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How Blacks can stop Democrats from taking them for granted…

October 18, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Black voters shouldn’t hand over their votes to the Democrats just because they want Obama to triumph… The Democratic Party is counting on African Americans to show up at the polls for the midterm elections. So far, the party has funneled $2 million to reach out to black voters. That’s eight times more than the Democrats... [Read more...]

Myth of The Super Thug.?..

October 18, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) After arriving in New Orleans nearly a year ago, the lawyer friend who encouraged it repeatedly warned against mispronouncing local street names for fear a super thug would swoop down on me! (lol).   We’ve built inner city “street pirates” ( thanks CF for the term ) into this mythological threat toward whom... [Read more...]

Obama Plays the Race Card, And There’s Nothing Wrong with That…

October 18, 2010 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) President Obama will play the race card when he needs to play it. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. He shouted to a crowd at Bowie State University in Maryland not to make him look bad. The pitch to black voters is to get out in November and vote like your life depends on it. That means voting to save a slew... [Read more...]

Parents Must Confront Their Children Who are Bullies…

October 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If you think I’m one of those folks upset with James Jones — the Florida father who jumped on his daughter’s bus to confront the bullies who were terrorizing his daughter — you’ve got another thing coming. In fact, we should recommend Jones as Father of the Year. Caught on tape, Jones angrily yelled at the children... [Read more...]

Boost Your Kid’s Confidence: 3 Habits to Help Them Avoid…

October 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) School is back in session.  Does your child get great grades or do they struggle to stay motivated because they are struggling to do well?  As a parent, one of the best things you can do is boost your kid’s confidence so they persevere through disappointing test scores or flat-out bad grades.  Research shows that kids who... [Read more...]

Top 10 Rules for Being Productive…

October 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If you’re like most people, you’re “to-do” list rarely gets checked off.  Whether you’re a procrastinator or just have way too much on your plate – or both – here are some simple ways to be more productive and less stressed: 1.  Stop so you can catch up. It is nearly impossible to focus on current projects when... [Read more...]

Don’t Let the Justice System Kill Your Boys…

October 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Syracuse, NY – This week, I got together with a coalition of other concerned citizens and met at the steps of the county courthouse.  We then marched around the jail to fight for the rights of two people of color, Chuniece Patterson and Raul Pinet, both of whom recently died while in police custody.  The march and the... [Read more...]

Special Education For Beginners: A Crash Course For Black Parents…

October 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet  (ThyBlackMan.com) Special education has become a sensationalized buzzword in many Black community and education circles. Far too often Black parents rush in to schools get “services” that they feel will best serve their child’s interests, but not knowing the full ramifications of their actions. Understand this, special education... [Read more...]

Has Farrakhan’s stock fallen in the black community?

October 16, 2010 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It was vintage Louis Farrakhan. The controversial Nation of Islam leader delivered a free-wheeling, take no prisoners speech at the sold out Atlanta Civic Center speech on June 26 to a wildly cheering audience. He knocked Jews for allegedly controlling the entertainment industry, and lambasted black athletes and entertainers... [Read more...]

Olympic champion, Civil Rights hero Tommie Smith falls into a familiar money trap?

October 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Perhaps we should start becoming players and to stop finding creative ways to get played… My head cocked to the side just a bit when I heard the news about Olympic Champion Tommie Smith deciding to auction off his gold medal from the 1968 Olympics. Tommie, of “black fist” fame, led one of the most significant protests... [Read more...]

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