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Kwanzaa Day 5 – NIA – Purpose…

December 30, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Here is a question. Christ is said to have been born on December 25th, and we supposedly measure time from the date of his birth. Then why does the New Year begin on January 1st? Shouldn’t it start on December 25th? Where did the extra week come from?   The Romans had a few days at the end of their year that didn’t fit... [Read more...]

A New ‘National Anthem’ for Black America…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who has brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we Pray.—“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” Should Black Americans still consider “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” as the “Black national anthem?” Given... [Read more...]

2012 Black America Top Priority: Education…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As we move into a new year, it is absolutely critical that we African-American people get serious about providing a quality education for our children. Nearly 20 years ago in a column in the Richmond Free Press, I wrote that “Churches, Greek organizations, social and civic clubs need to develop concrete ways by which they... [Read more...]

Mitt Romney under GOP review…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Mitt Romney…is awesome.” You could hear the screams from around the room.  In the conservative and evangelical circles in which I travel, that pronouncement has the same effect as professing a hidden fantasy to enter into same-sex marriage with Harry Reid.  Bonkers, stark-raving bonkers!  And yet, after... [Read more...]

Jay Z N***a’s in Paris: A Pop Culture Phenomenon…

December 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I remember once, Jay Z quoted in an essay to Rolling Stone, that when you hear a great song, you can think about when you first heard it, the sounds, smells, emotions involved etc.  That a great song doesn’t try to be anything, it just is. We’ve all seen our fair shares of number ones and one hit wonders, but when a... [Read more...]

Ron Paul’s Vision: Can It Work…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Dr. Ron Paul is a true patriot, and his support of a different vision of the constitution needs to be debated anew, in the light of the positive and negative changes that have come with that defining document’s continuing evolution. States’ Rights versus a strong Federal National Government is as legitimate an issue for... [Read more...]

Child Support needs to be reformed…

December 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was on 1380 WAOK in Atlanta for an interesting interview this morning.  The conversation revolved around child support payments and the “Financial Abortions” concept that my Senior Editor, Kirsten West-Savali, brought to my attention just a couple of months ago.  The conversation expanded to child support in general,... [Read more...]

Kwanzaa Day 4 – Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics…

December 29, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On this the fourth and middle day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate Ujamaa, Cooperative Economics. Let us strengthen our resolve to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. . . Malik Brown owns the Ebony Bookstore. For lunch, he goes to the Kingston Diner on the corner. That afternoon,... [Read more...]

Bishop Eddie Long, yes More Bad News…

December 28, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Bishop Eddie Long has had a rough and interesting year.  It’s not easy to keep running a school through your church after being accused of sexually coercing young men in your care.   Well, the end of days has arrived for the New Birth Christian Academy, the school connected with Bishop Eddie Long’s church.  The school... [Read more...]

Daddy’s Little Girl…

December 28, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) She walks around with no direction/no protection/ You left Her after  conception/looking for the love that You never gave Her/so with words it’s easy for men to sway Her/She gives up Her body so easily/so willfully/asking why didn’t He love me/Is it because I look like Her/Talk like Her/But I’m not just not... [Read more...]

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