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Obama’s deficit plans run into economic reality…

April 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) President Barack Obama headed west to sell his big picture deficit-reduction plan. But many people are waiting for a quick fix to their own economic problems caused chiefly by persistent unemployment and the crippled housing market. Audiences in California and Nevada understood why it’s important to get a handle on the deficit over […]

One year later: Gulf Coast is still not whole…

April 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Today marks the one-year anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil drilling disaster. For 153 days, Gulf communities suffered as their economic, environmental and health care realities were shaken. Many of the area’s residents are still left with questions of when their lives will be restored. While BP’s efforts, under government supervision, have made […]

Green movement returns to grassroots on Earth Day…

April 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Environmental and health protection in America has always been a grassroots, community-powered movement. The first Earth Day took shape more than 40 years ago, when people came together in their communities to demand clean air to breathe, healthy water to drink and swim in, and safe lands to build homes, businesses and churches. […]

The Truth Behind the Tyler Perry Haymaker…

April 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) I’m so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘this is a coon, this is a buffoon.’ I am sick of him talking about black people going to see […]

Black women’s hair loss tied to braiding, weaving: study…

April 22, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Very tight braiding or weaving may be linked to a permanent type of hair loss that affects many African American women, according to a U.S. study. Prolonged pulling at the hair strands may cause inflammation of the hair follicle, which has been showed to lead to scarring. In principle, this could lead to […]

Obama: Congress must — and will — raise debt limit…

April 16, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) CHICAGO – President Barack Obama confidently predicted Friday that a divided Congress would raise the nation’s borrowing limit to cover the staggering federal debt rather than risk triggering a worldwide recession, but he conceded for the first time he would have to offer more spending cuts to Republicans to get a deal. Pushed […]

Skin bleaching a growing problem in Jamaica slums…

April 16, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) KINGSTON, Jamaica – Mikeisha Simpson covers her body in greasy white cream and bundles up in a track suit to avoid the fierce sun of her native Jamaica, but she’s not worried about skin cancer. The 23-year-old resident of a Kingston ghetto hopes to transform her dark complexion to a cafe-au-lait-color common among […]

House passes huge GOP budget cuts, opposing Obama…

April 16, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) WASHINGTON – In a prelude to a summer showdown with President Barack Obama, Republicans controlling the House pushed to passage on Friday a bold but politically dangerous budget blueprint to slash social safety net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and fundamentally restructure Medicare health care for the elderly. The nonbinding plan lays […]

Ivory Coast Massacre: More Than 1,000 Killed…

April 15, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) More than 1,000 civilians have been killed in a western Ivory Coast town, a Catholic charity said Saturday, adding that the mass killings happened in an area under the control of forces fighting to install the country’s internationally recognized president. The U.N. military spokesman said he had no information about mass killings in […]

Minority Internship Program Seeks 2011 Student Applicants…

April 15, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Minority Access National Internship Program is offering PAID internships to talented undergraduate and graduate students who want to experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government and other participating entities. Available only to African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, the program provides students with […]

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