Tuesday, November 30, 2021


Fatherless boys faced with big disadvantage

July 29, 2007 by  
Filed under Health, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) The black males I work with suffer from hopelessness and delusions about life. Many are from single-parent homes and lack positive male role models to encourage, guide, nurture, discipline, and love them. While I applaud black mothers who have tried for centuries to fill this gap, fatherlessness is a major crisis for black […]

Minority health issues often tied to diet, culture

July 29, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Keecha Harris is a registered dietitian, holds a doctorate in public health and is president of Keecha Harris and Associates Inc., a food systems and public health consulting firm. She is also a spokeswoman for the American Dietetics Association, a former columnist for MSN.com and an authority on African-American nutrition. Here is her […]

Getting Black Boys to Read Books

July 29, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Editor’s note: Long-time observers of African American reading habits are alarmed. On public transportation at least, African American romance novels and fiction seem have found a comfortable — and profitable — niche among adults. Rarely seen: history, science, cultural criticism. Even rarer, any book in the hands of a young African American male. […]

Michael Vick Is A Victim of OJ Simpsonitis

July 29, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) With hate Michael Vick mob hysteria raging in the sports world and among the general public it seems Tasha Levin is about the only person that got it right about the embattled Atlanta Falcons quarterback. The Northeastern University student stood outside the federal courtroom in Richmond, Virginia where Vick was arraigned on dogfighting […]

Urban League conference: Blacks must have a vision

July 29, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The spotlight was on politics at the National Urban League conference in St. Louis last week, but the agenda was all about expanding opportunity for black Americans. From pundits to preachers and from executives to teachers, three ideas echoed — lifting up the poor, answering the call to lead and achieving independence through […]

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