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Politics; Think About It.

April 27, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Throughout my life, I have been blessed with family and friends who have admonished me to be a critical thinker. I was challenged not only to think, but to think with clarity, appropriate urgency, and logic. The old idea of being one who thought “while others were sleeping” was not lost on me. […]

The Complexities of Black Pain and Black Pride Define the Black Experience.

April 27, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) “The psychological toll of always anticipating that next set back where one unexpected bill, short paycheck, or medical emergency will derail months, maybe years, of plans and priorities is exhausting. Feeling like you must do more, and expect less, creates a never-ending daily cycle of economic anxiety.” — Shannon-Janean Currie, vice president, Benenson […]

Zelensky’s Use of Social Media Is Tipping the Scales Towards Democracy.

April 26, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Right now, the fight for control of Ukraine is taking place in the skies above Kyiv and in the streets of Mariupol. However while the conflict between Russian and Ukrainian forces in the sky and on the land has ground to a stalemate, Vladimir Putin and his virtual war machine dedicated to sowing […]

‘The Great Relocation’: Political refugees vs. ‘leftugees’.

April 26, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A couple weeks ago, my husband and I had an interesting experience. We received a visit from a woman who lives about a mile away from us. She stopped to invite us to a community potluck and gathering being held in town. There were so many newcomers to this remote corner of North […]

Celebrating a Season of Hope.

April 26, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) On April 7, the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States and the first Black woman justice, marking a new era of progress in our nation. For the first time in American history, white men will not be the majority on our Supreme Court. […]

‘Elite’ US Universities and African Students.

April 25, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) A recent Washington Post article, “Surge of international applicants at elite white colleges,” reported that academic institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth, etc. have experienced a large increase in international applications to attend their institutions. Since 2020 applications have increased 34%. One factor of this is their dropping […]

How to Disarm the Crazies.

April 25, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) There is probably no easy cure for the Marjorie Taylor Greene phenomenon. She’s a repellent clown whose presence on the national stage has yielded nothing but degradation — except for the guffaw she afforded us when denouncing Nancy Pelosi’s “Gazpacho police.” And she has lots of company. Her colleagues in the House include […]

Telsa Elon Musk: A Glitch in the Algorithm.

April 22, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The reason Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter couldn’t be clearer:  more freedom of speech on a platform that, like it or not, has become Earth’s “de facto” town square, as he put it. Twitter, along with just about all the Big Tech giants, uses dirty algorithms and misleading information to shoot down […]

Tucker Carlson and the Crisis of Masculinity.

April 22, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Tucker Carlson’s foray into testicle toasting is only the latest (and possibly most amusing) example of the right wing’s masculinity obsession. The manliness theme keeps reappearing. Trump’s strutting tough talk was imbibed greedily by fans eager for affirmation of the manly virtues. Trump and his acolytes didn’t invent this; insecure masculinity is an […]

The fight against CRT continues and math books are the latest victim.

April 22, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) It’s been proven time and again that critical race theory (CRT) isn’t taught in K-12 public schools, but the idea that it does continues to live rent free in the minds of many. Republicans continue to find ways to twist anything that may have to do with race into CRT. In addition to […]

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