The Black Male Handbook

The Black Male Handbook

A Blueprint for Life

By Kevin Powell; Hill Harper (Foreword by)

Atria Books, Paperback, 9781416592242, 244pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2008

Author and activist Kevin Powell and contributors Lasana Omar Hotep, Jeff Johnson, Byron Hurt, Dr. William Jelani Cobb, Ryan Mack, Kendrick B. Nathaniel, and Dr. Andre L. Brown tap into the social and political climate rising in the African American community with this collection of essays for Black males on surviving, living, and winning.
"The Black Male Handbook" answers a collective hunger for new direction, fresh solutions to old problems, and a different kind of conversation man-to-man and with Black male voices, all of the hip hop generation. The book tackles issues related to political, practical, cultural, and spiritual matters, and ending violence against women and girls.
The book also features an appendix filled with useful readings, advice, and resources. "The Black Male Handbook" is a blueprint for those aspiring to thrive against the odds in America today.
This is a must-have book, not only for Black male readers, but the women who befriend, parent, partner, and love them.

About the Author
Kevin Powell, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, is the author or editor of eleven previous books. He is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. Thanks to a college financial aid package, he studied at Rutgers University and has gone on to write for publications such as "The Huffington Post",, "Esquire", "Rolling Stone", the" Washington Post", "Vib"e", "and the" Guardian". He is also the president and cofounder of BK Nation, an American organization focused on civil rights, human rights, and equal opportunities for all people. Powell is a proud long-time resident of Brooklyn, New York. Visit and

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