The Top Five Mistakes in Thinking Single-Dads Make and What to Do About It.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Every day it seems we hear a litany of stories over the news media about single-dads mired in conflict with the mother of their children. All too often these conflicts end up in assaults and arrests. Such negative outcomes strain the father-child relationship beyond repair and impair our ability to become better men. When we focus on becoming better men, we will become better fathers.... [Read the full story]
Dear Black Men, You Are Not Pro-Black If You Are Not Pro Black Women.
(ThyBlackMan.com) It’s just that simple.
Over the past few days I have gotten into heated arguments with men who have presented and positioned themselves as Pro-Black, yet they find themselves incapable of standing against a Black man who has repeatedly violated Black women.
There is something inherently wrong with your Pro-Blackness if it is a gendered Pro-Blackness incapable of taking stances... [Read the full story]
Million Man March: Justice or Else But Now What?
(ThyBlackMan.com) The march is over. The celebration has ended. The ultimatums have been issued and the challenges have been made. And now that everybody has left Washington and gone home, now what? Do we build coalitions, business partnerships and community relationships that oversee our own problems – and our own solutions? Do we work to stay unified beyond a weekend, work together, police... [Read the full story]
Rihanna Has a Hero: The Delusional Rachel Dolezal.
(ThyBlackMan.com) MsFourFiveSeconds from Wildn A.K.A Rihanna is singing more than hit songs these days. It seems my girl Rihanna is singing hero praises for the sociopath Rachel Dolezal, the N.A.A.C.P chapter president who impersonated the identity of black women claiming that she is “spiritually and metaphysically connected to black culture”.
Rihanna, who will appear on the November cover of Vanity... [Read the full story]
Thy Invisible Black Republican.
(ThyBlackMan.com) I have been asking and will continue to ask, where are the Black Republicans? Race will be one of the top issues in the 2016 elections and none of our presidential campaigns have any Blacks in the media representing their respective campaigns.
Why in the hell do Republicans continue to have white staffers try to address racial issues within the Black community? Are these campaigns... [Read the full story]
Catch A Fire for Reading.
(ThyBlackMan.com) As the school year peeks its head out, the priority to reading and comprehension begins again to show that these two skills are the keys to academic success and advancement. No two skills are the foundation for learning and the continuation of life-long learners than comprehension and reading in children.
Reading cannot wait until Pre-K or even Kindergarten, the skill of reading should... [Read the full story]
Did a Mass Killer Get it Right in Blaming the Media?
(ThyBlackMan.com) “Seems the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.” This is a quote from the Oregon community college shooter, who I will not name. His quote is the reason that Oregon police investigators absolutely refused to name him in statements and interviews. A group of friends, relatives, and parents of the shooter’s victims angrily denounced a local paper... [Read the full story]
A Black Patriot Honors His American Dad.
(ThyBlackMan.com) The Bible promises, “Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest.” Folks, I don’t know about you, but I do grow weary. More pundits are acknowledging that Obama is the worst, evil and radial leftist president in U.S. History. My frustration is no one is stopping him from behaving like a lawless banana republic ruler, transforming our once... [Read the full story]
African-Americans Still Shortchanged in Mortgage Market.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Financial security can often feel like a tug of war with earnings and income on one side and the cost of living and debt on the other. Which side wins can determine whether a household is mired in insurmountable debt or gains the financial ability for a better life.
For many families, the path to that better life is through homeownership. If you’re Black or Latino, however, wanting... [Read the full story]
Premature Black Deaths: The Role of ol American Medicine.
(ThyBlackMan.com) It is unlikely that those of us who work in American medicine spent any time over the past year dwelling on our points of similarity with the police officers who killed unarmed black Americans, or with the Charleston shooter. In the wake of the murders, attention has been focused on the corrosive culture of militarism in our police forces, on the fringe nature of ignorant racism,... [Read the full story]
Drake: bringing authenticity back to Hip-Hop.
(ThyBlackMan.com) Drake appears to be a breath of fresh air when it comes to the attractive music that lures and entrances millions of viewers. Hip hop is a billion dollar magnet that appears to attract every greedy, conniving, amoral capitalistic brother or sister who has a musical bone in his/her body. These rhythmical hip-hop con artists will grab a microphone and blatantly fabricate tall tales... [Read the full story]
Ok, Potential is not power.
(ThyBlackMan.com) This is a follow up to a Blackonomics article from several years ago. It reemphasizes the importance of action over rhetoric, and as we consider this particular time in history and all the financial and intellectual resources among Black people in America, I figure it’s time to revisit the concept of “potential.”
Have you ever heard someone say, “Black people have the potential... [Read the full story]
Raven-Symone Are You Judged By Your Name?
(ThyBlackMan.com) Guys brace yourselves! Our little Olivia Kendall has grown up to be Raven-Symone, a foolout character with fruity colored weaves and a mouth that opens to say things which will leaving wondering if baby girl is smarter than a 5th grader.
Thursday during ABC’s The View segment entitled “Are You Judged By Your Name?”, the opinionated Raven-Symone stated ” I am... [Read the full story]
Kanye West’s Theory of Nothingness.
(ThyBlackMan.com) In this particular literary piece, the author is searching for a unifying account as to how a seemingly intelligent and highly talented artist such as Kanye West could display such unconscionable rude and disrespectful antics toward fellow musicians on, apparently, a regular basis.
Similar to physics, one would have to study matter–Kanye–and his subsequent motion through... [Read the full story]
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