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5 Reasons Black Men Havent Advanced Over The Last 40 Years.

July 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Brother Talk, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) According to a recent study conducted at The University of Chicago, African American males haven’t advanced in American society one bit since 1971.   The researchers used a variety of socio-economic indicators to arrive at their conclusions, and their work has credibility, since U. Chicago is among the world’s leaders in... [Read more...]

How A Baller Left His Children Broke Begging And Homeless.

July 21, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was thinking this morning about someone I know who was a drug dealer with a lot of money. He took pictures on Facebook with hands full of cash and had “all gold everything”: Teeth, chains, rings, etc.  He also tried to be a good father.  He took pictures with his kids and did what he could to take care of them.  Whether... [Read more...]

Divide and Rule, Immigration, and Ethnic Conflict.

July 18, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Aside from historical revisionism, the favorite tactic of white supremacists and white imperialists is divide and rule. Nothing makes white supremacists more eupeptic than pitting ethnic and racial groups against each other in order to effortlessly control them and maintain social power. In colonial Africa, divide and rule was... [Read more...]

The New Sundown Towns and Racism in Modern America.

July 16, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Sundown towns are not part of Americans’ discourse on race relations, despite the fact that they form a foundational aspect of it. It seems that our linear, historical narrative of American history has confined “racism in America” to the deep South and the years of Jim Crow laws. In short, we have come to think that racism... [Read more...]

The Prostitution of Motherhood: “The Child Support Hustle.”

July 16, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’m sure anyone who is reading this blog is familiar with the phrase, “YOU ARE THE FATHER!!” A phrase made popular by daytime talk show host Maury Povich, who has reinvented himself in the talk show world in becoming the “Father of the Polygraph,” both figuratively and literally. In one of the longest running daytime... [Read more...]

Nature Knows No Colorline.

July 16, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) At the 1895 South Carolina Constitutional Convention Congressman George Tillman declared, “It is a scientific fact that there is not one full blooded Caucasian on the floor of this convention. Every member has in him a certain mixture of….colored blood.” Nonetheless, the delegates proceeded to ratify a series of measures... [Read more...]

Barbershop vs. Do The Right Thing.

July 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Each movie chronicles the day in the life of a Black neighborhood. One from the point of view of the goings in a pizza parlor, the other from the perspective of the happenings in a barbershop. The pizza parlor, an Italian American enterprise, has one Black employee and he is the lowest man on the totem pole, the delivery boy.... [Read more...]

How to Get Your Business Financed – Part 1: Are You Even Ready to Get Funded?

July 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Are you even ready to get funded? As a former business lender for one of the largest banks in the nation I can answer that question.  The question for most entrepreneurs is a big fat NO, you are not ready to get funded.  In my love hate relationship with entrepreneurs (mostly love, like 97.2% love) I have noticed a trend. ... [Read more...]

Landmark HIV Recommendation by The World Health Organization.

July 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg states, “every year approximately 50,000 U.S. adults and adolescents are diagnosed with HIV.”  Contrary to popular belief, HIV still remains an epidemic within the US, and while the ability to treat the disease has increased with time, there is still no cure.  This has led to the desire... [Read more...]

Nothing Essential About Essence Magazine.

July 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I wrote a column three years ago titled, “Black Women No Longer Have Their Essence.” My point was that Essence, the pre-eminent magazine for Black women, had become irrelevant and an embarrassment to the Black community. Unfortunately, Essence has continued its decent into irrelevancy. For 20 years, Essence has sponsored... [Read more...]

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