What Black Men Should Do Now: 100 Simple Truths, Ideas, and Concepts
Through the darkest nights of slavery to the daybreak of the civil rights movement, African-American men have been pillars of strength. Yet despite the years of progress, they may find each day has struggles to overcome in order to accomplish their goals. Unquestionably, it is easy to bow to adversity when the way is faint and help is far. Where can the black man in doubt find true assistance? In today's fast-paced world, the advice and direction that once came simply and casually from family and friends are more difficult to come by.
What Black Men Should Do Now meets this need. It is for both mind and body; it offers words of enlightenment, encouragement, and affirmation to reflect on and an action plan to implement right away. From health, religion, and education to relationships, family, and career, this book provides practical advice to assure a more fulfilling life, information necessary for every man -- from the "at risk" youth to the older man who thinks real men don't cry.
The book includes 100 simple truths, ideas, and concepts, such as why one should mentor a young man, how to deal with anger (righteous or not), how to truly love a woman, how to respect one's body, and why one should be in touch with his God, issues the reader can contemplate in one sitting or at various times over the years. Each concept is introduced with anecdotes and practical advice and is accompanied by action points that can be implemented at once.
Timely, definitive, and candid, What Black Men Should Do Now is a gift that women can give their sons and husbands, brothers, and fathers; it is a resource for men to keep for years to come. What Black Men Should Do Now will encourage positive changein oneself, one's family, one's community. With a foreword by media personality Tavis Smiley, this book is a must-read for every black man -- and boy -- in America.
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... to work overtime without even getting extra pay. Like Derrick, some folks bite
the very hand that feeds them. Remember, life is full of give and take. If you take,
take, take, and rarely give anything back, you're certain to get very little in return.
From time to time, some of us even take them for granted. Remember the saying,
"You can't take it with you"? So, give thanks while you have it. Just be prepared
and willing to part with it. As fast as it's given, it can be taken away. Oprah's words
Marcus Garvey, black nationalist leader In this often busy world we live in, it's rare
that someone will go out of his way to give you a pat on the back. However, that
shouldn't stop you from keeping your spirits high. Hard work and hard play ...
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Accentchuate the positive
Dont be an angry black man
Have the courage to cry when you are sad
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