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Paul Robeson; The Un-heralded God-father of the Civil Rights Movement.

March 30, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “I ask again” he said so defiantly, “shall Negro sharecroppers from Mississippi be sent to shoot down brown-skinned peasants in Vietnam…to serve the interests of those who oppose Negro liberation at home and colonial freedom abroad?” – Paul Robeson Preceding Malcolm X or MLK in the valiant struggle for civil rights... [Read more...]

NFL Coaching Carousel; Quadruple Standards.

March 30, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Throughout this communique, I invite all of you to co-explore some of the issues profiled within and come to your own conclusions.  In January, 2016, The Buffalo Bills hired Ed Reed the former Baltimore Ravens safety who during his playing career was an All-Universe, All-Pro, oh, what the heck; just about All-Everything defensive... [Read more...]

Race Matters, but Note Role Culture Plays.

March 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) American Blacks must cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit independent of any president in the White House. – Armstrong Williams There is no getting around certain troubling and enduring implications of Black-White differences in America. Is there any question that there are meaningful differences between the races? The typical... [Read more...]

Cuba; A Piece of the Action – Or, all of it?

March 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I remember a line from Gil Scott-Heron, whom I often quote in my articles. In his rendering called “The Bicentennial Blues,” he was discussing the Nixon administration and this nation’s penchant for getting in on the economic action of other nations. He called Henry Kissinger the “International Godfather of Peace, a ‘piece’... [Read more...]

How Technology Has Changed The Way We Send/Recieve Mail.

March 29, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Tech/Internet

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When was the last time you sent a letter to someone in the post? The traditional uses of mail haven’t died out completely, but they’re certainly starting to change. We now use all sorts of ways to send and receive mail, and most of those include technology in some form or other. It’s time to take a look at five ways in... [Read more...]

Blues Music; Can Black People Write About the Blues?

March 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I published the last blog, “Can White People Play the Blues?”, the reactions were immediate, varied and extreme.  What was most interesting to me is the range of reactions of those (mostly white) people who were clearly offended by the mere question.  When the blues was a young art form, there was no need to... [Read more...]

Christianity: The Hidden Shocking Truth.

March 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Christian Talk, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The question today is can you handle the truth? Will you check and verify or is it easier to just believe what you want to believe because you trust the people who give you the information? Clearly the Bible orders us not to believe every spirit but rather to try the spirits to see if they are of God (I John 4:1-5). The Bible... [Read more...]

Donald Trump vs. Democrats: Who Are the Real ‘Racial Arsonists’?

March 28, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In a recent interview with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, CNN’s Jake Tapper said, “I would just ask, as a fellow American, if you could consider whether or not dialing down the temperature — trying to bring down the temperature — might be a healthier thing both for your campaign and for the... [Read more...]

Black Study, Black Struggle.

March 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In the March 7th 2016 edition of the Boston Review in the article, “Black Study, Black Struggle” Robin Kelley initiated a discussion of the state and future course of Black Studies. Here are excerpts from the piece and responses to it. “In the fall of 2015, college campuses were engulfed by fires ignited in the streets... [Read more...]

Movie Born to Be Blue – Chet Baker.

March 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “I did it my way…” No, Ethan Hawke doesn’t sing those lyrics in this faux bio/film about jazz great Chet Baker. But judging by his thoroughly convincing performance and writer/director Robert Budreau’s impressionistic screenplay and artsy direction, that was their mindset during this movie’s production. Convey the... [Read more...]

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