Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Tavis Smiley vs President Obama; Or Has Tavis Finally Made it to Never-Never Land.

May 30, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It seems that Tavis Smiley believes that he’s so important that the President of the United States is engaged in a covert conspiracy against him. . Michael H. Cottman reported in his BlackAmericaWeb.com commentary, “Tom Joyner’s Opinion on Tavis Smiley’s White House Accusations,” that “Smiley told the... [Read more...]

Ok, What do we demand of ourselves?

May 30, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Frederick Douglass’ words, “Power concedes nothing without a demand,” have been haunting me lately, because of the pressing issues we face in today’s political world, the dire economic straits in which many of our families find themselves, and the ever-present social problems Black people deal with every day. The key... [Read more...]

Ethics, Morality and the Struggle for Black Liberation (Part 2)

May 28, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “The black bourgeoisie, as we have seen, has created a world of make-believe to shield itself from the harsh economic and social realities of American life.” (E. Franklin Frazier – Black Bourgeoisie, 1957) *** Among the greatest challenges facing 21st century Black America is the necessity of confronting illusion, of coming... [Read more...]

Thy Boy Scouts are No Longer ‘Morally Straight’.

May 28, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. -.  Boy Scout Oath When the Boy Scouts of America’s leadership voted to allow openly homosexual kids to become Boy Scouts, they... [Read more...]

Ok, How the Obamas Can Earn the Right to Yell at Black Folk.

May 28, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, when I expressed my concerns about the speech given by President Barack Obama at Morehouse College, I was met with both resistance and applause.  The article received resistance from those who felt that I was being too hard on the president and that black men are certainly in need of a good verbal lashing for all the... [Read more...]

Four Ways to Reduce Stress in the Midst of a Challenge!

May 26, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Going through something lately? As the saying goes, if you aren’t in a storm, you either just came out of one, or you are headed towards one. It may sound pessimistic, but truly, it’s just life. Things happen. Things you’d rather not happen, happen. The key to maintaining your sanity lies in how you think about... [Read more...]

Republicans Mute on Apple and Other Corporations Corporate Welfare Grab.

May 23, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The news that Apple paid zero taxes on tens of billions in income on its overseas operations, investments, and sales grabbed a momentary headline but stirred little more than a yawn among Republicans leaders. There’s little surprise here for several well-known and deeply troubling reasons. The tax dodge scheme that Apple... [Read more...]

Well What Do Conservatives Really Mean When They Spit Out the Word ‘Liberal?’

May 23, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The  one factor that contributed most to the downfall of the Democratic Party during the seventies and eighties was allowing conservative Republicans to seize control of the political rhetoric. During that period, much like today, the Democrats simply sat back and allowed themselves, their constituency, and their agenda to be... [Read more...]

From Civil Rights To Black Power.

May 22, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It started with a dignified, matronly lady refusing to give up her seat on the bus, and it ended with more than 100 cities aflame. Martin Luther King did not launch the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, but he soon emerged as its champion and the leader of the civil rights movement that it spawned. Eight years and many,... [Read more...]

Dillard President Asks Rapper Dr. Dre Why He Gave $35 Million to USC and Not a Black College.

May 22, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Dr. Dre is one of the most successful entertainers in history, earning hundreds of millions of dollars by making great music.  Much of this music moves because he has been able to successfully package urban/black culture, selling it to audiences around the world.  One of the questions some have about those who readily use their... [Read more...]

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