Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Warrior Lawyers Like Lani Guinier.

January 16, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The amazing attorney, law professor, lawyer, author, and activist made her transition on January 7, 2022, even as Black folks and our allies were engaged in the legislative battle to solidify our voting rights. In the middle of the struggle, a beacon, a woman who loved voting rights and fair representation more than life itself,... [Read more...]

My Best Wishes for 2022.

January 13, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Most of these are the same wishes that I advocated for in a column for the year 1993. They are as relevant today as they were then: • That we realize that contrary to popular belief, we are not a weak people. In fact, we have many strengths that can be the foundation for a powerful and productive group. We need to concentrate... [Read more...]

Why 2021 was an indelible year for HBCU sports connections.

January 12, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s a new year and greater focus in HBCUs than in there was in the recent past. Today, there are 107 colleges in America that are identified by the US Department of Education as Historically Black Colleges and Universities also known as HBCUs.  Of those 107, three are currently closed. Last year, was a difficult one for one... [Read more...]

The Greatest Gifts.

January 10, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) During this holy season of celebration for many faiths, many people spent time, money, and energy searching for presents rather than reflecting on what our faith requires of us. It’s wonderful to share special times and gifts with family and friends, but too many people get overwhelmed by shopping for the material things they... [Read more...]

Kwanzaa 2021: Celebration or lamentation?

December 31, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For 50 years, Black people in the United States have celebrated the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Established by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions. Kwanzaa brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the... [Read more...]

Impressions of schooling.

December 31, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) My mother is a fierce warrior for education. She is not a teacher or principal. She has never worked in the State House or an authorizer’s office. She has never sold curriculum or owned a tutoring company. What she has done is been a parent. Many parents feel like they need to choose between a school that affirms their child’s... [Read more...]

The Infant Mortality Rate and The Black Community.

December 31, 2021 by  
Filed under Education, Health, News, Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Infant mortality, as defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “is the death of an infant before his or her first birthday.” It is measured by the infant mortality rate (IMR), the number of deaths of infants under the age of one in every 1000 live births, compared with mortality rates of children in other... [Read more...]

Training Excellent Teachers.

December 20, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “It’s about culturally responsive instruction and pedagogy. … When they come into the classroom, each student has genius-level talent. Culturally, if you meet them and access things that are important to them, you’ll get something that you wouldn’t get otherwise. It’s understanding that each person has a genius and... [Read more...]

Black History Gifts Are Very Important for Black Children.

December 11, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) During this gift-giving season, it’s very important that serious Black parents provide their children with at least one gift that either introduces them to or broadens their knowledge of Black history. There is a reason why white supremacists in this country voraciously opposed the teaching of our history in schools. They are... [Read more...]

The Marijuana legalization issue from the eyes of an Educator in the African-American community.

December 2, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) While visiting a middle school in the Bronx, an 8th grade student asked me, “Why is marijuana becoming legal?” I thought this was a good question. Other than revenue, I did not have a good answer. As an educator, I tend to look at legislation and policies from the lens of what impact will this have on children and the message... [Read more...]

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