Monday, January 25, 2021


Politics

Can the ‘GOP’ Party Be Saved? Can the ‘GOP’ Party Be Saved?

(Akiit.com) With the apparent defection of Mitch McConnell from the Trump camp, the Republican Party finds itself in a major identity crisis. Is it the... 


Militant African-American Voices Silent. Militant African-American Voices Silent.

(Akiit.com) If you’ve ever wondered if there are fewer Black militant voices in the public square today, then you are not alone. My theory about the... 


Joe Biden’s Mask Mandate Retreat Is a Hopeful Sign. Joe Biden’s Mask Mandate Retreat Is a Hopeful Sign.

(Akiit.com) “If I’m your president,” Joe Biden promised at the Democratic National Convention last summer, “on day one we’ll... 


Americans remain convinced Donald Trump won. Americans remain convinced Donald Trump won.

(Akiit.com) Tens of millions of Americans remain convinced that Trump won the recent election, as confirmed by polling. This reinforces President Trump’s... 


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Religion

No Sacred Cows; I Must Respond To Those Who Criticized My Words Against A Few Pastors. No Sacred Cows; I Must Respond To Those Who Criticized My Words Against A Few Pastors.

(Akiit.com) I always knew that there were some “sacred cows” within Black America. Meaning issues or people that are never to be discussed or addressed... 


Spiritual Talk; A Sharp Tongue Cuts from the Inside Out. Spiritual Talk; A Sharp Tongue Cuts from the Inside Out.

(Akiit.com) Growing up, I was never a student of the Bible even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind of Christians there were: the love-filled... 


Its An Ecumenical Matter: Embracing Those From Other Religions. Its An Ecumenical Matter: Embracing Those From Other Religions.

(Akiit.com) It is all too easy to see our own beliefs as superior to those of others. Whether they are religious, political or otherwise. However, such... 


5 Truths Most Americans Are Afraid to Say. 5 Truths Most Americans Are Afraid to Say.

(Akiit.com) Our world can be a dark place. There is abundant evidence of this, but one recent example was a threat of possible violence tied to the October... 


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News

Can the ‘GOP’ Party Be Saved? Can the ‘GOP’ Party Be Saved?

(Akiit.com) With the apparent defection of Mitch McConnell from the Trump camp, the Republican Party finds itself in a major identity crisis. Is it the older, reliably worthless Democrat Party of twenty years ago, or is it the party of Donald Trump? Does it go along to get along, or does it actually stand for something? No organized body can continue to exist without a clear purpose that its members... [Read more of this review]


Militant African-American Voices Silent. Militant African-American Voices Silent.

(Akiit.com) If you’ve ever wondered if there are fewer Black militant voices in the public square today, then you are not alone. My theory about the phenomenon is that young Blacks coming up today would much rather be an American Idol or a first-round draft pick than be the town radical. Fewer and fewer folks are complaining about the inherent injustice in the systems that surround us; rather, more... [Read more of this review]


Joe Biden’s Mask Mandate Retreat Is a Hopeful Sign. Joe Biden’s Mask Mandate Retreat Is a Hopeful Sign.

(Akiit.com) “If I’m your president,” Joe Biden promised at the Democratic National Convention last summer, “on day one we’ll have a national mask mandate.” Now that Biden is the president, his policy has changed from a general requirement to an executive order that applies only on federal property and interstate transportation. While supporters of a nationwide face... [Read more of this review]


Americans remain convinced Donald Trump won. Americans remain convinced Donald Trump won.

(Akiit.com) Tens of millions of Americans remain convinced that Trump won the recent election, as confirmed by polling. This reinforces President Trump’s statement earlier this month to the huge crowd of more than 250,000 supporters who filled the large space from the White House to the Washington Monument that “we won this election.” Last week a new report from the White House explains... [Read more of this review]


Tech & Politics; Freedom of Speech Slipping Away. Tech & Politics; Freedom of Speech Slipping Away.

(Akiit.com) As the new Biden-Harris administration assumes power, the most basic American freedom of speech and expression is under unprecedented threat. For the first time ever, I am concerned about my freedom to do my work, to run a policy institute addressing issues of culture, race and poverty from a conservative perspective. Technology — the internet — which was largely nonexistent... [Read more of this review]


Can Joe Biden Sec State Continue the ‘Tougher Approach’ on China? Can Joe Biden Sec State Continue the ‘Tougher Approach’ on China?

(Akiit.com) President Joe Biden‘s incoming secretary of state, Antony Blinken, agrees former President Donald Trump’s administration got communist China right. During his Jan. 19 Senate confirmation hearing, Blinken told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: “President Trump was right in taking a tougher approach to China. I disagree very much with the way that he went about it... [Read more of this review]


Politics; The Mission for the Conservative Movement in 2021. Politics; The Mission for the Conservative Movement in 2021.

(Akiit.com) As we approach the end of 2020—a year with a deadly pandemic, a crushing economic shutdown, brutal riots, and a contested presidential election—it often feels as though things can’t get any worse. Yet the political left sees these very moments when the American people are overwhelmed and exhausted as opportunities to push its destructive agenda. It won’t stop promoting socialist... [Read more of this review]


Deep South Politics; Pandemic Relief and the Georgia Elections. Deep South Politics; Pandemic Relief and the Georgia Elections.

(Akiit.com) Fair warning: this isn’t a traditional Christmas-week column. If we think of clarity as a kind of gift, though, we can be grateful that the effort to pass a much-needed COVID-19 relief bill in the waning days of this Congress makes one thing crystal clear: hurting families and small businesses will be abandoned if Republicans keep control of the U.S. Senate by winning Georgia’s Jan.... [Read more of this review]


2020: United States Of America’s Wake-Up Call. 2020: United States Of America’s Wake-Up Call.

(Akiit.com) Who could have predicted how dreadful a year 2020 would be. By this New Year’s Eve, 19 million to 20 million Americans will have contracted a deadly virus in a pandemic that exploded out of China to carry off 333,000 Americans, one of every 1,000 of us. As 2021 begins, Americans will be dying at the rate of 10,000 a week and contracting the virus at a rate of more than 1 million new... [Read more of this review]


2020; HUD Is Bringing Families Home for the Holidays. 2020; HUD Is Bringing Families Home for the Holidays.

(Akiit.com) For the first time, Ashley will spend the holiday season with her children in a home of her own. Previously, Ashley was a renter that struggled financially and never thought she could ever afford to purchase her own home. Ashley was driven, though, and sought support through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program. The wraparound services... [Read more of this review]


BIG Tech Giant Google Dabbing Into Politics. BIG Tech Giant Google Dabbing Into Politics.

(Akiit.com) It is true that Google is not imprisoning dissenters in a vast network of prison camps, similar to what Alexander Solzhenitsyn described in “The Gulag Archipelago.” But there is a good reason that retired NYU professor Michael Rectenwald titled his 2019 book “Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom.” The reach and power of the social media... [Read more of this review]


Economics & Politics; Stimulus Or Relief? Economics & Politics; Stimulus Or Relief?

(Akiit.com) Demos is a Greek word which refers to the common people of a nation, the populace.  It is the root word for many other words to which we often refer.  Democratic, Demonstrations, Demonstrators, Demography, Demographics, Demographer, Demobilize and Democracy are some of those terms which come to mind. Ideally and in the scheme of history, Democracy is a noble idea.  The concept of... [Read more of this review]


Movie Review; The Closet. Movie Review; The Closet.

(Akiit.com) A child becomes a demon. It’s a cliché in the horror film genre. So how does a smart filmmaker avoid the obvious and create the new? This way. He’s a mess. A recent car accident has taken the life of Sang-won’s (Jung-woo Ha, The Handmaiden) wife. The crash haunts him. As a busy architect, he’s overseeing the building of a new museum and raising his young needy daughter Yi Na... [Read more of this review]


Film Review; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Film Review; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

(Akiit.com) Who’s the Mother of the Blues? Better say Ma Rainey! 1927. It’s a steamy Chicago summer, just like the rest. Hot. Humid. Even the streets are sweating. Ma (Viola Davis) comes up from Georgia to Chi-town to make an album. Her quartet arrives before she does, practicing in a cramped recording studio rehearsal room. Cutler (Colman Domingo, If Beale Street Could Talk), the so-called bandleader,... [Read more of this review]


Americans, What More Can We Expect? Americans, What More Can We Expect?

(Akiit.com) As I write today, our nation has reached significant milestones, which in their differences are connected. We’ve experienced the loss of a QUARTER OF A MILLION Americans to COVID-19. We’ve moved toward a total infection rate of 12 million. This upswing in the disease has overburdened and threatens to break our healthcare system. Under the weight of COVID, many hospitals are unable... [Read more of this review]


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