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Cornel West – Living and Loving Out Loud; Book Review

November 30, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Public intellectual, philosopher, writer, and activist Cornel West is the author of several books about the various aspects of American culture. Well known for delving into complex issues ranging from race to religion, politics, and popular culture, Dr. West has never been an individual to shy away from speaking truth to power. Race […]

Google issues mea culpa to Michelle Obama…

November 26, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. is apologizing for a racially offensive image of the first lady that appears at the top of the list when users search for pictures of Michelle Obama on its site. Google placed a text ad above the image titled “Offensive Search Results” that states “Sometimes our search […]

Four Blacks Named Rhodes Scholars for Next Year…

November 26, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) For the second year since 1994, four African-American undergraduates have won Rhodes Scholarships, which carry with them the privilege of studying at Oxford, England’s oldest and most venerated university. Named for the South African mining magnate, Cecil John Rhodes, the scholarships, worth about $50,000 each for two years, have been prominent passports to […]

How to Make Them Happen…

November 25, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The holiday season is a blessed one for many. It often means a time of enjoying family and friends and spending time with those you love away from the hustle and bustle of a daily commute or grind. But the dark side of the holiday season is the stresses it produces, especially – […]

Season’s Eatings Don’t Have to Be Unhealthy…

November 25, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) That ham hock you’ll boil into your collard greens for seasoning will float 21 grams of fat into your otherwise healthy vegetables. And the smoked pork neck bones you use to season your green beans are just as much the villain, adding 292 calories and 1,000 grams of salt to your food, says […]

The Giving of Thanks…

November 25, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on us.’ –Malcolm X *The above quote from Malcolm X is in reference to the celebration of the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock in what they would call New England, ultimately creating the Mayflower Compact and laying the foundation for the United States. Malcolm […]

Marketing Madness…

November 24, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) If I hadn’t already seen the movie Couples Retreat I would not have spent my precious time doing so after hearing the latest about the people in charge of marketing the movie. In case you haven’t heard, advertisers have been accused of using poor judgment at best and being racist at worst. The […]

Obama Back to Work on Afghanistan, Jobs and Health…

November 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will have scant time to rest up from his eight-day Asia trip. On Saturday, two days after his return to Washington, the Senate plans a make-or-break vote on his hard-fought plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. Obama also confronts a difficult choice on strategy and […]

Oprah is going out on her ‘OWN’…

November 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Last week Oprah finally made it official. “The Oprah Winfrey Show“, as we know it, will end in 2011, rounding out 25 seasons of national syndication. It’s not as dismal as it sounds though. Oprah isn’t retiring; she’s actually upgrading. After all, black women don’t score their own network every day. To ensure […]

Stress of racism can cause premature births for black moms…

November 23, 2009 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Last week, the March of Dimes issued a report card for the United States preterm birth rate. The U.S. got a “D.” More than 540,000 babies are born too early. A baby is considered “pre-term” if it is born before 37 weeks. According to the Institute of Medicine, preterm births and complications (breathing […]

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