2011 July : ThyBlackMan

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Dr. Boyce Watkins; Mary J. Blige, Yes Past Drug Abuse…

July 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I recently read an article about the amazing singer, Mary J. Blige, and how molestation at an early age played a role in some of her poor choices later in life.  After confronting the demons of drug and alcohol addiction, Mary J. stands as arguably the most inspirational songbird in America, with a following more loyal than... [Read more...]

Veronica Young; Interviews Black Relationships Guru Paul Carrick Brunson…

July 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Relationships, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Paul Carrick Brunson left his lucrative financial investment position to pursue his passion and become the first African-American matchmaker in the world. Paul’s bridge between financial investments and matchmaking started back in 2003 at Kaplan – the servicer for higher education programs and products. Traveling every three... [Read more...]

Social programs such as Medicare, Social Security takes center stage…

July 26, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Compromise yes; but an agreement to spending cuts, cuts that would impact Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Without Any Revenues from closing tax loopholes for corporate jet owners, carried interest of hedge fund managers, and oil subsidies, NO! Speaker Boehner’s plan is a rejection of a balanced shared sacrifice... [Read more...]

Enslaved Blacks, Who embrace the Nigger talk…

July 26, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The enslaved Black was stripped of his heritage so that no parts of his ingenious, dignified, self-reliant, culturally-aware and proud African background could influence his life inAmerica. His personality, behavior, and self-image were re-shaped exclusively by the unique form of American slavery. This system of degradation birthed... [Read more...]

Dr. Boyce Watkins; Racial Wealth Gap, Worse Than it’s Been in 25-Years…

July 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Misc., Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A new study presented some disturbing, yet expected news about the sad state of economic affairs within the African American community. According to the study, the wealth gap between white and black Americans has become the widest that it’s been in the last 25 years. As it stands, whites have a wealth level that is 20 times... [Read more...]

Financial Rebound After Divorce…

July 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Misc., Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A guy that I grew up with recently tracked me down to discuss a situation with his marriage that has taken a turn for the worst. His wife of 15 years told him that she wanted to get a divorce. I could hear the pain in his voice. He was devastated. He did not understand why she would want to leave. He wondered if she’d been... [Read more...]

Fast Food, What’s Next?

July 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Look, I don’t want to go off on a rant or anything, but when I read certain things, I feel like I am losing my mind … or the world has. A recent blog by Sarah Gilbert talked about fast food chains lobbying for food stamps to be used in their stores to buy what they pass off as food. Really? Now before you go all wild... [Read more...]

Race Talk Doesn’t Make You a Racist…

July 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As a quasi-activist/blogger, I am often confronted with allegations of being a racist.  I consider this allegation to be an indication that what I said rang somewhat true to the reader who responds and that they lack any ability to retort.  The new racial game in America is to accuse anyone who engages in conversation about... [Read more...]

Sorilbran Buckner; Respect Him, Thy Man Sistas…

July 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Relationships, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What do you know about respect? I can admit that I don’t understand the term like I thought I did. I’m not talking about Webster’s definition of the word.  I’m talking about getting a clear understanding of the basic fundamentals of the word respect and what it means to respect someone. I wish I could say that my driving... [Read more...]

Dr. Boyce Watkins; President Obama, the Debt Ceiling and Greedy Republicans…

July 24, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In early 2001, America’s economic future was rosy: Our government was sitting on a massive budget surplus, and the Congressional Budget Office predicted that the next 10 years would carry our nation down the path of seemingly endless prosperity. This was a good time for President George W. Bush to push through a set of massive... [Read more...]

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