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Ike Turner jailed on old warrant in LA

May 18, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Ike Turner spent a night in jail after he was arrested on a 1989 narcotics warrant that turned out to be invalid, police said. The 75-year-old musician and ex-husband of Tina Turner was spotted on Interstate 405 in the San Fernando Valley about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday. Police officers saw his 2002 silver Mercedes-Benz […]

Yolanda King Was More Than King’s Daughter

May 17, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The applause was loud and sustained virtually every moment that Yolanda King was on stage performing her one-woman theatrical performance. The audience beamed with love, joy and most importantly appreciation for her. This writer did too as I sat spellbound in the first row of the Los Angeles church where King performed. The […]

Finding Ways to Better School African American Boys

May 17, 2007 by  
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Tweet Group Proposes Mentors, Single-Sex Classrooms (Akiit.com) Maryland – A new report by a statewide task force that paints a grim picture of how African American male students are faring in Maryland’s public schools and universities recommends strengthening mentor programs, encouraging more black men to be teachers and providing more academic support for those who […]

Wyclef, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie Join Initiative To Help Millions Lose Weight

May 16, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Wyclef Jean, Steve Harvey, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh and a host of other performers have joined forces to support the “50 Million Pound Challenge,” designed to address obesity in the black community and help millions of African Americans lose weight. Spearheaded by celebrity physician Dr. Ian Smith of VH-1’s Celebrity Fit Club […]

Black community must redefine ‘a real man’

May 16, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Savannah, GA Responsibility and achievement, not violence, are the mark of a true man. “A new life started when I started going to Savannah Technical College. Everything is so positive, fresh and great.” John Weldon, as told to his teacher Geveryl Robinson, on March 19. On May 1, 2007, John Weldon was murdered. […]

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