Stretching Your Dollars For Health and Wellness.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Saving money can seem close to impossible with the economy going the way it is. It seems that prices are becoming so high that it can be hard to keep up with the necessities, such as health and wellness products.
Many individuals tend to stop taking their medication when it comes too expensive, or they get behind on bills just to pay for their health and wellness products. It shouldn’t... [Read the full story]
Open Season On Cops – Can We Afford That?
(ThyBlackMan.com) If you simply log onto the internet or turn on the news, you see story after story after story of police brutality and murderous police officers, many of whom are not being convicted or even indicted. It’s easy to be upset and I would agree with you. It is getting worse and the cases are not nearly as isolated as we are being led to think. It’s easy to feel the justice... [Read the full story]
Message to the Young Black Males.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The last time I wrote an article I spoke on what it meant to be a young black man living in America. I touched on how our past fore fathers would currently view us and the genocide that is occurring amongst African-American males in today’s society. At that time I was a 17 year old boy trying to figure out his identity in life. Now almost a year later I can say that I found... [Read the full story]
Can Blacks Be As Savvy As Whites On The Economy?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Let’s get busy! Please tweet, e-mail , face book and re-post this piece to friends. The answer to the above question is a resounding YES! What we have seen of late among white voters in polls related to the presidential election is an abandonment of traditional and mainstream political leaders. Many potential white voters rejected professional politicians in the polls due to undelivered... [Read the full story]
(ThyBlackMan.com) Have you ever been transfixed? That’s not a trick question. The answer, by the way, is yes. At some point in your life, you’ve either seen something so beautiful – or heard something so wonderful – that you were literally moved to tears. I’m curious: when was the last time you were transfixed? Was it recently? Or was it a while ago? When you last experienced that indescribably... [Read the full story]
Ashley Madison.com Mess.
(ThyBlackMan.com) If I may quote Monty Python, “And now for something completely different.” Today’s op-ed offering from me will not be about American race relations, politics, gender equity, warfare, peace, education, or immigration reform – or the utter lack thereof. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the festering sinkhole that is the Ashley Madison website. It’s a mess. In fact,... [Read the full story]
The Truth of Genesis: As In the Days of Noah, Part 1 of 2.
(ThyBlackMan.com) In Genesis chapter 18, Yehovah and two of His angels appeared to Abraham in the Plains of Mamre, in the year 2019 BC. It was when Abraham was 99 years old, and one year before his son Isaac was born. Upon departing, Yehovah told Abraham that He was going to inquire against Sodom and Gomorrah, because their sin was very grievous. Abraham was able to get the Lord to agree to spare... [Read the full story]
Black Lives And Ol Police Lives Both Matter.
(ThyBlackMan.com) It’s not, and never should have been, an either or proposition to say black lives matter or police matters matter. The slaying of a police officer must and should be denounced with the same vigor, passion and outrage as the unwarranted slaying of an unarmed African-American. The sad thing is that from virtually the moment that the black lives matter movement exploded on the... [Read the full story]
Do Black Lives Matter When We Are Not Black?
(ThyBlackMan.com) How we treat each other is based on how we see each other. How we allow other races or ethnic groups to treat us is also based on how we see each other. But on an even more important note, our expectations of everyone else are based on how we see ourselves. If we say black lives matter but we show they don’t because we appear ambivalent, we show something different and actions... [Read the full story]
Vester Lee Flanagan: Stolen Souls.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Who stole Vester Lee Flanagan II’s soul? Was it him? Or was it the society that he seemed utterly convinced was out to get him? Did he lose his soul while trying unsuccessfully to advance himself up the corporate ladder of journalism? Or did he simply sign it away on the line that is dotted? These are not rhetorical questions – they are actual questions. Investigations are underway,... [Read the full story]
Thy Illusion of Inclusion in the Republican Party.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I want my readers to fully understand why I criticize my party when it comes to their total lack of engagement with the Black community. I have stated ad nauseam that Blacks are begging Republicans to give them a reason to vote for them; but so far the party has failed to even acknowledge the existence of the Black community.
Fifty two years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King... [Read the full story]
The “5” things I hate about being a black entrepreneur.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Let’s be clear: The creation and development of black-owned businesses is the single most important issue in the African American community today. Holding marches, voting for the right politician and sharing a lunch counter with white people isn’t going to give us true power in a capitalist society. We’re only going to be able to get ahead by creating our own businesses... [Read the full story]
Celebrating Ole W.E.B. Du Bois: A Towering Figure Who Died 52 Years Ago.
(ThyBlackMan.com) On August 28, 1963, as more than 200,000 Americans assembled at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Roy Wilkins, the longtime head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), addressed the crowd. Toward the end of his remarks, Wilkins announced that Du Bois, who had helped found the NAACP in 1909, had died the day before... [Read the full story]
Cornell Batie helps keep jazz alive for Detroit and the world.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Jazz has been called America’s one true original art form, and without the monumental contributions of African American men this gift to the world would not have been possible.
From Jelly Roll Morton, the music’s first great composer, to the incomparable Louis Armstrong, the music’s first great soloist, the black man’s genius is intertwined with the roots of jazz music. These... [Read the full story]
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