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After Years of Violence, I Chose to Make Peace My Lifestyle.

June 30, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I have known violence much of my life. As I have spent the past six to eight months writing and rewriting my 12th book, a memoir from my childhood to the present, it has painfully and uncomfortably reminded me how violence is so much a part of our lives, even when we do not realize it. There was my childhood of ugly physical... [Read more...]

Secrets Of The Deflecting Sisterhood.

June 30, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As we know the Sisters of Deflection roll deep! In order to become a deflector, here are some roles one must master. 1. The Coy Manipulator- Coy is is defined as: (Especially with reference to a woman) making a pretense of shyness or modesty that is intended to be alluring. *using coy tricks to attract attention* As women, ... [Read more...]

Skin Whitening: Independence from Racial Pigeonholing.

June 30, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Skin bleaching has grown increasingly common among celebrities, and the general populace is following suit.  Traditionally skin whitening has been viewed as originating from a feeling of self-hate and a desire to appear as someone else.  This in combination with the negative health consequences of skin whitening has given the... [Read more...]

The Ten Commandments Of Black Economic Empowerment.

June 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’ve taught Finance at the college level for over 20 years.  I also learned more about Finance by the age of 25 than most experts learn in a lifetime.  But one of the funny things about stuffing all of this knowledge into my brain is that I found that being forced to align a series of very complex ideas almost always... [Read more...]

Be Yourself – 5 Ways to Bring Out Your Best You!

June 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In recent conversations, the theme “be you” came up several times.  And when themes emerge, I always like to seek the lesson for myself and eventually share it with you.  If you feel like sometimes you struggle with saying what you mean, doing what you love or relaxing around certain people, then this week’s... [Read more...]

Remembering Michael Jackson 5 years later?.

June 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The summer of 2009 will always occupy a permanent space in my heart and soul. I was a rising senior in high school and during that summer, I lost 25 pounds playing basketball with friends and family, and also had my high school sweetheart by my side. I went to Atlanta, Georgia and Montego Bay, Jamaica where I vacationed with... [Read more...]

From Jack Johnson To Joe Louis To Muhammad Ali.

June 28, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On the eve of the Viet Nam War, Malcolm X declared, “[As] long as the white man sent you to Korea, you bled. He sent you to Germany, you bled. He sent you to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese, you bled. You bleed for white people. But when it comes time to seeing your own churches being bombed and little black girls being... [Read more...]

Starting A Relationship Is Like Starting A Business And Black People Are Failing At Both.

June 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I wrote my book, Financial Lovemaking, I did it because I found that there are a huge number of similarities between money and love.   So, when teaching Finance to my students at Syracuse University, I would often explain financial concepts to them in ways that related to their day-to-day lives, not just the humdrum stuff... [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Reverse Ghetto Fabulous Money Management.

June 27, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Liberal’s love living the American Dream, they just can’t afford for their constituent’s to know it. Hillary Clinton is determined to convince people that she knows what it’s like to struggle to earn a living; Joe Biden and Michelle Obama have jumped on the bandwagon as well. They don’t realize that... [Read more...]

Ann Coulter, Have a Latte.

June 27, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am a big sports fan. I have been since I realized in middle school that in spite of having speed to burn, my height would most probably prohibit me from even being invited to actively participate in organized team sports. Tall and slow was far preferable to short and quick back then. I love football. My favorite college football... [Read more...]

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