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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Top Five Mistakes in Thinking Single-Dads Make and What to Do About It.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Every day it seems we hear a litany of stories over the news media about single-dads mired in conflict with the mother of their children. All too often these conflicts end up in assaults and arrests. Such negative outcomes strain the father-child relationship beyond repair and impair our ability to become better men. When we... [Read more...]

Five Attitudes of a Rock-Star Dad.

October 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A rock-star is a person who has achieved celebrity status and fanatical admiration in the eyes of his or her followers. There are rock-star musicians, rock-star athletes and rock-star entertainers. In this piece I would like to transfer this ‘rock-star’ phenomenon to the concept of fatherhood, in particular single-dads. The... [Read more...]

Ways to Be An Involved and Engaged Father This School Year.

August 18, 2015 by  
Filed under Education, Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Fathers can and do change the world one child at a time.” William Jackson, M.Edu. Suggestions from a father, educator, mentor and community activist. 1. Fathers respect your child’s teacher(s) One way to support education is to model respect for teachers and administrators. Fathers speak more by their actions than words,... [Read more...]

Debunking the Myth of a Non-Caring Dad.

June 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) African-American dads have been long characterized as unloving and uncaring towards their children, as such they are not given the benefit of a doubt, a few bad apples have destroyed the tree it seems, and black dads have been called unworthy fathers, but this writer begs to differ after delving into some interesting irrefutable... [Read more...]

Deion Sanders Intervention Is What A Father Is Supposed To Do.

April 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I read with curiosity the very interesting public exchange between Deion Sanders and his son, Deion Sanders Jr.  The Twitter talk between the two evolved from a father-son check over the use of the term “hood doughnuts.”  Here’s how it went down: Deion Sanders Jr:  “Gotta get the hood doughnuts almost every morning.... [Read more...]

“5” Ways To Know If That Man Will Be A Good Ole Father To Your Future Children.

April 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Recently, my daughter asked me some questions about men and how to know if a man is going to be a good father to her kids.   I’m a big believer in proactive vs. reactive living, meaning that an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure when it comes to dealing with potential ratchetry that might invade our tranquil... [Read more...]

The road is brighter on the other side.

January 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A new born baby is brought into a family where the father is gone and the mother is left to work multiple jobs just to take care of the baby. An easier route would be for the mother to get on welfare and depend on the government to take care of the family, but no, the mother decides that is greater than the welfare system and... [Read more...]

Holiday Season Fathers Message: Can Your Shoulders Handle Your Title.

December 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  This holiday season fathers should make sure they re-evaluate their relationships with their children and families. This is a time for giving thanks and appreciation for the Blessings they have. Not how much money they have, not what they can buy on special buying days; the important things are their love, devotion and dedication... [Read more...]

Fathers Calling Fathers.

November 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Transitioning of fatherhood is a lifelong process that requires fathers to mature in their actions and thinking in raising their children and taking care of their families. Fathering/Parenting is not a science, not a mathematical equation nor is it composed of statistical data and clinical evaluation. Fathering is as dynamic... [Read more...]

An open letter to Black Men: “Embracing fatherhood isn’t easy but you are the man for the job”.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am for myself alone, What am I? If not now, When? Hillel I welcome you to this crisis you find yourself in and thank you for signing up to participate in this madness. You see, we must evolve or die and that could mean unlearning, relearning, and learning how to be a father all over... [Read more...]

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