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Boys Pull Your Pants Up!!!" is a very unique and much needed work of art. Jewelene Banks proved once again, she is willing to listen to God speak to her. It is always in the message that one will understand the urgency for accountability.
Not only was the author able to send out a wake up call for our young men to pull up their pants, but she was also able to spiritually and psychologically reveal our self-value as children of God. In reading this book, the African American history is shared and lifted to a higher level of understanding for the less informed and informed. I strongly recommend this book to any organization or foundation seeking to encourage, and strengthen our men today.
You will never find in one book the resourceful information found in these pages; nor will you experience the realities of knowing how important it is to represent your people and most of all God with the greatest of elegance for we are heirs of the King of Kings destined for high positions and presence in this world and beyond. Jewelene Banks put her heart and soul into this work promising to make it well worth while for you to invest in this book.
It is time to pull our pants up in more ways than one and you will know exactly what I mean once "Boys Pull Your Pants Up!!!". Enjoy, be inspired, enlightened and strengthened.
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Saggin' is an urban slang that is defined as wearing ones pants around the hips so that they sag down and bunch up around the ankles leaving their underwear and/or bare behind exposed. This has become the fashion trend for many young entertainers, and as a result, our young black men have followed suit. It had been a long held belief that this trend actually began in the U. S. Penal System. In BOYS PULL YOU PANTS UP!!!, Jewelene Banks discusses this trend, in reality, started with American Slavery as a way to identify certain slaves and make it hard for others to escape. But, this fashion statement for our young men has other underlining meanings.
Banks shows that young men who subscribe to this way of dress actually disrespect themselves and their surroundings as well as their heritage. The attitude that comes along with saggin' also garners other consequences like racial profiling, black-on-black crime and anti-saggin' laws. Consequently, this trend is actually acting to enslave our young men further by increasing the African American prison population. A few of the reasons point predominately to a lack of Black fathers in the home and/or adult male role models that are readily available.
BOYS PULL YOUR PANTS UP!!! is not just a discussion on a this dislikeable fashion phenomena of saggin', but it is more a dissection of the minds of young men, why they do things they do and a call for responsible action. Banks covers the question and suggests solutions. She offers inspiration and encouragement through poems, scriptures and testimonies. Our young men sometimes enter this world with the cards stacked against them; their outlet is self-expression and disobedience.Read more ›
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