Can t Stop Won t Stop

Can t Stop Won t Stop
Author: Jeff Chang
Pages: 560
ISBN: 1429902698
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created. Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style. Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60's into the new millennium.

Can t Stop Won t Stop

Can t Stop Won t Stop
Author: Jeff Chang
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781446460108
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Release: 2011-05-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hip-hop is now a global multi-billion pound industry. It has spawned superstars all across the world. There have been tie-in clothing lines, TV stations, film companies, cosmetics lines. It even has its own sports, its own art style, its own dialect. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle. But where did hip-hop culture begin? Who created it? How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon? Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on hip-hop to date. He introduces the major players who came up with the ideas that form the basic elements of the culture. He describes how it all began with social upheavals in Jamaica, the Bronx, the Black Belt of Long Island and South Central LA. He not only provides a history of the music, but a fascinating insight into the social background of young black America. Stretching from the early 70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history of hip-hop. It will be essential reading for all DJs, B-Boys, MCs and anyone with an interest in American history.

Can t Stop Won t Stop

Can t Stop Won t Stop
Author: Jeff Chang
Pages: 546
ISBN: 031230143X
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Release: 2005-02-01
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A history of hip-hop cites its origins in the post-civil rights Bronx and Jamaica, drawing on interviews with performers, activists, gang members, DJs, and others to document how the movement has influenced politics and culture. 50,000 first printing.

We Gon Be Alright

We Gon  Be Alright
Author: Jeff Chang
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781250114792
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"THE SMARTEST BOOK OF THE YEAR" (THE WASHINGTON POST) In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang (Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. He argues that resegregation is the unexamined condition of our time, the undoing of which is key to moving the nation forward to racial justice and cultural equity.

And It Don t Stop

And It Don t Stop
Author: Raquel Cepeda
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781466810464
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Release: 2004-09-29
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In September 1979, there was a cosmic shift that went unnoticed by the majority of mainstream America. This shift was triggered by the release of the Sugarhill Gang's single, Rapper's Delight. Not only did it usher rap music into the mainstream's consciousness, it brought us the word "hip-hop." And It Don't Stop, edited by the award winning journalist Raquel Cepeda, with a foreword from Nelson George is a collection of the best articles the hip-hop generation has produced. It captures the indelible moments in hip-hop's history since 1979 and will be the centerpiece of the twenty-fifth-anniversary celebration. This book epitomizes the media's response by taking the reader on an engaging and critical journey, including the very first pieces written about hip-hop for publications like The Village Voice--controversial articles that created rifts between church and state, the artist and journalist, and articles that recorded the rise and tragic fall of the art form's appointed heroes, such as Tupac Shakur, Eazy-E, and the Notorious B.I.G. The list of contributors includes Toure, Kevin Powell, dream hampton, Harry Allen, Cheo Hodari Coker, Greg Tate, Bill Adler, Hilton Als, Danyel Smith, and Joan Morgan.

Bad Things Can t Stop The Best Things

Bad Things Can   t Stop The Best Things
Author: Sandra Allen and Shannon Bond
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781477171196
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Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bad Things Can ́t Stop the Best Things is a read-aloud story of hope and encouragement to children who have been abused. In simple words and engaging pictures, Bad Things Can ́t Stop the Best Things recognizes the plight of children who are caught in abuse and celebrates the heroic courage of these children to heal. The healing words in this book, although written for a child ́s understanding, speak into the hearts of adult survivors also. To be cherished, valued, understood and believed are no small things. Bad Things Can ́t Stop the Best Things speaks of HEROES (those who have been abused, girls or boys), TRICKSTERS (those who use tricks and lies to hurt a child) and RESCUERS (those who sense danger and are standing by to help). HEROES are children of promise. The HERO MESSAGE if one of hope, strength and restoration.

Won t Stop

Won t Stop
Author: Clifford "Spud" Johnson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781622866663
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Release: 2018-06-01
Editor: Urban Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hot Shot is at it again! Now that it's been revealed that he is an undercover FBI agent assigned to clean up as many urban cities as he can, Hot Shot and his trustworthy comrade Cotton take their skills to Oklahoma City to deal with some serious gangsters who run the drug trade. Nola wants no part of a relationship with Hot Shot after her family is incarcerated. He has never loved a woman they way he loves Nola, so dealing with that loss on top of the loss of his parents and little brother has Hot Shot on the verge of committing murder. He is determined to get his woman back at all costs, and the streets of Oklahoma City will run red if someone steps to him the wrong way. Oklahoma City is about to experience Hot Shot, the guy who's doing bad in order to do some good. Won't Stop is full of twists and turns that will keep you flipping pages to see just how far this hero with a mean streak will go.

The Marathon Don t Stop

The Marathon Don t Stop
Author: Rob Kenner
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781982140298
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Release: 2021-03-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first in-depth biography of Nipsey Hussle, the hip hop mogul, artist, and activist whose transformative legacy inspired a generation--before he was tragically shot down in the very neighbourhood he was dedicated to building up.

Can t Stop

Can t Stop
Author: Clifford "Spud" Johnson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781622865598
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Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Urban Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One man will do everything in his power to take revenge... Jason Gaines, better known as Hot Shot, has just buried his mother, father, and little brother after a home invasion. Now the only thing on his mind is finding the people responsible and punishing them severely for taking all that he cared for in this world. Before he can take action, he has to get his money right, and that means turning up his hustle. So, it's off to Dallas, Texas to get money from the streets. He has the connects to give him everything from drugs to weapons. His hustle has to remain on point so he can then redirect his focus on finding the people who murdered his family. Texas is his first stop, but it damn sure won't be his last. He's on a mission, and he Can't Stop!

Can t Just Stop

Can t Just Stop
Author: Sharon Begley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476725840
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Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using in-depth case studies to explore how we grapple with compulsion in ourselves and those we love, Can’t Just Stop examines the science behind both mild and extreme compulsive behavior—“a fascinating read about human behavior and how it can go haywire” (The Charlotte Observer). Whether shopping with military precision or hanging the tea towels just so, compulsion is something most of us have witnessed in daily life. But compulsions exist along a broad continuum and, at the opposite end of these mild forms, exist life-altering disorders. Sharon Begley’s meticulously researched book is the first to examine all of these behaviors together—from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to hoarding, to compulsive exercise, even compulsions to do good. They may look profoundly different, but these behaviors are all ways of coping with varying degrees of anxiety. Sharing personal stories from dozens of interviewees, “Begley combines a personal topic with thoughtfulness and sensitivity” (Library Journal) and gives meaningful context to their plight. Along the way she explores the role of compulsion in our fast-paced culture, the brain science behind it, and strange manifestations of the behavior throughout history. Can’t Just Stop makes compulsion comprehensible and accessible, with “fresh insight that could fundamentally alter how we think of, and treat, mental illness going forward” (Publishers Weekly).

Total Chaos

Total Chaos
Author: Jeff Chang
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780786722082
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Release: 2008-07-31
Editor: Civitas Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's not just rap music. Hip-hop has transformed theater, dance, performance, poetry, literature, fashion, design, photography, painting, and film, to become one of the most far-reaching and transformative arts movements of the past two decades.American Book Award-winning journalist Jeff Chang, author of the acclaimed Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, assembles some of the most innovative and provocative voices in hip-hop to assess the most important cultural movement of our time. It's an incisive look at hip-hop arts in the voices of the pioneers, innovators, and mavericks.With an introductory survey essay by Chang, the anthology includes: Greg Tate, Mark Anthony Neal, Brian “B+” Cross, and Vijay Prashad examining hip-hop aesthetics in the wake of multiculturalism. Joan Morgan and Mark Anthony Neal discussing gender relations in hip-hop. Hip-hop novelists Danyel Smith and Adam Mansbach on "street lit" and "lit hop". Actor, playwright, and performance artist Danny Hoch on how hip-hop defined the aesthetics of a generation. Rock Steady Crew b-boy-turned-celebrated visual artist DOZE on the uses and limits of a "hip-hop" identity. Award-winning writer Raquel Cepeda on West African cosmology and "the flash of the spirit" in hip-hop arts. Pioneer dancer POPMASTER FABEL's history of hip-hop dance, and acclaimed choreographer Rennie Harris on hip-hop's transformation of global dance theatre. Bill Adler's history of hip-hop photography, including photos by Glen E. Friedman, Janette Beckman, and Joe Conzo. Poetry and prose from Watts Prophet Father Amde Hamilton and Def Poetry Jam veterans Staceyann Chin, Suheir Hammad, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Kevin Coval. Roundtable discussions and essays presenting hip-hop in theatre, graphic design, documentary film and video, photography, and the visual arts. “Total Chaos is Jeff Chang at his best: fierce and unwavering in his commitment to document the hip-hop explosion. In beginning to define a hip-hop aesthetic, this gathering of artists, pioneers, and thinkers illuminates the special truth that hip-hop speaks to youth around the globe.” (Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip-Hop Generation)

Can t Stop Believing

Can t Stop Believing
Author: Jodi Thomas
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101623381
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Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A generations-old feud is about to come to a head—and the stakes couldn’t be higher with two hearts on the line—in this novel set in the small town of Harmony, Texas. Cord McMillan gave up his freedom at eighteen when he went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, ten years later, he’s about to give it up again for a piece of land. Nevada Britain, his neighbor, has just made him an offer he can’t refuse: If he’ll marry her, she’ll sign over a section of property that their families have been fighting over for a hundred years. Nevada refuses to explain why, but Cord knows the bargain is in his favor. He just has one condition—she has to sleep in his bed every night for as long as their doomed marriage lasts. Nevada only wants to maintain her family’s legacy—and redeem herself for a wrong she did Cord years ago. But as she spends more time with her husband by necessity, she discovers something unexpected—a love so deep it takes her breath away.

You Can t Stop Me

You Can t Stop Me
Author: Max Allan Collins,Matthew Clemens
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780786024513
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Release: 2010-03-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"NO ONE CAN TWIST THROUGH A MAZE WITH THE INTENSITY AND SUSPENSE OF MAX ALLAN COLLINS." --Clive Cussler Smalltown sheriff J.C. Harrow made headlines when he apprehended a would-be presidential assassin--only to come home that night and find his wife and son brutally murdered. This tragic twist of fate launched his career as the host of reality TV's smash-hit, Crime Seen! But while media star Harrow tracks down dangerous criminals coast to coast--with the help of viewers' tips--a killer with a twisted agenda is making his own bloody path to fame. . . "A KILLER YARN FROM A MASTER OF SUSPENSE." --James Rollins As the trail of violence draws closer, Harrow goes off script in a manhunt for the psycho who slaughtered his family. The cameras are rolling. And all of America is watching--including a serial killer with a very specific target audience. . .. "Max Allan Collins is masterful. His ability to sustain suspense [is] exceptional." --San Diego Union-Tribune "Among the finest crime writers working today." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Man Who Couldn t Stop

The Man Who Couldn t Stop
Author: David Adam
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781447261780
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Release: 2014-04-10
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Sunday Times Bestseller Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us towards obsessions and compulsions. David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. What might lead an Ethiopian schoolgirl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece; or a pair of brothers to die beneath an avalanche of household junk that they had compulsively hoarded? At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal, and what is mental illness. Told with fierce clarity, humour and urgent lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare, and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our minds.

Hip and Hop Don t Stop

Hip and Hop  Don   t Stop
Author: Jef Czekaj
Pages: 40
ISBN: 142311664X
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Release: 2010-02-16
Editor: Hyperion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hip is a turtle who raps really slowly. Hop is a bunny who raps superfast. One afternoon they see a poster for a rap contest and become friends. On the day of the big event, rappers like LudaFish and Notorious P.I.G. take the stage. It comes down to a rap-off between Hip and Hop, but this time neither slow nor fast wins the prize. This engaging new take on the fable of the tortoise and the hare combines elements of comics with a traditional picture book. Hilarious mini-raps recited at varying speeds make for a rollicking read-aloud that kids will want to hear—and perform—over and over.

Can t Stop Won t Stop Kpop Non Stop Notebook

Can t Stop Won t Stop Kpop Non Stop Notebook
Author: Epic Books Publishing
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1091439125
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Release: 2019-03-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is your child a massive Kpop fan? Are you a massive Kpop fan? If so this notebook is Ideal for anyone that is Kpop crazy! This beautifully designed book is the perfect size to take anywhere with you and will fit perfectly in a school bag or handbag. Paperback notebook with strong white pages which will make for smooth writing even with a fountain pen. Dimensions 6 x 9 inches with a beautiful matte front cover. 120 pages with black lines.

The New Queer Conscience

The New Queer Conscience
Author: Adam Eli
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780593093696
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Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "The new manifesto for how we as queer people could and should navigate the world. It's the holding hand I never had--but wish I did."--Troye Sivan, Golden Globe nominated-singer, songwriter, and actor "With the persistence of queerphobia all around the world, this book is absolutely necessary, even vital."--Édouard Louis, internationally bestselling author of History of Violence "To Eli's credit, all of the rules are rooted in considerations of conscience and kindness and, if observed, will make a better world--as will this book."--Booklist, starred review "A must-read that highlights the importance of radical empathy, community building, and solidarity."--School Library Journal, starred review In The New Queer Conscience, LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli argues the urgent need for queer responsibility -- that queers anywhere are responsible for queers everywhere. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, The New Queer Conscience, Voices4 Founder and LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli offers a candid and compassionate introduction to queer responsibility. Eli calls on his Jewish faith to underline how kindness and support within the queer community can lead to a stronger global consciousness. More importantly, he reassures us that we're not alone. In fact, we never were. Because if you mess with one queer, you mess with us all.

They Can t Stop Me

They Can t Stop Me
Author: Sparkle Lewis
Pages: 330
ISBN: 198409758X
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Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Shalom 'Sha' Barron was sentenced to life in prison, the only thing he could not accept was leaving behind his most precious jewel-his sister, Talya. He entrusted her wellbeing, along with his business, to his closest friend and business partner, Sayvion 'Say' Mitchell. The only thing he forbade was for any one in his crew to have a relationship with Talya. Sayvion disregarded his wish, one year after he was locked up. Not only did he disregard it, he became abusive with Talya. Never once did he consider Shalom being released from prison. New evidence is presented, and Shalom is a free man with one goal on his mind: killing Sayvion. He goes on a warpath, combing the streets and eliminating those closest to Sayvion. Shalom is determined to bring him out of hiding without a care of who's caught in the crossfire. When Shalom learns of one of Sayvion's secrets, he realizes his bargaining chip has been at his disposal this entire time. Will this bring Sayvion out of hiding, or will it add fuel to the already brewing war on the streets? Talya is fighting for her life and has lost hope. Although she can hear the people around her, she is mentally trapped in a place where she feels she has nothing left to fight for. After a week, a voice finally decides to speak to her, telling her she has to fight; that she is his world and he can't make it on the outside without her. Determined she is going to pull through, she does just that. Although it takes a while for her to get herself back together, she does it with the help of Sha, Blockz, Shonday and Tricia. But the anger she has in her will not dissipate, and despite Sha's warnings of letting him handle things, she sets out on her own mission to destroy those who hurt her. Will she remain standing, or will it cost her, her life this time? Blockz has been beside Talya's side the entire time, feeling the guilt of the night that left her in a coma. In addition to that guilt, he has also been keeping a secret from Sha and Talya. Not knowing how to disclose the information he has been told, he is now faced with the task of trying to stop a war with someone who's gunning for SBD due to Sayvion's actions. Will he be able to cease fire in time, or will someone unwillingly end up making one of the biggest mistakes of their lives? When it's all said and done, lives will be lost, secrets will be revealed, friends will become enemies, and sides will be chosen. But one thing is for certain: a savage has returned, and he can't be stopped!

Who We Be

Who We Be
Author: Jeff Chang
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781466854659
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Release: 2014-10-21
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope—another four-letter word—is still plunged into endless culture wars. How do Americans see race now? How has that changed—and not changed—over the half-century? After eras framed by words like "multicultural" and "post-racial," do we see each other any more clearly? Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. In this follow-up to the award-winning classic Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Jeff Chang brings fresh energy, style, and sweep to the essential American story.

The Art of Fielding

The Art of Fielding
Author: Chad Harbach
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780316192163
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Release: 2011-09-07
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.