Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Surviving R. Kelly – My Thoughts.

January 15, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’m not writing this article to defend sexual predators like R. Kelly because I have a deep seated hatred for sexual predators especially those in our community like R. Kelly. Sexual predators like Kelly are among the most hated of inmates in jail and prison because if you ask any other inmate in jail or in prison which type... [Read more...]

The Hypocrisy Surrounding the R. Kelly Debate My People.

January 14, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I usually don’t write about salacious issues involving sex, scandal, and other issues I consider a waste of time; but because of the volume of calls and emails asking me to give my take on Robert Kelly, a.k.a. R. Kelly, I will make an exception and share my thoughts. I have worked in and around the entertainment industry for... [Read more...]

An Unconscionable Hatred; Why Some Sistas Have Chosen To Attack Black Girls Instead Of Nasty R. Kelly.

January 10, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When provided the benefit of hindsight, so many things become absurdly ironic. One of the most ironic items is my beloved mother’s constant refrain that there were some crimes that Black people did not commit; it actually became a running joke between us. When a crime was reported on a news station, my mother would shout from... [Read more...]

The ‘Black Tax’; The Most Logical Explanation Why So Many Black Are Supporting RnB King R. Kelly.

January 10, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There is an intangible element called the “Black Tax” that many Blacks cite as the cost of being Black in America. I am sure that many are wondering what the “Black Tax” is? Well, I will tell you that it is an extra cost of doing business in America for Black Americans. Unbeknownst to most, the “Black Tax” is not... [Read more...]

Female Predators!!

January 8, 2019 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Michael Jackson called them “dangerous”.   BBD called them “poison”. Then Usher came along and enabled them by sounding desperate. Janet made it about what we have to do for them.  Beyonce’ pushed the female domination over men. Feminism made it all the man’s fault. And the Me-Too movement... [Read more...]

The Video Store: A Better Tomorrow.

December 30, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We’re back with another John Woo classic from 1986, A Better Tomorrow. Before I dive in let me say this: skip the third in the trilogy. This is technically a two movie series since third wasn’t really A Better Tomorrow in spirit. Actually, the sequel wasn’t either since it was more action-oriented but hey, we’re talking... [Read more...]

Movie Review; Aquaman.

December 22, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For DC comic book fans, there is good news and bad news. First the negatives, and then the positive reasons why Aquaman may still make a dent in the box office, even if it isn’t perfect. What’s lacking: The special effects (visual effects supervisor Kelvin McIlwain) aren’t exceptional. Visions of Arthur/Aquaman (Jason... [Read more...]

The Video Store: Last Hurrah for Chivalry.

December 22, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Every Thursday on Plex or Movie Plex—in the States—you had Action Day. This was when the channel showed nothing but action films, kung fu flicks, and action-oriented anime. It was sweet! One of the films I liked at the time was John Woo’s Last Hurrah For Chivalry from 1979. It holds the distinction to being the beginning... [Read more...]

I Call on a Global Boycott of Comedian Kevin Hart.

December 17, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In all my decades of being a columnist, I have NEVER called for the boycott of anyone.  I believe that the marketplace will naturally weed out products and services that are not giving the public what it wants! Kevin Hart is the hottest comedian in the world by any measure—earnings, box office, or Q rating; and he is genuinely... [Read more...]

Jazz Musician Kenny G Doesn’t Have Many Black Fans.

December 14, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A loyal reader recently sent me a communication suggesting an article that addressed “Why African-Americans hate Kenny G so much.” In all honesty, the communication made me laugh aloud. However, my laughter had little to do with the question being ridiculous; rather, the request caused me to revisit inextricable issues such... [Read more...]

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