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Monday, April 21, 2014


‘Hammerin’ Hank’ Aaron Slugs it Out with President Obama Attackers.

April 19, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Major League Baseball’s home run king, Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron has just knocked another one out of the park.  But this time, Aaron wasn’t on a baseball diamond.  Aaron stood up boldly on the national stage and blasted a political homerun against Republicans who have made a sport of attacking President Obama. In a recent... [Read more...]

Crisis in Education.

April 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We may as well call it “Edu-pay-tion,” as far as many prospective students are concerned. The cost of a college degree has risen 1120% since 1978, but wages have increased a mere 6% during that same period. The national collective college debt is more than $1 trillion! We have college grads mired in $29,000 of debt, on average,... [Read more...]

Single, successful Black woman, where art thou?

April 15, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I heard a child the other day ask his mother why Donald Duck comes out of the shower with a towel on? “Ducks live in the water. Why do they need showers?” she asked. I thought it was insightful, and funny, that a little kid who couldn’t have been more than 7 years old would be sharp enough to ask a question like that.  Likewise... [Read more...]

AKA 2014 Youth Summit: A Success In Learning?.

April 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The summit to educate, encourage and engage over several hundred youth attending the “Talk It Out” Summit was an overwhelming success in Jacksonville, Florida.   Building of leaders is what Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Inc. does well in its national and international sorority. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s... [Read more...]

Consciously choosing a black woman.

April 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Brother Talk, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I used to cringe every time I heard a black woman cry about a black man they saw with someone from a different ethnic group. It used to literally make me nauseas because, to me, it assumed that just because people have the same outside wrapping means that they’re automatically supposed to be a match. The simplicity of such... [Read more...]

Stephen A. Smith Please Dont Defend Kobe Bryants Ignorance.

March 31, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’ve always loved Stephen A. Smith.  His energy, intellect and instinct as a sports analyst is second-to-none.  I also appreciate the fact that every time I was on Stephen’s Show (“Quite Frankly, which ESPN should never have taken off the air), he always treated me with decency and respect.   I appreciated his show... [Read more...]

“The Untouchables”; Starring Black Women.

March 31, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Sista Talk, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of the definitions of untouchable is: beyond criticism, control, or suspicion. As Black Women we have a tendency to think that we are beyond criticism, and when we are justifiably criticized we scream that we are being attacked, but have no problem verbally attacking Black Men, and because the Black Woman is so rebellious... [Read more...]

Boondocks Creator Aaron McGruder Explains Why He Left Sort Of.

March 30, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I don’t go out of my way to meet very many people.  I’m not sure if this makes me anti-social or not, but it’s just a fact.  In the course of my work, I’ve been blessed with the chance to bump into some extraordinary souls, and brilliant individuals who’ve climbed mountains in their sleep.  But there are few people... [Read more...]

Is It Fair To Compare NBA Kobe Bryant To NFL Oj Simpson.

March 30, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am good friends with former NBA player Etan Thomas.  I consider Etan to be one of the great athletes of our generation not just because he was an outstanding performer on the court, but also because he excels just as much off the court.  His promotion of fatherhood and conscientiousness in the black community is a throwback... [Read more...]

Five Disturbing Observations About Kobe Bryant.

March 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Like the rest of the world, I was stunned to hear Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant argue that it was somehow an unecessary burden for a black man to stand in support of the late Trayvon Martin.  If anything, the Trayvon Martin case brought black people together in ways that we haven’t seen since the death of Dr. Martin... [Read more...]

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