(ThyBlackMan.com) The Black community as a whole can never afford to lose empathy for one another. One of the core challenges in maintaining social justice is communicating the need for empathy. It is most critical to be willing to put yourself in another person’s shoes to understand their feelings, plight, ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) The head coaching carousel in men’s college basketball saw a major spin when Kentucky’s John Calipari left his longtime position as Kentucky men’s basketball head coach for Arkansas. It is also easy to forget that the NBA’s head coaching carousel will begin as well with the 2023-24 regular season ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) What a week this has been! The Orange Man has met a Mack Truck. Every time he looks at a woman of African descent, I suspect he must say to himself, “Here comes trouble!” Obviously, he thought Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jeff Hawley, Matt Gaetz, J.D. Vance, Cari Lake, Tommy ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Country music, often stereotyped as a predominantly white genre, has seen a remarkable diversification in recent years. A new wave of Black country singers has been breaking stereotypes and enriching the genre with their unique styles and perspectives. These artists are not only challenging the norms but are also ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) The history of rock and roll is deeply intertwined with the creative expressions of African American musicians. These artists not only pioneered the genre but also shaped its evolution with their distinctive styles and profound influence. This article explores some of the seminal black rock and roll artists who ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) I believe that even if you’re significantly younger than some of your friends and family, you can still learn a lot from them. As I’ve mentioned before, a lot of things in life repeat themselves. In your lifetime you might experience the same impacting events more than once. In ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) I spent the majority of my childhood living a stone’s throw from 34th and Emerson. For the uninitiated, that area is one of the myriad Indianapolis enclaves that are usually referred to, without malice aforethought, as “the inner city”. The area is sometimes referred to, somewhat more benignly, as “the ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) No matter how much the right derides the word, the Black community needs to stay woke. In recent years, we’ve witnessed a disturbing trend that threatens the foundations of our democratic society: the rise of book bans, curriculum censorship, and attacks on historical narratives in our educational institutions. These ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Greetings, everyone, and unhappy Tax Day; today is the day we send our hard-earned dollars to a federal government that cannot balance its checkbook. We are constantly berated about paying a fair share and incessantly pummeled with rhetoric about government investments, truly an oxymoronic reference—emphasis on moron. Now, I ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) I have been informed by others, that as a man possessing some intellect, at all cost, I must maintain an aspect of decency and respect. I agree, but only when I am respected and respect is deserved: there is only one Jesus Christ and that is not me. However, ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is the new civil rights!  No, not in the historic sense that the civil rights movement of the nineteen sixties ushered in a wave of new laws that made sure that Blacks were treated equal to whites as the U.S. Constitution had already guaranteed; ...

(ThyBlackMan.com) Out of 1,842 state legislators, state and county school board members emailed across forty-two states, only twenty responded, and only seven were positive.  However none of them would commit to taking action.  It is the third time in twenty-six years that I have written to those in elected offices ...