2011 August : ThyBlackMan

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The Boondocks, Our Black Youth…

August 27, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) And there is no magic blanket, “secret formula” or quick fix for the challenges we are facing with our children. PERIOD! So there is no sense in having arguments about whose fault it is, who’s to blame or who’s to be punished for the behavior of our children. Those rants will get us nowhere but broke while we drop more... [Read more...]

Philadelphia Mayor Nutter, Black Flash Mobs – Philly Tough Love…

August 27, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter went where few Black leaders have gone by speaking truth about the critical state of Black youth in this country. In an address confronting increasing youth violence, Nutter plainly declared, “Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer.  Pull your pants up and buy a belt... [Read more...]

MLK Dedication, and Lack of Corporate Donors…

August 27, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In the hoopla that will surround dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., there are three stories that few journalists, if any, will cover. • Only two African-Americans donated $1 million or more as of July, according to the list of donors compiled by the Martin Luther King,... [Read more...]

Obama to Unveil Jobs Plan, Payroll Tax Holiday, Shall not help Unemployed Blacks…

August 27, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As Obama vacations in Martha’s Vineyard, he is purported working on a new job plan in addition to other issues that confront the United States. With 14 million Americans looking for employment and African Americans uncertain as to the Presidents strategy to deal with the disproportionate level of unemployment in the African... [Read more...]

Sweating 101; Do You Sweat A lot?

August 27, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Almost 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from hyperhidrosis, a condition where someone sweats unpredictably and more often than necessary. Why We Sweat We have 2-4 million sweat glands in our bodies, concentrated on the forehead, face, hands underarms, and feet. They produce sweat that’s excreted through skin pores to... [Read more...]

Arthur Lewin; Subliminal Messages In The Help…

August 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The wildly popular movie, The Help, though hailed in many quarters is at the same time roundly condemned in others. Why is that. . .   Every movie, in fact anything that calls itself art, operates on two levels. There is what you see and hear, and there is what you do not see and do not hear, but pick up nonetheless on the... [Read more...]

Emmett Till, Yes MLK Jr. Memorial…

August 26, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Emmett Till was murdered on August 28, 1955. They found his body horribly mangled at the bottom of the Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. Till had dared to break one of the sacred rules of the Jim Crow South. He “flirted” with a white woman. He was only fourteen years old. Emmett... [Read more...]

Five; Mistakes Black Men Make when it comes to Marriage…

August 26, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Men, your marriage is the best it can possibly be, right? Well, maybe. But if you’re like lots of couples, you find it all too easy to put everything and everyone else first and take each other for granted. Unless you become aware of your own hurtful attitudes or actions — so that you can correct them — your... [Read more...]

Jeremy Tate; Crashing the Masquerade Ball…

August 26, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.     Ambrose Bierce I voted for the first time in 2008. I don’t plan on voting in 2012. And I won’t vote ever again in this country until a new day has arrived, a day in which ALL of the politicians... [Read more...]

Part 2; Rural Entrepreneurship, Yes Black Businesses Thriving in Urban Areas…

August 26, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In part one of this series I discussed how there are many similarities between rural towns and our African American concentrated inner-cities.  I discussed how certain “grow your own” business strategies have led to stabilization and even growth for some of these towns that have experienced decades of decline.  Finally,... [Read more...]

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