Monday, December 5, 2022


Why Obama should reconcile with Rev. Jesse Jackson…

February 23, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Say what you want about Rev. Jesse Jackson, but the value of his legacy cannot be denied. Few have made the sacrifices Jackson has made, and few can match his historical significance when it comes to America’s quest for equality and civil rights. Every politician or American citizen who wishes to question the […]

Tiger digs a deeper hole…

February 22, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Nice try Tiger but it won’t work. Simply gazing into the eye of a lone camera, taking no questions from reporters, and then making a terse plea for privacy, a promise to be a better Tiger, and dropping a hint that he’ll return to golf, won’t buy forgiveness or peace. It will do […]

Leadership Secession In The Black Community…

February 22, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Last week, California Representative Diane Watson announced she would not seek re-election to her 33rd Congressional District seat. It was a much anticipated announcement after months of “rumors” that she would. Diane Watson is one of the most respected elected officials in the history of California black politics. She was the first black […]

Why sexaholics get no love…

February 22, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) R & B singer, Eric Benet, was probably the most infamous black sex addict in America – until golf superstar, Tiger Woods, came along and stole the title with just a few easy strokes. As we all know, Woods is now undergoing therapy for what’s reportedly an addiction to sex. Yet, whether it’s […]

How to find 15 minutes of fame in reality TV…

February 22, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Within the last few years the popularity of reality television shows has sky-rocketed thanks to the obscene violence and dramatic “characters.” However, much credit is also given to black cast members and both A and B-list celebrities that have their own programs. The minute-by-minute excitement and constant fighting is what keeps viewers fixated […]

Hollywood’s most overlooked resource: black female directors…

February 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) While reflecting on Black History Month, I began to think about African-American female directors, particularly after Kathryn Bigelow scored a best director Oscar nomination. Identifying them required more research than I’d anticipated, which further fed my curiosity about their current state in Hollywood and the film industry in general. I recently attended a […]

Why remaking ‘We Are the World’ may have been a mistake…

February 17, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A couple of days ago my colleagues at VIBE magazine were sharing their opinions in a webcast on the “We Are the World” remake, which both celebrates the song’s 25th anniversary and aims to raise money for Haiti. I decided to check out the video as I hadn’t seen it yet, and then […]

The stimulus one year later: A bold move that began a jobless recovery…

February 17, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) One year ago, President Obama was trying to scare us. He told us that if we didn’t sign off on his massive $787 billion dollar stimulus package, we could be stuck in the greatest depression the nation has ever seen. The economic world would come to an end and the fire of hell […]

The Bridge: Protecting The Black Image…

February 16, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) At some point, the image of President Barack Obama has to inspire us to rise to higher heights in every arena possible. But before we can do that, we need to be serious about the business of protecting our image. Unfortunately, some of the most vicious assaults on the Black image have come […]

Turner’s Two Cents: Do We Still Need Black History Month?

February 16, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Before the end of February, if it hasn’t happened already, a white acquaintance may come to you and ask, “Why do we have to have black history month?” Such persons may inquire in hushed tones, in an effort to show that they are genuinely curious and do not wish to offend, or they […]

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