2012 September : ThyBlackMan

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Congressional Black Caucus – Five Things I learned at the Convention.

September 22, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am writing this from the Congressional Black Caucus Convention in Washington, DC.  I just sat on a panel relating to the state of the black male in America.  The event was awesome, and the crowd was standing-room only. I am always proud and inspired to see hundreds of black folks come together to save and protect our boys. ... [Read more...]

A Few Words on Mitt Romney’s “47 Percent”.

September 22, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Normally, I write about music business, not politics, and you’ll see how I work my usual subject into this political article I never intended to write.  But, when I turned on my news and saw the video of candidate Mitt Romney revealing his authentic feelings about the 47 percent of the public he thinks is going to vote... [Read more...]

President Obama’s Legacy on Black America.

September 22, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am on the road touring with Tea Party Express. In my hotel room, I caught an interview with first lady Michelle Obama on “Lift Every Voice”, a faith-based program on BET (Black Entertainment Television). I was amazed at how the black host and program producers portrayed Mrs. Obama and her husband as the couple they want... [Read more...]

Does Black America Care About What’s Going On Over Seas?

September 20, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  The recent violence in North Africa and Western Asia mistakenly called the Middle East is shocking news to some, but to those of us who have been paying attention or have done research on US Foreign policy over the last fifty years it’s no shock at all. Today as Americans we have become products of the latest news cycle and... [Read more...]

Ok Living In Fear, 2012.

September 18, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  America is filled with terror from North to South and we thank God.” –Osama bin Laden “Either you are with us, or with the terrorists.” –George Bush America is supposed to be the greatest nation on earth. Its citizens are supposed to live better than any other nation. But that just isn’t true. And it hasn’t... [Read more...]

Harry Belafonte Thank You!!

September 18, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As I prepare to address students at Grambling University about the importance of giving back and having the courage to fight for social justice, my mind is drawn to the words of our predecessors who paved the way for all of us to have the freedoms that we enjoy to this day. At the top of the list is the legendary entertainer,... [Read more...]

Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Black-on-Black Racists Lets Boycott all of them.

September 18, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Like most black people I used to like both Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, but after they made public fools of themselves on the very day that Barack Obama announced his intention to run for president, I started researching them. And during that research I found that their images were merely facades that hid highly ambitious, self-serving,... [Read more...]

Yes The Significance of Struggle.

September 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of the main themes in the political conventions was centered on how hard it was for the speakers’ families, their parents and grandparents, and how they struggled to make it. Virtually every top speaker reflected on the hard times they went through and how their relatives struggled to put food on the table, how their parents... [Read more...]

Rapper Inkyy Tweets about Driving Drunk, Sadly Dead a Few Minutes Later.

September 17, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A rapper who thought that it was fun to brag on Twitter about drinking and driving died shortly after sending his last tweet.  The tweet by the rapper “Inkyy” was YOLO, which means “You only live once.”  It appears that his sudden death confirms his expectation…he’s only going to live and die one time. The California... [Read more...]

Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama Advisor Saying NO to Black Issues?

September 17, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Some have said that the Republican Party has been the primary obstructionist that keeps President Barack Obama from dealing with African American issues.  Even those who acknowledge that the president hasn’t said a word about black suffering are quick to find whatever excuse they can for inaction on the part of the White House.... [Read more...]

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