Black Male Development Tour

Black Male Development Tour


ChickenBones: A Journal

for Literary & Artistic African-American Themes




 Books by Don L. Lee/Haki Madhubuti

Think Black  / Black PrideWe Walk the Way of the New World  / Directionscore: Selected and New Poems  /  To Gwen with Love

Dynamite Voices I: Black Poets of the 1960s  /  Book of Life  /  From Plan to Planet  /  Enemies: The Clash of Races

Say That the River Turns: The Impact of Gwendolyn Brooks  / Killing Memory, Seeking Ancestors  / Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?

Why L.A. Happened: Implications of the `92 Los Angeles Rebellion  / Claiming Earth: Race, Rage, Rape, Redemption

 Million Man March/Day of Absence: A Commemorative Anthology

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Black Male Development Tour 

and Symposium 2003


Black Male Development Tour

Join Third World Press publisher Haki R. Madhubuti and other TWP authors for a series of community discussions on Black Male Development. The event consist of discussions, readings and book signings. Contact TWP tour and symposium coordinator Patrick Oliver if your organization would like to host a Black Male Development event. Additional dates and cities will be scheduled for July and August 2003.  See scheduled dates and cities below.

Harlem, New York


Date: Saturday, July 19, 2003

Organization: QBR Black Book Review

Event Location: Harlem Book Fair Harlem, NY

Contact: Max Rodriguez (212) 348-1681

Presenter: Haki Madhubuti, bell hooks, Jill Nelson and Rita McLaughlin


St. Louis, MO.


Date: Monday, July 21, 2003 3:30 p.m.

Organization: National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

Event Location: Adams Mark Hotel St. Louis, MO.

Contact: (573) 751-2389

Presenters: Useni Perkins


St. Louis, MO.

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 2:30 p.m.

Organization: Urban Artist Alliance for Child Development and First

Civilization Inc.

Event Location: Schlafly Library 225 N. Euclid St.Louis, MO. (314) 367-4120

Contact: Martin-Keith Stallings (314) 383-1649

Presenter: Useni Eugene Perkins

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Birmingham, AL.

Date: Friday May 30, 2003 6:30 p.m.

Organization: Malcolm X Center for Self Determination

Event Location: Malcolm X Center for Determination 119 3rd Avenue West

Contact: Ahmed Obafemi (205) 324-5061

Presenter: Haki Madhubuti special guest during Malcolm X Birthday commemorative program

Atlanta, GA.

Date: Saturday May 31, 2003  2:00 p.m.

Organization: Shrine of the Black Madonna

Event Location: 944 R.D. Abernathy Boulevard SW

Contact: Amir (404) 752-6125

Presenters: Haki R. Madhubuti and Michael Simanga

Minneapolis, MN

Date: Thursday June 5, 2003  8:00 p.m.

Organization: 1,000 Brothers Network

Event Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

Contact: Kwasi Nate Russell (612) 359 -0077

Presenters: Useni Eugene Perkins

Memphis, TN

Date: Thursday June 12, 2003  6:30 p.m.

Organization: Kemet Bookstore

Event Location:Kemet Bookstore  1425 Elvis Presley Blvd.

Contact: Gary Johnson (901) 774-3872 

Presenter: Haki R. Madhubuti

St. Louis, MO

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2003  6:30 p.m.

Organization: Urban Artist Alliance for Child Development, First

Civilization Inc. and YMCA/Headstart – St. Louis

Event Location: Schlafly Library 225 N. Euclid  St.Louis, MO. (314) 367-4120

Contact: Martin-Keith Stallings (314) 383-1649

Presenter: Haki R. Madhubuti


Black Male Development Symposium September 2003

The Black Male Development Symposium is scheduled to be in Chicago September 2003. The symposium will provide an opportunity for youth, adults, educational institutions and community organizations to participate in a two-day symposium designed to address the life threatening issues facing Black male youth.

Symposium Topics: Reclaiming the Black Male Image, Hip-Hop Generation, Politics and the Black Male, Celebrating Black Women, Black Male Health and Spirituality, Educate to Elevate and Art as a Tool of Empowerment.

Various educators, professionals, community leaders and youth will participate on various panels and facilitate workshops.

Patrick Oliver, Director 

Sales and Marketing Third World Press, Inc.

P.O.Box 19730 / 7822 S. Dobson Street

Chicago, IL 60619 / (773) 651-0700 ext 25

Fax: (773) 651-7286 /

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For July 1st through August 31st 2011  


#1 – Justify My Thug by Wahida Clark #2 – Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree #3 – Head Bangers: An APF Sexcapade by Zane #4 – Life Is Short But Wide by J. California Cooper #5 – Stackin’ Paper 2 Genesis’ Payback by Joy King #6 – Thug Lovin’ (Thug 4) by Wahida Clark #7 – When I Get Where I’m Going by Cheryl Robinson #8 – Casting the First Stone by Kimberla Lawson Roby #9 – The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth by Zane

#10 – Covenant: A Thriller  by Brandon Massey

#11 – Diary Of A Street Diva  by Ashley and JaQuavis

#12 – Don’t Ever Tell  by Brandon Massey

#13 – For colored girls who have considered suicide  by Ntozake Shange

#14 – For the Love of Money : A Novel by Omar Tyree

#15 – Homemade Loves  by J. California Cooper

#16 – The Future Has a Past: Stories by J. California Cooper

#17 – Player Haters by Carl Weber

#18 – Purple Panties: An Anthology by Sidney Molare

#19 – Stackin’ Paper by Joy King

#20 – Children of the Street: An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery by Kwei Quartey

#21 – The Upper Room by Mary Monroe

#22 – Thug Matrimony  by Wahida Clark

#23 – Thugs And The Women Who Love Them by Wahida Clark

#24 – Married Men by Carl Weber

#25 – I Dreamt I Was in Heaven – The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter


#1 – Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable #2 – Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans #3 – Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love by Zane #4 – Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper #5 – Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through by Iyanla Vanzant #6 – Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey by Marcus Garvey #7 – The Ebony Cookbook: A Date with a Dish by Freda DeKnight #8 – The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing #9 – The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter Godwin Woodson

#10 – John Henrik Clarke and the Power of Africana History  by Ahati N. N. Toure

#11 – Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure by Tavis Smiley

#12 –The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

#13 – The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life by Kevin Powell

#14 – The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

#15 – Why Men Fear Marriage: The Surprising Truth Behind Why So Many Men Can’t Commit  by RM Johnson

#16 – Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire by Carol Jenkins

#17 – Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell

#18 – A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

#19 – John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism by Keith Gilyard

#20 – Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher by Leonard Harris

#21 – Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife by Carleen Brice

#22 – 2012 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino #23 – Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul by Tom Lagana #24 – 101 Things Every Boy/Young Man of Color Should Know by LaMarr Darnell Shields

#25 – Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class  by Lisa B. Thompson

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Sex at the Margins

Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry

By Laura María Agustín

This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label ‘trafficked’ does not accurately describe migrants’ lives and that the ‘rescue industry’ serves to disempower them. Based on extensive research amongst both migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustin, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry, and although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice. “Sex at the Margins rips apart distinctions between migrants, service work and sexual labour and reveals the utter complexity of the contemporary sex industry. This book is set to be a trailblazer in the study of sexuality.”—Lisa Adkins, University of London

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The Warmth of Other Suns

The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration

By Isabel Wilkerson

Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, a sharecropper’s wife, left Mississippi for Milwaukee in 1937, after her cousin was falsely accused of stealing a white man’s turkeys and was almost beaten to death. In 1945, George Swanson Starling, a citrus picker, fled Florida for Harlem after learning of the grove owners’ plans to give him a “necktie party” (a lynching). Robert Joseph Pershing Foster made his trek from Louisiana to California in 1953, embittered by “the absurdity that he was doing surgery for the United States Army and couldn’t operate in his own home town.” Anchored to these three stories is Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Wilkerson’s magnificent, extensively researched study of the “great migration,” the exodus of six million black Southerners out of the terror of Jim Crow to an “uncertain existence” in the North and Midwest. Wilkerson deftly incorporates sociological and historical studies into the novelistic narratives of Gladney, Starling, and Pershing settling in new lands, building anew, and often finding that they have not left racism behind. The drama, poignancy, and romance of a classic immigrant saga pervade this book, hold the reader in its grasp, and resonate long after the reading is done.

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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Ancient African Nations

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