Black Boys: Single Mother Parents OCG 10-02-10

October 02, 2010

OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham Black Boys: Single Mother Parents

 

Photobucket Raising Black Boys in Single Mother Homes:Challenges and Dilemmas

Guests: Dr. Raymond A. Winbush,Director, the Urban Institute at Morgan State University (BALT, MD) author, scholar and leading reseacher on the issue of Manhood training of Black boys in urban environments.

Ms. Goldie Taylor, Director of Goldie Taylor Advertising and Public Relations, author of a The Goldie Taylor Project blog, which includes a recently popular commentary on the Long allegations and complaint entitled, “A (not so) Super Hero: The Rise and Fall of Eddie Long”,. She is the author of “A Woman’s Worth”, an essay featured on EbonyJet.com that gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election cycle; bestselling author, In My Father’s House ; The January Girl. She is currently working on her third novel, The Lives of Others, and The Devil and Missouri Daniel, a family memoir.

Both of our guests are well experienced single parents.

More times than we want to admit, the anger, violence, attention deficit, school failure and a-social behavior among young Black males and Black adult are individuals working through trauma from being victimized by abuse, sexual coercion, molestation and rape. They can’t tell us because of the barrier of shame created by the image of macho and other values we buy into; our unwillingness to face the probability of sexual predatory behavior and our fear and ignorance all around that somehow it is about “homosexuality”.

We point the finger in the face of real evidence and testimony.


Saturday, October 2, 2010
10 pm ET
Speaking TRUTH to POWER and OURSELVES