Black Woman Redefined

Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama

Author: Sophia Nelson

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1937856798

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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It’s time for a REDEFINITION among black women in America. In its 2011 hardcover release, Black Woman Redefined was a top-selling book and took home a 2011 Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award from the African American Literary Awards. Author Sophia A. Nelson won the 2012 Champions of Diversity Award, given each year by diversity business executives in Fortune 100 companies. Black Woman Redefined was inspired in part by what Nelson calls “open season on accomplished black women”: from Don Imus’s name-calling of black female basketball players in 2007 and a 2009 Yale University study titled “Marriage Eludes High-Achieving Black Women,” to the more recent revelation that First Lady Michelle Obama is concerned about being painted as an “angry, black woman.” In Black Woman Redefined, Nelson sets out to change this cultural perception, taking readers on a no-holds-barred journey into the hearts and minds of accomplished black women to reveal truths, tribulations, and insights like never before. This groundbreaking book provides black women of a new generation with essential career and life-coaching advice. Based on never-before-done research on college-educated, career-driven black women, Nelson offers her fellow “sisters”—and those who know, love, and work with them—a feel-good volume for personal and professional success that empowers them without tearing others down.
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Black Woman Redefined

Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama

Author: Sophia A. Nelson

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1935618946

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 358

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Looks at the way in which African Ameican women are treated and portrayed in the media and offers an investigation into the lives and accomplishments of successful black women in the United States.
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The Other Journal: Identity

Author: The Other Journal

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532634927

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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FEATURING: Judith Butler Lia Chavez Katherine James D. S. Martin Thomas Nail PLUS: What Does Where You're From Matter? * Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Power of Lament * Sing More Like a Girl * Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam * Occupied Identity * What's So Holy about Matrimony? AND MORE . . . "We the people . . ." So begins the familiar first line to the Preamble of the United States Constitution. But even in its initial context, in a document intended to be a manifesto of hope and freedom, the matter of who exactly was to be included in this "we" was unclear and contested. First-person pronouns (i.e., I and we) roll off the tongue-or onto parchment paper-with ease, but their common use often belies an underlying complexity. Who am I? Who are we? Who does my theology say that I am? Identity is at the same time essential to life and yet also deeply contested, problematic, and enigmatic. The world may be becoming more one and, yet, it seems also to be becoming more different, fragmented, agonistic, and isolated. In this issue of The Other Journal, we explore the valences of identity, both individual and communal, personal and public. We take up the theme of identity in multiple ways, examining its interconnections with gender and race, the dissolution and reconstitution of borders, and, yes, even the 2016 presidential campaign. The issue features essays by Derek Brown, Zach Czaia, Ryan Dueck, Julie M. Hamilton, Peter Herman, Zen Hess, Kimberly Humphrey, Katherine James, Russell Johnson, Sus Long, Willow Mindich, Angela Parker, Taylor Ross, and Erick Sierra; interviews by Stephanie Berbec and Zachary Thomas Settle with Judith Butler and Thomas Nail, respectively; poetry by T. M. Lawson, D. S. Martin, Oluwatomisin Oredein, and Erin Steinke; performance art by Lia Chavez; and photography by Jennifer Jane Simonton, Pilar Timpane, and Mark Wyatt.
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Imagining Black America

Author: Michael Wayne

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300197810

Category: History

Page: 313

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DIVA fascinating and challenging inquiry into black identity and its shifting meaning throughout U.S. history/div
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He Leadeth Me

A story of how good overcame evil

Author: William Beckford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475983166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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In this gripping and yet captivating account of a compelling true life story, William Beckford enthralls his audience with a story that will live with you - forever. He will transport you into his life and travel with him from his innocent childhood, the discovery of his nonexistent relationship with his siblings, through his depression and attempted suicide. The emotional abuse and neglect cycle started when he was a child, and continued through his teenage years. The pages turn on their own as this compelling story exposes a tale of a black sheep, the mindset of the victim, the actions of the people he thought would love him the most, the betrayal of family and friends, and the walk towards conversion, healing and restoration. Your nights will be short as you stay awake, reading each page as quickly as possible so you may know what happened next. Intense does not begin to describe "He Leadeth Me." William’s true story reads like a best-selling thriller - but it's not fiction. His story begins as a childhood nightmare and ends with God’s miraculous and victorious deliverance and restoration. At the heart of this book are real issues that we all face: learning to grow through pain, making decisions that will help us move forward, overcoming adversity, and trust in the power of God for healing. Centered on the people that were close to him, he brings his own cast alive with crisp dialogue and action - oftentimes breathtaking with brutal honesty. At an early age, he learned how to cope with adversity and loneliness. He found love, in other people’s homes. Never has a story been told of how a child had to fend off forces of evil and powers of the dark world. With no hope of escape from the flood of witchcraft and sorcery, he learned to trust God even at an early age.
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Women Change the World

Noteworthy Women on Cultivating Your Potential and Achieving Success

Author: Michelle Patterson

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1939529174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

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Women Change the World is a collection of world-changing women--from actresses, recording artists, and writers to businesswomen and other high-profile female professionals--on women's unique contributions to society. Women Change the World will be released in conjunction with the California Women's Conference, which offers its attendees inspiration, resources, and connections to take the next steps in their businesses, personal development, or philanthropic endeavors. 2012's conference speakers included Marcia Cross, Donna Karen, Gloria Allred, and many others. Women Change the World aims not only to show how women can be the heart of success, but also to inspire other women to go out and change the world themselves.
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