Monday, December 5, 2022


Census Bureau: Blacks Remained at Economic Rock Bottom Last Year

August 31, 2007 by  
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Tweet WASHINGTON (Akiit.com) – Black people in America had less health care last year than they did in 2005 and they remained at the economic rock bottom of America – also below Hispanic-Americans. According to a report released Tuesday by the U. S. Census Bureau, the median household incomes for Black families remained last year […]

Educators must move beyond excuses to empower urban African American males

August 31, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Helping African American males succeed in urban schools can seem like an intractable problem, but applying some basic principles that empower teachers and students is a key part of the answer, finds Vanderbilt University education researcher H. Richard Milner. In a new article in the journal Theory Into Practice, he argues that teachers […]

Reading’s racial disparity

August 30, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Back to School: The First ‘R’ / Race Seven members of the monthly reading group Sisters That Are Readers (STARS) gather at the Homewood Library. Clockwise from bottom left, are Nichole Jordan, M. Gayle Moss, Mercedes Taylor, Velma Harris, Denice Coker, Vivian Shelton and Donna Stilo. When it comes to reading, race can […]

Femi Fatale

August 30, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It would seem a daunting task to step out of the shadow of a man known to his fellow countrymen as “the black president.” But Femi Kuti, son of Nigerian Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, has managed to embrace his father’s legacy while rising to stardom in his own right. Combining his father’s funk- […]

Decline of the African-American Athlete?

August 28, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Over 50 years ago, Jackie Robinson’s recruitment into major league baseball marked the beginning of what might be called a Golden Era for African Americans in professional sports. Over the last decade, however, that era appears to be coming to an end. Later, I’ll touch on why this seems to be the case, […]

Mounting Racial Tensions ‘Resegregating’ America, Activists Say

August 28, 2007 by  
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Tweet WASHINGTON (Akiit.com) – More than 100 years since W.E.B. DuBois declared that the “color line” would be the key problem of the 20th Century, civil rights activists and race experts now say the problem of racial tensions are still so pervasive in the 21st Century that some have labeled it as a resegregation. “It’s […]

New research links black suicides and religious community

August 28, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Black suicide can be lessened through the influence of religious communities, according to new UA research. The study done by UA sociology professor Kevin Fitzpatrick intended “to focus the question on whether or not religion was important, particularly in a community where religion has been, and often still is, playing a central and […]

Perspectives vary wildly on the state of Black men in America

August 28, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) PBS’s Washington Week host and managing editor Gwen Hill posed that question at an August 10 panel discussion titled “What Does It Mean to be a Black Man?” Perhaps no segment of the American population has been more analyzed than Black males. They have been the subject of dozens of academic studies and […]

Assimilate if you must, but please be honest about it!

August 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I think that black folk who want to assimilate need to be honest about this. All too often, black folk are assimilating and promoting assimilation but are refusing to be open about what they really stand for. Why is it so difficult for black people who assimilate to acknowledge that this is what […]

Press Release: Omillio Sparks back in Black Hollywood! Sketchin the Roc-a-Fella Blueprint with the Launch of Colossal Films…?

August 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) 8/26/2007- New York, NY- Omillio Sparks is back on the movie scene with the launch of Colossal Films. Colossal Films, is a new division underneath Colossal Entertainments music umbrella that will mass market and distribute urban street movies. Sparks was once a prominent actor for his former label Rocafella Records, and starred as […]

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