(ThyBlackMan.com) Orenthal James Simpson, known as O.J., died on Wednesday, April 10th at age 76 after battling cancer. Simpson was a football icon, an NFL hall of famer and a trailblazer. He starred in commercials, like the unforgettable Hertz campaign, which ran for years, one this writer remembers as a ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) “The younger people of course are the ones who are seen on the streets. They are the activists. They are the real vanguard of change because they haven’t been indoctrinated and they haven’t submitted.”-co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Huey P. Newton April 2024 was a truly ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Taking the time to talk to our children about morals and values is very important. As they get older, and find themselves faced with various situations, the words we have imparted to them will come back to them when they need it. It seems the words are more effective ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Black folks have always been creative whether it was in the Old World, the Mother Land, or the New World. The environments and settings that spawned and staged that creativity but it all influenced pop culture, fashion and culture at large and impacted society. My Creative Journey In my ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Discussing who the most famous black author might be is a challenging endeavor, as it invites consideration of a myriad of impactful voices who have shaped literature and influenced societies. This exploration will consider several candidates, touching on their backgrounds, major works, and the legacies they’ve left behind. James ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) (**1/2)  She was a pioneer. A political warrior. A woman who’s earned an esteemed place in herstory. After Frederick Douglas (1848), Edwin Taylor (1904) and Channing E Phillips (1968). Before Jesse Jackson (1984), Alan Keyes (1992) and Barack Obama (2008). There was Shirley Chisolm (1972). All vied to be ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) I read somewhere that the annual tuition cost for one of these elite coastal universities is North of $70,000. I have not verified this because for fear it will send me into a coma. Even worse, this fee is for undergraduate school and not law or medical school. This I ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) In the poetic words we can often find love, passion, deep intimacy, and a healing that is needed when we are broken by life and living.  In her first book of poetry author Poetic Beauty manages to craft all of these emotions into her words in “Fragments: The Heart ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) That’s a shocking claim given today’s socio-political divisions. Still, I think that it’s (almost) universally true. Roughly 30 years ago, an “aha moment” arose in which white Americans began to realize that the nation’s demographics were changing apace. Some were in denial. Some were angry. Most were curious about ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) The decay in American education is an alarming national security threat. Most high school or college graduates know about little more than their sexual orientation or Taylor Swift’s juvenile lyrics and strutting. They are unable to write a single, succinct, evocative sentence, like the magnificence of a “rosy-fingered dawn.” ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) When I was a kid, I loved baseball and was an above-average player. Good enough to reach Lutheran league championships three years in a row without winning ( two games lost 5 to 4). Good enough to be selected to one of the city’s two Connie Mack teams. was blessed ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Last month, NBC News Group chairman Cesar Conde hired – then speedily fired – Ronna McDaniel as a political commentator. McDaniel is the immediate past chairperson of the Republican National Committee. Understandably, Conde desires to have a news organization that offers disparate voices. However, NBC’s marquee personalities vociferously objected ...