The New York Times has posted a YouTube video about growing up black. As a result, more conversations are taking place about the experiences of black males growing up. It’s good to know that someone is interested in hearing their stories from a first hand perspective.
As a mother of two black young men, I am personally vested in not only the safety and development of my own, but in investing in the education and empowerment of others. My latest novel, Almost Doesn’t Count, explores family dynamics, education, and the social ills that inner city youth often have to overcome in order to finish their race. It looks at child rearing from the perspective of the “village” taking care of its own. Get your copy for only 99cents as an eBook, and then let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.