Wednesday, July 8, 2020


Broadway; Hamilton.

July 6, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If history classes were this entertaining, there would be lines around the block to get in. For many, Hamilton is an enigma. It was the toast of Broadway. Attention-grabbing scenes were performed during the Tony Awards Show. But if you weren’t willing to spend a fortune for tickets, you‘ve probably never seen this groundbreaking... [Read more...]

My Issue With Floating Timelines In Comics.

July 3, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Wolverine is one Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. He’s up there with Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk. It used to make me wonder for the longest how these characters managed to be around so long. While I love a non-linear game, I prefer a linear story in comics and shows—even I’m not 100-percent that makes sense.... [Read more...]

Film Doc; John Lewis: Good Trouble.

July 2, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “I feel lucky and blessed that I’m serving in the Congress… But there is a force that is trying to take us back to another time and another dark period,” warns congressman John Lewis. And he’d know. Since age 17, this brave crusader has been at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Now at age 80, he’s an elder... [Read more...]

Frederick Douglass’s Question What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Still Awaits An Answer.

July 2, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On July 5, 1852, the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Association expected a mild, polite discussion, and praise of the virtues of July 4th, Independence Day from the leonine, speaker with the shock of maimed hair. His speech would be topped by the standard denunciation of slavery. Instead, they got a speech that would rank as... [Read more...]

Film Review; The Last Tree.

June 28, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “She’s not coming to take you away.” It’s a hollow promise. An 11-year-old black boy is snatched away from his white foster mom. The life he knew ripped out from under him. It causes a bitterness that lasts well into his teenage years in this thoughtfully and emotionally charged coming-of-age drama. Writer/director Shola... [Read more...]

Nascar, A Circus With Clowns And All: Why Efforts To Destroy ‘Racism’ Are Destined To Fail Again And Again.

June 23, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Although I am not a proponent of the idea that “history repeats itself,” I will admit that the recent rise in my white countrymen’s participation in the battle to defeat racism, America’s foremost social cancer, reminds me of a Civil Rights Movement era that I routinely address in writings and lectures. For some inexplicable... [Read more...]

BLK DOCS, New Monthly Series Dedicated to Black Documentarians, Begins Online This Month with “Wilmington on Fire”.

June 18, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) At this time, when the vulnerability to Black lives is at the forefront, it is even more critical that Black storytellers thrust their stories to the center.  Started by Speller Street Films and The Luminal Theater, BLK Docs is an initiative to help build an authentic documentary film culture within the African-American community... [Read more...]

Oprah Winfrey is a Leftist Trojan Horse.

June 12, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Discovery networks carried Oprah Winfrey’s, “OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here?” The description of the show says, “Conversation with Black thought leaders to answer imperative questions and give tangible action plans to address systemic racism.” The sanctimonious tone of the propaganda TV show was extremely... [Read more...]

5 Things That Helped Me Explore Heavy Metal.

June 6, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) So, having attended a high school where most students rocked more with hip hop, R&B, etc, I assimilated. I started to enjoy hip hop. Before high school, hip hop was the house but since MTV still showed music videos a lot—so was every other kind of popular music. You could see Nine In Nails, Radiohead, Christina Aguilera,... [Read more...]

Movie Review; The Collini Case.

June 4, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The mark of a good crime/drama/thriller is that it keeps you guessing and guessing. Caspar Leinen (Elyas M’Barek) just passed the bar three months ago. But there he is in a Berlin courtroom, the public defender for a 70-year-old Italian man named Fabrizio Collini (Franco Nero, John Wick Chapter 2 and The Lost City of Z).... [Read more...]

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