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Urban issues and creative African American leadership are addressed in this compendium of art, quotations, and critical essays. As the media and the internet continue to change the face of American culture, the tradition of political tomes and textbooks as primary information sources is quickly becoming outmoded. The solution utilized here is geared toward bringing plain and simple truths to a new generation of readers who seek useful information—striking and immediate—regarding politics, race, affirmative ...

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Overview

Urban issues and creative African American leadership are addressed in this compendium of art, quotations, and critical essays. As the media and the internet continue to change the face of American culture, the tradition of political tomes and textbooks as primary information sources is quickly becoming outmoded. The solution utilized here is geared toward bringing plain and simple truths to a new generation of readers who seek useful information—striking and immediate—regarding politics, race, affirmative action, justice, and gender.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883782729
  • Publisher: Third World Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich is a professor at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the executive director and chief operating officer of the nonprofit, Black Leadership Forum, Inc. She has worked in civil service and urban policy in the positions of Deputy Mayor of Philadelphia and Housing Commissioner of New York. She writes a syndicated column for the National Newspaper Association. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Dr. Dorothy I. Height     ix
Introduction     xiii
Articles and Commentary
An Urgent Independence Struggle for African Women-Gender Matters (2007)     2
Black Women are Credible Presidential Candidates (2002)     7
Ward Connerly is Not Colorblind: He is Just Blind and Dangerous (2002)     19
Black and Latina Women Locked in the Jailhouse and the Poorhouse (2000)     24
For Black Women: "Life Ain't Been No Crystal Stair" (2000)     29
Keeping Black Women's Advancements in Perspective (2000)     35
Media Essays
Imus's Demise Must Herald New Standards (2007)     40
Black Leaders and The Urban Policy Institutes (1993)     42
The Scientifically Reasoning City (1993)     44
Beyond Shopping Black (1993)     46
The Darkening Diversity (1993)     48
Vessels of Our Collective Future (1993)     50
The Race Debate (1993)     52
Hardcore Rap Does Not Deserve A Constitutional Shield (1993)     54
Career Photos     56
Speeches and Public Addresses
Leveraging Our Legacy to Lift Our City (2001)     66
Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth: Things are Not Always as They Seem (2000)     79
The Next Millennium: Second Verse of the Dream (1999)     88
A Passion for Progress and Parity (1998)     102
Racism and Racial Inequality (1998)     116
Facing an Uncertain Future from Strength (1998)     132
Biographies
C. DeLores Tucker: A Lamplighter for the Paths (2005)     146
R. Joyce Whitley: Knowing When to Wear White Gloves (2000)     149
Byllye Y. Avery: Humanizing the Time in Between (1992)     155
Florence May Rice: Change Agent Extraordinaire (1991)     158
Julia Outterbridge-Robinson: Changing the Complexion of the Mainstream (1991)     165
Susan Deniece Stukes: The Hard Sciences (1991)     171
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich: About the Author     177
Poem and Family Photos     179
Appendix
Bibliography     184
Organizations     190
Index     198
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