7 Ways VH1 Is Destroying The Black Community.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Due to their interesting choices in programming, VH1 might be better referred to as “The Evil Empire.” Their endless stream of reality TV shows tend to focus on taking otherwise irrelevant black people and making them as recognizable as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (I’m serious: There are black kids who could identify a Basketball Wife before they could identify Dr. King... [Read the full story]
Yes, Amnesty for Illegals Can’t be Defended.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I am totally perplexed by Republicans who advocate amnesty for those who entered the U.S. illegally. We Republicans are supposed to be the party of law and order, a party that stands on clearly defined principles. Let’s cut through the pompous rhetoric: The issue of amnesty is only about cheap labor. All the other arguments are merely background noise.
With the national unemployment... [Read the full story]
Thy government is coming after you…even if you did nothing wrong.
(ThyBlackMan.com) It seems each day I am reminded of how poorly informed the average American is. This is especially true for the average African American, who speaks of politics through the jaundiced lens of faux progressivism and protecting our president and his political party no matter what they do. But for some reason, I think this is because as a community, things have changed. When I was growing... [Read the full story]
Wifing Politicians: I don’t love these politicians (plutocrats).
(ThyBlackMan.com) I am writing to satisfy one issue, and that is why do folk take up for these political plutocrats regardless of political affiliation? It is as if folk cannot see they are all in the same gang of scratch my back crony-capitalist crooks. And for those unaware, crony capitalism refers to the intercourse between the state and corporate power. These cats have two sets of laws, one for... [Read the full story]
An Easter Sunday Sermon From a Non-Preacher, Who’s Not Asking For a Dime.
(ThyBlackMan.com) “IF YE WERE ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN, YE WOULD DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM”
Every since I wrote the column “Crabs in a Barrel,” the gross hypocrisy of South Carolina State Senator, Rev. Darrell Jackson, has lingered with me. In that column I describe how the Black, South Carolina State Senator, who was also the pastor of the 10,000 member, “Family Way Bible... [Read the full story]
Sweet tooth: The red flag for stress.
(ThyBlackMan.com) As our worlds become increasingly more overrun with stress, albeit external or internal, it is no surprise that our waistlines have become the victim. Obesity and the problems associated with it are now at epidemic levels in the black community.
According to the US Department of Health and Human services, non-Hispanic Black men and women have the highest rates of being overweight... [Read the full story]
The State of Hip Hop.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Time has brought about an immeasurable amount of change. In hip hop’s heyday, rap music was, without question, authentic and thorough; nowadays, people march to a different drum. It appears that only one vainglorious record is all that is required for an individual to be awarded a multi-million dollar recording contract. As a result, the true art of rap music has been compromised... [Read the full story]
Equal Pay for Women Helps Us All.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000?
Those figures are what you get – or rather, what women who work full-time don’t get because of the pervasive “wage gap” between women and men. Correcting that injustice is one reason President Obama last week issued an executive order and a presidential... [Read the full story]
‘Hammerin’ Hank’ Aaron Slugs it Out with President Obama Attackers.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Major League Baseball’s home run king, Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron has just knocked another one out of the park. But this time, Aaron wasn’t on a baseball diamond. Aaron stood up boldly on the national stage and blasted a political homerun against Republicans who have made a sport of attacking President Obama.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Aaron, now 80 years old,... [Read the full story]
Crisis in Education.
(ThyBlackMan.com) We may as well call it “Edu-pay-tion,” as far as many prospective students are concerned. The cost of a college degree has risen 1120% since 1978, but wages have increased a mere 6% during that same period. The national collective college debt is more than $1 trillion! We have college grads mired in $29,000 of debt, on average, while they are looking for jobs that do not exist.... [Read the full story]
Black People & Their Money Will Never Get Respect From White Corporations Until They Unite!
(ThyBlackMan.com) Black people need to get their money right and get some sense as to who they’re spending it with because the one sided relationship with many of the companies that Blacks support are NOT mutually beneficial.
While I am very angry at the fact that out of the $390 Billion Dollars that will be spent in the next fiscal year on Newspaper Advertising, Black American newspapers will only... [Read the full story]
Affordable Care Act (ACA); Obama Alley-Oop: Game Over.
(ThyBlackMan.com) On October 1st, 2013 – the first day of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – only 6 people were able to enroll for healthcare coverage through healthcare.gov. 6 people total. Through the well-documented laundry list of glitches, miscalculations on server capacity, and crashes of the website, only 106,000 Americans managed to enroll for healthcare coverage by the... [Read the full story]
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