Dear Nate Parker, We Need Another Hero:
(ThyBlackMan.com) It is no secret the recent exploitation of Nate Parker’s sexually irresponsible adolescent (19) behavior is a ploy to discredit his character in effort to create a cloud of suspicion around his new work, Birth of a Nation, a film centered around freedom fighter Nat Turner. In discussing the inception of the film, Nate mentions he adopted the title from G.W. Griffith’s 20th century... [Read the full story]
Hey Donald Trump, When Was America Great?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Our American exceptionalism allows us to shimmer, too fully in our greatness. We are the biggest and the baddest. We are the best armed and the most influential. We win the most Olympic medals, and we have the most nuclear weapons. We are so great that we wave our flags and shout out, “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” In some ways, it is an imperialist chant, a chant of dominance, a... [Read the full story]
Police Retaliation: Targeting Whistleblower Citizens.
(ThyBlackMan.com) One of the primary ways so many police officers get away with police brutality is the protective mechanisms in place to protect the guilty officers. These mechanisms are embedded in many courts, police departments, law firms and district attorney offices. When combined, they are an effective system of retaliating against a citizen who films or exposes the police. These mechanisms... [Read the full story]
Actor Nate Parker Casts Another Ugly Glare on Bad Behaving Celebrities.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Robert Mitchum, Rip Torn, Nick Nolte, Hugh Grant, Roman Polanski, John Travolta, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Nicholas Cage, Sean Connery, Rob Lowe, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Downey, Jr., and of course everybody’s favorites Woody Allen and Bill Cosby. They all have three things in common. They are rich, famous and Hollywood celebrity big shots. They all were... [Read the full story]
Donald Trump Speaks, Media Translates.
(ThyBlackMan.com) “Do you ever get tired of defending Donald Trump?” a critic asked.
It isn’t that Donald Trump does not say things that are cringe-worthy. It’s that his opponent, Hillary Rodham Clinton, says and does things even more cringe-worthy. So forgive those who feel that Trump’s supposedly “outrageous” statements are nothing more than selective outrage,... [Read the full story]
Bernie Sanders’ Summer Home, Political Hating Too.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Parry writes: “Charles Lane and other Washington Post editorialists defend neocon and neoliberal orthodoxies by demonizing foreign leaders who step out of line and now by making fun of Bernie Sanders for buying a summer home.”
Charles Lane and other Washington Post editorialists defend neocon and neoliberal orthodoxies by demonizing foreign leaders who step out of line... [Read the full story]
Education 101: College Campus Lunacy.
(ThyBlackMan.com) As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.
Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls “identity-based housing.” That’s segregated housing for students who — because of their race, culture, gender or sexual orientation... [Read the full story]
Nate Parker – Brother to Brother.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Dear Brother Nate:
I write to you as my brother because I cannot think of anything else to call you but my brother. When I learned about how you and your friend were tried for raping an intoxicated fellow student at Pennsylvania State University in 1999, the anger, embarrassment, and shame I felt were feelings I would feel for a family member.
We were both nurtured in the ideological... [Read the full story]
Abortion: The #1 Killer Of African Americans.
(ThyBlackMan.com) If you care about African Americans, there is no way you can overlook the number one killer of African Americans – abortion. Since Roe v. Wade, more unborn, innocent African Americans have been killed from abortion than the combined deaths from police brutality, black on black crime, AIDS and Cancer combined. Where are our rallies, protests, marches and vigils for the innocent... [Read the full story]
Why are Black Democrats More Popular in the ol GOP than Black Republicans?
(ThyBlackMan.com) If Black Republicans ever want to be taken seriously by the Black community, they have to stop accepting the silly ultimatum being offered by the Republican Party. Some in the party think Blacks have to choose between their community and the GOP. The proper thing to do is to be both Black and Republican. This isn’t an ‘either-or’ scenario; Black Republicans must represent their... [Read the full story]
Mental Illness In The Inner City Community.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Mental illness is a very taboo topic in the inner city community because most of them don’t want to talk about it let alone address the issue.
I myself do suffer from mental issues & when I was a kid, I was labeled a “special needs” child because of not only my mental issues, but I had a severe learning disability & I was very illiterate back in the day.
The... [Read the full story]
Women of Color and Culture -Making History Making Noise in the Olympics.
@BritniDWrites – @EBONYMag; “This win hopefully brings hope and change to some of the issues going on.” #BeingABlackGirlIsLit esp. in #RIO
When was the last time African Americans, Haitians, Hispanics, and other people of color and culture were brought together and celebrated their diversity? When President Obama was sworn in as the First African American... [Read the full story]
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic: African Americans Get It Together.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Children, youth and teens embrace the diversity and creative characteristics of STEM and learn to be innovative in their words, phrases, and their views of society. It is wonderful to see a teen excited about reading, writing and the process of arithmetic, these are the areas that promote career readiness. Through the results of slavery, past and present and colonization African... [Read the full story]
Presenting Ms. Rita Edmond – Meet The Contemporary Face of True Jazz Royalty.
(ThyBlackMan.com) If you’re a jazz lover and want to look upon the contemporary face of jazz royalty, take a moment to go check out Ms. Rita Edmond on Youtube. She’s the jazz world’s best kept secret. She’s currently working on her third CD, but even on her first CD, she made it abundantly clear to this writer that she hit the ground fully seasoned as one of the greatest jazz... [Read the full story]
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