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Monday, April 21, 2014


Politics; Withering Heights.

March 29, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Wuthering Heights” is the classic 1847 novel written by Emily Bronte under the pseudonym of Ellis Bell. This masterpiece of British literature – set in the Victorian era – is a tale with the themes of revenge and redemption; jealousy and juxtaposition; morality and manipulation. “Wuthering Heights” is wholly applicable... [Read more...]

The Beyonce Effect and the Re-Negrofication of Black America.

March 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently I have been thinking, that I am glad South African apartheid was gone before Alicia Keyes, Rihanna & Beyoncé were born because I really believe that they would have performed there just to get a check.  Now I am not holding the aforementioned to the platitudes of others like Stevie Wonder or an AliceWalker or MayaAngelou,... [Read more...]

The Redefinition of Socialism.

March 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) President Obama’s political enemies and critics repeatedly refer to him as a socialist. These people used the words socialism and socialist as smears – as badges of dishonor and disdain. I think it’s a fair question to ask if they’re engaging in this incessant campaign of name calling accidentally or deliberately. And... [Read more...]

Yes, When Elephants and Donkeys Fight

March 25, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Kenyan Proverb, “When elephants fight the grass suffers,” is very apropos to us, the grassroots. Only in our case, we are fighting over elephants and donkeys, but we are still the ones suffering. We watch the two parties fight every day, and then we take sides and jump in. Who is hurt by that? Certainly not them; it’s... [Read more...]

Crimea; The Doo-Doo Chasers.

March 25, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Now I may not be able to tell you what happened on some cable television program or pontificate of what I think may happen on some contrived artificial reality show, but I am in a position to conjure and offer perspectives on other contrived non-events such as what is frequently called politics. More specifically issues of somewhat... [Read more...]

Yes, Should GOP Conservatives Adjust Their Message for Blacks?

March 25, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Michael Brendan Dougherty wrote an article stating that the only way for conservatives to reach black voters is to drop their colorblind idealism. Dougherty wrote… “Conservatives in the GOP like to assail identity politics and tout their own ideology as one of color blindness. Sometimes this is stupidly marketed to black... [Read more...]

Drugs For Welfare Recipients.

March 24, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Should people who receive government assistance in the form of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women Infants and Children nutritional program) via EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer Card) be drug tested? Should a positive drug test make them ineligible to receive their benefits? At first my conclusion was... [Read more...]

Attention Tea Party and Yes Black Radicals: Either Fight as Allies, or Fall as Fools.

March 21, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’m just as angry and disgusted over what Black people have been forced to endure in this country as anyone else, but there are two reasons why I don’t spew bitterness. First, I can see beyond my anger, so I recognize that there are issues that are much more important than my right to vent that need to be considered,... [Read more...]

U.S. vs Russia; Show Me The Money!

March 21, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Whew, can you smell that? Of course you can’t now, but wait a few minutes. There it is…there it is. Now let it settle. A ninja just passed some strong smelling evidence of garlic, grain and milk from the night before…and then disappeared. Silencers are the deadliest of all gasses. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve... [Read more...]

Yes, Why I’d Love To See Ryan Mack As The New President Of The Naacp.

March 20, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am not sure how much you know about the NAACP.  I am also not sure how much I know about the group myself.   The organization is storied and respected in the black community, and has the ability to strike fear in those determined to oppress struggling communities. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that the NAACP has sometimes... [Read more...]

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