20 Years of Twerking: A Retrospective of ‘Back That Azz Up’

One things for sure: The words “Cash Money Records taking over for the ‘99 into the 2000″ will always yield a visceral reaction, a sense of urgency. Move or be moved, because it’s about to go down. But ahead of (what has now become) an iconic phrase, there’s a trigger warning, if you will. Let’s talk about those violins. The violins that begin Back That Azz Up (courtesy of producer Mannie Fresh) are emblematic. As soon as a crowd hears the melody, the message is clear. Ready, set, twerk. Twerk…

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In 2019, Racial Hoaxes Are So Dangerous.

You are here: Home / News / In 2019, Racial Hoaxes Are So Dangerous. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) Jussie Smollett has now been charged with filing a false police report in an alleged hate crime incident that it appears Smollett orchestrated on himself. The actor, according to the head of the Chicago Police Department, was apparently trying to gain publicity by portraying himself as a victim of bigotry, which he thought would help him in salary negotiations with the Fox show “Empire,” on which he…

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All the Ways I Did Not Die

Photo: Michael Harriot America. In Black.America. In Black. is a weekly essay series that examines the myriad experiences of blackness in the United States.   When sitting in the passenger seat of a car with a known drug-dealer during a high-speed chase, one should always wear a seat belt. Always. Thankfully, I came to the realization of this maxim seconds before the tire burst as I was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with a known drug dealer during a high-speed chase. Advertisement My best friend and I had…

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Everlane Is Letting Ladies Choose What They Pay on Two Denim Styles

It’s unusual for jeans enter the fold in Everlane’s Choose What You Pay section, but today, there they are. And not one, but two women’s styles are up for grabs at 30% and 20% off, respectively: The Modern Boyfriend Jean, a relaxed-fit style available in three washes (light blue, mid blue, and black) for $48; and The Mid-Rise Skinny Jean, a cropped slim-cut jean with a 9-inch rise going for $55. Don’t lose out on this rare chance pick up some quality Everlane denim at a discount. To the Extent…

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Black Women’s Anti-Colonizationist Political Thought

Harriet Tubman. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Black women have always been at the forefront of Black political movements. From Maria Stewart and Ida B. Wells-Barnett in the nineteenth century, to Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer in the twentieth century, and to the founders of Black Lives Matter (Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors), Black women have broadened our scope of what Black freedom is and who should be included in it. In 1817, a group of influential politicians and statesmen like Kentucky’s Henry Clay, artist Francis Scott Key, and…

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Lying about a hate crime as opposed to actually plotting one.

               I am still trying to figure out why I am seeing more mug shots of Jussie Smollett    than I am of Christopher Hasson. I am also trying to figure out why the president of the United States chose to tweet about Smollett and not Hasson today. In case you were wondering (and I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t know), Hasson is the guy who was arrested  recently with enough artillery to overthrow a small Third World country. He is also the guy who…

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Film Review; Styx.

You are here: Home / Ent. / Film Review; Styx. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) A humanitarian crisis and a crisis of conscience converge in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a life-or-death situation that tests the mettle and moral compass of an intelligent doctor—and the viewers, too. In a very thoughtful character study and sociological allegory, writer/director Wolfgang Fischer sets up a crucial event encountered by seemingly very capable German M.D. Rike (Susanne Wolff). While sailing her boat out on the ocean by herself, she encounters…

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Jussie Smollett Arrested, Bail Hearing Scheduled 

Actor Jussie Smollett of ‘Empire’ speaks onstage during the FOX portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour on August 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images) This is a mess. Less than a month since news surfaced of Jussie Smollett’s alleged homophobic and racist attack on January 29, things have spiraled into an unexpected circus. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi has confirmed Smollett was arrested and is currently in custody, Deadline reports. A bail hearing will be scheduled for Thursday afternoon at…

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Lord, Teach Us To Pray.

Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) We are teaching on, Lord, Teach Us to Pray. We are on the section called, The Mechanics of Prayer, or the functionality of prayer. We want you first of all to read the Scripture. Our two foundational Scriptures are found in Luke 18:1, and Ephesians 6:18. Luke 18:1 [1] And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Ephesians 6:18 [18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,…

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4X4 Soft Top

[embedded content] 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4X4 Soft Top Restore. Putting up the top and all plastic windows. Takes some practice. 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4X43.6L V6 24V Engine8 Speed Automatic Transmission285 HP @ 260 lb-ft TorqueExterior Color: Granite Crystal Metallic Clear CoatInterior Color: Black18 MPG City, 23 MPG Highway, 20 MPG CombinedMSRP: $48,250.00 Best viewed in Full Screen.Just click on the icon in upper left corner of video player to move around the video. Interior 360 Video. If you didn’t make it to press days watch the…

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