Wednesday, December 7, 2022


WHY IS BAD NEWS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS SO POPULAR?: Three Reasons & Two Solutions!

November 28, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Last year the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta issued a report showing that the steady increase in the HIV/AIDS infection rate for African Americans had actually declined. This was very good news! It suggested that at least in the area of slowing down the spread of a killer […]

No matter what label is used, I am black

November 24, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I will be the only one to determine who and what I am I believe that I am black. It wasn’t always so. You see, during the course of my life I have been called, by others, colored, negro, Afro-American, black and the latest, African-American. These are of course the polite terms. I’ve […]

THE BRIDGE: Bow Down, Black Man!

November 20, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It is a thing of immeasurable ugliness that the Black male image is besieged to great proportions, yet we are supposed to join in and rage against ourselves, ostensibly, in support of the Black woman’s empowerment. We are asked, in essence, to bow down to the Black woman. It would be one thing […]

THE MO’KELLY REPORT: Essence Magazine – Officially Irrelevant

November 20, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Essence magazine is officially a joke. Just in case you are already of the opinion the magazine had “joke” tendencies, it went on ahead and jumped the broom and made it official. Having nothing to do with the fact that they played themselves, selling out to give Juanita Bynum a platform for more […]

Dr. Donda West’s Weight Loss Surgery: What Went Wrong?

November 19, 2007 by  
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Tweet Columbus, OH (Akiit.com) – The horrific news of Dr. Donda West’s tragic demise has rocked the African American community. Once again, we have lost a very inspirational leader unnecessarily. The most difficult aspect to accept about this tragedy is that it was undoubtedly preventable. Let’s face it, today’s society dictates how we should look, […]

Cosby’s Triumph Can’t Mask the Dilemma of Two Black Americas

November 19, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Comedian Bill Cosby turned black morals pied piper has got to be beaming. His relentless pitch to blacks to get their act together, and stop blaming the white man for their failings almost certainly has done much to spur the radical reversal in black attitudes on race. A new Pew Research Center survey […]

Use of the b-word: An insult or a friendly salutation?

November 19, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Call a woman the b-word, and most likely she’s offended. Or does it depend who’s using that little word that rhymes with witch? Today show anchor Meredith Vieira recently greeted her former co-hosts on “The View” with, “So how are you crazy bitches?” Comedian Mo’Nique told the “bitches” she loves them when she […]

More black men must go to college

November 19, 2007 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The problem of black male enrollment in college starts with the lack of black males in high school and junior high. Every year, I visit more than a dozen black college campuses giving graduation speeches and helping them raise money. It makes me feel good to see all those students’ smiling faces, but […]