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"A. D. Thomason has been my friend for nearly twenty years. He is a learned creative who takes culture and scholarship seriously. Permission to Be Black is for the culture, and it's a bold message we've needed for a long time. Rooted in Christ's truth and in hip-hop's honesty, A. D. reveals why we, as Black people, must embrace our pain and vulnerability in order to find the healing and courage that we need—and that only God can supply. I highly recommend this book. But this is much more than a book recommendation; for me Permission to Be Black is a must-have life guide for all."
-Lecrae, songwriter and recording artist
"A. D.'s voice and leadership is the very thing we've been waiting for!"
-Propaganda, poet and political activist
"Whiteness has wreaked havoc on the lives of Black men with its violence and overall dehumanization. In Permission to Be Black, A. D. Thomason, with intimacy and vulnerability, pulls back the veil on this destruction and shows how Jesus makes a way to live in the fullness of life despite the trauma inflicted. I'm just a mediocre middle-class White guy, but I needed this message of Christ-centered transformation."
-Shane Blackshear, host of the Seminary Dropout podcast