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Saturday, November 29, 2014


Thy Call for States Rights Baffles many Minority Conservatives.

February 28, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Growing up in Texas, I consider myself a Texan and not a Southerner. I was raised in Fort Worth, the “City Where the West Begins.” So my image of Texans centered on the rough and tough Wild West not the genteel cotillion throwing south. But, unbeknownst to me at the time, I was growing up during a time of tremendous change... [Read more...]

Swimming in Debt Sadly: Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites Has Tripled.

February 28, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The wealth gap in America has been a persistent problem in this country since its founding.  Over 400 years of slavery and a series of Jim Crow laws designed to restrict the accumulation of wealth and power has left the black community seeking to rebuild financially from it’s challenged past.   To date, African American families... [Read more...]

Another Look at The Gun Control Debate.

February 28, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Gun control and the 2nd amendment have been heated topics of debate in the U.S. for years. With the horrible tragedies that occurred in Connecticut leaving 27 people dead, the debate quickly renewed with all of America taking sides. The National Rifle Association (NRA) is the leading lobbying organization in support of gun ownership... [Read more...]

President Obama: Targeting Hispanics, But not Blacks.

February 27, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  I have been extremely critical of President Obama for using the Black community as his personal political pawn. I have been just as critical of the Black community’s acceptance of that treatment. There are so many other issues I would like to write about—Africa, economics, international trade, etc. – but I feel compelled... [Read more...]

Yes, Fingering Federal Prosecutors for Racial Bias .

February 27, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Supreme Court justices Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer virtually seethed with rage in their roundhouse denunciation of the High Court’s denial of review to Bongani Charles Calhoun. The issue again was racial bias in the prosecution of Calhoun on drug charges in Texas. The U.S. Attorney that prosecuted Calhoun... [Read more...]

Legendary Rapper Chuck D is Right: Guns and Drugs Have Flooded the Black Community Since Reagan.

February 27, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The rapper Chuck D, founder of the legendary hip-hop group, Public Enemy, said some things on national television that were both unexpected and necessary in our nation’s misguided political discourse.   During an interview on CNN discussing the one-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, Chuck mentioned that since... [Read more...]

Black Americans Betray Forefathers with use of the N-word.

February 27, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When Samuel L. Jackson sat down with film critic Jake Hamilton to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s  Django Unchained , Hamilton had a question that he wanted to ask Jackson relative to the n-word. But Jackson, who plays a Sambo, Uncle Tom prototype in the film, refused to answer the question unless Hamilton actually said the word... [Read more...]

Mississippi Finally Ratifies the 13th Amendment.

February 26, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Here Are Some Other Things that Mississippi Decided to Ratify First. After 148 years Mississippi has “officially” abolished slavery by ratifying the 13th amendment.[1]  We can assume that what took policymakers so long was the historical and present day desire to make sure white privilege was so ingrained that formal... [Read more...]

Min. Louis Farrakhan Says Black People Must Begin to Invest their Money.

February 26, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This week, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spoke to thousands on the annual “Savior’s Day” in Chicago.  The storied leader, who is now 79-years old, talked about the state and direction of black America, and what must be done for the black community to prosper.   Much of the conversation centered around investing,... [Read more...]

Black History: Dr. Edward Robinson – A scholar with an African mission.

February 25, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) My offering to Black History Month is dedicated to a man whom I knew and by whom I had the pleasure of seeing history being made right before my eyes. His words rang out in prose and song on the initial occasion of our meeting in Philadelphia in 1999. On many occasions thereafter, I was blessed to share meals with him, listen... [Read more...]

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