Jul 23, 2013
Two great ebooks: "The Talk" - Elements of the Black Parents' Talk: A Critical Set of Commonsense Life Lessons and Generational Conversation Topics for the Survival of Black.... (The Talk: Elements of the Black Parents' Talk....)
"“The Talk” - Elements of the Black Parents’ Talk: A Critical Set of Commonsense Life Lessons and Generational Conversation Topics for the Survival of People of Color, Black Youth, and Black Men in America" provides you with an overview and insight into this rite of passage for most Black parents. When is it appropriate to tell their Black youth about it is in the real world, the impact of and the struggle against racism, discrimination, and hatred...?"
"Walking While Black: Justice for Trayvon Martin and My ‘Suspicious’ Black Boys - The Burden of Black Boys in America and the People Who Love Them" is a tribute to Trayvon Martin and all the black boys who got shot just for Walking While Black. It is the first ebook on the Martin case. As a father of black boys, I've had 'The Talk' with my sons and daughter. This talk, the often unspoken 'Code of Conduct' has developed over the years and turned into a set of principles that all parents can apply to their own boy-raising situation. This ebook is a series of attempts at explaining the causes of the public outrage over the killing of the unarmed 17-year-old African American boy carrying back a purchased bag of skittles and a can of iced tea to surprise his stepbrother, his cry for his "mom, mom, mommy" on that dark and rainy night, his desperate howl for help when he was facing the barrel of his killer's 9mm handgun, and the ensuing response of the Sanford Fla. Police Department. Weeks after the killing and funeral, Trayvon's killer, claiming self-defense, remains a free man. Questions abound. From all over the country, people are signing petitions to have the White Hispanic shooter, George Zimmerman, arrested. One key question: When do people with guns ever cry for help unless they are setting up an alibi? Trayvon Martin's parents only want an arrest. They've heard their son crying on the 911 tapes. They want justice from the system. They are not alone in that quest for justice. The eyes of the world are watching their marches. People are signing the various petitions that have sprung online at standfortrayvonstandforjustice.blogspot.com, Change.org and Signup.com etc. Overcoming obstacles, Trayvon's parents are determined to fight for an elusive justice. And the world and white, black, and brown America are standing with them this time. It is time to take a deep look inside and safely manage the happy gun-carrying culture, racial profiling, and the cancer of racism."