Monday, February 26, 2024

We Need to Follow John Lewis’ Example and Fight for Our Democracy.

January 17, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I spoke at John Lewis’ memorial service two years ago, I emphasized a truth John knew better than just about anyone. Our democracy isn’t a given. It isn’t self-executing. We, as citizens, have to nurture and tend it. We have to work at it. And in that task, we have to vigilantly preserve and protect our most basic... [Read more...]

The benefits of African black soap.

January 17, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Due to its potential abundance of antioxidants, African black soap is regarded as a skin-nourishing product. Ashes from plantain skin, cocoa pods, palm leaves, and palm oil from leaves or kernels are commonly used to make soap.  Depending on the manufacturer, additional ingredients may include honey or shea butter to soften... [Read more...]

Corporate Journalists Are Blind to a Big COVID Lesson.

January 16, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of my complaints about mainstream media is that they recruit reporters from inside the establishment: Ivy League colleges, expensive graduate journalism programs, rival outlets with similar hiring practices. Some staffs develop admirable levels of gender and racial diversity. But they all come from the same elite class. Rich... [Read more...]

Conservatives, If You Are Going to Talk to the Black Community, You Need to Have Something Truly Conservative to Say.

January 16, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Grandma used to say, “Boy, your actions speak so loud I can’t hear a damn thing you are saying!” This sums up perfectly the Republican Party and conservative’s relationship with the black community. Republicans have a great story to tell relative to the black community, but their actions drown out the message. Show me... [Read more...]

Warrior Lawyers Like Lani Guinier.

January 16, 2022 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The amazing attorney, law professor, lawyer, author, and activist made her transition on January 7, 2022, even as Black folks and our allies were engaged in the legislative battle to solidify our voting rights. In the middle of the struggle, a beacon, a woman who loved voting rights and fair representation more than life itself,... [Read more...]

MLK Day 2022 Follows Another Year Of Racial Strife.

January 16, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On Jan. 6, 2021, thousands of insurrectionists stormed the United States Capitol, attempting to stop the counting of Electoral College votes that were to confirm Joseph Biden as president. Other than the violence itself, the single most visible image among the insurrectionists was the Confederate battle flag. The image was so... [Read more...]

Are Democrats Trying to Lose Elections?

January 14, 2022 by  
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Would you have predicted that the first big political blunder of 2022 would be committed by the freshly inaugurated mayor of New York? Would you have thought that Eric Adams, the African American former cop, political moderate and skilled campaigner who represented a better path for Democrats, would step on a rake? Adams just... [Read more...]

The Alphabet of Fatherhood Can Be Awesome for 2022.

January 14, 2022 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Father, Husband, Educator, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Podcaster Children need to be exposed to diverse learning opportunities like libraries, museums and cultural events. These expand their vision in what their talents, skills and abilities are that will help them in life. Fathers are key to their children’s success in life and... [Read more...]

Congress Must Act to Protect the Right to Vote.

January 13, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Jan. 6, 2022, marked one year since the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, incited by a president voted out of office by the vast majority of the American people. What is now clear is that Donald Trump and his zealous aides and complicit right-wing legislators were deadly serious about overturning the results of that vote and keeping... [Read more...]

Congressional Dems’ Salt Has Lost Its Savor.

January 13, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There once was a time when the bad guys quaked at the knees at the dreaded thought of appearing before a congressional committee investigation. The fear was that The Truth of one’s dirty deeds would be made known, and the crooked people would get the punishment that they deserved. The mighty could be laid low and the ne’er-do-wells... [Read more...]

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