The Great Christmas Boots Adventure/Conservative New Year’s Eve Party.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Mary and I just arrived home to Florida after campaigning around the country most of the year for conservative candidates. Our pet/house sitter did an excellent job keeping our animals (greyhound, three cats and three birds) happy and our home in order.
A large tree in our backyard died and fell. Thank God it did not hit our house. Mary gets really nervous whenever I play with ladders,... [Read the full story]
Producer Pharrell Made Just 2,700 In Royalties From 43 Million Streams Of The Song Happy On Pandora.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Pharrell Williams is one of the biggest performers on the planet. His song “Happy” was considered one of the greatest pop sensations of the year, winning him Grammy nominations for Best Music Video and Best Pop Solo Performance.
he funny thing is that we often assume that the words “rich” and “famous” go together, like peanut butter and jelly. Yes, Williams does... [Read the full story]
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Today and Everyday: Love is Needed.
“Good morn or evening friends.
Here’s your friendly announcer.
I have serious news to pass on to every-body.
What I’m about to say
Could mean the world’s disaster;
Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain.
Love’s in need of love today.
Send yours in right away.
Hate’s goin’ round
Breaking many... [Read the full story]
Black Suffering Is Not President Obama’s Fault – It’s Ours.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Any objective assessment of the Black community’s current predicament will clearly show that Black suffering is a direct result of two things: First, many of us in the Black community have a pronounced tendency to follow self-serving poverty pimps and fools instead of thinking for ourselves, following truth wherever it leads, and thereafter, addressing the issues that the truth... [Read the full story]
Music 101: Spending To Be A Rapper vs Investing in a Rap Career.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Last week I said that I’d give alternate suggestions to buying features and explain the “philosophy” behind major labels providing signed artists with features.
Let me start by saying that any major label – any mid-major with major label distribution – will spend upwards of a million dollars on the promotion and marketing of an artist’s single. Additional money will be... [Read the full story]
NYPD uses officers’ deaths to bolster its war against black people.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The tragic deaths of New York Police Department Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were painful for nearly all of us. I feel an even greater sadness than most because my own father was on the police force in my hometown of Louisville, KY for over 25 years. As the nation is fighting against the pain of police brutality and terror, these shootings remind us of the respect that... [Read the full story]
VH1 Sorority Sisters; Ain’t No Fun When Your Soror’s Holding The Ratchet Gun.
(ThyBlackMan.com) You have to love the hypocrisy of Black Women that are upset with Sorority Sisters because it’s a “gross misrepresentation of their Sorority” but had nothing to say about all the other ratchet shows that we are on that isn’t a good look for Black Women in general!
I guess its ok for “other” Black Women to be seen any old kinda way. RHOA, Married... [Read the full story]
Bobby Shmurda the terrorist, got what he deserved.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Ackquille Jean Pollard, aka rapper Bobby Shmurda, is a homegrown terrorist. He promotes killing his own people by making them dependent on illegal, psychotropic drugs. He terrorizes the black community where he lives with gun violence and publicly denigrates black women. If he were a member of Al Qaeda he’d be public enemy #1.
But he’s not. In fact, had it not been for the exhaustive... [Read the full story]
Financial Freedom Literally Changed My Dna.
(ThyBlackMan.com) When I left my job at Syracuse University, I wasn’t sure what to expect. All of us can be nervous about going out on our own, like a 4-year old who takes off the training wheels for the first time and is no longer being pushed by their parents.
Ironically, I found out two interesting things about myself on this journey.
First, I found that freedom is a paycheck in itself: I love... [Read the full story]
The biggest tech trends in Africa for 2014.
(ThyBlackMan.com) 2014 has been a big year for technology – whether it was Amazon’s latest Kindle Fire or the infamously ‘bendy’ iPhone 6, there have certainly been some great additions to the market. With the New Year looming, here’s a look back at some of the biggest tech trends for Africa in 2014.
The electronic money market has been huge in Africa in recent... [Read the full story]
Voting Rights vs. Voting Wrongs.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Tennessee Williams said, “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that is also a hypocrite.” I could not agree more, especially as it relates to what is currently underway in my hometown under the auspices of the NAACP. Collusion, dishonesty, inequity, intimidation and, yes, hypocrisy abound within the ranks of this venerable organization.
Over the past eight years the Cincinnati... [Read the full story]
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