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"Brother To Brother" edited by Beth Johnson


Ten African American men from a wide range of backgrounds were asked this question:

"If you had a chance to speak to the young Black men of America, what would you say?"

The essays in Brother to Brother are their answers. In this book, you will read the frequently encouraging, sometimes angry, occasionally sad, often challenging, but always thoughtful words of these ten men, including: . . .

  • Kenyon Whittington, an abused and abandoned child who not only overcame his own harsh circumstances but now serves as a guide to others;

  •  Fluke Fluker, a one-time juvenile delinquent, later Marine Corps sergeant, and founder of an organization that turned one failing Los Angeles high school around;

  •  Joseph Marshall, Jr., whose success in touching the lives of San Francisco gang members has earned him an Oprah "Use Your Life" award;

  • Joe Davis, a former junkie and drug dealer, now a mental health therapist who works tirelessly to end the kind of senseless violence that put him in a wheelchair.

  •  Calvin Sims, abandoned as a toddler, abused and sexually molested as a child, adopted by gangsters and given a gun at age 9, this 10 th grade drop-out became a self-taught international computer consultant, author, lecturer and educator once recognized by a U.S. President for his work with at-risk youth and families.

These men and others are waiting for you in the pages of Brother to Brother. They reach out to take you by the hand and say, "Sit down, my brother. Let’s talk."

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