

November 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) We, the American public, hold it as an article of faith that those responsible for devising and implementing public policy have our best interests at heart. Our best minds are hard at work, striving to make the world a better place. Our elected officials are dedicated to protecting our freedoms, increasing our prosperity, […]

Black kids can’t read: What are you prepared to do about it?

November 12, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The statistics in the November 9, 2010 New York Times article, “Black Boys Score Far Behind White Students,” leave one speechless. According to the report entitled “A Call for Change” released November 8 by urban schools advocacy group the Council for Great City Schools, only 12 percent of black males are proficient reading […]

The case for Clyburn as Minority Whip…

November 12, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) With our country and the Democratic Party at a crossroads, it is important that we have a leadership team in place that recognizes and reflects the strength and diversity of both the Democratic Caucus and our great nation.??? ?As Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, I have worked closely with Congressman James E. […]

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