Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Sistas, We’re Better Than That!

June 11, 2019 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Weekly Columns

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 […]

3 Effective Ways For Musicians To Get More Fans.

March 11, 2019 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Music, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) The music industry used to be an exclusive club that was incredibly hard to get into. Unless you could convince a record company to sign you and market your music, there was no way that you could find an audience and start selling your albums. But that’s all changed and now so many people […]

Respect – “Black Woman, Black Man”.

October 21, 2018 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) A few years before Aretha Franklin sang “Respect.” Before her, Otis Redding’s version had a laudable meaning, too. When Aretha sang “Respect” in 1967, she turned the song into something women have never let go. The song became a powerful anthem for many, but more so for Black women. It still resonates with us […]

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