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How Can Parents Help With Violence Prevention In Urban America?

July 31, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Violence seems to be on an un-ending streak in cities such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit.  Parents would do well to partner with successful gang intervention groups such as CeaseFire. The organization has won national acclaim and accolades as a viable gang intermediary.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has recently... [Read more...]

Floyd Mayweather Jr, 50 Cent – Same as Tupac/Mike Tyson Friendship?

July 31, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) You may have read about the decision of the rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) to jump into the fight promotions business.   Observers are stating that it is a strong possibility that 50 Cent made this move so that he could work with one of his best friends, World Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.  Yeah Floyd Mayweather Jr.... [Read more...]

Tavis Smiley – Poverty is the New Slavery!

July 30, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A new report released this week shows that poverty is the worst that it’s been since 1965.  The typically embattled Tavis Smiley spoke to the issue this week on CBS, stating that we should all be concerned about the problem, and not just in a fleeting sense.  According to Tavis Smiley, poverty is the new slavery, and with... [Read more...]

OJ Murdock, Another NFL Player Commits Suicide – A Trend?

July 30, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In what some think might be a disturbing trend, a fifth NFL player has committed suicide in the last two years.  OJ Murdock of the Tennessee Titans becomes the latest athlete to kill himself, setting off alarm bells for those who worry that the mental health of NFL athletes is increasingly deteriorated due to a variety of factors,... [Read more...]

Ok, No One is Going to Feel Sorry for You About Racism.

July 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This is a note to parents, adults and anyone who cares anything about the future of the black community:  We’ve got to teach our kids how to get out there and hustle.  What I mean is that in this world, racism is going to always be an obstacle, but it can’t slow you down if you are a determined human being.  Also, we live... [Read more...]

Louis Farrakhan – Speaks on Hatred, President Obama, etc.

July 30, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Minister Louis Farrkhan, never a man to keep his words to himself, spoke about the hatred being spewed toward President Barack Obama and his family.  He goes on to contextualize how this hatred is built from historical resentment of African Americans who either fail to “know their place” or demand that they be placed in... [Read more...]

Facebook, Hate on Social Media Against President Obama All time high.

July 30, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The legion of web sites, bloggers, talk show jocks, and the occasional GOP official that has teed off on President Obama and at times Michelle Obama with assorted borderline racist digs, taunts, and depictions  have been relentless. The offensive remarks quickly evoke a storm of outrage, and the offender gets rebuked. This happens... [Read more...]

Illinois denies justice to Jon Burge torture victims.

July 30, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Illinois has a problem like most States it is running short on money. Some of its budget problems include prison overcrowding which is caused mostly by the U.S. Drug War where non-violent offenders are occupying a majority of cells. It also has another prison related budget problem. That problem is that there is a strong possibility... [Read more...]

Black Unemployment Rate Destined To Rise Beyond 14.4 percent!

July 27, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The black unemployment rate and the slowing of U.S. economic growth are linked. The Commerce Department reported recently the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5 percent from April through June, as the consumer cut back on spending. The linkage between black unemployment and the economy has to do with the rate of... [Read more...]

Four Olympic Events – United States Will Win Gold – London Games.

July 27, 2012 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I must admit that I am an unabashed American sports snob. Proud of the Red, White and Blue, I want to see America’s Olympic athletes win gold in every event but know this unfortunately is not possible. What I feel like I do know is that we, Yes I said we, are shoe-ins for gold in four featured events and I would like to... [Read more...]

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