Radical Islam is pursuing the souls of African American men. This book urges the African American community to wake up and take action now.
Author: Carl Ellis, Ph.D.
Publisher: Urban Ministries
Radical Islam is pursuing the souls of African American men. This book urges the African American community to wake up and take action now. According to author Carl F Ellis, Jr there are five pivotal questions African American Christians must ask and answer: What is Islam? Why has Islam developed so successfully in the African American community? How to protect our churches and communities from Islam's pursuit? How should the Christian community respond to Islam? What should be the Christian community's long-term goals? This is a direct examination of the issues and responds to these and other critical questions with facts, suggestions and ideas that will help readers begin to address Islam's ever-growing challenge to African American congregations and communities.
But through the story of raising her son against the backdrop of a racially divided society, Golden discovered she was also confronted the causes of the violence that surrounds African-American men.
Author: Marita Golden
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Marita Golden decided to write her personal account of the challenges of raising a black son in today's world, she didn't intend to write more than her own faily's story. But through the story of raising her son against the backdrop of a racially divided society, Golden discovered she was also confronted the causes of the violence that surrounds African-American men. In the fierecely lryical and revealing narrative of Saving Our Sons, she has created a work of profound and lasting importance−one that sensitively and uniquely addresses the problems of boyhood and emerging manhood. It is a book that issues a clarion call: The survival of our cities, if not our society, depends on our finding a way to save our sons.
Player. Jock. Slacker. Competitor. Superhero. Goofball. Boys are besieged by images in the media that encourage slacking over studying; competition over teamwork; power over empower - ment; and being cool over being yourself. From cartoons to video games, boys are bombarded with stereotypes about what it means to be a boy, including messages about violence, risktaking, and perfecting an image of just not caring. Straight from the mouths of over 600 boys surveyed from across the U.S., the authors offer parents a long, hard look at what boys are watch ing, reading, hearing, and doing. They give parents advice on how to talk with their sons about these troubling images and provide them with tools to help their sons resist these mes sages and be their unique selves.
Why Boys Fail takes a hard look at how this ominous reality came to be, how it has worsened in recent years, and why attempts to resolve it often devolve into finger-pointing and polarizing politics. But the book also shares some good news.
Author: Richard Whitmire
Selected as one of the Top 5 Educational Books by Literacy News The signs and statistics are undeniable: boys are falling behind in school. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the biggest culprits are not video games, pop culture, or female-dominated schools biased toward girls. The real problem is that boys have been thrust into a bewildering new school environment that demands high-level reading and writing skills long before they are capable of handling them. Lacking the ability to compete, boys fall farther and farther behind. Eventually, the problem gets pushed into college, where close to 60% of the graduates are women. In a time when even cops, construction foremen, and machine operators need post-high school degrees, that's a problem. Why Boys Fail takes a hard look at how this ominous reality came to be, how it has worsened in recent years, and why attempts to resolve it often devolve into finger-pointing and polarizing politics. But the book also shares some good news. Amidst the alarming proof of failure among boys-around the world-there are also inspiring case studies of schools where something is going right. Each has come up with realistic ways to make sure that every student-male and female-has the tools to succeed in school and later in life. Educators and parents alike will take heart in these promising developments, and heed the book's call to action-not only to demand solutions but also to help create them for their own students and children.
Jongens doen het in school niet zo goed. Een open deur intrappen lijkt het wel. Maar de auteur van dit boek vindt dat er nog niet genoeg aandacht is besteed aan de scholingsachterstand van Amerikaanse jongens. Meer meisjes dan jongens halen een universitair diploma. Tijdens de recente crisis waren het vooral laaggeschoolde mannen die hun job verloren. Kortom ook op de arbeidsmarkt doen vrouwen het beter. Hoog tijd om te onderzoeken wat de redenen zijn voor de desinteresse van jongens in het onderwijs. Bij het zoeken naar antwoorden kijkt de auteur ook naar voorbeelden en oplossingen in landen zoals het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Australië.
This book is well researched, offering concrete ways to help our boys develop and flourish in and out of school." —Dr. Paul D. Slocumb, author, Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis "The Minds of Boys is an excellent read.
Author: Michael Gurian
Category: Family & Relationships
Michael Gurian's blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy's movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis". Here are the facts: Boys today are simply not learning as well as girls Boys receive 70% of the Ds and Fs given all students Boys cause 90% of classroom discipline problems 80% of all high school dropouts are boys Millions of American boys are on Ritalin and other mind-bending control drugs Only 40% of college students are boys And three out of four learning disabled students are boys So what can we do? Gurian has the answer in this enormously fascinating and practical book which shows parents and teachers how to help boys overcome their current classroom obstacles by helping to create the proper learning environment, understand how to help boys work with their unique natural gifts, nurture and expand every bit of their potential, and enabling them to succeed in life the way they ought to. Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys' brains actually work and how they can learn very well if they're properly taught. Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read this book.
This qualitative single-case study was conducted to ascertain the effective factors necessary to successfully launch a single-gender elementary school for Black males in an urban setting.
Author: M. Louis Robinson III
This qualitative single-case study was conducted to ascertain the effective factors necessary to successfully launch a single-gender elementary school for Black males in an urban setting. This analysis examines effective pedagogical practices and successful elementary-aged models that address the social emotional and academic needs of Black males within New York City. Two research questions guided the framework of this study: (a) in single-gender elementary schools for Black males, what factors contribute to their academic and social-emotional growth and development? and (b) In what ways do school design, context, and leadership practice inform the academic and social-emotional growth and development of students of single-gender schools for Black males? Qualitative research methodology was used for this study. Data collection through field observations and elite individual interviews included the participation of key stakeholders including administrators and educators. The findings, data analysis, and evaluation of the site visit served as a blueprint to highlight the components necessary to accelerate the achievement of Black males.
38 Duchenne parents come together and share their personal stories of fighting the number one genetic killer of sons that nobody knows about --Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Author: Misty Vanderweele
Publisher: Misty Vanderweele
Category: Biography & Autobiography
38 Duchenne parents come together and share their personal stories of fighting the number one genetic killer of sons that nobody knows about --Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Their loving, courageous and brave examples of living life to the fullest no matter what life troughs at them comes out loud and clear as they write their SOS signal within the pages of Saving Our Sons in hopes of that a cure will be found in their sons life time.
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Until December 1999, Dix Hills, N. Y. Save Our Sons, Until December 1997,
Greenville, S. C. Save Our Sons and Daughters of California Inc., Until
September 1997, ...
Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
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Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
There is a lovely ease to her writing and a powerful honesty. I hope every mother of a son (and everyone else!) will read this book. The future of the world, to a great extent, depends on how we raise our boys.
Author: Maggie Dent
Publisher: Pennington Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
"Maggie is earthy and real, full of love and knowledge, especially on raising sons." - Steve Biddulph "Maggie's perspective on raising boys is spot on. She writes with humor and depth, providing insight and strategies for many of the most important issues facing moms. There is a lovely ease to her writing and a powerful honesty. I hope every mother of a son (and everyone else!) will read this book. The future of the world, to a great extent, depends on how we raise our boys." - Michael Gurian, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wonder of Boys and Saving Our Sons If we can see the world through boys' eyes a little better, we will make different choices in the way we mother them… and we will find them less confusing, and love them more deeply. Mothers of sons are worried about raising their boys in a world where negative images of masculinity are front and centre of our media, almost every day. Not only that, but statistically our boys are still struggling in many ways. Even though we live in a time where we recognise that nothing in gender is fixed, it remains a fact that the influence of a mother on her son is massive. A mother of four sons herself, Maggie Dent draws on her personal experience - and over four decades work as a teacher, counsellor and now author and speaker - to help build understanding, empathy and compassion for our boys. Maggie shares her five key secrets that every mum needs to know and uses the voices of men she has worked with and surveyed to reveal what really matters in a boy's relationship with his mother and other mother figures. Maggie is one of Australia's most popular parenting authors and educators, and her seminars about boys have sold out all across Australia and in the UK. She is finally sharing her insights, her reflections, and (as always) her humour around mothering boys to help you be the mum your son needs you to be.
Author: Freeman A. Hrabowski IIIPublish On: 1998-04-02
Marita Golden, Saving Our Sons Irlow do we understand the success of the sixty
families represented here- What can we learn from studying these families that
can help African American children (and children of other races) fulfill their ...
Author: Freeman A. Hrabowski III
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Today, young Black men are more likely to be killed or sent to prison than to graduate from college. Yet, despite all the obstacles, some are achieving at the highest academic and professional levels. Beating the Odds tells their remarkable stories and shows us what African American families have done to raise academically successful sons, sons who are among the top two percent of African American males in terms of SAT scores and grades. The result of extensive and innovative research, Beating the Odds goes beyond mere analysis--and beyond the relentlessly negative media images--to show us precisely how young Black men can succeed despite the roadblocks of racism, the temptations of crime and drugs, and a popular culture that values being "cool" over being educated. By interviewing parents and children from a range of economic and educational backgrounds and from both single and two-parent homes, the authors identify those constants that contribute to academic achievement and offer step-by-step guidance on six essential strategies for effective parenting: child-focused love; strong limit-setting and discipline; continually high expectations; open, consistent, and strong communication; positive racial identity and positive male identity; and full use of community resources. The proof of the effectiveness of such strategies is in the sons themselves, who speak eloquently in these pages about their struggles and successes in both the classroom and the often hostile world that surrounds it. Essential reading for parents, teachers, and school administrators, Beating the Odds offers insight, guidance, and hope for anyone concerned about the plight of young African American men and the society they live in.
Our integrity may be God's means of saving our sons and daughters. If they see
the truth of our religion proved by our lives, it may be that they will believe in
Jesus for themselves. Lord, fulfill this word to my household! APRIL 26 Gracious ...
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
Publisher: Whitaker House
"Ask anything in my name, I will do it." (John 14:14) Charles H. Spurgeon supplies daily deposits of God's promises into the reader's personal bank of faith. He urges the reader to view each Bible promise as a check written by God, which can be cashed by personally endorsing it and receiving the gift it represents!
Author: Jennifer W. ShewmakerPublish On: 2015-02-24
... “Assessing GenderRelated Portrayals in Top-Grossing G-Rated Films,” Sex
Roles 62, no. 11–12 (2010): 774–786. 11. Mark B. Tappan, Lyn Mikel Brown, and
Sharon Lamb, Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes,
Author: Jennifer W. Shewmaker
This provocative book takes a look at children's consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for abating their influence. • Provides a quick overview of previous works in child development, communication, and education • Discusses four mediating variables influencing children's values: culture of celebrity, family factors, gender, and community systems • Includes an "In Their Voices" section featuring specific responses from children, adolescents, parents, and professionals • Covers television, movies, music, and other media • Demonstrates the impact of both positive and negative media messages
Saving. Our. Sons. Marita. Golden. M. ichael is an Aquarius child, born on
Valentine's Day, like his maternal grandmother, who died seven years before his
birth. At fifteen, he is five feet eight, nearly as tall as his father, towering six inches
Author: Brooke Stephens
Category: Social Science
One evening in 1994, writer Brooke Stephens was listening to the news while working on a tribute to her grandfather for an upcoming family reunion. The evening's newscast began with three negative reports about black men--as rapists, muggers and murderers. The contrast between the black men on the news and the black man she was writing about suddenly seemed enormous. Where were the black men she knew? Stephens wondered. Why were they never featured on the evening news? Never publicly discussed or shown? From these questions, the idea for Men We Cherish was born. Waiting to Exhale and the Million Man March to the contrary, good black men are neither fantasy nor unanswered prayer. In Men We Cherish, thirty African American women celebrate these everyday heroes: fathers and grandfathers, brothers and best friends, sons and husbands. These essays, memoirs, and love letters offer moving portraits of the three-out-of-four black men who never make the headlines. The men in the lives of established black women writers, including Bebe Moore Campbell, Gloria Wade-Gayles, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and the Delany sisters, reflect the diversity, honesty, generosity and depth that is the reality of African American men. With Men We Cherish, Brooke Stephens has created a groundbreaking collection that stands alone in the market as a literary memoir, a social critique, and an affirmation of faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Purpose of Boys: Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance and
Direction in Their Lives. San Francisco, CA: ]ossey—Bass. Gurian, M., & Stevens,
K. (2007). The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in Life and
Author: Kelley King
Publisher: Corwin Press
Your game plan for getting boys on the path to higher achievement As a school leader, Kelley King has walked the talk: she successfully led her own staff to close the achievement gap between boys and girls in reading and writing in just one year. In this book, readers get King’s step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys’ achievement. King shares: Critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls First-hand leadership and classroom experiences to provide educators with a blueprint for creating schools where boys (and girls!) thrive Ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative
In front of my mother, I make a big stink out of reversing the recipients and gifts. ...
“packaging” girlhood and boyhood, with subtitles like Rescuing Our Daughters
from Marketers' Schemes and its corollary, Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, ...
Author: Lori Rotskoff
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Social Science
If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be . . . You and Me--the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. In this lively collection marking the fortieth anniversary of Free to Be . . . You and Me, thirty-two contributors explore the creation and legacy of this popular children's classic. Featuring a prologue by Marlo Thomas, When We Were Free to Be offers an unprecedented insiders' view by the original creators, as well as accounts by activists and educators who changed the landscape of childhood in schools, homes, toy stores, and libraries nationwide. Essays document the rise of non-sexist children's culture during the 1970s and address how Free to Be still speaks to families today. Contributors are Alan Alda, Laura Briggs, Karl Bryant, Becky Friedman, Nancy Gruver, Carol Hall, Carole Hart, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Joe Kelly, Cheryl Kilodavis, Dionne Kirschner, Francine Klagsbrun, Stephen Lawrence, Laura L. Lovett, Courtney Martin, Karin A. Martin, Tayloe McDonald, Trey McIntyre, Peggy Orenstein, Leslie Paris, Miriam Peskowitz, Deesha Philyaw, Abigail Pogrebin, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Robin Pogrebin, Patrice Quinn, Lori Rotskoff, Deborah Siegel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Barbara Sprung, Gloria Steinem, and Marlo Thomas. Publisher's Note: Late in the production of this book, the text on pages 252 and 253 was accidentally reversed. As a result, one should read page 253 before turning to page 252 and then proceeding on to page 254. The publisher deeply regrets this error.
Some had friends who were not able to raise their sons as they would have
wished, and that inspired in the mentor a sense of ... In 2012, when Eagle
Academy hosted our annual Saving Our Sons conference, we had a panel
discussion for ...
Author: David Banks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From a respected educator who has advised Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker on scholastic issues, a “rare book that can bring tears to your eyes while showing the way to deep and meaningful social change” (New York Times bestselling author William Pollack). David Banks knows a few things about at-risk boys. In 2004, he petitioned New York City’s mayor to allow an all-boys public school to open in one of the most troubled districts in the country, the South Bronx. He had a point to prove: when rituals that boys are innately drawn to are combined with college prep-level instruction and community mentorship, even the most challenging students can succeed. The result? The Eagle Academy for Young Men—the first all-boys public high school in New York City in more than thirty years—has flourished and has been successfully replicated in other boroughs and states. In Soar, Banks shares the experiences of individual kids from the Eagle Academy as well as his own personal story. He reveals the specific approach he and his team use to drive students, from tapping into their natural competitiveness and peer-sensitivity, to providing rituals that mimic their instinctual need for hierarchy and fraternal camaraderie, to finding teachers who know firsthand the obstacles these students face. Results-oriented and clear-eyed about the challenges and promises of educating boys at risk, Soar is “a must-read for those concerned with the welfare of young men” (Kirkus Reviews).
... our trick will be discovered , and the last chance of saving my sons will be lost ;
then I will stab the count and the King , ' Karadeuk said to himself . And he
grasped the handle of his dagger , ready for action . The Vagre - bear , on seeing