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The Bible Of The Game

Author : P. Los
ISBN : 9781984577184
Genre : Fiction
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What made the rich, Super-Rich, and the poor rich in the Game? What made Lames and Fools become better and Wise? Knowledge of Self! It has always made the weak strong, the good better and the rich Wealthy. This Book provides those most needed Jewels of Wisdom to achieve Greatness that resides within every human Temple of Self!

Am I Black Enough For You?

Author : Todd Boyd
ISBN : 0253211050
Genre : Social Science
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The most creative moments of African American culture have always emanated from a lower class or ghetto perspective. In contemporary society, this ghetto aesthetic has informed a large segment of the popular marketplace from the incendiary nature of gangsta rap, through the choreographed violence of films like Menace II Society, to recurrent debates around the use of the word nigga, and even the assertion of this perspective in professional basketball. In each case, most of the discussion around these cultural circumstances tends to be dismissive, if not completely uninformed. In analyzing the ranges of images from the O. J. Simpson trial to Snoop Doggy Dogg, Am I Black Enough for You looks at the way in which the nuances of ghetto life get translated into the politics of popular culture, and especially the way these politics have become such a profitable venture, for both the entertainment industry and the actual producers of these topical narratives. The book follows the widening generation gap represented by Bill Cosby's pristine race man image in the mid-80's, culminating in the proliferation of the hard-core sentiments associated with the nigga in the 1990's. The book argues for a historical understanding of these contemporary examples, which is rooted in the social policies of the Reagan/Bush era, the declining industrial base of urban communities and the increasing significance of the drug trade and gang culture. In addition, the book follows the evolution of gangster culture in twentieth century American popular culture and the shift from ethnicity to race that slowly begins to emerge over this time period. Contrary to mainstream conservative sentiment, Am I Black Enough for You suggests that the criticism of gangsta culture is a misguided attempt which reaffirms traditional views about Black culture. This criticism is articulated across race, so that in many cases, African Americans articulate the same sentiments as their white conservative counterparts. Am I Black Enough for You offers astute analysis of the liberating possibilities of representation that lie at the core of contemporary black popular culture.

Contemporary African American Literature

Author : Lovalerie King
ISBN : 9780253006974
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Essays exploring contemporary black fiction and examining important issues in current African American literary studies. In this volume, Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner have compiled a collection of essays that offer access to some of the most innovative contemporary black fiction while addressing important issues in current African American literary studies. Distinguished scholars Houston Baker, Trudier Harris, Darryl Dickson-Carr, and Maryemma Graham join writers and younger scholars to explore the work of Toni Morrison, Edward P. Jones, Trey Ellis, Paul Beatty, Mat Johnson, Kyle Baker, Danzy Senna, Nikki Turner, and many others. The collection is bracketed by a foreword by novelist and graphic artist Mat Johnson, one of the most exciting and innovative contemporary African American writers, and an afterword by Alice Randall, author of the controversial parody The Wind Done Gone. Together, King and Moody-Turner make the case that diversity, innovation, and canon expansion are essential to maintaining the vitality of African American literary studies. “A compelling collection of essays on the ongoing relevance of African American literature to our collective understanding of American history, society, and culture. Featuring a wide array of writers from all corners of the literary academy, the book will have national appeal and offer strategies for teaching African American literature in colleges and universities across the country.” —Gene Jarrett, Boston University “[This book describes] a fruitful tension that brings scholars of major reputation together with newly emerging critics to explore the full range of literary activities that have flourished in the post-Civil Rights era. Notable are such popular influences as hip-hop music and Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club.” —American Literary Scholarship, 2013

Muttered Musings And Other True To Life Mix Ups

Author : Roger Wong
ISBN : 9781662443473
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Muttered Musings is a fragmented autobiography. The author has led a full, interesting life with experiences, feelings, opinions, mistakes, and mix-ups that will resonate with everyone. The readers will ultimately be entertained, as well as shocked, saddened, amused, and at times will find themselves laughing out loud!

God S Generation

Author : Dwight Tatum
ISBN : 9781641919845
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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God and Satan, good and evil, the first and last war. A war not taking place in heaven but here on earth. A war in the invisible spiritual world that goes on as we live from day to day. People generally want and desire to be good but often find it hard to be because Satan has created so many avenues into our world and lives. Being invisible, deceitful, and very crafty, we're defenseless and no match for him, so God protects us when we ask for his help. A lot of us help our enemy in defeating us by lacking faith in God and believing Satan's lies and deceit. Some people don't believe in God or Satan, but both exist and affect our lives. Not believing and allowing Satan into our lives defeat us because he uses us for his purposes. God blessed me, after living a terrible life, to see and experience how Satan deceives us. God has blessed me to share my story with you in order to expose Satan and allow you to see him at work in your lives and let you know that you need God to defeat him. If you can't recognize him, you don't know you're being deceived; but God will reveal him to you because Satan can't deceive God.

Three Guidelines For Ethical Living

Author : Kenneth P. Langer
ISBN : 9780989925716
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Three principles for living a gentle and peaceful life with yourself and others.

Iam That Iam

Author : Robert Davis
ISBN : 1477253386
Genre : Religion
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This is a book- Hey! You need not forsake- IAM THAT IAM-Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ is not to be overlooked-Once it's read, you will hear what God Jesus said-Then you are hooked, and at you, you will take a closer look - On every page, God Jesus has something to say, some comes your way, and some just relay's - But in any event, open your heart and listen, for to you, Gods word is sent - Whether you believe or not, or you sin a little or you sinned a lot, quit doing things Jesus God says to stop - Continue to read and receive the help you need, pray that God take heed - Change - Your life rearrange, and you, God won't blame - And once you read this book in God Jesus name, it's guaranteed, believe, you won't be the same - From the first page, where this book begins, to the last word it say, to this books very end, a message from God has been sent - Then just when you think you are finished, for you have come to the end, that's where you start all over again - For it's a fact, this is the word of God, this is not an act, you can start reading from the back - That's A Fact! WORD! You can read this book BACKWARDS! From chapter to chapter, this book is full of Fun - Facts - And Laughter- IAM THAT IAM everyone should be after.

The Readers Advisory Guide To Street Literature

Author : Vanessa Irvin Morris
ISBN : 9780838911105
Genre : Education
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Provides information about the genre of urban fiction, including its appeal to readers, its characteristics and structural elements, its history, and readers' advisory and collection development strategies for librarians.

The Ethics Of Computer Games

Author : Miguel Sicart
ISBN : 9780262261531
Genre : Social Science
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Why computer games can be ethical, how players use their ethical values in gameplay, and the implications for game design. Despite the emergence of computer games as a dominant cultural industry (and the accompanying emergence of computer games as the subject of scholarly research), we know little or nothing about the ethics of computer games. Considerations of the morality of computer games seldom go beyond intermittent portrayals of them in the mass media as training devices for teenage serial killers. In this first scholarly exploration of the subject, Miguel Sicart addresses broader issues about the ethics of games, the ethics of playing the games, and the ethical responsibilities of game designers. He argues that computer games are ethical objects, that computer game players are ethical agents, and that the ethics of computer games should be seen as a complex network of responsibilities and moral duties. Players should not be considered passive amoral creatures; they reflect, relate, and create with ethical minds. The games they play are ethical systems, with rules that create gameworlds with values at play. Drawing on concepts from philosophy and game studies, Sicart proposes a framework for analyzing the ethics of computer games as both designed objects and player experiences. After presenting his core theoretical arguments and offering a general theory for understanding computer game ethics, Sicart offers case studies examining single-player games (using Bioshock as an example), multiplayer games (illustrated by Defcon), and online gameworlds (illustrated by World of Warcraft) from an ethical perspective. He explores issues raised by unethical content in computer games and its possible effect on players and offers a synthesis of design theory and ethics that could be used as both analytical tool and inspiration in the creation of ethical gameplay.

If All Goes Well

Author : Tysheena E Ross
ISBN : 9781796032451
Genre : Poetry
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“If All Goes Well” is a collection of emotions which focuses on Pain, sex, lies, heartbreak, and growth presented in poetry form written between 2012-2019.The book intent is too help others get through everyday life problems. “If all goes well“ is a roller coaster of feelings which taps into real,raw, scenarios & topics and let people know they’re not alone.

True To Life Intermediate Personal Study Cassette

Author : Ruth Gairns
ISBN : 0521456304
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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True to Life is a five level course designed specifically for adult learners.

The Awakening Word

Author : Robert W. Mitchell
ISBN : 9781467067355
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Are you being called to the spiritual path? If so, are you doing anything about it? I am reminded of the concept; faith without works is dead. If we are being called to find out wonderful things about ourselves, God and the universe, we have to do something about it. Stepping onto a spiritual path is a way. Paths are all about doing. In this book you will find many encouraging words about different paths and the rewards and challenges that come with them. You will find that paths do not have to be organized or supervised, but they must be approached with consciousness and intent and contribute to our lives, and the life of the world. This book is one of my many paths within my one journey. My goal here is to, in some way, touch those who have not yet found a path or those who may be looking but do not know what they are looking for - those who may be wondering about life and God as I was, and still do. If you are at a place and time in your life where you are wondering or feel as though something is missing, this book may be for you. It is written for the "beginners mind." The short easy to read essays, poems and inspiring quotes are meant to send your mind off into wonderful directions, and your life on amazing paths that allow you to grow and blossom, and be the divine person you were meant to be. The different chapters address life and how we live it; our humanness as well as our divine nature. Some of the essays are about the rules of life, life as a game or a gamble, getting ready for our paths and stepping on to them.

The Truth Or Not?

Author : Lonnie Pruitt
ISBN : 9780595392681
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Do you long to discover your purpose in this world so that you can enjoy and understand life? Full of powerful poems and short, inspirational messages, The Truth or Not? encourages you to defy conventional thinking and journey down the path of spiritual recognition to find your purpose. Author Lonnie E. Pruitt urges you to realize we will forever be as one in the eyes of God. He encourages you to bring compassion back into your lives and to live in peace, loving each other as it was meant to be, sisters and brothers, no matter the color. So open your hearts allowing God's good grace to encompass you. The Truth or Not? is an answer to your most common problems, but not a quick fix. Meditating on Lonnie's words will release your thoughts, opening your mind to venture into all possibilities that will shine a brilliant light on your past, present, and future. Doing so will enable you to discover, finding that righteous path to God, a longing purpose we all search for in our lives.

The Cambridge History Of African American Literature

Author : Maryemma Graham
ISBN : 9781316184400
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first major twenty-first century history of four hundred years of black writing, The Cambridge History of African American Literature presents a comprehensive overview of the literary traditions, oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the United States. Expert contributors, drawn from the United States and beyond, emphasise the dual nature of each text discussed as a work of art created by an individual and as a response to unfolding events in American cultural, political, and social history. Unprecedented in scope, sophistication and accessibility, the volume draws together current scholarship in the field. It also looks ahead to suggest new approaches, new areas of study, and as yet undervalued writers and works. The Cambridge History of African American Literature is a major achievement both as a work of reference and as a compelling narrative and will remain essential reading for scholars and students in years to come.

Keep It R E A L

Author : Mary Amanda Stewart
ISBN : 9780807758700
Genre : Education
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This book introduces a set of pedagogical practices designed to assist adolescent English learners in developing their English skills in a way that honors and leverages their native languages and cultures. Responding to the linguistic and educational diversity of adolescents, the R.E.A.L. (Relevant, Engaging, and Affirming Literacy) method offers teachers a range of scalable activities, reading lists, and other resources, along with numerous suggestions on how to adapt them for students’ particular needs. By sharing experiences from actual secondary English classes, Stewart presents diverse learners making meaningful connections to texts and responding through writing, speaking, and other artistic means. These students are developing high levels of literacy, English language skills, and even biliteracy through R.E.A.L. instruction that all English teachers can use. Book Features: Shows educators how to effectively engage middle and high school students through reading and responding to literature. Provides creative solutions for centering students’ needs and interests within standards and other curricular restraints. Brings together theory from reader response, second language acquisition, and bilingual research. Written for all English language arts teachers and for all levels of adolescent ELs—beginners to advanced students. Considers ELs’ full literacy development in all of their languages, not just English.

The Boardgamer Volume 8

Author : Bruce A. Monnin
Genre : Games
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The Boardgamer magazine was a quarterly magazine devoted primarily, but not exclusively, to the coverage of Avalon Hill / Victory Games titles and to other aspects of the boardgaming hobby. Initially, The Boardgamer’s publication ran concurrently with Avalon Hill’s house magazine, The General, but instead of focusing on new releases, it devoted coverage to those classic, Avalon Hill games which no longer graced the pages of The General. Following the cessation of The General in June 1998, The Boardgamer was the primary periodical dedicated to the titles from AH/VG, until its final issue in 2004. The contents of this volume consists of: Strategy And Tactics In The Civil War - And Variant Rules The First Spoke - Where To Start In Air Baron War At Sea Series Replay - A Game On The AREA Ladder Mission SPB1 - Breakfast At The Café Gondree French Dune - Highlights Of The New Version Leaders And Morale - In Panzerblitz / Panzer Leader A.R.E.A. News - Technology Crunch Strategies For Winning At 7th Fleet - A Look At Scenarios 1-5 The Skies Of Caen Escorts Over Leipzig Escort To Muenster: An Ace Is Born A Legend's First Kill - Four Airforce / Dauntless Scenarios Strategies For Winning At 7th Fleet - A Look At Scenarios #6 Through #9 More New Scenarios - For Israeli Defense Force Battle Of Porto Praya - A Wooden Ships & Iron Men Scenario Adel Verpflichtet, By Hook Or By Crook, By Fair Means Or Foul - A Lot Of Fun, No Matter How You Say It! Adel Verpflichtet - Series Replay Modified 501 City-Fight-In-Four - A Modified Up Front Scenario Jutland In The Baltic - Battles Between the Germans and Russians The French Sellout - Not Your Average Advanced Third Reich Series Replay Potpourri For The Gamer - DEN, W&P, FE, VITP/WAS, SUB & FT 1999 March Madness Sweet Sixteen - Men’s and Women’s Teams Termoli - Panzer Leader Situations The Star of Africa - Air Force Scenarios Featuring Hans Joachim Marseille Unit ID Numbers For Counters - From The Boardgamer'’s Special Panzer Leader Issue Insert: Countersheet for Jutland Variant In Short, The Longest Day - An Old Monster Gets A Facelift Brethren Of The Coast - A Variant For Blackbeard The “Liberator” of Europe - The B24J Joins the Queen of the Skies A New (Inter)face - For Panzerblitz and Panzer Leader Point Of Decision - Allied Turn 2 Strategies in Victory In The Pacific AREA Scoring System For Board Games - An Open Letter to Tournament GM’s & Game Club Presidents

Pimpin Ain T Easy

Author : Keith Curtis
ISBN : 0974639419
Genre : Reference
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BOOK CONTENTS Chapter One... History And The Game Chapter Two... The Assorted Variety Of Pimps Chapter Three... Getting Polished, Cars, Clothes & Jewelry Chapter Four... Rules Of The Game, The Game Is Sold Chapter Five... Building A Stable, The Catch, The Knock, The Lock The Turn Out Chapter Six... Getting Your Money, Different Ways of Getting Paid Chapter Seven... Macking 101 Chapter Eight... Pimping and The Law Chapter Nine... Prejudice Against Pimps, Player Hatred Worldwide Chapter Ten... Pimpin And The Hip-Hop Community Chapter Eleven... The Pimpin Aint Dead the Ho's Are Just Scared Chapter Twelve... Life On A Round World, A Square Life, In A Glass House The Language of The Game... Pimp Terminology

True To The Old Flag

Author : G. A. Henty
ISBN : EAN:4057664556141
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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G. A. Henty was a great writer of historical adventure novels. This collection contains action and adventure tales set on the North American Continent, covering the period from the times of settlement to the wars for independence. Table of Contents: True to the Old Flag: A Tale of the American War of Independence With Wolfe in Canada: The Winning of a Continent Captain Bayley's Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California With Lee in Virginia, A Story of the American Civil War Redskin and Cowboy: A Tale of the Western Plains Dorothy's Double: The Story of a Great Deception In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado

Open Your Eyes

Author : Jake Olson
ISBN : 9781400205820
Genre : Religion
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Doctors removed Jake Olson’s left eye at ten months old. When he was twelve, after years of radiation and chemotherapy, the cancer took his right eye as well. That’s when Jake’s story really began. When ESPN met Jake Olson, he was a twelve-year-old boy who wanted to spend his final weeks of sight with the USC football team. Jake’s story became one of the most recognized pieces in the network’s history, earning an award, instantly viewed by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. But Jake’s story didn’t end with his final surgery or with ESPN—not by a long shot. Now sixteen, Jake Olson dreams of becoming the first blind golfer in the PGA. How is such a thing even possible? How does that level of perseverance endure in someone with so many reasons to give up? In Open Your Eyes, Jake Olson tells more than his story. He reveals the ways of thinking, living, and praying that have kept him and his family triumphant in the face of their tribulations. Told with sincerity and humor in tandem with leadership coach McKay Christensen, Open Your Eyes is not just a heartwarming chronicle of the Olson family’s struggle. Jake’s story is a step-by-step lesson in perseverance and motivation from a young man who knows how to put the past in the past. From the USC locker room to the fairways of Pebble Beach, Jake Olson will inspire you, your family, and your team with bravery, ability, and faith. It is time to learn from this remarkable young man and open your eyes to a happier life.

Seeds Of Hope

Author : Edward Golden Williams
ISBN : 9781257493241
Genre : Self-Help
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This is one of the most unique down to earth book of poems ever written. Within these pages of dried ink the reader will find some poems that convey positive messages of hope. The author speaks out with his sense of charm, and humor with the stroke of a pen. Every poem in this book has been inspired by an actual event, place, thing, or past relationship. The romantic poems are sizzling hot some of the titles are Sweet Jelly, Moon Pie, and, One Thousand Tears. Some of the inspirational titles are Idle Minds, Misery Has No Place, A Poet's Thread, and Nay Sayers. Some of the funny titles are Trifling (true story), Sneaky, and many more!

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