Captivatingly, rejuvenating and cultivating to the spirit, Breakin' Free: Mind, Body, and Soul is a reflection of past, present, and future. Come take a journey through the many facets surrounding life. Explore the bare essence of the vitality of family, love, death, world outlook, and the awakening of the innerself. Articulated with much sincerity and depth in the metaphoric rhythms and free verse patterns of various poetic style. "Breakin' Free: Mind, Body and Soul," exquisitely, touches the heart of all humanity-man, woman, father, mother, child,…-and is definitely a prize possession to have and cherish forever!
Jews and Latinos have been unlikely partners through tumultuous times. This groundbreaking, eclectic book of readings, edited by Ilan Stavans, whom The Washington Post described as "one of our foremost cultural critics," offers a sideboard of the ups and downs of that partnership. It includes some seventy canonical authors, Jews and non-Jews alike, through whose diverse oeuvre-poetry, fiction, theater, personal and philosophical essays, correspondence, historical documents, and even kitchen recipes-the reader is able to navigate the shifting waters of history, from Spain in the tenth century to the Spanish-speaking Americas and the United States today. The Reader showcases the writings of such notable authors as Solomon ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, Miguel de Cervantes, Henry W. Longfellow, Miguel de Unamuno, Federico Garcia Lorca, Jorge Luis Borges, Jacobo Timerman, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ruth Behar, and Ariel Dorfman to name only a few."
Sampson's study of 12 poor Black families in a Chicago suburb focuses on the potential of families to do what generations of reform could not. Should appeal to anyone involved with public policy, racial, or social issues.
The information in this book was gathered from information in the census records, order books, wills, Vital Statics and deeds all available at the Virginia Library, Richmond, Va. and the King & Queen County, Va. Court, which provided the basis for this book about a family that lived in King & Queen County, Virginia at a time when being a person of Color came with many restrictions.
Tracing the African American dance from the Diaspora to the dance floor, this book covers a social history germane not only to the African American experience, but also to the global experience of laborers who learn lessons from hip hop dance. Examining hip hop dance as text, as commentary, and as a function of identity construction within the confines of consumerism, the book draws on popular cultural images from films, commercials, and dance studios. A bibliography, discography, and filmography are included.
Musicians, both fictional and real, have long been subjects of cinema. From biopics of composers Beethoven and Mozart to the rise (and often fall) of imaginary bands in The Commitments and Almost Famous, music of all types has inspired hundreds of films. The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film features the most significant productions from around the world, including straightforward biographies, rockumentaries, and even the occasional mockumentary. The wide-ranging scope of this volume allows for the inclusion of films about fictional singers and bands, with emphasis on a variety of themes: songwriter–band relationships, the rise and fall of a career, music saving the day, the prom...
Backstreet Mom is the story of one single mother’s courageous battle to save her son could be the story of any woman with a child in trouble. There’s more money at stake, more public attention and a larger than life career in the balance. But any mother who’s ever faced the pain of a child unraveling will find herself in the pages of this honest and inspiring memoir. Featured on “Oprah” and “Good Morning America”.
Thriller takes us back to a time in 1982 when Michael Jackson was king of the charts, breaking the color barrier on MTV, heralding the age of video, and becoming the ultimate representation of the crossover dreams of Motown's Berry Gordy, who helped launch Jackson's career with the Jackson 5. In this incisive and revealing examination of the making and meaning of Thriller, Nelson George illuminates the brilliant creative process (and work ethic) of Jackson and producer Quincy Jones, deftly exploring the larger context of the music, life, and seismic impact of Michael Jackson on three generations. All this from a groundbreaking journalist and cultural critic who was there. George questions whether the phenomenon Jackson became is even possible today. He revisits his early writings on the King of Pop and examines not only the stunning success of Thriller but also Jackson as an artist, public figure, and racial enigma—including the details surrounding his death on June 25, 2009.