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  • Autobiography Of Velma Osborne

    $9.99

    At the time of my upbringing there was not any President Barack Obama (or his fabulous, intuitive wife, whose healthy food programs brought her fame because it fought obesity in school children). No, but I am glad that I have arrived in spite of past awful racial discrimination. As a New York City Harlem child in the late 40s, 50s and early 60s, I went from having an extremely poor self-image as a child to later becoming a very happy, successful middle aged, as well as a progressive new senior citizen. Oh, did I forget to mention additionally I had a congenital condition that caused other snags in my life. Likewise, I was able to overcome that hindrance also! I am glad I made it–so glad! My noteworthy trip through life, which is inclusive of college degrees, is told in order to motivate you and you and you.

    Velma Osborne’s upbringing is humble yet unforgettable. She includes many examples of personality traits and details that connect the reader to each situation in the book. The tone ranges from serious to humorous, creating an unpredictable style of readability.

    The author invites the reader to experience her upbringing including her progression into the church. This was a time of social transformations Blacks had to face. This book aids readers who are not Black an opportunity to empathize with the author.

    Chapter sizes are congruent to each other creating a streamlined appearance in the text. Readers will find the content is well balanced. This book is a joy to read! Continue Reading Autobiography Of Velma Osborne

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  • Standing In The Need Of Prayer

    $27.50

    From the world-renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture comes an unprecendented celebration of the diverse and vital traditions within the African religious experience. Continue Reading Standing In The Need Of Prayer

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  • Black Churches And Local Politics

    $41.00

    Preface

    Introduction: Black Churches, Activists Traditions, And Urban Political Contexts
    Fredrick C. Harris
    Part I: Personal Influence, Coalitions, And Pressure Groups

    Black Churches, Black Empowerment, And Atlanta’s Civil Rights Legacy
    Alton B. Pollard
    Black Clergy And Models Of Civil Rights Activism In Miami
    Clarence Taylor
    Bennett W. Smith And Ministerial Influence On Political Life In Buffalo
    Sherri Leronda Wallace
    Black Ministers And The Politics Of Personal Influence In Columbus
    Yvette Alex-Assensoh
    Black Faith-Based Coalitions And Civic Activism In Boston
    James Jennings
    Part II: Black Churches And Electoral Politics

    Black Churches And Electoral Engagement In The Nation’s Capital
    Ronald Walters And Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs
    Black Churches And Machine Politics In Chicago
    Fredrick C. Harris
    Black Clergy Electoral Involvement In Cleveland
    Mittie Olion Chandler
    Black Churches And The Formation Of Political Action Committees In Detroit
    Ronald E. Brown And Carolyn Hartfield
    Party Politics And Black Church Political Organizations In Queens, NY
    Michael Leo Owens
    Part III: Epilogue

    Black Clergy And The Governmental Sector During George W. Bush’s Presidency
    R. Drew Smith
    About The Contributors

    Index

    Additional Info
    This book on black churches and urban politics uses case studies from various cities to examine the strategies and tactics of activist clergy and congregations. These case studies illustrate how black activist clergy and congregations negotiate the political terrains of their respective cities. The cases show that the political culture of a city–whether that culture is shaped by machine politics, a legacy of political protest, racial and ethnic factionalism, or a city whose power resides in the mayor’s office rather than the city council chamber–can influence the tactics of activist clergy and congregations. These cases also show how strategies and tactics vary across congregations as well as within and across cities. Not only do activist churches emphasize political empowerment or economic development, their tactics to pursue their goals may take different forms. They can form coalitions with other churches and/or political organizations, lobby public officials, use personal appeals to persuade politicians, or mobilize voters for candidates who support the congregation’s agenda. By taking stock of the strategies that activist black clergy and congregations adopt and the tactics they use to research their goals, the cases in this book highlight nuances in black clergy and church activism that are captured beyond a single case or a focus on national politics. The three sections of Black Churches and Local Politics examine the many ways that black activist clergy and congregations voice their concerns in urban politics. The tactics explored are the use of personal influence by activist ministers, the formation of coalitions with churches and community organizations, and pressure groups that lobby government institutions and leaders on behalf of minority communities. Continue Reading Black Churches And Local Politics

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  • Black Churches And Local Politics

    $131.00

    Preface

    Introduction: Black Churches, Activists Traditions, And Urban Political Contexts
    Fredrick C. Harris
    Part I: Personal Influence, Coalitions, And Pressure Groups

    Black Churches, Black Empowerment, And Atlanta’s Civil Rights Legacy
    Alton B. Pollard
    Black Clergy And Models Of Civil Rights Activism In Miami
    Clarence Taylor
    Bennett W. Smith And Ministerial Influence On Political Life In Buffalo
    Sherri Leronda Wallace
    Black Ministers And The Politics Of Personal Influence In Columbus
    Yvette Alex-Assensoh
    Black Faith-Based Coalitions And Civic Activism In Boston
    James Jennings
    Part II: Black Churches And Electoral Politics

    Black Churches And Electoral Engagement In The Nation’s Capital
    Ronald Walters And Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs
    Black Churches And Machine Politics In Chicago
    Fredrick C. Harris
    Black Clergy Electoral Involvement In Cleveland
    Mittie Olion Chandler
    Black Churches And The Formation Of Political Action Committees In Detroit
    Ronald E. Brown And Carolyn Hartfield
    Party Politics And Black Church Political Organizations In Queens, NY
    Michael Leo Owens
    Part III: Epilogue

    Black Clergy And The Governmental Sector During George W. Bush’s Presidency
    R. Drew Smith
    About The Contributors

    Index

    Additional Info
    This book on black churches and urban politics uses case studies from various cities to examine the strategies and tactics of activist clergy and congregations. These case studies illustrate how black activist clergy and congregations negotiate the political terrains of their respective cities. The cases show that the political culture of a city–whether that culture is shaped by machine politics, a legacy of political protest, racial and ethnic factionalism, or a city whose power resides in the mayor’s office rather than the city council chamber–can influence the tactics of activist clergy and congregations. These cases also show how strategies and tactics vary across congregations as well as within and across cities. Not only do activist churches emphasize political empowerment or economic development, their tactics to pursue their goals may take different forms. They can form coalitions with other churches and/or political organizations, lobby public officials, use personal appeals to persuade politicians, or mobilize voters for candidates who support the congregation’s agenda. By taking stock of the strategies that activist black clergy and congregations adopt and the tactics they use to research their goals, the cases in this book highlight nuances in black clergy and church activism that are captured beyond a single case or a focus on national politics. The three sections of Black Churches and Local Politics examine the many ways that black activist clergy and congregations voice their concerns in urban politics. The tactics explored are the use of personal influence by activist ministers, the formation of coalitions with churches and community organizations, and pressure groups that lobby government institutions and leaders on behalf of minority communities.

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  • Harriet Beecher Stow And The Beecher Preachers

    $6.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780698116603Jean FritzBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1998Unforgettable AmericansPublisher: Penguin Group USA

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