Ole Black Dollars Matter!
(ThyBlackMan.com)The protest slogans relative to our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase. The signs and T-Shirts emblazoned with “I Can’t Breathe!” “No Justice, No Peace!” and the latest, “Black Lives Matter,” carry connotations related to action. I often wonder what the folks who wear the t-shirts and hold the signs are doing to back up the slogans... [Read the full story]
Six Beauty Products You Should Never Share.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Getting ready with your girls…playing dress up…doing each other’s makeup. These are all fun, but are you being safe and healthy while you are doing it? Here are six things you shouldn’t share even with your family!
Though this may be an obvious one, it is still a commonly shared item. Razors cut extremely close to the skin, and oftentimes draw blood and other bodily... [Read the full story]
It’s Not Too Late!
(ThyBlackMan.com) During a radio interview, a caller asked me if it was too late – in her forties – to change careers and pursue something for which she is passionate. “It’s never too late,” I told her. “If you feel led in a new direction, make a plan to transition and go for it!” Her call came as no surprise. Many of you – some in your twenties, others... [Read the full story]
50 Years Later, Questions About Malcolm X’s Assassination Remain.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Five years ago Thomas Hagan was paroled after having served 44 years in prison for his part in the murder of black nationalist leader Malcolm X. Hagan, who went by the name “Talmadge Hayer” at the time of the murder, is the only one of a trio of convicted assassins who ever publicly admitted to killing Malcolm. He bluntly said that he joined the assassination team because... [Read the full story]
What’s Wrong With African-American Men?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Recently I wrote an article entitled What’s Wrong With African-American Women. But now it’s time for us to take a good hard look at African-American men and the problems we have. Beware guys, because if you keep reading, I am going to be hard on you – hard but fair. Why? Because you have to set the tone for the family and the community. You are the leaders who need... [Read the full story]
DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTIES: Two Sides of the Same Deceptive Coin.
(ThyBlackMan.com) We need to know that Republican and Democratic parties are two sides of the same coin with different ways to use the middle and lower economic class. I am an African-American conservative, neither a democrat nor a republican. I voted for President Obama the first time because he was a better candidate than John McCain, he had better character and a plan. John McCain had none. I voted... [Read the full story]
(ThyBlackMan.com) A week ago or so, Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th season on NBC with a live show filled with many of its famous alums. Ah, yes… the Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time Players. One of my favorite recurring bits from SNL came courtesy of Chevy Chase – who at any given time would/could gleefully throw himself into a pile of folding chairs, fall through such chairs down to the floor,... [Read the full story]
President Obama Loves America.
(ThyBlackMan.com) President Obama loves this country but he also has a balanced, honest and realistic view on the dirt this country has done and the bridges this country has burned. In the wake of personal insults and attacks made by former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani against President Obama, we see just another example of personal attacks, blatant disrespect, Republican scapegoating and attempts... [Read the full story]
Rudy Giuliani Was Right, Of Course President Obama Doesn’t Love America.
(ThyBlackMan.com) If the president’s policies are indicative of his love for America, let’s pray he begins hating our nation soon.
When former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said “I do not believe that the president loves America” at a dinner featuring Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker last week, my response was, “No duh!” So why were Republicans so quick to back away from his words? Whatever... [Read the full story]
Fifty Years of Ole Economic Futility.
(ThyBlackMan.com) During the fifty year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the White unemployment rate, which was 5% for Whites and 10.9% for Blacks in 1963, and today it’s 6.6% for Whites and 12.6% for Blacks. Our aggregate... [Read the full story]
Obama; Let The President Do His Job.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I am neither democrat nor republican. I vote for the most qualified person with the best plan and strategy to carry it out, regardless of what party he or she belongs to. I voted for President Obama both times but not just because of color. I am balanced, fair, informed and respectful in my critical analysis of our President’s performance, but many of you are not. Just as when... [Read the full story]
To Ole Black America: Our History Lies Before Us.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I read a snippet in an old article in Essence Magazine indicating that researchers have uncovered new information suggesting that Cleopatra may not have been Black. The article brought back to mind a piece I read by Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson many years ago entitled, Whose Black History To Believe? In that very insightful article Dr. Hutchinson points out that black history tends... [Read the full story]
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