Books by Bryant K. Smith

Diversity Themed Books

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Black Not Blind


Black Not Blind is an honest, hard hitting social commentary on race relations in the United States of America. The book is a compelling look at four themes from the perspective of a Black man grappling with his perceived place in post racial USA. The four themes are 1) Black in the South describes what it's like when a brother that was born and raised in Chicago moves to SC; 2) Black at school is a reflective look at what it was like being a Black student attending a predominately white university; 3) Black at work chronicles trials and tribulations of being the only Black male in a predominately white work environment; 4) Black not blue demonstrates how interconnected Black men and the criminal justice system are even when the Black man has never been arested. When combined all of these themes and experiences makes one want to shout to the world "I am Black Not Blind"!



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FIVE; A Story of Human Potential


Five (Also released as "The Five Black People You Meet Before You Can Get To Heaven) is a modern day morality tale. C. Talmadge Green is a man who looks as if he has everything going for himself. A corporate executive, with a beautiful wife and home he is on the verge of living his dream life when suddenly it becomes a nightmare. FIVE Black people from his past are given a chance to determine his future. 


Do you know FIVE Black people? Are you living the life you created for yourself, or did your interaction with FIVE Black people alter your path and theirs? FIVE will have you asking yourself those and many other questions as you think about yur own hopes and dreams while witnessing C. Talmadge Green wrestle with the demons in his life.




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Male Development Books

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The Application For Manhood: Workbook Version 2.0


If Manhood were a job, would you be qualified to apply? Would you want to apply once you read the job description? This self evaluative workbook is designed to help you answer those two questions. Complete with case studies as well as self development exercises, this workbook is a formal guide for transitioning into manhood. 


Designed as a tool for aiding in male development, The Application For Manhood Workbook Version 2.0 was created focuses on the three "M's" of male development (Mentoring, Measuring, and Monitoring). The Application For Manhood Workbook Version 2.0 is a conversation starter designed to help males make a smooth transition into their manhood.




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M.A.N.-U.P. Master And Nurture (your) Unlimited Potential; How To Coach  A Male Into Manhood


M.A.N.-U.P. uses the game of basketball as an analogy for helping males become men. Most young males understand the game of basketball and rules that comprise it regardless of whether or not they are actually on a basketball team. 


M.A.N.-U.P. is also my attempt at repairing the damage that had been and is being done when we continue to oppress ourselves and women by asking each other to "man-up" with only a negative frame of reference in which to operate from. Use this book as a guide to setting up your game plan for having honest, frank, and loving conversations with males about what it means to be a conceptual man in the 21st century.



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For My Sons & Brothers


Eighteen men were asked to identify and share the one life lesson they believe would help males grow into productive, responsible men, who in turn will help the next generation of males to do the same. Each man wrote a letter addressed to their sons and brothers with the belief that all males that read these letters possess the same potential for success as their own sons and bothers.


This book is a must read if you are looking for insight into men. It is a must read if you are looking for ways to help men become successful. It is a must read if you are looking for proof that men do care for and about other men as well as the legacies they leave behind.



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Manhood The Missing Manual; Assembly Instructions


Everyday millions of boys receive a gift that is worth millions of dollars but only if it has been assembled correctly. This book is the missing assembly instructions that should have come with their manhood. It should have been given to the parents when they made the child. It should have been passed on to the child as he grew into a man. Unfortunately it wasn't but it's never too late.


Manhood, The Missing manual; Assembly Instructions is the practical guide to putting one's manhood together. It is the first step in redefining what it means to be a man, and how it is that one becomes a man.



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