Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With Donald Trump having been in office for a few months, there continues to be a lot of political turmoil and division. The heated political environment is on display everywhere, from the front pages of newspapers, to within the entertainment world. Hollywood’s top celebrities have been attending large-scale protests, and... [Read more...]
Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) From Mother to Son, my mum would often say: “nothing beats a failure but a try”, below is my attempt at trying to get Solange to consider shooting my Music Video treatment for her song Weary. Check it out. The subtle yet meditative vibe of Solange’s Weary inspired me to write the following short film/music video treatment,... [Read more...]
Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) 2007 was a year for me I’ll never forget. My oldest brother, Landrum, was killed in a car accident in May of that year. It was a traumatic event for me and my family. It was hard for us because he was a minister/musician, 22 years old and was to be married in two months. But one thing we all missed, was his passion for music.... [Read more...]
Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I personally don’t keep up with urban celebrities let alone not even liking to writing about them at all because I personally don’t like to write about things that really don’t matter like celebrities, conspiracy theories, etc. The only reason why I am writing about Soulja Boy is because the “Crank Dat”... [Read more...]
Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Probable Dream or Unconventional Reality? Now that Donald Trump has proved you don’t need experience to become leader of the free world, some celebrities have expressed interest in becoming president. Among the names vying to succeed the real estate developer, only one is generating publicity— Oprah Winfrey. From... [Read more...]
Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last Wednesday night, I was watching an episode of The Quad (which I am a fan of) that explored a real life issue that not only colonial universities, but also HBCUs tend to deliberately keep under the rug and it’s called violence against African women in this country. Violence against African women is a topic that many... [Read more...]
Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Black reality shows have made a huge impact on society, specifically the African American community. Most of these shows depict an African American man, woman or couple as one who has achieved success through their artistic talent, or their talent in marrying into the right financial situation. Their everyday struggles makes... [Read more...]
Three Reasons Why The Mainstream Sports And Entertainment Industries Are A Tremendous Curse For Young African Males In America.
Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There is a systemic marketing agenda that specifically targets young African males in this country that promotes the falsified hood dream that if you invest everything into mainstream sports and entertainment, then you’ll be able to become the next athlete or entertainer. But what 99.9% of these brothers fail to truly... [Read more...]
Young Black Filmmaker, Kevin Brooks: “If we believe in our hearts that we are going to make it, I believe we will”.
Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Project 1324 calls Kevin Brooks, a Skateboarder. Peace-bringer. Meditator. Revolutionary. Revolutionary indeed. Winner of Sundance Ignite 2016 challenge, he was awarded the opportunity to meet with the likes of Ava DuVernay, be mentored by the greats of film directors and be camera operator for Sundance Festival all while doing... [Read more...]
Open Letter to to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Diversity and American Viewership.
Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The 89th Oscars ceremony was the most diverse in history. At the same time fewer people than in almost a decade watched the telecast. The Oscars attained the high water mark of diversity because of the two year push by civil rights organizations and leaders, namely Project Islamic Hope, the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable,... [Read more...]