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Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Dean of Civil Rights, Co-founder and President Emeritus, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Black Leadership Forum, Inc.
    Throughout the two decades that I have worked with Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, her in-sights and  candor, eloquently codified in her prose in Sound Bites of Protest, have been a blazing beacon shining to expose injustices.

 Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation, and Co-Chair, Advisory Board, National Organization for Women (NOW)
    Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich gets it right every time: women must break free of those who use  race  and/or gender to define and limit our possibilities.
Warren Hope Dawson, Esq. Civil Rights litigator and nationally recognized Bar leader.
    If I ever am locked in a battle of the mind and spirit, I want Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich to be my co-conspirator and not my adversary.  Read her forensic essays in Sound Bites of Protest and you will see why....  

Ambassador, former U. S. presidential contender and U. S. Senator from Illinois,  Carol Moseley Braun, Esq : 
    In every chapter of this latest book, Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich accepts the assignment of being the  Lions' historian, so that tales of the hunt will no longer glorify the hunters. 

Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, Ph.D. – Zellerbach Family Fund Professor Emerita of Social Policy, Community Change and Practice,  University of California at Berkekey
Dr. Yvonne Scruggs Leftwich aptly illustrates the interaction of race, sex, and class in the lives of African American women. The dual themes that consistently emerge from her writing are the triple marginalization experienced by black women in all institutions of American society, and the counter balancing effect of their courage and determination to overcome these social and economic barriers.  Her critique of the portrayal of black women by the mainstream media, as well as the misogynistic black-oriented rap music, offers a powerful indictment of popular culture and its role in reinforcing the demeaning stereotypes that perpetuate racism and sexism.

Sally A. Ross, Ph.D. - Professor Emerita of Sociology/Criminal Justice Administration, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 
    This talented and lyrical author's commentary and advocacy essays speak truth to power and empower the timid to speak and act their own best interest.

Journalist David Crary, Associated Press:
    Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, former head of the Black Leadership Forum, is involved in  politics and suggests that the situation is complex--  that both race and gender are used to discriminate against people.  She has experienced both racism and sexism and ...(sees) little point in ranking them.

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