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Yes Stop the Violence Against Women.

May 14, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated held its annual Sisterhood Luncheon last Saturday, and I was privileged and honored to be the keynote speaker. A cloud hovered over the luncheon, though, and the media was there to talk about it. Four Delta women have been raped in the […]

Every GOP in Congress Fails Blacks.

May 14, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The new NAACP Report Card for the first session of the 112th Congress is out and it shows that every graded Republican member of the House and Senate received an F on issues considered important to the nation’s oldest civil rights group. In the Senate, all 46 GOP senators received Fs from NAACP. […]

Politicians playing with fire.

May 14, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It is difficult to watch the spectacle of the Republican primaries and not agree with whoever it was that originated the description of those candidacies as nothing more or less than a ‘circle of clowns.’ At each moment one or the other candidate seems to go deeper into the swamp, whether through denigrating […]

Our Black Women and Organizations.

May 14, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) During Black History Month, the focus is often on individuals. The founder of the month (once Negro History Week) was Dr. Carter G. Woodson, and he chose the week that encompassed both the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas. When other luminaries are mentioned, they are mostly men, but this year, the […]

Gun Control, and our kids.

May 14, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) On April 16, 2007, our nation suffered its deadliest shooting incident ever by a single gunman when a student killed 32 people and wounded 25 others at Virginia Tech before committing suicide. Five years later, have we learned anything about controlling our national gun and gun violence epidemic? A look at just a […]

African American Workers still left behind.

May 14, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) International Executive Vice President Gerry Hudson issued the following statement in response to the April 2012 jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that showed a slight decline in the African American unemployment rate: “Thousands of African American workers are finally experiencing some economic relief with […]

Yes A Game Of Tag Help Combat Bullying?

May 14, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Strengthening recess transforms the school climate, paving the way for less bullying and more focus on learning, says a new study from Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University. The randomized control trial specifically looked at what happened when schools partnered with Playworks, a national nonprofit that is currently providing healthy recess and other […]

NO I Couldn’t Be President.

May 9, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The other day I watched TV news footage of President Obama launching his reelection campaign–strutting the length of a stage in Ohio sans jacket or tie, the long sleeves of his white button down shirt purposefully rolled up to effectively resemble Everyman–and wondered who the hell would want the job, anyway. Granted, leader […]

Children’s Book Series ( Doodles Coloring Fun ).

May 9, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Growing up, author and illustrator Setria James did not make the best grades, but she discovered a strong artistic ability through coloring and began excelling in art classes. She subsequently followed this passion through her college education, studying fine arts and graphic design. Setria recently tapped into her love of coloring and interest […]

Yeah Jungleland? New Orleans Community Activist Rejects, etc.

May 9, 2012 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The New York Times Magazine recently ran a story on my home, the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, a place one of the most powerful newspapers in the world insensitively dubbed a “Jungleland.” Contrary to the article, residents of this community are not reconciled to life in the wilderness and we don’t […]

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