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Real role models : successful African Americans beyond pop culture

Author: Joah Spearman; Louis Harrison
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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All young people need good role models, and black youth especially need positive and real examples beyond the famous and wealthy people they see on SportsCenter highlights and MTV Cribs. While success as a celebrity athlete or entertainer may seem like an achievable dream, the reality is that young African Americans have a much greater chance of succeeding in the professions through education and hard work--and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joah Spearman; Louis Harrison
ISBN: 9780292723016 0292723016 9780292718326 0292718322
OCLC Number: 426147282
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 158 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Why we need real role models --
Defining a role model --
They are more important than ever --
Moms : our personal real role models --
Rufus Cormier, JD --
Melody Barnes --
Eric Motley, PhD --
James McIntyre --
Tracie Hall --
Civil rights and real role models --
Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD --
Timothy George, MD --
Victoria Holloway Barbosa, MD --
Bill Douglas --
Leonard Pitts, Jr. --
Danyel Smith --
Are we really "keepin' it real"? --
Ed Stewart --
Lynn Tyson --
Willie Miles, Jr. --
Horace Allen --
Deavra Daughtry --
Je'Caryous Johnson --
Do we really lack real role models? --
Steve Jones --
Isiah Warner, PhD --
Gloria Ladson-Billings, PhD --
Bernard Muir and Craig Littlepage --
Beverly Kearney --
Qualities of real role models --
Self-esteem is not self-taught --
Education : a real ticket to success --
Being a real role model --
Final thoughts.
Responsibility: Joah Spearman and Louis Harrison, Jr.

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Profiles of twenty-three high-level Black professionals introduce African American youths to role models for career success beyond sports and entertainment  Read more...

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