RNC: Old School Politics.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Alright, alright; enough about my column from last week where I called out several RNC staffers by name because of their total disloyalty and disrespect towards me. No more jokes about me being introverted and never speaking my mind.
I will admit last week’s column was very pointed and blunt—by design.
I came into the Republican Party in the middle of the Reagan administration;... [Read the full story]
Black Folks; Raising Money or Just Raising Cain?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Bernie Sanders raised $20 million with the average donation being just $27.00. What is wrong with Black folks? For decades conscious Black leaders have cajoled, encouraged, admonished, and begged us to raise money among ourselves, a small amount from a lot of people, you know, the way Marcus Garvey did, which we love to brag about but never emulate. What we have done instead is raise... [Read the full story]
(ThyBlackMan.com) If one goes solely by mainstream media coverage, one would assume police/community relations in the inner city hadn’t progressed beyond the last riot! I’m typing this in New Orleans, whose police department is under a federal consent decree for severe shortfalls in several high-profile cases. I remain committed to uniting Black men and police officers, not because it’s... [Read the full story]
Marco Rubio: Sour Grapes, Slings and Arrows.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Governors Jeb Bush and Chris Christie join forces with Senator Ted Cruz to attack the most popular Republican running for president in 2016–Marco Rubio. Both Bush and Christie struggle to get campaign momentum, and hope New Hampshire will offer a breath of new life and an end to the donor hemorrhaging. Senator Cruz, on the other hand, appears to have wounded Donald Trump’s candidacy... [Read the full story]
Ted Cruz Once Again Proves Himself Presidential.
(ThyBlackMan.com) As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next Commander-in-Chief must be of the highest character; cut from the rare cloth of our founders.
Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages. Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts. Ted... [Read the full story]
A Bad Breakup & 8 Mile Walk Led to the Most Amazing Love Album of Our Time.
(ThyBlackMan.com) A few years ago, Dr. Samori Swygert went through a bad breakup after a long term relationship. So what? Many of us have gone through a bad breakup. But this man, a pharmacist by trade, concocted the perfect formula for an amazing piece of art out of the hurt he suffered from the demise of his relationship.
One evening in Virginia, after walking eight miles to clear his mind, he sat... [Read the full story]
Five Habits to Cultivate Wellness.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Are you well or are you good? In English, we are taught the semantic difference. For health and fitness, though, we should aim to be ‘well’ and not ‘good’.
Wellness and exercise should not be confused. Wellness is the state or condition of being in sound physical and mental health. Exercise is a means to wellness. In fact, if you don’t exercise, the argument could be made... [Read the full story]
Black People: Are You A Zombie Helping Your Own Extermination?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Genocide is real. We have seen it through Apartheid, all over Africa and in Germany prior to World War II. Eugenics (population control) is real. Ethnic BioWeapons are real. But all that being sad, what are you doing while the powers that be are trying to exterminate your entire “race” or ethnicity? Maybe you don’t worry about it, refuse to think about it, don’t... [Read the full story]
Wealth, Body Image, And Penis Size: Male Insecurities.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Our image-obsessed society that worships youthfulness and physiques resembling Greek gods and goddesses has resulted in a insecure, self-absorbed, and self-conscious society. Americans spend billions on weight loss products, gym memberships, workout videos, and cosmetic surgeries. Hollywood and the media unfairly present females as the sole participant in this journey of unattainable... [Read the full story]
Sorting out Fact from Fiction about Hillary Clinton’s Iraq War Vote.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Then Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 hammered her for it. 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly hammers her for it. Even some have held up Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump opposition to the Iraq war to hammer her for it. The “it” is then New York Senator Hillary Clinton’s vote for the 2002 Iraq War resolution. That’s... [Read the full story]
Living In The Last Quarter Of The Obama Presidency As A Black Man.
(ThyBlackMan.com) President Obama was elected in 2008,facing a “Depression” disguised as a “Recession”. He stated it would take 8 yrs before America would begin to recover from the Bush administration’s destruction of Americas economy. He had to face Wall st., which was holding America hostage, unless they got a bailout. America would suffer the consequences. Racism had... [Read the full story]
Black Lives: Standing on Sacred Ground.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of White men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning, and with no reason, the White men opened fire on the Black men. And for two days White men simply slaughtered Black people. Eight deaths have been officially acknowledged, but historians who have studied the Slocum Massacre say that it is likely that... [Read the full story]
Black History Month Serves Not Only To Educate, But To Inspire.
(ThyBlackMan.com) “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” – Carter G. Woodson
Carter G. Woodson was born in Virginia, 10 years after the fall of the Confederacy. Working as a sharecropper and a miner, he rarely had time to attend school until the age of 20. He would devote the rest of his... [Read the full story]
Donald Trump: Clueless About Ol Free Trade.
(ThyBlackMan.com) One of Donald Trump’s talking points and biggest applause lines is how “they” — Japan, China and Mexico — are “beating us in trade” and are “taking our jobs.” He proposes tariffs, for example, on Chinese goods in retaliation for that country’s alleged “cheating.”
To someone who is out of work in an industry... [Read the full story]
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