Monday, December 5, 2022


Can Ebony survive? 5 questions for black media in the digital age…

September 30, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The black journalism students here at Syracuse often come to me to find out how the industry works. They sometimes instinctively wonder if their professors’ stories about being in a CBS newsroom in 1982 are going to help them survive in a world run by Twitter, Myspace and Facebook. The answer is a […]

Obama: president or product?

September 30, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) President Obama will be traveling to Denmark to lobby on behalf of Chicago, his hometown, for the 2016 Summer Olympics. He will be the first American president in modern times to pitch for a city at the International Olympic Committee meeting. By the mere fact that he is making an appearance in Copenhagen, […]

The Lie of A Post Racial America…

September 30, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) President Barack Obama did not speak it first nor proclaim it to be in place. There has been talk of a “Post-Racial” society, but simply put, it is not yet here. And it can not be here when racist groups are sprouting all over the nation to oppose President Obama’s very existence as […]

Is Obama “Playing the Game?”

September 29, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In recent weeks, the Obama administration has come under considerable fire, as it has attempted to advance its agenda regarding national health care reform. Much of the opposition directed towards the President’s plan has expressed itself in a manner which many believe to pertain less to the proposal and more to the Head […]

Kanye, Serena and Dumb Shit…

September 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Now I’m gonna say, right out the box, this might not be a column you want your children to read—or maybe you will. I know my publishers usually don’t like profanity laced commentary, and Lord knows black people have had a reason to cuss lately, but I’ve always been one to push my […]

Racial Schizophrenia…

September 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Speaking to NBC News Anchor Brian Williams former president Jimmy Carter (taking a breather between having tea with dictators and lunatics) proffered that not only was South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson’s inappropriate outburst during President Obama’s speech before a joint session of congress fueled by racism, but the wider opposition to Obama is […]

‘For Colored Girls’ Who Don’t Like Tyler Perry…

September 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) He’s just not good enough for Ntozake Shange. Getting his hot little hands on Ntozake Shange’s 1975 play For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf was coup of the year for Tyler Perry. Not only will he produce and direct the upcoming film version, the King of Coonery […]

ACORN Workers Need a Lesson in Power…

September 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) If ACORN manages to survive the current maelstrom of attacks from right-wing ideologues, one of its first acts ought to be to give its workers an orientation session on what real power is. Apparently, it’s a lesson that some of their folks sorely need. I’m talking about the ACORN – Association of Community […]

Shoe-Store – Shoes, etc…

September 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I do need to clean up around this place, as it’s pretty junk at the moment… It’s just with work, I’m to tired to do any cleaning once I get home… Still I’m a neat person, and like for the house to be the same… Oh well let me put on these Naot […]

People You Don’t Want to Kill…

September 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Lately I’ve been thinking about the man accused of killing Michael Jackson. I try to imagine what his life has been like since June 25. Can he savor a meal? Is there such a thing as a “good day?” How do you lose yourself in a movie, the Internet or especially music, when […]

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