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About the Author
For more information on Cora Daniels and Black Power Inc., please visit www.coradaniels.com.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.
Prologue: What Are You?
1. Working While Black.
2. Beyond Rage.
3. Sistas Unite! Are Black Women Corporate America’s Forgotten Threat?
4. Dissed by Diversity: How Diversity Became a Dirty Word.
5. Generational Warfare.
6. This Generation Needs No Leaders.
7. What Does All This Mean for Main Street?
8. Separate but Equal.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Black Power, Inc. is the book for which I've been waiting for quite some time. Daniels covers the real thought process of today's black professional, being a continuation of the previous generation's achievements, yet something altogether different. Today's black professional sees him/herself as a freedom fighter of a different brand, with corporate and entrepreneurial success as the new 'cause'. As I read this book, I found myself shouting 'Yes!' and 'Finally!' at the thought that there were actually others in the professional world who thought like me. The poignant analysis of the post-civil rights generation and its prevailing thought process was everything I needed to give me perspective and understanding of what my real purpose for acheivement has always been. If you are a young, striving, achieving, believing, competent, and driven black professional, this book is for you. This book IS you.
The thing which brings this book the best form of credibility is Mrs. Daniels had access to the very subjects of the book. While I was reading it, I laughed, sighed, shook my head, smiled and many other feelings and words (some of which I cannot repeat) came out of me. For me, this was something I've seen for a while now. I'm happy I am not the only one who has felt these things and seen the things which were discussed in the book. It is not a pipe dream: the author, as well as the people she interviewed, don't give us a 1+1=2 solution to the condition of the corporate world for young Black Americans, because it would not be realistic. I would recommend this to any young Black American (or the old-school cats for that matter) who is looking to take that step to corporate America. It will open eyes for some and re-inforce existing ideas for others.
Black Power Inc. has two key ingredients that make it a success: access and identity. Using both, Ms. Daniels carries us into the minds and offices of today's corporate leaders, who happen to be black, and rising stars, who don't apologize for it. This isn't a book of case studies or educated assumptions - generic statistics are replaced by real people in candid conversation. The book's pace is swift and easy. It's tone is intimate and personal. One of my favorite testimonies came from a brother named Sean Hudson. If you've ever wondered why this generation of black professionals is so different from the one that came before them, there is something here for you. If you've ever thought that you were the only black professional feeling the way that you feel, there is something here for you. If you've ever wondered why the young, black men and women working for you seem to be on their own program, there is something here for you, too. But, don't expect this book to answer all of your questions...it will raise more than it resolves. It did for me. And that, after all, is Ms. Daniel's point. She says as much in the section called, 'Last Thoughts...for Now.'
Ms. Daniels wonderfully paints thorugh her writing a placid picutre of coporate America. The experience she potrays categorically prevails in all ranks of business. Rather it is in the lower novice rung or the upper echelon. There is still a vast disparity among nationalities, races, & genders in the decision making arena. Even with education & experience we as minorities are being left out. The positions of power & authority are being reserved for the "good ole boys". This is a must read!!! I have shared this book with several friends as gifts... Thanks Ms. Daniels for your "writ". All the best.....