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Thursday, October 2, 2014


Thy Fate and Future of Black Athletes: It’s On Us.

September 25, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In 2009, Sports Illustrated reported that 78% of NFL players file for bankruptcy or face financial hardships two years after playing their last game and that 60% of NBA players face a similar fate within five years of retirement. Black athletes are the overwhelming majority of players in both leagues. A year ago, a University... [Read more...]

Putting Our Dollars Under Arrest.

September 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Here’s an intriguing concept: Arrest the Black dollar. Say what, Jim? You read it correctly. We should arrest our dollars and charge them with neglect. Put them on trial, call the witnesses to testify against them, and convict them of crimes against Black People. Sentence them to a minimum of five years hard labor with no possibility... [Read more...]

The Myth Of Black Fathers.

September 24, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’m a 37 year old  Single father of two boys, Karizmah Allen Smith 18, and Jabari Adham Smith, age 2. I have had the pleasure of raising my boys and providing a way for them and hopefully I have instilled the same morals and values that my  father instilled in me. My dad raised me with the help of his Great Grandmother,... [Read more...]

Thy NFL Keeps Fumbling.

September 23, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am sick and tired of all the hypocrisy swirling around pro athletes and the National Football League (NFL) in particular. With all the accusation about domestic violence and child abuse consuming the NFL, I wonder why the public wants to hold athletes to a standard that they don’t want to live by. If you work in the private... [Read more...]

The Spare Rod Generation?

September 22, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This Adrian Peterson situation has really got me pissed for many reasons. Many of you who know me personally know that I am a single father of two kids and my father raised me after my mom passed from age 2 til now. So a “good ass whoop in’“, I know bout’ that life. Some of y’all reading will recall,... [Read more...]

Ladies, if a man’s not taking care of his kids, don’t sleep with him.

September 22, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I’m not into the business of telling people what to do.  But I have daughters and god kids, and they sometimes come to me for advice.  When it comes to the kids I love, I am what I would call a L.A.M.E. parent:  I offer L-ove, A-dvice, a little M-oney and a great deal of E-motional support.  After that, you’re on your... [Read more...]

Five Practical Ways to End the Education Achievement Gap in our Community.

September 19, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As we move through another academic school year across America, it’s important we take a moment and consider what we as parents, caregivers, and advocates can do to lay a solid foundation for the academic success of our youth. This is most urgent for our community in particular, as test scores show that our youth – our black... [Read more...]

HBCU: Edward Waters College Students Visit Open House.

September 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Students of Edward Waters College participating in Educational Technology class where the instructor William Jackson is teaching about adapting and using new technologies for education majors, mass communication majors and even business majors. Students recently attended Open House at Venetia Elementary school in Duval County... [Read more...]

White Man Claiming to be Me, didn’t Know I was Standing Behind Him?.

September 19, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I was at a flea market this weekend and I came across a white guy claiming to be selling Native American artifacts, antiques and collectibles. He was loud, boisterous and telling people he was part Cherokee. He was literally claiming to be a member of my tribe, my ancestry and my family; basically claiming to be me. Of course... [Read more...]

Politics; Disingenuous Mess in the U.S.

September 19, 2014 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “I think it’s time we stop/Children, what’s that sound?/Everybody look – what’s going down?” Those lyrics – from Buffalo Springfield’s classic 1967 song “For What It’s Worth” are as timely as ever right now. In 2014, disingenuousness in America is prevalent. It’s all around us. The word disingenuous... [Read more...]

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