By Naomi Long Madgett
The insightful and informative foreword via the editor explains the ancient historical past to the plight of lots of present day African American men. this can be an anthology to which fifty five black ladies contributed optimistic poems approximately traditional black males with just a couple of well-known males pointed out. A ground-breaking publication concerning the optimistic relationships among women and men. all of the 8 sections is illustrated via Carl Owens. the canopy is from a portray through Paul Goodnight.
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Street Scene Summer Is Coming (Pearl Cleage) 103 Harry's Afro Hut (Lucy E. Thornton-Berry) 104 Direction (Aneb Kgositsile) 106 Blue Lights in the Basement (Pearl Cleage) 107 The Clothes You Color ([Malika] Odessa Davis) 108 A Poem of Praise (Jennifer E. Smith) 109 I Am Willie or Amos . . (Aneb Kgositsile) 110 All the Brothers (Beth Brown Preston) 111 Just Love (Karen Halliburton) 112 Curtis Michael (Stella L. Crews) 113 Beautiful Black Men (Nikki Giovanni) 114 Afrikan Poet, Arise (Wanda G. Winbush) 115 A Short Poem for Righteous Brothas Because You Are .
Harrington: Good/man Mississippi's Son (A. Wanjiku H. Reynolds) 41 This Warrior (Paulette Childress White) 43 The Coach (Satiafa) 44 My Father (May Miller) 45 He Lives in Me (Naomi Long Madgert) 46 Papa (Nubia Kai) 48 II. Brothers, Sons, and Other Youth In Knowledge of Young Boys (Toi Derricotte) 53 Birthday (Hilda Vest) 54 Oronde (Paulette Childress White) 55 Precious Flowers (Greta White) 56 My Gift to You (Johari Mahasin Rashad) 57 Waiting (Marilyn Elain Carmen) 58 I Will Not Let Them Take You (Opal Palmer Adisa) 59 Sisterlove 1 (Johari Mahasin Rashad) 61 For Uri at 16 (Aneb Kgositsile) 62 To Kyasa, Little Brother (Aneb Kgositsile) 63 Young Blood (Opal Palmer Adisa) 64 Nephews (Stella L.
Page 9 question of why a white woman would want to sleep with a black man if he was truly inferior. The black man had to be portrayed as subhuman and deprived of his freedom of choice and movement in order to prevent his becoming a threat to the white male ego. From Emancipation to the Civil Rights Movement and even into the present the power structure has used any means necessary to keep the black male from occupying his rightful place in society, fearing that, given an equal opportunity, the black man might surpass his white brother.