Real Men News Blog
This is your Portal to the Mind of Bobby Glanton-Smith, author of Real Men Don’t Play and his interpretation of the world around us. Here you will find everything from stories about the Men in “Real Men Don’t Play”, New additions to the Real Men Club, Attended Events and those who once were considered Real Men and now have Fallen.
So Enjoy the the Ride,
Reefer Madness… The Arcane Drug Policy of the Federal Government By Bobby Glanton Smith March 21, 2014 The war on drugs has been an abject failure in every conceivable way; it hasn’t stopped people from getting high – it has destroyed families and sent the cost of housing drug offenders into the stratosphere without any measurable benefit to society. So, why are we still enforcing a Federal drug policy that openly contradicts the rights of states to set their own edicts on legalizing the use of marijuana? Last week in California Federal law...read more
I reviewed the top ten college football programs and the money that they made and the amount of African American men who were on the team. Please keep in mind that to get the Presidents of all Division 1 colleges to agree to a playoff system was extremely difficult because the money that these schools earn from football and its bowl games is absurd, with the profit going to the school’s general fund to be used as the President sees fit. The teams that play for the national championship in 2015 will possibly receive $ 20 Million-Dollars apiece to go along with their already budging bottom line.read more
The Jubilee Singers took us all back to the days when we attended Fisk University while also allowing us to feel our cultural heritage by singing the songs that our ancestors sung just to make it through the night. After they sung their last song, Mr. Kwami invited all past Jubilee Singers and Alumni to join them on the choir stand to close the show by singing the Fisk University Alma Mater. What an uproarious sight and occasion. It is now a party! The 1,000 people who attended this concert didn’t attend the Oscars, nor will many of them watch this awards show on TV, but I’ll take an uplifting spirit.read more
In this age of whirlwind change it is refreshing to witness a seamless blend of tradition and effective social change in the modern family dynamic. It takes a real woman to manage the duality of raising a family and chasing a dream of someday being a shining star in the entertainment field of endeavor. Dionne Williams has paid her dues; she’s married to two-time Emmy Award winner Keith David and she’s a devoted mother to their two daughters (Mae Lea & Ruby).read more
If there was a picture next to the definition of a freedom fighter in the dictionary there would be a life-sized portrait of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela. His body of work for freedom is simply unassailable; he spent 27 years behind bars, in a cage actually – and he NEVER capitulated, NEVER wavered in his commitment to lifting the veil of oppression and exposing to the world the ugly truth about Apartheid. Moreover, Mr. Mandela taught the world what it takes to acquire freedom: the willingness to kill or die and ultimately the ability to show restraint and compassion.read more
I’ve come to the conclusion that the best tribute to Malcolm is to speak truth to power and seek justice, self-determination and align with like-minded individuals from all walks of life who are striving to create a better world.
Lest we never forget the ultimate freedom fighter: El Hajj Malik El Shabbaz/Malcolm X/Malcolm Little……”Our Shinning Prince.”
by Victor Lesley February 18, 2014 Michael Dunn, the 47 year old software designer, who maliciously shot and murdered the 17-year-old African American child, Jordan Davis, for responding to his demand to turn the music down in the SUV in which Jordan was riding. was convicted of 3 counts of “attempted murder”. And here I thought that when one is convicted of “attempted murder” no one is supposed to die ! Mr. Dunn, who described, to his fiancé that the loud music that Jordan and his friends were listening to as...read more
So, there you have it – this book and my upcoming documentary is made possible by the efforts of some incredible women.
If you haven’t already, get a copy of “Real Men Don’t Play!” Also, tune into RMCONLive.com Thursday evening (6:30pm – 7:30pm pst) for the debut of “The Real Men Don’t Play Show,” My first guest will be The Great Jim Brown
Corey Holcomb Rocks Ontario Improv! By Bobby Glanton Smith February 11, 2014 5 packed houses. 5 incredible performances by the man known as “The Black Doctor Phil.” Corey Holcomb, Chicago’s latest game-changing comedian (preceded in greatness by the late Robin Harris and the late Bernie Mac) to take the stage and evoke gut-splitting laughter while compelling audiences to think about what’s happening in their lives. I met Corey through another great entertainer, Jay Lamont, in San Diego, California more than 10 years ago and our friendship has...read more
What If It Was Your Child…Shot in the Head…Senselessly? By Bobby Glanton Smith Friday, January 31, 2014 Too many young black and brown males are ending life prematurely in a pool of blood. The cause – the firing of a semi-automatic handgun that was directed at him by another person of color. And therein lies the rub; the reason lives are being lost in this fashion is indifference – nobody cares enough about these particular lives to stop the killings and increase the prospects of long-term peace. On Wednesday night, in my hometown of...read more