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Ain’t Nobody Worryin’Alphonso Simpson, Jr.

Ain’t Nobody Worryin'

Maleness and Masculinity in Black America (Revised Edition)
Edited by Alphonso Simpson, Jr.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-62131-160-7, 264 pages


Ain’t Nobody Worryin’ was developed to provide a critical analysis of the unanswered question “What does it mean to be a Black Man in America?” This text tackles some of the problems that have placed societal limitations on black men from all walks of life. The essays span a broad array of issues and concerns voiced about the lives of Black men in America from both a historical and contemporary perspective. The straightforward selections deliver a focused and engaging reading experience for students.

This volume highlights specific topics found in popular discourse about African American Males and their experiences in America, including Black Male identity, sexuality, education, mentorship, relationships, and socialization. Coming from some of the most knowledgeable scholars in the field, the selected readings are certain to stimulate further research and meaningful discussion in classrooms, as well as in focus groups or educational think tanks.

Alphonso Simpson, Jr., a professor of African-American studies at Western Illinois University, received his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on African-American music and music education from the University of Wyoming. He is founder and director of United Voices of Western Inspirational Singers, a student-based gospel choir.

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