Your blues ain t like mine

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Your Blues Aint Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell

Now, in her first novel, repercussions are felt for decades in a dozen lives after a racist beating turns to cold-blooded murder in a small 1950s Mississippi town.

Chicago-born Amrstrong Tood is fifteen, black, and unused to the ways of the segregated Deep South, when his mother sends him to spend the summer with relatives in rural Mississippi. For speaking a few innocuous words in French to a white woman, Armstrong is killed. And the precariously balanced world and its determined people--white and black--are changed, then and forever, by the horror of poverty, the legacy of justice, and the singular gift of loves power to heal.
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Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

Your Blues Ain't Like Mine book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Now, in her first novel, repercussions are felt for dec.
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Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

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Evidence-based interventions have been developed and used to prevent HIV infections among black men who have sex with men MSM in Canada and the United States; however, the degree to which interventions address racism and other interlocking oppressions that influence HIV vulnerability is not well known. We utilize integrative antiracism to guide a review of HIV prevention intervention studies with black MSM and to determine how racism and religious oppression are addressed in the current intervention evidence base. Three interventions targeted black MSM, yet only one intervention addressed racism, religious oppression, cultural assets and religious assets. Most interventions' samples included low numbers of black MSM. More research is needed on interventions that address racism and religious oppression on HIV vulnerability among black MSM.

She uses it often but never lightly. A burden touching, flawing everything. While readers may be drawn to the text by an interest in the experiences of Wideman and his incarcerated sibling, Wideman spotlights his mother at a crucial moment which suggests that her wisdom enabled him to finish writing the book.
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August 28, When a teen-age boy, Emmett Till, was beaten and murdered in Money, Miss. This country could no longer claim ignorance about the centuries-old Southern practice of lynching. Despite both the historical and contemporary references of violence against black men, the horror strikes us as fresh and new. What makes this book so strong is that the lynching is not belabored or drawn out for dramatic effect. It is the storm that brews up from it that is truly engaging.

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