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Holler If You Hear Me 2006

Author : Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN : 9780786735488
Genre : Social Science
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With a new preface by the author. Ten years after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of American cultural icons. In Holler If You Hear Me, “hip-hop intellectual” Michael Eric Dyson, acclaimed author of the bestselling Is Bill Cosby Right?, offers a wholly original way of looking at Tupac that will thrill those who already love the artist and enlighten those who want to understand him.
Category: Social Science

Holler If You Hear Me

Author : Gregory Michie
ISBN : 0807749583
Genre : Education
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In this time of narrowed curricula and high-stakes accountability, Gregory Michie's tales of struggle and triumph in Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students are as relevant as ever. Since it was first published in 1999, Holler has become essential reading for new and seasoned teachers alike, and is an inspiring read for others. Weaving back and forth between Michie's awakening as a teacher and the first-person stories of his students, this highly acclaimed book paints an intimate and compassionate portrait of teaching and learning in urban America. While the popular notion of what it's like to teach in urban schools is one dominated by horror stories and hero tales, Michie and his students reside somewhere between these extremes, "between the miracles and the metal detectors."
Category: Education

Holla If You Hear Me No More Blind Dates Please

Author : Shawne White
ISBN : 9780595338726
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"My coworker, Jennifer, and I had had this conversation plenty of times and she always said that if God could raise a man from the dead, surely he could send the one for us." "The One" is out there somewhere, and author Shawne A. White intends to find him. What better way to search for the perfect mate than through blind dates arranged by well-meaning matchmakers? She didn't go on just one or two rendezvous, but many, many blind dates with an eclectic assortment of men. And she's willing to spill the details.This first-person account of White's encounters is a collection of sometimes funny, sometimes touching short stories. She invites you to tag along vicariously as her blind date blunders-and occasional successes-unfold. A touch of humor, therapeutic observation, and commentary on North Carolinian etiquette and cuisine keep you turning pages as she shares her newly developed understanding.Whether you prefer to profit from lessons learned along the way, or simply be entertained, White's blind date experiences will keep you laughing and dating, because you never know, your next date may be "the One".
Category: Family & Relationships

See You When We Get There

Author : Gregory Michie
ISBN : 0807745197
Genre : Education
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Gregory Michie's first bestseller, Holler If You Hear Me, put him on the map as a compelling and passionate voice in urban education. In his new book, Michie turns his attention to young teachers of colour, and once again provides readers with a unique and penetrating look inside public school classrooms. Featuring portraits of five young teachers (two African Americans, two Latinas, and one Asian American) who are working for change, Michie weaves the teachers' powerful voices with classroom vignettes and his own experiences. Along the way, he examines what motivates and sustains these teachers, as well as what they see as the challenges and possibilities of public education. In these times of national standards, high-stakes accountability, and calls for reforming teacher education and preparation, See You When We Get There/i> is essential reading.
Category: Education

Religion And Hip Hop

Author : Monica R. Miller
ISBN : 9780415628570
Genre : Music
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Religion and Hip Hop brings together the category of religion, Hip Hop cultural modalities and the demographic of youth. Bringing postmodern theory and critical approaches in the study of religion to bear on Hip Hop cultural practices, this book examines how scholars in religious and theological studies have deployed and approached religion when analyzing Hip Hop data. Using existing empirical studies on youth and religion to the cultural criticism of the Humanities, Religion and Hip Hop argues that common among existing scholarship is a thin interrogation of the category of religion. As such, Miller calls for a redescription of religion in popular cultural analysis - a challenge she further explores and advances through various materialist engagements. Going beyond the traditional and more common approach of analyzing rap lyrics, from film, dance, to virtual reality, Religion and Hip Hop takes a fresh approach to exploring the paranoid posture of the religious in popular cultural forms, by going beyond what "is" religious about Hip Hop culture. Rather, Miller explores what rhetorical uses of religion in Hip Hop culture accomplish for various and often competing social and cultural interests.
Category: Music

City Kids City Schools

Author : William Ayers
ISBN : 9781595585608
Genre : Education
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Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country’s most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan Kozol, Sapphire, and Patricia J. Williams provide some of the best writing on life in city schools and neighborhoods. Young people and practicing teachers, poets and scholars, social critics and journalists offer unique takes on topics ranging from culturally relevant teaching and scripted curricula to the criminalization of youth, gentrification, and the inequities of school funding. In the words of Sonia Nieto, City Kids, City Schools “challenge[s] the conventional wisdom of what it means to teach in urban schools.”
Category: Education

Can You Feel Me

Author : Valerie Turner
ISBN : 9781477178386
Genre : Poetry
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"Can You Feel Me"? An emotional, sensual, reflective journey through life, love and the endless pursuit of happiness illustrated through poetry and prose. I began writing at the age of nine as the result of a difficult home life. Writing became an outlet of expressing the feelings and thoughts that no one wanted to hear, but that everyone at one time or another has felt. I fell in love with the power of the written word after having to memorize the Langston Hughes poem "Dreams" in the third grade. I felt the truth in each phrase and the inspiration in each word to hold fast to dreams. I wrote and directed my first play Lets Kick the Statistics at the age of 15 and a second play "What Did He Do Wrong", an anthology of predominantly African American poetry and prose at the age of 18. Although, I took a hiatus from writing to start a family, it was always my desire, my dream, to one day write something that would touch the world, and make it cry tears of understanding. To influence the masses reflect on the ways they have felt or have made others feel.
Category: Poetry

Simply Speaking Inspirations

Author : Sherry D. Bailey
ISBN : 1463437773
Genre : Religion
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Simply Speaking Inspirations is a collection of inspirational messages that will uplift your spirit. Everyday challenges tug at our emotions leaving us zapped of energy and seeking solace. Well this book is a sure fire way to recharge your resolve. It will have you laughing and shouting while invigorating you to persevere through life. Soothe your mind with the tantalizing words of Simply Speaking Inspirations. And you will experience the serenity of the Spirit.
Category: Religion

If We Must Die

Author : Aimé J. Ellis
ISBN : 0814336655
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Investigates a variety of texts in which the self-image of poor, urban black men in the U.S. is formed within, by, and against a culture of racial terror and state violence.
Category: Literary Criticism

That S The Joint

Author : Murray Forman
ISBN : 0415969190
Genre : Music
File Size : 55.73 MB
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Spanning 25 years of serious writing on hip-hop by noted scholars and mainstream journalists, this comprehensive anthology includes observations and critiques on groundbreaking hip-hop recordings.
Category: Music