Friday, February 24, 2017


Blacks Return to Labor Market. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

February 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) The Black unemployment rate continued to improve falling from 7.8 percent in December to 7.7 percent in January, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. The labor force participation rate for Blacks, which is the share of workers who are employed or looking for jobs, increased from 61.8 percent in December […]

Black People – Nearly 18 percent US Population by 2060.

February 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Health, Money/Business, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Each year, the Census Bureau recognizes Black History Month by releasing up-to-date statistics that reveal the total Black population, the number of Black-owned businesses and even how many African-American military members are serving the country. Currently, the Black population stands at 46.3 million, up about 1.3 percent from the previous year. The Census Bureau […]

Black Press Is Still Relevant In 2017.

February 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) No one is better equipped to tell your story better than you. And logic stands to reason that no one is better equipped and more passionate about telling our story than us. The stories of Blacks in America are equally as triumphant as they are tragic. And many, if not most, of these […]

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin.

Tweet (Akiit.com) My wife and I went to see Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro. It was based upon James Baldwin’s writings and life experiences. It uses archival footage of Baldwin, pictures and footage of American history and Samuel L. Jackson’s voice reading and sharing some of Baldwin’s thoughts and writings to tell […]

Presidential Election Is Over: It Shouldn’t Feel This Way.

February 11, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Without creating too much knowledge of how chronologically advanced I am, I can honestly say I’ve seen my share of presidential campaigns and have been on both the winning and losing sides personally and in support of other candidates.  I know the glow of excitement that lingers long after Election Day for a successful […]

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