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Glenn’s Strategies for Well-Being: No One Gets Out Alive!

January 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It may seem like we are seeing an increase in deaths of folks we know, as well as popular public figures. Truth is, it is mostly about aging. The older you get, the people dying will more and more be folks you know. It’s just that simple. What amazes me is how many […]

Chris Matthews MSNBC: ‘I Forgot Obama Was Black for an Hour’…

January 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) MSNBC analyst Chris Matthews, apparently in celebration of the fact that he believes we now have a “post-racial America,” felt the need to congratulate President Barack Obama on his State of the Union Address by proudly claiming that he “forgot Obama was black for an hour.” The comments were made shortly after the […]

Obama focuses on ‘the Benjamins’ in State of the Union…

January 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) He came. He saw. He did what was expected. President Barack Obama, one of the greatest orators to ever grace the White House, used his standard recipe of charisma, charm and vocal rhythm to renew his national agenda. I found his State of the Union address to be relatively inspiring, somewhat informative, and […]

Eric Holder’s quiet revolution at the Justice Department…

January 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A quiet revolution is underway and it represents real change that is positively impacting all Americans. In departments and agencies all over Washington, the most diverse Cabinet in American history is retooling and transforming government to better serve the people. Consider the Department of Justice. Over the last year, Attorney General Eric Holder […]

On crime and gentrification…

January 21, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It is easy to get the impression that America–and black communities in particular–are more violent than ever. We are regularly treated to gruesome crime stories on television news programs, and they often feature black perpetrators. When we are not watching the news, Law and Order, CSI, NCIS and other crime dramas fill our […]

Michelle Obama: The New Face of Haiti?

January 21, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Haiti will need help long after the television cameras have focused their attention elsewhere. But there’s one person who can keep the Caribbean nation in the spotlight. As international aid pours in to provide relief from the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti, development workers and NGO professionals are beginning to fear what will […]

The Bridge: Top Ten Idiotic Statements…

January 21, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Funny, but Americans give automatic credibility to almost any statement that is made on the news and automatic credibility to the people making the statements. But one would think that after eight years of a lying moron in the White House that the American people would take a closer listen and a closer […]

Why Obama can’t ‘do enough’ for black America…

January 20, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) As we hit the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s inauguration, a growing chorus of critics argue that the Obama administration isn’t doing enough for black Americans. Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus criticized the Obama administration for not specifically targeting black America’s unemployment rate in its economic recovery agenda. Actor Danny […]

From King to Obama: Perceptions of progress in the black community…

January 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife, Coretta Scott King, lead off the final lap to the state capitol at Montgomery, Ala., on March 25, 1965. Thousands of civil rights marchers joined in the walk, which began in Selma, Ala., on March 21, demanding voter registration rights for blacks. Rev. D.F. Reese, […]

Hate Has No Expiration Date: Reflections On The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday‏…

January 18, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) …the smell of burnt gunpowder and wet cotton, the taste of cold fried chicken and cheap lipstick, the sounds of grown men weeping, of heavy wood hitting dark flesh, of rifles cocking and dogs snarling, tired bodies jumbled together in church buses and auto caravans, always dressed in their best clothes… For a […]

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