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Friday, April 18, 2014


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...]

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...]

Comedian Bill Maher Says Ncaa Gets Rich From Unpaid Black People.

March 24, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Leave it to comedian Bill Maher to inject humor into the truth in such a way that it accelerates the bite on those who are trying to find the opposite side of the argument.  Bill Maher goes over the top at times and there are cases where he’s even been borderline insulting to black people.  But in a recent tweet about the... [Read more...]

Five Reasons Why March Madness Is A Racist Exploitative Lie.

March 21, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) March Madness is a wonderful time of the year for sports fans.  The excitement of young players fighting hard to advance their schools in the tournament can be intoxicating to the viewer.  The game of basketball is like a religion to some, especially in my home state of Kentucky, where I taught Calculus at The University of... [Read more...]

Praiseworthy: Danny Manning’s legacy grows by taking Tulsa to ‘Big Dance’.

March 17, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Danny Manning knows a thing or two about the NCAA Basketball Tournament (aka “The Big Dance”). In 1988 as a senior at Kansas University, Manning and an upstart team coached by Larry Brown danced all the way to the Division I title.  That squad was often referred to as “Danny and The Miracles” because the other players... [Read more...]

Ten Disgusting Reasons Many Athletes And Entertainers Go Broke.

March 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Money, News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Many of us saw the ESPN 30-for-30 episode called “Broke.”  This was a tragic and borderline comedic display of professional athletes who’ve gone from riches to rags in no time flat.  These stories make me sad because, despite the lessons we’ve learned from the past, we will continue to make the same mistakes going forward. We... [Read more...]

Praiseworthy: Nolan Richardson’s triumph is part of March Madness lore.

March 12, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) March is a wild and magical time for college basketball fans and 20 years ago this time of year belonged to Nolan Richardson, when his Arkansas Razorbacks won the 1994 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I title.  In capturing the crown with a 76-72, triumph over fabled Duke University, Richardson... [Read more...]

Antonio Cromartie, Let’s be real: Sloppy parents hurt us more than George Zimmerman ever could.

March 11, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I wanted to share a very quick thought about a conversation I had this morning. Someone got mad at me for saying this, but I stand by it till the end: Men who have lots of kids with lots of women damage the black community as much or more than George Zimmerman (we were talking about Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who has... [Read more...]

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