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Not in My Family AIDS in the African-American Community

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ISBN-10: 1932841245

ISBN-13: 9781932841244

Edition: 2006

Authors: Gil L. Robertson

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At long last, the time has come: the time for African American people to face the scourge that has affected it disproportionately for years, and to break through the cultural inhibitions that have prevented them from dealing with it head on. This landmark collection of personal essays, stories, brief memoirs, and polemics from a broad swath of black Americans-whether prominent figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment, or sports, or just ordinary folks with extraordinary -stories whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS-will galvanize public attention around this issue. Author and journalist Gil Robertson first conceived this "gripping and heartfelt patchwork," as he calls it,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Agate Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Gil L. Robertson IV is a journalist whose work has appeared in Essence , Billboard , Black Enterprise, the Source, Los Angeles Times and Atlanta Journal Constitution , among others. He has appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show , CNN, and BET, and his syndicated column, The Robertson Treatment , appears in over 30 newspapers, reaching more than 2 million readers across the country.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Facts Of HIV And AIDS: Plague in the Black Community
Deep from Within
The Essays
Time to Break the Silence
I Know the Face of AIDS
"Sexy" and "Safe" Aren't Mutually Exclusive
Who Will Step Up?
Ms. Different
Reality Check...
The Power of Truth
Standing United Behind a Cause
Living My Life with AIDS
Sweet-Tea Ethics: Black Luv, Healthcare, and Cultural Mistrust
I Remember
The Way Forward
Coping with the Loss of My Father
AIDS: You Better Ask Somebody!
A Message to My Straight Brothers: It's Time to Talk About Our Homophobia
Acceptance Is a Good Thing
AIDS Has No Tribe
A Stitch of Faith
The Power of Love and Honesty in a Relationship
Sad News: A Reporter's Notes on an Epidemic
Life's Ups and Downs
Celebrity Sex Crave in the Age of AIDS
No More Debates
Generations
Never Judge a Book by Its Cover
Knowing Something, But Needing to Know More
From the Front Lines, and Why We Are All There
I Have HIV Myself
AIDS in the Black Community and Me
Something's Gotta Give
Sometimes I Cry
A Crisis in a Community
HIV/AIDS and African Americans: Reflections of a Congresswoman, a Physician, and a Mother
I can't stand the rain
Not in My Family, Not in My House
The Black Church: False Prophets and Wandering Sheep
Shedding Secrets
As It Stands
A Revolutionary Act
Dispelling the Myth
Love Your Brother and Sisters
Back to the Basics
21st-Century Sex Etiquette
Bittersweet Memories of a Musical Legend
HIV/AIDS: The Litmus Test for Love
Greater Lessons Learned
Love for a Season
Stand Up!
The Blueprint My Father Left
Giving Back: The Greatest Love of All
When Love Abounds
Bearing Responsibility
AIDS in My World
Not in My Church
The Last to Know
Family Affair
Innocence, Love, and Loss to AIDS
My Shining Light
Appendices