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Saturday, October 25, 2014


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...]

The Five-Dollar Lady, the GOP & Rob Maness for U.S. Senate.

October 14, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Six years ago I wrote the song, “American Tea Party Anthem” http://bit.ly/1D155uv and was asked to perform my song at rallies across America on a Tea Party Express national bus tour. Back then, I was not politically savvy; clueless about how all this political stuff worked; back room deals, positioning, strategic narratives,... [Read more...]

Thank you St. Louis. Thank you Ferguson.

October 10, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The state of Missouri is once again in the news due to police violence against black males. And as a journalist I cannot be more pleased. Let me explain. On Wednesday October 8, 18 year old Vonderrit Myers Jr. was shot and killed by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in the Shaw neighborhood. The death of another young Black... [Read more...]

Our Own Worst Enemy.

October 9, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Black Democrats are the most despised people on the face of this earth and they have worked hard to deserve this designation. They vote upwards of 90 percent for Democratic candidates for president and get very little in exchange for their loyalty. They constantly deliver victory to Democrats, only to see the spoils of victory... [Read more...]

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