2015 January : ThyBlackMan

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Politics; Silly Season.

January 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” William Shakespeare famously wrote that phrase in his “Henry IV, Part II.” This saying is especially apropos now that we are all on the cusp of what I refer to as silly season. It happens every 4 years. Silly season is the period of time when a legion of politicians wrestle with... [Read more...]

Ole 15 Reasons Married Sex Is Better.

January 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Oftentimes, sex between married couples gets a bad rap, with many saying that it has to be boring having sex with the same person over and over again for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. But our married experts say forget the rumors that married sex is only bound to boring infrequency. There’s actually plenty of toe-curling, back-scratching... [Read more...]

Thy Beneficial Yet Harmful Impact of Sports On The Black Community.

January 22, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’ve been debating the pros and cons of the impact of sports on the Black community with my good friend, and political commentator, Playthell Benjamin for several years now. Playthell is a huge sports fan and is of the belief that sports have been invaluable in their impact on helping to move the Black community forward. I,... [Read more...]

What’s in a million, brothers & sisters?

January 22, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Exactly what is there in one million Black folks united in their will and purpose? What is in a million brothers and sisters who are tired of the same old rhetoric, the same old leaders, and the same old ways of dealing with political and economic empowerment? What’s in a group of one million Blacks who are unapologetic about... [Read more...]

Game recognizes game: why I will never own a pair of Jordan’s.

January 21, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) First of all let me say this, I do not have anything against Michael Jordan. I don’t know him personally so everything I know about him is second hand information, at best. The fact that he is a very wealthy businessman who financially benefits from the sale of a shoe that bears his name is not innately problematic or evil.... [Read more...]

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson’s Message for Tea Party.

January 21, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I confess. With 5 minutes left in the championship game, Russell Wilson’s third interception and Seattle two touchdowns behind, I turned the channel assuming Green Bay won. Upon turning back to the game, I was shocked to see Seattle ahead by one point. Seattle ultimately won the game in overtime and is going to the Superbowl.... [Read more...]

President Obama – Superb SOTU 2015.

January 21, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Just the facts, ma’am.” Sergeant Joe Friday famously used that quote to great effect in the classic police television show “Dragnet.” Your President and mine – Barack Obama – began his 6th State of the Union address dropping knowledge. He just gave the facts, folks. And in my not-so-humble opinion, he was superb. Here... [Read more...]

Ole Homophobia, Ignorance and Ineptitude in Rap.

January 20, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On January 7th, Young Thug decided to invent a “NIGGA TWERK” dance and post it on his Instagram. As he waddled across his floor, hands on knees, a palpable disgust quickly pervaded social media, summed up by a commenter’s incredulous “Twerking for men??” Most viewers probably ignored the 4(+?) bottles of GTV vodka on... [Read more...]

I Don’t Know Any “Black” People.

January 20, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) From Black Panthers to black is beautiful to black pride, there is just one problem. African-Americans are not black. When we were children, we were taught the colors in the crayon box and the shade that most of us identified as brown matched our skin. Your shoes are black, but you are not the same color. Your car may be black,... [Read more...]

An Ole International War of Words.

January 20, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With the recent terrorists attacks in Paris over a largely unknown satirical newspaper that poked fun at Islam and Mohammed, there has been a global debate over whether the world is at war with “radical” Islam. The debate has centered on whether one actually uses the word “act of terror” when describing what happened... [Read more...]

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