Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Most Worshipful Michelle Obama Review Ever?

When Barack Obama’s memoir, “A Promised Land,” came out right after the 2020 election, their New York Times book review also was destined to become a sales pitch. The publisher happily and repeatedly regurgitated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come … (A Promised Land) is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid.”

Book Review; Discrimination and Disparities.

Tweet (Akiit.com) My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of “Discrimination and Disparities.” It lays waste to myth after myth about the causes of human differences not only in the United States but around the globe. Throughout the book, Sowell shows that socioeconomic outcomes differ vastly […]

The Things We Do for Love.

November 27, 2018 by  
Filed under Book Reviews, News, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Today, interracial/cross cultural marriages are not unusual. That was not true in the 1960s when I fell in love with my anthropology professor who was a hereditary Mende chief from Liberia, West Africa.  Our marriage posed problems along with opportunities that I was too naïve to have imagined at the time. I grew up […]

Career Hurdles: What is Holding You Back?

Tweet (Akiit.com) At one time or another, we all have a career that we dream of in our lives. But so many of us don’t get to experience this. Why? Well, it could be a number of reasons or hurdles that are holding you back. The trick is to not stop at these, but press through […]

Honouring Black History Month.

April 27, 2017 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, Book Reviews, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) With Black History Month having just passed, it’s given plenty of time to pause for thought. There are so many African Americans who have contributed to enriching our lives. In honour of Black History Month, below you’ll find a list of some of the best books written by scholars and exceptional writers. The books […]

A Must Read Author Tonya Bolden’s New Book on Black “Pathfinders”.

February 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Arts/Literature, Book Reviews, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) I love Black History, and so revel in Black History Month. Not that Black History should be constrained to a month. Indeed, when I wrote my book “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History” in 2010, I hoped that some folks would touch the book each day and talk about the […]

Dr. Barbara Reynold’s Coretta Scott King Memoir Is a Must Read.

February 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Book Reviews, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Every day that he holds the presidency, Donald Trump does something outrageous. He blusters, he just plain lies, and he bullies. He pushes his decisions, his executive orders, down the throats of a Congress that he dominates. Why not let the democratic process work and let them vote to build a wall and […]

Founder of Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute to Launch Leadership Book Project.

January 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Book Reviews, Education, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (“PPGJ“) is raising funds for our first youth education project. We seek to motivate and inspire 1,000 young people to become superheroes for justice who make a difference in the world. At Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (PPGJ), we aim to motivate and inspire young people to […]

Family Whispers of Love: Cherished Memories with Recipes Soul food uniting family and friends.

March 13, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Reviews, News, Press Releases, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Jacklyn Milton narrates her miracles of love and all she has learned through her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, and caterer.  In her new book, she shares many whispers of love, cherished memories, rich family heritage, and recipes for meals that earned her raving accolades. Maya Beecham, a poet, writer, and published author, […]

Cornel West – Living and Loving Out Loud; Book Review

November 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Book Reviews, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) Public intellectual, philosopher, writer, and activist Cornel West is the author of several books about the various aspects of American culture. Well known for delving into complex issues ranging from race to religion, politics, and popular culture, Dr. West has never been an individual to shy away from speaking truth to power. Race […]

Next Page »