Author: Supreme Understanding
Number Of Pages: 384
Publisher: Supreme Design Publishing
Release Date: 26-05-2010
Details: Product description How to Hustle and Win: Rap, Race and Revolution, Part Two is the highly anticipated follow-up to the bestseller How to Hustle and Win: A Survival Guide for the Ghetto, Part One. Part Two continues where Part One left off, and leads readers down a road to empowerment, self-discovery, and personal transformation. Author Supreme Understanding once again offers an incredible assortment of stories, commentaries, and anecdotes illustrating valuable life lessons and solutions to the problems encountered by urban communities. Rap, Race and Revolution speaks the language of the streets, but provides a unique perspective on what it will take to truly change the game; If you're interested in breaking from the crowd and finding your calling in life, this book is what you need. Along with How to Hustle and Win, Part One, this book provides the answers we should all be looking for.
This book was previously released under the title Rap, Race and Revolution: Solutions for Our Struggle. This revised edition contains the same content plus an addition 16 pages. Review Supreme Understanding has brought forth a brilliant work in this 2nd volume, Rap, Race and Revolution, a book that I m sure will have the same phenomenal success as his initial work in this series, How to Hustle and Win.
The relevance of this kind of work should not be understated. Supreme s point of view represents a true bridge of understanding because of the way he condenses volumes of information using satire, humor, pimpology, revolutionary theory, metaphysical/ mathematical analysis all into an easy to follow, hip hop-toned conversation aimed at inspiring and empowering the masses to discover their own knowledge of self and the world around us...And then challenging us all to ACTUALIZE this information to empower our people.
I am honored to play a small role, as a comrade, and as a fan of the author. I think that Supreme represents a new kind of authorship that is creative, conscious, activist and brutally honest. His work is consistently well-researched and well-written.
We must have the winner s mentality to be effective. I give thanks for Supreme s dedication, his insights and his creative swagger. If you enjoyed Supreme s first work How to Hustle and Win, then get ready for the next level: Rap, Race and Revolution. Your world is sure to change for the better. --Stic.man of dead prez Supreme Understanding has created the definitive manual for the game, at whatever angle you want to approach it. His humility and humanity betray his brilliance and personal power. This series is essential for every educator. --Shamako Noble, director of Hip Hop Congress Supreme Understanding should feel accomplished since dropping his second installment, Rap, Race And Revolution. This is part two to his very real, very informative How to Hustle and Win. Understanding remains true to his target audience by presenting another rugged guide packed with tips for successful living as well as stories that back up his hypotheses, statistics, and resources to obtain more information. There are so many gems in this guide, it is hard to pinpoint what stands out more. But I will start with a few entries that made me pause and think. In the small entry titled `If Einstein was Black,' he proposed that if Einstein lived in the hood with his disabilities, he would have been a drug addict or dead beat dad. Einstein's environment would not have been conducive to the way he learned and he would have been placed in special-education classes because of the system's intolerance for alternate methods of learning. How many Einsteins do you think we have lurking in our special-education systems throughout the world's urban areas? Another section that piqued my interest is titled '13 Ways to Destroy Yourself.' In this section, he gives you exactly that. Staying angry, sacrificing sleep, getting into the wrong line of work, and ignoring your doctor are a few of the firsts. While reading, I began to place myself (and a few others I know) in a few of the self-destructive categories he listed. Certainly this information is available, but I have never seen them listed together like they are in Rap, Race and Revolution. And I have never seen them applied in such a way that I see how it is ruining our Black community. Supreme Understanding has given a gift to his people; especially the young, Black man. The author put together a guide that helps you assess your life via current and historical events, surveys, tips, and much more. The layout of the book allows you to jump from section to section without feeling disjointed and the author's passion is apparent throughout the entire book. If you are of the Hip-Hop culture, this book is a must have. If you have young, black men to raise, this book is a must read and would be great for gifting. If you are black and feel like the American dream is unreachable, read this book (as well as How To Hustle and Win). You will not be disappointed and you will definitely feel inspired to make changes. --D. Frazier, APOOO Book Club Reviews About the Author Supreme Understanding is a community activist, educator, and expert on the socio-economical and psychological struggles of oppressed people.
Supreme received his bachelor s degree in world history from Morehouse College, followed by a master s degree in urban education from Georgia State University. At 26, he received his doctorate in education from Argosy University, where he focused his research on the benefits of non-formal education with at-risk youth and disadvantaged populations.
In 2000, Supreme co-founded Show and Prove Youth Outreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and empowerment of at-risk teens. In 2006, Supreme Design, LLC was incorporated to design and publish materials and literature for Show and Prove.
Supreme Understanding s work has brought him to Ghana, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, India, Japan, Thailand, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, England, the Caribbean, and dozens of cities throughout the United States. The author s travels have provided him in-depth opportunities to learn about the struggles of oppressed people throughout the world, and their similarities with the struggles of people of color in the U.S.
Supreme is a highly sought-after lecturer, and his multimedia presentations have engaged diverse audiences of both youth and adults. Supreme has presented on a variety of topics with organizations as diverse as the ACLU, the Urban League, 100 Black Men, the Japanese Ministry of Education, and the U.S. Social Forum.
As the author of How to Hustle and Win: A Survival Guide for the Ghetto, Supreme s message has reached scores of young urban readers, many of who would write in stating that this had been the first book they d read in several years. Even with it s deliberately different title, How to Hustle and Win was extremely well-received by both the general public and the media.
Supreme s work continues as the curriculum director of Show and Prove Youth Outreach, CEO of Supreme Design, traveling lecturer and consultant for numerous organizations and agencies, and author of several upcoming books on overcoming the odds of oppression and disadvantage.
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