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How to Reduce Black Unemployment…

January 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Find jobs for the 650,000 ex-cons who come home every year, as several really good programs are already doing. In an ideal America, our president would have told us Tuesday night about his plan not only for fixing the jobs crisis but also for making it so that the crisis wasn’t twice as […]

Is ‘gaming the system’ ever justified?

January 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In 2004, rappers M-1 and stic.man, together known as the politically-charged rap group Dead Prez, released the lead single to their sophomore album (Revolutionary But Gangsta), “Hell Yeah (Pimp the System).” The song and accompanying video detail various money-making schemes, all of the illegal variety, from the long-con of defrauding major credit card […]

Steve Harvey has no business giving relationship advice…

January 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) This week, Steve Harvey, comedian extraordinaire and self-proclaimed expert on black love, saw his own personal life flung into the spotlight when his ex-wife posted a series of videos on YouTube airing her dirty laundry with the so-called “King of Comedy.” Mary Shackelford was married to Harvey for ten years and has a […]

Is Will Smith merchandizing his kids?

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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Jacksons. The Osmonds. The Winans. And now let’s add the Smiths to the list. In the tradition of showbiz families, looks like Will and Jada Smith are in fast pursuit to transform their family into an entertainment dynasty. Will Smith’s newest stage dad project is remaking the classic Hollywood film Annie, starring […]

Eddie Long’s ‘speak no evil’ strategy seems to be working…

January 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In years past, Eddie Long’s attendance at any event associated with the Trumpet Awards, an annual event founded by media pioneer and civil rights activist Xernona Clayton in 1993 to honor African-American achievement, would merely serve as a photo opportunity significant to black Atlanta and perhaps the larger Christian community at most. Since […]

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