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Allen: Being black and running for office…

March 15, 2008 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) While the debate rages on about whether Geraldine Ferraro’s comments about Barack Obama were racist, there’s no doubt that what she said was ignorant. Or to be kinder, perhaps just uniformed. To recap, Ferraro told a reporter, “If Obama was a white man he wouldn’t be in this position. And if he was […]

Aretha May Lose Her Detroit Mansion…

March 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Aretha Franklin could lose her home to tax collectors. The singer says an attorney’s mistake caused her $700,000 mansion in Detroit to slip into foreclosure over $445 in 2005 taxes and late fees. The Detroit Free Press reports Thursday the Queen of Soul owes a total of $19,192 in back taxes on the […]

Historically black colleges are struggling, educators tell Congress

March 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Financially strapped historically black colleges across the country are at a crossroads. Cutbacks in federal and state spending and competition from mainstream institutions for the best students, educators and academic programs have taken a toll on schools that were created to educate African-American students after slavery, said presidents from some of the nation’s […]

The state of black women in America is not improving…

March 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The National Urban League’s “The State of Black America 2008: In the Black Woman’s Voice” comes out in the midst of troubling times. Last year’s report concluded that our nation stood at a tipping point. Unfortunately, that magic moment now has blacks treading water. Over the past 12 months, a recession, precipitated in […]

Since when did being black in America become “Lucky”, Ms. Ferraro?

March 13, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Since when did being black in America become “Lucky“, Ms. Ferraro? One of the most absurd things I have heard lately came from the Clintons and their surrogates. Oh, the Clintons! I used to admire them. Well, at least one of them. Now, I feel nothing but utter disgust towards them. My Libertarian […]

THE BRIDGE: Heroes & Leaders

March 12, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Ask any young person, especially a young man what they wish to be when they grow up and invariably most will name a sports position or music industry position. But the majority of aspiring athletes and entertainers fail and if there is no back up plan, they end up with broken lives made […]

One in 4 Teen Girls Has a Sexually Transmitted Disease…

March 11, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) More than 3 million teenaged girls have at least one sexually transmitted disease (STD), a new government study suggests. The most severely affected are African-American teens. In fact, 48 percent of African-American teenaged girls have an STD, compared with 20 percent of white teenaged girls. “What we found is alarming,” Dr. Sara Forhan, […]

Americans Shouldn’t Give Up on Africa…

March 10, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The news Americans hear about Africa these days is mostly bad – the periodic outbreak of violence, the worsening of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, runaway inflation in Zimbabwe, and the devastating impact of malaria and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In addition to the crises of the moment, Africans face structural challenges unlike those […]

JASMYNE CANNICK: I Don’t Do Ignorance

March 8, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The global image of the Black woman continues to be under attack, the latest of which being with Charles Knipp and his character Shirley Q. Liquor. ‘Liquor‘ is described by Charles Knipp as being “the Queen of Ignunce,” who is based on his experiences with and interpretations of Black southern women. Knipp, who […]

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