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The Argument Over Black History Month…

February 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) We are now at the end of another Black History Month. We have some Black History in the making, especially with the first Black President. However, some of us are also in the middle of silly arguments over whether or not the tradition of celebrating Black history during one month each year should […]

He Really is President…

February 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) When I was a kid, I thought I wanted to grow up to be a Secret Service man guarding the President. It wasn’t some teenage patriotic urge that drove my motivation. Rather, it was coming up in the post-JFK ’60s during the evolution of network television news coverage. I was fascinated by the […]

Egyptians Are Not My Brothers…

February 12, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I’m not buying the romanticism of sharing the pain of “fellow Africans.” But that doesn’t prevent me from sympathizing with their struggle. John McWhorter is not buying the romanticism of sharing the pain of “fellow Africans.” But that doesn’t prevent him from sympathizing with their struggle. Only now am I becoming able to […]

Single-Minded: On Shonda Rhimes and Deadlines…

February 12, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I showed up to meet the Grey’s Anatomy creator with spit-shined legs, a ripped dress and a major lump in my throat. That turned out to be the easy part. Now I’ve got a movie to write. Last Friday I finally got a deadline. Knowing when to end something is sometimes the only […]

Butt implant death begs question: Do big bottoms lead to the top?

February 11, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “So should I be a glamour model?” 20-year-old ‘CarmellaLondon’ a.k.a. Claudia Aderotimi, self-described model, actress, singer, and dancer, tweeted to her hundred-or-so followers last month. “I wanna be famous.” The young woman’s words take on an eerie new meaning this week as details surrounding her sudden death emerge. Reports show that she died […]

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