Thursday, December 8, 2022


What Do You Call a Black Man With a J.D.?

November 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A “gangbanger,” apparently, if you are the owner of the Boston club that expelled dozens of black Harvard and Yale students and alumni last weekend on suspicion of being criminals. Ask D. Omavi Harshaw, who was there. It was hard to tell if the several dozen black Harvard and Yale graduate students and […]

Why Walter Kimbrough is the ‘hip-hop college president’…

November 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Philander Smith is a small historically black college in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was pretty known for being pretty much unknown. In HBCU circles, Philander Smith didn’t have the name cachet like the Howards and Spelmans of the world, and within the state of Arkansas, it was overshadowed by the larger University of […]

The Failing Promise of Public Education…

November 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) We, the American public, hold it as an article of faith that those responsible for devising and implementing public policy have our best interests at heart. Our best minds are hard at work, striving to make the world a better place. Our elected officials are dedicated to protecting our freedoms, increasing our prosperity, […]

Black kids can’t read: What are you prepared to do about it?

November 12, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The statistics in the November 9, 2010 New York Times article, “Black Boys Score Far Behind White Students,” leave one speechless. According to the report entitled “A Call for Change” released November 8 by urban schools advocacy group the Council for Great City Schools, only 12 percent of black males are proficient reading […]

The case for Clyburn as Minority Whip…

November 12, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) With our country and the Democratic Party at a crossroads, it is important that we have a leadership team in place that recognizes and reflects the strength and diversity of both the Democratic Caucus and our great nation.??? ?As Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, I have worked closely with Congressman James E. […]

Why Denzel Washington is still ‘Mr. Right’…

November 12, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) During the golden era of Hollywood, Humphrey Bogart was the man. There was something about Bogey, as he was affectionately nicknamed, be it his dashing good looks, quiet charisma, or the brooding, intense “cool” that endeared him to audiences and made him into the quintessential “leading man.” Everyone who followed borrowed something from […]

Sell-Outs at the NAACP…

November 8, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) For decades the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People fought the good fight against racial discrimination. The organization was instrumental in defeating Jim Crow and discrimination in the work-place; it led the charge in establishing voting rights for all and equal access to quality education. Even now the NAACP does some […]

‘For Colored Girls’ critics overlook Perry’s positive contributions…

November 8, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Negative reviews from respected film critics like The Hollywood Reporter’s Kirk Honeycutt who proclaimed Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls a “this train wreck of a movie” didn’t keep black female filmgoers away. Although Friday night’s box office numbers suggested that For Colored Girls was on pace to gross $28 million, its actual weekend […]

Can Obama reach common ground without selling out black base?

November 4, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) As a result of the midterm elections, Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives while Democrats retain control of the Senate. House Speaker-to-be John Boehner (R-OH) has pledged to “listen to the American people and to focus on their priorities.” Republicans have indicated that one of their first orders of business […]

Why Jay-Z can’t seem to beat Illuminati rap…

November 4, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Someone didn’t give Hammer the memo. Last week an occult specialist firmly and finally put to rest all those rumors about Jay-Z and the Illuminati. But that didn’t stop Hammertime from releasing a diss track and video against Jay-Z, accusing him of devil worship. It’s likely an act of evil when Hammer is […]

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