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Liberation Movements and Black-on-Black Survival Love

It’s No Ordinary Love

Steven Randolph Cureton

Black women are long overdue for proper recognition as primary love interests and researchers who are so inclined must do a better job of uncovering examples of black men who proclaim black women as more than a default companion. A primary objective of this book is to examine love letters, civil rights pursuits, and interpersonal relations amongst prominent liberation icons. Additionally, exploring colorism, black power, nihilism, race manners, race matters, black feminism, secular verification of spirituality and racial casting will hopefully provide insight concerning whether black-on-black love is a survival type of love. This is attractive for any undergraduate and graduate level courses seeking to understand the nature of the black experience in America. Moreover, this book is intended to reach audiences interested in the real thin line between love and hate amongst black men and black women.

Introduction: Not by Default but Foremost Essential for Black Love – Good for One Another, No Good for One Another – A Love of Our Own: The Manner in Which Black Men Love – Revolution Is Not Reform: Black Lives Matter Movement, Racial Reconciliation, and Survival Love – I’ll Be There for You: Elaine Brown’s Bittersweet Taste of Power – Pillow Talk and Intimacy While Traveling a Perilous Road – Love Is a Task: Say It Giovanni, Say It Baldwin – A Song: Deliver Us from Evil – Closing in on Love – References Index