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The Argument Over Black History Month…

February 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) We are now at the end of another Black History Month. We have some Black History in the making, especially with the first Black President. However, some of us are also in the middle of silly arguments over whether or not the tradition of celebrating Black history during one month each year should […]

He Really is President…

February 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) When I was a kid, I thought I wanted to grow up to be a Secret Service man guarding the President. It wasn’t some teenage patriotic urge that drove my motivation. Rather, it was coming up in the post-JFK ’60s during the evolution of network television news coverage. I was fascinated by the […]

Egyptians Are Not My Brothers…

February 12, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I’m not buying the romanticism of sharing the pain of “fellow Africans.” But that doesn’t prevent me from sympathizing with their struggle. John McWhorter is not buying the romanticism of sharing the pain of “fellow Africans.” But that doesn’t prevent him from sympathizing with their struggle. Only now am I becoming able to […]

Single-Minded: On Shonda Rhimes and Deadlines…

February 12, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I showed up to meet the Grey’s Anatomy creator with spit-shined legs, a ripped dress and a major lump in my throat. That turned out to be the easy part. Now I’ve got a movie to write. Last Friday I finally got a deadline. Knowing when to end something is sometimes the only […]

Butt implant death begs question: Do big bottoms lead to the top?

February 11, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “So should I be a glamour model?” 20-year-old ‘CarmellaLondon’ a.k.a. Claudia Aderotimi, self-described model, actress, singer, and dancer, tweeted to her hundred-or-so followers last month. “I wanna be famous.” The young woman’s words take on an eerie new meaning this week as details surrounding her sudden death emerge. Reports show that she died […]

Will Egypt’s revolution have a domino effect in Africa?

February 11, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Amid two weeks of protests and labor strikes in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak has finally resigned and the military now has taken control. Thousands of Egyptians are celebrating in the streets and the Egyptian Army is reportedly going to dismiss the rest of the cabinet. Some black writers have suggested African-Americans don’t have […]

Is Parks’ Representation Worth The $2.3 Million Paid Over The Next Four Years?

February 11, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The whole issue of the poor representation for the poorest council district in the City of Los Angeles is never more in evidence than when you look at the disparities between the quality of life between the people and their city council representation. Particularly, pay inequity between Bernard Parks, his son (Junior) and […]

My Life is not for Me…

February 11, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A mother recently said to me, “My Life is Not for Me;” my response…and whose fault is that?” More often than not, it appears as though life: work, children, obligations, suffering health, appointments, exercise, school, commitments, family, pets, church the list is endless, keeps us moving in the fast lane. The problem arises […]

The Undeniable Reaction to Attraction…

February 10, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) With Valentine’s Day happening next week, I thought this encore offering of “The Undeniable Reaction to Attraction” would be fitting. I hope you enjoy it. Next week will be my prologue to Valentine’s Day after the day devoted to romance has lost its glow * * * He reached out his hand and […]

Has the ‘Dream’ Drowned in Our Narcissism?

February 3, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, […]

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