Are You At Peace About It?
(ThyBlackMan.com) It’s a simple question, but too often, in the face of a decision, we don’t ask it. Sure, logic is an important element of making a decision, but so too is intuition. Rather than ignore it or consider it secondary information, honor it. Peace is like an inner GPS system that leads you in the right direction. Even when the system looks like it’s taking you on a detour,... [Read the full story]
Politics: I Dare You: Trade Places.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Actress Bridget Moynahan is currently living on a $1.50 a day diet. Why would such a talented, accomplished, and successful celebrity would do such a thing? I’m glad you asked. She’s doing this for the simplest of reasons: to call attention to poverty here in America. If only our Democratic and Republican Senators, Congressmen, and Governors would willingly do the same. Here’s... [Read the full story]
5 Reasons Black Men Havent Advanced Over The Last 40 Years.
(ThyBlackMan.com) According to a recent study conducted at The University of Chicago, African American males haven’t advanced in American society one bit since 1971. The researchers used a variety of socio-economic indicators to arrive at their conclusions, and their work has credibility, since U. Chicago is among the world’s leaders in both Sociological and Economic research.
The year 1971... [Read the full story]
How A Baller Left His Children Broke Begging And Homeless.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I was thinking this morning about someone I know who was a drug dealer with a lot of money. He took pictures on Facebook with hands full of cash and had “all gold everything”: Teeth, chains, rings, etc. He also tried to be a good father. He took pictures with his kids and did what he could to take care of them. Whether it was the latest Jordans or the slickest outfits, his... [Read the full story]
Divide and Rule, Immigration, and Ethnic Conflict.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Aside from historical revisionism, the favorite tactic of white supremacists and white imperialists is divide and rule. Nothing makes white supremacists more eupeptic than pitting ethnic and racial groups against each other in order to effortlessly control them and maintain social power. In colonial Africa, divide and rule was the main stratagem that colonialists used to ensure that... [Read the full story]
The New Sundown Towns and Racism in Modern America.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Sundown towns are not part of Americans’ discourse on race relations, despite the fact that they form a foundational aspect of it. It seems that our linear, historical narrative of American history has confined “racism in America” to the deep South and the years of Jim Crow laws. In short, we have come to think that racism is confined mostly to Confederate flag-waving southerners... [Read the full story]
The Prostitution of Motherhood: “The Child Support Hustle.”
(ThyBlackMan.com) I’m sure anyone who is reading this blog is familiar with the phrase, “YOU ARE THE FATHER!!” A phrase made popular by daytime talk show host Maury Povich, who has reinvented himself in the talk show world in becoming the “Father of the Polygraph,” both figuratively and literally. In one of the longest running daytime talk shows ever (only trialing The Phil Donahue and The... [Read the full story]
Nature Knows No Colorline.
(ThyBlackMan.com) At the 1895 South Carolina Constitutional Convention Congressman George Tillman declared, “It is a scientific fact that there is not one full blooded Caucasian on the floor of this convention. Every member has in him a certain mixture of….colored blood.”
Nonetheless, the delegates proceeded to ratify a series of measures that denied Blacks the right to vote. They did so without... [Read the full story]
Barbershop vs. Do The Right Thing.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Each movie chronicles the day in the life of a Black neighborhood. One from the point of view of the goings in a pizza parlor, the other from the perspective of the happenings in a barbershop. The pizza parlor, an Italian American enterprise, has one Black employee and he is the lowest man on the totem pole, the delivery boy. The barbershop, an African American operation, has a lone... [Read the full story]
How to Get Your Business Financed – Part 1: Are You Even Ready to Get Funded?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Are you even ready to get funded? As a former business lender for one of the largest banks in the nation I can answer that question. The question for most entrepreneurs is a big fat NO, you are not ready to get funded. In my love hate relationship with entrepreneurs (mostly love, like 97.2% love) I have noticed a trend. Entrepreneurs are SUPER OPTIMISTIC! They just believe... [Read the full story]
Landmark HIV Recommendation by The World Health Organization.
(ThyBlackMan.com) FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg states, “every year approximately 50,000 U.S. adults and adolescents are diagnosed with HIV.” Contrary to popular belief, HIV still remains an epidemic within the US, and while the ability to treat the disease has increased with time, there is still no cure. This has led to the desire to develop preventative HIV medications. These medications... [Read the full story]
Nothing Essential About Essence Magazine.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I wrote a column three years ago titled, “Black Women No Longer Have Their Essence.” My point was that Essence, the pre-eminent magazine for Black women, had become irrelevant and an embarrassment to the Black community.
Unfortunately, Essence has continued its decent into irrelevancy.
For 20 years, Essence has sponsored an annual party during the July 4th holiday known as the... [Read the full story]
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