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]
Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson: An Honest Face of Racism in Atlanta.
(ThyBlackMan.com) A two year old email was leaked and all hell broke loose over the weekend as Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson was found to have made some racist comments in correspondence to General Manager Danny Ferry and two other members of the team’s ownership group. Levenson complained that the games were attended by too many Blacks, that he wanted to “get 35-55 white... [Read the full story]
Ray Rice: How the media pulled off a modern day lynching.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The recent release of a video showing former Baltimore Ravens running-back Ray Rice pummeling his then girlfriend inside of an Atlantic City elevator has sent shock waves through not only the sports community, but through the round of non-sports related talk shows as well. What can be seen is completely and totally despicable and without excuse. For a grown man, no matter how provoked... [Read the full story]
Letter To Young Black America.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Staten Island, New York. Ferguson, Missouri. Sanford, Florida. Heck, Detroit, Michigan, Baltimore, Maryland, my current home city Atlanta, Georgia and my beloved hometown of Brooklyn, New York. The initial three cities and their accompanying states are in the news due to the deaths of Black males who were unarmed and unjustly killed. The former four are cities and states with large... [Read the full story]
Racism is a Conscious Decision!
(ThyBlackMan.com) We as blacks and whites who love what the American Constitution stands for which is liberty, freedom and justice for all United States citizens and foreigners who make it to our shores, appear to be in the majority in this country. We believe in our system of equity and laws and feel they should be applied to everyone equally. For the most part, the aforementioned view was not that... [Read the full story]
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