By Tulku Sherdor
A tender-hearted compliment and elegy to the good Tibetan Buddhist masters of our occasions. --Moke Mokotoff, Zangdokpalri starting place
An exciting and unique paintings of literature by means of a widely known western Lama within the Tibetan Buddhist culture, hailed as "deeply relocating and ... remarkably good written." --Erik Pema Kunsang, Rangjung Yeshe
"The remarkable tales rank correct up there with these in Blazing elegance, the memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche." -Lama Surya Das, Dzogchen Foundation
By Clarence E. Walker
As expounded by way of Molefi Kete Asante, Yosef Ben-Jochannan, and others, Afrocentrism encourages black americans to discard their contemporary background, with its inescapable white presence, and to include in its place an empowering imaginative and prescient in their African (specifically Egyptian) ancestors because the resource of western civilization. Walker marshals a phalanx of great scholarship to rout those rules. He exhibits, for example, that historical Egyptian society used to be now not black yet a melange of ethnic teams, and questions no matter if, as a minimum, the pharaonic regime bargains a version for blacks this day, asking "if every person used to be a King, who equipped the pyramids?" yet for Walker, Afrocentrism is greater than easily undesirable history--it substitutes a feel-good fable of the earlier for an try and grapple with the issues that also confront blacks in a racist society. the trendy American black id is the fabricated from centuries of genuine heritage, as Africans and their descendants created new, hybrid cultures--mixing many African ethnic affects with local and eu components. Afrocentrism replaces this advanced background with a doubtful declare to far-off glory.
"Afrocentrism bargains now not an empowering realizing of black american citizens' past," Walker concludes, "but a pastiche of 'alien traditions' held jointly by way of simplistic fantasies." extra to the purpose, this specious background denies to black americans the respect, and tool, that springs from a good figuring out in their actual history.
By Joe W. Trotter,Jared N. Day
Race and Renaissance provides the 1st historical past of African American lifestyles in Pittsburgh after global battle II. It examines the origins and value of the second one nice Migration, the patience of Jim Crow into the postwar years, the second one ghetto, the modern city challenge, the civil rights and Black strength hobbies, and the Million guy and Million girl marches, between different topics.
In recreating this era, Trotter and Day draw not just from newspaper articles and different basic and secondary resources, but in addition from oral histories. those comprise interviews with African americans who lived in Pittsburgh throughout the postwar period, uncovering firsthand bills of what existence was once really like in this transformative epoch in city history.
In those methods, Race and Renaissance illuminateshow African americans arrived at their current second in heritage. It additionally hyperlinks pursuits for switch to bigger international matters: civil rights with the Vietnam battle; affirmative motion with the move opposed to South African apartheid. As such, the research attracts on either sociology and concrete reports to deepen our knowing of the lives of city blacks.
By Sr. John Herbert Roper
Born on the flip of the century in rural Edgefield County, South Carolina, Mays used to be the youngest son of former slaves grew to become tenant farmers. At simply 4 years of age, he skilled the brutal injustice of the Jim Crow period whilst he witnessed the bloody 1898 Phoenix revolt, sparked via black voters’ makes an attempt to workout their balloting rights.
In the early Nineteen Thirties Mays came upon the lessons of Mohandas Gandhi and traveled to India in 1938 to refer to him approximately his tools of nonviolent protest. An honoree of the South Carolina corridor of popularity and recipient of forty-nine honorary levels, Mays strived tirelessly opposed to racial prejudices and social injustices all through his profession. as well as his contributions to schooling and theology, Mays additionally labored with the nationwide city League to enhance housing, employment, and medical conditions for African american citizens, and he performed an important position within the integration of the younger Men’s Christian organization (YMCA).
With sincere appreciation and fervent admiration for Mays’s many accomplishments and lasting legacy, Roper deftly captures the center and fervour of his topic, his lifelong quest for social equality, and his unwavering religion within the power for strong within the American people.
By Pete McKenna
By Hazel Vessels,Linda Tax
By Roger Errera
Dans cet essai unique, Roger Errera learn avec rigueur les principaux problèmes qui se posent aujourd'hui à los angeles justice. Il mesure aussi le chemin parcouru : depuis un demi-siècle, tout a changé, le métier de juge, ses pouvoirs, son statut, le droit appropriate et notre société. Plus que jamais, le juge est dans l. a. cité. los angeles justice est l'affaire de chacun.
Ce livre s'adresse donc aux citoyens, désormais plus exigeants et mieux informés de leurs droits, aux décideurs politiques, rappelés à leurs responsabilités, et aux membres de l'institution judiciaire.
By Rick A. Wilcox
Two Generations is not only the tale of the Wilcox relatives, father and son. It can be a learn of existence in the United States for greater than a hundred years as noticeable in the course of the lives of 1 relatives, starting from easy pre-electricity and plumbing small-town lifestyles within the early 1900s to fashionable lifestyles in a wide urban, with all its conveniences, faraway from the family's unique domestic city. this can be a attention-grabbing e-book of either own and ancient scope, exhibiting how the United States has replaced, anchored all through with the middle values that made the USA an exceptional nation; progress and luck via exertions and being concerned. (Jim Seitz)
By Minister Carol Sue Jones
My life's reports will convey and educate you what I needed to just do manage to breathe. the single one that might help is My God and His Son JESUS. And the Comforter-Holy Spirit of God will preserve His fingers round you and carry you tight. with out them you do not have an opportunity. With all of them issues are attainable, opt for it, what must you lose?
By William Timmons
Billie Timmons was once fourteen while he met Charles Goodnight—over a wagonload of manure that have been jammed on a gatepost—and he went to paintings at the Goodnight pass J Ranch presently thereafter. The spirit of helpfulness that led Mr. Goodnight to strip off his coat and raise the wagon loose for a lad in desire units the tone of this booklet, during which the writer unwinds a spool of reminiscences of range-riding in Texas and North Dakota over an eighteen-year period.
When Billie Timmons went to paintings for Mr. Goodnight in 1892, Texas was once present process a fast transition from open diversity to fences. yet round Texas campfires he heard stories in regards to the northern diversity, instructed via cowboys who had ridden there and who had visible the northern lighting, the tall unfastened grass, swollen streams, and stampeding farm animals. A longing to determine that interesting state took carry of younger Timmons.
His likelihood got here while 4 buffaloes from the Goodnight ranch wanted a nursemaid for his or her freight automobile journey to Yellowstone Park. as soon as within the northern state, Timmons stayed, casting his lot with the cowmen of North Dakota. He turned the protégé of a rare guy, William Ray; he was once foreman, pal, and confidant of banker-rancher Wilse Richards, a member of the Cowboy corridor of repute. yet even in the course of his days in North Dakota he by no means misplaced contact with Charles Goodnight, a lifelong pal, and his portrayal of Goodnight presents a lot perception into the nature of the fellow whose identify belongs to the West.
In this ebook you adventure the fear of being misplaced within the dead-white expanse of a North Dakota storm from snow; the gaiety of cowboy dances, for which there have been by no means sufficient ladies to be had; the thrill of a near-riot in a Hebron, North Dakota, saloon, the place cowboys from the seventy five Ranch drank up or poured out all of the liquor, then smashed the entire glasses and bottles—one day earlier than the kingdom grew to become bone-dry; and the loneliness of labor at the diversity, the place a flickering lantern at the part of a chuck wagon on a stormy evening intended domestic for plenty of a cowboy. working like a brilliant thread in the course of the narrative is Billie Timmons's love of horses, from whom he realized the knowledge that a few horses and a few males are to be dealt with with nice care and others are usually not to be dealt with in any respect. His bankruptcy on dollar, his best-loved horse, is memorable.
In North Dakota, as in Texas, fences introduced the tip of the large herds and the top of cowboying for a guy who loved it to the hilt.