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Come on, people : on the path from victims to victors

Author: Bill Cosby; Alvin F Poussaint
Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, ©2007.
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Addressing the problems facing many African American communities, encourages people to move forward in their lives by overcoming feelings of low self-esteem, fearfulness, and anger.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Cosby; Alvin F Poussaint
ISBN: 9781595550927 1595550925
OCLC Number: 153581209
Description: xviii, 265 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. What's going on with black men? --
Build on our legacy --
Acknowledge the problem --
Face the facts --
Keep your cool, but not too cool --
Turn off the heat --
Get smart about sex --
Tone down the culture --
Walk back in --
Sisters, hang in there --
Strive to succeed --
Give fatherhood a second chance --
Role models, please apply --
Don't count out the ex-offenders --
Claim your children. 2. It takes a community --
Go tell Pharaoh --
Break the shackles --
Think freedom --
Remember the triumphs --
Reject victimhood --
Define the village and defend it --
Walk the walk --
Help carry the cross --
Replace victimhood with neighborhood --
Speak up, speak out --
Talk to the police --
Take back the community --
Make a difference --
Stand on their shoulders --
3. We all start out as children --
It all starts with choice --
Some good ways to say welcome to the world --
Let's not forget the mother --
Good ideas on making the baby feel at home --
Key concepts in bringing up baby --
Several good reasons to spare the rod --
Some scars never heal --
When domestic violence gets out of hand --
Raising victorious children --
Some good ways to discipline children --
Getting the community involved --
Ways to build strong bodies and minds --
Thoughts on raising black children in the United states --
Understanding children in transition --
Some ideas on protecting your teens --
Raising victors. 4. Teach your children well --
Pass it on --
Inspire the children --
Save our schools --
Take advantage of every opportunity --
Turn off the TV --
Love those little ones ---
You've got to believe! --
Keep those kids in school --
Keep those kids out of prison --
Keep the faith --
Get the kids a pro when needed --
Find helpful adult allies --
Protect your child --
Reinforce standard English --
Back off the rap --
Respect our elders --
Talk to your students --
Don't overlook your community college. 5. The media you deserve --
Watch with your children --
Keep the TVs out of the bedrooms --
Don't let the kids watch too much of anything --
Use the media to educate --
Don't forget TV's limits --
Keep the kids engaged --
Cool the violence --
Accept the responsibility --
Walk away --
Don't fall for the stereotype --
Respect yourselves --
Don't imitate the slave masters --
Chill the sex --
Protect your young ones --
Watch your health --
Warn your kids --
Shield your kids --
Trust, but verify --
6. Healthy hearts and minds --
Think holistically --
Don't be passive about your health --
Overcome the past --
Protect our children --
Seize the day --
Teach your children well --
Slow down on the fast food --
Work together --
Eat together as a family --
Watch everyone's weight --
Pass on the salt --
Keep a lookout for diabetes --
Remember Mr. tooth decay --
Control your cancer risks --
Speak out about HIV/AIDS --
Respect your lungs --
Respect your mind --
Lose the guns and the rage --
Face up to mental health issues --
Encourage culturally competent care --
7. The high price of violence --
Change the things you can --
Avoid easy answers --
Face the facts head-on --
Get the guns out of your life --
Stop the cycle of violence --
Support the survivors --
Don't abandon the drug user --
Love the child lest he seek love in the streets --
Respect your children from the beginning --
Remember our imprisoned --
Fight back in the community. 8. From poverty to prosperity --
Get all the school you can get --
Take any legitimate job --
Maintain your independence --
Beware the trap --
Stay out of debt --
Break the chains --
Get control of your finances --
Help the poor help themselves --
Spread the word about education --
Commit your heart to the effort --
Support local business --
Take care of our own --
Sisters, seize the day! --
Invest in ourselves --
Victims to victors --
Special thanks --
Acknowledgments --
For more information.
Responsibility: Bill Cosby & Alvin F. Poussaint.
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Addressing the problems facing many African American communities, encourages people to move forward in their lives by overcoming feelings of low self-esteem, fearfulness, and anger.

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