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Gates’ ”Slavery Blame Game” Misses the Point…

April 29, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In recent days an enormous discussion has taken form within many American quarters, as Dr. Henry Louis Gates has once again weighed in on the question of reparations for African Americans. The Harvard Professor’s most recent article entitled, “Ending the Slavery Blame Game”, in which Gates produces information regarding... [Read more...]

Burning Angels-The LA Riots…

April 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) According to Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray, “when you have the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots,’ the police powers are meant to keep the haves having and that forces the have-nots to have-not.” Henry “Kee Kee” Watson, one of a group now known as The LA Four in the beating of Reginald Denny, said that people might act... [Read more...]

Ariz. immigration law puts Obama in tight spot…

April 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) President Obama wasted no time in denouncing Arizona’s hard-nosed anti-immigration law. He called it misguided, irresponsible and a threat to civil liberties. Obama’s right. The bill is wasteful, unenforceable, and more ominously virtually a license for police to engage in racial profiling. But it’s also popular... [Read more...]

Real Life Superheroes Aren’t Always Costumed!?

April 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Long before I thought real life superheroes ( RLSH ) could actually exist I contented myself in the exploits of exceptional people without fancy names or outfits. My list of real life superheroes is always growing and accommodates diverse folks like Alexander Dumas; Toussaint L’Ouverture; Booker T. Washington; Frederick Douglas;... [Read more...]

B.L.A.C.K. Power Anybody?!?

April 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I recently posted this status on my Face Book page, “ B.L.A.C.K.= BROTHERHOOD.LOYALTY.ABILITY.COURAGE.KINDNESS.- REGARDLESS OF COLOR, ARE U MY B.L.A.C.K. SISTER OR BROTHER? ”   B.L.A.C.K. power is what I promote. It’s not color based but is based upon the five principles comprising the acronym. It’s... [Read more...]

Is the Congressional Black Caucus Dying of Neglect?

April 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Shunned by President Obama, the organization could be out in the cold in the next Administration unless it finds a new role… Has President Obama killed off the Congressional Black Caucus? From the very beginning, President Obama and his campaign promised the CBC nothing, so no one – not even the 42 CBC members –... [Read more...]

A Supportive Skeptic of The Tea Party Movement…

April 19, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) While a proud American skeptic, I find in the Tea Party movement merit to match misgivings. Any group of citizens gathered to protest government overreach will at least get my attention. If such protest becomes a hate fest my attention then becomes tactical, i.e. noting a  potential threat to public safety.  Watching the Tea... [Read more...]

Suicide As Final Dignity…

April 18, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A nation where someone can be arrested for attempting to end that which his Creator gave ( his life ) is a nation that doesn’t respect the individual. Replacing the human body with the body politic  doesn’t change the equation.   The individual is under assault from myriad would-be controllers, the largest of which... [Read more...]

Is T-Pain an Uncle Tom? Should Hip Hop Treat Him the Way Country Treated the Dixie Chicks?

April 18, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “But they use you for an example. They would rep’ but our heroes got their hands full” -These are our Heroes-Na-s Sellout; Sambo; Uncle Tom. These are all terms to describe someone who turns his back on the black community to serve the interests of white supremacy. While these terms have usually been reserved for the likes... [Read more...]

The Anatomy of Authentic Leadership…

April 17, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In recent weeks, considerable turmoil has emerged among some elite members of the Civil Rights community.    Publicly aired expressions germinating from PBS’s Tavis Smiley and the National Action Network’s President Rev. Al Sharpton, in which both parties have accused the other of working against the interests of the... [Read more...]

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