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Friday, November 24, 2017

Dick Gregory Told Unfiltered Truth.

August 27, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It is with a heavy heart that we heard Dick Gregory passed away from this earth on August 19, 2017. He was not merely a comedian. Dick Gregory was a fierce activist that was not afraid to call this country, and world, as he saw it. In his 84yrs he had seen great leaders rise only to be murdered, and he would never shy from calling... [Read more...]

Movie Review; Baby Driver.

August 25, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This thrill-a-minute addition to the crime/action/thriller genre doesn’t exactly break the mold, but it’s fun. 1. A teenager as the getaway driver is novel. 2. The integration of music as one of the essential film elements is a killer. 3. The car chase scenes, right from the beginning, are delicious. Baby (Ansel Elgort),... [Read more...]

Confederate Statues Really? How About The Kennedy Brothers?

August 24, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As we rewrite history and remove Confederate monuments deemed “offensive” when viewed through the prism of contemporary standards of morality, reasonable people ask: Where does one draw the line? The left, for example, reveres the Kennedy brothers, John, Robert and Edward. But if evaluated by today’s standards... [Read more...]

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...]

Film Review – Crown Heights: Please Don’t Let It Be A Cell.

August 17, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Please don’t let it be a cell – is the incantation that will ring in your ears when you leave the theater after watching Crown Heights. But it is – it is a film about a black man who spends 21 years, a lifetime, where he does not belong – in a cell. Movies make people feel good. It does not matter what genre. The communal... [Read more...]

Talking about “The Nth Ward” with Camille Brown.

August 15, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Camille Brown sat down with us to discuss her upcoming independent feature thriller “The Nth Ward” which will be released on August 29, 2017 on Amazon. She is an alumni of UCLA’s prestigious Film, Television and Theatre School where she earned her Bachelor of Arts. Her documentary “A Second Chance at Life” (2009),... [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...]

Movie Review; Detroit.

July 30, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Detroit tells a story of racial injustice and police brutality, based on fact, which is easy enough to believe and has parallels with today’s problems with police criminality and impunity. But since this important subject is not new, what is the point of the film? What are we learning that is unique? What actionable knowledge... [Read more...]

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