Table of Contents:
  • An urgent independence struggle for African women : gender matters
  • Black women are credible presidential candidates
  • Ward Connerly is not colorblind : he is just blind and dangerous
  • Black and Latina women locked in the jailhouse and the poorhouse
  • For Black women : "life ain't been no crystal stair"
  • Keeping Black women's advancements in perspective
  • Imus's demise must herald new standards
  • Black leaders and the urban policy institutes
  • The scientifically reasoning city
  • Beyond shopping Black
  • The darkening diversity
  • Vessels of our collective future
  • The race debate
  • Hardcore rap does not deserve a constitutional shield
  • Career photos
  • Leveraging our legacy to lift our city
  • Always look a gift horse in the mouth : things are not always as they seem
  • The next millennium : second verse of the dream
  • A passion for progress and parity
  • Racism and racial inequality
  • Facing an uncertain future from strength
  • C. DeLores Tucker : a lamplighter for the paths
  • R. Joyce Witley : knowing when to wear white gloves
  • Byllye Y. Avery : humanizing the time in between
  • Florence May Rice : change agent extraordinaire
  • Julia Outterbridge-Robinson : changing the complexion of the mainstream
  • Susan Deniece Stukes : the hard sciences
  • Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich : about the author
  • Poem and family photos.