RoundUp: John Stewart, Media, And Young Black Folks.
(ThyBlackMan.com) When John Stewart steps down from the Daily show, he will create a void that will be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to fill. He is a Jew who does not mind criticizing Jewish leaders (can you say Benjamin Netanyahu?) when they are in the wrong. While most of his targets are right wingers (they tend to be in the wrong) he still has the integrity to go after those on the... [Read the full story]
Fox “Empire” – Why I refuse to support Coonery.
(ThyBlackMan.com) When the Fox Network released the new show, “Empire,” I was concerned about what I might see on screen. Fox is not known for producing the most favorable images of black people, so I figured this show wouldn’t be any different. For some reason, black dysfunctionality makes for great television, and there is a long line of white guys getting rich off of our willingness to celebrate... [Read the full story]
The White Man Is Not Our Savior.
(ThyBlackMan.com) From the white Jesus painted by Michaelangelo to Tarzan to Thor to Captain America. the white man has been painted and depicted as the savior of the African-American people. Yet some have forgotten that it was those same type men who enslaved our people, created broken homes and divided families. I do not need Captain America, Superman, Government-Man, White-Man or Obama-Man to save... [Read the full story]
Why You Have To Keep Your Word.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Every day I deal with “black” people who do not follow through, who do not keep their word and yet think nothing about it. That is an unproductive, self-sabotaging and destructive habit. Does this mean any other ethnic group is perfect? No, but I have interacted with Africans, Hispanics, Asians, Russians, Germans, Jamaicans, Haitians and Caucasians. And out of all of these... [Read the full story]
Newsmax’s Clumsy Attempt to Recognize Black History.
(ThyBlackMan.com)Last month, in a clumsy attempt to recognize Black History Month, the influential conservative website Newsmax put out its list of the 100 Most Influential African-American Republicans.
To put it mildly, let’s just say that it was about as well received as a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama—a total disaster.
The reporter who I assumed... [Read the full story]
Read This Before You Get A Divorce.
(ThyBlackMan.com) As a family and relationship counselor, former detective, mediator and life coach, I have seen almost every problem you can imagine and many that you can’t. But what I see most often is marriages that can be saved or salvaged. One or both people are either too trifling, too immature or too tired to simply fight for their marriage more than they fight with their spouse. That... [Read the full story]
Effective Ideas to Help You Come Up with a Really Great Essay.
(ThyBlackMan.com) When you’re provided with an open-ended essay topic, you may feel like it’s not necessarily a good thing. After all, essays that have specific titles and parameters at least give you something to go on. Many people spend so long procrastinating over the topic and title of an essay, that they end up producing rush essays that are not written to the best of their ability. So, in... [Read the full story]
Ole Black Dollars Matter!
(ThyBlackMan.com) The protest slogans relative to our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase. The signs and T-Shirts emblazoned with “I Can’t Breathe!” “No Justice, No Peace!” and the latest, “Black Lives Matter,” carry connotations related to action. I often wonder what the folks who wear the t-shirts and hold the signs are doing to back up the... [Read the full story]
Six Beauty Products You Should Never Share.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Getting ready with your girls…playing dress up…doing each other’s makeup. These are all fun, but are you being safe and healthy while you are doing it? Here are six things you shouldn’t share even with your family!
Though this may be an obvious one, it is still a commonly shared item. Razors cut extremely close to the skin, and oftentimes draw blood and other bodily... [Read the full story]
It’s Not Too Late!
(ThyBlackMan.com) During a radio interview, a caller asked me if it was too late – in her forties – to change careers and pursue something for which she is passionate. “It’s never too late,” I told her. “If you feel led in a new direction, make a plan to transition and go for it!” Her call came as no surprise. Many of you – some in your twenties, others... [Read the full story]
50 Years Later, Questions About Malcolm X’s Assassination Remain.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Five years ago Thomas Hagan was paroled after having served 44 years in prison for his part in the murder of black nationalist leader Malcolm X. Hagan, who went by the name “Talmadge Hayer” at the time of the murder, is the only one of a trio of convicted assassins who ever publicly admitted to killing Malcolm. He bluntly said that he joined the assassination team because... [Read the full story]
What’s Wrong With African-American Men?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Recently I wrote an article entitled What’s Wrong With African-American Women. But now it’s time for us to take a good hard look at African-American men and the problems we have. Beware guys, because if you keep reading, I am going to be hard on you – hard but fair. Why? Because you have to set the tone for the family and the community. You are the leaders who need... [Read the full story]
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