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Sunday, June 26, 2016


180 Day School Year What’s Your ‘Xcuse.

June 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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  
Filed under Education, Fatherhood, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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...]

Celebrating Fatherhood 10 Ways To Be A Better Father.

June 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) There are things that every father needs to know and should modify their behaviors when helping to raise their children whether in the home or not. The actions of fathers have serious effects on their children. The relationships of fathers and their children have lifelong effects on both. A father’s words and actions carry... [Read more...]

The Mainstream Sports Industry – More Harmful Than Helpful To Black Men In America.

June 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I remember when I was a young black boy growing up on Jackson St. back in the 90s, I had very rarely watched any mainstream sports matches on cable TV. And when I did, I hated allowing 3-4 hours of my time being consumed on stuff that really didn’t mean much to me at all. I spent most of my time playing video games like... [Read more...]

Why We Must Never Forget Our “African” Roots.

June 7, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “So Dad has joined the other [ancestors] up there. I feel that they do watch and guide, and I also feel that they join me in the hope that this story of our people can help alleviate the legacies of the fact that preponderantly the histories have been written by the winners.” – Alex Haley, from the conclusion of “Roots:... [Read more...]

Black Community: We Need Literacy Warriors.

June 6, 2016 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Dictionary defines warriors as “a person who fights in battle and is known for having courage and skill.”  In Roots, reimagined Kizzy Kinte tells her dad “Reading is my way of being a warrior, my way of feeling free inside.”  Teaching enslaved people to read and write was illegal in most Southern states, so reading... [Read more...]

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