2015 March : ThyBlackMan

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Women Believe In Your Man.

March 24, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Today as a veteran family and relationship counselor, mediator and life coach, I see all kinds of things you would not believe – or maybe you would, What I see all too often from African American women (and my next article will speak about men) is the lack of support they provide for the African American man of their choice.... [Read more...]

My final thoughts on Fox’s “Empire”, then I’m done.

March 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Ent., News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of the most interesting topics of conversation in my life over the last few days has been the hit Fox show, “Empire.”  I confess that I haven’t been comfortable with the show from its inception, and I’m extremely uncomfortable with its director, Lee Daniels.  Anyone who does some research into Daniels’ background... [Read more...]

Blacks Are in Denial About Ole Obama.

March 24, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last week I couldn’t help but watch with sadness the National Urban League’s annual “State of Black America” report being released at a press conference.  This was their 39th annual report.  According to their press release, “it has become the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around... [Read more...]

3 Black Republicans’ Race to the Bottom.

March 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem – an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism – that causes Republicans of high and low status to say or do things that range from the silly to the vicious. I concluded in part that because these things largely... [Read more...]

Rahm Emanuel: The Chicago Reckoning.

March 23, 2015 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Why is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a neck and neck run-off for re-election? He enjoys national press attention, advertises the endorsement of hometown favorite, President Obama, brandishes a $30 million-plus campaign war chest, largely funded by 100 or so major donors, and mobilizes wall-to-wall advertising and a professional... [Read more...]

No One Wins In Bullying.

March 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (No One Wins In Bullying ) Bullying, harassment and violence has understandably created a need for clarification on what bullying is and a priority to stop it. The personal accounts of bullying and cyberbullying, hospital records, police reports, investigations by the State Attorney’s Office and videos taken of violence inflicted by teens in... [Read more...]

12 Proactive Keys To Getting Better Grades.

March 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) All of us are students in life and we will be for the rest of our lives. We are always learning (or we should be). We are always making mistakes, the necessary ones and the avoidable one. But today our academic system in this country is far below what it should be. There is no simple single solution because the problem is complex,... [Read more...]

The role of social media in accelerating a revolution.

March 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Politics, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Working toward your degree in public administration today means that you have real time access to important examples of the challenges and rewards associated with modern public leadership. Protests and uprisings across the world offer insight into the changing relationship between leaders and the public worldwide. There is no... [Read more...]

I Just Don’t Understand Why White People Want to Use the Ole N-Word.

March 22, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, Lindsay Lohan made news for tweeting the n-word. I’ve been told that she was tweeting one of Kanye West’s lyrics. Madonna, whom I adored as my own personal cone bra’d freedom fighter since middle school, also had a similar social media debacle. Kanye using this word in a song doesn’t take away... [Read more...]

Own Your Part.

March 22, 2015 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I went through the most difficult challenge of my life, I made these five commitments that helped me come back better and not bitter. I shared them in a subsequent book, Where Will You Go From Here? Moving forward when life doesn’t go as planned. I will not feel sorry for myself. I will not stare at the closed door. I... [Read more...]

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