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Saturday, July 23, 2016


Call Me Mister: A Brighter Future for Male Teachers.

July 15, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The “Call Me Mister” program started at Clemson University 15 years ago, created from a mission and vision to inspire men of diverse cultural backgrounds to enter into education. To be the educators that children of color and culture and diverse backgrounds need to see to inspire educational success, cultural pride,... [Read more...]

Applying the Wisdom of Wole Soyinka to African Americans.

July 8, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The writings of Wole Soyinka have inspired millions in Africa and around the world. He is the first African to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in literature and started a literary movement that energized a continent and sought to change a nation. He has inspired those that love the diversity of writing, not just personal stories,... [Read more...]

10 Biggest Lies About Black Males And Academic Success In America.

July 6, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) When I was a kid in special ed, I remember the female suburban teachers from my early elementary school days telling my grandma that “I wasn’t as smart as the suburban kids who looked like them” and boy did I prove them wrong 20 years ago when my grades got better to make my first A-B Honor Roll that following... [Read more...]

Translation in Today’s World.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In the world of 21st century where 7.25 billion people reside, where 8,313 cultures live together, when there are about 50,000 cities comprising of 7 continents each connected to each other by the 5 great oceans and where people speak 6,909 distinct languages the importance of communication for the harmonious, peaceful living... [Read more...]

180 Day School Year What’s Your ‘Xcuse.

June 25, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a nation.” Nelson Mandela The school year is 180 days of educational growth,... [Read more...]

Preventing Crime In The Black Community Conference.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This year’s conference provided dynamic content that was presented by energetic women and men, speakers from diverse walks of life, professions, economic and educational backgrounds. The information shared was relevant to the experiences that the teens and young adults experience on a daily basis. The teens and young adults... [Read more...]

Education as an Elitist Divide: Who Cares About our Schools in Any Election?

June 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) America’s compulsory school system  was never intended to actually educate its citizens. Government sponsored education has been implemented for thousands of years, though it was the efficiency and results from the Prussians in the 19th century that America adopted. Prussia was the first to successfully implement this universal... [Read more...]

Putting Your Teen on the Right Educational Track.

June 22, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Teen years are tough enough on kids (and parents, too) without adding the pressure of getting good grades and being focused on a path that will lead to a fulfilling career. For some it’s not that hard to get into trouble on the way, particularly if you add in a learning disability or emotional or behavioral issues. The challenge... [Read more...]

We Need To Support All Girls Like Natalie and Taylor.

June 13, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Black girls need to know that they matter. They need to see examples of success, leadership, achievement, sisterhood, compassion, humanitarianism, in abundance so that they can gain confidence in their ability to become their best and greatest selves.” Black Girls Rock Inc. Founder Beverly Bond The upcoming gathering of... [Read more...]

“5” Things that The Republican Party Gets Totally Wrong about Race.

June 13, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) While there is no denying that Donald Trump has had a terrible past couple of weeks with his dogged focus on some obscure federal judge in San Diego, I think Trump can right the ship, but he has an extremely narrow window to do so. I will deal with that in a future column. This controversy with Donald Trump and the judge has... [Read more...]

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