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Where has all the great black satire gone?

August 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Entertainment, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Last night saw the airing of the 62nd annual prime time Emmy awards. The critically-acclaimed comedy 30 Rock was nominated for “Best Comedy Series” for the fourth time in as many years (it was unseated from its throne by the new series Modern Family). The increasingly popular show features the talents of Emmy […]

Teaching Ebonics in School: It Really Don’t Be Making No Sense…

August 30, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I wrote recently about how the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is now seeking to hire Ebonics translators to help them to apprehend drug dealers. The group seems to believe that by learning the underpinnings of urban language, it can find a way to bring down “Pookie nem” on the corner. The website Newsy.com […]

Obama’s “Mongrel” Statement: A Manifestation of Strategy and Indifference…

August 24, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In the last few weeks much discussion regarding a unique matter involving race has surfaced within the African-American community. Such is the case, as President Barack Obama’s appearance on the daytime talk show, The View, in which he classified African Americans as a “mongrel people” has provoked feelings of displeasure among some members […]

How black male student underachievement is reversible…

August 18, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Schott Foundation for Public Education has released a new report, Yes We Can: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, which shows that America’s public education system is disproportionately failing its black male students. In the report, there is an overarching message of hope in the fact that […]

NBA should sideline baller accused of battering girlfriend…

August 18, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Arrests: 1. Games played: 0 Lance Stephenson, welcome to the NBA. Long before the former high school phenom suits up in his first game for the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson managed to score his first assault charge as a professional. The 19-year-old Stephenson was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly pushing his girlfriend, Jasmine […]

Why we still aren’t safe from Dr. Laura…

August 18, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Many people have wondered how Laura Schlessinger, better known as Dr. Laura, remained on the radio after demonstrating incredible racial insensitivity punctuated by a n-word rant last week during an exchange with a black caller. But Dr. Laura, during her appearance on Larry King Live last night, finally brought some closure to the […]

Could More Blacks in Banking Have Prevented the Meltdown?

August 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Money/Business, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Some analysts are asking whether “fair inclusion” of minorities in the financial industry would have averted disaster or made it worse… Last month Politico reported on a “little-noticed” section of the Wall Street reform bill. It gives the feds power to kill contracts with firms that fail to initiate workplace diversity. The law […]

Let’s Make a Deal on the N-Word…

August 17, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) White folks will stop using it, and black folks will stop pretending that quoting it is saying it… It’s a delicate business to declare a racial slur taboo. Today a non-black person calling a black one the n-word is treated as morally equivalent to photos of naked children being discovered in one’s desk […]

Why Wyclef’s candidacy could spell trouble for Haiti…

August 16, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – On Tuesday, Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council, or CEP as it is known by its French acronym, will disqualify some of the 34 people who have filed formal applications to become the next president for various reasons. In the past, the thinning of candidates was a routine exercise meant to usher […]

Obama should stand by principles, and his comments on mosque…

August 16, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) On Friday evening while celebrating a Ramadan Iftar dinner at the White House, President Obama did what any president should do. He defended the rights of Americans to practice their religion on America soil. The problem is that on Saturday, bowing to pressure from some Republicans and others, the president became a politician […]

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