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Be a father to your child : real talk from Black men on family, love, and fatherhood

Author: April R Silver
Publisher: Brooklyn : Soft Skull Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do young black fathers relate to their children, as well as to their own fathers? How do they see and play their roles in both family and community? These are some of the big questions this timely, accessible book addresses. Written by both popular commentators and those who have experienced the issues firsthand, Be a Father to Your Child begins with a frank discussion of how family formation has changed since  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Be a father to your child.
Brooklyn : Soft Skull Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2008
(DLC) 2007050487
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: April R Silver
ISBN: 9781593763268 1593763263
OCLC Number: 503444859
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 198 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Be men first, then fathers : realizing progressive Black masculinities / Loren S. Harris --
An interview with Davey D. --
Freestyle fatherhood / Lasana Hotep --
What is a man? / Kevin Powell --
Baba / Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele --
Work and travel / Steven G. Fullwood --
Love, lessons, learning, and leadership / Timothy David Jones --
From education to get money : the challenge of parenting in and beyond the hip-hop generation / Bakari Kitwana --
What kind of place is this? : a Black father raising his sons in white suburbia / Alford A. Young, Jr. --
A moment of clarity / Aaron Lloyd --
Jazz, hip-hop, and Dad in my subconscious / Shaun Neblett --
The "pursuit" of meaning / Bill Stephney --
An interview with Talib Kweli --
My son's imaginary friend / James Braxton Peterson II --
The Black hair matrix : how Jada Pinkett-Smith saved my daughter's self-esteem / Adisa Banjoko --
Down the aisle, Walkin' the walk / Thabiti Boone --
Poems / by Saddi Khali --
Truth and reconciliation / Kevin Williams --
Do the sons bear the sins of the father? / Dion Chavis --
G-Daddy : a father's rage, a grandfather's delight / Mo Beasley --
Who's the man? / Cheo Tyehimba --
An interview with Rhymefest --
Because of my father--
/ Byron Hurt --
The old man / Jelani Cobb.
Responsibility: edited by April R. Silver.

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How do young black fathers relate to their children, as well as to their own fathers? How do they see and play their roles in both family and community? These are some of the big questions this timely, accessible book addresses. Written by both popular commentators and those who have experienced the issues firsthand, Be a Father to Your Child begins with a frank discussion of how family formation has changed since the 1960s, especially for communities of color. Individual selections then flesh out historical, sociological, and cultural contexts, examining the impact of welfare, child suppo.

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