Wednesday, July 18, 2018


2018: Black Films and Artists Highlight the Tribeca Film Festival.

Tweet (Akiit.com) The 17thannual Tribeca Film Festival provided an urban showcase for 96 feature films. The fest’s documentaries outshined the narrative and international features, while a host of TV shows, shorts, tech seminars, immersive experiences and special events also filled out the programming. Black films, filmmakers, actors and artists basked in the glow of a festival […]

Dr. Thomas Sowell’s Latest Myth-Buster.

Tweet (Akiit.com) I don’t mind saying that this column represents a grossly understated review of “Discrimination and Disparities,” just published by my longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell. In less than 200 pages, Sowell lays waste to myth after myth not only in the United States but around the globe. One of those myths is […]

Honouring Black History Month.

April 27, 2017 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) With Black History Month having just passed, it’s given plenty of time to pause for thought. There are so many African Americans who have contributed to enriching our lives. In honour of Black History Month, below you’ll find a list of some of the best books written by scholars and exceptional writers. The books […]

A Must Read Author Tonya Bolden’s New Book on Black “Pathfinders”.

February 17, 2017 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I love Black History, and so revel in Black History Month. Not that Black History should be constrained to a month. Indeed, when I wrote my book “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History” in 2010, I hoped that some folks would touch the book each day and talk about the […]

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 […]

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