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The Truth Won’t Set You Free.

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

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There have been few falls from grace as dramatic as Lance Armstrong, who has gone from inspiration, cancer survivor, and American hero to liar, cheater, and pariah faster than the time it takes to shift a bicycle gear. Armstrong has been stripped of his 7 Tour De France titles, he’s likely to lose the bronze medal he won... [Read more...]

Do Black People Really Love Themselves?

October 22, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We don’t act like we do. Want proof? We have some of the highest rates in divorce, abortions, fathers not taking care of their children, and unwedded mothers. We spend a trillion dollars with every group except our own. We have issues within our own community about the color of our skin and the texture of our hair.  We have... [Read more...]

Yes, Give Yourself Some Room for Error.

October 21, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’d like to share an excerpt from Rich Minds, Rich Rewards. As you strive to meet deadlines and run from one appointment to the next, it is an important concept to remember: One of the biggest causes of stress is that we are constantly trying to do more with less. As a result, we don’t give ourselves much margin for... [Read more...]

Rapper Jay Z not Harvard Worthy, Model Business Man?

October 21, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Maria Lloyd recently wrote an article in which it was claimed that the rapper Jay-Z was rejected by a career counselor at Harvard University as an appropriate business role model.   I am not sure of the exact circumstances of the student’s allegation, and I am not sure if other Harvard faculty agreed.   All I know is that... [Read more...]

BET, TJ Holmes, Debra Lee – Explains Why She Doesn’t Offer More Positive Programming.

October 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This week, BET’s President, Debra Lee, commented on the style of programming being offered by her network and the response from her viewers.   At the same time, Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET, criticized the network for it’s offerings, stating that the company squandered a chance to give black America a voice.  Lee and... [Read more...]

OJ Obama And Othello.

October 19, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Note the parallels between the character Othello in Shakespeare’s play, Othello, and the public’s perception of O J Simpson. Whereas Othello was the beloved Black leader of the armies of Venice, O J Simpson was the most loved player in the game of football, the American team sport most like war. Whereas Othello killed his... [Read more...]

Why Thy Election Makes Me Sad and Sick!

October 19, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As we approach the 2012 presidential election, I quietly ask myself: Regardless of who is elected, is black unemployment going to dip below 10% over the next four years? Is the prison industrial complex going to get any smaller? Are black teens going to continue to die from guns being made available on every corner in our communities? Then,... [Read more...]

Black Woman, When Love Hurts.

October 18, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As little girls we all dream of the house, husband and picket white fence. We have that vision emblazed in our minds and we hold on to it well into our adult lives. Living, each day praying and hoping that true love comes. And for many of us true love or what think is love period can prove to be deadly. I can remember like yesterday... [Read more...]

What If Mitt Romney Wins?

October 18, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With the presidential election right around the corner and most of the pundits saying the race is Obama’s to lose, I have begun to ponder the possibility that Mitt Romney might win and the impact that would have on the Black community. Mitt Romney has been polling around zero percent of the Black vote. We all know that the... [Read more...]

As We Proceed… ( Obama/Romney Town Hall Debate )

October 17, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There came a point during the second presidential debate when President Obama calmly sipped his water and glared at Governor Romney not even pretending to mask his disdain for the man he had just painted as a corporate raider, a liar, and a sycophant who had no concept of what it truly meant to be commander in chief. “Please... [Read more...]

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