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Obama’s deficit plans run into economic reality…

April 22, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) President Barack Obama headed west to sell his big picture deficit-reduction plan. But many people are waiting for a quick fix to their own economic problems caused chiefly by persistent unemployment and the crippled housing market. Audiences in California and Nevada understood why it’s important to get a handle on the deficit over […]

One year later: Gulf Coast is still not whole…

April 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Today marks the one-year anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster. For 153 days, Gulf communities suffered as their economic, environmental and health care realities were shaken. Many of the area’s residents are still left with questions of when their lives will be restored. While BP’s efforts, under government supervision, have made […]

Green movement returns to grassroots on Earth Day…

April 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Environmental and health protection in America has always been a grassroots, community-powered movement. The first Earth Day took shape more than 40 years ago, when people came together in their communities to demand clean air to breathe, healthy water to drink and swim in, and safe lands to build homes, businesses and churches. […]

The Truth Behind the Tyler Perry Haymaker…

April 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I’m so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘this is a coon, this is a buffoon.’ I am sick of him talking about black people going to see […]

Black women’s hair loss tied to braiding, weaving: study…

April 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Very tight braiding or weaving may be linked to a permanent type of hair loss that affects many African American women, according to a U.S. study. Prolonged pulling at the hair strands may cause inflammation of the hair follicle, which has been showed to lead to scarring. In principle, this could lead to […]

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