Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Morehouse wants men with class…

December 8, 2008 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, News

Tweet (Akiit.com) William Tweedle, a residence hall director at Morehouse College, wants students at the historically black men’s school to get “In the Zone.” That’s the zone where there’s no cursing, no saggin’ pants, and no use of the word whose plural spelled backward is “saggin.’ ” All are beneath the image of the Morehouse […]

Angelou Writing a Poem About Obama…

November 10, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Upon his election in 1992, Bill Clinton — affectionately referred to as the nation’s first black president — asked Maya Angelou to compose a poem and read it at his inauguration. Angelou feels a new poem welling up inside her following Barack Obama’s election, but she does not expect another command performance. “I’m […]

Leading black bookstore closes

January 24, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Karibu Books chain, based in the Washington, D.C., area and one of the few remaining retailers to specialize in black books, is closing after 15 years. “We sincerely thank each and every one of you for your patronage and support,” Karibu CEO Simba Sana wrote in an e-mail to customers. “We are […]

Press Release: “Speak Up”…You Don’t Have “Real” Friends Anyway!

September 1, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Antioch, CA For many people, speaking their mind can be so intimidating that they simply would prefer to bite their tongue in the spirit of getting along. However, holding your true feelings inside is one of the most toxic forms of self-destruction (disease). In fact, those friends that frown upon you for “speaking […]

Reading’s racial disparity

August 30, 2007 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, Health, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Back to School: The First ‘R’ / Race Seven members of the monthly reading group Sisters That Are Readers (STARS) gather at the Homewood Library. Clockwise from bottom left, are Nichole Jordan, M. Gayle Moss, Mercedes Taylor, Velma Harris, Denice Coker, Vivian Shelton and Donna Stilo. When it comes to reading, race can […]

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