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A new world for black men and boys by 2025…

December 11, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “A world I dream where black or white, whatever race you be, will share the bounties of the earth and every man is free…” When Langston Hughes penned these words in 1926, I am certain he didn’t envision that 84 years later, the dream would remain unrealized. But here we sit at the […]

Peartree – Christmas Cards, etc…

December 11, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Like many I have embraced the holidays… Already got the Christmas Cards ready… Will be sending them out later this week… This year we all shall celebrate at my sister house… Food and of course exchanging gifts, etc…. I do wonder what with people these days…. Rudeness is the norm, and loving your […]

Controversy haunts Cam Newton’s Heisman quest…

December 11, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The storyline at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square on Saturday night won’t be who won the 76th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy. No, the Heisman Trophy was all but awarded to Auburn quarterback Cam Newton on Dec. 1, when the NCAA ruled he was eligible to compete for the Tigers. Instead, it […]

Why Democrats Surrendered on Taxes…

December 8, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The tax fight was lost before it began, so President Barack Obama decided to play for a tie. Nowadays it’s popular to apply the “bad poker player” analogy to President Barack Obama and Democrats when it comes to their failure to match wits with Republicans on expiring tax cuts. The New York Times’ […]

Un-fare! NY taxi driver rep endorses racial profiling…

December 8, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Fernando Mateo, the head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, probably needs lessons on diplomacy and leadership. One can’t imagine why the head of such an important organization would publicly support racial profiling in a world where criminals come in all races and genders. Mateo’s remarks came after Trevor Bell, […]

Why Wesley Snipes deserves a second chance…

December 8, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Wesley Snipes next starring role could easily be based on his own life. Most of us know that Snipes has been embroiled in tax difficulties and many of us have simply assumed that he was another movie star stuck in the same trap as other greedy millionaires, deciding to just not pay the […]

Is Obama’s tax deal the lesser of two evils?

December 8, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) President Obama has reached a compromise with Republicans in Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans for two years, in exchange for a 13-month extension of unemployment benefits. The question is whether Obama’s deal on taxes is the lesser of two evils, and whether this will be a good […]

CarInsuranceList – Auto Insurance Reviews, etc…

December 7, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) NFL season is coming to an end and my colts may not make it… Yes playoffs seem far off now and it’s hard to accept that… Peyton Manning has literally lost the last 3 games on his own… Oh well let me print out this cheap car insurance article… Will read over it […]

Why We Need Net Neutrality…

December 3, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Too many black politicians and front organizations funded by telecommunications companies are working against the interests of African Americans, says the co-founder of ColorOfChange. The Internet is the most democratic communications network ever created. In a world where our community cannot count on the mainstream media to tell our stories — or on […]

‘Building a Grad Nation’ report reveals what’s at stake in our schools…

December 3, 2010 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Earlier this week, an 88-page report titled Building a Grad Nation, was released by the educational foundation, America’s Promise. America’s Promise was founded by General Colin Powell, and is currently chaired by his wife, Alma Powell, and the foundation tasks itself with bringing coalitions together, corporations, non-profits, and teachers organizations, to figure out […]

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