An Open Letter to President Obama from Alabama State Sen. Hank Sanders.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Dear President Obama:
We love you. We respect you. We support you. We strongly supported your becoming President and have continued to support you through all the trying times. We continue to love, respect and support you.
Mr. President, I write this letter with the greatest of respect and appreciation. I write this as an open letter because it is important that you know and all... [Read the full story]
Neither President Obama Nor Republicans Have Vision.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Last week I thought Stevie Wonder gave a great State of the Union Speech. Oops, did I say Stevie Wonder, I meant to say President Obama. But like Stevie Wonder, I couldn’t see the America the president was describing in his speech.
Listening to Obama, you would have thought that America, especially Blacks, had full employment. But according to the Labor Department, the national... [Read the full story]
Yes, Writing is Fundamental.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The dominance of social media and our never-ending thirst for faster ways to communicate have relegated many of our people to a 140-character mentality, a nano-second way of thinking, and new ways of saying old things. Using letters instead of words to express ourselves, i.e. LMAO, OMG, SRS, SMH, has propelled us into an esoteric realm of information that in many cases has caused... [Read the full story]
Depression – Within the Black Community.
(ThyBlackMan.com) According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “depression is a mental illness that can be costly and debilitating to sufferers. Depression can adversely affect the course and outcome of common chronic conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Depression also can result in increased work absenteeism, short-term disability,... [Read the full story]
Don’t Just Blame The Police.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Ferguson, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and the list goes on. There are many good police officers who risk their lives every day and yes there are officers who should themselves be in prison. Who are you expecting to fix the problems of rogue police, police brutality and young African American men with targets on their backs? Some of the problem is in the poor training... [Read the full story]
Disruptive innovation in healthcare.
(ThyBlackMan.com) If you’re working toward your MBA in health management, chances are good that you want to affect change in what has become a struggling industry. You are also likely aware of the hurdles associated with curing the current healthcare crisis. With 11 billion dollars wasted annually by hospitals, it will take unparalleled creativity and innovation to turn things around. Who will have... [Read the full story]
The great Dick Gregory and a case for keeping it real.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Around the time that “The Cosby Show” was becoming America’s top-rated TV program in the mid 1980s, my dad gave me a quick, impromptu history lesson about Bill Cosby and Dick Gregory.
Dad told me that while Cosby and Gregory came up as comics around the same time, and were friends, Cosby was able to rise to a higher level of stardom because his color-neutral comedy was more... [Read the full story]
Yes, Your Mind Births Your Reality.
(ThyBlackMan.com) A study recently published in the Journal of Neurophysiology revealed something that should astound us all: Muscle strength is largely determined not simply by the physical activity that produces muscle, but by the activity of your mind. The study of a small sample of 29 participants is an exciting example of the power of mental imagery on real life outcomes. Half of a group of... [Read the full story]
What’s Wrong With Homosexuality?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Other Than The Fact That It’s Being Forced Down Our Throats…
Finally homosexuality and lesbianism has infected the African-American community. Is this hate speech? No, it is speaking out against what is wrong and what is being shoved down our throats. Homosexuality is wrong on so many levels that it damages the fabric of society and the foundation of the family. Now I know... [Read the full story]
I Hear and See YOU Azealia Banks.
(ThyBlackMan.com) In order for our words to be heard and accepted it’s not just a matter of what we say, but how we live. I for one must admit that I am rather tired of seeing young black women defend a position while betraying their own cause. It is not okay to focus on one aspect of “struggle” while behaving in an overall manner that discredits ones argument.
Case Study: Ms. Azealia Banks
Ms.... [Read the full story]
No scrubs: Dressing like a man has its privileges.
(ThyBlackMan.com) “I don’t want no scrubs,
A scrub is a guy who can’t get no love from me.”
There is nothing sadder than seeing a man fully committed to his late 40’s wearing clothes that were designed for someone 20 years younger than him. Actually, watching him walk, or rather, shuffle down the street is a much more depressing, and comedic, sight.
Undoubtedly the song Scrubs by TLC was... [Read the full story]
Actor Terry Crews Is The Latest Black Man To Dress Like A Woman.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Success in Hollywood can be the key to fame, fortune and the fulfillment of all of your dreams as an actor. But those dreams can sometimes come at a price, especially for African Americans. One price that may be paid is your dignity and self-respect, leading you to do things you wouldn’t normally do if you weren’t being paid to do them.
Dave Chapelle, while speaking with... [Read the full story]
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