No N-r Please

22 Reasons to Stop Saying the N-Word in Public

By John Yancy Odom, Ph.D.

Some are still confused about the use of the N-word in public, but Dr. John Odom, also known as “Old School” isn’t confused. The N-word should have been dropped from public speech 50 years ago. At best it should be used only in private conversations between those who understand each other.

A chapter titled “Why I’m Still Black” was included in Dr. Odom’s 2002 book Saving Black America: An Economic Plan for Civil Rights. In it Odom shared 13 reasons why he prefers the name “Black” to the name “African American.” Who knew that more than a decade later there would be a need to write a book on why Black people shouldn’t call one another the N-word but here we are!

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Saving Black America

An Economic Plan for Civil Rights

By John Yancy Odom, Ph.D.

Saving Black America: An Economic Plan for Civil Rights represents Dr. John Odom’s strategy for empowering Black Americans to replace the old “legislative-protest” model with an economic model based on collaboration at the national, regional and local levels. Odom endorses borrowing from successful models used by other groups, including the Quebec credit union system and the Jewish Federation. Odom defined six “Cs” as model criteria, including “comprehensiveness, coordination and complaints.” Odom also discusses HBCUs, public education, civil rights marches and rap music. Dr. Odom describes a better life for a fictional boy named Dionte and his mother Shantel.

An absolute must-read for every America civil rights activist… offers solutions and blueprints to put in action for a better tomorrow.

– Bookwatch

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Vote Every Time!

By John Yancy Odom, Ph.D.

Vote Every Time! is the first in the Old School Speaks Series by Dr. John Y. Odom. The Old School Speaks Series offers uncle-like advice from a civil right elder to younger, primarily Black, Americans. Vote Every Time! offers 18 reasons to vote every time and 18 steps to take to make it easier for others in low income communities to vote every time. Vote Every Time! shares quotes on voting by President Obama, Oprah, Rev. Al Sharpton, Whoopi Goldberg, Rev. Jesse Jackson and others.

Upcoming books will address the N-word; holding good programs; Tattoos, Prison Pants and Earrings.

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