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Arizona enacts ban on abortions based on gender, race…

March 30, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into law a controversial bill that makes the state the first in the nation to outlaw abortions performed on the basis of the race or gender of the fetus. The move comes as anti-abortion groups across the nation try to seize on gains made by political […]

Nightly News stays mum on GE’s $0 tax bill…

March 30, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) As the New Yorker’s former press critic, A.J. Liebling, famously said, “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” Perhaps that quotation is framed somewhere in a boardroom at the General Electric Corp., which owns NBC News. In spite of robust profits of $14.2 billion worldwide, GE has calculated […]

Africa turns to cellphones for better health…

March 30, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) JOHANNESBURG — The text message arrives with life-saving discretion: a neutral “see you at the clinic tomorrow” to remind patients to pick up a fresh batch of anti-AIDS drugs. The free texts from South Africa’s largest HIV treatment site are part of a push in Africa to boost health by targeting the continent’s […]

Why I’m Watching…

March 30, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) On the evening of March 23, 2011, Jacob Lusk had his Moment. In just one minute and fifty-six seconds–the length of his compact, impassioned rendition of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s 1968 soul classic, “You’re All I Need To Get By”– Lusk, a 23 year-old church boy from Compton, California, had the kind […]

Can black America turn the South blue?

March 24, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The portrait of black America has changed dramatically over the course of the past decade. Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows significant demographic changes and shifts happening throughout the country and perhaps a reversal of the Great Migration as more and more blacks return to the South. Take for instance […]

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