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Ghetto Brother

Author : Julian Voloj
ISBN : 9781561639502
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, a Bronx legend who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the formidable Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence. Among its many accomplishments, the gang held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop.

Ghetto Brother

Author : Julian Voloj
ISBN : 9781561639489
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, a Bronx legend, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence. After initiating a gang truce, the Ghetto Brothers held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop. Melendez also began to reclaim his Jewish roots after learning about his family's dramatic crypto-Jewish background.

Ghetto Brother

Author : Benjy Melendez
ISBN : 0974970468
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Benjy Melendez, founder of the Ghetto Brothers street gang, social activist, and lead singer of the Ghetto Brothers band, now tells his story: a memoir of life as a late 1960s/early 1970s street gang member, of a musician on the cusp of stardom, a fighter for peace, and a man on a quest to reclaim his Jewish roots. With chilling detail and candor, Benjy Melendez opens up as never before in 'Ghetto Brother' (Benjy Melendez with Amir Said). Telling the story of his family, growing up first in the West Village in in the '60s, his family's forced move to the South Bronx, his life in a street gang, and his transformation to a peace ambassador, 'Ghetto Brother' is a riveting memoir that explores the human condition. Melendez takes us back to the forgotten New York of the late 1960s and early 1970s that gave rise to New York's infamous street gang era. But at its core, Ghetto Brother examines the route from boy to man in uncharted territory, and it renders a vivid portrait of what identity means and what happens when that identity dissolves and grows anew. Evocative and filled with the sights and sounds of a changing New York and a transformative life, 'Ghetto Brother' is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary leader.

Letters To A Young Brother

Author : Hill Harper
ISBN : 1592402003
Genre : Social Science
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The film and television star draws on personal experiences to present a series of motivational letters that explores such topics as the value of a good education and the media's inappropriate emphasis on material wealth.

Brother Man

Author : Roger Mais
ISBN : 1405062967
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published in 1954, this is the tragic story of an honest Rastafarian healer caught up in a web of intrigue and betrayal in Jamaica's tough West Kingston slums. It is a portrait of a ghetto saint - an ordinary man selected by the universe to bring enlightenment to poor belittled people.

Brothers Below Zero

Author : Tor Seidler
ISBN : 0062028308
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Tim Tuttle can't hold a candle to John Henry -- not in school, not in sports, not in anything. To make matters worse, John Henry is his younger brother. However, Tim has a wonderful refuge: his friendship with his eccentric great-aunt Winifred. And when his great-aunt teaches him to paint, Tim discovers a world all his own. Tim's newfound talent delights his parents, but it doesn't sit well with John Henry. Until one snowy Christmas Eve, when he hits upon the perfect plan to undermine Tim's glory. John Henry's sinister scheme succeeds beyond his wildest expectations and leads to a harrowing subzero adventure that changes both boys forever. Gripping and moving, Brothers Below Zero demonstrates that Tor Seidler is one of the strongest voices writing today.

My Brother S Keeper

Author : Antony Polonsky
ISBN : 9781134952113
Genre : History
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In recent years, a lively debate has developed in Poland on the question of what responsibility the Poles share for the mass murder of the Jews, which took place largely on Polish soil. This debate was sparked off by the showing in Poland of Claude Lanzmann's film, Shoah , which revealed how deeply-rooted anti-Jewish prejudice could still be found in the Polish countryside. Anti-semitism is something which Poland has preferred to forget. But before the Second World War hostility to the Jews was widespread and this climate of pervasive anti-semitism may have facilitated the Nazis' murderous plans. But Poles now, with great courage, are facing this dark side of their past. This book, translated and edited by a leading British historian of Poland, Antony Polonsky, is a major contribution to the history of the Holocaust. It gathers together the most important contribution to the current debate, revealing the agony many Poles feel about their lack of action during the war.

Ghetto Brother

Author : Julian Voloj
ISBN : 9791090090613
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Benjy Melendez, fils d’immigrants portoricains, grandit dans le Bronx et fonde, à la fin des années 1960, les Ghetto Brothers. De son quartier ravagé par la drogue, la violence et la pauvreté, de son époque marquée par les mouvements contestataires, Benjy tire une énergie formidable et ultra positive : son gang sera multiracial et pacifique ! Parmi ses nombreuses actions, le gang organise chaque semaine des concerts ouverts à tous, sur le bitume ou dans les immeubles désaffectés, qui verront émerger le mouvement hip hop.

Brother And The Dancer

Author : Keenan Norris
ISBN : 1597142441
Genre : Fiction
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Erycha and Touissant, although they live only a few miles apart in the San Bernardino Valley, are separated by class, violence, and history as they grow from adolescence to adulthood.

Can T Stop Won T Stop

Author : Jeff Chang
ISBN : 1429902698
Genre : Music
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Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created. Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style. Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60's into the new millennium.

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