San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 5, 2004
When Writer and College Professor Kevin Waine created the book The Greatness of Black Women he never envisioned that he would have to deal with telephoned death threats and intimidation against him and his family, all couched in racist sentiments. ThatÂs when Waine filed a complaint with the San Diego Police Department. ÂThese calls appear to be by white males,Â comments Waine. ÂThe good news is that everyone that has read the book loves it, but I guess not quite everyone.Â
ÂI never thought that someone would have so much hate in them that they would feel the need to threaten me and my family over a book that celebrates the goodness and greatness of black women,Â responds Waine. ÂIsnÂt it sad to know that in the 21st century there are still those who choose to be blinded by intolerance.Â
In The Greatness of Black Women, Professor Waine along with a survey of 2000 men comment on why black men love black women. Seldom are so many male voices brought together in one place to discuss female empowerment instead of sparring on issues concerning the economy, politics or sports. Waine follows in the footsteps of Maya Angelou, one of the greatest voices in contemporary literature and one of the most influential black women in society today. He takes her lead when she says ÂThe desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.Â WaineÂs literary debut achieves this.
Professor Waine is no stranger to womenÂs issues. As Founder of the Center for Female Empowerment and a long-time volunteer for battered women, Waine believes that the time is right for black women to be recognized for their uniqueness and strength of character.
The Greatness of Black Women tells lively stories that intimate the drama and humor of everyday life. Over 2000 black men reveal their experiences, honoring the mothers, grandmothers, sisters, friends, and wives that have shaped their lives and brought them to a better place.
WaineÂs work is a must read for all women as it provides insights into the power of relationships. Professor Waine has written this seminal study in a melodic literary voice. Having experienced the loss of his wife to breast cancer eight years ago, Waine would be the first to say that he has benefited first hand from the support of women in his community. The Greatness of Black Women is a tribute to all those who, by their essence, nurture and heal all of us despite racist hatred which stills exists in our society today.
To order The Greatness of Black Women, All the Reasons We Love Sisters,
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