Monday, October 3, 2022


Politics & The Justice System Finally Flexes Its Power.

October 2, 2022 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) As a Republican presidential contender in 2016, Donald Trump knew something most of us may have totally missed. Most people took it as a joke when Trump addressed an audience during a rally in Sioux Center, Iowa and said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, okay, and I wouldn’t lose any voters,... [Read more...]

2022; Diversifying American media ownership must become a national priority.

October 2, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) 2022 thus far has been a year of multiple socioeconomic and political challenges for all Americans across the nation. Yet for African-Americans and other communities of color, this year represents both challenges and opportunities from a business ownership perspective. In particular, for Black-owned media businesses there is... [Read more...]

HBCUs: The Hidden Racial Scam.

October 1, 2022 by  
Filed under BM, Education, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) For many of you who don’t know the history of HBCUs, you see them only as progress. And yes many of them have turned out awesome African Americans who will go on to change the world. But just as every coin has three sides, so does the foundation of HBCUs. And one side is not at all what most people of color think. So while... [Read more...]

Black Americans in America is a Fatherless Child.

October 1, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Ghostface Killah of the WuTang Klan made a song on his first solo album called ‘Motherless Child.’ Although not the original, it used a sample from a version recorded by O.V. Wright’s “Motherless Child” which was taken from an old Negro spiritual from the times of slavery. The way I see it, a new stanza... [Read more...]

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  
Filed under BM, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

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...]

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...]

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