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Angelo Henderson was inspiring.


Garry D. Howard, editor-in-chief, Sporting News

We met in St. Petersburg way back in 1986 and Angelo Henderson was inspiring. As an up-and-coming sports copy editor, I had designs on one day running my own sports department, and Mr. Henderson believed in me—even back then.

He would offer support and anecdotes, introduce me to other journalists who might offer some insight and just became a great friend and trusted colleague.

He is brilliant, a writer's writer and and has a smooth touch that was evident even before he won a Pulitzer Prize.

More important, in my estimation, is his commitment to an organization that has helped each and every one of us realize our journalistic dreams.



Family AffairA Family Affair

Mr. Henderson’s work appears in Gil Robertson IV’s book Family Affair: African-American Identity in the 21st Century

Simply put, Family Affair answers the question, "What does it means to be black in America today?" Through personal stories and essays—from Pulitzer Prize winning Angelo Henderson as well as about 75 other prominent African Americans including entertainers and actors Isaiah Washington, Victoria Rowell, Las Alonso, Ruby Dee, Isaac Hayes, Malcolm Jamal Warner; business gurus Cathy Hughes, Max Siegel; prominent pastors Dr. Otis Moss and Bishop Paul Morton; as well as politicians including U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson, Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker - Family Affair cleaves through the physical, social, political and historical characteristics that have come to define the African American community in the 21st century.

It's no secret that the African American community is in crisis. From health disparities, political injustice, crime statistics, and a plethora of social ills, it is a community that is teetering on the edge. The fundamental reasons for this dysfunction stems from an identity that’s been thrown off course due to a number of external and internal factors. Family Affair will address this imbalance, offering revelations and insights on issues and topics that the majority of African Americans only talk about in secret. The goal: to stimulate dialogue that supports reflection, healing and understanding.

Family Affair is divided into five sections representing the key features that influence the African American identity: History, Politics, Behavior, Beliefs and Self-evaluation. The book will feature a wide cross-section of contributors representing various elements of the black community and each essay will average between 1500 words and 3500 words in length. One original poem will thematically lead off each chapter. The sections will also feature a minimum of one religious leader and one institutional leader, as well as many celebrities from the worlds of music and broadcasting, and ordinary people with extraordinary stories.

» Click here for more information about A Family Affair.

Other Books

Mr. Henderson’s work is already featured in several recent books, including:

Ken Well's "Floating Off the Page: The Best Stories From The Wall Street Journal's 'Middle Column'." (Wall Street Journal Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2003).

Edward Jay Friedlander and John Lee's "Feature Writing for Newspapers and Magazines: The Pursuit of Excellence". 5th Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 2003).

David Garlock''s "Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories: America's Best Writing 1979-2003". 2nd Edition (Blackwell Publishing, 2003).

  Sophia Nelson's Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling the Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama