Beat Me Till I Disappear.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Last week the gossip website TMZ released a video of NFL running back Ray Rice punching his then fiancé Janay Palmer while in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino. The controversial surveillance footage set off a firestorm of public outcry as the NFL scrambled to justify previously suspending the Baltimore Ravens star only two games.
More image problems surfaced for the NFL Friday... [Read the full story]
A Blackmans Worth?.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Over the past week or so we have all been witness to the Ray Rice turmoil and if you notice there’s been a huge uproar especially from the dominant class about domestic violence concerning several high class NFL players who happen to be black. The other day i was getting something to drink from a neighborhood establishment and the owner and I struck up a conversation about... [Read the full story]
What does it mean to be a young black male living in America?
(ThyBlackMan.com) 400 years ago Africans were taken from their homes and forced to come and build a new world and that price of their own blood, sweat, and tears. These same Africans and their descendent s have fought so hard to rise above their expectations in this country that I am proud to say that 400 years later after being brought here as slaves; a black man is the President of the United States.
In... [Read the full story]
30 and Single: Where Have All the Good Women Gone?
(ThyBlackMan.com) The thing about being a single man in your thirties is that you’re hopefully too mentally mature to date women under twenty-five but women over forty, although ideal because of their ability to be straightforward and honest about their wants and needs, may never fully trust that you possess the strength to forego temptations of younger women, and if you don’t have children, the... [Read the full story]
Jennifer Lopez Proves Record Execs Don’t Care Who Distributes Their Material.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The music business has been tainted with illuminati misconceptions and Ill-minded executives turning trash into gold. As of lately, you can make a rap song popular by capitalizing on Vine (Bobby Schmurda,) use African American references in music, video and performance (Miley Cyrus) and now, Jennifer Lopez. Yes, read that previous line correctly, and no, it’s not the year 2002.... [Read the full story]
Don’t Go It Alone!
(ThyBlackMan.com) The most persistent fear I have repeatedly overcome is a fear of rejection. The irony of this people-pleasing fear is that it can manifest in a lot of behaviors, one of which is solitude. Without consciously connecting your fear with your choices, those whose core fear is rejection can make a habit of going it alone – insisting they are independent rather than scared, focused... [Read the full story]
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Needs To Do Better Than Win by Decision This Weekend.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Floyd (I’m not calling him “Money”) Mayweather Jr.’s opponent this weekend really doesn’t matter-the fact that it’s Marcos Maidana again after only four months speaks more to how the boxing game is suffering for quality matches than anything else. Back in May Mayweather won the first fight by a decision. One judge even had the nerve to call the... [Read the full story]
How Can I Overcome My Fears of The Dentist?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Being afraid of the dentist is not something to be embarrassed about. In fact, dental anxiety and dental phobia is actually a real thing.
People who suffer from dental phobia become stressed when it comes time to visiting the dentist. Like with any phobia, though, there are ways to manage and completely alleviate your stress when it comes to seeing the dentist. No matter how big... [Read the full story]
9/11? Get Over It.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The irony of 9/11 for black people, and others of color is perfectly embodied in the slogan countless Americans have commandeered to honor victims of the most significant act of terrorism ever perpetrated against the United States: Never Forget.
It’s a fitting catchphrase, short, somber, impactful.
All of us can probably remember where we were the day two planes, United Airlines... [Read the full story]
What Happens When The Woman Makes More Than The Man.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I was raised in a Caribbean American household with both parents present throughout my entire childhood; my mom, a West Indian immigrant and my dad, a New York born Southerner. I was exposed to cultural traditions from both sides of the spectrum which all build upon my beliefs as a woman today. One memory I have as a child growing up was the constant pressure to do good in school.... [Read the full story]
Music doesn’t make suburban kids kill each other, so it’s harmless, right?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Someone recently criticized my opposition to violent, genocidal strands of hip-hop music by stating that I was wrong to believe that black youth are affected more than children from other communities. The person pointed out, correctly, that more of the music is purchased by whites than by blacks, and since white kids aren’t affected, this proves that black youth are not affected... [Read the full story]
Forget Slavery: Even Too Uncle Tom for Conservatives?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Even a few white conservative radio hosts became uncomfortable and pushed back against my saying that slavery happened a ga-zillion years ago and it is time for black America to get over it. Apparently, they considered such a statement coming from a black person too Uncle Tom-ish for even them. Their retort is “Surely, you must admit that being African American in America is challenging.”... [Read the full story]
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