Ole Chicago: Economic Death Spiral After 84 Years of Democratic Control.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, after winning reelection, pronounced Chicago “the greatest city in America.” Run by Democrats for more than eight decades, Chicago should serve as a showplace that reflects the wonderful world of “progressive policies.”
Public schools are a mess, and the city’s finances place their bonds at near junk level. In 2013, the city... [Read the full story]
Ole Self-Enforcing Discrimination.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. One of the most effective tools for disadvantaged people is to be able to charge a lower price for what they sell and pay a higher price for what they buy. Let’s look at this principle first using a couple of nonracial examples.
How... [Read the full story]
Flawless: Ole Racial Bias in Beauty.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the beauty and entertainment industries have systematically crafted the lens through which Americans see others and themselves.
Throughout history, African-Americans have suffered from incredible efforts to destroy any hope for positive self-concept or imagery. Stereotypical depictions of the full lips and voluptuous figures of black women... [Read the full story]
If I Were A Republican.
(ThyBlackMan.com) If I were Republican, I would be deeply concerned about the past. Republicans singlehandedly eradicated slavery in America – which simultaneously ended the systematic kidnapping, rape, murder, and hard labor of black people here even as it preserved this nation’s union during its most tenuous days. Republicans – white ones and black ones – jointly helped to establish the National... [Read the full story]
Financial Literacy 101.
(ThyBlackMan.com) When I was a young boy, I was not familiar with the concepts of financial literacy and responsibility. I did understand that luxury and a comfortable lifestyle — two things I had no experience with — would only be obtained by making myself valuable to society. After many difficulties in early childhood, I realized that the person who had the most to do with what happened... [Read the full story]
Ole Hollywood Actors and Economics 101.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Welcome to Hollywood, where dreams become real — and where logic, reason and economics 101 become dreams.
Take the current battle over the minimum wage. In Los Angeles County, the minimum wage is $9 per hour. Theater actors, however, can be paid as little as $7 a performance, and an actor can even work long rehearsal hours with no pay. Three decades ago, L.A. County actors sued... [Read the full story]
Job Creation: A Priority of Americans is Doable Right Now! Part II
(ThyBlackMan.com) Following is how the job creation plan would work, once the $600 billion dollar payment is made to bolster the trust fund. This plan has the capacity to create a lot more than 300,000 jobs monthly. Retiring Baby-Boomers, who are estimated to be 68-72 million consumers are retiring over the next 16 years at a rate of approximately 10,000 per day, and they do not currently have the... [Read the full story]
What a Fool Believes.
(ThyBlackMan.com) In this column entry, you will not find the terms Republican, Democrat, or Independent. You will not read about race. There will be no references – overt or covert – to issues of gender or age. No lyrics from the Doobie Brothers song of the same title will appear. Today, we’re going to talk. Just two cool people discussing postmodern life in America – through the prism of... [Read the full story]
Making more money isn’t the solution.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Before I was a successful business owner, I worked on a job like everybody else and I lived paycheck to paycheck, struggling to pay my rent and my car note in spite of making $40,000 a year in the early part of this century. Although I was successful at getting annual 3 to 8 percent raises, I still used to play the lottery religiously hoping to win a million dollars so that I would... [Read the full story]
GoodWritingHelp.com – Free Academic Helper.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Even the most experienced and brilliant student requires a professional piece of advice when he writes a complicated academic essay or research paper.Very often young people do not know where they can find professional help that will improve the quality of their written assignments. If one does not want to pay someone to do a custom college paper for him, but prefers writing his assignment... [Read the full story]
Supporting The Adventures of Moxie Girl.
(ThyBlackMan.com) A story of personal triumph and discover of Natalie McGriff.
When 7 year old Natalie and her mother Angie wrote the comic book
“The Adventures of Moxie Girl” they created a foundation for a
social movement that focuses on issues of personal challenge
The Crowd Funding venue One Spark was the setting for what would become a whirlwind of speaking, handshaking, elaborating... [Read the full story]
Why you should pursue multiple income streams.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I have mentioned before how your job should fund your dreams because you can use some of your earnings to start your own business, to save toward retirement goals or to go on dream vacations.
However, creating multiple income streams can create financial security and wealth. The super rich have multiple income streams from owning businesses, stocks and rental property, to name a few.
So... [Read the full story]
Yes, Recent Slayings of Unarmed Black Men Showcase Culture of Police Violence.
(ThyBlackMan.com) How long can we expect to see new reports and videos of unarmed black men being shot by police in incidents all across the country? Aspects of two of the most recent shootings in Tulsa, Okla. and North Charleston, S.C., suggest some answers to the question, and the answers do not bode well.
The videotaped shootings of Eric Harris in Oklahoma and Walter Scott in South Carolina both... [Read the full story]
Ebony Magazine – Features Wendy Williams on May Cover.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Wendy Williams, diva of dish and host of the wildly successful The Wendy Williams Show, willfully embraces her impact on pop culture while maintaining a laser sharp focus on what matters most, home. On Friday, April 24th audience and viewers will get a first look at the cover shoot, live on the show.
Entering Wendy’s world (the home edition) gave us a close look at her favorite... [Read the full story]
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