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Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl

Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl Author Jonetta Rose Barras
ISBN-10 9780345434838
Release 2002-01
Pages 276
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The acclaimed columnist and author of The Last of the Black Emperors shares the rage, depression, abuse, and addictions experienced by African-American women abandoned by their fathers. Reprint.

Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl

Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl Author Jonetta Rose Barras
ISBN-10 034544440X
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 272
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What happens to a little girl who grows up without a father? Can she ever feel truly loved and fully alive? Does she ever heal—or is she doomed to live a wounded, fragmented life and to pass her wounds down to her own children? Fatherlessness afflicts nearly half the households in America, and it has reached epidemic proportions in the African-American community, with especially devastating consequences for black women. In this powerful, searingly intimate book, accomplished journalist, poet, and fiction writer Jonetta Rose Barras breaks the code of silence and gives voice to the experiences of America's fatherless women—starting with herself. "We are legions—a choir of wounded—listen to the dirge we sing," writes Barras of the millions of black women like her who lost, either through abandonment, rejection, poverty, or death, the men who gave them life. A father is the first man in a girl's life—the first man to look in her eyes, protect her, care for her, love her unconditionally. Fathers fashion their daughters as expertly and as powerfully as they do their sons. When a girl loses this man, she grows up with an ache that nothing else can soothe. Psychologists have found that fatherless daughters are far more likely to suffer from debilitating rage, depression, abuse, and addictions; they tend to seek "sexual healing" through promiscuity or anti-intimate behavior and end up fearing or despising the men whose love they crave. Barras knows from personal experience the traps and the fury of being a black fatherless daughter, and she makes her own life story the heart and soul of her book, alternating chapters of spellbinding memoir with the stories she has gathered from women all over the country. Passionate and shockingly frank, Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl is the first book to explore the plight of America's fatherless daughters from the unique perspective of the African-American community. Like Hope Edelman's New York Times bestseller Motherless Daughters, this brilliant volume gives all fatherless daughters the knowledge that they are not alone and the courage to overcome the hidden pain they have suffered for so long.

Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl

Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl Author Jonetta Rose Barras
ISBN-10 9780345434838
Release 2002-01
Pages 276
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The acclaimed columnist and author of The Last of the Black Emperors shares the rage, depression, abuse, and addictions experienced by African-American women abandoned by their fathers. Reprint.

Dating Without A Daddy

Dating Without A Daddy Author Marla Washington
ISBN-10 9781483527024
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 210
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Daddy is a term of endearment. This word signifies a special relationship between a father and child. Almost every little girl at one time or another envisioned having a daddy. A strong male to hold, to kiss and to just hear say “you’re daddy’s little girl and I will always love you.” But for millions of young girls, having a dad is just a fantasy. And for those of you who didn’t have a dad as a young girl, as you transition into womanhood, there becomes a constant need to fill this void with any male figure. Fatherless women sometimes date in the dark and often times focus on irrelevant factors such as a man’s physical traits and personality, instead of focusing on his character. Dr. Washington’s life lessons of growing up a fatherless daughter influenced this work you’re about to read. This book is an assessment of fatherless women pursuing love choices. She strongly believes dating choices are inextricably rooted to a woman’s relationship with her father. What Dr. Washington learned over the years is that certain negative patterns persist in relationships of fatherless women and these blueprints become the model that ultimately define your relationships. And in many instances, these patterns lead to undesirable outcomes such as break-up, marital separation or divorce. Case studies were collected from women for over two decades. A majority of the women interviewed were in unhealthy relationships and they were, “Dating Without A Daddy.” Dr. Washington’s analysis revealed fatherless women suffer from factors such as low self-esteem, fear of being alone and sexual promiscuity. She provides critical dating requirements such as being patient and having a sound mind. She explains “who’s wrong,” such as being in a relationship with a man who is untrustworthy or has questionable sexuality. Since a significant number of children are being raised without a father, she uses evidenced- based research to provide a profile of fatherless men and their common problems growing up without a dad. One significant problem for fatherless men is being commitment leery. These wounds are important for women to be aware of and identify because fatherless men make-up a significant population of the dating pool. She’s not suggesting that fatherless women should not date fatherless men. She just wants fatherless women to be aware of potential signs from men who haven’t healed from growing up without a dad. In addition to who’s wrong, she also examines “who’s right.” There’s a guide on how to date and what qualities to look for in a mate, for instance, examining his social network of family and friends. For women seeking a man who is religious, visiting his church home is a must. Some women don’t realize that dating is a fact finding expedition and it’s during the dating phase to uncover as much information as possible about any potential long-term partner. Dr. Washington encourages women to heal from being fatherless by providing tools such as writing a letter. Lastly, she provides a checklist of factors to identify during the dating process. Some of these factors include his management of finances, how he loves, his family history and how he communicates. Dr. Washington’s book, “Dating Without A Daddy,” is a must read for fatherless women pursuing romantic relationships.

The Last of the Black Emperors

The Last of the Black Emperors Author Jonetta Rose Barras
ISBN-10 9780963124661
Release 1998
Pages 309
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Traces Barry's career from his imprisonment on drug charges through his re-election as mayor

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost Author Joan Morgan
ISBN-10 9780684868615
Release 2000-02-02
Pages 240
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A personal analysis of the concerns facing African American women discusses the misogyny of hip hop, the lack of positive role models, and other topics.

A Belle in Brooklyn

A Belle in Brooklyn Author Demetria L. Lucas
ISBN-10 9781451609301
Release 2011-06-14
Pages 336
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As the go-to girl for relationship and dating advice, this real life Carrie Bradshaw and editor at Essence magazine shares the what-to-dos and what-not-to-dos for fabulous single living. LIVE A FABULOUS SINGLE LIFE! Are you stressed about meeting “the one,” getting “the ring,” and exchanging “I dos” at the altar? Do you feel frustrated by the seeming lack of relationship-worthy guys? Would you date yourself right now? Move over, Carrie Bradshaw! Dating and relationships guru Demetria Lucas, creator of the award-winning blog A Belle in Brooklyn, celebrates the joys and the challenges of singlehood in this fun and candid book. Filled with relatable anecdotes and lessons from her own experience, advice garnered from interviews with other experts, and revelations from hundreds of conversations with her Male Mind Squad—a committee of thirty men from varying backgrounds who answer the tough questions about sex, dating, and relationships—A Belle in Brooklyn encourages you to embrace your freedom and foster your personal development. It also offers invaluable tips for finding a suitable mate when you are ready for one. In the meantime, enjoy your single life—with or without Mr. Perfect!


Bridges Author Jonetta Rose Barras
ISBN-10 189086286X
Release 2005-05-22
Pages 234
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In her critically acclaimed, groundbreaking bestseller Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl? author Jonetta Rose Barras broke the code of silence surrounding the devastating impact father absence has on girls and women. Using her own story, and that of other women from across the country, Barras identified the "fatherless woman syndrome," along with its ramifications, and offered remedies for healing.In this new self-help book: Bridges: Reuniting Daughters & Daddies, Barras takes the next step, guiding daughter-and-father duos toward much needed reconciliation, bonding, and healing. With illustrations pulled from the lives of real women and their fathers, plus affirmations and practical exercises designed by the author in association with experts, Bridges will be a must read and invaluable tool for girls and women who want to mend the rend in their lives, for men who want to enjoy the special and sacred relationship between fathers and daughters, and for everyone interested in the love that binds us all.

The Fatherless Daughter Project

The Fatherless Daughter Project Author Denna Babul RN
ISBN-10 9780698194410
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 304
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“This groundbreaking work will give voice to an enormous population of women who are struggling to understand themselves in the face of their fathers’ absence.” —Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance and After This When Motherless Daughters was published 20 years ago, it unleashed a tsunami of healing awareness. When Denna Babul and Karin Smithson couldn't find the equivalent book for fatherlessness, The Fatherless Daughter Project was born. The book will set fatherless women on the path to growth and fulfillment by helping them to understand how their loss has impacted their lives. A father is supposed to provide a sense of security and stability. Losing a father comes with particular costs that vary depending on the way he left and how old a girl was when she lost him. Drawing on interviews with over 5000 women who became fatherless due to death, divorce, neglect, and outright abandonment, the authors have found that fatherless daughters tend to push their emotions underground. These issues in turn become distinct patterns in their relationships as adult women and they often can't figure out why. Delivered with compassion and expertise, this book allows readers support and understanding they never had when they first needed it, and it encourages the conversation to continue.

Fatherless Generation

Fatherless Generation Author John Sowers
ISBN-10 9780310328605
Release 2010
Pages 143
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Drawing from culture, stories, and his own personal experience, John Sowers presents the desperate reality of fatherlessness in his generation. Fatherless Generation is a hard-hitting, descriptive look at this issue, showing how awareness, compassion, and mentoring are the keys to writing new stories of hope.

Fatherless America

Fatherless America Author David Blankenhorn
ISBN-10 9780060926830
Release 1996-01-05
Pages 336
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A compelling and controversial exploration of absentee fathers and their impact on the nation.

Between Fathers and Daughters

Between Fathers and Daughters Author Linda Nielsen
ISBN-10 1581826613
Release 2008
Pages 256
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At last! A no-nonsense, insightful, and entertaining book for dads and daughters who want more from their relationship. With candor and humor, Dr. Linda Nielsen exposes the half-truths, outright lies, and family dynamics that prevent dads and daughters of all ages from having a more relaxed, more meaningful, more communicative relationship.

Conversations of a Conscious Black Girl

Conversations of a Conscious Black Girl Author C. M. Fox
ISBN-10 9781387522002
Release 2018-02
Pages 34
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An urban stance on the current state of the African-American community, it's people, and the contribution society makes towards its downfall. As told from the views of two conscious black girls.

African American Relationships Marriages and Families

African American Relationships  Marriages  and Families Author Patricia Dixon
ISBN-10 9781317274292
Release 2017-05-25
Pages 337
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African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families, Second Edition is a historically and culturally centered research-based text designed for use in undergraduate, graduate, and community-based courses on African American relationships, marriages, and families. Complete with numerous exercises, this volume can be used by current and future helping professionals to guide singles and couples by increasing single and partner-awareness, and respect and appreciation for difference. In addition, singles and couples learn skills for effective communication and conflict resolution and ultimately how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, marriages, and families. This second edition includes updates and revisions to current chapters and also features two new chapters: one on parenting and one on same-gender loving/LGBTQ.

Longing for Daddy

Longing for Daddy Author Monique Robinson
ISBN-10 9780307457530
Release 2009-01-20
Pages 208
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Where Was Daddy When You Needed Him? The absence of fathers is an epidemic plaguing our society, affecting families from every corner of our world and from all walks of life. Whether our fathers left us entirely during our childhood or were physically present but emotionally distant, those who missed out on an affirming, intimate father-love continue to experience the devastating consequences of that loss. • Are you angry at the world and don’t know why? • Do you inadvertently sabotage relationships or smother those closest to you? • Do you rarely take risks or step out on faith? • Is there an undercurrent of anxiety in most tasks you perform? • Do you struggle to connect with God? • Do you have little or no self-confidence–or minimal self-worth? For women who answer yes to these questions, the common denominator is often an absent father. Far too many daughters have been stripped of a healthy relationship with their earthly dad. But real healing is within your reach. Discover how the absence of your father has impacted your entire life–your attitude, your actions, your beliefs, your decisions, and your identity–and learn how you can stop resulting negative behaviors, beak free, and experience a confidence-building, empowering love that will heal your hurts and fulfill your deepest longings. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bastard Out of Carolina

Bastard Out of Carolina Author Dorothy Allison
ISBN-10 1101007176
Release 2005-09-06
Pages 336
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The Classic work of fiction that dramatically illuminates the lives described in current nonfiction bestsellers like J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy and Nancy Isenberg's White Trash The modern literary classic that has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye "As close to flawless as any reader could ask for." —The New York Times Book Review The publication of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event. The novel's profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics. Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family-a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather Daddy Glen, "cold as death, mean as a snake," becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney-and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back. Now available in a twentieth anniversary keepsake edition with a new afterword by the author.


Nigger Author Dick Gregory
ISBN-10 9780671735609
Release 1990-11-15
Pages 224
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Presents the autobiography of comedian and civil rights worker Dick Gregory.