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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly: Redefining Freedom and the American Dream.

March 29, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) James Baldwin, one of the most prolific writers and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance, suggested a very specific process for escaping the crippling confines of hatred and oppression as a man of color in America. Deriving from the philosophy of existential alienation, Baldwin’s practice of Black Existentialism prescribed... [Read more...]

My final thoughts on Fox’s “Empire”, then I’m done.

March 24, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of the most interesting topics of conversation in my life over the last few days has been the hit Fox show, “Empire.”  I confess that I haven’t been comfortable with the show from its inception, and I’m extremely uncomfortable with its director, Lee Daniels.  Anyone who does some research into Daniels’ background... [Read more...]

The Fall of Kanye West.

March 16, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As a first generation Hip-Hopper who was nearly born into the culture, I have witnessed every major Star come and go from the beginning of the genre. As a Hip-Hop executive, I can honestly say that I have my head around this culture and I’ve completely and intentionally submerged myself in the culture over the past three years... [Read more...]

Waka Flocka; Rappers, Let’s Stop Calling Black People Niggas.

March 12, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last week, I was among the millions of people who were angry about the racist chant by members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity.  The song, with the chorus, “There’ll never be a n*gger in SAE,” was heard around the world, leading to the University of Oklahoma cutting all ties to the fraternity. That’s a... [Read more...]

RoundUp: John Stewart, Media, And Young Black Folks.

March 2, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When John Stewart steps down from the Daily show, he will create a void that will be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to fill.  He is a Jew who does not mind criticizing Jewish leaders (can you say Benjamin Netanyahu?) when they are in the wrong.  While most of his targets are right wingers (they tend to be in the wrong)... [Read more...]

Bill Cosby: Icon Or Predator?

February 13, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Christopher Abernathy was just released after spending nearly 30 years in prison for a sexual assault and murder he did not commit. Modern DNA testing proved he was innocent. What if that was Bill Cosby? Bill Cosby, actor, beloved comedian, Ph.D. – but is he a sexual predator? Over the last year as many as 30 women or more... [Read more...]

The Whitney Houston Life Story: The Audacity Of Lifetime Television.

February 10, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This is my tribute to my icon, the late singer Whitney Houston, whom I adored and loved and still love.  Truth be told, in my short life I’ve only had four deaths surprises that really shook me to my core, one of which was the untimely death of my girl Whitney Houston.  I take the liberty of calling Ms. Houston my girl,... [Read more...]

Are Rap Fans Ruining Ole Hip-Hop?

February 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Are Rap Fans Ruining Hip-Hop Music? I’ve been listening to Hip-Hop/Rap music for almost 20 years.  That’s longer than the average “rap consumer” today has been alive.  In that time I’ve seen the music transition through various stages into something that is of more controversy than ever before.  Instead of the unknowing... [Read more...]

What I Learned from Watching Selma.

February 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are movies that inspire, there are movies that excite, there are movies that create an effect on multiple levels of human psychology, sociology and passions. Selma takes the viewer on a journey of emotional mixtures, psychological enlightenment and rationalization to the realities of how important voting rights are. The... [Read more...]

Death Row Records Suge Knight Arrest Again Reinforces Thug Image of Black Males.

February 6, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) First it was fallen rap mogul Suge Knight’s arrest for murder. Second the alleged murder took place in Compton. And third, it was rap. This is the perfect dysfunctional storm to get the tongues clucking again that Suge Knight, rappers, and by extension young black males are hopelessly ensnared in the thug life. At first... [Read more...]

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