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Fighting The Sickle Cell Anemia Stigma

April 27, 2007 by  
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Tweet Cure every cell – a sickle cell support group (Akiit.com) There’s quite a lot of stigma toward the whole subject of sickle cell anemia. People can feel guilty because they carry a gene and they choose not to talk about it. So they need to talk about it to start breaking down the barriers […]

African Americans can discard harmful baggage

April 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Combating negative images is just a part of the undeclared war within the black community, fought on multiple fronts. We are up against: “House Negro” fence-sitters. In the antebellum period in the South, such people always saw things through the eyes of their master or boss. No matter how bad things are, these […]

‘Queen of Soul’ Helps Cast her Autobiography,

April 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Akiit.com) — The Queen of Soul is looking for a few good subjects. Auditions for singing and non-singing parts in a musical production based on music legend Aretha Franklin’s autobiography have been scheduled for May 1-3 in suburban Detroit. The musical based on the 1999 best-seller “Aretha: From These Roots” is tentatively […]

University of Virginia shows its regret for slavery

April 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet Board’s resolution includes those who built school’s first buildings (Akiit.com) The University of Virginia’s governing board has adopted a resolution expressing regret for the school’s use of slaves, including those “anonymous laborers” who constructed its first buildings. The resolution, unanimously passed by U.Va.’s board of visitors on April 13 — the 264th birthday of […]

Survey finds New Orleans race bias

April 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet Housing advocates report finds discrimination in properties for rental (Akiit.com) NEW ORLEANS – Blacks already feeling the pinch from a housing shortage in the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina are facing racial discrimination in their search for rental property, a survey by housing advocates found. The survey sent black and white “testers” — […]

NAACP Launches “STOP” Campaign

April 24, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The NAACP recognizes that when it comes to forming ideas and establishing norms, nothing is more influential than the images and concepts delivered into our lives on a daily basis by radio, television, film and the Internet. Those that are given access to the public through mainstream media must be put on notice […]

Future of black men critical to ‘American family’

April 23, 2007 by  
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Tweet WASHINGTON (Akiit.com) – National Urban League President Marc Morial, in NUL’s annual State of Black America address, this week, describes the underachievement of Black males as being among America’s greatest crisis. “This state of underachievement, with its devastating and far-reaching ramifications, is the most serious economic and civil rights challenge we face today,” Morial […]

Are black men dressed as women just a drag?

April 23, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Demeaning images of black women didn’t begin with those conjured by the words of disgraced shock jock Don Imus. There’s the rap music industry — the new focus of public ire — and a decades-long history of black men dressing in drag to portray loud, offensive and usually dark-skinned and obese black women. […]

Pittsburgh’s black paper tallies ‘attacks on us by us’

April 23, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Pittsburgh’s black newspaper, which reaches households in neighborhoods where gun violence happens often, is keeping a running tally of people killed in the city and county — to send a harsh message. The message is as layered as the problem is complex, says New Pittsburgh Courier publisher Rod Doss. But the dominant point […]

Rep. Millender-McDonald dies at 68

April 23, 2007 by  
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Tweet Democratic House member represented Southern California district (Akiit.com) WASHINGTON – Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, a seven-term congresswoman from southern California, died early Sunday of cancer. She was 68. Millender-McDonald died at her home in Carson, said her chief of staff, Bandele McQueen. The congresswoman had asked for a four- to six-week leave of absence from […]

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