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Saturday, August 30, 2014


Just U.S. – Our Prison Industrial Complex Issues.

August 29, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The prison-industrial complex – or PIC – may sound like a relatively innocuous term. It is generally defined as “the rapid expansion of the U.S. inmate population due to the political influence of private prison companies and businesses that supply goods and services to government prison agencies.” But PIC is much more... [Read more...]

Pushing Back Against the Darkness of Ferguson and the Big Apple!

August 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What is occurring in communities across this nation is tragic. It is as if a dark cloud has enveloped and fallen upon this nation when it comes to homicides by whites of black youngsters and black men. Blacks in Sanford, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; New York City and now Ferguson, Missouri have had enough. The killings were... [Read more...]

Pray for Peace.

August 27, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) You may know me personally, or you may not know me personally. Whichever happens to be the case, I care about you and your well-being. I pray for you. There is so much going on in the world right now. It seems that few of us know about the good things happening. We hear about the bad things. We read about the bad things. The... [Read more...]

Residents of Ferguson Need to Make a Change.

August 26, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’m Gonna Make A Change, For Once In My Life It’s Gonna Feel Real Good, Gonna Make A Difference Gonna Make It Right… I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A... [Read more...]

Ferguson: The real tea is what’s not being reported.

August 25, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The events in Ferguson, MO have forced the nation to once again deal with the lingering effects of institutionalized racism. The public execution of an unarmed 18-year-old black man at the hands of a white police officer stoked the fires of frustration and rage that many black people have felt in Ferguson and across the nation. The... [Read more...]

Praying and Fasting in Ferguson.

August 23, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Remember the Jena Six? Some 15,000 to 20,000 protesters went to Jena, Louisiana in 2006 to demonstrate against injustice. After all the speeches, threats, marches, and church rallies, the people went home and nothing really changed. The prosecutors did their thing and the system rolled right over Mychal Bell and the other five... [Read more...]

No More Lives Lost: Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY Residents Send a Message of Hope.

August 22, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For many outside the community, Brownsville, Brooklyn has become synonymous with gun violence and crime. More people have been shot in Brownsville this year than in all of Manhattan, and it is estimated that 56 percent of the men imprisoned come from this eastern Brooklyn neighborhood. Yet, on Aug. 10, 2014, the people who call... [Read more...]

Shame, Shame: To Our Chagrin.

August 22, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Ferguson, Missouri is a flashpoint. The racial tensions, the over-militarized response of the police force, and the tangible sense of disenfranchisement long experienced by its citizens could happen anywhere in America. What’s happening in Missouri right now could easily happen in Georgia. What’s happening in St. Louis County... [Read more...]

Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

August 19, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these victims were all unarmed, young, Black... [Read more...]

Ferguson police want to kill your son, but not as much as some studio rappers.

August 17, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As our community seeks to understand the tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, this might be a chance to reflect on the life of the black male in America. We all want black men to survive, and most of us are sick of police coming into our neighborhoods, disrespecting us in front of our children and shooting us like dogs... [Read more...]

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