Editor: Ida Rousseau Mukenge, Department of Sociology, Morehouse College

Editorial Assistant: lretha Johnson Stoney

Editorial Board Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University Gloria Lindsey Alibaruho, Diversity, Design, Development Consultants Walter R. Allen, University of California, Los Angeles William M. Banks, University of California, Berkeley  (Emeritus) Willie J. Belton, Georgia Institute of Technolog  J.Herman Blake, Iowa State University (Emeritus) Thomas C. Calhoun, Southern Illinois  University Narviar C. Calloway, Clark Atlanta University Obie Clayton,  Morehouse  Research  Institute Douglas V. Davidson, Western Michigan University James Earl Davis, Temple University Douglas Glasgow, Ear to Urban Needs Aldan  Morris, Northwestern  University Earl Wright, Fisk University

Editorial Policy: Challenge publishes scholarly papers on all issues germane to African American life. Particular emphasis is placed on African American men, their families, and their communities. As the official publication of the Morehouse Research Institute (M Rl), Challenge also publishes special issues with papers presented at MRI conferences and invited papers on selected themes. Unsolicited papers related to the themes may also be included in these special issues. Instructions for Contributors: Articles submitted for publication in Challenge should conform to the style set forth by the American Sociological Association. See "Manuscript Preparation," in the American Sociological Review's Notice to Contributors. A Preparation Checklist for ASA Manuscripts can be found at:­ file/guidelinesnew.pdf. Contributors should send an electronic version of the manuscript in MS Word to and copied to Two copies of the original typescript should be sent by postal mail to I. Rousseau Mukenge, Editor, Challenge, Department of Sociology. Morehouse College, 830 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314-3773. Manuscripts will not be returned to authors. Unsolicited papers should be accompanied by a stamped postcard  addressed to the corresponding author.

Anonymous Review. All manuscripts will undergo blind review. Authors' names should appear only on the title page. Please allow eight weeks for review and notification of acceptance.

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