Visions for Black Men became the lifeline that helped me go beyond the rhetoric of manhood and dared me to develop a manhood strategy. I can tell you that Visions was one of the many tools I needed to begin a journey of Manhood that has and I pray, won’t ever end. For years it was my go to text when I spoke to boiys and men about self development, manhood and the strenght found in the relationships of real men.
–From Foreword by Jeffrey Johnson, CEO of JIJ Comminucations-Cleveland, Ohio
Over the past decade, I have included Dr. Akbar’s model of “males to boys, to men,” in several workshops with young Black males and the teachers, parents and other adults that interact and care for them. The principles are timeless, but I am ecstatic that he is releasing New Visions to introduce the model and his insights to a new generation of Black males.
–From Introduction by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr., Morehouse College Psychology Professor, Obama Whitehouse Advisor on H.B.C.U.’s
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
NA’IM AKBAR has been described by Essence Magazine as “one of the world’s preeminent African American psychologists and a pioneer in the development of an African-centered approach to modern psychology.” He has been lauded on five continents, in the national media and at over 1,000 college campuses and national conferences in the course of his career for his penetrating analysis and understanding of the psychology of African people and a range of social issues around the world. He was formerly chairman of the Department of Psychology at Atlanta’s Morehouse College; a widely read author of seven books and numerous published papers; he is currently retired from the Psychology faculty at Florida State University where he taught for 28 years.
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