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Taxes 2011: 3 Quick Tax Tips to Avoid IRS Hassles During Tax Season…

February 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Even though most people consider tax season to be a major pain, there are some basic ways to ease your tax frustrations — lowering the amount you fork over to Uncle Sam, and warding off potential tax problems in the process. Here are 3 quick tax tips to help you accomplish all these things for the 2011 tax season: 1. Don’t... [Read more...]

The Worst Credit Cards for Your Wallet… (African-American)

February 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) What do you prefer, paper or plastic? We’re talking cash or credit cards and if you’re like most Americans you have at least one card in your wallet that you use on a regular basis. But don’t let that alluring little piece of plastic put you in the poor house. CNN lists a few cards that are about as bad for... [Read more...]

Sleep is fundamental…

February 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Health, Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Lately, I’ve encountered numerous requests form people asking for “something to help me sleep”. This made me take a closer look, and I realized how many of us are not getting enough sleep. If you regularly get less sleep than your brain requires, then you are, by definition, sleep deprived. Scientists have yet to determine... [Read more...]

How To Be a Good Brother…

February 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Some of us are born to be big brothers or the eldest among the siblings. Some are born the youngest. Some are born the proverbial middle child. Regardless of birth order, being a brother often entails a big responsibility, especially if you are the eldest. Most of the time, you should set good examples.  Unfortunately, even... [Read more...]

Six Essentials for Making Discipline Work in Your Home…

February 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, Misc., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When it comes to discipline, our kids probably don’t know that, in many ways, we parents are making it up as we go along. Each child has a different personality, and along with it a unique twist on the discipline issue. But, here’s what I tell parents all the time: “Get on the same page.” As a couple, you need to use... [Read more...]

Why 2010 was a bad year for black films…

February 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In late 2009 there was every reason to believe we were on the cusp of a banner year for black films. Precious, despite some outspoken detractors, was a bonafide critical and (albeit modest) commercial success. That March, the film took home well-deserved best supporting actress and even more rare (for an African-American) screenplay... [Read more...]

Dating Tips for the Modern Man…

February 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’m a relationship coach, so any time I meet someone new, I have to ask “Are you seeing any one?” Some people cringe when I ask this, as the pain of a recent break up crosses their face. Others roll their eyes, exhausted at the thought of having to talk about their endless quest for love and the unlimited number... [Read more...]

Handling Power Struggles: The Gift of Stress…

February 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Misc., News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In every relationship you will get stressed, and that stress is a gift. It’s a gift because it’s here to tell you that something is wrong, and you need to get to work to figure it out. According to Zohar Adner, author of ‘The Gift of Stress,’ “We crave control… when our current situation doesn’t... [Read more...]

Turn off the Technology and Turn on Each Other…

February 26, 2011 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Are you living a high tech lifestyle? Are you plugged into the internet 24/7? Do you update your Facebook status several times a day? Must you tweet your every move? Has your BlackBerry become an extension of your arm? Do you blame work every time you take a hit of tech speed? With the lack of boundaries placed upon our relationships... [Read more...]

Was the Obama Administration Motown Event Insulting to Black People?

February 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Black History, Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I have the interesting privilege of being on an email list owned by the White House. Whenever the administration holds an event that they believe to be of interest to African Americans in media, they shoot out an email to all of us. This week, at least two times in my email inbox, there was a message from the White House bragging... [Read more...]

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