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R. Kelly’s Conviction Will Jingle Cash Registers Even Louder…

May 28, 2008 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Here’s a bet. Accused child pornographer and sexual panderer, R. Kelly has three albums in the can ready for release. If Kelly is convicted of the multiple counts slapped against him in his Chicago trial, the albums will fly out the can fast and even faster off the store racks. Kelly’s well documented […]

Are the Black Voters That Wildly Cheer Obama Racist?

May 22, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A question that’s been whispered, grumbled about, and on occasion even angrily shouted out on blogs and chat sites is why is it that the whites who back Hillary Clinton are lambasted as racist, yet the black voters that back Obama in near record numbers aren’t? The question has angrily rolled off more […]

Our Failing Churches and Growing Prisons…

May 20, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Orlando, Florida – The Black churches here in Orlando from what I see have been ineffective in reaching our younger generation. Look at who is filling the seats of the congregation and pews of our local houses of worship. You see nothing but women (single, widowed and divorced), older men and effeminate men, […]

Black males are ill-served by the ‘stud’ stereotype

May 19, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Huntsville, Alabama – Last semester one of my students dropped by for an office visit and, to my great surprise and annoyance, sex came up, again and again. Yes, sex. Like when, sensing his restlessness and wistfulness, I asked him how he finds “peace” so that he can achieve a state of mind […]

Talking Race: Good or bad, past can’t be forgotten…

May 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I’ve got two words for white America: Thank you. Thanks for building homes in poor communities through programs such as Habitat for Humanity; for working with HIV/AIDS relief programs in places such as sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks for mobilizing the Innocence Project, which is freeing wrongly convicted prisoners, many of whom are black. When […]

Wichitan among African-Americans resettling in Ghana…

May 13, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Shukura Sentwali is going home — to Ghana, West Africa. Sentwali, a Wichitan and longtime community activist, said she’s moving to Africa next year because two Ghanaian chiefs are offering free land to descendants of slaves. The gesture means to atone for Ghana’s participation in the African slave trade, but the land holds […]

O Father, Where Art Thou?

May 12, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Statistics show disturbing rates of absent black fathers, but a new book depicts the nuance behind the numbers. Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up in the type of family unit that causes census takers to develop stomach ulcers. His father, Paul, was a bit of a free spirit, which is how it came to be […]

Black, Republican — and voting for Obama…

May 12, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A conversation made her mind up… I am a black Republican. I have a confession to make. I am an Obama “girl.” Most black Republicans who support John McCain won’t tell you this — but if Barack Obama is the nominee for the Democratic ticket, they will go into the voting booth in […]

Racially Balkanized Party Now Far Greater Peril Than Ever to Obama and Clinton…

May 12, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Clinton and Obama’s divvy up of North Carolina and Indiana between them further deepens the two perils the Democrats face. One is that neither heavy hitter can deliver the knockout punch that the Democrats desperately need to get on with the business of mounting a united front against McCain. The other is the […]

Nearer to overcoming…

May 8, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Barack Obama’s success shows that the ceiling has risen for African-Americans. But many are still too close to the floor… WHEN Roland Fryer was about 15, a friend asked him what he would be doing when he was 30. He said he would probably be dead. It was a reasonable prediction. At the […]

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