Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Jan 5, 2009 - Political Science - 288 pages

In Come On, People, Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint tell an inspiring story about human beings fighting hardships and succeeding. It is a story about strong, resilient people who have overcome poverty and mistreatment. Do not be surprised if you find yourself identifying personally with the stories because you see the same struggle in either yourself or in an acquaintance or a relative. It is a stirring call for us all to complete the daunting transition from victims to victors, from helplessness to hope. Come On, People will encourage you to set aside excuses and make a better life today—for you, for your children, for your community, and for your future.

 

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User Review  - jlcarroll - LibraryThing

I appreciated Cosby and Poussaint's candor, fair-mindedness and wisdom in examining the state of African American families and neighborhoods today and what can (and must) be done to change things for the better. This book is motivating, no matter what your skin color. Read full review

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User Review  - texicanwife - LibraryThing

Well, I finally delved into this book, after reading the good, and the bad, reviews. I have to say that I am torn over how to respond! First, let me say that I feel Cosby and Dr. Poussaint have the ... Read full review

Contents

Whats Going On with Black Men?
1
It Takes a Community
31
We All Start Out as Children
57
Teach Your Children Well
99
The Media You Deserve
133
Healthy Hearts and Minds
159
The High Price of Violence
191
From Poverty to Prosperity
221
Special Thanks
245
Acknowledgments
247
For More Information
249
Index
257
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