“Raising Black Boys to Men: A Mother’s Guide to Raising Thugless Sons” is a candid book of one mother’s journey: her successes, trials, and errors, in raising her three boys, in a society that glorifies thug-life. Author, Patricia Joseph, who successfully navigated the lives of her three sons, through the ever so present negative influences in society, felt compelled to write about her experience in raising thugless sons. Patricia credits much of her success to just “good, ole-fashion child rearing.” All readers will enjoy the heart-felt emotion of Patricia’s call-to-action: “Save Our Sons.”
Patricia Joseph is a wife, mother of three sons and a daughter, writer, and web communications specialist. She is committed and passionate about building stronger families. She earned her B.S. in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst.
When she’s not developing her writing craft, Patricia spends her time relaxing with hubby, gardening, listening to jazz, or cooking.
An exceptional home cook, vegetarian, and natural lifestyle enthusiast, Patricia loves sharing information and her passion for food and healthy living, on her Eat Well and Live Healthy blog (http://eatandlivehealthy.wordpress.com).
Visit Patricia’s blog: http://raisingblackboystomen.wordpress.com, to read her insights and share your views on Raising Black Boys to Men.
If jail and death are the eventual roads for many young, Black men, then what kind of future do they have? None!
My sons deserved better, and I made damn sure they had the same available opportunities as anyone else. Not because they're entitled, but because it's a God-given right for them to have freedom, justice, and equality.
Raising Black Boys to Men
The homicide and incarceration rates for young, Black men are climbing at an alarming rate. Over half of the homicide victims in the U.S. are Black; though, they are a fraction of the total population.