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Monday, July 21, 2014


Barbershop vs. Do The Right Thing.

July 16, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Each movie chronicles the day in the life of a Black neighborhood. One from the point of view of the goings in a pizza parlor, the other from the perspective of the happenings in a barbershop. The pizza parlor, an Italian American enterprise, has one Black employee and he is the lowest man on the totem pole, the delivery boy.... [Read more...]

Nothing Essential About Essence Magazine.

July 15, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I wrote a column three years ago titled, “Black Women No Longer Have Their Essence.” My point was that Essence, the pre-eminent magazine for Black women, had become irrelevant and an embarrassment to the Black community. Unfortunately, Essence has continued its decent into irrelevancy. For 20 years, Essence has sponsored... [Read more...]

Why I love Iggy Azalea.

July 10, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I love Iggy Azalea. I think what she’s doing is brilliant. She has taken the rap industry and turned it on its head by coming out with a song, err rap, which highlights her ability to sound like a drowning kitten WHILE racking up over 135 million views on YouTube. That’s right, 135 MILLION YouTube views. You do the math.... [Read more...]

When Singer Chris Brown sings “These hoes ain’t loyal” on BET: Should women be offended?

July 5, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This week, I was thinking about Chris Brown, BET and the performance of the song with the chorus “These hoes ain’t loyal.”  I’ll admit that I’m left confused by some of the feminist scholars who took issue with my article on black male sexual responsibility, yet had nothing to say when Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and BET... [Read more...]

Nicki Minaj, Admit You Have a Problem With Iggy Azalea.

July 5, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Public relations for a celebrity is extremely vital; knowing what to say, when to say it and how to say it can separate the celeb who knows how to keep their image clean, versus the public relations disaster. Example, Chris Brown. With Nicki Minaj’s recent backlash against her “shade” toward Iggy Azalea at th2014... [Read more...]

Kanye West is purposely being a paradox with his new clothing installments, and it’s genius?.

July 3, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On Tuesday, Kanye West and A.P.C, a clothing line he partnered with released their second installment of clothes to sell to the general public and the fashion connoisseurs. For those of you who may wonder about the sensation of this event, Kanye West isn’t selling anything cheap; a general white tee-shirt will cost you... [Read more...]

Remembering Michael Jackson 5 years later?.

June 29, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The summer of 2009 will always occupy a permanent space in my heart and soul. I was a rising senior in high school and during that summer, I lost 25 pounds playing basketball with friends and family, and also had my high school sweetheart by my side. I went to Atlanta, Georgia and Montego Bay, Jamaica where I vacationed with... [Read more...]

A Concert Promoter Explains How Comedian Arsenio Hall Was Blackballed For 20 Years.

June 16, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last year, filmmaker Antoine Fuqua made statements shutting down anyone who somehow believed that Hollywood might be racist.  These remarks may have been made and forgotten by those wo are hellbent on comfortable assimiliation, but I found myself disturbed by what I was hearing. According to Fuqua, the racism in Hollywood is... [Read more...]

Who Really Runs the Show at Hip Hop Station Hot 97, NYC.

June 16, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) By now, the latest Hot 97 fiasco is already old news.  The station’s annual Summer Jam occurred, stupidity ensued, Chuck D took to Twitter to express his disgust with Hot 97?s misrepresentation of Hip Hop, and the station’s morning hosts, Ebro and Rosenberg, proceeded to insult Chuck by questioning his position and relevance... [Read more...]

Why Don’t Our Youth Know Of The Great Ruby Dee Like They Know Of That Tramp Rihanna?

June 14, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With the recent passing of Actress, Poet and Civil Rights Activist Ruby Dee, the overall bar of excellence in the creative Black world has been reduced. Ruby Dee has passed away on the heels of Maya Angelou and I do not feel that our great persons of influence get enough acclaim, respect and acknowledgement in life or in death. Ruby... [Read more...]

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