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Just filling prisons won’t make us safer…

June 28, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In several speeches, Barack Obama has used an easy, if imprecise, formulation to express his despair over the high incarceration rate of young black men. “I don’t want to wake up four years from now and discover that we still have more young black men in prison than in college,” he said at […]

I do not think Barack Obama should castigate black fathers in public…

June 28, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama received a lot of (generally positive) media coverage for his sermon last Sunday delivered before more than 3,000 worshippers at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. It was basically a “tough love” speech castigating Black men who father children but fail to stay around to raise and […]

Get a job and make your vote count!

June 28, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Like legendary Roman Fiddlers, African Americans stood starry-eyed in June when the numbers showed Senator Barack Obama would be the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee. In unison with the race-neutral Obama campaign African Americans too have turned a blind eye to the fact that black joblessness is twice that of white Americans. The devastating […]

Jeffers LiveStock – Quality Products, etc..

June 28, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) As I drove down the street today, I couldn’t help but notice all the farm land… It was a time in which there were trees all over the place, but now one can see for days… Alot of people are now back to making a living off of the land… I can remeber […]

Imus Should Apologize for the Latest Racial Insult…

June 25, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Reprieved Talk shock jock Don Imus has done it again. On his nationally syndicated WABC morning talk show on Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, Imus in response to a statement from another WABC programmer about Dallas Cowboys defensive back Adam “Pacman” Jones legal difficulties asked “What color is he?” When the programmer responded he’s African-American, […]

Ordained by God…

June 23, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Barack Obama has been ordained by God” to be our next president. Or so read the email from a friend of mine. Of course, he is not alone in this opinion. Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) is on record as suggesting that this Obama victory “is so extraordinary that another chapter could be […]

Obama’s Beat Up on Black Males Fans Old Stereotypes…

June 23, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama thundered to long, loud and vigorous applause from a Father’s Day Chicago church crowd that black fathers don’t engage with their children. A month before Obama made this stereotypical and plainly false assertion, Boston University professor Rebekah Levine Coley, in a comprehensive study on the black family, […]

African-American bloggers seek larger presence at Democratic convention…

June 16, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) AUSTIN, TX – Minority blogs that felt spurned by the Democratic National Committee got some vindication recently when they were added to the list of blogs invited by party officials to cover their convention in August – but some still say the white blogs got preferential treatment and will get better access. Members […]

Obama calls absent black fathers to task…

June 16, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) CHICAGO, Illinois – Barack Obama celebrated Father’s Day by calling on black fathers, who he said are “missing from too many lives and too many homes,” to become active in raising their children. “They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because […]

HEALTHY YOU! Are you up for the challenge?

June 16, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A peek into the lives of the rich, famous and infamous is intriguing, fun, and maybe just a little voyeuristic. We love living vicariously through celebrities, and are fascinated by every aspect of their lives. The hair styles, the clothing choices, even the latest guy or gal escorting them on the red carpet. […]

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