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Hip-hop error: Youth play role to be ‘gangsta’

May 3, 2008 by  
Filed under News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) You’ve heard of resume inflation? You’ve heard of people who lie about having Ph.D.s or Ivy League pedigrees in order to get ahead? The world of thug culture has its own perverse equivalent, in which middle-class men with minor legal transgressions exaggerate their bad behavior, claiming to be hard-core degenerates to impress youngsters […]

Indiana Black Voters Feeling Ignored…

May 2, 2008 by  
Filed under News, Politics

Tweet (Akiit.com) For weeks, Delores Smith, membership coordinator at the Madame C. J. Walker Theater in Indianapolis, has e-mailed and called Sen. Barack Obama’s representatives, hoping he’ll hold a campaign event at the 937-seat theater. It is, after all, named in honor of one of the nation’s first black millionaires. And its place in the […]

60 percent of black children can’t swim…

May 2, 2008 by  
Filed under Health, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) NEW YORK, NY – Nearly 60 percent of African-American children cannot swim, almost twice the figure for white children, according to a first-of-its-kind survey which USA Swimming hopes will strengthen its efforts to lower minority drowning rates and draw more blacks into the sport. Stark statistics underlie the initiative by the national governing […]

Is Broadway Fading to Black?

May 1, 2008 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) At the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway, an all-black cast, lead by the inimitable James Earl Jones, is re-interpreting Tennessee Williams in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Around the corner, at the Belasco Theater, another all-black cast is playing African-American, Dutch and German characters in the autobiographical rock musical “Passing Strange.” Meanwhile, down […]

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