Black Students, Education and their peers.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the “huge disparity is not caused by differences in children; it’s caused by differences... [Read the full story]
The True Story Of The Greatest And Most Notorious High School Football Team In American History – The 1988 Carter High School Football Team.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I saw a film this morning about The 5A Texas High School Football Champions, The 1988 Carter High School Football Team called “Carter High”.
Of all the dominant and talented high school football teams that I’ve personally seen over the years here in Alabama from the 2000s Hoover High School Football Teams and even the Lee High School football teams from the 1980s... [Read the full story]
Are Black Men still Heads of Household?
(ThyBlackMan.com) The phrase “head of household” is used by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to describe an unmarried person who pays more than 50% of the costs of keeping up a home. In a marriage, this expression doesn’t apply for tax purposes, but it still has significant meaning for many Black couples who try to define the order of their relationship. Some men desire to be in... [Read the full story]
How Physical Violence In The Home Emotionally And Psychologically Harms Urban Kids In America.
(ThyBlackMan.com) In many urban areas across the country, particularly here in The South, urban kids are more likely to be harmed by in many cases their mother’s boyfriends than cops, teachers, or even vigilantes.
What’s even more disturbing to me is that the vast majority of urban parents in this country support corporal punishment to “better their kids” when in fact, it often... [Read the full story]
Black Businesses & Black People, Do we love ourselves?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Our greatest challenge as a people is to love and value ourselves. Self-love is the key and necessary factor for loving others and being willing to work with them, share with them, and trust them. We fall short on self-love in that we help, support, and advocate for others over ourselves. We trust others more than we trust our own people; we help them create wealth without creating... [Read the full story]
Do Black Men want to get married?
(ThyBlackMan.com) In the 21st century, the process of dating and being in a relationship has changed drastically from what is has been. Once upon a time, sophisticated courting, chivalry and “taking it slow” was the norm for those dating. Now, dating consists of following each other on all social media sites, hanging out at each other’s houses instead of going on actual dates, and falling in... [Read the full story]
Mr. President Donald Trump, What If It Was Your Mama?
(ThyBlackMan.com) During the summer before the election, then-presidential nominee Donald Trump, added this message to his speeches: “You’re living in poverty; your schools are no good; you have no jobs; 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”
It was an attempt to appeal to Black voters.
Needless to say, this was an unusual way of trying to expand his political... [Read the full story]
Crackhead vs. Crackhead.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The other day, my neighborhood celebrated its 50th birthday. It’s a poverty-stricken, low-income, crime ridden community; yet, they believe that they’re entitled to celebrate their milestones just as well as other places.
The highpoint of the get-together is the annual fight when two druggies engage in a fierce argument about their respective addiction(s). One crack fiend is... [Read the full story]
Repeal And Replace Obamacare.
(ThyBlackMan.com) When it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare, defenders of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic law constantly ask, “What about those with pre-existing illnesses?”
After all, the most popular feature of Obamacare is that it prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage because an applicant has a pre-existing illness. And President Donald Trump and House Speaker... [Read the full story]
Understanding the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.
(ThyBlackMan.com) We are in a teaching on a new and better covenant, and in this we need to understand the priesthood of Jesus Christ. We have a High Priest that covers us, who allows us to come out and do what we do in the church. A priest oversees the work of the temple. There are three significant things concerning the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
First, we must realize we were chosen before... [Read the full story]
Will Colin Kaepernick become the next Craig Hodges?
(ThyBlackMan.com) One of the most high profile names of the 2016 NFL season remains a free agent in 2017. Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, became the face of the season long discussion about NFL protests of the National Anthem during the 2016 NFL season. His actions of kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem and his words regarding his protesting police brutality... [Read the full story]
(ThyBlackMan.com) Fifty-one years ago, on March 24, 1966, the United States Supreme Court struck down the last poll taxes in this country. It was a victory for the American people and for the case’s lead plaintiff, Annie A. Harper, an elderly African-American woman who could not afford to pay Virginia’s poll tax to cast her ballot.
That spring, it looked like the United States was on its way towards... [Read the full story]
How to Invest in Yourself.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Investing in yourself means legitimately improving your ability to produce greater value for others within your area of expertise, and decreasing your risk of financial loss. There are many ways to invest in yourself, but they can be narrowed down into four categories:
1. Personal Growth: Gaining clarity and focus on your values and purpose; increasing your personal knowledge and... [Read the full story]
Was Barack Obama The First Jewish President?
(ThyBlackMan.com) THE question in the title of the article is not my own but was made at the time of OBAMA’S first presidential election and oddly it was made by several JEWISH publications , the ISRAELI newspaper HARRETZ boldly stated at the time in a article titled SOME CHICAGO JEWS SAY OBAMA IS ACTUALLY THE FIRST JEWISH PRESIDENT, DATED 11/13/2008 http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/features/some-chicago-jews-say-obama-is-actually-the-first-jewish-president-1.257204... [Read the full story]
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