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The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life

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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.

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Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Atria Books
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Jul 07, 2014 Corey rated it liked it
This book was a great read however, I would recommend this book, only if you have not read several books of a similar nature. Although each author brings their own point of view. The content of this book is the same as every other book on uplifting the black male. It points to all of the problems and talks about the change that needs to happen but, provides no solutions to an already highlighted problem. For this book to claim to be a handbook I feel it should have focused more on how to move fo ...more
Nov 09, 2013 Shila rated it really liked it
This book hits on some very basic concepts that you may find extremely valuable when fathering, adopting, mentoring, or working with a young male child of African descent. It is always good to start somewhere. There is definitely a need for this type of literature.
Jan 24, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Definately would recommend this book, male or female.
Oct 19, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it
I've followed Kevin Powell's journalisitic career since he was a fledgling writer and early season "The Real World" housemate. He is a committed social activist whose prose is incisive. This book of essays does not disappoint.
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Mar 08, 2012 Frederick Cheeks rated it it was amazing
This is a road map of will help give a sense of direction to a brother who is lost.
Apr 04, 2015 William rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed it very much!
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