The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 9, 2008 - Self-Help - 272 pages
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Author and activist Kevin Powell and contributors Lasana Omar Hotep, Jeff Johnson, Byron Hurt, Dr. William Jelani Cobb, Ryan Mack, Kendrick B. Nathaniel, and Dr. Andre L. Brown tap into the social and political climate rising in the African American community with this collection of essays for Black males on surviving, living, and winning.

The Black Male Handbook answers a collective hunger for new direction, fresh solutions to old problems, and a different kind of conversation—man-to-man and with Black male voices, all of the hip hop generation. The book tackles issues related to political, practical, cultural, and spiritual matters, and ending violence against women and girls.

The book also features an appendix filled with useful readings, advice, and resources. The Black Male Handbook is a blueprint for those aspiring to thrive against the odds in America today.

This is a must-have book, not only for Black male readers, but the women who befriend, parent, partner, and love them.

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This book was a great read however, I would recommend this book, only if you have not read several books of a similar nature. Although each author brings their own point of view. The content of this ... Read full review


Creating A Spiritual Foundation
Developing Political Awareness
Redefining Black Manhood
Starting A Plan for Economic Empowerment
Taking Care of Your Physical Health
Moving Toward Mental Wellness
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
Whos Who in The Black Male Handbook
Recommended Safe Spaces for Black Males
Link to More Resources for Black Males

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About the author (2008)

Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary, and hip hop voices in America today. He is the author of eleven books, including Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and the Ghost of Dr. King: Blogs and Essays. Among his upcoming books is a memoir of his very difficult childhood and youth, to be released in 2015 by Atria Books; and in 2016 he will publish a biography of Tupac Shakur, the late rapper and controversial American icon. Kevin’s writings have also appeared in, Esquire, Ebony, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian,, and Vibe Magazine.

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