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Florida Congresswoman Seeks Federal Anti-Hazing Law…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) About a month after the hazing-linked death of FAMU band member Robert Champion, Miami-area U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson has announced plans to introduce a bill that would address hazing on a federal level, reports the Miami New Times. “Hazing is demeaning, dangerous, and, sadly, deadly,” said Rep. Wilson in a release. “It’s time […]

Obama Re-Election Odds Are Roughly 50-50…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Entering 2012, President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects are essentially a 50-50 proposition, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. It found that most Americans say the president deserves to be voted out of office even though they have concerns about the Republican alternatives. Obama’s overall standing in the poll suggests he could be […]

A Lasting Season…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Christmas Day has come and gone. While Christians want to bitch and moan that Jesus is allegedly being taken out of the celebration of Christmas, it is my contention that the representational sentiment of Jesus is being removed from too much by far too many. Even many so-called Christians. The representational sentiment of […]

The Iowa Caucus: This Republican Show is About to be On…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) We’ve watched the Republicans dropkick President Obama for months now… the ones in Congress, the pundits on FOX, the wannabee candidates (Palin and Trump), and the gonna be candidates for the Republican nomination in the 2012 election. The race to get beat by Obama has been a funny one. Mean, but funny. It’s […]

Jazz Musician Sam Rivers Dies At 88…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Sam Rivers, an internationally-known jazz musician who played with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, has died. He was 88. Monique Rivers Williams says her father died Monday night from pneumonia. The Oklahoma native was a saxophonist, flutist and composer. He started his career in Boston, where he performed with Herb Pomeroy’s big band […]

FEMA Asking Hurricane Katrina Victims To Give Back Money…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) When the Federal Emergency Management Agency mailed out 83,000 debt notices this year to victims of Hurricane Katrina and other 2005 storms, one of the letters showed up in David Bellinger’s mailbox. Bellinger, who is blind, needed a friend to read it and break the news that FEMA wants him to pay back […]

Eddie Murphy’s Ex-Wife Gets Scammed For $7 Million…

December 24, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A self-described Los Angeles entertainment entrepreneur is charged in a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday with bilking $7 million from a recent divorcee who is identified by law enforcement officials as the ex-wife of actor-comedian Eddie Murphy. Troy David Stratos faces 14 charges of fraud, money laundering and obstructing justice. Stratos, 45, was arrested […]

Rapper Slim Dunkin Murdered in Atlanta…

December 24, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Atlanta police say the rapper Slim Dunkin was gunned down Friday evening in a city music studio as he was preparing to record a video. Police Maj. Keith Meadows said the rapper, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, was fatally shot in the chest after getting into an argument with another individual. He […]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Jail time…

December 24, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery domestic violence and harassment charges before a Las Vegas judge. The 34-year-old Mayweather also was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine. The plea deal avoids trial on felony […]

Bank of America To Pay $335 Million To Settle Discrimination Claim…

December 24, 2011 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Bank of America has agreed to pay $335 million to resolve allegations that its Countrywide unit engaged in a widespread pattern of discrimination against qualified African-American and Hispanic borrowers on home loans. The settlement with the U.S. Justice Department was filed Wednesday with the Central District court of California and is subject to […]

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