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The first father…

November 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Health, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Obama could help the nation focus on strengthening black families, and fathers… Barack Obama’s agenda is groaning with big-ticket items, some that go to the top because they’re so important to the nation, some that get there because they’re important to the groups that helped him win. Some, particularly the economy, will keep […]

Where are TV’s Obama-like characters?

November 30, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Some prominent creative forces behind shows that featured black families see a tougher road ahead. Long before he set out for the White House, Barack Obama sought to adjust the colors on America’s TV sets. Four years ago, fresh off his star-making keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, Obama challenged the television […]

The Obama Presidency – A New Multi-Racial America…

November 28, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) There may be a tendency among some in our communities and elsewhere to see the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States as a magic bullet that will instantly solve all our problems. Some commentators have even suggested that an Obama presidency ushers in a new ”post-racial” era […]

Will Obama’s Victory Transform The Black Male Image?

November 28, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Riverside, CA — “They strut through the world like some dusky colossus looming larger than life itself: a nightmare, a fantasy, an American original, feared, emulated, shunned and desired. They are as complicated, as intriguing, as American history and in many respects, every bit as confusing. Nevertheless the Black man strives in the […]

5 Misconceptions About Business Grants…

November 26, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Business grants have been accessible to business owners in the United States for decades. Annually, hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money are disbursed to individuals to help them start or expand an existing business. Despite this, every year several myths and misconceptions resurface discouraging entrepreneurs from taking advantage of such opportunities. […]

Black seniors perceive health status differently…

November 26, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) NEW YORK, NY – Older African Americans more likely to rate their health as poor compared with older white Americans, even though when the two groups “are functioning extremely well, new research suggests. In a group of healthy Medicare-eligible patients in their 70s, African Americans consistently rated their health worse than did whites, […]

Thanks For Being Black…

November 25, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Another Thanksgiving. I love the food and the fabricated reason for a gathering of loved ones. I love the time away from work and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life even though I don’t necessarily love this nation. Although I am open to loving America, now that it has finally […]

Old Guys Rule…

November 25, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It was unfortunate all around: Unfortunate that it happened and unfortunate in the WAY it happened. But it had to happen. And what happened was, the other evening when Roy and I left the Los Angeles County Museum of Art after an evening of live jazz there, in the parking structure we found […]

The Proposition 8 Debate…

November 25, 2008 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Are “Gay Riots” Really The Way To Sway The Black Community? I’ve been watching this same sex marriage debate for some time and like most of my community, I’m deeply conflicted about it. As sexual orientation is a deeply personal matter, I chose to remain silent in the pre-election debate. I believe what […]

Welfare Mentality…

November 25, 2008 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News

Tweet (Akiit.com) There’s an old saying that goes “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” What members of Congress failed to do in the recent Wall Street bailout – get a detailed plan of action from company CEOs, require them to scale back lavish spending habits and overall demand that […]

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