Tuesday, October 26, 2021


African-American Women Most Likely to Feel Discriminated Against While Seeking Medical Care.

October 26, 2021 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Urban Institute’s Coronavirus Tracking Survey, a nationally representative survey of adults ages 18 to 64, found that Black adults were more likely than White or Hispanic/Latinx to report being discriminated against or unfairly judged by a doctor or health care provider. “These patterns are concerning given that health... [Read more...]

There’s a little Henrietta Lacks in all of us.

October 25, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On a hot summer’s day, Aug. 21, 1920, a woman named Henrietta Lacks was born in Roanoke, Virginia to a mother of ten children. Though blessed with the gift of life, she was not blessed with the fruits of good fortune. At the tender age of four, her mother died while giving birth to her tenth child. Not too long after, her father... [Read more...]

Freedom Waters Will Break Through Joe Biden’s Authoritarian Mandate Wall.

October 25, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlakckMan.com) The American people must never lose sight of what makes our country great as we march toward victory in our ongoing efforts to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. We will defeat this enemy while being true to our highest values, upholding the religious liberty and civil rights of our fellow citizens by rejecting vaccine mandates. Oppressive... [Read more...]

Honoring African-American women.

October 24, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I have been thinking a lot about Black women lately. After the 2020 election we were praised for upholding democracy. We’re praised for leading the charge on policy issues ranging from climate change to police brutality, from voter protection to a woman’s right to choose. Black women are constantly applauded but often times... [Read more...]

Still Reconstructing, Reconstruction Era in 2021.

October 24, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In a recent conversation with Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner spoke about his book “The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution.” As Foner discussed the historic ways the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments shaped our nation, he noted how... [Read more...]

General Colin Powell, The Working Man’s Barack Obama.

October 22, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As the tributes — as well as the critiques — pour in for Gen. Colin Powell, who joined his ancestors Oct. 18, I remember him most as a true Buffalo Soldier. “In the heart of America. Stolen from Africa. Brought to America. Fighting for survival,” so said Bob Marley. Colin Powell also traced Jamaican roots. Colin Powell... [Read more...]

How Can African-Americans Manage Inflation?

October 22, 2021 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Between COVID-19 economic challenges, supply-side glitches, pent-up demand (people are finally shopping again) and more, prices are percolating upward in most uncomfortable ways. In Los Angeles, gas prices are hitting north of $4.50, in some cases nearly $5 a gallon. In some places, the shelves are bare and staples like milk... [Read more...]

Build Back Better Budget Plan, Them That’s Got Shall Get.

October 22, 2021 by  
Filed under Business, Education, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, most of us have been consumed with conversations surrounding the “Build Back Better” budget plan that President Joe Biden campaigned on. His is a much-needed plan that will cut taxes and lower costs for working families, create much-needed jobs and address income inequality. His proposal centers on restructured... [Read more...]

A Politician’s Shameless Bigotry (aka… Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson).

October 22, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There’s an old saying about bullies: they can dish it out, but they can’t take it. Witness North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson. He abuses his position of authority to insult and demean people. But when he gets criticized for making harmful comments, he whines that he’s the real victim. People For the American Way’s... [Read more...]

CRT, Anti-racism, Black Lives Matter: Legacies Of A Slave Mentality.

October 21, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) These days, “black oppression” is a tactic used in dirty politics. But in my early life, it was very real. The Jim Crow days were a landscaped wilderness between slavery and freedom – a mirage of freedom. But I’ll spare the stories. It’s over. Holding on to that stuff is like walking around with a corpse on your back.... [Read more...]

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