Monday, February 20, 2017


5 Ways Technology Is Good for Your Family.

February 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Technology touches every part of our lives. It wasn’t always that way. But the world has changed. And there is no going back. So if you are the kind of person who hates the influence, pervasiveness, and ubiquity of technology, the world is going to seem like a very hostile place for you. It will be especially troubling if... [Read more...]

Several Reasons Why The “Money Over Everything” Mentality Is Harmful To The African Community In America.

February 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Ent., Money, Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) More and more these days whenever I go to my social media page, I see urban celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent, and others love to floss and stunt their wealth like it’s something that’s supposed to be celebrated in our community. People like myself are tired of seeing certain urban celebrities like Floyd... [Read more...]

James Baldwin – I Am Not Your Negro.

February 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)     My wife and I went to see Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro. It was based upon James Baldwin’s writings and life experiences. It uses archival footage of Baldwin, pictures and footage of American history and Samuel L. Jackson’s voice reading and sharing some of Baldwin’s thoughts and... [Read more...]

Fascinating New Activities To Try This Year.

February 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Opinion, Sports, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If you are looking for a new sport to get into this year, then you might be finding it difficult to choose between them all. There are so many sports that it is impossible to count them all, and yet it sometimes seems as though so many of them are expensive to get into or take a lot of preparation. What if you are just looking... [Read more...]

5 Black Male Authors You Should Know in 2017.

February 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Book Club/Book Reviews, Ent., News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are so many African-American male authors who have fearlessly examined cultural stigmas, provided intimate life details, presented new ideas and created remarkable fiction through literary works. This list is certainly not limited and can go on forever, but here are five black authors you should know about: Wesley Lowery Lowery’s... [Read more...]

African American Self-Sabotage.

February 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Health, News, Opinion, Politics, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With the government, the courts and the local law enforcement of this country painting targets on the foreheads of African Americans, are we aware of what is happening and how? A better question is how are African Americans contributing to our own demise as a people? Those who seek to oppress and destroy us realize they can... [Read more...]

BET The Quad – My Thoughts.

February 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Education, Ent., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For the first time in so many years, I’ve been particularly interested in watching a certain show on BET, a network that has been owned by Corporate America since 2001. The reason I deliberately avoided watching the network for so many years is because of the negative destructive images of us that were shown on that network... [Read more...]

Streaming has literally changed music.

January 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I was growing up as a youth in the YouTube era (2005-2011), downloading music was the not just a thing to do, it was the thing to do. It was that or buying the music from iTunes. We chose the former route. During this time, songs would take the time to build an audience, starting with internet leaks to gauge its popularity.... [Read more...]

Lil Yachty isn’t for us. He’s for the kids.

January 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Much fuss is being made about the state of rap music today. Many fans my age (25) and older have a bitter taste in their mouth about rappers that have come out the past few years. Their names? Lil Uzi Vert, Desiigner and de facto leader of the pack, Lil Yachty. Yachty, along with the two aforementioned rappers have collectively... [Read more...]

Elementary and High School Students Attend Hidden Figures.

January 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Education, Ent., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Over 200 girls and young women had the opportunity to attend the movie Hidden Figures in Jacksonville, Florida. This unique opportunity was provided by the hard work and it takes a village passion to build youth, teens and young adults. Venetia Elementary students Asya Fox, Gabrielle Cogdell, Alondra Calhoun and Breyonna Fox... [Read more...]

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