Monday, December 5, 2022


Book Release; The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison…

December 31, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Charles Town, WV…..Charles Town West Virginia national award winning author Bob O’Connor, a Civil War writer who has given us three historicalnovels about the conflict, has changed gears and published a non-fictioncivil war book called “The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison.” The book is a follow up of his fictional account “Catesby: […]

A New Terror Threat…

December 29, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The latest botched act of terrorism raises important questions about U.S. competence in guarding against terror, and yet another American effort to build an important relationship with a fragile, unstable country. On Christmas Day, a clatter, a puff of smoke and a brief, terrifying flame: Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian passenger […]

Gov. Paterson succeeds as unlikely critic of Obama…

December 29, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Since being thrust into the mantle of leadership after the ignominious fall of his predecessor, Eliot Spitzer, New York Governor David Paterson’s rocky tenure has transformed him into something of a political piñata. A withering recession, the state’s battered finances, New York’s often treacherous politics, and the weight of his own mistakes converged […]

The dumbing down of the American media consumer…

December 29, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) As the United States continues to tout itself as the world’s only remaining superpower, a casual observer might at the same time expect Americans to be counted among the world’s most informed and enlightened people. However, with the advent of the 24-hour news cycle and the expansion of on-line communications, the supply of […]

Obama Again Reminds He’s Not Black President Obama…

December 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Congressional Black Caucus got another painful reminder that President Obama is not black President Obama. In a press interview Obama bluntly said that he would not propose any special initiatives for blacks. Obama’s sharp retort was in direct response to questions about how he’d solve a glaring problem and a glaring demand […]

The shape of things to come in America’s ethnic reshuffle…

December 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It doesn’t make much difference whether non-whites will be the majority in America in 2040 as the Census Bureau projected a few years ago, or the majority in 2050 based on new Bureau projections. The inevitable will happen. By mid century if not before, whites will be a minority for the first time […]

African American media trailblazer, Ohio and PA Native passes away at age 86…

December 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) NEW YORK, NY— Dale Raymond Wright – devoted and beloved parent, journalist, author, editor, entrepreneur, sportsman, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and community advocate passed away in the Bronx, New York on December 13, 2009. He was 86 years old and had been in ill health for several years. Dale, son of Mildred Elaine Smith […]

Jennifer Jones Austin, Activist, Needs Bone Marrow Donor…

December 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) All was well for Jennifer Jones Austin and her family in the recent months leading into the holiday season. Jen ­­­­– as she is often referred to by those close to her — the 41 year old wife of Shawn Austin and mother to a daughter 12 and son eight, has garnered great […]

Harry Reid and Slavery…

December 17, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The classical poet A.E. Housman wrote, “For nature, heartless, witless nature…” He might have said the same thing about history which like nature is neither cruel nor kind, right or wrong; it is simply indifferent. It has, as they say, no dog in the fight. If, however, one is looking back and telling […]

Reasons to Quit Smoking…

December 17, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) If you feel this is the New Year when you finally achieve your dream of being a “non-smoker” well here is some health information that may offer some much needed extra motivation: You know smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease, but you’re still lighting up. To help you get on the […]

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