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Lupita Nyongo, Sisterhood & Bougie Liberation,

November 24, 2015 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The arts present opportunities for us to be deeply uncomfortable and yet totally safe. And for me they have become a space for radical transformation. Most recently I was reminded of this during Lupita Nyongo’s performance in Eclipsed, a story of the women of the Liberian civil war, at the Public Theater. The […]

The High Cost of Avoiding Conflict.

November 24, 2015 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Conflict is necessary for growth, but we often avoid it. Sometimes it’s because we feel emotionally insecure when we think about contradicting someone we care about or bringing up a topic that might make them defensive. Yet we might be overestimating the risk of their responding with anger, hurt or resistance to what […]

Ebony Magazine – Honorees on the 30th Annual Power 100 List.

November 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) EBONY® Magazine today released its 70th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Cover. The cover of the December/January issue boldly urges its readers to “Stand For Something”.  With a central focus on advocacy, audacity and the arts, the double issue also rolls out the 2015 Power 100 List, with a header that reads “Power (100) To […]

Paris: Stop the Bleeding.

November 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack. Someone once said that the First World War was the most stupid thing that European nations ever did. Countries […]

21 Years Later: Rwandan Cowards Still Live In Fear Of Paul Kagame.

November 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Africa, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) RWANDA. PRINCIPLES DO NOT ALWAYS WORK : HABYARIMANA’S BIGGEST MISTAKE. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, Rwanda was a feudal kingdom ruled by a Tutsi minority over a Hutu majority. Following the Berlin Conference of 1885 Rwanda came under the suzerainty of Germany which was, itself, replaced as colonial overlord following WW1, by […]

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