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Justify My Thug

Author: Wahida Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936399458

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Tasha and Trae try to overcome their troubles and make their marriage work. Meanwhile, Jaz is facing drama of her own. In the torrid world of sex, drugs, and crime, author Clark continues her definitive hip-hop soap opera that fans have come to love.

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641200148

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

View: 967

»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

Honor Thy Thug

Author: Wahida Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936399830

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 466

Four friends try to salvage their shattered relationship in the wake of murder, betrayal, and the machinations of a sophisticated and deadly Chinese crime organization.

Danger Mouse's The Grey Album

Author: Charles Fairchild

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623561590

Category: Music

Page: 160

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This book marks the tenth anniversary of The Grey Album. The online release and circulation of what Danger Mouse called his 'art project' was an unexpected watershed in the turn-of-the-century brawls over digital creative practice. The album's suppression inspired widespread digital civil disobedience and brought a series of contests and conflicts over creative autonomy in the online world to mainstream awareness. The Grey Album highlighted, by its very form, the profound changes wrought by the new technology and represented the struggle over the tectonic shifts in the production, distribution and consumption of music. But this is not why it matters. The Grey Album matters because it is more than just a clever, if legally ambiguous, amalgam. It is an important and compelling case study about the status of the album as a cultural form in an era when the album appears to be losing its coherence and power. Perhaps most importantly, The Grey Album matters because it changes how we think about the traditions of musical practice of which it is a part. Danger Mouse created a broad, inventive commentary on forms of musical creativity that have defined all kinds of music for centuries: borrowing, appropriation, homage, derivation, allusion and quotation. The struggle over this album wasn't just about who gets to use new technology and how. The battle over The Grey Album struck at the heart of the very legitimacy of a long recognised and valued form of musical expression: the interpretation of the work of one artist by another.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Street Literature

Author: Vanessa Irvin Morris

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911102

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 396

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.

Sincerely, The Boss

Author: Wahida Clark,Amy Morford

Publisher: WAHIDA CLARK PRESENTS

ISBN: 193664911X

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 8445

Torn between steamy, passionate nights between the sheets and the truths she doesn't want to face, Margo Harris unravels mysteries from her past as she forms ties with a dangerous group of people. Determined to rebuild the fragments of her previous life, she clings to the sexy and magnetic Salvatore Mazzillo for comfort he can't truly provide, finding herself deeper and deeper in a world she can't escape. A breathtakingly sensual and suspenseful ride that will have you questioning what real love means and have you wondering if those around you are who they say they are.

Shit, Just Got Real!

Author: Tasha Macklin

Publisher: WAHIDA CLARK PRESENTS

ISBN: 1936649225

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

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Shit, Just Got Real! Is the 3rd Installment of the series of LETTERS stemmed from the drama between the Macklin’s and Kyron Santos. In Shit, Just Got Real!, Tasha receives an unexpected letter from Kyron and gets so angry that her pride does not allow her to simply toss it but instead for her, Shit, Just Got Real!

Let's Get Free

A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

Author: Paul Butler

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585109

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 8552

Drawing on his personal fascinating story as a prosecutor, a defendant, and an observer of the legal process, Paul Butler offers a sharp and engaging critique of our criminal justice system. He argues against discriminatory drug laws and excessive police power and shows how our policy of mass incarceration erodes communities and perpetuates crime. Controversially, he supports jury nullification—or voting “not guilty” out of principle—as a way for everyday people to take a stand against unfair laws, and he joins with the “Stop Snitching” movement, arguing that the reliance on informants leads to shoddy police work and distrust within communities. Butler offers instead a “hip hop theory of justice,” parsing the messages about crime and punishment found in urban music and culture. Butler’s argument is powerful, edgy, and incisive.

Nichts ist okay!

Author: Brendan Kiely,Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430400

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7527

Zwei Stimmen, zwei Autoren, schwarz und weiß.. Eigentlich wollte Rashad nur eine Tüte Chips kaufen, doch kaum hat er den Laden betreten, wird er von einem Polizisten brutal niedergeschlagen. Beobachtet hat den Vorfall ein anderer Junge: Quinn, der ausgerechnet mit der Familie des Angreifers befreundet ist. Rashad ist schwarz, der Polizist weiß. Ein weiterer rassistischer Übergriff? Wie so viele? Rashad landet im Krankenhaus, und Quinn steht zwischen den Fronten. Er muss sich entscheiden: Tritt er als Zeuge auf und wird zum Verräter? Oder hält er den Mund und schweigt zu Diskriminierung und Gewalt. Derweil organisieren Rashads Freunde eine Demonstration gegen Rassismus und Polizeiwillkür. Eine Stadt gerät in Ausnahmezustand. Und zwei Jugendliche mittendrin.

Größer als das Amt

Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit - der Ex-FBI-Direktor klagt an

Author: James Comey

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 342645422X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2330

Die Erinnerungen von Ex-FBI-Chef James B. Comey sind aktuell, brisant und spannend wie ein Krimi. 2017 von Präsident Trump gefeuert, schreibt Comey einen fesselnden Insider-Bericht über politische Machenschaften und das von Donald Trump korrumpierte System. Ein Sachbuch wie ein Kriminalroman der Extraklasse: James Comeys brisante Erinnerungen an die vergangenen 20 Jahre im Zentrum der Macht zeigen ihn als unbeugsamen Ermittler, der gegen die Mafia, gegen CIA-Folter und NSA-Überwachung, und zuletzt im Wahlkampf 2016 gegen Hillary Clintons Umgang mit dienstlichen Emails und Donald Trumps Russland-Verbindungen vorgegangen ist. Der Weg des parteilosen New Yorker Vorzeigejuristen gleicht einer politischen Achterbahnfahrt: stellvertretender Justizminister unter George W. Bush, zum FBI-Direktor ernannt von Barack Obama und gefeuert von Donald Trump wegen angeblicher Illoyalität. Sein Buch ist ein eindrückliches Lehrstück über den aufrechten Gang in einer verantwortungslosen Regierung.

Thug Matrimony

Author: Wahida Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410405852

Category: Fiction

Page: 417

View: 4831

Angel, Jaz, Tasha, and Kyra are four girlfriends pulling themselves out of the ghetto--and trying to bring their hearts up to higher ground with them. But when an unwanted guest crashes Angel's wedding, all the rage and bloodlust from the Uhood comes bustin' out.

Thug Shorts

Author: Wahida Clark

Publisher: Wahida Clark Presents Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781947732124

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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These Shorts take you inside the mind of the characters, allowing for insight into their views and hidden emotions-a way for the readers to fully connect with the characters.

Every Thug Needs a Lady

Author: Wahida Clark

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1936649942

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Every Thug Needs a Lady is the spellbinding sequel to Wahida Clark's Thugs and the Women Who Love Them. After taking us through the rugged, thug-filled lives of Jaz, Kyra, and Angel, Wahida now takes us into the drama filled life of their best friend Roz aka Tasha. She is sexy, beautiful, and torn between her desires to distance herself from the streets and the magnetic attraction to the irresistible and thuggish Trae Macklin who acknowledges that mature women are a turn on. However, women come and go for a thug who is more about his business over everything else, yet Trae surprisingly falls head over heels for his business partner's woman, Tasha. Since the streets must come first, Trae decides to patiently wait for his partner's relationship with Tasha to come to nothing. Will Tasha and Trae's love ever get off the ground?

Return of the Cartier Cartel

Author: Nisa Santiago

Publisher: Melodrama Publishing

ISBN: 0982451547

Category: Electronic books

Page: N.A

View: 9974

Brooklyn empress Cartier knows the streets of Brooklyn like nobody's business. In fact, she successfully built her Cartier Cartel drug ring on the code of the streets, hustling and stacking paper. However, the life of crime is wearing her down, and she's ready to quit the game when two of her Cartel soldiers are gunned down in the same streets that fattened her bankroll. Now she's hell bent on seeking revenge for her friends, and she and her most loyal set out to solve the hood's whodunit. Along the way, tempers flare and love is tested as her prince steps out of line and sleeps with the enemy. Devastation reigns supreme in the streets of Brooklyn, while Cartier is constantly looking over her shoulder, wondering who will be the next to stab her in the back.

2004 Stanford Law Review Symposium

punishment and its purposes

Author: Stanford University. School of Law

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 364

View: 5457

Lyrics and the Law

The Constitution of Law in Music

Author: Aaron R. S. Lorenz

Publisher: Vandeplas Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 219

View: 2445

There are few concepts in society that all of us share but music is one of those concepts. In certain situations, music is used as an accompaniment, oftentimes simply a set of sounds designed to subconsciously affect the listener. While in other situations, music is the central point, dominating the dialogue yet continuing to subconsciously affect the listener. Law, on a similar note, is a concept that is inescapable. Legal scholars have noted for centuries that society in the United States evolved, and continues to evolve, toward a population dependent on law. Both music and law remain fundamental components of modern American life and there are no signs that our connection and reliance on music and law will change in the future.This book addresses the role music plays in constituting law in the United States. The subject of the book is important in order to show that while the Supreme Court writes decisions and legislators create and modify statutes, music is more invasive and influential in the lives of the populous.The book's first purpose is to introduce readers to the classic jurisprudential schools of thought and connect those philosophies to the lyrics of various songs. There is clear evidence that Natural Law and Legal Positivism have been instrumental in establishing a legal structure and philosophy of law. The remnants of those jurisprudential schools can be directly seen in the lyrics of the last 50 years. The book notes that greater attention should be paid to the music since it is in actuality, non-traditional jurisprudence. After classic jurisprudence is presented, the book undertakes Constitutive Theory and connects lyrics to this critical approach of law. The book's second objective is to systematically explain the role that music plays in constituting images of Race, Gender, and Class. Legal scholars have argued that music and law are often loosely connected but this book asserts that music creates law and images of law through specific lenses. Critical Race Theory, Feminist Legal Theory, and underclass literature are the best examples of how music has explicitly infected legal circles.The book highlights the impact that musicians have in constituting law through their lyrics. When musicians remind the listener of the injustices in society, call for social change, or give their interpretation of legal theory, an image of law is constituted and that image often becomes the Law. When musicians create music, they are simultaneously creating law. Their experiences, language, and motives encompass their being and develop an image of law, which the listener subsequently adopts. Their lyrics constitute what law is for “the people” which is often a direct response to the State's version of what law is or should be. Music is similar to or a reaction to law.

Thugs and the Women Who Love Them

Author: Wahida Clark

Publisher: Dafina Books

ISBN: 9781496724243

Category:

Page: 240

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Now a classic, the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark's gritty Thug series takes readers into the streets, where a wrong choice could be the last decision a person ever makes . . . In a neighborhood loaded with sex, brutality, and crime, three friends are at a turning point. They can surrender to life on the edge--and the murderous men who rule there--or walk a totally different path. But nothing is simple, and everything has consequences . . . Angel, Jaz, and Kyra are all leading double lives, working hard to leave the ghetto behind--yet held back by the lying, pimping, drug-dealing lovers they can't seem to let go. From jealous rampages to bloody turf wars to rage-fueled vendettas, a tangled web of violence binds these women to the people--and the place--that could destroy them . . . "Clark takes us on a journey . . . the ride is exciting and drama filled." --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on Thugs and the Women Who Love Them "An entertaining, graphic, somewhat erotic look at the streets. . . . A drama-filled quick read that will leave you wanting more." --RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on Payback is a Mutha "This completely engrossing story spins a compelling tale the only way Wahida Clark knows how to do it, and she does it so well." --Books2Mention.com on Thug Matrimony

Vindicated

Author: Tasha Macklin

Publisher: WAHIDA CLARK PRESENTS

ISBN: 1936649586

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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In every sense of the word, Santiago Acevedo is a boss. Men respect and fear him, and women worship and desire him. But not all is well within the Acevedo family. Santiago learns of his wife Melanie's affair from his second in command, Basim. Murder then becomes his motive, and every move he makes thereafter proves detrimental to his precious daughter Eva, his troubled son Tariq, and his money-making empire. Once his enemy finds a crack in his armor, Santiago's weaknesses are exploited and strings are pulled that ultimately lead to destruction. Santiago has always been the master of his own destiny, but now it seems that destiny is mastering him. Will Santiago discover the truth and become fully vindicated before time runs out, or will he fall victim to the perfectly executed setup?

Game of Gwop

Author: Trae Macklin

Publisher: WAHIDA CLARK PRESENTS

ISBN: 1936649543

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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What do you get when the baddest chick and four cold blooded killers enter a Newark, New Jersey strip club strapped with Mac 11s? You get a nasty body count and the lick of a lifetime! Not only do Charisma, GQ, Shamar and Crook steal bricks of coke and a load of gwop from the strip club, but the crew also reaps the promise of certain death once the club s owner puts his goons on their trail! The close knit crew refuses to go out like suckers, and soon hits the money making blocks of Wilmington, Delaware, where a cycle of vicious murders, merciless thefts, and insatiable greed follow them. As they grow more ruthless, their diabolical deeds finally capture the attention of the deadliest queenpin in the drug game, placing her right in their path. With goons aiming for their heads, the crew splits up with plans to work new hustles. But once a secret is revealed, the crew s bond is nearly broken and an enemy catches them slipping and declares swift revenge. Will the crew remain intact, or fall like a line of well set dominoes in the Game of Gwop?

Ein anderes Brooklyn

Roman

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492991009

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2026

Zur Beerdigung ihres Vaters kehrt die junge Anthropologin August zurück nach New York, Stadt ihrer Kindheit. Hier, auf den Straßen Brooklyns, ist sie aufgewachsen. Hier hat sie Angela, Gigi und Sylvia getroffen, ihre drei Freundinnen, mit denen sie unzertrennlich über das glühende Pflaster Brooklyns der 70er-Jahre zog. Weiße verließen das Viertel, Drogendealer und traumatisierte Vietnamveteranen waren ihre Nachbarn, doch mit ihren Freundinnen fühlte sich August unverwundbar. Nichts schien unmöglich, wenn sie nur zusammenhielten. Doch haben sie dieser Welt etwas entgegenzusetzen? – »Ein anderes Brooklyn«, Finalist für den National Book Award, stand auf der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste und wurde hymnisch besprochen. Eindringlich und poetisch erzählt es von Freundschaft, Erinnerung und Aufwachsen in einem Brooklyn, das es so nicht mehr gibt.

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