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Obamarama: Black America Watches with Pride…

January 27, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Did you see the look on Barack’s face at the press conference when Biden started joking about that judge messing up the oath?” My friend on the phone sounded downright euphoric in his amusement. “Brotherman wasn’t smilin.’ He kinda patted Joe on his back as if saying, ‘Joe, CHILL, man, we not playin’ […]

The Notorious Conspiracy Theory…

January 27, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It seems that everywhere I go, someone is talking about Notorious, the new movie about the life of the Notorious B.I.G, aka Biggie Smalls. I hear the excitement, but I can’t feel it. I guess for some, they loved the music and the man, so therefore, they want to support the film as […]

9 Signs You Are An Emotional Eater…

January 25, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) As a new year’s resolution, many people decide to lose weight. Many of them get off to a great start, but usually find that they end up becoming their own biggest obstacle. This is because they struggle with the tendency to overeat. It is estimated that 75% of “emotional eating” leads to overeating. […]

Barack H. Obama, 44th President Of The United States: Has “The Dream” Been Fulfilled?

January 25, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The day of an African American President of the United States is no longer coming. That day is here. Witnessing Barack Obama take the oath of office, in the freezing cold with a million other people, is surely one of the seven highlights of my life (along with the witnessing the birth of […]

As role model, Obama could reverse ghetto culture…

January 25, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Amid crisp breezes and bright sunshine, Barack Obama took the presidential oath last Tuesday, to the thunderous applause of his supporters, the cautious hopes of the loyal opposition and the well wishes of all Americans. Three days earlier, four men were stabbed, one critically, at a Brooklyn party celebrating “Notorious,” the new movie […]

Obama “Might Not Have Been Served at a Local Restaurant”…

January 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “…a man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.” President Barack Obama’s line in his inaugural speech was short, pointed and it passed too fast. But the sentiment and the message behind it […]

Peril, Promise and the role of Black leadership…

January 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Once the elation and congratulatory praise for our new president has died down, and the sobering realities take center stage, the damage wrought by the former Bush administration will come into full view. From a lack of accountability to the hubris of the last eight years, the Obama administration has inherited an unprecedented […]

Our president embodies older generation’s dignity…

January 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “The strong men keep a-comin’ on “The strong men git stronger.” — Sterling Brown, poet Although our 44th president is neither a descendant of enslaved Africans nor an offspring of the Jim Crow South, it is clear that the proud tradition of African-American men with roots in the South inform Barack Obama’s persona […]

Finally, a Cold Day in Hell…

January 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I saw them with my own eyes. And not while thumbing through a book or watching some grim PBS documentary or on the evening news. I saw those signs for myself in the early ’60s of my childhood, when my family took a car trip from Oklahoma City, where we lived, to Daddy’s […]

First lady firsts: The other Obama…

January 20, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) To fashionistas, she’s Michelle O, the new Jackie – and they hope she’ll send women to the malls in droves, looking to match her style. Post-feminists see Michelle Obama as one of their own, the having-it-all Harvard-educated lawyer who’s embracing her role as “mom in chief” to two young daughters. African-American women say […]

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