According to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 3 children- a total of 15 million- are being raised without a father. Single Black Mothers are “carrying the load” of raising their young men alone. As a result of unstable home structures and a lack of sound guidance, adolescent black males are suffering an absence of self-identity, self-confidence, and the inner drive to become positive leaders within their community. Every day, Single Black Mothers are losing their sons prematurely to U.S. penal systems, gang violence, drug addiction and ultimately death. The 7 Principles for Raising Black Sons is a handbook for Single Black Mothers that offers new and innovative strategies on how to better interact with their sons, reinforce discipline as well as providing skills to build a more solid mother-son relationship. The 7 Principles… is intended to inspire Nubian Sistas everywhere and assure them that just because they are alone, does not mean they cannot develop the skills to become strong effective mothers raising boys into highly productive men in society. This handbook is solely an attempt to inspire and spark the minds of Single Black Mothers across the world by providing a proposed set of solutions to the everyday problems that haunt so many of them.