Wednesday, January 19, 2022


The Maladjusted Madness Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) From the third Monday of January, the federal holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, through the end of February, Black History Month, Dr. King will be quoted, lionized, referenced, and deified by the kleptomaniacs who sample Dr. King as blatantly as hip-hop artists sample classic Motown. He will be taken... [Read more...]

America: The ‘Shining City’ On The Hill Is Truly A Mirage.

January 18, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Ronald Reagan extolled the fantasy version of America as did many presidents before and after him. “I’ve thought a bit of the shining city upon a hill… after 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she’s still a beacon,... [Read more...]

Remember US Energy Independence Day?

January 18, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Once, during a meeting with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump inside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, we discussed energy policy. I told Trump that if we went all out to produce America’s abundant supply of oil, gas and coal, the United States could be energy independent in four years. Trump looked at me... [Read more...]

Joe Biden Must Make Voting Rights Not a Priority but the Priority.

January 17, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) President Joe Biden has been under blistering fire for months from civil rights activists for saying and doing little about the pending voting rights salvaging legislation in the Senate. Biden’s silence has been especially galling since he’s taken to the airwaves many times to talk about battling the pandemic as well as other... [Read more...]

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  
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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...]

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