“A practical and useful guide to help black men—indeed all men—shape their purpose.”—Tavis Smiley, commentator, “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” and editor of How To Make Black America Better: Leading African Americans Speak Out
“K. Thomas Oglesby is logical, enlightening and brave. This book is a fireball of motivation for the mind and spirit. I couldn't read it sitting down. I had to stand up and shout!”—William July II, author of Understanding the Tin Man: Why So Many Men Avoid Intimacy
It used to be family and friends who gave you guidance on how to live in the world. But these days, that help is harder to come by. What Black Men Should Do Now fills the vacuum by offering practical, plain-talking advice for living a fulfilling, successful life.
From health, religion, and education to relationships, family, and career, it runs the gamut of information necessary for every man today—whether 18 or 80. Find out why you should mentor a young man, how to deal with anger, how to truly love a woman, how to respect your body, the importance of being in touch with Spirit, and other timely advice.
Each subject in What Black Men Should Do Now is introduced with quotes, anecdotes, and words of encouragement and affirmation, followed by bulleted actions that you can put to immediate use. By the time you finish the last page of this remarkably candid guide, you'll have all the tools you need to be the best man you can be.
“A sensible, practical and empowering guide for today's black men. This well-written book will give brothers the necessary blueprint to build a winning life.”—Dr. Grace Cornish, author of 10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives
A former corporate communications specialist, K. Thomas Oglesby is a communications consultant and writer based outside Atlanta. He is a native of Dayton, Ohio and a graduate of Bowling Green State University, with a degree in journalism. His articles have appeared in Belle Magazine, The Louisiana Weekly, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and is at work on his next book.