Monday, February 26, 2024

Embracing Steadfastness and Moral Optimism: Lessons from Odu Ifa in the Pursuit of African Excellence and Global Good.

January 30, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In this month of invited meditation, making resolutions and deep reflection about ourselves and the state of things in the world, I turn to the teachings of our honored ancestors, founded especially in our sacred texts, the Husia and the Odu Ifa. And I always find in them a rich, ever-ready and invaluable source for constant... [Read more...]

Breathing Hope: The Triumph of Activism and Policy in Cancer Alley’s LNG Battle.

January 30, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) James Hiatt lives in an area along the Mississippi River in Louisiana that has been dubbed “Cancer Alley.” Teeming with chemical plants and oil and gas refineries, the air the residents of this area breathe contains more carcinogens than anywhere else in the country. One of those oil and gas facilities is the Calcasieu... [Read more...]

Echoes on the Tarmac: The Unseen Cost of War and America’s Tumultuous Path.

January 30, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In 2008, I was standing with a few others behind a Cadillac hearse on the usually noisy tarmac at March Air Reserve Base in California’s Riverside County. Except for the flap of the American flag above the hearse’s headlight, a solemn silence cocooned the airfield as we waited for sailors carrying the casket of Marc Retmier to... [Read more...]

Chasing Contradictions – The Irony of Seeking Acceptance in Ideologically Opposed Institutions.

January 30, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In his autobiography, the legendary Groucho Marx wrote about an incident in which he resigned from a prestigious social club: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” I note Marx’s quip as I consider the myriad attacks on Ivy League schools and other so-called “woke” institutions. In particular,... [Read more...]

Walls and Bridges: Pope Francis, Donald Trump, and the Struggle for Social Justice.

January 29, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  It didn’t take long for Pope Francis to get under Donald Trump’s skin. During his flight back to Rome after a visit to Mexico, the pope said during an interview: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not bridges, is not Christian.” Trump, who at the time, was the 2016 Republican presidential... [Read more...]

Defiant Spirit: Standing Against Overreach in the Lone Star State.

January 29, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was born and raised in Georgia. I attended the University of Tennessee — the Volunteers — and now reside in Texas, where I finished my military career. I can tell you that there is a ruggedness in the Lone Star State that can be traced back to names like Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Mirabeau Lamar, Thomas Jefferson... [Read more...]

Exposing the Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: The Left’s Strategic Assault on Supreme Court Independence.

January 29, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For years, the Left has been determined to undermine the integrity of the Supreme Court and attack justices committed to upholding the Constitution. Recall the court packing efforts by Democrats only a few years ago. We should have known then that left-wing efforts to exert political control over the Court wouldn’t stop there. Indeed,... [Read more...]

Resilience Amidst Chaos: The Struggle of Minority-Owned Businesses Against the Rising Tide of Mob Robberies.

January 29, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Deshawn J. Snelson was angered, perplexed, but determined. He was angered that a mob had rammed a stolen government car into the front of his Hype Kingdom apparel store in Bellflower. He was perplexed as to why dozens of people would choose his business for the mob robbery. But he was determined that this would not stop him... [Read more...]

How to Convert Bitcoins to Cash: Decoding the Quickest Method to Proceed.

January 28, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Knowing the quickest approach to exchange Bitcoins for cash is a crucial skill that any Bitcoin user who is curious about how to convert Bitcoins to cash has to possess. Among the many justifications are real-world applicability, ability to handle market volatility with ease, emergency readiness, investment and diversification... [Read more...]

2024 President – None of the Above.

January 26, 2024 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Republican Party has lost its soul because Donald Trump has it in a vice grip. Many of them are willing to vote for a man who has 91 felony charges, a man who in a civil suit was found guilty of ####, a man who made fun of handicapped people and called war veterans losers. A habitual liar. A man who had secret Russian meetings... [Read more...]

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