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Go Girl

Author : Elaine Lee
ISBN : 0933377428
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.97 MB
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The first travel book for the sisters!
Category: Social Science


Author : Valerie B. Shaw
ISBN : NWU:35556027005008
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 78.55 MB
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Explains how African American women can break the cycle of expecting the worst from their men, and offers advice on ways to effect a positive change in their lives and relationships
Category: Social Science

Working While Black

Author : Michelle T. Johnson
ISBN : 9781569768365
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 78.57 MB
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This guide offers practical suggestions for black Americans to develop mental awareness, a psychological game plan, and an increased level of business savvy in order to negotiate the minefield of the white work world. Included are commonsense scenarios and real-life solutions that will help every black American evaluate his or her options--from getting hired to getting fired, from adjusting one's attitude to suing an employer. Tips are offered on how African Americans can fit their styles, mindsets, and history into the workplace, and insight is provided into how best to deal with situations, problems, and issues unique to being black in a white working world. This new edition has been updated to account for changes in social networking, the Obama effect, the economic downturn, and recent court decisions.
Category: Business & Economics

Raise Him Up

Author : Derrick Moore
ISBN : 9781401677824
Genre : Religion
File Size : 23.27 MB
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Raise Him Up delves into the challenges faced by African-American single moms and offers advice, scriptural support, and helpful prayers.
Category: Religion

The White Womans Guide To Loving A Black Man

Author : Makeba Cavette
ISBN : 0983174318
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 20.33 MB
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The White Woman's Guide to Loving a Black Man is a woman to woman conversation written for the white women who found themselves in love with a Black American man, but were lost when it came to including the black culture into their lives and their inter-racial children's lives. Not because they didn't want to, but because either they didn't know or didn't understand the impact of not including it when raising their children. "I wrote this book because I felt like the white woman that had very little interaction with the Black community or only had television's depiction of Black America as their guide may miss some of the most important parts of the Black American culture," writes author Makeba. "The Black man may be oblivious to the long term cultural needs of the white woman he's in love with and their children. He may not think about how this white woman is going to get along with his black family members and may not think it necessary to give her any tips on how to integrate smoothly into the family." "I also hope that this guide will encourage communications between black and white women to encourage a more sound and informative environment for everyone involved. We cannot choose who our brother, son, father, cousin, nephew or friend has fallen in love with but this guide may be a way to help that woman love them."
Category: Family & Relationships

High Blood Pressure

Author : Hilton M. Hudson
ISBN : 0971606714
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 72.20 MB
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Designed for the lay reader who has recently been diagnosed with hypertension, this book discusses major symptoms, prevention techniques, risk factors, complications, and treatment and emphasizes self-care, stress management, and empowerment.
Category: Health & Fitness

Reclaiming Our Health

Author : Michelle A. Gourdine
ISBN : 9780300171839
File Size : 24.84 MB
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According to the federal Office of Minority Health, African Americans "are affected by serious diseases and health conditions at far greater rates than other Americans." In fact, African Americans suffer an estimated 85,000 excess deaths every year from diseases we know how to prevent: heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes. In this important and accessible book, Dr. Michelle Gourdine provides African Americans with the knowledge and guidance they need to take charge of their well-being. "Reclaiming Our Health: A Guide to African American Wellness" begins with an overview of the primary health concerns facing African Americans and explains who is at greatest risk of illness. Expanding on her career and life experiences as an African American physician, Dr. Gourdine presents key insights into the ways African American culture shapes health choices--how beliefs, traditions, and values can influence eating choices, exercise habits, and even the decision to seek medical attention. She translates extensive research into practical information and presents readers with concrete steps for achieving a healthier lifestyle, as well as strategies for navigating the health-care system. This interactive guide with illustrations is a vital resource for every African American on how to live a healthier and more empowered life, and an indispensable handbook for health-care providers, policy makers, and others working to close the health gap among people of color. Says Gourdine, "I wrote this book to empower our community to solve our own health problems and to save our own lives."
Category: MEDICAL


Author : Ms. Charisse Jones
ISBN : 006197711X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 41.30 MB
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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.
Category: Social Science