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Arizona enacts ban on abortions based on gender, race…

March 30, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into law a controversial bill that makes the state the first in the nation to outlaw abortions performed on the basis of the race or gender of the fetus. The move comes as anti-abortion groups across the nation try to seize on gains made by political […]

Nightly News stays mum on GE’s $0 tax bill…

March 30, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) As the New Yorker’s former press critic, A.J. Liebling, famously said, “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” Perhaps that quotation is framed somewhere in a boardroom at the General Electric Corp., which owns NBC News. In spite of robust profits of $14.2 billion worldwide, GE has calculated […]

Africa turns to cellphones for better health…

March 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Africa, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) JOHANNESBURG — The text message arrives with life-saving discretion: a neutral “see you at the clinic tomorrow” to remind patients to pick up a fresh batch of anti-AIDS drugs. The free texts from South Africa’s largest HIV treatment site are part of a push in Africa to boost health by targeting the continent’s […]

Why I’m Watching…

March 30, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) On the evening of March 23, 2011, Jacob Lusk had his Moment. In just one minute and fifty-six seconds–the length of his compact, impassioned rendition of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s 1968 soul classic, “You’re All I Need To Get By”– Lusk, a 23 year-old church boy from Compton, California, had the kind […]

Can black America turn the South blue?

March 24, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The portrait of black America has changed dramatically over the course of the past decade. Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows significant demographic changes and shifts happening throughout the country and perhaps a reversal of the Great Migration as more and more blacks return to the South. Take for instance […]

Don’t Cut Head Start!

March 24, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) After being urged by President Obama to invest in our nation’s students, you would think our federal lawmakers would do anything they could to preserve a program that sets the foundation for a lifetime of achievement, right? Wrong. Once again, Republicans are moving to cut a program that helps average Americans and, in […]

Chris Brown Apologizes; Disappointed in Behavior…

March 24, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Chris Brown has apologized for his destructive tantrum at “Good Morning America” earlier this week. The 21-year-old singer says he needed to let out his anger after being asked about his attack on Rihanna. ABC News said Brown smashed a window in his dressing room after his interview with “GMA” co-host Robin Roberts […]

Black Business Owners: Pay Attention To New Business Funding Opportunities From Your State…

March 24, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) (March 22, 2011) — In September 2010, President Obama approved the Small Business Jobs Act – a new law that has become a very significant piece of small business legislation. The law extends the successful SBA enhanced loan provisions while offering billions more in lending support, tax cuts, and other opportunities for entrepreneurs […]

Serena’s star still burns bright despite health scares…

March 4, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Serena Williams is proof to me that perfection exists. She serves the ball at a phenomenal 110 MPH. She moves baseline to baseline with the ease of a gazelle. She walks and talks, without saying much, like she’s proud of who and what she is. Not to mention she’s beautiful. My first encounter […]

Vick, Eagles mates plan to work out on their own…

March 4, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Michael Vick is making plans to get ready for next season despite the NFL’s labor situation. The Philadelphia Eagles’ Pro Bowl quarterback says he’ll work out with some of his teammates on their own if there’s a lockout. The league and the players’ union agreed Friday on a seven-day extension of the collective […]

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