Thursday, December 8, 2022

African Americans: Should Deion Sanders Remain At Jackson State University?

December 1, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) During my twenty-year tenure as a Professor at an HBCU, I learned that there are principally two types of people serving students in educational institutions whose origins grew from the impossible dreams for education amongst the descendants of formerly enslaved Africans. The two types of people I refer to are as follows. Those... [Read more...]

Amazing African/Black women-led storylines for the 2022-23 college basketball season.

November 30, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s a very busy time on the sports calendar. The 2022 Major League Baseball season ended with the Houston Astros and manager Dusty Baker winning the World Series, the NBA season has been full of headlines by big names like Kyrie Irving and Giannis Antetokounmpo for different reasons, the NHL season is a few weeks in, and the... [Read more...]

The Darker Snowflake: American sports journalist Jason Whitlock.

November 23, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) He’s the boisterous voice in sports news with a large following. Jason Lee Whitlock is considered as a well-known sports journalist, columnist, and podcaster, at least according to Wikipedia. After a stint at ESPN and a series of Fox sports jobs, the Indianapolis, Indiana native found a home at Blaze Media with his eponymous... [Read more...]

NBA’s Nets Governor, Joe Tsai and NBA Star, Kyrie Irving Serve as Examples of Society’s Double Standards.

November 17, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The hypocrisy hovering over the NBA’s Kyrie Irving drama is scandalous an abomination. Not a word, that closely resembles anti-Semitic, flowed from Kyrie’s mouth. He posted a link on the internet that the Jewish ADL and the American society brands as anti-Semitic. Really? The documentary in question has become a bonanza for... [Read more...]

Why some former professional athletes commit fraud.

November 9, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Because of the recent midterm elections, the word “fraud” is sometimes utilized in terms of voting and the legitimacy of votes of a certain candidate or voting area. “Voter fraud” has been uttered in the lexicon in recent years, even if it is rare, but big-time “fraud” encompasses much more than voting. Many of the... [Read more...]

MLB Excellence Needs Examples.

November 7, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) During the rise of Michael Jordan’s popularity in the summer of 1991, Gatorade ran an advertisement featuring the then 29-year-old future Hall of Famer. The advertisement aired immediately after he won his first of six total NBA championships. The purpose of the ad was to focus on young adults who are dreaming big and want... [Read more...]

Hockey’s latest attempt to appeal to African/Black women.

October 29, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On October 20, 2022, sports fans were able to enjoy a “Sports Equinox”, the day when all five U.S. professional leagues of the NBA, NFL, NHL, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer overlap and deliver one grand evening of sports. It could be argued that among African/Black sports fans in the U.S. that the least popular... [Read more...]

Raising Black Standards.

October 27, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A person close to me once told me that my standards were too high. My response? Maybe it’s just that your standards are too low. And while none of us are anywhere near perfect as we often struggle to do our best, give our best and reach our potential, we could at least begin to think on a higher level as a start. The actions... [Read more...]

Marlins infielder Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s ill-informed support of British colonialism.

October 15, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) One of the major stories of 2022 that has made global headlines is the death of Elizabeth II, at 96 years old after seven decades of ruling England. There were several sporting events in Britain that were called off following her death and her funeral drew millions and millions of viewers across the world as it was broadcast... [Read more...]

Rating some of the most high-profile examples of possible “blackballed athletes” in recent years.

October 2, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Encyclopedia Britannica Online Dictionary defines the word “blackball” as “to prevent (someone) from joining a group, club, etc., by voting against him or her”. Playing in a major professional sports league is a significant achievement that only the best athletes in the world are able to achieve but there are some... [Read more...]

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