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By Naomi Long Madgett

The insightful and informative foreword by means of the editor explains the historic historical past to the plight of lots of brand new African American men. this is often an anthology to which fifty five black ladies contributed optimistic poems approximately traditional black males with just a couple of recognized males pointed out. A ground-breaking booklet in regards to the optimistic relationships among women and men. all of the 8 sections is illustrated by means of Carl Owens. the canopy is from a portray by way of Paul Goodnight.

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I hope that this book will serve as such a reminder to any others who may view themselves and their kind negatively. I have only admiration for those generations of black women who gave support and encouragement to their men, forgave many trespasses against them and kept on going, disciplined their children and held them together as families, and gave unstintingly of their strength and love. One of them, in particular, comes to mind. Walter Lee Younger, frustrated by his lack of opportunity, has lost his family's inheritance through a scatterbrain get-rich-quick scheme that failed.

M. Jones) 205 The Mask (Irma McClaurin) 206 Bring Them Home (Aneb Kgositsile) 207 Of Men and Clouds (Shirley Hayden-Whitley) 208 To the Black Man (Cheryl Lynn Pastor) 209 Warriors Welcome (Phavia Kujichagulia) 214 Acknowledgments 217 Biographical Notes 221 Index of Authors and Titles 231 Page 17 To Be a Man To be a man is to be as strong as a wave breaking over a bed of lava cooling Pelée's wrathful flames and as gentle as the ripples in a tide that cause the mouths of sea anemone to sway without closing.

In the last few years we have witnessed a dramatic change in the employment opportunities available to young black men. Yet as a Page 10 group, they are worse off than ever before. Reading the statistics on school failure, drug addiction, family irresponsibility, and crime, we might easily conclude that the fault is not in these men's now plentiful stars but in themselves. While agreeing that, in some cases, no better explanation is available, we must also concede that history and its effects cannot be erased, nor are its scars quick to heal.

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