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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


O.J. Simpson is in sports limbo.

August 1, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Approximately 13 million television viewers watched as a Nevada board approved parole for O.J. Simpson over one week ago. Those viewers were fascinated by Simpson as one of the more compelling and controversial public figures of the past quarter century. The highly acclaimed ESPN documentary, “O.J.: Made In America”, which... [Read more...]

Claire Smith’s meaningful baseball breakthrough.

July 26, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This weekend will be an important one in baseball. Former baseball greats Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Iván Rodríguez, along with former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and longtime front office executive Bud Selig will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Two other important contributors, Bill King and Claire Smith,... [Read more...]

O.J. Simpson Has Lost The Juice.

July 25, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Our Constitution is exceptional because the rule of law usurps the rule of man, even when it comes to a murderer like O.J. Simpson. Unless you’re blinded by skin color, you know O.J. Simpson is a murderer. O.J. was found “not guilty” by a jury of his peers in the double-murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her... [Read more...]

Looking For More Man Time? Sports Are The Answer.

July 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Everyone needs a little time alone to de-stress or time with the friends away from the pressures of everyday life, but for guys with multiple responsibilities such as families and work, it can be tough to find activities that serve this function. However, getting back into a sporting activity might just provide the answer. Read... [Read more...]

Blame Game: UnPacking Jay-Z’s “The Story Of O.J.”.

July 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The streets are buzzing about Jay-Z’s latest album 4:44, and in particular the music video for the track “The Story of O.J.” I viewed it. I admit my first impression was that it was dope. I grew up listening to Jay-Z and intently followed, like millions of other fans of hip-hop, his rise to superstardom. I love powerful,... [Read more...]

Hugh Price’s African-American Life: Lessons And Blessings.

July 21, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Hugh Price was the seventh leader (from 1994 through 2002) of the National Urban League, the civil rights organization founded in 1910 to help African American migrants assimilate into urban life, to provide opportunities for urban migrants, and to eliminate segregation in our nation.  Price, an attorney, activist, writer,... [Read more...]

Kyrie Irving Requested A Trade Because LeBron James Hinders Teammates.

July 21, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The narrative has always been that LeBron James is the consummate teammate.. A pass-first small forward who looks to make others better. While it has been the popular opinion amongst your average NBA head, those who know the game of basketball understand that this casual talking point could not be farther from the truth. So... [Read more...]

Why O.J. Simpson Should Be Set Free—And Why It Matters.

July 19, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) O.J. Simpson won’t go away. I posed the question on my Facebook page “Should O.J. be paroled? It drew an avalanche of responses. Even while respondents hotly protested they didn’t care, they still debated, raged, and fumed on the page about him. He still touches a sore nerve. There is, and never will be, any proof that... [Read more...]

New York Knicks are strange NBA standard bearer for front office diversity.

July 19, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The New York Knicks have had a highly unusual 2017 NBA offseason. This summer, former NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson was released as Knicks team president after a volatile, unsuccessful three years in which he publicly criticized longtime All-Star Carmelo Anthony on multiple occasions and considered trading a potential young... [Read more...]

Michael Vick; “First thing we’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair.”

July 18, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Michael Vick offered Colin Kaepernick some unsolicited advice as a guest on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak For Yourself”. After listening to him say, “I really think the stand that he took has nothing to do with him not having a job playing in the National Football League right now.” I was disappointed. Michael Vick was the... [Read more...]

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