Are You Black Enough?
(ThyBlackMan.com) The topic of race in 21st century America is like a deeply embedded splinter in your skin. It’s painful. It’s swollen. There’s a good chance of infection. And for the sake of your healing, that splinter must be dealt with. It cannot be ignored. It won’t be wished away. Your wound will not get better on its own. Decisive and deliberate action is required, but that isn’t possible... [Read the full story]
Six Reasons Why Dr. Cornel West Might Be The Greatest Black Man On Earth.
(ThyBlackMan.com) When I chose to become a public scholar in the 1990s, there were three people who inspired me the most: Michael Eric Dyson, Julianne Malveaux and Cornel West. I also found myself to be a strong supporter of the great Minister Louis Farrakhan and Rev Jesse Jackson. Rev. Al Sharpton might be one of the smartest public figures I’ve ever met, but I confess that we don’t always... [Read the full story]
Nigga’ Please!!!! The Wake Up Call To Sufferer’s Of Identity Crisis.
(ThyBlackMan.com) A few weeks back Raven Simone’ said that she didn’t want to be labeled “African-American“, although both her parents black, and she didn’t want to be labeled “gay“, although she is in a sexual relationship with a member of the same sex. Ohhhhhkaaaayyyyyy !?!?! Clearly there wasn’t a dictionary on the Cosby show set nor was there a copy... [Read the full story]
Success in Black: Home Is Not Where the “Support” Is.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Lacking the support for our black businesses and developments within the community…
Speaking from an entrepreneur perspective of three businesses, I was once naïve to the intricate approaches of how business developments and growth became successful. Initially, I founded my businesses for the purpose of my community. I for one knew the empowerment of developing businesses within... [Read the full story]
Michigan QB keeps getting called a nigger and The University is silent.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Johari Shuck is an expert on black athletes at the collegiate level. She is also a graduate of The University of Michigan, one of the most storied athletic programs in the country. The school has a strong track record of athletic and academic achievement, but when it comes to the treatment of its athletes, the school’s record is the source of eternal shame.
A full 20 years after... [Read the full story]
Divided We Stand, United We Fall: Will This Be The Sad Legacy Of The Black Race?
(ThyBlackMan.com) It’s no surprise that I speak about race and how unnecessarily divided Black people are a whole lot.
To some, I speak on it far too much in a manner that eclipse my other obvious talents and abilities.
You should hear what they say to me…….
“Why don’t you tone it down a bit?”
“What happened to you in your life to make you so angry?”
“You could have gone so much further... [Read the full story]
(ThyBlackMan.com) Have you ever said something and then reflected on it and later thought to yourself, “I should not have said that?” The new term I’ve created for this phenomena, is… “I shouldna”, as in “I should not have” said that. Now I can be somewhat of an opinionated and outspoken person, and some would even call me a “know it all”…those people are what I like to call…wrong!
Often... [Read the full story]
Is Bill Cosby guilty of hurting women? It’s more complex than you might think.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, the sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby re-entered the public sphere due to a joke by comedian Hanibal Burress, who said “You rape women.” This stunning remark led the public to go back and review the sexual assault allegations against Cosby and where they came from.
This takes us to the story of Barbara Bowman, a woman who says that Cosby assaulted... [Read the full story]
Sin or Behavior our Problem.
(ThyBlackMan.com) My attempt in writing is to keep it simple. Sin Vs behavior. Do they not come from the same womb? Isn’t one the result of the other? Change the behavior and you change lives despite ones religious belief…Sin is ever present and my flesh reveals this daily as I continue in progress to sin less.
Now if I had better teaching growing up and my mother and fathers mothers before them... [Read the full story]
Black Vote is Up for Grabs.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I had separate conversations with two governors last week. Both were White, one was a Democrat and one was a Republican. We were discussing next month’s elections and what they each thought would happen. The amazing thing was their respective views on the Black community.
Democrats have convinced the Black community that they care about them and Republicans don’t. This lie... [Read the full story]
Are Parents the Root Cause of Addictions? Cold & Flu Season.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The war on drugs is in full effect within this society! Parents, schools and communities are constantly encouraging young people to stay away from drugs such cocaine, meth, ecstasy and even marijuana. I too feel our young people should stay away from any drug or substance that alters their brain or disturbs their physical body functions.
For me the war on drugs goes further than... [Read the full story]
The Party or the Person?
(ThyBlackMan.com) We say we have “voting power,” but we have settled merely for the “power to vote.” We fight for the “right to vote” but we fail to “vote right.” Voting is a means to gain political power, not an end that simply allows one to participate in the act. As true as those statements are and as many times as we have heard the phrase, “This is the most important election... [Read the full story]
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