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By Rev. John R. Porter , Ph.D.

Is finally here after nineteen years of research, writing, rewriting, editing, and traveling, etc. A book which some believe will become a classic is available to the public!

Fall 2009: More than a dozen reviewers have endorsed this book. Individuals who have endorsed AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK MALE VIOLENCE include Congressman Danny K. Davis, Attorney Lewis Myers, Wanda White-Gills, Executive Director-Teamwork Englewood, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Howard Saffold, Retired Chicago Police Officer, Celestine Clark, Veteran Chicago Police Officer, and Useni Eugene Perkins, President, Association for the Positive Development of Black Youth and others, who believe this is the book to rid our youth of episodic violence in America. This book is a learning tool in graphic story form. It should be well studied by people from all walks of life-Blacks, Whites , Asians, Arabs, Latinos, Jews, Native Americans; criminal justice systems, educators, social workers, violence prevention groups, students from elementary school through colleges and universities, legislatures and policy makers, journalists, media people, churches, block clubs, senior citizens, etc. Chicago will be the national release site for AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK MALE VIOLENCE; at the same time we will send releases to more than 1,000 individuals, groups, and institutions across the United States. Our publishers are United Graphics, Inc. and Porter on Violence Book Club of Chicago, Illinois. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK MALE VIOLENCE is a great book for our 21st Century conversation on race, ethnicity and class. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK MALE VIOLENCE is a two volume,18 chapter, 510 page masterpiece filled with extraordinary characters like Aunt Caroline Dye, Schoolboy Bully violence, Seldom Seen, Playing the Dozens, the Asphyxia Bag, Officer Friendly and Officer Legree, “Violence and the ‘M.F.’ Word”, “Sexual Size and Sexual Socialization”, “Three Images of Black Males During Slavery: Sambo, Jack and Nat”, “That Black Male Defiant Look”, “Why Blacks Still Kill Blacks”, “Violence and Blacks in the Media”, “ Violence Between Blacks and Non-White Nationalities”, etc. Rev. Dr. John R. Porter, Ph.D., has probed the depth of historicity Black and white experience in America. He has also rendered incisive critiques of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Reverend Al Sharpton, Dr. Al Sampson, Minister Louis Farrakhan, President Bill Clinton, O.J. Simpson, Bill Cosby, (Dr. J) Julius Ervin, Kobe Bryant, Mike Tyson, Jack Johnson, Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Jesse Owens, Malcolm X, etc. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK MALE VIOLENCE is a book you cannot and will not put down. Rev. Dr. John R. Porter, Ph.D. uses beautiful, humorous, and religious commentary of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Malcolm X, Bill Clinton, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Rev. James Bevel and others. Also included in this extraordinary book are charts, illustrations, 500 Life Lesson Principles, over 350 endnotes and references, and he has honored nearly 600 colleagues, relatives, friends, and acquaintances in a special Identity Index.

U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis, 7th Congressional Dist. Of Chicago, IL