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Thursday, August 27, 2015

There’s Nothing Wrong With the Success of Straight Outta Compton.

August 26, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s almost the weekend. Which means it’s almost date night for some couples, or singles who like to treat themselves. And if you’re a typical couple, or single who likes to treat themselves, dinner and a movie, say Straight Outta Compton (if you haven’t already seen it) may be in order this weekend. Right now Straight... [Read more...]

It’s About Plucking Time.

August 24, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The banjo has come a long way since “Dueling Banjos” and “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”. You don’t have to be an overall wearing Appalachian to enjoy the tell-tale twang of the banjo anymore, as the instrument has broken free of its American bluegrass niche and wormed its way into the heart of popular music. No longer just... [Read more...]

Hip Hop; Five slept on records of 2015.

August 19, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Hip Hop in 2015 has been an interesting year as far as the aspect of the art. Kendrick Lamar dropped To Pimp A Butterfly that pushed his musical limitations and was well received by critics/music fans/connoisseurs. Drake furthered the Toronto Sound with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and Future and Meek Mill... [Read more...]

Open Letter to Thy Black Community Leaders.

August 17, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Hello everyone! I am being of service to Mother Earth at the moment, but wanted to take time out to write a letter. You see, I have been online during my off hours talking with black people of the ‘conscious’ variety. From black community leaders to black Judah Israelites(?), these people have pissed me off. I can’t have... [Read more...]

Ol Hip Hop Is Not Just Music Anymore.

August 13, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Bill Goldberg and I discussed hip hop at length today; so it would only be fitting if I started this latest installment with a photo of he and I, walking and talking… Hip hop isn’t merely music, it’s a culture. The culture transcends music, it’s found in the clothing worn by generations young and old;... [Read more...]

The Black Lawman That Hollywood Always Portrays As White.

July 28, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Was Clint Eastwood trying to channel Bass Reeves, and who was the real Lone Ranger? Have you seen Hang ‘Em High or Pale Rider or The Outlaw Josey Wales or High Plains Drifter, just to name a few of the Westerns where Clint Eastwood plays an utterly invincible symbol of justice and revenge? Black deputy Marshall Bass Reeves... [Read more...]

Bill Cosby; Heathcliff Huxtable is dead.

July 21, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Power tends to corrupt – and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” ~Sir John Dalberg-Acton It’s true that we should all be presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, once that guilt has been proven beyond reasonable doubt, all that remains is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Here’s the truth:... [Read more...]

Yes, a Bill Cosby Can Be Prosecuted

July 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The moment the first of the 45 women to date publicly accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them, the big question on the lips of many was: Could Cos be criminally prosecuted? The legal experts hashed the question back and forth and at the end their general consensus was that there was no way Cosby could ever be... [Read more...]

What’s Old is New Again: From Tapes, LPs and CDs to Digital Tunes.

July 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What’s old is new again. If you have old CDs, audio cassettes, or even LPs, you might be surprised to learn that everything can be saved and digitized. It’s a lot cheaper than buying all of your favorites all over again. And, it’s rather simple to pull off. Here’s how. Converting LPs This is probably the hardest of all... [Read more...]

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson Gets His Boots On To Support America’s Military.

June 25, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Heavyweight to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award, Thanks Veterans for the Freedom to Pursue his Dreams Boot Campaign announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson joined the esteemed list of more than 400 celebrities getting their “boots on” to support the... [Read more...]

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