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Sunday, February 1, 2015


Press Release; Dick Gregory – Hollywood’s prodigal son returns.

January 30, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Dick Gregory was in his early 40’s, a Hollywood club favorite, outspoken, funny and rich, when he walked away from it all. He met a preacher named the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he began to see that life was not all jokes and laughter. Inspired by King, Dick Gregory walked away from a luxurious, show-biz life... [Read more...]

Movie; ‘Black or White’ Tackles a Touchy Subject.

January 29, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Race relations can be a touchy subject. Only a very perceptive filmmaker could tackle the topic and be remotely successful. It would require a writer/director to be smart, balanced, sensitive and able to see both sides of the issue. The characters would almost need to be extensions of our opinions and thoughts, so everyone has... [Read more...]

The great Dick Gregory and a case for keeping it real.

January 26, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Around the time that “The Cosby Show” was becoming America’s top-rated TV program in the mid 1980s, my dad gave me a quick, impromptu history lesson about Bill Cosby and Dick Gregory. Dad told me that while Cosby and Gregory came up as comics around the same time, and were friends, Cosby was able to rise to a higher... [Read more...]

I Hear and See YOU Azealia Banks.

January 24, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In order for our words to be heard and accepted it’s not just a matter of what we say, but how we live. I for one must admit that I am rather tired of seeing young black women defend a position while betraying their own cause. It is not okay to focus on one aspect of “struggle” while behaving in an overall manner that discredits... [Read more...]

Actor Terry Crews Is The Latest Black Man To Dress Like A Woman.

January 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Success in Hollywood can be the key to fame, fortune and the fulfillment of all of your dreams as an actor.  But those dreams can sometimes come at a price, especially for African Americans.  One price that may be paid is your dignity and self-respect, leading you to do things you wouldn’t normally do if you weren’t being... [Read more...]

Ole Homophobia, Ignorance and Ineptitude in Rap.

January 20, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On January 7th, Young Thug decided to invent a “NIGGA TWERK” dance and post it on his Instagram. As he waddled across his floor, hands on knees, a palpable disgust quickly pervaded social media, summed up by a commenter’s incredulous “Twerking for men??” Most viewers probably ignored the 4(+?) bottles of GTV vodka on... [Read more...]

Here’s why I won’t support the coonery of Fox’s “Empire”.

January 19, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When the Fox Network released the new show, “Empire,” I was concerned about what I might see on screen. Fox is not known for producing the most favorable images of black people, so I figured this show wouldn’t be any different.  For some reason, black dysfunctionality makes for great television, and there is a long line... [Read more...]

Selma’ – How dare we?

January 17, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no movie critic. However, “Selma” is one of the best motion pictures I’ve seen in a long time. Have you seen it? If so, you know what I’m talking about. If not, why not? “Selma” is that rarest of films: brutally honest yet undeniably beautiful, depressing yet uplifting, heart-wrenching... [Read more...]

Time to Reform the Ole Thug Image of Hip Hop.

January 12, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice. First, because, I Can’t Breathe. I am still in mourning over all these babies being gunned down by the people who are supposed to protect us. It goes back to what I have been saying all along is the Hip Hop’s... [Read more...]

Yo Rap Exploitation: How to Destroy a Black Male in “Ten” Steps.

January 7, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) 1. Scour low income neighborhoods for misguided youth with flashes of talent. Make sure the artist has a strong local following from perpetuating a self-destructive narrative and the charisma to make self-destruction seem appealing. Artists with previous jailtime are preferred for credibility purposes. 2. Ingratiate yourself... [Read more...]

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