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What Do You Call a Black Man at Harvard?

July 22, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) What Do You Call A Black Man At Harvard? Years ago, the answer to this question would be the n-word. Today it’s Esquire, Doctor, Congressman, Professor or President. Unfortunately, the police in Cambridge did not receive that memo before they arrested Harvard Professor, Skip Gates, as he was treated as just another n-word […]

ALLIGATOR ARMS AND BARACK OBAMA: GLOBAL RACIAL JUSTICE AND TRUTH TELLING…

July 22, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) When a wide receiver in football is called to go over the middle to catch a pass and the pass is one that would force the player to extend their arms to complete the reception three things happen. The thought that the player clearly has is that they will have to take a […]

Consider this before crying “racial profiling”…

July 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I am not Al Sharpton. In fact, I never could be and I don’t want to try. I am also not Henry Louis Gates, a man with an undeniable contribution to the legacy of Black Scholarship in America. I am simply Boyce Watkins, the son of a 17-year old mother and a father […]

Welcome to the neighborhood, Dr. Gates…

July 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Mainstream media coverage of the NAACP Centennial Convention held in New York last week generally proclaimed “Mission Accomplished” for the NAACP. Since Barack Obama took over the nation, in many people’s minds (both black and white), racism is over. The recent arrest of Henry Louis Gates — Mr. Black in the minds of […]

U.S. Census Report Reveals Young Black Voters Had the Highest Increase in Turnout in the 2008 Election…

July 21, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Two million more black voters cast a ballot in the 2008 election than in 2004; and, young black voters had the highest increase in turnout among all groups, a U.S. Census Bureau report released today revealed. “We knew black youth influenced the outcome of the election and will do so for years to […]

Settlement of $17.5M in Bias Suit By Black Truckers Against Wal-Mart Becomes Final…

July 20, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has given final approval to a $17.5 million settlement of a discrimination lawsuit that accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of not hiring black truck drivers. U.S. District Judge William R. Wilson Jr. on Wednesday signed an order in Little Rock approving the settlement in the class-action […]

Obama to talk responsibility to NAACP…

July 16, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) NEW YORK (AP) — Heralding the NAACP for a century of courage and progress, President Barack Obama will come before the oldest U.S. civil rights organization Thursday with a message of shared responsibility: Government can help communities, but people are in charge of helping themselves. Obama, the first black U.S. president, is to […]

President Obama To The NAACP: Health Care Reform IS A Civil Rights Fight…

July 16, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) This week the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (the NAACP) is holding it’s 100th Anniversary convention in celebratory “high cotton” (New York) as the nation’s oldest civil rights organization of its kind. Longevity has its place. A century of struggle to meet two centuries of strife is nothing to underestimate—if […]

Bury the Never Ending Myth of Jackson as Child Molester…

July 16, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Websites, blogs and chatrooms pulsed with garish cracks about it. Legions of commentators and news reporters snuck it in every chance they got. More than a few of Michael Jackson’s fervent admirers and supporters made a dismissive reference to it. Even President Barack Obama in a cautious acknowledgement of Jackson’s towering contributions to […]

WeightLossSupplements – Guide to Weight Loss, etc…

July 16, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Alittle tired as I have notice the pounds adding up… Yes not exercising will do that to you… Also being lazy in general… Need more energy, as I just don’t want to become the next chubby checker… Let me stop, but as one gets older it’s easy to lose track… On that note […]

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