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‘Save the Black Family, Now!’

July 23, 2007 by  
Filed under Health, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) We must develop the character, creativity, consciousness, competence and compassion to save, strengthen and sustain the black family in particular, and all families in general. Our families need real solutions and real transformation. Now is the time for our black leadership to restore and rebuild black families. You don’t have to be a […]

Black Women Want to Be F.A.T.–Fit and Taken

July 19, 2007 by  
Filed under Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) August will be declared Star Jones Reynolds Month. That’s when her article will debut in Glamour Magazine about how she lost weight and the premiere of her new talk show. When Star joined The View, it was one of the highly rated talk shows. What was more impressive was Jones belong to the […]

Hotels owned by blacks growing

July 18, 2007 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News

Tweet (Akiit.com) The old Ferguson Hotel in Charleston is long gone but memory of it, like that of others of the kind in the country, lingers on in the tradition of black-owned hotels that goes way back. Today, such ownership depends more on partners or partnerships than on the enterprising individual or family, say changing […]

Dave Chappelle OK after brief hospitalization

July 18, 2007 by  
Filed under Entertainment

Tweet (Akiit.com) Dave Chappelle was hospitalized over the weekend for exhaustion, his publicist said Tuesday. The 33-year-old comedian checked into an emergency room on Saturday and was released a few hours later, publicist Carla Sims said. “It was exhaustion; he had been traveling,” she said. “He’s fine.” Sims declined to say which hospital Chappelle visited […]

BET Eyes New Networks

July 18, 2007 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Money/Business

Tweet (Akiit.com) _ Beverly Hills–Black Entertainment Television is exploring the launch of several new linear and broadband channels for distribution as early as next year, BET president Debra Lee told Akiit News Sunday. Lee, who spoke to Akiit News immediately after the network’s Television Critics Association tour session here, said the network will look to […]

‘N-word’ not so easy to lay to rest

July 17, 2007 by  
Filed under News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) So they tried to put the n-word to death the other day, placed it into a casket and laid it to rest. Oh, it made for a good public relations effort. The NAACP conducted the ceremony in Detroit, and the evening news showed the video of dignified black men carrying a plain pine […]

Scrutinizing NAACP’s Burial Of The N-Word

July 16, 2007 by  
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Tweet Los Angeles, CA (Akiit.com) – The NACCP and non-affiliates have been performing mock funerals of the n-word around the country, burying the term, its negative connotations, and condescending use. The most recent funeral occurred July 9, 2007, during the NAACP Detroit Convention weekend. The purpose and importance of these mock funerals is being questioned […]

3 Reasons Why Being Black May Shorten Your Life Span

July 16, 2007 by  
Filed under Health, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) The point in time when all we were advised to do to stay healthy was to take an apple a day, to keep the doctor away, is over. Even as recently as 15 years ago we were in fact able to do less and get more, but back then chronic illness was not […]

Star Jones to Open Up About Weight Loss…

July 16, 2007 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News

Tweet (Akiit.com) Star Jones Reynolds says she will address speculation about her dramatic weight loss in a story for Glamour magazine. “I wrote an article because I really wanted to go as in-depth as possible about the way I’ve changed physically over the last 10 years on the air,” Reynolds, 45, said recently while promoting […]

For blacks, skin cancer is rare but dangerous

July 16, 2007 by  
Filed under Health, News

Tweet (Akiit.com) Until it started hurting this spring, about 15 years after first appearing, Garry Freeman never thought much about the dark spot on the underside of his foot. Freeman, an African-American, finally went to a podiatrist, who initially thought it was an infected callus. But a biopsy eventually revealed stage 4 skin cancer and, […]

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