African-American men have been pillars of strength throughout American history, from the darkest nights of slavery to the day-break of the civil rights movement. Yet despite the years of progress, there is still the constant struggle over everyday hurdles; as you know, it's easy to be bowed. In today's fast-paced world, the advice and direction that were once sought from family and friends are more difficult to find time for.
What Black Men Should Do Now solves that problem. It is for both mind and body; it offers words of enlightenment, encouragement, and affirmation on which to reflect and an action plan to put that advice to immediate use. From health, religion, and education to relationships, family, and career, this book runs the gamut of practical advice for living a more fulfilling life with information necessary for every man—from the "wayward" youth to the older man who thinks real men don't cry.
The book includes 100 simple truths, ideas, and concepts, such as why you should mentor a young man, how to deal with anger (righteous or not), how to truly love a woman, how to respect your body, and why every man should be in touch with his God—issues black men can contemplate in one sitting or several times over the years. Introduced with quotes, anecdotes, and practical advice, each concept is followed by bulleted action points to implement immediately. Timely, definitive, and candid, this book of instructions is the first of its kind to address black men directly.
A gift for women to give their sons and husbands, brothers and fathers, What Black Men Should Do Now will help begin the change for the better, for oneself, one's family, one's community. With a foreword by media personality Tavis Smiley, this book is a must for every black man—and boy—in America.
K. Thomas Oglesby, a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the founder of the Atlanta based group BROTHERS (Brothers Reaffirming Ourselves Through Hope, Enlightenment, Redemption, and Self-Respect), is a public relations specialist and writer based in Atlanta, Georgia.