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The Words And Worlds of Chinua Achebe.

March 26, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Every work of fiction is prefaced with the claim, “Any similarity to any real persons or situations is purely coincidental.” But don’t you believe it. Every piece of writing, particularly if it aspires to greatness, contains but a thin veneer over the real. The difference is that here the writer is God and decides the... [Read more...]

Adam Clayton Powell: Courageous Black Congressman.

March 26, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Keep the faith, baby!” is the title of the 2002 documentary about the life and times of the first Black New York  Congressperson, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., starring Harry Lennix and Vanessa Williams. “Keep the faith, baby!” was the favorite saying of this charismatic, revolutionary leader of Harlem, and much of Black... [Read more...]

Black History: Dr. Edward Robinson – A scholar with an African mission.

February 25, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) My offering to Black History Month is dedicated to a man whom I knew and by whom I had the pleasure of seeing history being made right before my eyes. His words rang out in prose and song on the initial occasion of our meeting in Philadelphia in 1999. On many occasions thereafter, I was blessed to share meals with him, listen... [Read more...]

Thy Message To Black America; Our History Lies Before Us.

February 12, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I just read a snippet from an old article in Essence Magazine indicating that researchers have uncovered new information suggesting that Cleopatra may not have been Black. The article brought back to mind a piece I read by Earl Ofari Hutchinson many years ago entitled, Whose Black History To Believe? In that very insightful... [Read more...]

Black History Month: The Foundation for Societal Progression.

January 31, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What is the significance of Black history to Black/African Americans? In essence, to this race of people, to know one’s history is to truly and intimately appreciate, understand, and leverage one’s innate, unbreakable strength.  Dr. Carter G. Woodson, father of Black History Week, which later became Black History Month,... [Read more...]

Why Black History Month Is the Shortest and Coldest Month of the Year.

January 30, 2013 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)   Have you ever wondered why February is Black History Month, the coldest and the shortest month of the year? Here is why. It was begun by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. At first it was called Negro History Week, and was observed during the second week in February in honor of Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is February... [Read more...]

PBS Announces Programming Line-Up for 2012 Black History Month Commemoration…

January 5, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) PBS announced today an expansive slate of programs profiling the rich history, culture and contributions of African-Americans. The programs air as part of PBS’ celebration of Black History Month, February 2012.  Premieres On Wednesday, January 4, during the PBS/TCA Press Tour, INDEPENDENT LENS will present three new shows. “Daisy... [Read more...]

Meet: Jackie Ormes, The First African American Cartoonist…

November 30, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was on Facebook earlier this morning and saw this post regarding African American female cartoonists. The site is entitled, The Ormes Society that was featured on the social networking site. The society is named after Jackie Ormes, the first African American Woman Cartoonist. I immediately went online to research her profile... [Read more...]

Black Man, Father of Cell Phone?

October 18, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) To this point, the economic growth leader of the 21st century is the wireless communications industry. Millions of people regularly use cellular phones. With today’s cell phone, you can talk to anyone on the planet. Inside your cell phone are: a compact speaker, microphone, keyboard, display screen, and a powerful circuit board... [Read more...]

Marian Wright Edelman; Black Scholar Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Legacy…

June 3, 2011 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “It started here in a log cabin and a cotton patch. If it hadn’t been for Benjamin Mays, there probably wouldn’t have been a Martin Luther King.” So said Ambassador Andrew Young as he spoke at the dedication of the Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site in Greenwood, South Carolina on April 26. Dr. Benjamin... [Read more...]

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