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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Black Lawman That Hollywood Always Portrays As White.

July 28, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Was Clint Eastwood trying to channel Bass Reeves, and who was the real Lone Ranger? Have you seen Hang ‘Em High or Pale Rider or The Outlaw Josey Wales or High Plains Drifter, just to name a few of the Westerns where Clint Eastwood plays an utterly invincible symbol of justice and revenge? Black deputy Marshall Bass Reeves... [Read more...]

Bill Cosby; Heathcliff Huxtable is dead.

July 21, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Power tends to corrupt – and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” ~Sir John Dalberg-Acton It’s true that we should all be presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, once that guilt has been proven beyond reasonable doubt, all that remains is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Here’s the truth:... [Read more...]

Yes, a Bill Cosby Can Be Prosecuted

July 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The moment the first of the 45 women to date publicly accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them, the big question on the lips of many was: Could Cos be criminally prosecuted? The legal experts hashed the question back and forth and at the end their general consensus was that there was no way Cosby could ever be... [Read more...]

What’s Old is New Again: From Tapes, LPs and CDs to Digital Tunes.

July 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What’s old is new again. If you have old CDs, audio cassettes, or even LPs, you might be surprised to learn that everything can be saved and digitized. It’s a lot cheaper than buying all of your favorites all over again. And, it’s rather simple to pull off. Here’s how. Converting LPs This is probably the hardest of all... [Read more...]

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson Gets His Boots On To Support America’s Military.

June 25, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Heavyweight to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award, Thanks Veterans for the Freedom to Pursue his Dreams Boot Campaign announced today that legendary singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson joined the esteemed list of more than 400 celebrities getting their “boots on” to support the... [Read more...]

Yes, What Black Music Needs Now More Than Ever.

June 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As we mark the 36th anniversary of Black Music Month, I am grateful that there is a time dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the significance of black music. I have been in the music industry for over 40 years, and have had the privilege of witnessing the amazing evolution of black music. As a former senior executive at... [Read more...]

Party Like a VIP at the BET Awards and BET Experience in L.A.

June 20, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s that time of year again. It’s the magical season when L.A. Live becomes one big rockin’, hip-hoppin’ party. It takes four magnificent days and three outstanding venues to accommodate all of the fun, good times and massive stars. Get ready to roll in the aisles because this mega event of peace, love... [Read more...]

Ol McKinney, Mississippi, and the Dangers of Celebrating While Black.

June 10, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I was growing up in Florida, one of the high points of summer were block parties. Local DJs would set up in neighborhood parks or on the beach and kids would come from across town to drink, smoke, and dance to the music. Word of these parties would spread via flyers and the teenage grapevine until often several hundred people... [Read more...]

‘Sorority Sisters’ Cancellation: The Ol Educated Black Woman’s Psyche.

June 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I know that this is a blatantly late post about the cancellation of ‘Sorority Sisters’, but since I just wrote about black women and our solidarity issues, this is a good time to address my thoughts on such a shameful episode in black history. If you’re not familiar with the show, here’s a synopsis from VH1: Sorority... [Read more...]

The top 10 benefits of knowing a white liberal.

June 9, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It is very rare that you can turn on the television or listen to the radio and not hear about all of the negative things that are associated with differences. Too many times any people get so caught up in whether or not someone else sees the world the same way that they do that they forget there’s actually a benefit in diversity.... [Read more...]

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