From the heart of a young African American man lays a blue print for prosperity, maintaining self respect and dispelling myths about manhood. In his debut non-fiction tome about what it means to really be young, gifted and black in America, 31-year-old Marvin Woodard attempts to set the record straight for all Black men fighting for self respect and a better tomorrow.
"101 Things A Black Man Should Know" explores 101 general truths and common sense maxims about being black and male in America. Woodard takes us from the necessity of reading to being aware of health concerns and managing credit to understanding how stress will kill you and the residual effects of slavery. "101 Things A Black Man Should Know" is a quick read pocket guide that puts the responsibility of success squarely on the shoulders of the reader.
"I was so distraught about what's going on in our neighborhoods. My heart's desire is to see Black men reach their full potential and erase the negative lifestyles and perceptions we have about ourselves. I felt it was my responsibility to share the knowledge many successful people have shared with me. I'm convinced that the key to success and happiness is using common sense and educating ourselves every chance we get."
"101 Things A Black Man Should Know" is a common sense approach to a complex and sometimes confusing journey into manhood. "The principals are simple and force young African American men to think about just how valuable we all are and how important we are to the future of this country and our families," says Woodard.
|Publisher:||Marvin D. Woodard|
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About the Author
Marvin D. Woodard was born September 20, 1974. Raised in California's Bay Area, he eventually returned to his place of birth, Dallas, TX.
Although an excellent student and athlete throughout grade school, his life off campus consisted of running the streets and struggling to find an identity. During his senior year of high school, Marvin's life was for ever altered when his fascination with life on the streets landed him in a court room fighting for his freedom. Faced with a possible 10 year sentence, Marvin left California to attend Kimball High School in Dallas, TX where he graduated.
After returning to California, Marvin was re-arrested and eventually sentenced to 12 months. Marvin's 12 month sentence and introduction to fatherhood was the turning point in his life.
After working many jobs and pursuing music management, Marvin finally found a hidden passion for writing and multi media development which led to his current career and the beginning of UrbanLace, Inc and TheModernMarvel.
As a completely self taught digital media designer and developer, Marvin overcame the obstacles of competing in the advertising world without a degree. Marvin now resides in McKinney, Texas with his wife and 2 girls.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I think a lot of the issues pointed out in this book is very important to black men ,parts should be discussed to young black men about their position in this country . Each section is not too long and gets straight to the point