Black Think Tank Director Calls On Millions Of Combat Divas In New Book 'The Sexual And Political Anorexia Of The Black Woman'

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In its May 2008 issue, Ebony Magazine named Dr. Julia Hare among "The EBONY Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks in America." The author, highly sought-after lecturer and expert commentator was a panelist at Tavis Smiley's 2007 "State of the Black Union" conference." Resulting YouTube video clips quickly chalked up more than a million hits on the Internet as viewers passed her eloquent tidbits around the world. July 4, 2008, the bestselling author's new book will hit book shelves nationwide - "The Sexual And Political Anorexia Of The Black Woman"

State of the Black Union

Dr. Julia Hare, National Executive Director of The Black Think Tank, is calling on "millions of combat divas" in her much anticipated new book, The Sexual and Political Anorexia of the Black Woman. The author of numerous titles, including the bestseller "How to Find and Keep a BMW (Black Man Working)" raises an eleventh-hour reveille for all black women ("sistas") in a massive quest for unity aimed to avenge "The Pain Guts and Glory of the Black Woman" (the book's subtitle).

"The Pain Guts and Glory of the Black Woman" took hold when Dr. Hare was speaking at the University of Washington in Seattle, and saw a wall high portrait of a solitary black woman hanging in the black student center. Beneath it lay the caption "Bearer of Pain," illuminated by slivers of sunlight shining through the window pointing the way to that painting and this book," the author writes.

"Sexual Anorexia" (the loss of interest or appetite for sexual relationships) is a little known malady gripping more and more black women that has segued into "political anorexia" (a crippling apathy in matters affecting the black woman directly). Calling attention to a host of instances when black women have fought and helped everybody else, while there is no black U.S. female senator, Dr. Hare says now is the time for the black woman to help herself.

"Witness the recent "history making" battle royal between a white woman and a black man duking it out for the U.S. presidency, arguing whether a white woman or a black man should be elected first, when a black female candidate would have sufficed to cover them both." Yet it is the black woman who "remains the only woman in America who is not considered a woman" and is "fast becoming the only group left that can end such social whammies as the new slavery and incarceration of the black males."

Thus her book introduces us to a new way of looking at the black male. In "Black Male Carriers of the Virus of Sexual Anorexia (The Way You Do the Things You Do)," she chastises three main categories: "Men Who Play," "Men Who Pimp Their Women," and "Men who Fear Love ("amoraphobia").

"The Sexual And Political Anorexia Of The Black Woman"
by Dr. Julia Hare (ISBN: 0-9817999-0-2, non-fiction, soft cover, 150 pp., $14.95)

Other Chapter Titles Include:

  • The Fight for Love and Glory
  • The Scorned woman
  • The Status Seeker
  • The Social Nymph
  • The Politics of Black Skin and Hair
  • Why Black Women Find it Hard to Work with White Women
  • Can Black Women Ever Unite

Pointing to the dedicated frolics of an elite category she labels "social nymphs," Dr. Hare calls on her high society comrades to "stop playing bridge and build bridges." Meanwhile, "The Fight for Love and Glory" leaves too many such as "The Scorned Woman," "The Status Seeker" and "The Social Nymph" prostrate in its wake.

Prominent commentators are lining up awaiting the day when the book will hit the stands. For instance, Dr. James Bolton, a California State University professor emeritus of psychology and recent vice president of the California State Medical Board, exclaims: "I love the book, it gives me a fresh and more accurate way of describing the behaviors of some women and men I know…it is at once psychological, gossipy, historical, philosophical and anthropological; and it contains elements of great story telling."

Books may presently be ordered from Black Think Tank Books, 1801 Bush Street, Suite 118, San Francisco, CA 94109. Following the release day of the Fourth of July, books may be purchased at your favorite bookstores, and ordered online from numerous bookselling outlets on the Internet.

About the Author:
Dr. Julia Hare is the author of several titles and a highly sought-after lecturer and expert commentator. In its May 2008 issue, EBONY Magazine named her among "The EBONY Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks in America." Prior to the Ebony Magazine recognition, Dr. Hare electrified Tavis Smiley's 2007 "State of the Black Union" conference carried "live on C-Span." Resulting YouTube video clips of her quickly chalked up more than a million hits on the Internet as viewers passed her eloquent tidbits around the world.

A gifted speaker, Dr. Hare is in demand both nationally and internationally. She is a product of Tulsa's "Black Wall Street" where she has been inducted into the Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame. Dr. Julia Hare is the National Executive Director of the Black Think Tank, headquartered in San Francisco, where she currently lives with her husband, Dr. Nathan Hare.

Further information about Dr. Hare, The Black Think Tank, and books by Drs. Julia and Nathan Hare is available at BlackThinkTank.com. View Dr. Julia Hare's popular YouTube video "Live at the State of the Black Union:" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq2kJ56hSqo.

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