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How to Reduce Black Unemployment…

January 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Find jobs for the 650,000 ex-cons who come home every year, as several really good programs are already doing. In an ideal America, our president would have told us Tuesday night about his plan not only for fixing the jobs crisis but also for making it so that the crisis wasn’t twice as […]

Is ‘gaming the system’ ever justified?

January 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In 2004, rappers M-1 and stic.man, together known as the politically-charged rap group Dead Prez, released the lead single to their sophomore album (Revolutionary But Gangsta), “Hell Yeah (Pimp the System).” The song and accompanying video detail various money-making schemes, all of the illegal variety, from the long-con of defrauding major credit card […]

Steve Harvey has no business giving relationship advice…

January 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) This week, Steve Harvey, comedian extraordinaire and self-proclaimed expert on black love, saw his own personal life flung into the spotlight when his ex-wife posted a series of videos on YouTube airing her dirty laundry with the so-called “King of Comedy.” Mary Shackelford was married to Harvey for ten years and has a […]

Is Will Smith merchandizing his kids?

January 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Jacksons. The Osmonds. The Winans. And now let’s add the Smiths to the list. In the tradition of showbiz families, looks like Will and Jada Smith are in fast pursuit to transform their family into an entertainment dynasty. Will Smith’s newest stage dad project is remaking the classic Hollywood film Annie, starring […]

Eddie Long’s ‘speak no evil’ strategy seems to be working…

January 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In years past, Eddie Long’s attendance at any event associated with the Trumpet Awards, an annual event founded by media pioneer and civil rights activist Xernona Clayton in 1993 to honor African-American achievement, would merely serve as a photo opportunity significant to black Atlanta and perhaps the larger Christian community at most. Since […]

Mental Illness…

January 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) In any given year 26 percent of American adults suffer from mental disorders. Think about it, when you walk down the street, at least one out of every four or five people you pass is suffering form some form of mental illness. As Congresswoman Giffords continues to make a most surprising recovery, in […]

LAPD’s Shooting of A Naked Black Man…

January 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Can’t Wait To Hear What He Had In His Hand This Time… We can always count on LAPD to find new ways to abuse black people. If there’s some kind of abusive first with lethal force and LAPD, trust me, a black person’s involved. While this one probably’s not a first for the […]

The Perils of Dictatorship Nostalgia in Haiti…

January 21, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) By returning to Haiti, Baby Doc Duvalier is betting on the fact that most Haitians are too young to remember the climate of fear that ruled their nation for 30 years. Maybe the fear is the first thing people forget as time passes. That would help explain the outbursts of dictatorship nostalgia we […]

Low income blacks biggest victims of GOP budget cuts…

January 21, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Yesterday, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the self-described “Caucus of House Conservatives,” released its a blueprint for cutting federal spending by $2.5 trillion over the next 10 years. Among the items on the chopping block are the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (a.k.a. NeighborWorks America) and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), two agencies that provide […]

Abortion clinic horror in Philly highlights need for more access…

January 21, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) If you thought that racially segregated doctor’s offices were done away with in the 1960s, get ready to feel like you just stepped out of a time machine. By now, many of us have heard the grisly story of an African-American physician in West Philadelphia who is facing eight counts of murder for […]

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