A Black Man’s Worth: Conqueror and Head of Household (BOOK)
Life changing, A Black Man’s Worth: Conqueror and Head of Household by psychotherapist and advocate Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham offers cognitive-behavioral techniques and spiritual guidance to inspire Black males to become R.E.A.L. Men by conquering internalized oppression through self-reflection, community empowerment and spiritual growth.
Beginning with a thoroughly invigorating chapter, “Does My Life Have Meaning,” Dr. Buckingham instructs readers how to look at the psychological, behavioral and environmental dispositions of Black males and American history in a whole new light, highlighting struggles as well as successes.
This powerful book helps Black males from all walks of life understand the meaning of their lives and equips them with tools to cope with adversity positively. Take heed, Black men are resilient, Black men are strong, and Black men are amazing—they are Conquerors.
Message to Black Men
You were created in the image of God, and your life was predetermined before you were born. I pray that you look to God for guidance when you are discouraged. I wrote this book with the hope that it will provide tools to help you understand your worth and conquer internalized oppression. As Black men, you experience adversity daily, but your life circumstances do not determine your worth. Your ability to progress in life is determined by your capacity to weather storms with hope and a positive attitude. As a race of people, we have suffered enough. It is time for you to take the lead in restoring our ancestral values and ethics that made the Black community a force to be reckoned with. I pledge to treat each brother with dignity and respect, and I challenge you to do the same. Your efforts will not be in vain. Our women and children are depending on us.