Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Invisible Man: How A Recent Occurrence With My Students Taught Me So Much About Chivalry (Young Black Males).

July 19, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I guess that it is a good thing to be reminded that being a black man in America comes at an extreme cost to one’s identity. As I have mentioned in this space previously, there are times that I feel like Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Now, I do not want you to think that I am invisible in that people do not notice my physical... [Read more...]

Hip Way to Teach Teens to Drive: From Father to Father.

July 18, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As a father with his oldest child soon hitting the ripe age of 15, I can’t relate more to the stress of teaching your kin how to drive, especially after reading about how a man climbs 110 freeway sign and other CA traffic stories. At this time and age, our children are naturally opposed to authority. They blast rap music,... [Read more...]

4 Signs She’s Not the One.

July 15, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Everyone is looking for love. We want it. There is nothing wrong with that, but sometimes, in the midst of wanting something so badly, we can become blind to red flags that should not be ignored. There is a stigma attached to manhood that wanting to experience a loving relationship and intimacy is not manly. That is so not the... [Read more...]

Women’s Rights – Brothers Beware.

July 11, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Today in the midst of the “Me Too” movement it is becoming increasingly dangerous for men – especially African American men. A simple touch or comment can easily be turned into a charge of sexual harassment, even if the woman never said or indicated the touch or comment was not welcome ahead of time. Law enforcement,... [Read more...]

How Some Black Men React, To Young Black Males Seeking To Court Their Daughters.

July 8, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Most would attribute my evolving worldview regarding young black males to the gradual increase in age and hopefully wisdom, in actuality, these factors are secondary to my inheriting two daughters via marriage. This colossal alteration in my life has naturally forced me to consider and re-evaluate a host of issues that had never... [Read more...]

What The “Royal Wedding” Reveals About “Black Love” In America.

July 7, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I guess that if one applies enough pressure, the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be considered a significant occurrence in Black America. I have watched as many black females of all ages have beamed with pride that Meghan Markle hascaptured the heart of Prince Harry, a happenstance of love. If I did not know... [Read more...]

Time to Celebrate Dads.

July 3, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Father’s Day is a very hard day for me as I miss my father more than I have the words to convey. I try to channel that energy into celebrating fathers and what they mean to community and family. There are so many brothers that are amazing fathers to their children, and children in the community. Some are married, others are... [Read more...]

He Say/She Say: Black Love In 2018.

July 2, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I wish that I could have dismissed the ridiculous assertion as yet another occasion of “Uncle Remus” taking over the spirit of yet another black man. This “Uncle Remus” tale was outlandish as all of the other theories regarding why black women cannot find a “good black man”; however, this one was somehow different,... [Read more...]

Husbands As The Providers?

June 26, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For decades as a marriage, family and relationship counselor, mediator and life coach I have seen more cases than I can count of wives demanding that their husbands provide for the family – and that is Biblically correct. But it is not as simple as that. So today we need to look at the whole picture, not just the parts... [Read more...]

Your Mean Toddler is Not Cute.

June 26, 2018 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We seem to have a serious problem as parents discerning what is cute verses what behaviors need to be corrected in our young children. It is not okay to fix your mouth to talk about rude disrespectful adults when you have a toddler at home that you allow to behave in an un-mannerable way under the protection of “they just... [Read more...]

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