Parenting is a Team Sport, Thy Black Men are Not Storks, and We Need a Fatherhood Bailout.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I don’t remember much about my father, a man by the name of Boyce Sanders. I met him three times, and didn’t mix with him very well. I have no animosity toward him, no admiration. Just emptiness, with the exception of the fact that I’d never seen another man who looked so much like myself.
Even though my dad was never a part of my life, I felt no bitterness because another... [Read the full story]
Parents Google Your Child.
(ThyBlackMan.com) As a presenter at two recent conferences, AME Youth Leadership Conference in Palm Coast, Florida and the Hip Hop Men’s Health Summit in Orlando, Florida my presentation focused on Social Media content as it relates to Bullying and Cyberbullying.
Speaking with over 300 young men at the Hip Hop Conference attending my session, there is a disconnect between teens, young adults... [Read the full story]
Can we discuss the Indians in the room?
(ThyBlackMan.com) As a handsome young, Indian commuter & I discussed the severe winters in the NYC Metro area, he said he considered moving back to the year-round tropical weather of his own country in fifteen years time. “India Tropical?” really? When I told him that I considered “expat-ing” abroad, in East Africa, perhaps Tanzania, he jumped in immediately and said,... [Read the full story]
Bill Maher Exposes The Myth Of Ronald Reagan…
(ThyBlackMan.com) This essay is a shout-out, a kudu, to Bill Maher’s commentary on June 7th on Ronald Reagan’s true place in regards to the Tea Party. Bill Maher skillfully and accurately dissected and destroyed the notion that Reagan would be too moderate to be a member of the Tea Party, when in fact he was the father of the Tea Party. On that program, Bill Maher stated:
“Ronald Reagan... [Read the full story]
The Disrespect Behind Kanye West’s “Yeezus”.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Kanye West’s new album “Yeezus” comes out today (June 18). Because it was leaked awhile back, many people have already heard the new music and offered up their reviews. I’ve read everything from narcissistic and wildly experimental to “it’s pure genius” and bringing “real” hip hop music back.
I want to bypass another track list critique and focus my thoughts on his... [Read the full story]
Thy FBI Walks a Perilous Line Between Surveillance and Outright Spying.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller was asked sharp questions by a House Judiciary Committee panel about the FBI’s massive collection, intercept, and listening in on millions of phone conversations. There were two obvious concerns behind the questioning and one concern that should be a concern to all given the FBI’s past. The two obvious ones are the effectiveness of... [Read the full story]
“They DO Exist” Black Men and Their Children.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Debunking The Myth, Propaganda, Urban Legends & Bedtime Stories Regarding Black Men and Their Children…
Since there are so many articles, posters, T-Shirts and campaigns regarding Black Men being “Deadbeat Fathers“, I thought I would take the time to shine light on the ACTIVE fathers, the “Fighting to see their child or children fathers“, and the... [Read the full story]
The Trial Of George Zimmerman In Sanford, Florida Has Begun!
(ThyBlackMan.com) The killing of Trayvon Martin on a rainy Sunday night on February 26 of 2012 was tragic. The investigation by the Sanford Police Department made his death even more tragic. The chief of police over ruled his lead investigator who wanted George Zimmerman charged with manslaughter. To have had a youngster lose his life for nothing more than being a youngster, that is carrying out the... [Read the full story]
Thy Gladiator: Sarah Palin We Need You Back in the Arena.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Hello, calling Sarah Palin! Has anyone seen her? Where is she? Has Sarah Palin left the building? Is the Sarah Palin magic gone forever? No. The Sarah Palin charisma and mass appeal is still alive and well.
Certain people are born gifted with “It”; something that compels you to watch them. Sarah Palin is one such individual. Though politically tarred, feathered and run out of... [Read the full story]
2 Chainz, everyone, is a Rapper. I repeat, a Rapper:
(ThyBlackMan.com) 2 Chainz continues to prove rap is entertainment.
I was chatting with my boss the other week concerning a certain stigma hip hop has been trying to rid itself of, since the emergence of gangsta rap. That stigma I speak of, is of course, the “influence” the lyrics it has over the younger generation of music fans. I told him I’m of the belief that if anyone is influenced... [Read the full story]
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