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‘Serial’ education plan needed for blacks

June 5, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Virginia, Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina and other states are making serial apologies these days, expressing remorse for past participation in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. As I have said before, while these actions are a good first step, they do not go far enough. The doctrine of White supremacy did not end with slavery. […]

Being ‘mama’s boy’ nothing to brag about

June 5, 2007 by  
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Tweet Sons should be respectful, but able to make sound decisions Being a “mama’s boy” is not a good thing. We don’t really want our sons growing up to be mama’s boys. But after sitting through a loud hip-hop performance by a 15-year-old at Rainbow/PUSH’s women’s luncheon Monday, and then hearing from the relatives of […]

Prioritization or Procrastination – Where Does Your Health Stand?

June 5, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Are you truly living the life you want to live? Are you as healthy and vibrant as you would like to be? Do you wake up every morning refreshed, energized and ready for whatever may come your way? Too many of us today are not able to answer yes to even one of […]

Why I Am Campaigning Against BET

June 5, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I am a rising junior at Spelman College. I am writing to encourage and solicit participation in what is becoming a national campaign to combat the negative, one-dimensional, stereotypical and misogynistic manner in which Black Entertainment Television portrays black men and women. Let me first explain how and why this campaign was started. […]

Breast-cancer progress leaves blacks behind

June 4, 2007 by  
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Tweet Racial gap widens as survival rate improves only for white women (Akiit.com) Black women with advanced breast cancer are faring no better now than they were two decades ago despite improved survival by white women — and the gap appears to be widening, U.S. researchers said on Sunday. Dr. Sharon Giordano of the University […]

Why Father’s Day Saddens Me

June 3, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) As the product of a single-parent home, I always have mixed feelings when Father’s Day rolls around. What could I understand about the importance of fathers when my own formative years were shaped by the absence of one? Much has been written about the negative effects of fatherlessness on black children, and I […]

African Americans and Africa: The Time To Help Is Now

June 3, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It seems that Africa is once again becoming important. There has been a subtle shift in focus on issues concerning Africa. From the genocide in Darfur, to South Africa’s triumphs and struggles as it builds a new country free of the burdens of apartheid, to cracking down on the conflict diamond trade, and […]

4 Pillars We All Need To Stay Healthy

June 3, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Have you ever marveled at the architecture of a well designed building from the outside and were so impressed that you just had to see what the inside looked like? Well many of us may not realize it, but our bodies in and of themselves are also well constructed and excellent architectural designs. […]

Do Blacks Kill Whites Because They’re White?

June 3, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A beleaguered Knoxville, Tennessee police chief Sterling Owen, IV was emphatic in his stern remarks at a press conference in mid-May. There was absolutely no evidence Owen said that the murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom were racially motivated. The chief had to be forceful and direct in his admonition about the […]

Black Population Declines In Washington, DC

June 3, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The District of Columbia’s black population continues to decline, a trend that might soon change the capital’s longtime majority-black status. In 2000, blacks made up 60 percent of Washington’s population. But by 2006 that figure was 55 percent, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. During that time, the number […]

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