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Sunday, September 21, 2014


What does it mean to be a young black male living in America?

September 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Brother Talk, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) 400 years ago Africans were taken from their homes and forced to come and build a new world and that price of their own blood, sweat, and tears.  These same Africans and their descendent s have fought so hard to rise above their expectations in this country that I am proud to say that 400 years later after being brought here... [Read more...]

30 and Single: Where Have All the Good Women Gone?

September 14, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The thing about being a single man in your thirties is that you’re hopefully too mentally mature to date women under twenty-five but women over forty, although ideal because of their ability to be straightforward and honest about their wants and needs, may never fully trust that you possess the strength to forego temptations... [Read more...]

Jennifer Lopez Proves Record Execs Don’t Care Who Distributes Their Material.

September 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The music business has been tainted with illuminati misconceptions and Ill-minded executives turning trash into gold. As of lately, you can make a rap song popular by capitalizing on Vine (Bobby Schmurda,) use African American references in music, video and performance (Miley Cyrus) and now, Jennifer Lopez. Yes, read that previous... [Read more...]

Don’t Go It Alone!

September 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The most persistent fear I have repeatedly overcome is a fear of rejection. The irony of this people-pleasing fear is that it can manifest in a lot of behaviors, one of which is solitude. Without consciously connecting your fear with your choices, those whose core fear is rejection can make a habit of going it alone – insisting... [Read more...]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Needs To Do Better Than Win by Decision This Weekend.

September 13, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Floyd (I’m not calling him “Money”) Mayweather Jr.’s opponent this weekend really doesn’t matter-the fact that it’s Marcos Maidana again after only four months speaks more to how the boxing game is suffering for quality matches than anything else. Back in May Mayweather won the first fight... [Read more...]

How Can I Overcome My Fears of The Dentist?

September 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  Being afraid of the dentist is not something to be embarrassed about. In fact, dental anxiety and dental phobia is actually a real thing. People who suffer from dental phobia become stressed when it comes time to visiting the dentist. Like with any phobia, though, there are ways to manage and completely alleviate your stress... [Read more...]

9/11? Get Over It.

September 11, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The irony of 9/11 for black people, and others of color is perfectly embodied in the slogan countless Americans have commandeered to honor victims of the most significant act of terrorism ever perpetrated against the United States: Never Forget. It’s a fitting catchphrase, short, somber, impactful.   All of us can probably... [Read more...]

What Happens When The Woman Makes More Than The Man.

September 11, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was raised in a Caribbean American household with both parents present throughout my entire childhood; my mom, a West Indian immigrant and my dad, a New York born Southerner.  I was exposed to cultural traditions from both sides of the spectrum which all build upon my beliefs as a woman today. One memory I have as a child... [Read more...]

Music doesn’t make suburban kids kill each other, so it’s harmless, right?

September 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Someone recently criticized my opposition to violent, genocidal strands of hip-hop music by stating that I was wrong to believe that black youth are affected more than children from other communities. The person pointed out, correctly, that more of the music is purchased by whites than by blacks, and since white kids aren’t... [Read more...]

Forget Slavery: Even Too Uncle Tom for Conservatives?

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Even a few white conservative radio hosts became uncomfortable and pushed back against my saying that slavery happened a ga-zillion years ago and it is time for black America to get over it. Apparently, they considered such a statement coming from a black person too Uncle Tom-ish for even them. Their retort is “Surely, you... [Read more...]

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