Sunday, October 2, 2022


The ‘Invisible Tax’ On African-American Teachers.

September 30, 2022 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s called the “invisible tax” — the expectation that Black teachers will take the lead on all things Black — from organizing school-wide Black History Month events to being the entry point to the school system for families of color. Except now it’s not so invisible anymore — and Black educators have had enough. “I... [Read more...]

Still in 2022, The Angry Black man.

September 30, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A Black friend from high school recently contacted me to share a conversation that he had had with a white former classmate of ours. He did not share (and I did not ask for) the identity of our mutual friend. During their conversation, that friend lamented that some of his Black classmates — including the two of us — often... [Read more...]

Black-on-Black Crime: Who’s the Real Enemy Black America?

September 28, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside cannot hurt you.” –African Proverb– Few topics of African-American bedlam have been as hush-hush and controversial as Black-on-Black Crime. We’ve discussed our hair, our bizarre dislike of each other. And thanks to Oprah, we have had a national debate... [Read more...]

Congress has one Last Chance to get Historically Black Colleges and Universities & Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Funding Right.

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The U.S. Senate is scheduled to start reviewing a record $850 billion defense bill during the month of September. The legislation funds troop compensation and authorizes the military to purchase the latest weaponry for any potential 21st century conflict. This bill is woefully deficient in preparing Americans for the high-tech... [Read more...]

5 Ways to Improve Your Credit When you have a Low Income.

September 28, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Money, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If you are facing great difficulty making ends meet, your budget and bank balance are probably taking a hit. Something else that will get affected in such situations is your credit score. Making repayments can be challenging when you are going through a financial crisis. Missing them or making late payments can take a heavy toll... [Read more...]

African-Americans Truth vs. Myth? Choose One…

September 28, 2022 by  
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “History does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.” – James Baldwin Baldwin’s proclamation that “the... [Read more...]

If GOP Win in November, It Will Be in Spite of Themselves.

September 28, 2022 by  
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy may well be the nicest man on the face of the Earth, but he’s a horrible political leader. What’s sad is he’s the best the Republicans in the House of Representatives could come up with for a leader. It’s not that there aren’t people who’d be better... [Read more...]

Living in the Sixth Region of Mother Africa.

September 26, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Education, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I had the privilege of attending and addressing the All African Diaspora Summit at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. Convened by Dr. Edward Bush, President of Cosumnes River College, a community college near Sacramento, California, the conference drew more than 400 attendees, many from the California Community College system... [Read more...]

Celebrity Worship.

September 26, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Ent., Money, News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Celebrity worship has been a part of the human condition for as long as we have been a part of the landscape.  I think we sometimes discount the depth of our involvement in the social elevation of those we think of as being heroes, talented, or special.  Celebrity worship – of both real and fictional characters — is the... [Read more...]

Nancy Pelosi Deserves to be Booed and Fired.

September 26, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Money, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) If there is one politician who deserves to be booed it is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). On Saturday night at Central Park in New York City among fellow leftists Pelosi received her just deserts. As she was making a surprise speech to the crowd at the Global Citizen’s music festival, Pelosi was greeted with heckling and... [Read more...]

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