2013 August : ThyBlackMan

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Hey, Chocolate City, where da money at?

August 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Some astute person once stated, “Politics is the art of turning public money into private money.” Unless you have been hangin’ out on Mars, you certainly know that to be true. Named by some as the “Wealthiest Area in the Nation,” Washington, D.C., called Chocolate City by Parliament Funkedelic, despite its wealth, has... [Read more...]

Spike Lee, Mick Jagger and the James Brown sage We’re NOT feeling good!!

August 20, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This week my attention was once more drawn to the upcoming James Brown movie and it’s saga. Much was made of the sacking of Spike Lee late last year, but there was one aspect overlooked. Lee had been on board with the project for years and had according to Eddie Murphy written “a great, great piece. I wish it could come together.... [Read more...]

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines | The Case of Dysfunctional Music Bandits.

August 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Honestly, I’ve haven’t had the chance to listen to Robin Thicke’s summer jam until I was commissioned for this article. So this should let you know where he’s at in my musical radar. Is his music important when you start thinking about R&B culture or is he just a one track wonder? This is a question that I pose to... [Read more...]

Kendrick Lamar putting the formulaic rappers on notice.

August 19, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last Monday night, the rap world was taken by storm thanks to Kendrick Lamar’s outlandish but time-stopping verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” He called out various rappers, such as Big K.R.I.T, A$AP Rocky and Drake amid others and expressed to them his tactics of “murdering” them. Of course, he... [Read more...]

Yes, How To Beat Body Odor–Naturally!

August 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Body odor: It’s an embarrassing topic, but we’ve all been there at some point in time. Body odor is a common problem. Commercial chemicals and artificial-scent sprays may be a temporary way to control body odor, but they often don’t address the underlying cause.  And they certainly don’t always do so with your health... [Read more...]

The Butler; Director Lee Daniels’ Double Consciousness.

August 18, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In a formative scene that occurs about midway through Lee Daniels’ The Butler, audiences are presented with imagery from two widely divergent events that are purportedly unfolding at the exact same time. The drama is delivered in flashing, back-and-forth takes that accentuate the contrast between these two seemingly opposing... [Read more...]

Don’t Shop til You Drop!

August 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Shop ’til you drop,” might be a clever slogan for advertisers, but it’s also a literal description of what happens when you shop in an attempt to feel happier. A study released this month reveals something that any emotional spender can already tell you: Feeling down can make you go shopping … then... [Read more...]

Note to Rev. Al Sharpton – Don’t EVER Take Money from Bill O’Reilly.

August 17, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I wasn’t really sure what to think when I saw the public back-and-forth taking place between Rev. Al Sharpton and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.  Most of these battles remind me of WWE wrestling:  publicly-staged fights designed to provide just enough political theater to boost ratings.  But something about this seemed real,... [Read more...]

Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Congressman Jailbird.

August 17, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Bubba doesn’t care about Reverend Jackson’s “keep hope alive” mantra.  He wants the custom of keeping a bar of soap alive in the prison’s community showers.  Bubba can’t wait for Jesse Jackson, Jr. to lather up,  drop a bar of generic soap and bend over to pick it up in hopes of continuing his shower.  Sorry,... [Read more...]

Eight Ways To Stretch Your Healthy Dinner Dollar.

August 17, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Looking for cheap dinner ideas that won’t break the bank? Food prices continue to climb, but there are still a lot of ways to shave off pennies, dimes and dollars from your food costs. Grocery shopping can be a real challenge, especially if you are on a limited budget. But because food is a controllable expense, it can be a... [Read more...]

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