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Why we still need black colleges

January 21, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday we celebrate today, moved a nation to confront the legacy of slavery, the consequences of legalized segregation and the devastation of racial inequality – including educational inequality. His abiding legacy provides a challenging context for the recent debate over the proper role of historically black […]

ADVERTISING | Explicit photos of black women anger activists

January 21, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) McDonald’s Corp.’s connection with buns is getting the hamburger chain no love among some black female consumers. The women are objecting to the Oak Brook-based company’s advertisements that appear alongside images of nearly naked women on an Internet site designed by Black Entertainment Television. The site was created to add a marketing dimension […]

Black youth, not Obama, are key to Dr. King’s dream

January 21, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has all the characteristics necessary to make people feel comfortable voting for him: He is educated, articulate, handsome, charming, with a picture-perfect family. His closet for now appears to be relatively skeleton free, as long as you don’t count the admission of youthful drug experimentation, and these days, […]

Race hides campaign’s bigger issues

January 20, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Usually I would like to see hecklers, no matter what their cause, take a long walk off of a short pier. But when some off-camera guy interrupted MSNBC’s Democratic presidential debate in Nevada for an end to the “race-based [or baiting] questions,” I sympathized. I’m all in favor of questioning the candidates about […]

MLK would have something to say about today’s America

January 20, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) There will be a lot of celebrations Monday to honor the life of one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century, Martin Luther King Jr. His life was tragically cut short by hatred at the young age of 39. It is easy to put aside old grudges and prejudices on the day […]

Press Release: Alpha Kappa Alpha Donates $1 Million to Howard University

January 19, 2008 by  
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Tweet Washington, DC (Akiit.com) – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s International President Barbara A. McKinzie, donated $1 million to Howard University for the purpose of preserving the Sorority’s legacy. The contribution represented the climax and culminating activity of four days of celebration that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of AKA’s first chapter, Alpha chapter. […]

Is Being Big-Boned Just A Myth?

January 18, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) We all are familiar with this expression of being “big-boned” or “thick”, are we not? There are some that may unwittingly use this as a crutch for being overweight, but there are others that will openly proclaim and proudly acknowledge themselves as such. Then too, several high profile celebrities have even been known […]

Black Voters Generations Apart

January 18, 2008 by  
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Tweet ATLANTA (Akiit.com) — When civil rights elders signed on to support Hillary Rodham Clinton’s run for president, it was seen as a coup in the competition for the black vote, especially in the Deep South. Yet many younger black voters seem to be shrugging off the sway of leaders such as Rep. John Lewis […]

Eddie Murphy: I Won’t Marry Edmonds

January 17, 2008 by  
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Tweet LOS ANGELES (Akiit.com) — The wedding ceremony between Eddie Murphy and film producer Tracey Edmonds two weeks ago was only symbolic — and that’s as far as they plan to go, they announced Wednesday. Murphy, 46, and Edmonds, 40, traded vows on New Year’s Day on a private island off Bora Bora in French […]

Healthcare in the Black Americas Conference‏ – Press Release

January 16, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) On February 23, 2008 Afropresencia will host the first conference on “Healthcare in the Black Americas” at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York from 10-6:30 p.m. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the impact of health policy; mental health issues; issues of […]

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