Shifting

The Double Lives of Black Women in America

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Author: Ms. Charisse Jones,Kumea Shorter-Gooden

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061977114

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Based on the African American Women's Voices Project, Shifting reveals that a large number of African American women feel pressure to com-promise their true selves as they navigate America's racial and gender bigotry. Black women "shift" by altering the expectations they have for themselves or their outer appearance. They modify their speech. They shift "White" as they head to work in the morning and "Black" as they come back home each night. They shift inward, internalizing the searing pain of the negative stereotypes that they encounter daily. And sometimes they shift by fighting back. With deeply moving interviews, poignantly revealed on each page, Shifting is a much-needed, clear, and comprehensive portrait of the reality of African American women's lives today.

How to Love a Black Man

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Author: Ronn Elmore

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520879

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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As he sheds light on the hidden emotional psychological recesses of the black man's inner world, Dr. Elmore provides down-to-earth advice and real-life anecdotes drawn from his seminars and radio call-in shows to show women how to create the fulfilling relationship each partner wants and deserves.

His Dough, Her Cookie

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Author: Torri Stuckey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692729458

Category:

Page: N.A

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Sadly, many intimate relationships have been reduced to transactions--women desiring his dough and men lusting after her cookie--without either having a true understanding of the relationship between dough and cookie. Dough is to cookie, what man is to woman. How so? A cookie could not exist if not for the dough, and dough is not complete in its raw form. Biblically, woman would not exist if not for man and man is not complete without woman. HIS DOUGH, HER COOKIE is the Black woman's blueprint for dating in the 21st century. Today, we live in a fast-paced society that often leaves us rushing from place to place, sometimes, person to person. Both, men and women, are so busy chasing after their dreams that we fail to remember one of our primary purposes in life--companionship. We want the most out of our career, yet we settle for less in our love life. We won't work for free, yet we date for fun. In the midst of all the playfulness, we forget that the purpose of dating is marriage. Dating may not be important at the moment, but at some point marriage will be. HIS DOUGH, HER COOKIE serves as a dating intervention for all Black women who believe placing their love life on hold will result in life happily ever after.

Self-Made Man

One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man

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Author: Norah Vincent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201347

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man. Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me), Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t around. As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octane sales job, went on dates with women (and men), visited strip clubs, and even managed to infiltrate a monastery and a men’s therapy group. At once thought-provoking and pure fun to read, Self-Made Man is a sympathetic and thrilling tour de force of immersion journalism. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Why Black Men Love White Women

Going Beyond Sexual Politics to the Heart of the Matter

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Author: Rajen Persaud

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416595422

Category: Psychology

Page: 275

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A provocative, candid study of the romantic relationships between white women and black men offers a psychological explanation for the phenomenon, as well as analyzing the influence of the entertainment industry, exposing stereotypes, and assessing the global implications of black and white relationships.

Too Heavy a Yoke

Black Women and the Burden of Strength

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Author: Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871923

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Black women are strong. At least that's what everyone says and how they are constantly depicted. But what, exactly, does this strength entail? And what price do Black women pay for it? In this book, the author, a psychologist and pastoral theologian, examines the burdensome yoke that the ideology of the Strong Black Woman places upon African American women. She demonstrates how the three core features of the ideology--emotional strength, caregiving, and independence--constrain the lives of African American women and predispose them to physical and emotional health problems, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety. She traces the historical, social, and theological influences that resulted in the evolution and maintenance of the Strong Black Woman, including the Christian church, R & B and hip-hop artists, and popular television and film. Drawing upon womanist pastoral theology and twelve-step philosophy, she calls upon pastoral caregivers to aid in the healing of African American women's identities and crafts a twelve-step program for Strong Black Women in recovery. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Don't Bring Home a White Boy

And Other Notions that Keep Black Women From Dating Out

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Author: Karyn Langhorne Folan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143916939X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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In Don’t Bring Home a White Boy, writer Karyn Langhorne Folan debunks the myths about interracial relationships. Drawing on real-life testimonials, she boldly tackles this difficult subject with warmth, humor, and understanding, as she explores stereotypes of black female sexuality and white male perspectives on black female beauty. Folan goes beyond statistics and offers firsthand insights on her own interracial relationship and attempts to tap into a woman’s desire to have all that they deserve instead of restricting themselves, simply because they want a “good black man.” Frank, authoritative, and universally relevant, her message to women is to look beyond skin color, accept themselves for who they are, and seek a man who truly loves them, regardless of race.

The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair

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Author: Audrey Davis-Sivasothy

Publisher: SAJA Publishing Company

ISBN: 0984518428

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 242

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The Science of Black Hair is the ultimate consumer textbook on black hair care. Technically oriented and detailed throughout, this book was written with the serious hair care consumer in mind. Hair science, research and testimony combine in this carefully written text designed to examine black hair on a deeper level. With its light academic style it is truly the last hair book you'll ever need. Readers will learn how to: * Maintain chemically-treated or natural hair in optimal health. * Stop hair breakage with a novel, protein/moisture balancing method. * Regulate product pH balance for shinier, more manageable hair. * Grow their hair longer, stronger and healthier for life! Additional Features * Regimen Builder with extensive product listings * Ingredients glossary * Interviews * Real photos of hair at the microscopic level Are you ready to stop battling your hair? Win the war against breakage. Forever. The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care combines research with testimony in an authoritative reference text dedicated to the care of black hair- relaxed or natural. This powerful book introduces readers to a comprehensive healthy hair care strategy for achieving beautifully radiant hair regardless of hair type. Black hair structure, properties, and maintenance methods are carefully outlined throughout this go-to reference book to give you the tools you need to improve the health and look of your hair, TODAY. The Science of Black Hair Chapter 1: Scalp and Hair Structure, Function, and Characteristics Chapter 2: Textured Hair Properties & Principles Chapter 3: Understanding Hair Growth and Damage for Healthier Hair Care Chapter 4: What's Your Hair Care Regimen? Chapter 5: Hair Product Selection Basics Chapter 6: Protein & Moisture Balancing Strategies for Breakage Correction and Defense Chapter 7: Getting Started with a Healthy Hair Care Product Regimen Chapter 8: Low-Manipulation Hair Maintenance Strategies Chapter 9: Coloring Textured Hair Chapter 10: Chemically Relaxing Textured Hair Chapter 11: Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural Hair Chapter 12: Regimen-Building Considerations for Kids Chapter 13: How Our Health Affects Our Hair Chapter 14: Working Out on a Healthy Hair-Care Regimen Chapter 15: Final Thoughts

Black White and Jewish

Autobiography of a Shifting Self

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Author: Rebecca Walker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101647566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in 1969 their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a triumph of love over hate. But after her parents divorced, leaving her a lonely only child ferrying between two worlds that only seemed to grow further apart, Rebecca was no longer sure what she represented. In this book, Rebecca Leventhal Walker attempts to define herself as a soul instead of a symbol—and offers a new look at the challenge of personal identity, in a story at once strikingly unique and truly universal.

Notes of a White Black Woman

Race, Color, Community

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Author: Judy Scales-Trent

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: 9780271021249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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A light-skinned Black law professor describes what it is to like to live both inside and outside the Black and white communities

Trophy Man

The Surprising Secrets of Black Women Who Marry Well

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Author: Joy McElroy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743233875

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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You're attractive, fun to be around, and accomplished. Life is great. But it would be perfect if you had a partner by your side: a man with brains, ambition, a successful career, and eyes for you only. Problem is, where do you find a brother like that? And how do you make him realize that you're the one he should spend his life with? Drawing on extensive interviews with black women married to top-notch doctors, lawyers, businessmen, athletes, educators, and politicians -- women who've been there and know -- Joy McElroy provides proven methods any woman can use to make a successful match. Always straightforward, always plainspoken, Joy gives you the information you need, including: Where to meet professional African American men How to date with a purpose How much to reveal about past love affairs You don't have to settle! Trophy Man is just the secret weapon you need to find a husband with a loving heart.

The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

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Author: Eddie Moore Jr.,Ali Michael,Marguerite W. Penick-Parks

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506351778

Category: Education

Page: 472

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Empower black boys to dream, believe, achieve Schools that routinely fail Black boys are not extraordinary. In fact, they are all-too ordinary. If we are to succeed in positively shifting outcomes for Black boys and young men, we must first change the way school is “done.” That’s where the eight in ten teachers who are White women fit in . . . and this urgently needed resource is written specifically for them as a way to help them understand, respect and connect with all of their students. So much more than a call to call to action—but that, too!—The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys brings together research, activities, personal stories, and video interviews to help us all embrace the deep realities and thrilling potential of this crucial American task. With Eddie, Ali, and Marguerite as your mentors, you will learn how to: Develop learning environments that help Black boys feel a sense of belonging, nurturance, challenge, and love at school Change school culture so that Black boys can show up in the wholeness of their selves Overcome your unconscious bias and forge authentic connections with your Black male students If you are a teacher who is afraid to talk about race, that’s okay. Fear is a normal human emotion and racial competence is a skill that can be learned. We promise that reading this extraordinary guide will be a life-changing first step forward . . . for both you and the students you serve. About the Authors Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership, and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege, and leadership trainings/workshops. Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students K–16. Dr. Moore is the Founder/Program Director for the White Privilege Conference, one of the top national and international conferences for participants who want to move beyond dialogue and into action around issues of diversity, power, privilege, and leadership. Ali Michael, Ph.D., is the co-founder and director of the Race Institute for K–12 Educators, and the author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry, and Education, winner of the 2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award. She is co-editor of the bestselling Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice and sits on the editorial board of the journal, Whiteness and Education. Dr. Michael teaches in the mid-career doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, as well as the Graduate Counseling Program at Arcadia University. Dr. Marguerite W. Penick-Parks currently serves as Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Her work centers on issues of power, privilege, and oppression in relationship to issues of curriculum with a special emphasis on the incorporation of quality literature in K–12 classrooms. She appears in the movie, “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible,” by the World Trust Organization. Her most recent work includes a joint article on creating safe spaces for discussing White privilege with preservice teachers.

Are You Still a Slave?

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Author: Shahrazad Ali

Publisher: Shahrazad Ali

ISBN: 9780933405042

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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Find out if you experience slavery flashbacks that influence your behavior and control your thinking and learn how to recover from the post traumatic stress of slavery.

The Color of Water

A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother

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Author: James McBride

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408832496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.

The Metaphysical Blueprint to Decoding Hollywood Films

Volume One

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Author: T. C. Carrier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983446200

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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Non-Fiction book covering the metaphysical science of decoding Hollywood film's hidden images and subliminal symbols.

How to Love a Black Woman

Give-and Get-the Very Best in Your Relationship

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Author: Ronn Elmore

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520887

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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Using dozens of real-life examples, Dr Ronn Elmore attempts to empower men to relate more honestly to black women by achieving true intimacy, and also aims to inspire women to expect a higher level of loving.

Hidden Figures

Young Readers' Edition

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Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780606396233

Category:

Page: N.A

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For use in schools and libraries only. Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Soon to be a major motion picture. Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

Native Son

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Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American men

Page: 359

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