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Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues: Young African Americans on Love, Relationships, Sex, and the Search for Mr. Right (Live Girls)by Taigi Smith
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Today's women expect it all. "Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues" is a groundbreaking anthology that explores the many reasons why black women can't have it all--analyzing materialism and financial expectations, single motherhood, bling-bling culture, media representations of African-American gender roles, missing fathers, incarcerated partners, and more.
Todays women expect it all: a successful career, an understanding and equally successful mate, and children—all wrapped up in a white picket fence. But recent studies show that while black women have ascended to form a new middle class and have attained success in the business sector, black men havent followed suit. Perhaps as a result, with other sociological and economic factors at play, many successful sistahs are having trouble finding a partner to call their own. Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues is a groundbreaking anthology that explores the many reasons why—analyzing materialism and financial expectations, single motherhood, bling-bling culture, media representations of African-American gender roles, missing fathers, incarcerated partners, and more—and offers hope from women who have beaten the odds. Writers including Kevin Powell and Victor LaValle weigh in on the mens side in a Talking Back” section, while female contributors include Kiini Ibura Asalaam, Shawn E. Rhea, Shani ONeal, and Asha Bandele.
- The "black gender gap" headlined MSNBC and was a recent Newsweek cover story- 47 percent of black women ages 30-34 have never been married, compared to 10 percent of white women
A collection of essays by young black women on sex, love, relationships and the rocky disparity between men and women in the African American community--includes five essays by men including Kevin Powell and Victor Lavalle.
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