Relax, It’s Just Clothes!!
(ThyBlackMan.com) A mantra I have heard throughout my life, whether from black or white, rich or poor, states that garments bespeak one’s character and social status. During my journey of trying to understand the never-ending masquerade party in which we live, I found that, in truth, clothes do not make the man. Rather, it just so happens, companies have convinced us that they do.
Multinational cartels,... [Read the full story]
Social Media and Bullying within the Church of Christ.
(ThyBlackMan.com) An interactive discussion and focus on God’s Word with youth teens and young adults.
The recent 42nd Southeastern Regional Lectureship of the Church of Christ was an opportunity to share the brotherhood and sisterhood of the Body of Christ. Held in St. Petersburg, Florida and attended by adults of various Church of Christ ministries and for the first time youth and teens in their... [Read the full story]
Teen Leaders of America – Social Media Marketing and Branding.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Having a serious discussion about Social Media with teens is becoming just as important as talking to them about sex, drugs, finances, driving and potential involvement with law enforcement. Youth, teens and young adults cannot be given free rein on the Internet without training, counseling and realistically behavioral expectations because of the potential of harmful content that... [Read the full story]
Ol Black on Black Crime: The Myth That Divides…
(ThyBlackMan.com) As an undergraduate creative writing major, a lot of my writing focused on inner city violence and the violence that I witnessed in my childhood living on the westside of Chicago. Inner city Chicago violence was a topic that was so fresh in my memory and something I thought of importance. I soon learned that many of my classmates in college did not share the feeling of importance... [Read the full story]
3 Things The AA Media Can Do Immediately To Help African Americans(AA)!
(ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, the new job numbers were published for September by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There is still great uncertainty surrounding whether interest rates will be increased in December. An upward increase in interest rates as many of you now know, could have an adverse impact on job creation and the job numbers. The African American unemployment rate dropped from 9.5... [Read the full story]
Eminem: The UnCrowned King Of Hip Hop.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Since the inception of Hip-Hop, brothers and sisters have been using their verbal swords to lyrically conquer and destroy opponents; distanced themselves from inadequate competition; and cement a legacy as the reigning king of their respective eras, if not the best ever.
Jay-Z was quoted as saying, “Who is the best emcee? Biggie, Jay-Z, or Nas?”
Sometime later, Nas asked, “Who... [Read the full story]
Nicki Minaj Life a Laughing Matter for ABC Family?
(ThyBlackMan.com) “I told em theirs no friends in the game, you ain’t learned that yet? All the bridges you came over don’t burn that yet.” – Nicki Minaj “Pills n Potions”
Rapper Nicki Minaj, born Onika Tanya Moraj, is coming to a television station near you. ABC Family who has brought you Blackish, Pretty Little Liars and Baby Daddy recently announced that... [Read the full story]
Ol Legend or Legacy?
“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” Gaylord Nelson
One thing that prevents us from moving forward, economically and otherwise, is ego. Many of our leaders are unwilling to elevate the collective in favor of their individual selfish desires. We see it in our... [Read the full story]
Marijuana Is Deadly: The Real Truth.
(ThyBlackMan.com) First of all, if you are a marijuana/pot head, I expect you to resist the facts and make excuses. Most people who want to continue to smoke weed do not want to acknowledge the truth. I also expect you to try and contradict the facts with data you have never checked independently of where you found it. Therefore I will present those facts that are verifiable, well known knowledge and... [Read the full story]
Profiting From Hopelessness: America’s Growing Multi-Billion Dollar Industry.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The characteristics of jail, prison, and penitentiary differ in size of facility, level of security, and type of prisoner housed. Their similarities rest in the majority of their guest being poor and illiterate. America’s mastery of imprisoning its citizens has resulted in the growth of the multi-billion-dollar prison industry. Though legal, the morality of America’s mass incarceration... [Read the full story]
The Mystique of Black Reigns Supreme.
(ThyBlackMan.com) There are some in the African-American community who are diametrically opposed to referring to themselves as black, it’s almost as if the sky is falling when they hear others refer to themselves as black. I say to them keep calm and don’t believe the negative hype about black. How we perceive ourselves is what’s important—not how others try to cast us—it cannot be emphasized... [Read the full story]
Update: Sandra Bland Likely Committed Suicide.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Something was not right at the jail that housed inmate Sandra Bland but that does not mean she was murdered. In my professionally trained opinion, the jail should be held accountable for several reasons, but that is another article for another time. As a former detective, I have to look at the facts, not just what I want to think. And many rumors and speculations have been thrown... [Read the full story]
Republicans: Stand By Me.
(ThyBlackMan.com) When the media jumped all over Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy last week for his comments about how the Benghazi hearings have driven Hillary Clinton’s polling numbers down; I couldn’t help but reflect on what my buddy once told me:
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid
Just... [Read the full story]
Domestic Violence is NOT Just About Women.
(ThyBlackMan.com) A couple gets into a heated discussion that escalates into a shouting match. Tempers flare and the cursing begins as neither party seems to back down. In the heat of the arguing the woman involved punches the man involved in the face. She may not realize it but she does not view him as a victim because he is a man. She also know that if he defends himself, or fights back the... [Read the full story]
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