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Book Release; OUR WORDS: The Social Politics of Homosexuality, Religion and Race.

January 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Book Club/Book Reviews, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This in-depth study delivers a power punch of history and facts. Known for his controversial editorials, essays and articles, researcher and scholar Xavier James explains how and why we think the way we’ve been programmed to think and behave. What secrets have the homosexual hierarchy been hiding from us? Who created God and... [Read more...]

Praiseworthy: Dennis Green–Trailblazing coach opened doors for many.

January 31, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It is unlikely that Dennis Green will ever be enshrined in the College or Pro Football Halls of Fame, but his contribution to the game is undeniable. A three-time letterman (1968-1970) at the University of Iowa while playing running back and wingback, Green would go on to make a much greater impact on the sport he loved as a... [Read more...]

I Write to Seek Truth, Not to Reinforce What Readers Want to Believe.

January 31, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I  don’t profess to be either the owner, or arbiter, of truth. I’m a seeker of truth, as oppose to a seeker of validation. I don’t see the internet as social club. I view it as an educational tool, a place to educate, and to be educated. So writing is not a competitive event for me, nor is it a social activity where... [Read more...]

Beyonce’s Misguided Feminism.

January 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Ever since I have written about America’s Pursuit of Unattainable Beauty, I have been keenly alert to issues within current feminism. On a fundamental level, feminism is supposed to be about women’s equality. As simple as that definition is, it’s also effortless to see what feminism is not. And what Beyonce did during... [Read more...]

Four Really Tragic Things To Teach Your Kids About Money.

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As part of our project on “Financial Lovemaking,” S Tia Brown and I explore the roots of our connections to money and why it makes us do what we do.  Most of us are deeply linked to our financial situations yet do not realize that our relationships with money tend to start at a very early age.  When I wrote my dissertation... [Read more...]

A Reconciliatory State of the Union.

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I love my President. I love our President. You should love him, too – even if you disagree with some (or even all) of his policies. You should love him, too – regardless as to whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent. You should love him whether you subscribe to a system of faith – or not. When you get... [Read more...]

Easy Money Being Drawn Out Of The Economy!

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) announced on January 29th that it has decided to continue to reduce its bond buying activities, thus taking more easy (cheap) money out of the economy. What the stock market signaled with its downturn of close to 400 points over two days in the prior week is the beginning of a long and torturous... [Read more...]

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money.

January 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Remember that movie with the Wayans Brothers? After stealing some credit cards, Damon’s character, Johnny Stewart, had everything he ever thought he wanted. He spent a lot of money on “things” and still found himself with more than enough cash to do whatever he wanted. I am also reminded of another movie back in the 1980’s,... [Read more...]

Thy Making of a Black Conservative.

January 29, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It was the mid 1950’s. Around 9 years old and the eldest of five, I along with my parents were extremely excited as we wooed and awed over our new home; new appliances and everything. Our family moved from a leaky roof, pot belly wood stove row house in the ghetto of east Baltimore to a brand new government highrise. Apartment... [Read more...]

Macklemore’s Grammy Wins Demonstrates The Award Ceremony Is Concerned With Popularity, Not Race.

January 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) After Sunday’s Grammy catastrophe which mainly included Seattle rapper Macklemore sweeping the rap categories (excluding the Best Rap/Sung collaboration in which Jay-Z’s Holy Grail won,) many fans of the hip hop and overall music world have been appalled at the nonexistence of attention that Kendrick Lamar received... [Read more...]

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