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Friday, July 3, 2015


An Ox That Needs To Be Gored In The Black Community: Black Churches, Where Are You?

June 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Christian Talk, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Where are the Black Churches, and where are all of the millions of dollars in tithes they’re collecting every Sunday going? Black preachers do a great job of giving inspirational speeches, and telling us to “forgive, forget, and put all of the atrocities committed against us in God’s Hands,” but we’ve... [Read more...]

President Barack Obama; V for Victory.

June 26, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On Thursday morning, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare, if you prefer. King v. Burwell brought very high stakes for the Obama Administration, the Democrats, the Republicans, and the millions of Americans whose healthcare coverage is subsidized. King v. Burwell was the... [Read more...]

No, You Need a History Lesson: The Confederate Flag Is a Symbol of Hate.

June 25, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was a very poor 16-year-old so, as you can imagine, having a car was out of the question. Wherever I needed to go, I walked — which was not always pleasant on a Florida summer day. It was on one of those hot days, while walking to the corner store, that a red truck slowed beside me and a white man stuck his head out of... [Read more...]

Race; You’re What You Say You Are.

June 25, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rachel A. Dolezal, the recently resigned president of the Spokane, Washington, office of the NAACP, has come under a bit of controversy. Both of her parents are white, but for eight years, Dolezal claimed that she was black. In addition to her role as president of an NAACP chapter, Dolezal was an instructor of Africana studies... [Read more...]

Yes, Emmanuel AME and the Buoyancy of Hope.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his fellow congregants of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. gathered as usual in the historic edifice June 17 for their Wednesday evening prayer service. They came, as always, to refresh their religious faith, to testify and bear witness to the importance... [Read more...]

U.S. Should Take Gun Lessons from Great Britain.

June 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In Manchester, one of Great Britain’s largest cities, only 209 of the 6,700 police officers carry guns. These officers are bound by tight restrictions, Sir Peter Fahy, chief of the Greater Manchester Police, told the Washington Post recently. Shooting at moving vehicles, at suspects fleeing a scene or at those brandishing... [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton and History.

June 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats’ candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify... [Read more...]

Some Ol Republicans Are Cowards on Race.

June 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Of February 18, 2009, then U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder gave a Black History Month speech to the employees at the Department of Justice.  He said in part, “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially... [Read more...]

Is Rwanda ‘Safe’ To Be Called ‘Home': A Life Of A Disgruntled Young Rwandan Refugee In The Diaspora.

June 21, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Some say that home is where the heart is, but for me home is where I most feel comfortable.When one lives in a country for more than two decades,learn the culture of the said country, mingle with various tribes and learn all local languages. So long as their comfort is guaranteed as best as they would want it to be,this place... [Read more...]

Have Rwandans Learnt Anything From The Past: A Case Study Of ‘Cult Of Personality’.

June 18, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As Rwandan Refugees all over the world celebrate the World Refugee day,it is better to highlight why Rwandans cannot return home.” The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. “-Albert Einstein.Rwanda will never reach the real democracy if we don’t attack the... [Read more...]

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