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Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Abandoned – Growing Up Father-Less.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) POETRY BY JENNIFER… “DAD”  WHEN I WAS YOUNGER YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE…. BUT WHEN YOU LEFT IT WAS NOT THE SAME. EMPTY AND TOO OLD TO CRY IS HOW I FELT. YOU VISITED BUT NOT FOR LONG. OUR RELATIONSHIP NOW WAS NOT AS STRONG. WAS I LOST?…OR HAD I FORGOTTEN? I SEE YOU NOW. NOT THE SAME. TO ME ITS LIKE YOUR... [Read more...]

When Daddy Dances Daughters Smile.

October 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Fatherhood, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.”  Bill Cosby The importance of fathers can never be disputed in a child’s life. There are many committees, organizations, groups, and clubs that support the growth and development of girls and young women locally and nationally My... [Read more...]

The Influence of No Father…

September 14, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) High School basketball star Tony Farmer stole his way into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment building where he beat and kicked the crap out of her. He took her belongings, berated her and attempted to drag her out of her building by her hair to do her further harm. This was the beginning of the end of a promising basketball career. This... [Read more...]

For Brothas Only: Can We Really Handle Independent Black Women?

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We’ve all heard of her; she’s been crooned, immortalized and hyped since the beginning of the 1990’s as the strong, self-sufficient black woman.  She’s appeared in film, literature and theater as the saving grace of the black family and the antidote to black male patriarchy.  In the process, she’s become the star... [Read more...]

Divorced Fathers Use Tech To Connect.

July 25, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Fathering is a balance of love, negotiation, trust, setting high expectations and communication. What better way to stay connected than to text with your children. Fathers must be hyped to use technology to stay connected to their children with the integration of technology in their lives. I’m a divorced father over 15 years;... [Read more...]

10 Ways Single Black Dads Can Create Lasting Summer Memories.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Summertime has always been my favorite time of the year, probably because it was my father’s favorite time of the year. I was a Daddy’s girl, and summertime meant we got to hit the streets of New York and explore all that the Big Apple has to offer. My father, an immigrant of Jamaica, West Indies, had a knack for bringing... [Read more...]

The Father Support Center St. Louis, MO.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Did you know children whose fathers aren’t involved in their lives are nine times more likely to not graduate from high school, ten times more likely to use illegal drugs and 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders. These statistics can be disheartening. However, there is a group that is working to change this. That ... [Read more...]

Fathers Day Salute To Black Pioneers.

June 17, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Friday evening in Baltimore, my 84 year old dad was honored at The African-American Fire Fighters Historical Society 3rd Annual Salute Dinner. The event observed the June, 1953 desegregation decision of the Baltimore City Board of Fire Commissioners. This year the society saluted the first African Americans promoted in the Baltimore... [Read more...]

Father’s Day—key word; FATHER – Ok Black Women!

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) So a friend of mine brought to my attention, cards designed for Mothers on Father’s Day and I was disgusted by the madness.  If you are a female you are a MOTHER, not a FATHER. Even if you are a single mother, raising beautiful children, you are still a MOTHER. I remember when I was younger I would give my mother Father’s... [Read more...]

Fatherlessness -The Disease that’s decimated the Black Community, Now threatens the whole Nation.

June 16, 2012 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It is often said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same thing and expecting a different result! As we celebrate Father’s Day this month. I think it’s important to examine the impact of a rarely talked about disease. It doesn’t have a multi-million dollar prescription drug campaign against it. No drug companies... [Read more...]

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