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Republican Leadership Trumped Again.

September 28, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The political story of the year by far is the sudden resignation of House Speaker, John Boehner.  His announcement last Friday sent tectonic shock waves throughout the body politic. Boehner’s resignation was a direct result of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy; not Trump the person, but rather what Trump represents. In... [Read more...]

Reclaim Your Stolen History Not the Toxin Abysmal N-word.

September 28, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Slavery is not African history. Slavery interrupted African history. ~Mutabaruka The idea of reclaiming the abominable n-word n**ga—a racist term—as opposed to reclaiming one’s [stolen] history is reprehensible and serves as evidence of low self-esteem, simple-mindedness—lacking mental capacity and subtlety. Yet surreal... [Read more...]

Why Are Schools Swift to ‘Label’ Minority Students?

September 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Thomas Theorem, created in 1928 by sociologists W.I. Thomas and Dorothy Swaine Thomas states “If man define situations as real, they are real in their consequences”. Labelling theory draws on this statement to suggest that if people are labeled as deviant, they will act in deviant ways. Deviant is defined as one who has unconventional... [Read more...]

A Stronger, Longer Recovery: Learning How to Have Fun Again.

September 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Perhaps it has been years, decades even, since you last had any real fun without the use of drugs or alcohol. Perhaps, now that you are in recovery, you feel the crushing weight of guilt, sadness, anger, regret, or self-loathing. Perhaps you wonder what the point of it all is, or whether you will ever again be able to enjoy life... [Read more...]

Foodborne Illnesses: When Going Out for a Bite Bites You Back.

September 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Nothing is worse than getting sick after a nice meal out, so here are some tips to help prevent food poisoning and things to do when something slips past your radar. Check Out The Parking Lot and Trash When you pull in, check out the parking lot and the trash area. What does it look like? Places that don’t put a high value... [Read more...]

What Is a Blood Moon and How Does it Benefit You?

September 27, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On Sunday, September 27th we will be experiencing a Super Blood Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse. Supermoon occur when the moon is closest to earth. A Total Lunar Eclipse happens when the Earth’s shadow swallows the moon. The next event of this kind will be in 2033., the last was in 1982. Full moons are a time of wholeness... [Read more...]

The Rise of Police Brutality Preserves a Functionalist American Society.

September 27, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Emile Durkheim Functionalist Theory presents us the theory that the function of social structures is to promote social order and social stability within a society. After evaluating the social classes most affected by police brutality, I am convinced that functionalism in the American society is of no benefit for the people. It... [Read more...]

Ol Spectator Politics.

September 27, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Here is something to think about as we watch the political circus that is currently dominating the news: Black people are nowhere to be found in the real action, nowhere to be found in determining the candidates from which we will eventually choose to compete for the Presidency, and nowhere to be found in the debate questions... [Read more...]

Better Men, Better Communities.

September 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Brother Talk, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am often asked why it is we as men (or our community in general) are unable to move past our individual differences and remain unified. There are no easy answers to this question. Much of it has to do with our societal conditioning as a people. What if we could change that dynamic? What if we as men could begin to see that... [Read more...]

Fox “Empire” Strikes Back, Black Community is more than that.

September 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On September 23rd, Empire struck back. But, it wasn’t a case of Good vs Evil like Darth Vader vs Luke Skywalker. Or was it? FOX is definitely one of the most anti-African American networks in existence. In fact, Bill Maher, a white man, criticized Fox News for presenting a “twisted view” in which Black people were taking... [Read more...]

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