(ThyBlackMan.com) We often hear about the two-tiered system of justice, but if you’re paying attention these days, those two tiers apply to just about everything in our culture/society. The idiom “rules for thee, but not for me” sums it up succinctly. Consider the most recent revelation concerning Joe Biden. The ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Historically Black fraternities and sororities – often referred to as Black Greek-letter organizations, or BGLOs – have been making a difference in the lives of Black Americans for more than a hundred years. Members of these organizations have historically been at the forefront of the struggle for racial equality ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Joe “The Black Eagle” Madison, an unapologetic radio activist who dedicated his life fighting on and off the air, has died of prostate cancer. And amid all tributes the question that is being most asked is who now will carry the progressive torch for Black America? “Joe Madison was ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Over the years, I have shared information about the accomplishments of Africans that largely go unrecognized and overlooked due to a deliberate campaign to suppress, obfuscate and ignore African people and our history. For example few people know Africans were the first boat builders, the first navigators of the ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) As we engage the 2024 ASALH Black History Theme: “African Americans and the Arts”, it is important to approach it as a celebration, invitation and opportunity to remember and reflect on the essential and enduring role art has played in our lives and struggle to be ourselves and free ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) History was made when…  “Twenty and odd” Africans landed in Virginia in August of 1619;  Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat in December of 1955;  France awarded the Croix de Guerre, its highest military honor, to the entire 369th Infantry Regiment, known as ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) This year, we commemorate Black History Month under the shadow of continued efforts to whitewash or eliminate lessons about race and systemic racism in classrooms across the United States. These efforts to spoon-feed children sugarcoated versions of our history leave them ill-equipped to be citizens weighing in on the ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) In his autobiography, the legendary Groucho Marx wrote about an incident in which he resigned from a prestigious social club: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” I note Marx’s quip as I consider the myriad attacks on Ivy League schools ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Despite the changing society we live in, the honor of being a teacher will never change. Knowing that a teacher can shape the young minds of children for a lifetime is a reward in itself. Both the student and society benefits when a teacher is successful in molding future ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Charlie Kirk, speaking to students and teachers at American Fest, a political convention organized by Turning Point, insisted, “MLK [Martin Luther King] was awful. He’s not a good person. He said one good thing he actually didn’t believe.” Kirk has never risked that last full measure of devotion for ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Just when we thought things were getting better around the world, and at home, some of the craziest stuff raised its ugly head not to resolve problems, but to create more. We were heavily impacted by the Israeli-Hamas tragedy.  Our hearts were broken for friends caught up in a ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) When I was in high school, my favorite teacher was Barry McNealy. A graduate of the same high school, he taught history and worked as a tour guide at the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. One of the many things that he taught me that stuck was… There’s Nothing New ...