Rwanda: A Renaissance Democracy.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I am a Jurist by profession but evidently-regurgitating democratic concepts as propounded by Western Powerful nations will not only be a failure on my part to adhere to what is truly “learned” but the most embarrassing part may be in the impartibility of notions to be grasped by an academic mind and those of the common man-the intended beneficiary of democracy as envisaged by... [Read the full story]
An Open Letter to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Yes, Black Lives do Matter. Just ask a “Black” person in America. But, no, the Movement won’t matter very much with an ideology that’s unable to move American society from its current thinking and values. Protesting, by shouting and lying in the streets, often brings attention but offers very little persuasive argument. It’s like sprinkling cayenne pepper on an over-ripened... [Read the full story]
Peter Thiel’s Republicans Depart from Reagan.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The primetime airing of remarks of billionaire technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel at the Republican National Convention was no accident.
Thiel was given a starring role at the convention to make some things clear. That although lip service may be paid in the party platform to traditional, biblical values and opposition to gay marriage, this is really no longer what the GOP is about.
Thiel... [Read the full story]
Racist, Anti-Semitic DNC Opens Convention by Denouncing Donald Trump’s ‘Bigotry’.
(ThyBlackMan.com) What a way to begin the Democratic National Committee’s convention in Philadelphia. And where to start with the WikiLeaks leak of nearly 20,000 DNC emails?
The emails by and between members of the DNC could us show that, no, Bernie Sanders was not paranoid when he insisted that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and her organization, engineered and manipulated the campaign... [Read the full story]
Hillary Clinton’s Five Challenges in her Acceptance Speech.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has five challenges she faces in her acceptance speech. Not one of them has to do with her GOP rival Trump. The first is personal, very personal. She has to make people want to vote for her not just because she’s the most savvy, experienced, prepared, and knowledgeable about foreign and domestic policy issues, which she is. But because... [Read the full story]
New Orleans: Our children’s minds are not social media timelines.
(ThyBlackMan.com) “I’m not saying that I will change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”
There are no more 24 hour news cycles of the events. Emotions are no longer boiling and have simmered to a lukewarm state of being. There are far fewer hashtagged posts. Less battles over whether black, all, or blue lives matter and the topics... [Read the full story]
Black Health; Basic Exercises for Energy.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Very often you feel exhausted, and you need something to get you back on track. Naturally, the first thing that comes in your mind when you are tired is to take a nap, but this is not always the best solution. Did you know that there are exercises that can boost your energy?
Yes, it’s true! Your body is a wonderful machine, and there are some moves that will give you that new... [Read the full story]
Donald Trump, the Fear-Mongering Presidential Candidate.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Are you cowering in your homes yet, clutching your framed copies of the Second Amendment, AR-15s and open-and/or-concealed-carry guns yet? If you watched Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at last week’s Republican National Convention – and you believed any of it – you should be.
For Trump, who spent decades living a much-publicized life of showy hedonistic excess at his signature... [Read the full story]
Cleveland’s RNC Was the Whitest “GOP” Convention I’ve Ever Attended.
(ThyBlackMan.com) As I boarded my return flight to D.C. from last week’s Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio, I began to reflect on what I saw and I began to ponder how I could put to paper my experiences in this column.
Out of nowhere, the words of Charles Dickens from his novel “A Tale of Two Cities,” popped into my head:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the... [Read the full story]
7 Weight Loss Myths You Shouldn’t Believe.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Losing weight is an extremely popular subject at the moment because of the fact that there is an increasingly large amount of people who are looking to try and make a change to their lifestyle and their weight. However, as a result of this, many people take to the internet to find out the best methods to drop the pounds and they end up stumbling across many weight loss myths that... [Read the full story]
2016 Politics: Melania Trump Used References We All Use.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The allegations of plagiarism came “fast and furious” (pun intended), from all mainstream media outlets moments after the gavel banged adjourning the Wednesday evening session of the Republican National Convention. The actions were that Mrs. Melania Trump had plagiarized Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic Convention Speech.
The mainstream media, motivated by their contempt for... [Read the full story]
2016 Election, Black Votes Matter.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths of black votes, they also need to get a high turnout of black voters on election day.
People who expected the election of President Barack... [Read the full story]
America, We Must Have Intellectual Honesty about Race and Criminal Justice Reform.
(ThyBlackMan.com) There is an old adage that posits “The more things appear to change, the more they stay the same.” Once again, millions of Americans are engulfed in what has become a reluctant national debate and dialogue concerning race and the urgency to reform the nation’s criminal justice system. Finding and identifying transformative remedies and solutions are long overdue.
In the wake... [Read the full story]
Are you contributing to the stereotype?
(ThyBlackMan.com) How to be a black man that sets a standard and not a statistic.
When you look at the politicians and the platforms in which they stand, it is quite often that the black man and woman come into the spotlight. And while we want to have acknowledgement and we want our voices to be heard, the linguistics allotted to us from the political stage are often not to the successful black male,... [Read the full story]
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