The Rose that Grew from Concrete

Author: Tupac Shakur

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671028456

Category: Music

Page: 149

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A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.


Author: Alfred W. Tatum,Tupac Shakur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780545285926

Category: African Americans

Page: 125

View: 942

"Based on a collaborative model and classroom experience, ID workshops approach literacy development as a rich, dynamic collaboration between teachers and students. A simple resource with a profound promise, the ID Literacy Collaborative follows three principles: 1. Students work with enabling texts ; 2. Students use writing as a mode of social action ; 3. Students use four foundational platforms to help define themselves."--Website.

Tupac Shakur: Multi-Platinum Rapper

Author: Ashley Rae Harris

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616133511

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7339

This legendary rapper was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996, but not before having multi-platinum releases and a promising acting career. A prime example of the line rappers walk between street credibility and their art, Tupac pushed the East-West rap feud both as a real fight and as a tool to influence media coverage of his career. Tupac's raps were part traditional social protest and part gritty descriptions of street life in urban neighborhoods. This book includes details of his life, career, and like the other Essential Lives Cut Short books, covers the controversies surrounding his life and death. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The Rose in Fashion

Author: Amy de la Haye

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300250088

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 5642

Examples from jewelry, millinery, handbags, perfume, couture, and everyday dress show how the rose--both beautiful and symbolic--has inspired fashion over hundreds of years.

Dirty Roses

Author: Kristina Gilchrist


ISBN: 0557702798

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

View: 8511

Haunting nightmares of a past that has never been forgotten, life-changing news that leads to thoughts of revenge, a lover facing life in prison, a scandalous plot that turns deadly, deceit and questioning ones faith in God are just a few of the underlying stories told in Dirty Roses. Candid, witty and creatively written, Dirty Roses takes readers on a journey through life in the inner city of DC as multiple characters attempt to navigate their way through layers of dysfunction and chaos. "We wouldn't ask why a rose that grew from the concrete has damaged petals, in turn, we would all celebrate its tenacity, we would all love its will to reach the sun, well, we are the roses, this is the concrete and these are my damaged petals, don't ask me why, thank God, and ask me how."


Author: Various Contributors

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 085965706X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Tupac Shakur is not just a posthumous hip-hop icon. In the years since his September 1996 murder, he has attained a status that led some to coin him 'the Black Elvis'. More successful as a recording artist than at the active peak of his career, his posthumous albums continue to sell in massive quantities around the world. His cultural importance is reflected in a 'Tupac's not dead' myth - the first time a black performing artist has been mythologised on the level of a Presley or a James Dean. Crucial to the iconic appeal of Tupac is the mass of contradictions that define him: the macho gansta-rapper who eulogised the 'thug life'; the erudite young man who hoped for a political and spiritual awakening among his peers; the sexually insatiable star who served a prison term for sexual abuse of a young woman fan; the sensitive son of a politicised single mother, who recorded a sympathetic pain to women. A Thug Life explores all these contradictions, alongside every other aspect of Tupac's life and career. Compiling interviews, articles, reviews and essays on rap music's enduring icon, this extensively illustrated anthology is divided into five distinct sections, covering his early life, his music, film and the dark side of his life - the flirtations with gang culture, accusations of forcible sodomy and rape, his lucky escape from death after a 1994 shooting, and his accusations against former friend, the Notorious BIG, that fuelled the East-West Coast rap wars. The final section examines the murder of Tupac one September night in Las Vegas, and the conspiracy theories it fuelled. Interview transcripts are included of Death Row Records boss Suge Knight, talking of how Shakur died in his car, and Afeni Shakur, describing her legal action against the young gang member she blamed for her son's death - which was halted with the suspect's own shooting.

Black Youth Aspirations

Author: Botshabelo Maja

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1802620273

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This book is about how to trigger the capacity to aspire among black youth. Examining the transition out of adulthood and imagined futures of black youth, Maja helps us understand how black youth aspirations might be raised, and how a better future for young people can be achieved.

Look Ma, "Hands" on Poetry

Author: Adele Steiner

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598585045

Category: Poetry

Page: 204

View: 1545

"Poetry workshops designed to help teachers and poets familiarize elementary through high students with a variety of creative and fun ways to encage their imaginations and write poetry"--[P.4] cover.

The New Rolling Stone Album Guide

Author: Nathan Brackett,Christian David Hoard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743201698

Category: Music

Page: 930

View: 757

A reference guide to the decade's top trends, performers, and sounds, reviews the most influential albums, provides biographical overviews of key artists, and considers how technology and the Internet have impacted the industry.