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Jena, O. J. and the Jailing of Black America

September 30, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) THE miscarriage of justice at Jena, La. — where five black high school students arrested for beating a white student were charged with attempted murder — and the resulting protest march tempts us to the view, expressed by several of the marchers, that not much has changed in traditional American racial relations. However, […]

THE BRIDGE: Understanding Power

September 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” —Frederick Douglass, 1857 *It is no secret to anyone with a brain that men and women in America are nearly at war. At best, there is a major void of misunderstanding. At worst, there is a huge struggle over power. […]

Why young black men could use a little kick in the pants

September 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Be Our Guest Dear brothers (do you mind if I call you brothers?), Have you heard about the movement to ticket and fine people – meaning, people like you – for wearing sagging, underwear-revealing pants? It started in a small Louisiana town, where you can now get up to six months in jail […]

Black Men and Dogs: Don’t Believe Vick

September 26, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) He was a Dandy Dinmont, we were told. Long with a short tight gray coat. A bushy white Fu Manchu on his snout and a white Afro on his head. He went by the name Harry and was a favorite to win the Westminster dog show back in February. He was co-owned by […]

Press Release: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! CAMPAIGN TO RALLY OUTSIDE HOME OF BET EXECUTIVE

September 13, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Washington DC — Determined to stop the entertainment industry from portraying negative images of black men and women, the “Enough is Enough!” Campaign will hold its first rally and demonstration at the Washington DC residence of Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO, Black Entertainment Television Networks. The demonstration will take place this Saturday, […]

Commish: I need 10,000 black men

September 12, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Philadelphia, PA Volunteers will patrol high-crime areas. Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson is joining with civic leaders in an effort to recruit 10,000 black men to fight crime in Philadelphia’s toughest neighborhoods. Dubbed “A Call to Action: 10,000 men – It’s a New Day,” the effort will begin Oct. 21 with a rally and […]

The Vitality of a LIVE SHOW

September 12, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I have been attending live stageshows of my favorite artists since 1991, & I must say I was thoroughly impressed by many of them. Some were good, some were great, & some were impeccable. That’s how I’ll describe the most recent performance I’ve visioned to date – impeccable. Thursday September 22nd, at BB […]

The Intelligence of Hip Hop: Why we must Preserve it

September 11, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Before there even was a Biggie Smalls in existence, I remember another fat genius emcee from Brooklyn by the name of Chubb Rock. Not only was Chubb Rock a cerebral wordsmith, but he also knew how to make us rush to the dance floor with fanatical hits such as “Treat Me Right” & […]

The HIP-HOP-NOLOGIST’S Approach to Ending Black Progress

September 11, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Effect of Music Hypnosis! 9/11 is an important day in the lives of many Americans. This year marks the sixth anniversary of the largest enemy attack on U.S. soil–over 3000 people lost their lives, the twin towers fell to the ground, the Pentagon was badly bruised, and a fourth plane missed the […]

Destruction in black America is self-inflicted

September 6, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) DEBATING capital punishment at an Ivy League university a few years ago, I was confronted with the claim that since death sentences are more often meted out in cases where the victim is white, the death penalty must be racially biased. It’s a spurious argument, I replied. Whites commit fewer than half of […]

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