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Friday, October 31, 2014


Souls to the Polls.

October 30, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Election Day – Tuesday, November 4th – is rapidly approaching. That’s only a few days away. Are you ready to do your civic duty? Have you done your due diligence? By now, I hope you’ve looked into all the candidates for the various races. I hope you’ve gotten informed on the burning issues. I hope you’ve decided who... [Read more...]

Black Vote in vogue, again.

October 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Black vote is said to be the determining factor in whether the Democrats hold the U.S. Senate. President Obama is on Black radio shows, and of course “Little” Al’s TV show, giving us the rundown on how important our turnout is to next month’s election. The Dems and Repubs are outwardly admitting that the Black vote... [Read more...]

Promises, Commissions and Black America at the Crossroads.

October 25, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “It is time now to turn with all the purpose at our command to the major unfinished business of this nation. It is time to adopt strategies for action that will produce quick and visible progress. It is time to make good the promises of American democracy to all citizens-urban and rural, white and black, Spanish-surname, American... [Read more...]

Six Reasons Why Dr. Cornel West Might Be The Greatest Black Man On Earth.

October 24, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I chose to become a public scholar in the 1990s, there were three people who inspired me the most:  Michael Eric Dyson, Julianne Malveaux and Cornel West.  I also found myself to be a strong supporter of the great Minister Louis Farrakhan and Rev Jesse Jackson.  Rev. Al Sharpton might be one of the smartest public figures... [Read more...]

Black Vote is Up for Grabs.

October 21, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I had separate conversations with two governors last week.  Both were White, one was a Democrat and one was a Republican.  We were discussing next month’s elections and what they each thought would happen.  The amazing thing was their respective views on the Black community. Democrats have convinced the Black community that... [Read more...]

The Party or the Person?

October 21, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We say we have “voting power,” but we have settled merely for the “power to vote.” We fight for the “right to vote” but we fail to “vote right.” Voting is a means to gain political power, not an end that simply allows one to participate in the act. As true as those statements are and as many times as we have heard... [Read more...]

Black Political Dilemma.

October 16, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I know you political junkies are on the edge of your seats now that Dr. Ben Carson has said he will likely run for President. I have been waiting to see what Black folks will do when President Obama leaves office. Well, we are about to find out now, aren’t we? Can you imagine a race between Carson and Hillary? Black voters... [Read more...]

Racism Charge in Ebola Fight Way Overblown.

October 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson was tactful and circumspect when he questioned the way health officials and medical staffers handled the care and treatment of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan. Jackson carefully avoided using the “R” word. R as in racism but others, many others, and that includes Duncan’s family,... [Read more...]

Barack Obama’s Nightmare Presidency.

October 14, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) To many people, especially Blacks, Barack Obama’s election as president in 2008 was a dream come true.  According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, “dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.”  Dreams... [Read more...]

Campaign Malpractice 101.

October 14, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) ABC has a brand new hit show on Thursday nights called “How to Get Away With Murder.” The protagonist of this television show – portrayed by Academy Award nominated actress Viola Davis – is a noted defense attorney and college law professor. Democratic, Republican, and Independent candidates for public office must be... [Read more...]

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