Souls of My Brothers: Black Men Break Their Silence, Tell Their Truths, and Heal Our Spirits

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Dawn Marie Daniels, Candace Sandy
Plume, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 406 pages

A genuine reflection of the everyday lives of Black men from all walks of life, Souls of My Brothers is an inspirational collection of first-person narratives that details the unique journey of the Black man as he struggles to define himself in society and in the world. Bringing together contributors who are powerful politicians and everyday heroes; the famous and the infamous; husbands, educators, bus drivers, teachers, and fathers, this assemblage of commentaries, including those by Isaac Hayes, Mayor Willie Brown, and Coolio, illustrate the issues that affect each of their lives. With raw honesty, the contributors share experiences only their brothers can truly understand—from sex to spirituality, family to justice, money to power—and work to collectively heal the spirit and awaken a better understanding of the Black men in all of our lives.

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In their follow-up to the Essence bestseller Souls of My Sisters, Daniels and Sandy gather contributions from black men--from actors, community organizers, party planners and ministers, from Coolio to ... Read full review

Contents

In the Eyes of Society I Cry Who Am I?
1
Can I Get a Witness?
26
My Brothers Keeper
52
No Justice No Peace
82
A Family Affair
112
Sisters Wives Mothers and Daughters
140
The Color of Money
172
Power and Respect
201
Another Slice of Life
247
Isms
268
A Time for Healing
293
Your Blues Aint Like Mine
319
Architects of HisStory
341
Going Home
367
Soul Resources
397
Copyright

Love Sex and Romance
224

About the author (2003)

Candace Sandy serves as the Communications Director for Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY). She was recently awarded the prestigious 40 Under 40 award for her civic and professional work for NBC. Dawn and Candace have also been honored with the 2002 Amazing Woman Award for their literary efforts.


Dawn Marie Daniels was an editor for eight years at Simon & Schuster, where she worked on adult nonfiction such as Iyanla Vanzant's New York Times bestsellers In the Meantime and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up.

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