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"100 Things My Mama Said" “A Black Mother’s Quest to Keep her Kids Safe in a Racially Divided Societ
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100 Things My Mama Said..... “A Black Mother’s Quest to Keep her Kids Safe in a Racially Divided Society”
Dr. Cedric B. Masten
Dr. Cedric Masten hails from the State of Georgia. Although born in Albany, Georgia, Dr. Masten grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Masten’s passion for the teaching and learning process is evidenced by his 33 years of service in education. Dr. Masten has served as a teacher, department head, high school administrator, district level specialist for exceptional education, university grievance officer, and a core faculty member at Concordia University – Oregon. Dr. Masten is married to W.B. Burks, and they reside in Ellenwood, Georgia. Dr. Masten is excited to share his sophomore project – 100 Things My Mama Said…. “A Black Mother’s Quest to Keep her Kids Safe in a Racially Divided Society.” Dr. Masten’s first book, “A Broken Piece that Fell from the Whatnot Shelf,” was a major success and continues to reach landmark sales. Dr. Masten’s favorite pastimes include writing, experiencing new restaurants, attending weekly study, and spending time with his spouse. Dr. Masten is a Clark Atlanta University (CAU) alumni. Dr. Masten earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Exceptional Education, an M.A. in Behavior Disorders, and an undergraduate degree in Educational Psychology.
100 Things My Mama Said explores the knowledge and wisdom African American mothers share with their children to keep them safe from the police, the manipulation from others, and to develop "home training" that transfer to navigating society successfully. The book also creates a nostalgic memory relative to growing up as an African American child. Most importantly, the book will unpack and examine from a historical perspective the invaluable colloquial expressions that Black mothers use to strengthen and teach their children about life. Finally, 100 Things My Mama Said will define, examine, explore life lessons, and why lessons are passed from generation to generation.
( I am open and flexible to new ideas) I envision a drawing of an African American Woman in the center.... I would like the designer to infuse creatively some of the colloquial expression. I believe the quotes on the cover of the page will draw an audience.... quotes include : 1. “Training starts in the (play) pin and not the penitentiary.” 2. “I am not one of your little friends!” 3. “Do you see stupid written across my face?” 4. “A hard head makes for a soft ass!” 5. “Check your tone…. This ain’t what you want!” 6. “Now you want to cry....I’ll give you something to cry about!” 7. “This ain’t Burger King … you can’t have it your way!” 8. “See you smelling yourself now!” 9. “Don’t you get in trouble following behind those white children!” 10. “I hope you know that schoolwork like you know them songs!” 11. “You know the store rules, don’t ask for nothing or touch anything!” 12. “Oh, you got an attitude … fix your face!” 13. Don’t let these mannish boys take you to school!” 14. “I don’t care what __________ mama said, I am not ______ mama!” 15. “So now you want to be grown!” 16. “Ain’t nothing open at night but legs and the ER room!” 17. “Don’t let your mouth write a check your ass can’t cash!” 18. “You must be out your rabbit ass mind!” 19. “Don’t tell me to shush, I don’t care about your little friends!” 20. “What did I say!” 21. “I’m gonna beat you before the white man beats you!” 22. “Stop running in and out of my damn house!” 23. “What do you think this is a democracy… you don’t pay no bills!” 24. “Go sit down somewhere!” 25. “Oh, so you want to play the nut role!” 26. “If you lie, you will steal … if you steal, you will kill!” 27. “Don’t answer my door or phone while I’m at work!” 28. “That ain’t your business!” 29. “I will slap the taste out our mouth!” 30. “If you cold, get a damn blanket!” 31. “You better beat the streetlights home!” 32. “People in hell want ice water!” 33. “Pick those clothes up … cause Hazel the maid don’t live here!” 34. “Don’t make me get my belt!” 35. “Stay out of grown folks business!” 36. “You want to go where… you got some mall money!” 37. “You better pump on your brakes cause you doing the max!” 38. “I am the mother … you are the child!” 39. “You are going to learn today that fat meat is greasy!” 40. “Do as I say, not as I do!” 41. “A little soap and water never killed anybody!” 42. “Do you think this is a hotel ...You just can’t come here only to sleep!” 43. “I don’t buy snakes to feed the neighborhood!” 44. “I didn’t ask who put it there, I said pick it up!” 45. “Money don’t grow on trees!” 46. “Wash your hands before you go into my refrigerator!” 47. “When my head is cold, what are you going to do?” 48. “Because I said so … that’s why you can’t go!” 49. “Don’t look at me with that tone!” 50. “As long as you are under my roof, you live by my rules!” 51. “I’m not asking you; I’m telling you!” 52. “Make sure you wear clean underwear, there might be an accident!” 53. “Keep on… I’m just gonna turn you over to the Lord!” 54. “Do I look like I fell off the dumb-dumb truck! 55. “You are cruising for a bruising!” 56. “I don’t care who started it, I said stop!” 57. “You get that foolishness from your daddy’s crazy people!” 58. “I’ve been dreaming about fish; are you pregnant?” 59. “This is a damn goat rope!” 60. “Close my door, I’m not trying to cool off the city!” 61. “Keep playing, I will walk you up and down like Christ waled the water!” 62. “Don’t comment on someone’s physical appearance!” 63. “Don’t embarrass me in public; you got good home training!” 64. “A disobedient child’s days will be shortened!” 65. “Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough!” 66. “Knock on my door before you walk in here!” 67. “Don’t touch that food before saying your blessing!” 68. “Yes, you have to take a bath!” 69. “Are you asking me or telling me that you are going?” 70. “Where did you get that from; I didn’t teach you that!” 71. “You better put this money in in the collection plate at church!” 72. “No, you can’t have it; do you think your last name is Rockefeller?” 73. “What you see, say, or do in my house stays in my house!” 74. “I wish you would” 75. “Who are you talking too; you bout to give me a reason to go to jail!” 76. “It ain’t your business who was at my house last night!” 77. “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything!” 78. “Everyone is not your friend; I need you to think!” 79. “Cleanliness is next to godliness!” 80. “If you lay with dogs, you might get up with flees!” 81. “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say it at all!” 82. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar!” 83. “Actions speak louder than words!” 84. “Blood is thicker than water; You better defend your sister!” 85. “You don’t get something for nothing!” 86. “You got ice-cream money?” 87. “I’m not crazy; what done in the dark will come to the light!” 88. “Don’t let nobody sell you a wooden nickel!” 89. “Clown again in school, I will embarrass you in front of your people!” 90. “Be grateful for what you have; children in Africa starving!” 91. “Wait until I get you home!” 92. “Keep on playing with me; you will meet your maker today!” 93. “The Bible says … spare the rod and spoil the child!” 94. “I will beat the brakes off of you!” 95. “Don’t try me, try Jesus!” 96. “Your daddy don’t run me or tell me what to do!” 97. “Get it together at school … I’m tired of your teacher calling me!” 98. “God don’t like ugly … He ain’t fond of pretty either!” 99. “If they ask you if you want something to eat, you better say no!” 100.“You better call you daddy and ask him for the money!”
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
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It all began with a design brief.
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Working with Colibrian was an amazing experience. They had multiple design ideas that were absolutely stunning and innovative. They also did an amazing job customizing the design until it was exactly what I was looking for :)
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