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Did Chris Brown shed crocodile tears for Michael Jackson?

June 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) For better or worse (some would say the latter), the BET Awards has become one of the premier events in entertainment, particularly for hip-hop and R&B. Throughout its nine-year existence, the star-studded annual celebration has provided viewers with ample fodder for debates about the state of music and popular culture. While one could […]

Why there should be a black backlash against BET…

June 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Most decent, educated, hard working black Americans have their own particular reason for disliking the BET Awards. All the while, it must be acknowledged that there are some Americans who love the show. Finally, there are those who love to watch the show so they can talk about how much they hate it. […]

When Fathers Fall Somewhere Between Awesome and Absentee…

June 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Father’s Day can be a dilemma when you have a complicated relationship with your dad… I’m a loiterer in the Hallmark aisle of the drugstore, trying to choose a card. This struggle is my Father’s Day tradition. Alongside images of barbecue grills and sporting equipment, the cards are generously strewn with terms like […]

The New Middle Passage…

June 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Think Abraham Lincoln freed all the slaves back in 1863? Think again. And then get angry. Very, very angry… On this Juneteenth, I am thinking of those who are not yet free. Most of them are girls. Born in America. Every year in this country, between 100,000 and 300,000 children–most of whom are […]

Will Obama finally break our oil addiction?

June 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Two surreal things happened within the span of two days. In his televised address, President Obama again sternly warned that the nation must break its dependency on oil. He again called on Congress to pass an energy bill that would vastly expand our hunt for and use of alternative and renewable energy sources. […]

Why Obama can’t kick ‘ass’ in the White House…

June 9, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) President Obama just can’t win. In a rare moment of public pique, he says in an interview on the Today Show that he knows whose “ass to kick.” Presumably he means the rear end of BP CEO Tony Hayward who much of the media, the public, and politicians of all stripes have screamed […]

Change, illusion and the Obama presidency…

June 9, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) When President Barack Obama entered into office January, 2009, it was clear the oft repeated campaign slogan of “change we can believe in” was overwhelmingly accepted both domestically and internationally. Now, 18 months into his presidency, with wars on multiple fronts, the largest environmental disaster in recent American history and an all but […]

Whatever Happened to the Black Republican Wave?

June 7, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The much-hyped surge of African Americans petered out in the first round of primaries. But black GOPers aren’t giving up… This was supposed to be ”the year of the black Republican.” Google the phrase and you’ll get more than 20,000 results, most of them ending with a question mark. Prompted largely by a […]

Arizona isn’t the only state with a racist agenda…

June 7, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Forgive me for saying this, but part me of is getting sick of hearing about Arizona. Most states only get a few days in the news cycle, but since the politicians in Arizona were crazy enough to pass a law to stifle illegal immigration in their state, our news has been seemingly flooded […]

Why BP keeps stonewalling Obama…

June 7, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) President Obama has said it every way it can be humanly said and as often as it can be said, “We are committed to recovering every red cent from BP” for the oil spill. Obama means every word of that. Congress, the public, and much of the media screams at BP to pay […]

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