The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life

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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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Contents

Creating A Spiritual Foundation
1
Developing Political Awareness
25
Redefining Black Manhood
39
Starting A Plan for Economic Empowerment
73
Taking Care of Your Physical Health
115
Moving Toward Mental Wellness
135
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
165
IAmAMan
181
Whos Who in The Black Male Handbook
191
Appendix
201
Recommended Safe Spaces for Black Males
217
Link to More Resources for Black Males
241
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About the author (2008)

Kevin Powell is the author of eleven books. An acclaimed poet, journalist, essayist, and public speaker, he has written cover stories for Esquire, Rolling Stone, Ebony, and Vibe, and penned essays and blogs for The Washington Post, CNN, ESPN.com, The Guardian, Ms, and The Huffington Post. Powell is president of BK Nation, an organization focused on civil and human rights, education, and leadership development for young people. A noted anti-violence advocate, Powell works globally to end violence against women and girls. A native of Jersey City, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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