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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However, we must first be accountable to ourselves. Although we might listen
and even consider the views of others, only we know a good fit for ourselves
when we feel one. On the journey of life, we make many choices for ourselves
However, not until we commit ourselves to opening our minds, educate ourselves
, and respect differences in our fellow men will we eradicate ignorance based on
our fears and phobias. We've asked this of others. Now it's time to apply it to ...
Racism. Discrimination. Sexism. Insecurity. Even old "Mr. Jealousy" gains on us
along the way. Keeping ourselves in sharp focus allows us to blur out the
competition from running neck-and-neck with us. If we position ourselves straight
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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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