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Black Well-Being

Though many minority groups face discrimination and bigotry, certain patterns of intergenerational trauma, othering, and colorism are unique to the Black community within the US, which undergoes the constant stress of racial discrimination, police violence, health-care biases, and generations of economic injustice—among many other systemic stressors. Social pressure and cultural messaging can have a great impact on our feelings of self-worth and can make us struggle with self-acceptance. Everyone has the right to live a vibrant life in their full identity, and the struggle for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being can find support from those who understand and validate the complexities, nuance, pain, and joy of the community’s lived experiences. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Family, Fatherhood, and Rethinking Race

The son of a “black” father and a “white” mother, Thomas Chatterton Williams found himself questioning long-held convictions about race upon the birth of his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter―and came to realize that these categories cannot adequately capture either of them, or anyone else.

Be a Father to Your Child: Real Talk from Black Men on Family, Love, and Fatherhood

How do young black fathers relate to their children, as well as to their own fathers? How do they see — and play — their roles in both family and community? These are some of the big questions this timely, accessible book addresses.

Slavery, Fatherhood, and Paternal Duty in African American Communities Over the Long Nineteenth Century

Analyzing published and archival oral histories of formerly enslaved African Americans, Libra R.

Black and White: The Way I See It

The fascinating, “upfront and unapologetic” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir of Richard Williams, a businessman, tennis coach, subject of the major motion picture King Richard, and father to two of the greatest athletes and professional tennis champions of all time—Venus and Serena Williams.

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