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The Willie Lynch Dark Girls Connection.

August 31, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A few months ago the documentary “Dark Girls” was aired on The Own Network. From a journalistic point of view this may be old news, but it really isn’t since the subject matter of “Dark Girls” has been a hot topic for years. It somehow amazes me that in 2013 the subject of color complexion is still... [Read more...]

Can Women Have It All?

August 30, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A while back when some in the media were debating whether or not women can have it all, I thought to myself: here we go again!  It seems the whole conversation started with a book titled:  Lean In  written by Sandberg, a Harvard-educated chief operating officer of Facebook, who Connie Schultz a writer for the Washington Post... [Read more...]

President Barack Obama Lays down Gauntlet Again to Congress with Gun Control Executive Orders.

August 30, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  The NRA and key GOP congressional leader’s response to President Obama’s new round of unilateral executive orders on gun control was as predictable as the sun rising in the Sahara Desert in August. The NRA thundered that they are useless, unconstitutional, and won’t do a thing to keep guns out of the hands... [Read more...]

Fifty Years After His Speech: What Would MLK Say?

August 30, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) My brother attended the red carpet premiere of his wife’s first big screen acting role at a Baltimore movie theater. Forced to park blocks away in the hood, after the movie my brother asked a friend to drive him back to his car rather than risk walking. My brother said Baltimore black youths are out-of-control and extremely... [Read more...]

Jamie Foxx Calls Out Rapper Jay Z to Stand Up for Something Bigger Than Himself.

August 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’ve always respected Jamie Foxx.  Not only is he extremely talented in a multitude of arenas, he also understands the depth of personal power that celebrities have at their fingertips.  From what I’ve heard both in public and behind the scenes, I can confirm that Jamie has left me impressed. This week, Jamie Foxx took... [Read more...]

The New Jim Crow: Disguised As Protection of Voting Integrity.

August 29, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (R) recently signed into law a package of voting reforms passed by the North Carolina legislature. McCrory approved the most sweeping voter-suppression law seen in the United States in a generation. The law is just the latest in a spate of similar laws passed by states to address the issue... [Read more...]

Five Unhealthy “Healthy” Snacks.

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What are some unhealthy “healthy” snacks that you probably eat every day? Experts say that snacking is very important. They also say that many of us are NOT snacking on the right foods. Which snacks that we think are healthy to experts say we should be avoiding. Frozen Yogurt Yes, frozen yogurt typically has less fat than... [Read more...]

Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and the rest. Why has black culture become whitewashed?

August 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) No, I didn’t watch the VMA’s, and judging from my Twitter Timeline I am glad I didn’t. I gave up on the MTV Video (which we never play anymore) Music awards after they publicly humiliated Michael Jackson in the early ‘00’s, but that’s a different story. Sadly I could not escape this years edition and especially Miley... [Read more...]

President Barack Obama Still Chasing King’s Dream.

August 28, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) President Barack Obama punctuated the official White House proclamation on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with the oft-quoted line from Martin Luther King Jr.’s, “I Have a Dream” speech imploring the nation to let justice to roll down like a mighty stream. Obama did not quote the even more oft-quoted... [Read more...]

It’s a Viacom Issue, Not Just a Miley Cyrus Twerking Issue.

August 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The problem is that most want to cast the performance of Miley Cyrus at the VMAs into one of two extreme categories. Most want to say that either the performance exemplified all that is wrong with today’s youth, or run to the other end of the spectrum and suggest it was benign musical fun. It was neither. Having said that,... [Read more...]

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