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Tuesday, September 19, 2017


The Motown Sound.

August 21, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I frequently discuss with my cousin, Jamaal, the state of music today. I lean more toward that music today has been on a steady decline, but find gems in many of today’s hit songs such as Goldlink’s “Crew” 21 Savage’s “Bank Account” and Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO TOUR Llif3”. Jamaal generally hates all of the... [Read more...]

The Social System’s Major Role In The Ongoing Assault Against Urban Youth.

August 21, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Historically and today, the social system has had a very notorious role in the ongoing assault and criminalization of urban youth in America. And it has affected the lives of our youth in this country in so many negative ways. One notorious example of this is recently when six urban teenage males in Florida were illegally chased... [Read more...]

I Can’t Deal with Rick Ross.

August 14, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One doesn’t have to be a feminist to have a voice regarding women’s issues. Regardless of how much some of us may love Hip-Hop there must be a line drawn in the sand regarding the treatment of women within the industry. If we have a problem with one vile act against women, many are angry about R. Kelly, we must also raise... [Read more...]

Why We Are No Longer Niggas.

August 11, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What sickens me about the black community is that most of us still claim to be niggas. When in fact we are not niggas. A lot of people may have convinced us that nigga is different than nigger; that they have different meanings. When that cannot be further from the truth. Calling any black person a nigga, is the same as calling... [Read more...]

Documentary; Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Records Story.

July 28, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The job of a good documentary is to probe, uncover and get answers to tough questions. The job of a promotional reel is to exalt its subject. This non-fiction film lays squarely in-between. On some levels it’s revealing. On others, it has as much depth as an 8” x 10” glossy. Bad Boy Records, which started in 1993 and is... [Read more...]

Soul Singer Stevie Wonder Dragged Back To Liberal Plantation.

July 1, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Stevie Wonder’s call to say I love you to black Americans was rejected by black and white Leftists. Leftists were outraged over Wonder’s compassionate message to his fellow blacks, “It is in your hands to stop all the killing and shooting wherever it might be. Because you cannot say ‘Black Lives Matter’... [Read more...]

2Pac Is All Of Us, Happy Birthday Tupac Shakur.

June 16, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If Tupac Shakur was still alive today, he would be turning 46 years old on June 16th. On one hand, it’s natural to be somber that one of the world’s most influential icons and hip hop music’s most beloved act-dead or alive, life was cut short at 25. But on the other hand, it’s difficult to find too much... [Read more...]

Fighting Negative Images; Gangsta Music Killing Our Youth.

June 11, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” — Mahatma Gandhi    The messages of Gandhi, King and others, whose lives have modeled the benefits of thinking on... [Read more...]

The Likes of Miley Cyrus and Hip-Hop.

June 9, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) So, Miley Cyrus has decided she wants to return to being a “wholesome” white girl that makes music in a manner that is acceptable. So, she decided she actually does want to marry, and marry “well”. Honestly, I have no problem with this at all. Truth be told Miley Cyrus, and no one like her, should have every been allowed... [Read more...]

Self-Segregation & Victimhood Doesn’t Mix.

June 9, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I love museums. Historical perspectives enrich our current perspectives…sometimes even change them. Recently, I went to a museum that, literally, touched my soul—Motown Records. I had a little time to explore as I was in Detroit to keynote an event for my nonprofit Radiance Foundation. How could I possibly pass up the opportunity... [Read more...]

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