Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Film Review; Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.

September 4, 2019 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) So many legendary jazz musicians are gone. Victims of father time. And as they pass, a bit of history does too. When enlightening documentaries revive their memories, we get a do over. For a brief moment, we can appreciate them and their eras, all over again. Director Stanley Nelson is a gifted archivist […]

100 Black Men of America, Inc. to Receive Philanthropy Grant in Honor of Singer-Songwriter Michael Jackson.

July 16, 2019 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) 100 Black Men of America, Inc. today announced it is the recipient of a $20,000 grant, which was provided to the organization by an anonymous donor inspired by the #Honor MJ Campaign. The campaign was created for fans around the world who want to honor Michael Jackson’s life and his exceptional philanthropy in commemoration […]

Sistas, We’re Better Than That!

June 11, 2019 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I can’t remember a time in my adult life when I wasn’t working on justice issues on behalf of people in my community. I’ve worked for the benefit of women who shared my views and some who, but it’s rare that I’m embarrassed about something women are doing. Lately, I’ve taken the time to […]

Black Films and Artists Thrive at The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

Tweet (Akiit.com) The 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival featured films, docs, shorts, TV, tech seminars and immersive experiences. It was a 21stcentury gathering place for filmmakers, artists and fans. Black films, directors, actors and artists shared the glory and attention with other contemporaries who were proud to have TFF as an international venue. As the festival inches towards […]

Comcast Formally Launches Afro and Cleo, 2 New Black-Centric Networks.

Tweet (Akiit.com) During a star-studded evening complete with a Red Carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Comcast formally announced the addition of two television networks that highlights the company’s commitment to diversity. TV One’s Cleo TV and Afrotainment’s Afro are the latest independent channels to receive broad distribution on Comcast’s cable systems. “African Americans […]

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