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KLIATTThis is a much-needed tribute to the black woman. A prominent minister, scholar, and writer, Dyson seems to suggest that there are still some successful black men who value black women. In a rather lengthy chapter titled "Another Saturday Night, or, Have All the Brothers Gone to White Women?" he attempts to make sense of the plight of young, professional black women who are single because there are few black men interested in dating them. He traces this debate by sharing personal discussions with black women and commentary found in leading magazines targeted to black audiences. He does not offer solutions. Instead, he separates himself from the brothers who have decided that black women are not suitable companions. In 18 other equally sentimental and often humorous chapters, he describes a number of black women whom he loves because of their beauty, intelligence and the way they positively impacted his life. From classroom teachers and women he has met around the country to childhood television and music icons and revolutionaries such as Angela Davis and Assata Shakur, Dyson leaves no black woman out. He also writes about women closer to home, including his third wife. He takes great care to describe the accomplishments of these women, their physical attributes and how he came to know them, but he also devotes a great deal of the book to cultural criticism. He explores sensitive yet timely issues often debated within black communities, such as intraracism, illiteracy and black male imprisonment. While Dyson is a bit verbose, black women young and old will appreciate his commitment to helping the public see them as he sees them: loving, complex, strong, and intelligent. KLIATT Codes:SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, Perseus, Basic Books, 314p. index., Ages 15 to adult.