Five Practical Ways to End the Education Achievement Gap in our Community.
(ThyBlackMan.com) As we move through another academic school year across America, it’s important we take a moment and consider what we as parents, caregivers, and advocates can do to lay a solid foundation for the academic success of our youth. This is most urgent for our community in particular, as test scores show that our youth – our black males especially – are continually lagging behind... [Read the full story]
HBCU: Edward Waters College Students Visit Open House.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Students of Edward Waters College participating in Educational Technology class where the instructor William Jackson is teaching about adapting and using new technologies for education majors, mass communication majors and even business majors. Students recently attended Open House at Venetia Elementary school in Duval County Public School system to see how a school uses technology,... [Read the full story]
White Man Claiming to be Me, didn’t Know I was Standing Behind Him?.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I was at a flea market this weekend and I came across a white guy claiming to be selling Native American artifacts, antiques and collectibles. He was loud, boisterous and telling people he was part Cherokee. He was literally claiming to be a member of my tribe, my ancestry and my family; basically claiming to be me. Of course I wasn’t having it. So, I called him out in front... [Read the full story]
Politics; Disingenuous Mess in the U.S.
(ThyBlackMan.com) “I think it’s time we stop/Children, what’s that sound?/Everybody look – what’s going down?” Those lyrics – from Buffalo Springfield’s classic 1967 song “For What It’s Worth” are as timely as ever right now. In 2014, disingenuousness in America is prevalent. It’s all around us.
The word disingenuous is an adjective – and is defined as “not candid... [Read the full story]
Barack Obama and The Kenyan Weed Affair.
There’s so much ugliness going on in the world, and so many heavy issues going on in my personal life, I needed a break. So after seeing a photo of Rick Perry in a meeting with President Obama where Perry seems to be pouting like a child, it was so hilarious that I decided to build a purely fictional scenario around it to take my mind off things. So again, this story is completely... [Read the full story]
5 Reasons why women don’t want to be a Queen.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The other day I was speaking with a friend of mine. She is a highly intelligent and articulate black educator who is single, never been married, and has no children. In the course of our conversation the topic of relationships presented itself.
On many occasions she’s asked my opinion as to why it’s so hard for her to meet someone. I don’t typically answer her because there... [Read the full story]
142,000 Jobs Created in August – It is not Enough!
(ThyBlackMan.com) Black people in this country are in dire straits due to these low job creation numbers and almost seven years of double-digit unemployment. This economy needs to create 250,000 to 300,000 jobs monthly to handle the current demand for employment and provide jobs for new entrants into the labor force. Blacks are a resilient people. However, these numbers coming out of Washington,... [Read the full story]
Get Lifted: Georgia High Society.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Contemplate the following scenarios: if you knew with certainty that the pilot of the 757 jumbo jet you were about to board was high on marijuana, would you get on that plane? If you believed that the surgeon who was scheduled to operate on you had been smoking marijuana the night before, would you actually go through with that surgical procedure? If you had any idea that the driver... [Read the full story]
Beat Me Till I Disappear.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Last week the gossip website TMZ released a video of NFL running back Ray Rice punching his then fiancé Janay Palmer while in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino. The controversial surveillance footage set off a firestorm of public outcry as the NFL scrambled to justify previously suspending the Baltimore Ravens star only two games.
More image problems surfaced for the NFL Friday... [Read the full story]
A Blackmans Worth?.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Over the past week or so we have all been witness to the Ray Rice turmoil and if you notice there’s been a huge uproar especially from the dominant class about domestic violence concerning several high class NFL players who happen to be black. The other day i was getting something to drink from a neighborhood establishment and the owner and I struck up a conversation about... [Read the full story]
What does it mean to be a young black male living in America?
(ThyBlackMan.com) 400 years ago Africans were taken from their homes and forced to come and build a new world and that price of their own blood, sweat, and tears. These same Africans and their descendent s have fought so hard to rise above their expectations in this country that I am proud to say that 400 years later after being brought here as slaves; a black man is the President of the United States.
In... [Read the full story]
30 and Single: Where Have All the Good Women Gone?
(ThyBlackMan.com) The thing about being a single man in your thirties is that you’re hopefully too mentally mature to date women under twenty-five but women over forty, although ideal because of their ability to be straightforward and honest about their wants and needs, may never fully trust that you possess the strength to forego temptations of younger women, and if you don’t have children, the... [Read the full story]
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