2015 June : ThyBlackMan

Monday, November 20, 2017


Blossoms and Butterflies: Perusing the Public Gardens of Miami Florida.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Miami has some stunningly beautiful open spaces and the public gardens there can be a haven for nature-lovers and photographers. The variety of flora and fauna on display makes this part of the sunshine state irresistible to visitors who love to get close to nature and enjoy the blossoms and butterflies. Once you have sorted... [Read more...]

Race; You’re What You Say You Are.

June 25, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rachel A. Dolezal, the recently resigned president of the Spokane, Washington, office of the NAACP, has come under a bit of controversy. Both of her parents are white, but for eight years, Dolezal claimed that she was black. In addition to her role as president of an NAACP chapter, Dolezal was an instructor of Africana studies... [Read more...]

Lessons of Survival: Delving Deeper into McKinney’s Pool Party.

June 25, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It has been a few weeks since the incident involving a former McKinney police officer and African American teenagers at a community pool violently unfolded. The events of that day made national headlines, sparked days of marches and rallies, and subsequently, led the officer involved to submit his resignation. The city’s police... [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Donate to Charity.

June 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Donating to a charity makes you feel good, and it’s good for the people with whom you share the world. However, if you’re still considering whether or not you want to part with some of your hard earned cash for the greater good, you maybe interested to know that recent studies have shown a number of additional benefits of... [Read more...]

Yes, Emmanuel AME and the Buoyancy of Hope.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his fellow congregants of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. gathered as usual in the historic edifice June 17 for their Wednesday evening prayer service. They came, as always, to refresh their religious faith, to testify and bear witness to the importance... [Read more...]

U.S. Should Take Gun Lessons from Great Britain.

June 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In Manchester, one of Great Britain’s largest cities, only 209 of the 6,700 police officers carry guns. These officers are bound by tight restrictions, Sir Peter Fahy, chief of the Greater Manchester Police, told the Washington Post recently. Shooting at moving vehicles, at suspects fleeing a scene or at those brandishing... [Read more...]

Spiritual reading – Know 5 important tips before you get into it.

June 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The world of spirituality has attracted people since time immemorial. However, lot of interest about this subject grew during the 19th century. Lots of spiritual books were written during those times which are popular even till these days. However, in the present time, more and more people are interested in indulging into talk... [Read more...]

Yes, What Black Music Needs Now More Than Ever.

June 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As we mark the 36th anniversary of Black Music Month, I am grateful that there is a time dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the significance of black music. I have been in the music industry for over 40 years, and have had the privilege of witnessing the amazing evolution of black music. As a former senior executive at... [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton and History.

June 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify... [Read more...]

Some Ol Republicans Are Cowards on Race.

June 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Of February 18, 2009, then U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder gave a Black History Month speech to the employees at the Department of Justice.  He said in part, “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially... [Read more...]

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