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Why Barack Obama Is Suddenly Noticing Black People…

October 30, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Politicians chase votes the way a frat boy chases women.  Also like the frat boy, politicians can have selective memory when it comes to creating a respectable and reciprocal relationship.  They beg for your votes, promise you the world and then promptly disappear until it’s time for re-election. That’s a bit of what we’re... [Read more...]

Too Much Is Never Enough…

October 28, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Americans are greedy indeed, accustomed to having more than what is needed and certainly more than enough. But that was not always the nation’s standard. America’s economy was stabilized after the Great Depression, with its citizens and leaders vowing never to go through such a horrible period of poverty again. Not only did... [Read more...]

Has Black America Lost It’s Backbone?

October 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) All by-products of African-American ingenuity, Negro spirituals, blues and jazz were created to help African Americans maintain a sense of internal calmness and hope during strife; cultivate, embrace and express individuality; and serve as living connections to and trophies of cultural history, knowledge and heritage. In spite... [Read more...]

America’s fear of a Black Body Politic…

October 22, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In the raucous nature of national debate, the exclusion of racial and ethnic issues from mainstream discussion appears driven by fear. More often than not, those directing America’s political discourse dismiss Black grievances through either active opposition or passive denial.  In light of this fact, it is difficult, if... [Read more...]

CNN’s ‘Almighty Debt': Exploring Black People Once Again Tomorrow Night…

October 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I received an e-mail from someone by the name of Van. I think that Van works for CNN and his job is to promote the netowrk’s latest ‘Black in America’ special. This special is referred to as ‘Almighty Debt,’ which digs into the financial condition of the African American community and the consequences... [Read more...]

Working Against Ourselves…

October 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Racism is alive and well in America, but sadly, most of the work is being done by Blacks against other Blacks. I’m not talking about so-called Black-on-Black crime either. I’m talking about the unwitting work that many Blacks do which hurts the cause of us all. For example, African Americans with comfortable backgrounds... [Read more...]

Why hip-hop culture is hooked on drugs…

October 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In the late 1980s, a little group called NWA came out of Compton, California to capture the hearts and minds of music fans around the world. A drug dealer named Eazy-E put together enough money to lift “gangsta rap” out of the streets of L.A. and into the living rooms of every suburban household across America. With... [Read more...]

Rapper T.I. Gets 11 Months in Jail — Hallelujah…

October 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Some people wondered, “Who cares?”  Others mused about the seeming disparate jail sentences between Clifford “T.I.” Harris and other celebrities such as Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan.  If you didn’t find yourself in the previous two groups, you may see yourself in the third, heaping praises on... [Read more...]

Can Tyson find redemption in China?

October 19, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) You may have heard that Mike Tyson is going to serve as a boxing ambassador to China. Well, I presume he’s not the ambassador for all of boxing, but I expect that he is going to represent something for someone, which is certainly an intriguing concept. Having Iron Mike represent anyone or anything important is most interesting... [Read more...]

Rich Church, Poor Community: Are Churches Failing the People it Claims to Serve?

October 18, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s no secret that black churches collectively generate over $56B per year. With this infusion of cash into an institution that vows to lift the mental acuity and spiritual zeal of black people, why are so many of the black congregants continuing to find themselves struggling? Why do the occupants of the immediate area around... [Read more...]

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