Man Up!: Nobody Is Coming to Save Us

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Renegade, May 1, 2006 - Self-Help - 152 pages
Man Up! is a hard hitting, hig, introspective look into what the Black community must do to save itself. Finally, a voice speaks to the complex relationship between personal and community responsibility. Steve Perry effectively calls to task organizations such as the NAACP and the Black church as well as talking heads like Michael Eric Dyson and Cornell West for their role in the retardation of the Black community. Ultimately Man Up! is about the simple solutions offered in each chapter.

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The fire that started in the heart of a child born to a teen mother, living in public housing rages on in the man who founded and directed an organization that prepares low-income high school students for college. Perry is the principal and founder of The Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford. Steve Perrys commitment to the community began long before he received his masters in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. Even as an undergraduate, he proved that there is more than one road to take to empower the community. Whether working for a US Senator, mayor or presidential candidate as an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island, or later while serving as director of a homeless shelter, Steve has explored many facets of empowerment. Perrys commitment and success have not gone unnoticed. He has received several state and regional awards for causes ranging from promoting educational access to low-income students to fighting all forms of sexual violence. Steve Perry has been a candidate for state representative and an adjunct professor, while at the same time serving on a number of local boards. Steve Perrys book, Man Up! Nobodys coming to save us, opens up the discussion that Dr. Bill Cosby is right! Black men need to take responsibility for their actions and for developing solutions for our problems. Dr. Bill Cosby says that this is a must read book. Author, Steve Perry, is an outspoken, magnet school principal who has been on national talk and radio shows. He speaks at churches, schools, and colleges imploring the black community that we have the power within ourselves to move forward. For more information, check out his website:

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