A Trip to London You Will Never Forget.
(ThyBlackMan.com) London is one of those cities that absolutely blows you away the first time you visit. You will not be able to believe all of the vibrant energy that the city produces. No matter what corner of the city you find yourself in, there is always something going on that is new and exciting. The largest city in England has more tourist attractions than you can shake a stick at. The city... [Read the full story]
If Ferguson Stays Ferguson, Ole Blacks Have No One to Blame but Themselves.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Ferguson will hold municipal elections April 7. The mayor and five of the six city councilpersons are white. Three are up for reelection. Since Michael Brown was gunned down by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, the one loud refrain has repeatedly been how could a city where African-Americans make up the overwhelming majority of the population be policed by... [Read the full story]
Women Believe In Your Man.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Today as a veteran family and relationship counselor, mediator and life coach, I see all kinds of things you would not believe – or maybe you would, What I see all too often from African American women (and my next article will speak about men) is the lack of support they provide for the African American man of their choice. If you cannot believe in the man you are with, why... [Read the full story]
My final thoughts on Fox’s “Empire”, then I’m done.
(ThyBlackMan.com) One of the most interesting topics of conversation in my life over the last few days has been the hit Fox show, “Empire.” I confess that I haven’t been comfortable with the show from its inception, and I’m extremely uncomfortable with its director, Lee Daniels. Anyone who does some research into Daniels’ background of abuse and trauma might suspect that his odd, disturbing... [Read the full story]
Blacks Are in Denial About Ole Obama.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Last week I couldn’t help but watch with sadness the National Urban League’s annual “State of Black America” report being released at a press conference. This was their 39th annual report. According to their press release, “it has become the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics (including... [Read the full story]
3 Black Republicans’ Race to the Bottom.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem – an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism – that causes Republicans of high and low status to say or do things that range from the silly to the vicious. I concluded in part that because these things largely go unchallenged by the GOP leadership, they help underscore... [Read the full story]
Rahm Emanuel: The Chicago Reckoning.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a professional campaign team. Yet he has not only been forced into... [Read the full story]
No One Wins In Bullying.
(No One Wins In Bullying ) Bullying, harassment and violence has understandably created a need for clarification on what bullying is and a priority to stop it. The personal accounts of bullying and cyberbullying, hospital records, police reports, investigations by the State Attorney’s Office and videos taken of violence inflicted by teens in our communities appears to be growing, this begs for a... [Read the full story]
12 Proactive Keys To Getting Better Grades.
(ThyBlackMan.com) All of us are students in life and we will be for the rest of our lives. We are always learning (or we should be). We are always making mistakes, the necessary ones and the avoidable one. But today our academic system in this country is far below what it should be. There is no simple single solution because the problem is complex, containing many culprits, catalysts and variables.... [Read the full story]
The role of social media in accelerating a revolution.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Working toward your degree in public administration today means that you have real time access to important examples of the challenges and rewards associated with modern public leadership. Protests and uprisings across the world offer insight into the changing relationship between leaders and the public worldwide. There is no better tool than social media for experiencing and understanding... [Read the full story]
I Just Don’t Understand Why White People Want to Use the Ole N-Word.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, Lindsay Lohan made news for tweeting the n-word. I’ve been told that she was tweeting one of Kanye West’s lyrics. Madonna, whom I adored as my own personal cone bra’d freedom fighter since middle school, also had a similar social media debacle.
Kanye using this word in a song doesn’t take away the sting of being called the n-word in the subway a couple... [Read the full story]
Own Your Part.
(ThyBlackMan.com) When I went through the most difficult challenge of my life, I made these five commitments that helped me come back better and not bitter. I shared them in a subsequent book, Where Will You Go From Here? Moving forward when life doesn’t go as planned.
I will not feel sorry for myself.
I will not stare at the closed door.
I will direct my thoughts. My thoughts will not direct me.
I... [Read the full story]
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