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MSNBC Toure, Kim Kardashian Clone of Social Commentary.

September 29, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Oddly enough, I woke up this morning wondering about the enigma who calls himself “Toure.”  No last name, just “Toure.”  I normally wouldn’t be spending my time writing solely about another person, but out of respect for serious political analysts that white television networks tend to ignore, I had to discuss this... [Read more...]

The Marikana Massacre in South Africa–One Month Later.

September 28, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The 24 hour news cycle is too rapid to adequately process everything on offer. Arguably the most significant single event connected to my work in southern Africa as a representative of the largest trade union federation in the United States occurred just a few days after my transfer from the sub-region. The Lonmin platinum mineworkers... [Read more...]

Mitt Romney’s Game Plan: Past The Smoke and Mirrors.

September 26, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For the past few months, all we have heard is Mitt Romney yelling about what Obama is doing. But have we ever asked ourselves: is Romney using this tactic to take attention away from his own shortcomings? Many Americans on both Democratic, and Republican sides are beginning to understand this methodology of “pointing fingers... [Read more...]

Rant Against The Extra-Average Black Woman.

September 26, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) OK, I need to rant for a minute. I just need to get this off my chest. Sisters, I love you. God knows I do. But sometimes love includes criticism. Personal pet peeve of mines: I’m tired of these extra-average, baggage-laden sisters complaining about the supposed lack of good black men. If I hear that old tired line ONE... [Read more...]

Black People – No One Should Be Tell you how to VOTE!

September 26, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Roland Martin recently wrote about the Associated Press and its proclamation that there are several prominent black pastors telling their congregations not to vote.  According to Martin, the story was an overblown and misguided assertion that ultimately misled the public into believing that the men and women running black churches... [Read more...]

Yes, House Field Negroes still exist in 2012!

September 25, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Three or four hundred years ago, there were two distinct kinds of Black people living in America. There were so called House Negroes and Field Negroes. The House Negroes were preferred, not loved, by their masters. The House Negroes ate leftovers and the Field Negroes ate pig guts and other foods that no one else wanted. The... [Read more...]

Republican Party; Every time I try to get out, they pull me back in!

September 25, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Al Pacino in “The Godfather II”                 I now know how brother Al felt.  I was trying desperately not to write about the incredulous ineptitude of the Republican Party, its propaganda outlet a.k.a. Fox News, and its standard bearer, Mitt Romney.  In the span of one week, Romney has injected himself... [Read more...]

Chic-fil-A, Joel Osteen: Why Neutrality is not an Option in today’s culture war.

September 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Christian Talk, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  There is an ancient story in the bible in which an old prophet (Elijah) confronts the people of Israel who at the time were engulfed in societal upheaval. Major institutions at all levels were infected with corruption, ambiguity and compromise; as a result the Nation was turmoil. Unfortunately political and religious leaders... [Read more...]

Rick Ross and Nas—Excursions in Africa.

September 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I worked and lived in South Africa for five years only recently having been transferred to my employer’s West Africa office in Abuja, Nigeria. My musical tastes, prior to that transfer were largely confined to underground hip-hop and 70s soul. As any expat should, I’ve opened up to new music since moving abroad. In Nigeria... [Read more...]

Michelle Obama: CBC Speech, But Was She Missing Something?

September 25, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) First lady Michelle Obama, the wonderful, elegant and intelligent woman that I want my daughters to become, gave a speech at the Congressional Black Caucus convention this past week. I’d left the event before seeing Mrs. Obama give her address, but I was quite curious about her remarks. Just like everyone else, I think that... [Read more...]

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