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Civil rights old guard should let Obama lead…

July 18, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I realize a lot has already been said about the unfortunate, and downright ugly, comments that the Rev. Jesse Jackson made last week in reference to Sen. Barack Obama. But I must add that many of the attacks on Jackson missed the larger issue. Of course, what Jackson said was way out of […]

Forget Apologizing to Obama, Jackson Should Apologize to Blacks for His N-Word Hypocrisy…

July 18, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) On November 26, 2006 at a press conference in Los Angeles guess who said this: “We will challenge and urge all artists and comics to stop using this (n) word. What other group is subjected to such a degrading terminology?” And then guess who called for this action: We will go after TV […]

Femnutrition – Diet Pills, etc…

July 18, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) While roaming the net I came across a exercise site that sells diet pills… Got me thinking, as I have often wondered if fat burners actually work, etc… Shall see for myself soon, as I’m in need of losing a few pounds… Yeah the beer belly will be sliming down soon… Just playing, […]

New US postage stamps honor early black cinema…

July 16, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) WASHINGTON, DC — Josephine Baker looks straight at you with bright eyes and shining smile, fearless and demanding attention. The time is 1935, and the St. Louis native who transfixed France and much of Europe with song and dance stares out from a poster advertising the film “Princess Tam-Tam.” Baker starred as a […]

Obama re-admonishes African Americans…

July 15, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Democrat’s message appears to resonate with, rather than alienate, black voters. CINCINNATI, OHIO — Unswayed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s disapproval, Sen. Barack Obama pressed his message Monday that African Americans needed to take more responsibility for their lives and families, a theme that had angered one of the icons of the […]

THE BRIDGE: The Hole In My End Of Our Boat…

July 15, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) We can say that the Black woman has carried a great deal throughout our time in America. Because the Black family has been under siege for that entire time, much was required of the Black woman. Quite frankly, her strength is one of the reasons we have survived as a race where other […]

Is organized Labor taking African Americans for granted?

July 15, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) There is no question the civil rights and labor movements have shared a public commitment to issues of parity and justice affecting African Americans and working people over the years. Forty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King embodied that partnership when he led his last march for justice in support of the striking […]

Democrats, Suddenly in Election Year, Rush to Dump the Permanent Felon Voting Ban…

July 15, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) An impassioned Virginia governor Tim Kane at an election rally in June loudly pledged that he would do everything he could and as quick as he could to scrap Virginia’s ban on ex-felons voting. While this was great news for Democrats, Republicans quickly screamed foul. Virginia and Kentucky are the only two remaining […]

WOULD SOJOURNER TRUTH WANT TO ‘LICK THE RAPPER?’

July 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) One morning while riding in my car I decided to venture away from my regular News programming on the radio and turned to one of our local Hip Hop and R&B stations. It wasn’t long before the commercial for some debt creating pay-day loan went off and my ears, mind, and soul was […]

A clash of generations in black community…

July 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Jackson incident may reveal emerging divide… The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s offhand insult of Barack Obama last week has exposed a heated debate over whether Obama’s groundbreaking presidential campaign – and his repeated challenge to the black community to straighten out its own affairs – is displacing and alienating some in Jackson’s generation of […]

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