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Friday, February 12, 2016


Ol Beyonce Should Stick to Music Not Politics.

February 11, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) While I admit I’m a fan of Beyoncé and like the artistry to her new song formation and think she’s a great black performer, she should stick to music not politics. Basically, Beyoncé and her Black Panther groupies gave young black men license to kill last night during the Super Bowl as if they need more encouragement. Black... [Read more...]

Beyonce; On ‘Jackson Five Nostrils,’ Creole vs. ‘Negro’ and Beefing Over Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’.

February 9, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was born and raised in New Awlins and never miss the opportunity to remind folks of that. So when Beyoncé’s video for “Formation” dropped on Saturday, I, like the majority of my homegirls, was hype. I wasn’t excited because I’m a certified Beyoncé stan, because the video is visually stunning, or because this... [Read more...]

A Bad Breakup & 8 Mile Walk Led to the Most Amazing Love Album of Our Time.

February 7, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A few years ago, Dr. Samori Swygert went through a bad breakup after a long term relationship. So what? Many of us have gone through a bad breakup. But this man, a pharmacist by trade, concocted the perfect formula for an amazing piece of art out of the hurt he suffered from the demise of his relationship. One evening in Virginia,... [Read more...]

Has Beyonce Surpassed Michael Jackson in terms of popularity in their peak eras?

January 16, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) So today a friend of mine tagged me on Facebook and asked me did I think Beyoncé has surpassed Michael Jackson during his peak era of 1982 to maybe shortly after 1992. In my opinion, I believe it depends on how much you like Beyonce or appreciate her as an entertainer.  To be completely honest, I’m not a Beyonce fan to say... [Read more...]

You Might Be Rapey, Too — The Real Reason Some People Are Defending Comedian Bill Cosby and R. Kelly.

January 13, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I must’ve been in high school when I was riding in the car with my mother as we listened to Tom Joyner, I believe it was, call Aaliyah up in school, yes school, and ask her about her marriage to R. Kelly. I don’t really remember all of the details, but I do remember her reticence and discomfort with the conversation.... [Read more...]

Indian Influence On Jamaican Culture And Growth Of Rastafari.

January 11, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Millions of people around the world are familiar with the hypnotic rhythms of reggae that originated from Jamaica, a small colonial island in the Caribbean Sea. Reggae is what propelled the ideology of Rastafari to the world through the melodious, socially conscious tunes of Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Jacob Miller,... [Read more...]

2016, Please, No More Dance Crazes.

January 9, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, XXLMAG.com released a list of the five biggest dance crazes of 2015. Of the five dances listed, “The Quan” accompanied by the song Hit The Quan by iHeartMemphis and the “Whip/Nae Nae” accompanied by the song Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) by Silento, were the two obvious choices for this year’s top dances.... [Read more...]

African American Personal Responsibility.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Today in this country African Americans want to blame everyone else for our problems instead of simply looking in the mirror. We want to blame the police for the very thing we do to each other on a much larger scale every week. We want to blame the school teachers when our children do not learn. We want to blame the white man... [Read more...]

Lil Wayne: Civil Rights Balladeer.

January 1, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The events surrounding and leading up to Black Lives Matter, Chi-Raq and the black incarceration crisis together constitute the most serious racial civil rights struggle since the 1960s. Examples of rap tracks addressing these crises abound, but no artist has singularly assumed the mantle of the struggle and become the civil... [Read more...]

Campaign Theme Songs: Where Political Candidates and Popular Music Collide.

December 30, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If there’s one thing that has become a staple of presidential campaigns over the decades, it’s the campaign theme song. These have become essential for politicians in recent years, but actually the history of the campaign song goes back a lot further, and songs have been playing a role in electing the leader of the... [Read more...]

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