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Why the GOP won’t stop playing the race card…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan could have saved his breath when he furiously demanded that GOP leaders denounce the blatant racists among them. The loud chorus from other Democrats, civil rights leaders, and even an online petition from an advocacy group begging the GOP to speak out against its naked bigots is a good […]

Jobs Vanish for African Americans…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A congressional report reveals the dire details, but does one sector have a strategy that will help turn the tide? As the Great Recession’s scythe slices through industries, states, cities and neighborhoods, African Americans have received the most devastating wound. Blacks, and particularly African-American males, have suffered disproportionate rates of unemployment and underemployment […]

The Back Story on Passing Health Care Reform…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The President of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama, signed into law universal health care coverage for every American, for the first time ever in our nation’s history. It was a long time coming. Almost 100 years. The United States was the last industrialized nation to do so. The construction of […]

Three ways to fix the ‘State of Black America’…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The National Urban League today released its annual “State Of Black America” report. Such a report should be done, as a way to annually assess our progress and challenges. However, the “State Of Black America” report would be much more valuable if there was a paradigm shift in three areas: 1. The report […]

Black joblessness is Obama’s next big challenge…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) President Obama earned well-deserved accolades for his dogged fight to make a much needed, and long overdue comprehensive health care reform a reality. The president can and should savor the victory and feat. But there’s another equally hard battle that desperately needs to be fought, and that’s the fight to dent the massive […]

More African-Americans say ‘I do’ to Marriage Day…

March 26, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) NEW YORK (AP) — For Kenny and Lynette Seymour, last weekend’s black marriage gala was about celebrating their seven-year marriage. They got to meet other black couples while spending a romantic evening together. “Every time you meet another couple, you learn something new about yourself and relationships in general,” said Kenny Seymour, a […]

Black Barbie Talks…

March 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Imagine what she’d say about being sold at half the price of white Barbie. To Whom It May Concern, After all of the recent controversy over a silly photo that was taken of my friend Barbie and me, I’ve decided it’s time to speak up. We were hanging at Walmart last week when […]

Don’t Play for a Pro Team. Own One…

March 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Michael Jordan’s takeover of the Bobcats makes him the only black majority owner of a major U.S. sports franchise… Michael Jordan, pro basketball’s greatest player, and a lackluster executive for two franchises, once said in a Nike commercial, “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why […]

Smileypalooza: Right Message, Wrong Messenger…

March 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Tavis Smiley’s summit will talk the talk, but where’s the grassroots follow-up? Tavis Smiley’s summit will talk the talk, but where’s the grassroots follow-up? I’ve never been much of a fan of Tavis Smiley’s annual State of Black America confab, which struck me as an extravaganza of excessive Negro bloviation. And I’m not […]

Diddy to Buy Soccer Team: Diddy, Don’t Waste A Great Opportunity…

March 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Diddy (aka, Sean Combs) is in talks to purchase Crystal Palace, a struggling soccer team based in South London. It has been reported that Diddy is offering the equivalent of approximately $550 million to purchase the team, which filed for bankruptcy in January of this year. If the deal is allowed to proceed […]

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