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The New and Improved Michael Vick…

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

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) After serving time for dogfighting, the veteran quarterback brings his considerable talents under control in Philadelphia — and to good effect… Three weeks into the 2010 NFL season, one of the biggest stories is Michael Vick, and this time he’s making headlines for all the right reasons.  Since emerging as... [Read more...]

Why Do African-American Youth Kill Each Other? The Lack of Cultural Alignment…

September 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “A constant diet of hopelessness will ultimately darken their mental skies and make them believe that their future is bleak and they will, therefore, develop the self-destructive behavior patterns so many of our youth currently exhibit.” Na’im Akbar The headline, “Murders of Young Black Men Rise” by Mike Wilkinson... [Read more...]

Bishop Long scandal perpetuates ‘pulpit pimp’ stereotype…

September 28, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Let me preface this by saying that I am pained by the allegations against Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. My prayer is that God would care for the bishop’s family and his church family, Bishop Long’s accusers and their families also. Now that that is out of the way… You’ve got... [Read more...]

Why all Black people should NOT start their own businesses…

September 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Why all Black people should NOT start their own businesses… Copycatting is not a good reason to start your own business. We have enough barbershops and day cares… While entrepreneurship is a viable answer to the economic woes in any community, not everyone of color is capable of starting a viable business of their... [Read more...]

How Bad Does it Have to Get?

September 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If nothing else, Black Americans are resilient. Having survived slavery, Jim Crow and institutional racism, merely existing is to some degree an achievement. What contributed to the perseverance that allowed Blacks to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges was a steadfast determination to gain their birthright as American... [Read more...]

Former NBA Star Pleads Guilty to Fraud: Black Athletes Wake Up…

September 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Former NBA star and Michigan State player Jay Vincent pleaded guilty to two major felonies this week. Both involved his creation of a $2 million scam that was perpetrated on the Internet. The two charges to which Vincent pleaded guilty were mail fraud and filing a false tax return. The charges were filed in federal court in Grand... [Read more...]

Prostate Cancer Screening & Black Men: It’s Not About You, But Then Again…

September 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Health, Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If you’re an African-American male age of 45 and over, and you haven’t had a serious conversation with your doctor about prostate cancer, shame on you. Why? Because getting serious about prostate cancer is really not about you – really, it’s not. Prostate cancer screening is about love and family. It’s... [Read more...]

HBO “The Wire” – Why we’re teaching ‘The Wire’ at Harvard…

September 27, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In our course on urban inequality at Harvard this semester, we want our students to understand the roots of the social conditions in America’s inner cities. To that end, we get some help from Bodie, Stringer Bell, Bubbles and others from HBO’s “The Wire.” Take this scene in a Baltimore housing project... [Read more...]

General Dating Rules For Men…

September 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Ins and Outs of the Dating Game for Guys… You are a guy who is always in a serious relationship. You are a guy who hasn’t dated in years. Or maybe you’re a guy who has never been successful with women. Whatever your situation, there are some common dating rules to follow when venturing into the dating jungle.... [Read more...]

Has the Jesse Jackson brand lost its value?

September 24, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In December, 2008 a stern faced Reverend Jesse Jackson looked directly into a news camera and bluntly told the nation that he was not “an emissary” in the alleged scheme by his son, Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to shell out $1 million in bribe money to disgraced and indicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich... [Read more...]

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