Our Faults: Conversations on the State of Affairs in Modern Black America

Our Faults: Conversations on the State of Affairs in Modern Black America

by Anthony O Viegbesie


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Groundbreaking, provocative, informative, needling, and wise, Dr. Anthony O. Viegbesie's Our Faults: Conversations on the State of Affairs in Modern Black America is a book that takes a bold and powerful step meant to spark meaningful dialogue to educate, support, and promote America's black communities. In this book, the author calls for self-awareness, self-development, and personal growth for African-Americans.

New author, Dr. Anthony O. Viegbesie, in this work of nonfiction, breaks new ground in race and accountability by asking America's black communities to look inward for answers on race relations as well as socio-economic and socio-political issues. If it takes a whole village to raise a child, it takes an entire race to promote the standards of its members.

In seven lively, engaging, and highly readable chapters, Viegbesie examines what it means to be African-American and what it means to start living and believing in the American Dream. Conversational, if at times jibing, Viegbesie describes how African-American communities subscribe to poverty as a way of life. Each chapter focuses on broad areas of behaviors that contribute to the general impoverishment of the African-American people. He argues that the only way African-Americans can resolve the issue of poverty in their communities and dig themselves out of the trenches is to identify some of their actions and behaviors that have contributed to their own demise.

Join Dr. Viegbesie as he questions actions, behaviors, and norms that have encouraged setbacks and stumbling blocks within the African-American community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456461898
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/29/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

A native Nigerian, Dr. Anthony Viegbesie is a first generation American who immigrated to the United States in 1978 with practically nothing and first found employment as a migrant farm worker.

He later obtained an Associate of Science in Agriculture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia; a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma; a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

He has been a professor of Economics and Public Administration at Tallahassee Community College and an adjunct professor at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University since 1984. He is a past president of the Tallahassee NAACP branch as well as a past 1st vice-president of the NAACP's Florida State Conference.

His awards and recognitions include the 2003 Florida Justice Association's "Consumers Rights' Advocate Award" the 2000 Florida State Conference of NAACP's "Gwendolyn Cherry-Sawyer Award", the 2000 United States Census' "Leadership in Partnership Award", 1994 Who's Who among American Teachers, 1993 Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 1992 Who's Who in America, and 1992-1993 Who's Who among Young American Professionals. He is a golden heritage lifetime member of the NAACP and lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Our Faults is his first book.

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