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Saturday, July 23, 2016


Death Of The Song: How The Music Of Today is Forced On Us.

July 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The minute I saw online that Adele would be having a new single out soon (Hello), I knew the pop world was going to be upside down. The song had yet to be released, but because of the new emphasis on streaming via record labels, it was going to be a blockbuster through advertising. Sure enough, Hello hit and was a success. It... [Read more...]

Black Lives Matter And Wendy Williams’ Ignorance.

July 15, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We all know that there are two sides in the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLMM), but do we know who or what those two sides are? Are they racial, political, or cultural?  Is the conflict centered on police vs?  Black folks?  Who are the two sides and why does it matter?   While the murders of unarmed black folks by police... [Read more...]

Music: Hip-Hop Culture Is the Monster that the Black Community Created.

July 12, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am quite confident that what I am about to write will prove to be quite controversial, but I implore my readers to please read carefully what I am about to write. I will preface this column with one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 4:7: “Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting, get... [Read more...]

Jesse Williams – One Shining Moment.

July 7, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) More than a couple of million folks have responded to the words spoken by Jesse Williams, which points out the fact that many Black people are mesmerized by words that excite us and stimulate our emotions. Rather than initiating practical and appropriate actions as a result of words that make us feel good, we usually end up celebrating,... [Read more...]

The Inappropriateness of Cultural Appropriation.

July 6, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On last week, actor Jesse Williams gave an awe-inspiring, emotional speech at the BET Awards. Both the speech and its delivery have now become the topic of many conversations about racism, classism, and cultural appropriation.  There have been social media debates, there have been roundtable debates, and there have even been... [Read more...]

Black Love: Symbolism or Reality?

June 29, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Greetings Everyone, Before I share my thoughts, I want to give you all this disclaimer. I’m a Black man; 28-years-old, single, with a weakness for Black women. I’m sharing with you all my perspective on what I see regarding black relationships in media and in real life. So, this will not be a playbook because I don’t... [Read more...]

Jesse Williams’ Activism, Black Community Colorism and more.

June 29, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) By far, the BET Awards were more politicized Sunday night then they have ever been before. From the extraordinary opening performance by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar, to Usher’s “Don’t Trump America”, there were underlying messages that permeated the biggest night in Black entertainment, and that was… ‘justice’. However,... [Read more...]

Donald Trump, Republican Party Confuse Outreach Efforts with Pandering.

June 29, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As long as the Republican Party continues to be dominated by the same ol’, same ol’ White male staffers, consultants, and aides, they will continue to alienate the Black community. As long as the Republican Party continues to “showcase” Blacks that have absolutely no connection to the Black community, have no understanding... [Read more...]

The Lack Of Strong, Black Men On-Screen Is For A Reason.

June 28, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Joe Morton’s character, Rowan Pope, on the hit ABC television show Scandal is the only reason I’ve continued to support the show. The reason being is because I don’t see too many Black men in films, sitcoms, or even on the local news that look like this; strong. The traditional tropes for Black men on-screen are as follows:... [Read more...]

This Is Why Rapper Snoop Lion Should Write, Direct and Produce Black Movies.

June 7, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last week rapper Snoop Dogg put up an epic video rant on his Instagram. In the verbiage that only Snoop can conjugate, he said in no uncertain terms that people should not watch the 21st century remake of the epic TV miniseries Roots that aired on The History Channel last week. I must say that I thoroughly agree with Snoop Dogg’s... [Read more...]

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