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Friday, June 24, 2016


GOAT Muhammad Ali – The Legacy.

June 15, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Where you been, boy?” When I heard those words in June 1966, I knew I was going to have rough time in the U.S. Navy. My immediate reply to that Petty Officer was, “Who are you calling a boy? I am a man!” I was twenty-one years old, already an angry Black man who experienced separate bathrooms, water fountains, restaurants... [Read more...]

Omar Mateen, Coming to Grips with Made in America Terrorism in Orlando Massacre.

June 13, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Orlando officials didn’t hesitate to brand the appalling and heinous massacre at a gay nightclub, domestic terrorism. The key word is domestic and using that word to describe the killing of at least 50 persons in the worst killing spree in American history as a home grown terror act is a huge departure from past practice. In... [Read more...]

“5” Things that The Republican Party Gets Totally Wrong about Race.

June 13, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) While there is no denying that Donald Trump has had a terrible past couple of weeks with his dogged focus on some obscure federal judge in San Diego, I think Trump can right the ship, but he has an extremely narrow window to do so. I will deal with that in a future column. This controversy with Donald Trump and the judge has... [Read more...]

Launching an ol Urban Republican Rebellion.

June 12, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are heavily populated precincts in places like Boston, Camden, Baltimore and other Northern cities where fewer than ten people vote in Republican primaries. A decades-long influx of Southern Democrats alienated by their party’s support for desegregation has utterly transformed the Republican Party nationally. As a result... [Read more...]

FCC’s political bias exposed once again.

June 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Politics, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) To those who don’t know – most outside of the media industry have little familiarity with this – there has been a tragedy of the commons going on for a couple of decades now that has ultimately resulted in the elimination of diverse voices in media. The tragedy of the commons is belied by the seeming proliferation of minority... [Read more...]

Judge Aaron Persky is No Aberration when it comes to Sentencing.

June 12, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky’s velvet glove sentence of 6 months, of which he’ll serve only three months, to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner after his rape conviction was no aberration. The case of Brian Banks, falsely convicted or rape, and who served five years, before exoneration, was quickly cited in contrast... [Read more...]

Marcus Garvey Remembered: Lessons of Self-Love, Courage, and Perserverance.

June 12, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) No one remembers old Marcus Garvey — Burning Spears. While many people have heard of Marcus Garvey, very few are aware of the magnitude of his accomplishments. Garvey was a visionary leader, industrious and one of America’s greatest orators of the 20th century. He is rarely mentioned in the historical texts given to schoolchildren... [Read more...]

What Justice Sonia Sotomayor Said Was Worse.

June 9, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Donald Trump should apologize. It’s one thing to accuse a judge of bias. It’s another to refer to a judge — as Donald Trump did to the man presiding over the Trump University cases — as a “Mexican.” The judge, Gonzalo Curiel, happens to have been born in Indiana. But as far as Trump is concerned,... [Read more...]

Black People; Accountability.

June 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Black people talk a lot about accountability, especially as it relates to politicians. How do we do that? How can you hold someone accountable who is not accountable to you? Most politicians, Black ones included, couldn’t care less about what we think or what we do, so where is the incentive for them to be accountable to us?... [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders Must Tell His Supporters Only One Thing – Back Hillary Clinton.

June 8, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I voted for Bernie Sanders in the California primary not because I thought he would or could win the California primary, let alone the Democratic presidential nomination, but because he deserved support. He deserved it because he did what few politicians were willing to do. That is thunder against wealth and income inequality,... [Read more...]

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