Homeless People Are People Too.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Homeless people are people too. One wrong financial mistake, and yes it could happen to you. A man with a good job could be sleeping on a bench made of wood. You say “not me” but oh yes you could. Have you ever looked at a homeless person and just shook your head? Did you make assumptions about how he or she got there – or why he or she stays in that hole? Did you... [Read the full story]
America Look In The Mirror.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Romper stomper stomper boo, tell me tell me tell me do. Magic mirror tell me today. About this country what should I say? Wow, I just realized old Mr. Rogers was casting spells using a mirror. But anyway, regarding America. You know the Bible says we should get the mote out of our own eyes before trying to tend to everyone else’s. It also states that charity begins at home America.... [Read the full story]
Body Language: It’s All About You!
(ThyBlackMan.com) As a writer I’m fascinated by the concept of Body Language as a matter of fact after careful research; it has prompted me to write a new eBook with the same title. Body language is an important tool in our day to day lives. Recognizing other people’s’ body language and being able to perfect your own can help in many ways, from your love life to your career. For the purpose... [Read the full story]
Yes, Advocating for HBCUs.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Several blog postings ago, I promised to share my thoughts about what I believe HBCU alumni can do to support their alma mater. As we enter 2015, a year filled with unlimited possibilities, today seems like an excellent time to discuss how we can support in a more comprehensive manner the institutions that helped make many black baby boomers successful professionals in literally every... [Read the full story]
Yes, Why We Still Need a Selma.
(ThyBlackMan.com) One week after Alabama state troopers bludgeoned civil rights demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma on March 7, 1965 a visibly shaken Lyndon Johnson called for and addressed a joint session of Congress. His message was clear. His administration would pull out all stops to pass a voting rights bill which was the objective of the Selma marches. Five months later, the... [Read the full story]
Ole Text Neck: Do You Have It?
(ThyBlackMan.com) We use them all the time. Some of us can’t leave home without it. And more than likely you are looking down at one right now.
It’s your smartphone. But looking down at it all day long could be bad for your health.
The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight... [Read the full story]
A Message To ALL AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLICE OFFICERS.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I carried a badge for over 10 years and I was trained by some of the top Marshals and Police Detectives in the field. I attended multiple academies and held various certifications and licenses. I have been an impact team leader in high-risk environments, a task force commander, a crime prevention specialist, a detective and a classroom instructor. I have trained dozens of men and... [Read the full story]
No Guts, No Glory: “Four” Ways to Ensure Fear of Risk Won’t Hold You Back.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Risk. It’s a word that strikes fear in the collective hearts and minds of those who are understandably reticent to get out of their comfort zone and take those barrier-busting leaps of faith. However, for me, the word “risk” evokes a sense of excitement. Of limitless possibility. It reminds me of the famously insightful notion to “go out on a limb, because that’s where the... [Read the full story]
The Ole GOP’s Acting-the-Fool Dynamic.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding.
Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today’s Republican Party.
February was a great month for those who think the GOP has become a dustbin of ideological extremists with no commitment to actually getting things done in Washington, elected officials easily... [Read the full story]
Top 10 Career Areas Students Want to Be In.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Even if you are still studying, it is definitely a good thing if you already know your career pathway. Where do you see yourself after graduation? What kind of career you want to have? As millions of students are about to graduate this, many want to know the top career areas students want to be in.
Based on the data provided by College Factual and Payscale, here are the top 10 career... [Read the full story]
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]
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