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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Magic Publishing (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970791569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970791566
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,061,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Relationship Expert Hasani Pettiford (www.hasani.com) is a speaker, author and media personality who has been a recognized authority on male/female interpersonal relationships, human sexuality and personal growth and development. As a marriage and family counseling Hasani, along with his wife Danielle, co-founded Couples Academy (www.couplesacademy.org), a relationship-based learning institute committed to placing couples on the path to fulfillment.

Hasani has been a television host and featured guest on BET, TV-One, CW Network, TLC, The Wendy Williams Show, The Bill Cunningham Show, Love Addiction, Michael Baisden Show, Russ Parr Show, Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine and several other media outlets.

Hasani has spoken for more than 1,000 audiences throughout the U.S., Latin America and Africa. Hasani, in conjunction with his organization, provides keynotes and seminars, relationship (pre-marriage and marriage) boot camps, coaching programs, as well as individual and couple's counseling sessions.

Whether he's in front of a camera, behind a podium, or leading one of his popular relationship seminars, Hasani's inspirational and practical advice is giving both men and women the knowledge, skills and hope that is needed to improve the quality of their relationships.

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Maybe it will help us appreciate each other ....
Damaris Shepherd
This book definitely illuminates many of the divisive issues that continuously separate African-American men and women.
Troy L Vaughan, III
I highly recommend that not only just Black women read this book, it a must read for all women and men too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Author of God Where Is My Boaz - Stephan L. on April 3, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
After hearing some of the audio/video clips the author has on YouTube I decided to read the book. It was very informative and sheds a much needed light on the issues many black women and the black community as a whole face. I enjoyed how he broke things down, and provided solutions on how we can improve in this area. It was very well written and I believe it is a book that can truly help move things in a better direction. I highly recommend it.
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I just want to stay that I started reading your book "Why We Hate Black Women" yesterday morning. And Im reading it now as we speak. All I can say is that I have shed many tears. It has literally brought me to my knees. I cried for myself and every black woman across the globe. I can't put this book down. It is a serious opener to some things and seeing how some of the very same things that happened during slavery to black women is still happening today but being perpetuated and manifested in a different form. For example Chapter 3 in your book is titled "From The Auction Block To The Table Top",including Chapters 4 and 5 titled "The Tale About Black Tail" and "Hatred In The Name Of Hip Hop" was a serious eyeopener. This book is very informative, very enlightening, and it's raw truth. This book is a SERIOUS! must read by all black women & men. I wish I had the personal resources to put this book in the hands of every single black man and woman. So that we can come together in true unity and rise up together and make a difference and bring about positive and permanent change in our personal lives, family, community, nation, laws, corporate america etc. This book will certainly bring a lot of healing and restoration and give clarity to many things. It will certainly provoke you to make a difference or make you want to find a way to make a difference. After reading this book you can no longer turn a blind eye & deaf ear on certain issues among black women.

Also after reading this book as a black woman if you are selling yourself short and cheap in any area of your life. Or allowing yourself to be degraded, devalued and exploited. Even abused psychologically, emotionally, mentally, physically, verbally or sexually. I promise you that after reading this book.
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Every Black woman should read this book! Even if you don't see yourselves at
first, keep reading. Identifying with the 42% of Black women who have never
been married, My biggest fear has been that my strong, beautiful, single-parent
daughter would be like me. By being the strong Superwoman personified, growing
up in an all white community, I always felt the need to prove myself.
Unconsciously being too busy and emotionally unavailable somehow I thought
kept me safe. Hasani Pettiford's unequivocal truths have completely blown my
cover and for that, I am grateful.
WHY WE HATE BLACK WOMEN has given me the tools to recognize that I am worthy to
be loved, and I know that there is hope for my daughter as well. By reading
this book, I have felt a comfort in knowing that I am not alone and I don't
have to be alone. As a 54 year old grand mother of eight, I believe that it is
not too late to achieve a healthy relationship with me first , then with the
man of my dreams. If you are willing to look inside yourself, read this book
first and let the transformation begin... We all deserve happiness
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By Jalaal on March 23, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
One of the things I liked about the book most was the blend of historical information, statistics and personal accounts. I liked reading people’s personal opinions. It brought the main points of the book to life in terms of providing emotional context. This is an important topic to discuss and there are a wide range of viewpoints. The book does an excellent job of consolidating those viewpoints and providing guidance to those who are frustrated, angered or even indifferent on the matter.

Specifically, when the status of Black women in dating/marriage was discussed, I was impressed with how comprehensive and balanced the evaluation was of why Black women face unique challenges compared to other groups. As a Black male who has primarily dated outside of my race (and not because I consciously made a decision to), I was relieved to see that the responsibility of both Black women and Black men was equally weighed. Furthermore, healthy courses of action were outlined for those who truly desire to see a change in their perspective and in the quality of their lives.

Without a doubt, there is some aspect of this book that EVERYONE can relate to. It may upset you. It may inspire you. But, most importantly, it will make you think. It helped me to reconsider my perspective and become more knowledgeable of myself by explaining my stance better than I could have done so myself. Excellent read.
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Why We Hate Black Women And Why We Should Love Them is powerful, thought provoking, soul-searching and it pulls at one's heartstring all at the same time. I loved it and learned a lot from it so much so that I am reevaluating the way I see myself and my people. This book shines a flashlight on the reality of how the world views black women. As a black woman who believes in black love and black relationships as well as the owner of a predominately black owned business, The Single Ladies Café, it is my responsibility to encourage each woman to read this book. Hats off to the author Hasani Pettiford for taking on the challenge of enlightening and empowering our people. Thank you.

My heart was heavy from page one to the last page as my eyes were open to some of the harsh realities that black women has endured for a long time and what has become of us because of those realities. Truthfully, I cried for me, my black sisters, and my black brothers. I became angry with us, frustrated with us, and disappointed in us as a people. Who gave us the right to treat each other with such disrespect when we know where it all stems from, White America. How dare we allow another culture to come in and change our hearts, minds, and souls away from one another and pit us against each other. Is our love for one another not worth fighting for? Is our sisterhood not worth fighting for? Is our community not worth fighting for?

We as Black women have suffered silently long enough. Yes our backs are up against the wall and we can't win for losing. Let's make a conscience decision today to take a stand together to rekindle our love, homes, churches and our communities. We need to take back what the devil has stolen from us and go get our stuff back.
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