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Mexico’s black history is little-known…

April 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In Mexico, the story of the country’s black population has been largely ignored in favor of an ideology that declares that all Mexicans are “mixed race.” But it’s the mixture of indigenous and European heritage that most Mexicans embrace; the African legacy is overlooked. “They are saying we are all the same and […]

Report rips adult content in rap videos…

April 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Three music-video shows that air during daytime or early evening hours are heavily laced with sexual imagery, explicit language, violence and drug use, a television watchdog organization says in a report released yesterday. This kind of adult content should not be marketed to children, said the Rev. Delman L. Coates, founder of the […]

Race is Still the X Factor for Obama…

April 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) There’s a good and bad note for Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama in the recent exit polls of white voters in Democratic primaries. The good note is that by a lopsided majority of six to one whites said that race was not a factor in considering whether to back Obama or not. That […]

Radio One buys social networking company for $38Million…

April 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Money-losing Radio One Inc., which is pinning future growth on Internet outlets, has acquired social networking company Community Connect Inc. for $38 million. Lanham-based Radio One gains several established Internet sites with the acquisition, including AsianAvenue.com and BlackPlanet.com. It said Community Connect’s sites have more than 20 million members. “We will be the […]

Rape and Race: We Have to Talk About It

April 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I Witnessed something truly astonishing on Monday night: a public discussion of black women’s experiences of sexual violence at the hands of black men. It was an intergenerational group of black men and women, gay and straight, survivors and perpetrators, all grappling with the legacy of rape and race. The experience was unusual […]

Have African Americans Lived the American Dream?

April 5, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) April 4 2008 will mark the 40th anniversary of the murder of the Afrikan-American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King jnr. At this significant milestone in the history of the United States and Afrikan-Americans in particular given the current climate, it is appropriate to ask whether after 40 years since the murder […]

Racism still plays role in America…

April 5, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Today marks the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., who was shot in Memphis in 1968. He was shot presumably because he advocated equal rights for African-Americans. It is not often these days we hear about an assassination resulting from prejudice, although such murders do happen from time to time, […]

Sometimes a Big Black Man Is Just a Big Black Man…

April 3, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The thing is, LeBron James is a giant no matter how he’s posed. At 6-foot-8, he towers over the vast majority of people that he stands next to simply by, well, standing next to them. I think that’s getting lost a little bit in the Vogue brouhaha. The magazine’s taken a certain amount […]

Black Business Coach: Is Your Company Green?

April 2, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) No, I’m not asking if your company is environmentally safe or if your company uses organic products. Nor am I asking if your company recycles plastic and cardboard. I’m asking whether or not your company is money green. Do you actually make money? Is your cash flow flowing? Believe it or not, I […]

Nothing Wrong With Wright…

April 1, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Several weeks ago Barrack Obamas’ pastor the Reverend Jeremiah Wright of the Trinity United Church of Christ came under fire for making what were considered several controversial comments concerning America’s foreign policy, its treatment of people considered Third World such as Black South Africans, their support of apartheid and the continued and ongoing […]

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