Wisdom and guidance for African American men in search of a full and empowered life.
"From Brotherhood to Manhood explores-with rich clinical wisdom-the unique burdens of being black and male in America. A.J. Franklin offers insightful advice to inspire men from any background. This forthright book should be read by everyone interested in understanding the obstacles along the journey toward manhood."-Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"Dr. Anderson Franklin travels to the core of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and reinterprets how this idea plays itself out today. For those African Americans who live with 'Invisibility syndrome' daily and are in need of relief, he offers solutions. For a nation still oblivious to the ways it tears out he heart of our democratic republic, he offers a wake-up call."-Bakari Kitwana, author of the Hip Hop Generation: Young Black and the Crisis in African American Culture
"I believe this can be an extraordinarily useful tool not only for black males, but for all of those who will be interacting with black males in American society."-Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
"Invisible brothers become visible men on the pages of this book. Dr. Franklin exposes the problem, unburdens the reader, gives hop for healing, [and] designs and forges new paths to visibility What a debriefing!"-Dr. Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant, psychologist, advice columnist, Essence magazine, and author of the Best Kind of Loving
"Not since Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man has any author captured so powerfully and authentically the essence of what life is like in America for African American men."-Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Senior Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois
"This warm, real, and often heartbreaking book gives us an insider's view of what it is like to be black and male in this works. Dr. Franklin offers practical strategies for the affirmations needed and the celebrations required if we have men in our lives. If you know and care about a black man, you ought to read this book."-Gail Elizabeth Wyatt, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, author of Stolen Women, and coauthor of No More Clueless Sex
PART ONE: THE ANATOMY OF INVISIBILITY.
1. Invisible Men.
2. The Brotherhood Rules.
3. Dilemmas of Trust, Power, and Control.
PART TWO: ENTERING THE DANGER ZONES.
4. Masculinity and Sexuality: The Myths and the Messages.
5. The Miseducation of African American Boys.
6. Becoming Our Fathers.
PART THREE: LOOKING BENEATH THE SURFACE OF OUR RELATIONSHIPS.
7. Friendships Among Black Men.
8. Relationships with Black Women.
PART FOUR: MOVING ON: FROM BROTHERHOOD TO MANHOOD.
9. Seeking Help: Trusting the Wisdom of Others.
10. The Twelve Lessons of Empowerment.
11. Strategies for Moving On.
Appendix: Black Men: Facts and Figures.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.7
Weight (kg): 0.52