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New study shows pain of incarceration for black families…

September 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Hamedah Hasan, a devoted mother of three, fled a physically abusive relationship and sought shelter with her cousin. Hamedah’s primary goal was to provide a safe living environment for herself and her three children. After several months of living with her cousin, he began asking her to run minor errands for his drug operation.... [Read more...]

If Blacks Unified, Who’d Need Either Party?

September 30, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Saturday promises to be a busy day for Hilary Shelton. That’s when the director of the NAACP’s Washington, D.C. bureau will attend the “One Nation Working Together” march. Yeah, the folks on the left side of the political spectrum are getting their turn at bat, and it looks like they’ll have a lot to say. Shelton,... [Read more...]

Ending Black Fatherlessness Should Be a Priority…

September 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Nearly a decade ago, Charles Barkley made it known that all he wanted to do for his fans was play ball for them – and not play daddy to their children. Said Sir Charles: “I’m not a role model … just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” To some, Barkley’s remark was heavier on... [Read more...]

Why Do Black Athletes Seem to Go Broke?

September 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am participating with MSN in a project called “The Invested Life.” The program represents the launch of a series of web-based episodes that teach the fundamentals of investing to regular, everyday people. I’ve worked on the show for months, and I’ll be engaged in the project for the rest of the year.... [Read more...]

Black Quarterbacks Are Almost Ho-Hum…

September 30, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are signs that equal opportunity has finally reached the most glamorous — and racially charged — position in professional football… Here’s a good measuring stick for progress in the National Football League: The league not only welcomes African-American quarterbacks who are good to great but even... [Read more...]

10 ways education reform can begin at home…

September 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, Fatherhood, Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There is (rightly) so much discussion this week about how we, as Americans, can make the education system better for our children. Parents, let me remind you, we are the front line for our children and their education. The change starts with us. In that vein, here are some ways you can advocate for a better education for your... [Read more...]

Gang Green: Trying To Sway the Court of Public Opinion…

September 29, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Even with Roger “No Nonsense” Goodell at the helm of the National Football league (after having succeeded Paul Tagliabue back in 2006), rehabilitated players now making the best of their second changes and initiatives like “NFL Cares” and other league affiliated service organizations making a difference in the lives... [Read more...]

Joblessness, Discrimination, and Black Poverty…

September 29, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The African-American poverty rate rose to 25.8 percent in 2009. That the poverty rate would increase from 2008 to 2009 was not a surprise. Black workers lost jobs in 2009. When blacks lose work black poverty increases. Alternatively, when blacks find work poverty declines. The highest employment rate for African Americans on... [Read more...]

The N-Word: The Indoctrination Process and Overcoming Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome…

September 29, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Plantation owners, overseers, merchants, bankers – all of those who were benefactors of the American enslavement of black people – had a huge stake in eliminating the true identity of the newly-arrived Africans. These benefactors knew that in order for their scheme to be completely effective, they would have to maintain... [Read more...]

Where did all the black male teachers go?

September 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced TEACH, a national campaign to increase the number of African-American and Latino males being prepared as PK-12 classroom teachers. Nearly 40 percent of public school students are African-American or Latino. In many school districts this statistic hovers above 90 percent. Yet,... [Read more...]

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