Black Male Handbook A Blueprint for Life

ISBN-10: 1416592245

ISBN-13: 9781416592242

Edition: 2008

Authors: Kevin Powell, Hill Harper

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The Black Male Handbookis a collection of essays for Black males on surviving, living, and winning. Kevin Powell taps into the social and political climate rising in the Black community, particularly as it relates to Black males. This is a must-have book, not only for Black male readers, but the women who befriend, parent, partner, and love them. The Black Male Handbookanswers 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 hiphop 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, andresources.The Black Male Handbookis a blueprint for those aspiring to thrive against the odds in America today.
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Kevin Powell is a writer, educator, and political activist. He is the author of eight books, including the essay collectionsWho's Gonna Take The Weight? Manhood, Race, and Power in AmericaandSomeday We'll All Be Free, and the poetry volume,No Sleep Till Brooklyn. His work has appeared in numerous publications, includingNewsweek,TheWashington Post,Rolling Stone, Ebony,Esquire,Essence, andVibe, where he served as a senior writer, interviewing and profiling, among many others, Colin Powell, and the late Tupac Shakur. He has been a part of numerous think tanks, studies, seminars, symposiums created with the purpose of discussing the challenges Black males face. He is a 2008 Democratic candidate for the United States Congress in Brooklyn , New York .

Hill Harper (born Francis Harper), is an author and film, television, and stage actor, and was born on May 17, 1966 in Iowa City, Iowa. Harper graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. While studying at Harvard, Harper was a full-time member of Boston's Black Folks Theater Company, one of the oldest and most acclaimed African-American traveling theater groups. After graduating from Harvard, Harper moved to Los Angeles to purue acting. In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Westfield State College. Harper's film and television experience began in 1993 with recurring work on the television series "Married...with Children" and the film "Confessions of a Dog." Harper's best-known role is a crime-scene-investigator, Sheldon Hawkes, on CSI: NY. Harper is the author of several books including the best-selling book: Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny (2006).

Editor's Note
Creating A Spiritual Foundation
Lasana Omar Hotep
Developing Political AwarenessJeff Johnson
Redefining Black ManhoodByron Hurt
Starting A Plan for Economic EmpowermentRyan Mack
Taking Care of Your Physical HealthKendrick B. Nathaniel
Moving Toward Mental WellnessAndra� L. Brown, Ph.D.
Ending Violence Against Women and GirlsKevin Powell
I Am A ManWilliam Jelani Cobb, Ph.D.
Who's Who inThe Black Male Handbook
Nine Things You Can Do to Improve Yourself and Help Others
Recommended Readings
Recommended Films and Documentaries
Recommended Music CDs
Recommended Safe Spaces for Black Males
Tips for Black Males When Stopped by the Police
How To Take Care of and Present Yourself as a Black Male
Hygiene Tips for Black Males
Dress and Style Tips for Black Males
Etiquette Tips for Black Males
Grooming Tips for Black Males
Job Interview Tips for Black Males
Link to More Resources for Black Males
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