Saturday, July 22, 2017


Why O.J. Simpson Should Be Freed—And Why It Matters.

July 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) O.J. Simpson won’t go away. I posed the question on my Facebook page “Should O.J. be paroled? It drew an avalanche of responses. Even while respondents hotly protested they didn’t care, they still debated, raged, and fumed on the page about him. He still touches a sore nerve. There is, and never will […]

Black Homeownership Declines In Major Cities.

July 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) For the 12th consecutive year, America’s national homeownership rate has declined, according Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS)’ annual report, “State of the Nation’s Housing 2017.” This year’s report also found these declines vary by race and ethnicity. As some might expect, the steepest homeownership decline occurred in Black communities, where […]

English Language Is American.

July 19, 2017 by  
Filed under Education, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Over the past three hundred years, when foreigners contemplated immigrating to the United States, foremost in their minds was that they wanted to become Americans; sure they wanted better lives; they wanted to attend our universities; some fled oppression in their own countries, but becoming an American was the prime motivating factor in […]

Slavery In Ancient Times.

July 19, 2017 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Too many people believe that slavery is a “peculiar institution.” That’s what Kenneth Stampp called slavery in his book, “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South.” But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd or unusual. It was common among ancient peoples such as the Egyptians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites, Greeks, Persians, Armenians and […]

Liberals & Americans Don’t Mix.

July 19, 2017 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Recently, Gallup published the results of its annual Values and Beliefs poll. The headline of the report speaks for itself: “Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues.” Gallup has been doing this poll since 2001, and the change in public opinion on the moral issues surveyed has been in one direction […]

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