Black Public Scholars

February 23, 2011

Sex, Church and the Single Black Sister: Meet Sha Givens

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University

One of the most intriguing things about the black community is the power of the black church. The church is one of our most powerful and impactful institutions. With the power of the black church comes the scandal that we all know about. Books are written about the things that happen in church that we don’t want to talk about, in large part because the black church can be as much of a social institution as a spiritual one.

Sha’ Givens has written a book about single black women in the church and the ways that they can achieve their goals without selling their souls. She is also a young black entrepreneur working to make a mark on the world in which she lives. It is for that reason that Sha’ Givens is today’s Dr. Boyce Watkins Spotlight on AOL Black Voices:

 

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