2013 November : ThyBlackMan

Thursday, November 23, 2017


It’s Job Creation, Mr. President!

November 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It is no secret, President Obama has been battered over the last few days due to missteps associated with his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). His enemies and indeed, some members of the Democratic Party have vocalized their displeasure in the way he handled the rollout of his health care plan. The rollout... [Read more...]

JFK’s Civil Rights Legacy: 50 Years of Myth and Fact.

November 18, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There’s been as much myth as fact regarding John F. Kennedy’s civil rights legacy in the more than 50 years before, during, and especially after, his assassination on November 22, 1963. In the days before he delivered his now famed presidential inaugural address on Friday, January 20, 1961, two of his principal advisers... [Read more...]

Hold Your Nose – Here Comes Rev. Cornel West & Tavis Smiley Again, Folk.

November 17, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Cornel West said, . “The kind of courage that these brothers had in 1971 is in short supply,” said Dr. West. “It’s in short supply. Because when you bring together the national security state and the military industrial complex, when you bring together the prison industrial complex and all the profits that flow from it,... [Read more...]

How to Get Unstuck!

November 17, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A few years ago, my dad and I were talking about how to get up really early in the morning when you feel like hitting snooze and burying your head under the covers. He said something that always sticks with me on days when I feel like turning back over: “The key is to get your feet on the ground and keep them moving!”... [Read more...]

Don’t Shop For One Weekend To Honor Trayvon Martin.

November 17, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Don’t Shop For One Weekend To Honor Trayvon Martin. We get no respect from the justice system. A Black life is worth far less than others to police and to the courts. But we can sure spend money to make ourselves feel good. Our hard earned dollars are a vastly disproportionate share of total consumer spending especially at... [Read more...]

Bad Breath: Five Diseases That Might Be Causing It.

November 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Can the bad breath causes really include diseases? Yes. While poor dental hygiene accounts for most cases of halitosis, bad breath can sometimes be a signal for an underlying medical condition. And even when you take “bad breath” out of the equation, breath can still demonstrate health issues: a slew of recent studies have... [Read more...]

Let’s Really Converse About Black Self-Hatred: A Semi-Open Letter to Brother Orville Douglas.

November 16, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was surfing the web for articles as I normally do. I was looking for great articles that I would then repost for my friends, students and mentees to digest as they waded through the noise that can be Facebook at times when I came across an article written by brother Orville Douglas and the title punched me in the eye. Twice!... [Read more...]

My Conservative Adventure.

November 16, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Like millions of Americans I was deeply saddened and frustrated that Terry McAuliffe, a dishonorable man propped up by dishonorable people won over Conservative Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the tightly contested race for governor of Virginia. Talk about birds of a feather, the man who told the biggest lie ever told by a U.S.... [Read more...]

Slave Movies; Why Black People Must Embrace Our Past.

November 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I have never felt more strongly compelled to write a blog than I am to write this one.  The Doug Banks syndicated radio show, which features adult conversation call-ins mixed with music, recently asked the question of its audience as to whether Hollywood was exploiting slavery with all its slave films or if they were trying... [Read more...]

HOLIDAY HEAT for SINGLE WOMEN. What temperature are you on?

November 14, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Hormones are hot. A steady 85 degrees. The bed sheets are cool at 60 degrees. You roll over and suddenly have no desire to move because at that very moment, those cool sheets are exactly what you needed. You needed to feel a calm and coolness – something different. The holidays are here. Most of us singles are feeling the... [Read more...]

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