2011 December : ThyBlackMan

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Worst Drinks of Winter…

December 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Winter is the season of tantalizing winter beverages. Spiced cider, rich lattes, creamy eggnog, all these winter beverages provide great opportunities to curl up with something warm and soothing. But you really do need to watch out – many of winter’s most popular drinks are full of cream and sugar and have unappetizing... [Read more...]

Kwanzaa Day 3 – UJIMA – Collective Work And Responsibility…

December 28, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On this, the third day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the principle of Ujima, Collective Work and Responsibility. Today we renew our efforts to build and maintain our community, while working with others to solve our problems. In traditional Africa, and the Caribbean, and the South, when farmers work together to clear the land, and... [Read more...]

Ron Paul Putting The Charges Against Him In Their Proper Context…

December 28, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) At first the mass media just about completely ignored Ron Paul, and when they did mention him it was merely to say he had not a snowball’s chance of winning the nomination. Now, though, now they are giving him much more air play focusing on derogatory comments attributed to him more than 20 years ago, comments which he disavows... [Read more...]

Too Picky or Not Picky Enough?

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

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  When we try to figure out why it is that we can never seem to find “The One”, the usual response is that you can’t find love because you’re too picky. But, is that really the case? Most of us, whether we openly admit it or not, have a list of things we want in our ideal mate. For some, it’s a simple list like: “I... [Read more...]

Need for HBCU’s Part 2…

December 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Philosophers have long conceded, however, that every man has two educators: ‘that which is given to him, and the other that which he gives himself. Of the two kinds the latter is by far the more desirable. Indeed all that is most worthy in man he must work out and conquer for himself. It is that which constitutes our... [Read more...]

Herman Cain: The Final Word…

December 27, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) would not blame Herman Cain if he said, Lloyd, I know you mean well brother. However, the relentless vitriolic media attacks against me have finally subsided since I dropped out of the presidential race. My family and I are finally having some peace. So, why on earth would you bring up my name again? Well, in a nut shell, I just... [Read more...]

Kwanzaa Day 2 – Self-Determination – Kujichagulia…

December 27, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) (At the end of this article we provide a brief explanation of the history and nature of Kwanzaa and its seven principles. Each day of Kwanzaa we will discuss one of these principles.) On this the second day of Kwanzaa, the principle of self-determination, kuchijagulia, is celebrated. Today we affirm our determination to create,... [Read more...]

Rapper Common Music Review: The Dreamer, The Believer…

December 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Hip Hop in 2011 was not all that hot; the usual names dropped albums, and there were too many defunct mix-tapes released. Let’s just say that the best always finish last. And, Common –aka- Common Sense made sure that he did just that with his ninth studio album entitled, The Dreamer, The Believer. First, when speaking of... [Read more...]

24/7 SEVEN: Why Are We ON Non-Stop…

December 26, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Nature works in shifts. There are night creatures and beings that live by day. Which do you belong to? Or do you try to be in both? Was it all that long ago TV stations signed off at midnight? And there was no one out there driving up and down at all hours. And the lampposts back then were not half as bright as now, so that by... [Read more...]

Christmas, now Kwanzaa It’s About Time…

December 26, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)   We measure time by years, but why not call them Christmases? (Doesn’t each year end with one?) Christmas is the joy at the passage of time, New Years the sadness at time’s demise. But whether we call it the feast of the Midwinter Solistice, Christmas, New Years or Kwanzaa, it’s about time… As autumn wanes and... [Read more...]

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