A Story of Brotherhood New book tells the story of six black males and a friendship that extends beyond a lifetime. True friendship and brotherhood can give meaning to one’s life, even after a painful experience where good memories of a once strong bond are the only thing that is left. Such is the story of six men in Jamella A. Jihad’s The Summer of ’89: A Summer to Remember, an inspirational story released through Xlibris. In a society where color is an issue, equality is rare, and inferiority is a disease. This very situation led to the birth of a friendship among a group of African American males determined to help each other depart from the stigma that this society has about black males. Through each other’s support, all of them graduated with honors from one of the finest high schools in the state and have been accepted into prestigious colleges. One of the young men reached out to the author as she sleeps, in her dream he asks her to help him tell their story. Over three nights, in 1991 after the birth of her newborn daughter Baiyina Jihad, this young man visits Jamella. “Please help me tell our story.” Jamella does not know that she is dreaming, she wakes up, to see a young man sitting on her bed, a frighten Jamella, screamed out “where is my daughter, where is my husband?” The young man said, “Calm down you’re dreaming, I need you to write my story please.” Jamella knew even before the young man’s request that she would write the story. For three nights, the author sits quietly on the side of the bed while her family sleeps. She writes the young me ‘s story. On the last of the three nights, Jamella finds herself sad; she knows this night will be the last visit from the young man. ‘Jamella, thank you for writing our story, I do hope, and believe we will meet again one day.” Her reply; “please don’t go, we are not finished writing your story, we can’t stop now, its almost finished.” Jamella was not ready to let go. The young man replied; “God will guide you the rest of the way.” It was the last time Jamella saw the young man, Witness how this young man finds meaning in his life by sharing their story through his eyes. An inspirational story about brotherhood an survival, The Summer “89: A Summer to Remember defines for these young men...the foundation of life _ friendship, and love. For more information, log on to www. Xlibris.com.
While I was in the helicopter being flown to the closest hospital, I was strapped to
a hard board. I had no feeling in my ... I kept asking what story and finally I
realized there's more to “The Summer of '89” than just this tragedy. It's about
Author: Jamella A. Jihad
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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Author: Antony J Stowers
This book is the story of a remarkable quest; a search for the history behind a faded photograph album discovered in a second-hand bookshop in Stockport in 1986. Within its pages lay a chronicle of a tour made in Scotland over a century ago; images of a now vanished world people by busy Victorian businessmen, Highland soldiers, tinsmiths, fishermen, crofters, washerwomen and impoverished children. Through painstaking reconstruction, the names, dates and details about the lives of those whose hauntingly evocative faces peer at us from these pages have been restored, making this one of the finest records of a Victorian Highland Tour.
This book is the story of a remarkable quest; a search for the history behind a faded photograph album discovered in a second-hand bookshop in Stockport in 1986.
Author: Bob Charnley
Publisher: MacLean Press
Category: Highlands (Scotland)
A work of scholarship and a labor of love. "This is the definitive history of the Batman in all media: comics, film, television and the internet. The bookÆs combination of rigorous historical research and a witty, fluid writing style make it both vastly instructive and vastly entertaining."--Roberta Pearson, editor of The Many Lives of the Batman "Will appeal to avid students of pop culture and comics, and a gay cult audience...BrookerÆs impressive overview of BatmanÆs history reflects on the masked oneÆs origins, early arch rivals and the introduction of Robin, and concentrates on four periods: WWII, the mid 1950s, the Æ60s and the Æ90s. In 1954, child psychologist Fredric Wertham attacked the comic book industryànoting homoerotic undercurrents between Batman and Robin; BrookerÆs lengthy and fascinating Ægay readingÆ supports WerthamÆs claim, albeit with a positive, postmodern twist. After recalling the campy image of Batman spawned by ABCÆs 1960s TV show, the author takes a look at Batman writers, fans, fanzines and the Net, concluding with a hilarious chapter on how his research was ridiculed by the British media." -Publishers Weekly ôàBrookerÆs account is bolstered by his fan expertise. This book usefully expands uponàThe Many Lives of Batman. Recommendedàö--Library Journal"A historical, detailed, deep analysis of Batman as a cultural icon in America. This isn't a simple polemic or surface-shallow analysis. This is deep stuff-analyzing art styles, histories, individual panels, cultural concepts, and historical documentsà. plenty of startling revelations and analysesàThis is a stunningly well-done, intelligent book. It's proof that comics are not throwaway ephemera, but real, vital, analyzable parts of our culture. It's also a must-have for the hardcore Batman fan and comics fan-who doesn't mind some ideas being challenged."--www.super-heroes.netôBrooker cuts through the mumbo jumbo to deliver incisive analysis and very sharp reporting, particularly on the comic book's homoerotic subtext and on the 60's TV show's knowing self-mockery, as well as on how the 'official' 21st Century Batman nods to both.ö--Entertainment WeeklyOver the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.
Geez ... yo Schumacher's Batman had, as noted at the start of my third chapter,
become associated with all the qualities many comic fans had learned to abhor –
camp, ... Does everybody remember the feeling during the summer of 89?
Author: Will Brooker
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
A perfect family masks the darkest of secrets in this emotional, compelling novel about lies, loyalty - and how the past can hold us captive.
The lake was a magic place. A haven. All of the problems they might have had
through the school year drifted away. Until the summer of '89. That summer
everything changed. Charley and Megan's little sister, Bunny, the youngest of the
Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Traces the events of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in a historical account that covers such topics as the fierce conflicts that influenced the writing of the Constitution, the issues that divided the states, and the contributions of key players.
The Men Who Invented the Constitution David O. Stewart ... William, ix, 65–66, 81
, 90, 110, 114, 124,208, 283 fate of, 251 New Jersey Plan proposed by, 89–90
three-fifths rule challenged by, 116–17 Peale, Charles Willson, 141 Penn,
Author: David O. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
We have spent a day at Versailles , but to have done it full justice , would have
required two or three days . This celebrated ... The seeds of the revolution of ' 89
were undoubtedly sown during the brilliant reign of Louis XIV . The abuses and ...
Author: Oliver Gray Steele
Many times in my adult life, I have had what I would call an "awake out-of-body experience." During these times, I was peeking in at my life in a dream state; thinking this cannot be my life. I found myself asking the questions of what happened to the child who outsmarted the world and what happened to the teen who had all the answers and confidence to boot, and the young adult who never settled for can't. Well, somewhere along the way, the only thing left of who I was once was, were just shreds of an almost non-existent life. Now, don't get me wrong, there were some good times along the way, but it certainly was not always smooth sailing. But what came later in life was no comparison to the early years. Not that long ago, my life was filled with disappointment, brokenness, worry, anxiety, and fear. I survived breakups and breakdowns, sadness and pain, grief and loss beyond description, all of which led to a one-way ticket to Depression Central. Getting off the road to depression was very difficult for me, but there is no job too hard for God. If you can relate to the paralyzing despair that I went through, then please know that I fellowship with you and understand the grip depression and anxiety can have on your life. However, I want you to know that your destination does not have to be a one-way ticket to the land of despair, instead, your journey can bring you to a place of joy and peace if you simply trust and believe in God.
crafting me to find myself, peace, and escape, for my home was not always the
most suitable and my family never really got ... The summer of 89 was very
interesting, for there always was "some shit going on" I was always fighting,
rapping, and ...
Author: Kenny Attaway
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Gary Peterson is a staff writer for the Bay Area News Group. He was previously the sports columnist at the Contra Costa Times for 25 years, during which he covered the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants throughout the 1989 season. During his career, he has covered 13 Super Bowls, five World Series, four Olympic Games, and one Final Four, winning multiple Associated Press Sports Editors awards as a top-10 sports columnist. He lives in Concord, California. A former manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's, and St. Louis Cardinals, La Russa led teams to three World Series titles. He resides in Alamo, California.
It has been a recurring question asked of me over the 35 years I have been a
print journalist: do you think you'd ever like to write a book? For 341⁄2 years, ...
Their thoughtful reflection helped bring the summer of '89 back to life. I also
would like ...
Author: Gary Peterson
Publisher: Triumph Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Public Enemy are one of the greatest hip-hop acts of all time. Exploding out of Long Island, New York in the early 1980s, their firebrand lyrical assault, the Bomb Squad’s innovative production techniques, and their unmistakeable live performances gave them a formidable reputation. They terrified the establishment, and have continued to blaze a trail over a twenty year period up until the present day. Today, they are more autonomous and as determined as ever, still touring and finding more ingenious ways of distributing their music. Russell Myrie has had unprecedented access to the group, conducting extensive interviews with Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X, Professor Griff, the Shocklee brothers, and many others who form part of their legacy. He tells the stories behind the making of seminal albums such as their debut Yo! Bum Rush the Show, the breakthrough It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, and multi-million selling Fear of a Black Planet. He tackles Professor Griff's alleged anti-semitic remarks which caused massive controversy in the late eighties, the complexities of the group’s relationship with the Nation of Islam, their huge crossover appeal with the alternative audience in the early nineties, and the strange circumstances of Flavor Flav’s re-emergence as a Reality TV Star since the turn of the millennium.
NWA were probably the only other music group in existence – never mind hip-
hop – who could rival Public Enemy in the 'most dangerous band in the world' ... '
Ice Cube was calling me up during the summer of '89 and also the fall of '89.
Author: Russell Myrie
Publisher: Canongate Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography