21 Things African Americans Need To Do

By Tavis Smiley 1. Register to vote, or shut up! 2. Take all that money out of those stocking caps, tin cans, mattresses, and floorboards and invest money in something. For starters, invest in the food you eat and clothes you wear. 3. Learn another language. Ebonics does not count. 4. Stop using the "N" word, especially sinc

3% Law Towards Achieving Success For Inner-City Youth

By Kayode Bentley As an inner-city youth in the South Bronx during my senior in high school it was understood that if you didn’t pass your classes you would not get your diploma. During my senior there were 2 college electives, Computers and Economics. These were 2 new electives introduced which meant this was a whole new ballgame with

A Tribute To Mandela: “The Polar Express”

"The bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe," writes Chris Van Allsburg in The Polar Express. Whenever I get the chance, I read this story to kids who have not heard it.  It reminds me of what many of us have forgotten.  It reminds me of a time when negativism was not as persuasive as it is today.

African American Personal Responsibility

By Marque-Anthony on January 8, 2016 in ThyBlackMan.com Today in this country African Americans want to blame everyone else for our problems instead of simply looking in the mirror. We want to blame the police for the very thing we do to each other on a much larger scale every week. We want to blame the school teachers when our childre

Alternative Schooling With Effective Benefits

By Kayode Bentley Career and technical education is nothing to laugh at, it's a way to replace the unrealistic "college for all" bias of public schooling with a greater degree of practical preparation for lucrative and rewarding careers in fields like nursing, desktop publishing, computer networking and the building trades.

AOL Black Voices Pumping Up The Volume

By Amanda Fung While AOL Black Voices is one of the top Web destinations for African-Americans, Tariq Muhammad believes that there is room for improvement. Last month, the former Black Enterprise.com executive became director of AOL Black Voices, overseeing the African-American news and entertainment site's editorial content, bu

Bill Cosby: “I’m Tired of Losing to White People”

By Ta-Nehisi Coates At St. Paul Church of God in Christ in Detroit, I watched Bill Cosby summon his inner Malcolm X. It was a hot July evening, and Cosby was speaking to an audience of black men. Some were there with their sons. Some were there in wheelchairs. The audience was packed tight, rows of folding chairs extended beyond the wo

Black Americans: Victims of Distorted Image?

By Franklin Jones "Just because truth has been omitted, does not mean that truth is not true. Just because reality has not been perceived, does not mean that it is not real.” Stan Moore. Since 2007 I have been unrelentingly engaged in the dissemination of information asserting that the US government has been using perception mana