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A Third Party: The Choice for the African-American Masses…

August 15, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) In the many months since the 2008 presidential election, an increasing number of those within the African-American community have begun to question whether the electing of the United States first African-American President, Barack Obama, has functioned to yield any significant results in regard to remedying the abject condition of many of the group’s […]

The Once and Future Black Press…

August 14, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Job losses. Game-changing technology. Belt tightening. Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of black media in 2010… When it comes to black-oriented news media, we have a mixed bag: There is the kind of buzz that was created in 2007 by college-student blogs, e-mails and text messages alerting the nation to a major injustice […]

Dr. Laura’s n-word rant reflects trend of intolerance…

August 14, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s interaction with Jade, a self-identified “black” caller to her popular conservative radio show, The Dr. Laura Program, is causing quite a stir. During the exchange, Jade seeks Dr. Laura’s advice on how to deal with the increasingly racially insensitive comments and behavior from her white husband’s family and friends, including […]

Mitrice Richardson’s death leaves lingering questions…

August 14, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) For the past year, I have lived with the terrible case of Mitrice Richardson. The surface circumstances about the case are now well known. Mitrice, a 24-year-old African-American woman, with emotional challenges, was held and then released alone by Los Angeles County Sheriffs from a police station in the early morning hours of […]

Charters are the right recipe for failing schools…

August 14, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) For the first time in more than a generation, education is near the top of the American agenda; President Obama has called it “the economic issue of our time,” and has called for America to regain world leadership in the share of citizens with college degrees. We at United Negro College Fund (UNCF) […]

The Bridge: A Long Way, Baby?

August 11, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Men have to take their fair share of the blame in the gender breakdown because too many of us believe that it’s cool to tuck our emotions away. And too many of us think that having a discussion about feelings is for women and gay men. Consequently, our voice is rarely heard. In […]

You Can’t ‘Fix’ an Abuser…

August 11, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Black women continue to be at greatest risk for lethal violence in intimate relationships. As the tragic case of a murdered marriage counselor shows, thinking you can help an abusive partner may be one of the most dangerous mistakes you can make… Love apparently brought Tonya Hunter paroxysms of pain during the final […]

Watts riots: The fuse is still lit 45 years later…

August 11, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) My friend and I watched looters gleefully make mad dashes into the corner grocery store; their arms bulged with liquor bottles and cigarette cartons. Suddenly, my friend shouted out as if he was speaking to an audience, “Maybe now they’ll see how rotten they treat us.” The “they” was the white man. His […]

Should Reps. Rangel and Waters step aside?

August 10, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) After a nine-month investigation into alleged ethics violations against Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) the House Ethics Committee has released its report. The Committee has found that the congresswoman improperly used her office to assist OneUnited, a Massachusetts-based bank in receiving $12 million in federal bailout funds in December 2008. Her husband, Sidney Williams […]

Why Fox News’ ‘Southern Strategy’ could sink the network…

August 10, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Fox News host Glenn Beck recently compared America under the Obama administration to the Planet of the Apes. Fox News doesn’t like black people, so is it any surprise that blacks don’t tune in? Recently, Think Progress reported that according to the Nielsen ratings, only 29,000 black viewers have watched FOX News Channel […]

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