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Saturday, April 30, 2016


Black Men Should Respect Beyoncé.

April 27, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With the releasing of a visual masterpiece on HBO this past Saturday entitled “Lemonade,” Beyoncé has yet again, redefined and set a new standard of what it means to be an icon. Her work now aligns her with her predecessors, that include the late, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and now sadly, Prince. Although captivated... [Read more...]

Beyonce’s Lemonade Sipping.

April 25, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Beyoncé! Sister girl, sister girl! Watching Lemonade seemed like catching glimpses of my mother and aunts at Granny’s kitchen table, reminiscent of Annie Lee’s picture of women playing cards. As a little girl, my aunts typically went to Granny’s house at least once a week. You knew it was something serious when all the... [Read more...]

Prince, Exploring the Creative Mind of the Legend & Icon.

April 24, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Artist, Musician, Sex Symbol, Mastermind and Rebel Prince transitioned on Thursday, April 21st at the age of 57. Born Prince Roger Nelson on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, MN, Prince was well known for keeping his life private sharing himself only through his artistry. His albums scanned slightly over 18.5 million units in the... [Read more...]

Did Prince Free The Slaves?

April 24, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Amidst the questions, the “controversy” and the shock surrounding the death of music icon Prince, there are several issues that should be of concern to the African American community. We could talk about Prince’s alleged return to drug use and why. We could talk about his connection to the Illuminati. We could... [Read more...]

Prince, Remembering the Other Prince.

April 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Does anyone hear us pray? For Michael Brown or Freddie Gray Peace is more than the absence of war.” “If there ain’t no justice then there ain’t no peace.” Baltimore police officials couldn’t have been too thrilled about these lyrics in May, 2015. They were the lyrics in Prince’s “Baltimore”... [Read more...]

Buzzfeed’s Viral Anti-Black 27 Questions Video.

April 14, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I can honestly say I love(d) Buzzfeed. Although I am annoyed by their ‘white person tries ethnic food and realizes ethnic food is where it’s at or calls it ‘weird’ videos and I was given pause by their most recent Try Guys vid in which 3 white men and 1 Asian learn a step routine and perform with a black fraternity, not... [Read more...]

Making of a LEGEND: Hidden Ingredients of the Success of Bob Marley.

April 13, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Robert ‘Nesta’ Marley is arguably one of the most famous musicians in the history of mankind, trumping the Beatles and Michael Jackson. The world is led to believe that Bob Marley is solely responsible for his position in musical and African history. A closer look will illustrate, depending on one’s beliefs, the divine... [Read more...]

Blues Music; Can Black People Write About the Blues?

March 28, 2016 by  
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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...]

Movie Born to Be Blue – Chet Baker.

March 27, 2016 by  
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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...]

Movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

March 27, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Director Christopher Nolan, gone. Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale, gone. There will never be another The Dark Knight Rises. That iconic, once-in-a-lifetime action film is over. If you can wrap your head around that, and get past the first sluggish minutes of this Batman derivative, you just may find some instances of wonder... [Read more...]

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