Monday, December 5, 2022


CNN’s new Hughley show reinforces black stereotypes…

October 27, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In just eight days, America may well elect its first black president. Throughout the long campaign, race has been an omnipresent issue with many asking whether whites and some blacks would reject Senator Obama because of his race. Most news outlets and commentators have discussed race in a vacuous way for fear of […]

Why Some Racists Like Obama…

October 23, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Not long after Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama tossed his hat in the presidential rink back in February 2007, an odd, even bizarre thing happened. A hodgepodge of avowedly racist groups burned up internet sites not with rage, but glee. They were giddy at the thought that Obama might win. Their rationale was […]

Home Decorators – Computer Desks, etc…

October 23, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It’s becoming more apparent I will need to purchase a few new computer desks, as the company I work for keeps growing… Yes we just hired a few new workers, and so on… Guess that’s a good thing with the economy being at a stand still… Anyway, I wish there were more free […]

A Cultural Revolution…

October 21, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Right about now, two of the most influential Black men in America have embraced a unified goal based on what is best for the nation, which also happens to be very good for the Black race. While some people have previously misidentified Colin Powell as a sellout, he has always made it clear […]

Limbaugh and Buchanan – The Clown Princes of Politics…

October 21, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Rush Limbaugh “did his job.” As a syndicated radio host, Limbaugh’s “job” is to rankle the nerves of dissenting listeners and Democrats alike; while also playing to the most extreme brand of conservatism. Limbaugh isn’t about providing intelligent dialogue, he’s about providing affirmation for those brandishing ideologies counterintuitive to constructive political discourse. His […]

Same Old Song has a Different Meaning now that Levi’s Gone…

October 21, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In 1965, my “big” brother Gerald returned to Oklahoma City from his freshman year at Southern University in Baton Rouge. One of the first things he pulled out of his suitcase was a collection of blurry Kodak images he’d snapped during a campus concert of the Four Tops. I’d heard of them. By […]

Levi Stubbs, ‘Soul Men,’ and The Colin Powell Effect…

October 21, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) LEVI’S LEGACY *The Four Tops signature tune “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” is my favorite song of all time. I was three years-old when that legendary Motown jam soared to the top of the charts and to this day I get happy whenever I hear it. My two daughters (ages […]

Why McCain Did Not Go for Obama’s Racial Jugular…

October 16, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A handful of top advisors in the McCain camp were perplexed at their boss’s flat refusal to again slam Democratic rival Barack Obama on his ties to his former pastor Jeremiah Wright. Instead they picked the race neutral target of former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, and tried to tie Obama to him. […]

The Argument For Settling…

October 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) While conducting a relationship seminar recently, I became amused by two thirty-something women who were insisting that being with a man who didn’t fit every single criterion on their checklists was tantamount to “settling.” It was amusing for a number of reasons. It was amusing because the checklists included a combination of qualities […]

African Americans should resist the urge to justify love for Obama….

October 14, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) For many, the Presidential Debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain presented yet another opportunity for the public to dialogue on why they are in support of their favorite contender. Those still sitting “on the fence” may have also been provided reasons to step down. While we converse about which candidate offers […]

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