Separation, Even in the Face of Tragedy.
(ThyBlackMan.com) It saddens my heart that America is still in the wilderness, downtrodden, on the worn path, circling around the mountain. Just as the Israelites. Stuck. Still wrestling with cultural ignorance; still engulfed in the sickness of racial warfare; still wearing badges of mental and emotional abuse; still covered by the shame of the genocidal, blood-stained “red, white and blue” fibers... [Read the full story]
Breaking The “White Savior” Programming.
(ThyBlackMan.com) From Tarzan to Thor, Captain America to Superman to the golden haired, blue-eyed Jesus, “white saviors” have been presented as rescuers of the African American people from all our troubles and struggles. It seems we have forgotten that many of those very same struggles have been created and initiated by people who look just like the saviors we have looked up to or been... [Read the full story]
Liberalism is on Trial in Baltimore.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Baltimore and Ferguson, symbolically represent the failure of liberalism throughout the U.S. Liberalism has been weighed in the balances and has been found wanting. Liberalism has been tried in the court of public opinion and now it’s time for its public sentencing.
As I am fond of saying, when all is said and done, there’s more said than done. This is very appropriate for... [Read the full story]
After all, Black men are ole “Superhuman.”
(ThyBlackMan.com) In the 1970’s Saturday Night Live did a spoof on razor commercials, after the double-bladed razor came out. The commercial went something like this: “You have felt how easy your double bladed razor glides over your face and gives you a close shave. Well, now we have an even better razor that will do an even better job. It’s our “Triple Play Razor.” The first blade pulls... [Read the full story]
How To Break a Negro: Baltimore’s Hero Mom.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Ms. Toya Graham is receiving her days of fame amidst the Baltimore City riots. Many news reporters and media sources are referring to her as “Supermom” but, is she?
As a mother I completely understand Graham’s concern about her 16 year old son being amongst rioters who are in the streets of Baltimore protesting the death of Freddie Gray who died in police custody on April 19th.... [Read the full story]
(ThyBlackMan.com) There’s a lot going on right now. That’s true whether you’re young or elderly; politically active or not; black or white or neither; rich, poor, or in-between. There are huge developments currently in the U.S. of A.
The 2015 NFL Draft is underway. This is the time of year when hope springs eternal for fans of every franchise. Any player could be a game-changer for any team.... [Read the full story]
Does Political Slander of President Obama Impact Black Youth?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Social media is saturated into the life of every American. Everyone with an opinion has the chance to voice it, and occasionally those opinions are venomous or downright destructive. While American society is often lauded as the ideal in an oppressive and harsh world, the majority of youthful African Americans growing up today are still suffering significant disadvantages compared... [Read the full story]
Sisters, Stand Up.
(ThyBlackMan.com) We have been blessed by the Father with strong, beautiful, brilliant, brave Black men….Brothers. Without our brothers, we could not survive. Without our brothers, we would not have our children. Without our brothers, our race would be no more. We need our brothers.
As we know, our brothers are under attack. Sisters, just take a moment to imagine the struggles that they face every... [Read the full story]
This Ain’t About CVS!!!! The Attempt To Cover Up Police Murders.
(ThyBlackMan.com) It is April folks, the slow news cycle has ended and now hunting season has begun and WE ARE THE GAME!!!!! The murders of Walter Scott in South Carolina, Eric Harris of Tulsa, Philip White of New Jersey piggybacking off the murders and non conviction of Mike Brown and Eric Garner has left US dazed confused and OUR Youngsters scared and WE aren’t giving solutions.
We have left... [Read the full story]
Another Ol Thrilling Episode of Blacks Behaving Badly.
(ThyBlackMan.com) My brother texted me in Florida reporting from Baltimore, our hometown. He said the thugs have gotten crazy and need to be dealt with. My nephew who is a video journalist said it was appalling witnessing local black ministers arguing over street corners for their group of protesters, jockeying for position for the TV cameras.
A friend called interrupting me watching Bizarre Foods... [Read the full story]
SupportBlackOwned.com, The Black Communities Newest Lifeline For Growth.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The newly launched, Support Black Owned, business directory is offering Black business owners and Black communities an online platform to connect and rebuild neighborhoods. This is offered through the website’s free features and increased popularity and growth. Its sole purpose is to create an awareness of Black owned businesses within neighborhoods and encouraging both the owners... [Read the full story]
Succeeding While Black – 5 Ways to Avoid Altercations with the Police.
(ThyBlackMan.com) During the past few months, there has been numerous incidents— some tragic—where police officers were accused of brutality and abuse of power against African Americans, including Ferguson, South Carolina and New York being the most well-known. Some of the incidents were caught on video. There are nearly 780,000 sworn officers in the United States protecting and serving 319 million... [Read the full story]
(ThyBlackMan.com) In early April of 1968, Baltimore was on fire literally and figuratively. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had just been assassinated. Profound sadness, anger, and disgust at the violent death of a man who championed social change exclusively through non-violent civil disobedience led to riots breaking out in many American cities – Chicago, Los Angeles, and Baltimore to... [Read the full story]
Blacks should create their own empowerment villages.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I rarely agree with my father, who is an orthopedic surgeon, but he made a lot of sense when he explained why many urban black neighborhoods have fallen into decay.
He said the federal government’s desegregation of the U.S. population opened the floodgates for black attorneys, teachers, pharmacists, accountants, doctors and others with advanced degrees to move out of black neighborhoods... [Read the full story]
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