Black American Men Heritage Booklists, & Resources

General Reading:

Akbar, Na’im. (1984) Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery. Jersey City: New Mind Prod.

Akbar, Na’im. (1991) Visions for Black Men, Tallahassee, FL: Mind Productions & Associates, Inc.

Cress-Welsing, Frances. (1990) The Isis Papers: The Keys to The Colors. Chicago: Third World Press.

Madhubuti, Haki R. (1990) Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? Chicago: Third World Press.

Madhubuti, Haki R. (2002) Tough Notes: A Healing Call for Creating Exceptional Black Men, Chicago: Third World Press.

Porter, Michael, Kill Them Before They Grow: The Mis-diagnosis of Black boys in Public Schools, African American Images, Chicago, Ill.

Vanzant, Iyanla. (1996) The Spirit of a Man: A Vision of Transformation For Black Men and the Women Who Love Them, New York: Harper Collins.

Michelle Alexander. (2010, 2012), The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, New York

Leary, J. D. (2005) Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. Portland Or. Uptowe Press

Coates, Ta-Nehisi (2015), Between the World and Me. New York:Spiegel Grau / Random House

Williams, Terri. (2008) Black Pain: It Just looks Like We’re Not Hurting, New York: Scribner

Kunjufu, Jawanza, Dr., Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, Vol. I,II,III, & IV. African American Images, Chicago, Ill.

Haley, Alex (1964), The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Ballantine Books, NY.

Smith, Mychal, D. Invisible Man: Got the Whole World Watching (2016), Nation Books, NY

Winbush, Raymond, A. The Warrior Method (2001), Harper Collins, NY

Mental Health Books for Black Men

Harvard African and African American StudiesFaculty Reading Recommendations

Graduate African American History Reading List, Department of History, Rutgers University