I Hear and See YOU Azealia Banks.
(ThyBlackMan.com) In order for our words to be heard and accepted it’s not just a matter of what we say, but how we live. I for one must admit that I am rather tired of seeing young black women defend a position while betraying their own cause. It is not okay to focus on one aspect of “struggle” while behaving in an overall manner that discredits ones argument.
Case Study: Ms. Azealia Banks
Ms.... [Read the full story]
No scrubs: Dressing like a man has its privileges.
(ThyBlackMan.com) “I don’t want no scrubs,
A scrub is a guy who can’t get no love from me.”
There is nothing sadder than seeing a man fully committed to his late 40’s wearing clothes that were designed for someone 20 years younger than him. Actually, watching him walk, or rather, shuffle down the street is a much more depressing, and comedic, sight.
Undoubtedly the song Scrubs by TLC was... [Read the full story]
Actor Terry Crews Is The Latest Black Man To Dress Like A Woman.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Success in Hollywood can be the key to fame, fortune and the fulfillment of all of your dreams as an actor. But those dreams can sometimes come at a price, especially for African Americans. One price that may be paid is your dignity and self-respect, leading you to do things you wouldn’t normally do if you weren’t being paid to do them.
Dave Chapelle, while speaking with... [Read the full story]
Politics; Silly Season.
(ThyBlackMan.com) “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”
William Shakespeare famously wrote that phrase in his “Henry IV, Part II.” This saying is especially apropos now that we are all on the cusp of what I refer to as silly season. It happens every 4 years. Silly season is the period of time when a legion of politicians wrestle with this question pursuant to the Oval Office: to run –... [Read the full story]
Ole 15 Reasons Married Sex Is Better.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Oftentimes, sex between married couples gets a bad rap, with many saying that it has to be boring having sex with the same person over and over again for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. But our married experts say forget the rumors that married sex is only bound to boring infrequency. There’s actually plenty of toe-curling, back-scratching and earlobe-biting intimacy to be had between a... [Read the full story]
Thy Beneficial Yet Harmful Impact of Sports On The Black Community.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I’ve been debating the pros and cons of the impact of sports on the Black community with my good friend, and political commentator, Playthell Benjamin for several years now. Playthell is a huge sports fan and is of the belief that sports have been invaluable in their impact on helping to move the Black community forward. I, on the other hand, see sports as a two-sided coin. While... [Read the full story]
What’s in a million, brothers & sisters?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Exactly what is there in one million Black folks united in their will and purpose? What is in a million brothers and sisters who are tired of the same old rhetoric, the same old leaders, and the same old ways of dealing with political and economic empowerment? What’s in a group of one million Blacks who are unapologetic about their identity? What’s in such a group that, collectively... [Read the full story]
Game recognizes game: why I will never own a pair of Jordan’s.
(ThyBlackMan.com) First of all let me say this, I do not have anything against Michael Jordan. I don’t know him personally so everything I know about him is second hand information, at best. The fact that he is a very wealthy businessman who financially benefits from the sale of a shoe that bears his name is not innately problematic or evil. If I were in the same position I’d probably, no, scratch... [Read the full story]
Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson’s Message for Tea Party.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I confess. With 5 minutes left in the championship game, Russell Wilson’s third interception and Seattle two touchdowns behind, I turned the channel assuming Green Bay won. Upon turning back to the game, I was shocked to see Seattle ahead by one point. Seattle ultimately won the game in overtime and is going to the Superbowl. During his post game interview, Wilson said despite... [Read the full story]
President Obama – Superb SOTU 2015.
(ThyBlackMan.com) “Just the facts, ma’am.”
Sergeant Joe Friday famously used that quote to great effect in the classic police television show “Dragnet.” Your President and mine – Barack Obama – began his 6th State of the Union address dropping knowledge. He just gave the facts, folks. And in my not-so-humble opinion, he was superb.
Here are the facts as presented by the president Tuesday... [Read the full story]
Ole Homophobia, Ignorance and Ineptitude in Rap.
(ThyBlackMan.com) On January 7th, Young Thug decided to invent a “NIGGA TWERK” dance and post it on his Instagram. As he waddled across his floor, hands on knees, a palpable disgust quickly pervaded social media, summed up by a commenter’s incredulous “Twerking for men??”
Most viewers probably ignored the 4(+?) bottles of GTV vodka on the counter that may have put him under the influence.... [Read the full story]
I Don’t Know Any “Black” People.
(ThyBlackMan.com) From Black Panthers to black is beautiful to black pride, there is just one problem. African-Americans are not black. When we were children, we were taught the colors in the crayon box and the shade that most of us identified as brown matched our skin. Your shoes are black, but you are not the same color. Your car may be black, but you are not. You are brown, tan, dark brown or even... [Read the full story]
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