Reflections Of A Man II - The Journey Begins With You

Author: Mr. Amari Soul

Publisher: Black Castle Media Group

ISBN: 098616478X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 206

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This second book in Mr. Amari Soul's "Reflections Of A Man" series (following the release of the inspirational best seller "Reflections Of A Man") will help you to get past your pain, get rid of the self-doubt and help you to see yourself in a new light... a light which illuminates through all of the darkness and shines through to the Beautiful, Strong Woman inside of you.

Reflections of a Man's Soul

Author: K. Martai Richardson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146910265X

Category: Poetry

Page: 95

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This book is truly a reflection of all thats inside me. It is a summation of a lifes experience and gives a very diverse perspective of how one man views the surroundings around him. It is my hope that anyone who reads this book will be able to connect with the author and see things from his point of view and feel what he felt at the time that he wrote it. I wanted to provide something that will invoke every emotion inside and leave a lasting impression on the reader that will last a long time. Being able to share something this personal and fulfilling to the world is truly a blessing. I can only hope that whoever reads this work will like what they read. So go ahead and crack it open and enjoy . . .

THOUGHTS OF A MAN Reflections Of Love and Society

A contemporary book on Black Relationships

Author: Raymond Spencer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456848361

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 191

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Raymond began his path in “Conflict Resolution” and “Advanced Problem Solving” while in prison as an inmate representative. He served as the liaison for the inmate population and the prison administration. While in prison, Mr. Spencer graduated from “Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can Program” and became a facilitator and advocate. Book knowledge and street credibility have made Raymond the voice of reason for the thug and the administrator. Great communication skills coupled with the ability to negotiate on multiple levels, makes Raymond a vital component in todays society. Raymond also partnered with several community groups, including “DaScene”, Earl Best; “The Street Doctor”, “The Street Warriors”, Ras Baraka and others to address the many injustices that plague “The City of Newark”, and its residents. Raymond is also affiliated with our local school system by way of partnerships with “Louise A. Spencer School” and The Giants Academy, “East Orange High School”(alma mater, 1985), and “The Isaiah House”; a shelter for teenage girls. Raymond Spencer’s Love and passion for the family structure propels him forward in his personal journey to reconnect the family ties and save our children.

What it Means to be a Man

Reflections on Puerto Rican Masculinity

Author: Rafael L. Ramírez

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813526614

Category: Psychology

Page: 139

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What It Means to Be a Man begins with a discussion of machismo set in the context of the social construction of masculinity. Ramírez presents his interpretation of what it means to be a Puerto Rican man, discussing the attributes and demands of masculinity, and pointing out the ways in which strength, competition, and sexuality are joined with power and pleasure. He examines the erotic relationships between men as part of the expressions of masculinity, and analyzes how the homosexual experience reproduces the dominant masculine ideology.

Proving Manhood

Reflections on Men and Sexism

Author: Timothy Beneke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520212664

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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"Timothy Beneke's honest and thorough book provides us with the most intriguing discussion of the psychological roots of sexism and homophobia yet written."--Richard Isay, author of "Becoming Gay" "The best theorizing about the behavior and consciousness of men that I've read in years. Remarkable for the author's reflexivity, his willingness to probe his own emotions and experiences, the originality of his conclusions. A most important contribution to our understanding of 'compulsive masculinity' and why men are as we are, and how we can change."--Bob Blauner, author of "Black Lives, White Lives" "An important book that should be read by all who would like to eradicate sexism from their lives and their society. His nuanced and thoughtful treatment of men's inhumanity towards women neither blames nor excuses, but offers insight into the deeper causes of sexism and thereby the possibility of change."--Robin Lakoff, Dept. of Linguistics, UC Berkeley "A startling, thoughtful book. Whether ruminating on the numbing self-alienation of reading the sports page, or going through the motions as an anti-rape activist, Tim Beneke's relentless self-examination and careful theoretical exposition allow him to probe men's power and men's pain without reducing one to the other. I've rarely read a work that is as painfully honest and as analytically perceptive."--Michael Kimmel, Dept. of Sociology, SUNY, Stonybrook "Thoughtfully traces the meaning, for men and women both, of the often painful, tired, and tiring injunction to 'act like a man.' Mixing personal storytelling and theoretical reflection, Beneke brings together an enormous range of subjects: the pages of sports and pornography and those of psychoanalytic and feminist theories, homophobic straight men and sexist gay ones, his own mother and his own maleness. Digging at the roots of contemporary manhood, this book is a provocative, welcome search for a masculinity that does not require a constant, compulsive and costly proof."--Joshua Gamson, Dept. of Sociology, Yale University ""Proving Manhood" is not just another book about men's sexism. It is a revealing exploration of men's pain and the sources of what the author calls compulsive masculinity. Tim Beneke has done what I thought couldn't be done--written a book that brings fresh understanding to men's issues and done it in a way that engaged me from beginning to end. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the modern American man and his struggle with the women in his life."--Lillian Rubin ""Proving Manhood" leads both men and women towards a new psychology of men, and ultimately of "persons." Like his earlier reflections on men and rape, he captures the essentials of men trying to keep up with the changes brought about by the woman's movement with both seriousness and humor. This book is required reading for all who want to move from a "macho" man to a "new man" without giving up the finer parts of masculinity."--Lenore Walker, author of "The Battered Woman" "A brave book with great explanatory power." --Judith Newton, University of California, Davis

Sentiments and Reflections of a Black Man

A New Age Dawning

Author: Clint B. Walker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462873219

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

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This book of poems were written in the attempt to get Gods message out, I had a heavenly encounter with God and was taken out of body, mind or spirit I can not really tell which but I know it was for the purpose of uniting all people for the common good. Some of these poems deals with secular life and some are written from a more spiritual venue but as Jesus use parables to explain the good and bad of our actions so have I been instructed to do as well. When we dabble in things that has no profi t only destruction then there is an equal reaction to all actions. These words are the inspired works of God and will truly bless all that read them. They will offer inspiration, courage, guidance and wisdom. If the reader keeps an open mind and let the Holy spirit talk to their subconscious: Gods words do not go away into the void but they accomplish what they are sent out to accomplish. This book will have a universal appeal to all its readers and will give all readers a greater insight into the mind of the author whom happens to be a black man, but more important a child of God. Its purpose is to unite all races to come together as one people. There is no difference between the Jew and Greek, bond nor free, for whosoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. I profess we all are whosoever, whether red, yellow, black, brown or white, we are all precious in Gods sight. Read these poems with an open mind and a receptive heart and I guarantee you will be truly blessed by reading them as I was blessed by writing them. May God bless all of his children with good health, happiness and prosperity, is my hearts desire and prayer.

Give a Man a Fish

Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution

Author: James Ferguson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822375524

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In Give a Man a Fish James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa, in which states make cash payments to their low income citizens. More than thirty percent of South Africa's population receive such payments, even as pundits elsewhere proclaim the neoliberal death of the welfare state. These programs' successes at reducing poverty under conditions of mass unemployment, Ferguson argues, provide an opportunity for rethinking contemporary capitalism and for developing new forms of political mobilization. Interested in an emerging "politics of distribution," Ferguson shows how new demands for direct income payments (including so-called "basic income") require us to reexamine the relation between production and distribution, and to ask new questions about markets, livelihoods, labor, and the future of progressive politics.

Reflections of a Common Man

Author: Edward G. Marks

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1591601568

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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Ed Marks believes that God uses common people to do his work. God has used him in some extraordinary situations. God needs strong men to fulfill their role as husband, father, grandfather and leaders in their communities. Perhaps these poems and short stories will encourage you to break free from a life of complacency. Maybe they will bring a smile to your face and a peace to your spirit. If you feel like God can't use you because you have nothing to offer, think again.