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Black by Choice…

April 15, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) President Obama created a bit of a stir in early April when he completed his Census form. In response to the question about racial identity the president indicated he was “Black, African American or Negro.” Despite having been born of a white mother and raised in part by white  grandparents, Obama chose to identify... [Read more...]

The Differences Between Debt Management Firms and Debt Settlement Companies…

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) With the average U.S. household owing more than $10,000 in credit card debt, it’s no surprise that millions of consumers are turning to debt management companies or debt settlement firms to become debt free. However, there are enormous differences between these two types of organizations. A good debt management company,... [Read more...]

The Bridge: Fighting Words…

April 14, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The biggest mistake is in believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation – or a relationship.  –Deborah Tannen *Remember the communication model we learned about in high school? Well, it’s amazing how many people obviously ignored it, or just mentally went out to lunch during the lesson. ... [Read more...]

Is President Obama’s Agenda Also a Black Agenda? Well, it Depends…

April 8, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are many across America wondering if President Barack Obama has the guts to put together an agenda for black America. The constant conversation about The Black Agenda, and what it means, has led to crucial divides in the African American community, creating camps between the Tavis Smiley crew and those who agree with Al... [Read more...]

Why Aren’t Black Men Graduating From College?

April 7, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last week, the American Council on Education issued a report on the state of black males in the higher education system.  The report reveals some interesting and disturbing trends.  It turns out that black men are graduating from college at a rate which lags significantly behind other ethnic groups. When determining graduation... [Read more...]

5 Ways to Move Into Your New Season…

April 7, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are few things more frustrating that remaining stuck in the old when it’s time to embrace something new.  Sometimes the new thing is an inevitable change or transition, whether it was something you wanted or something that was thrust upon you. At other times, your new season is a goal you’ve been working towards,... [Read more...]

An open letter to black America…

April 7, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Dear Black America, This 42nd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an opportune moment to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go. It calls us to reconsider the words Dr. King gave us at the end of his life, when he said that we need “a radical revolution of values.”... [Read more...]

Changing Tiger’s Stripes…

April 6, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Wouldn’t it be something if a contrite and chastened Woods became a poster boy for fidelity? Wouldn’t it be something if a contrite and chastened Woods became a poster boy for fidelity? Four months, one week and four days after the National Enquirer reported he was having an affair with Rachel Uchitel–initiating... [Read more...]

Can Black Conservatives Revive A Dying Philosophy??

April 6, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Conservatism is a dead philosophy, at least to these jaundiced eyes. Another zombie is Liberalism but it at least has enough visual diversity to lend it the illusion of broad appeal. Both have become burdens that have outlived their usefulness despite herculean efforts by supporters. Somewhere amid rhetorical grunts and political... [Read more...]

Stopping HIV/AIDS in the Black Community…

April 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Health, Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Over the last decade the prevalence of HIV infection in the United States has reached new highs and now rivals the numbers we see in sub-saharan Africa. According to Wafaa M. El-Sadr,  director of the International Center for Aids Care and Treatment at Columbia University, more than half a million Americans became infected... [Read more...]

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