Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community

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Agate Publishing, Mar 1, 2009 - Social Science - 300 pages
In this landmark collection of personal essays, stories, brief memoirs, and polemics, a broad swath of black Americans unite to bear witness to the devastation AIDS has wrought on their community.  Not in My Family marks a new willingness on the part of black Americans—whether prominent figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment, or sports, or just ordinary folks with extraordinary stories — to face the scourge that has affected them disproportionately for years. Editor Gil Robertson has enlisted a remarkable group of contributors, including performers like Patti LaBelle, Mo’Nique, and Hill Harper; bestselling authors like Randall Robinson and Omar Tyree; political leaders like Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders; religious leaders like Rev. Calvin Butts, and many, many more.
 

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A compilation of 58 short essays and one poem from a broad spectrum of African-Americans giving their opinions, reactions and counsel on the subject of HIV and AIDS. Robertson prefaces this uneven ... Read full review

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Edited by journalist and media consultant Robertson, whose brother has HIV, this collection of 58 essays intends to "give voice to the multitude of experiences felt by the African-American community ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Facts of HIV and AIDS
5
Deep From Within
16
The Essays
19
Chapter 1
21
Chapter 2
25
Chapter 3
28
Chapter 4
34
Chapter 31
149
Chapter 32
153
Chapter 33
157
Chapter 34
165
Chapter 35
171
Chapter 36
174
Chapter 37
177
Chapter 38
180

Chapter 5
37
Chapter 6
40
Chapter 7
44
Chapter 8
52
Chapter 9
57
Chapter 10
60
Chapter 11
65
Chapter 12
68
Chapter 13
73
Chapter 14
75
Chapter 15
80
Chapter 16
83
Chapter 17
86
Chapter 18
89
Chapter 19
97
Chapter 20
101
Chapter 21
104
Chapter 22
109
Chapter 23
116
Chapter 24
121
Chapter 25
125
Chapter 26
129
Chapter 27
132
Chapter 28
137
Chapter 29
139
Chapter 30
143
Chapter 39
182
Chapter 40
187
Chapter 41
191
Chapter 42
199
Chapter 43
202
Chapter 44
206
Chapter 45
209
Chapter 46
214
Chapter 47
218
Chapter 48
223
Chapter 49
233
Chapter 50
237
Chapter 51
242
Chapter 52
248
Chapter 53
252
Chapter 54
255
Chapter 55
260
Chapter 56
262
Chapter 57
273
Chapter 58
277
Appendices
281
Appendix A
283
Appendix B
302
Appendix C
308
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