Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul: Laughter, Love and Memories to Honor the Legacy of Sisterhood

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul: Laughter, Love and Memories to Honor the Legacy of Sisterhood

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ISBN-13: 9781623610487
Publisher: Backlist, LLC - a unit of Chicken Soup of the Soul Publishing LLC
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 172,288
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Hometown:

Santa Barbara, California

Date of Birth:

August 19, 1944

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas

Education:

B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Shoulders we Stand on

A Line in the Sand Sherie Labedis 2

Legacy Jerilyn Upton Sanders 8

Letters of Love Lorraine M. Elzia 12

Walking the Lessons of Life H. Renay Anderson 16

These Precious Hands Sheila P. Spencer 20

My Mother's Shoes Andrea Blackstone 23

My "Shero" Lisa Nichols 27

What She Said Betty DeRamus 30

Getting to Know Miss Gladys Bari-Ellen Ross 34

The Ring Monica Montgomery 39

Just Like Mom Linda Coleman-Willis 43

Mama's Hands Evelyn Palfrey 46

The Outfit Berthena Kemp 50

Birthdays and Blessings Anesia Okezie Karen Waldman 55

Dancing in the Kitchen Barbara Holt 60

History Through Herstory Emma Ransom Hayward 64

Ninety-Pound Powerhouse Swanee Rivers 68

2 It Takes a Village of Mothers

My Womb's Butterfly E. Claudette Freeman 74

The Wisdom of Motherhood Lolita Hendrix Briana Hendrix 78

One Day, You'll Understand Kelly Starling Lyons 83

Even a Dancing Time Angel V. Shannon 88

Keeping Faith Tracy Clausell-Alexander 92

Handpicked to Nurture T. Rhythm Knight 96

Single-Mommy Love Dayciaa C. Smith 101

The Christmas Sparrows Joe Gurneak 104

Soul Food Rite of Passage Anita S. Lane 109

Lesson for a New Life Evelyn K. Lemar 113

3 Beautiful-Just the Way I am

Discovering Me Lisa Nichols 118

Bathed in Love Adiya Dixon-Sato 124

My Cup Runneth Over Nikki Shearer-Tilford 128

Meet Me in the Middle Connie Bennett 133

The Dreadful Story Lisa Bartley-Lacey 137

Gluttony to Glory Lindale Banks 141

Getting Real Elaine K. Green 146

Crown of Splendor Sheila P. Spencer 150

Birth of a Nappy Hair Affair Linda Jones 153

4 My Sister, My Friend

A Cup of Tenderness Brenda Caperton 160

Sistahood Jeanine DeHoney 164

Who Is Helping Whom? Margaret Lang 168

Merry Christmas, Emma Mary Saxon Wilburn 171

Elegant Ladies...Again Karla Brown 175

Friday Afternoon at the Beauty Shop Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig 180

Sisters' Song Rita Billbe 183

5 The Power of a Woman's Prayer

Divine Intervention Michelle Cummins 188

Holy Ghost Filled Kiana Green 193

God's Will Sophfronia Scott 197

The Bus Vouchers Ruthell Cook Price 201

You'll Do It for Me Nancy Gilliam 203

Solid Ground Yvonda Johnson 209

Lord, Please Make One for Me! RuNett Nia Ebo 212

6 Loving Black Men

My Divas Antonio Crawford 216

Love, Laugh and Live Today Charles Stanley McNeal 218

King Kong Susan Madison 220

It Was Magic Nancy Gilliam 223

Forgiving Daddy Carol Ross-Burnett 227

A Twenty-Dollar Education Nadine McIlwain 231

No More Drama Patricia L. Walter Johnson 234

A Daughter's Forgiveness Dawn Nicole Patterson 240

A Gift from Above Leslie Ford 242

Where Have All the Old Men Gone? Marvin V. Arnett 245

7 Breaking Through My Barriers

Music in the Rooms Carolyn West 252

Turning My Mess into My Message Sanyika Calloway Boyce 257

The Graduation Bernetta Thorne-Williams 261

More Than a Dream Phyllis R. Dixon 267

Shades of Black and White Dorothy Jackson Hattie Mae Pembrook 273

Moving On from Militancy Damita Jo Johnson 279

Never, Ever Give Up Tanya Hutchison 283

Queen Charlene Charlene Copeland Sonya Simpson 289

Reclaiming My Soul Lisa J. Whaley 294

Greatness by Design Blanche Williams 298

Kwanzaa on the Prairie Jacinda Townsend 302

The Bus Stop DeAnna Blaylock 307

Who Is Jack Canfield? 311

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen? 312

Who Is Lisa Nichols? 313

Who Is Eve Eschner Hogan? 314

Contributors 315

Permissions 322

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