Forgive: the new mantra and practice for Black Men
Forgive: the new mantra and practice for Black Men is a call to remembering, redefining and recommitting to the higher possibilities and purpose of Black Manhood. A practical tool for for self-exploration, Forgive challenges individual Black Men to reassess the unique messages and circumstances of their lives and convert pain into power for the benefit of collective advancement.
Using his own life experiences as a model for the reader, author Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter, shares the painful yet powerfully transformative process of reconciliation with his late father Ulysses Grant Slaughter, Sr. At age 12, the son witnessed his mother being killed by his father. Asked often how he came to forgive his father, the son now offers the answers through Forgive: the new mantra and practice for Black Men. Though he never came face to face with many of his forgiveness teachers, Mr. Slaughter credits their songs, lectures and books with providing the nutrients necessary for his rebirth. His featured forgiveness influences includes Gil-Scott Heron, Stevie Wonder, Frantz Fanon, Ed Bradley, James Baldwin and Carter G. Woodson.
Through concise poetic essays, Mr. Slaughter elaborates on the simple yet profound messages delivered to him through Black Men. In addition to the essays, the author challenges the reader to practice forgiving through a variety of exercise included in the book. Exercises relate to Focused Faith, Fitness and Food. Forgive: the new mantra and practice for Black Men is a contemporary call to the timeless challenge of forgiving. A call that can reignite this generation of Black Men and reconcile families, communities and nations.
Author: Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter.