Not in My Family

Not in My Family

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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 Americansa€”whether prominent figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment, or sports, or just ordinary folks with extraordinary stories a€” 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, Moa€™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.I later learned (when writing this essay) that AIDS was the killer. Unfortunately, I didna#39;t associate the HIV/AIDS issue with this tragedy because I did not know at the time. I do know that I was sad and hurt because someone Ia#39;d loved and whoanbsp;...

Title:Not in My Family
Author: Gil Robertson IV
Publisher:Agate Publishing - 2009-03-01

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