She Got Love in the South

Author: Shan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977643100
Format: PDF, ePub
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Amauri is young and just trying to find her way after she seems to lose everything all at once. Her mother is supposedly murdered by a dope boy and both of her brothers leave her to fend for herself at the same time. Her aunt and uncle takes her in, but she can't help but feel like her life is incomplete. She feels like she has no one left in the world that is until NaQuario aka Qua comes back around. She's always had a crush on him, but he's only there to show her that she still has family left. At least that's what he's trying to convince her and himself. Qua has been around the block for a while, but when he's suddenly connected and plugged with the purest fish scale in the city of Dallas, his life seems to change in the blink of eye. The money flows in rapidly along with the hate. His enemies are now at an all time high and there's one person that's determined to bring him down. With everything suddenly being thrown at Qua, there's only one person that seems to bring him peace and happiness and it isn't his girlfriend, Stacy. Amauri is like a breath of fresh air for Qua. She's everything he seems to be missing in his life, but she's off limits being she is the the little sister of his best friend. Will the two be able to resist one another? And will Stacy let him go that easily or will his lifestyle be too much for young Amauri to handle, especially when Trap, a young boss comes into the picture to show her different. Rah and Tayanna have been together for almost four years. And the love they have for one another, seems unbreakable. But when Rah comes across a secret that Tayanna has been holding, things suddenly start to change. Rah no longer thinks Tayanna is the one for him and soughts a new love in Sa'Ronnie whom gives him everything he thought he had in Tayanna. The love the two shares blinds them both--forcing them to miss the wrath of Tayanna-but what no one anticipates is what Sa'Ronnie has in store as well. Jett likes to have his cake and eat it too. He has a beautiful girlfriend Symone at home doing everything possible to take care of her man and make him happy, but while running the streets with his boys, Jett is sure to take time out for his side-dime piece Savoya. Savoya is the coldest cook in the game and is tired of being Jett's little secret. What happens will she's no longer willing to share Jett and forces him to choose? Will he make the right choice? Or will the secret Savoya's hiding literally take her out the game?

She Got Love in the South 2

Author: Shan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977643643
Format: PDF
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Amauri has gone through enough tragedy to last her a lifetime. She just wants to put the past behind her. But, with her pending pregnancy, and two men waiting to see who's the father, it seems like the drama is never-ending. Feeling betrayed and unforgiving of the fact that Qua almost killed her, Amauri stays with Trap, and she's certain that that's where she wants to be. It seems like everyone but her is convinced of that. With her brothers, Qua, and Trap all beefing, it seems like everyone is forgetting the bigger picture-Amauri's unborn child and her happiness. Amauri has reached her breaking point, and is unsure if a relationship with anyone is what she needs. However, it doesn't stop the two for vying for her. Who's the father, and who will win Amauri's heart in the end? Sa'Ronnie had it all figured out with her and Rah. She was happy, and she thought their relationship was headed towards the next level. But, when tragedy strikes in Rah's life, Ronnie is put on the back burner, which only leads her right back to where everyone knew she would end up. Now that Micah is home and trying to be a changed man, he's ready to show Ronnie that he's the one for her. He puts his all into their relationship, showing her that any man is willing to change for the right woman, but is Ronnie ready to be the change that he needs. A second chance at loves is everyone's hopes even it if it isn't with whom you expected.

A Dopegirl Needs Love Too

Author: Shan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548630133
Format: PDF
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After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by the hands of her father, Mulani Gibson is sent to live with her uncle and two cousins Tyson and Dondrae. Mulani's uncle taught everyone under his roof to get it how you live and by any means necessary. Mulani and her cousins took that to heart pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into the streets. Along with her cousins, and best friend Asim Patrick, the game wasn't ready for what they had to offer. Especially not the beautiful, tomboyish, and deadly Mulani. A force to be reckoned with while carrying a no nonsense type attitude, ran off every man that even tried to get close to Mulani, but it didn't matter, because all she ever wanted was Asim. Asim is everything a boss should be. His street status is undeniable and at the young age of 21, he's well on his way to having everything a man his age could ever want. The Respect, the riches...but there was only one thing missing...Mulani. When tragedy brings them together, giving Mulani what she's always wanted, she feels like the streets now has their king and queen and Asim couldn't help but feel the same. But one mistake is all it took for Asim to walk away from Mulani and into the arms of another woman and even down the path of matrimony. After the hurt that Asim has caused, Mulani goes harder than ever unwilling to love again. When a problem arises, Mulani's motivation and undeniable dedication to get it handled is what leads her to meet the sexy Maddox aka Dox from the Bronx. Dox is a boss in his own right and wants to give Mulani all the love that she deserves. The time and attention Dox puts in is enough to break down Mulani's walls. She's ready to give in and ready to move on finally, but someone isn't going to allow that to happen...Asim. There can only be one king in the streets and in Mulani's heart, but who will it be? The fight to the crown will be nothing nice. Who will be the one Mulani choose to show her that love A Dopegirl Needs Love Too.

Becoming Maria Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

Author: Sonia Manzano
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545621860
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is a child living amidst the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead. But--click!--when the TV goes off, Sonia is taken back to real-life--the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and an alcoholic father. But it is Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions.

Talk Southern to Me

Author: Julia Fowler
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423648978
Format: PDF, ePub
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The hilarious book that the South’s very own Dolly Parton described as “fun, informative, and oh-so Southern,” Talk Southern To Me is a love letter to the South, y’all. Essays ’bout charm, beauty and style, chewin’ the fat, love, parenting, and more—full of yes ma’ams and no sirs, casseroles and cheese balls, taffeta and pom-poms . . . plus more Southern phrases than you can shake a stick at. If you’re not from the South, bless your heart, pay attention cause there’s a ton of wisdom to be found in these heartfelt, humorous ways. Southerners speak their own unique version of the English language, and you’ll come to understand it in these pages. It’s a linguistic art. And it’s gooder than grits, y’all. South Carolina native, Julia Fowler, is the creator of YouTube’s Southern Women Channel, home of the viral video series, Sh%t Southern Women Say. She is an actor, writer, and producer who has worked in television, film, and on Broadway. She currently resides in Venice Beach, California, and is generally irritated that it’s void of proper fried okra. Visit her at www.southernwomenchannel.com.

South Central Madness

Author: Richard Douglass
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499038186
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Trapped in and endless circle of violence, Michael Passion is fighting for survival. Longing to push the gang life and day to day activities to the side, he’s finding himself sinking deeper and deeper in the concrete jungle.......Scarred and bruised by his environment, taking penitentiary chances and cheating death at every turn Dante Jones is a menace. Overpowering and aggressive, Jones is a street soldier who bulldozes everything in his path. With twisted plots and a close look into the minds of South Central Los Angeles gangmembers, Push, Black and countless others will take you into their turf, their lives and their world where environmental factors seep deep into the soul and manifest itself in lies, lust, betrayal and murder. Enter South Central Madness, where putting in work, drug dealing, womanizing and prison are an inevitable part of life and living.

An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians

Author: Benjamin Franklin V
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611176220
Format: PDF
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In An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V documents the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present. The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the notable (Freddie Green, Josh White), to the largely forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles),to the obscure (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace “Spoons” Williams), to the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson). Though the term “jazz” is commonly understood, if difficult to define, “blues” has evolved over time to include rhythm and blues, doo-wop, and soul music. Performers in these genres are represented, as are members of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. The volume also treats nineteenth-century musicians who performed what might be called proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medicine shows, vaudeville, and the like. Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster Young, the book’s entries include basic biographical information, South Carolina residences, career details, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band members, films, awards, Web sites, and lists of resources for additional reading. Franklin has ensured biographical accuracy to the greatest degree possible by consulting such sources as the census, military registers, passport applications, and other public documents including, when law permitted, death certificates. Information in these records permitted him to dispel myths and correct misinformation that have surrounded South Carolina’s musical history for generations.

Deep South

Author: Allison Davis
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570038150
Format: PDF, ePub
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First published in 1941, Deep South is the cooperative effort of a team of social anthropologists to document the economic, racial, and cultural character of the Jim Crow South through a study of a representative rural Mississippi community. Researchers Allison Davis, Burleigh B. Gardner, and Mary R. Gardner lived among the people of Natchez, Mississippi, as they investigated how class and caste informed daily life in a typical southern community. This Southern Classics edition of their study offers contemporary students of history a provocative collection of primary material gathered by conscientious and well-trained participant-observers, who found thenas nowintertwined social and economic inequalities at the root of racial tensions. Expanding on earlier studies of community stratification by social class, researchers in the Deep South Project introduced the additional concept of caste, which parsed a community through rigid social ranks assigned at birth and unalterable through lifea concept readily identifiable in the racial divisions of the Jim Crow South. As African American researchers, Davis and his wife, Elizabeth, along with his assistant St. Clair Drake, were able to gain unrivaled access to the black community in rural Mississippi, unavailable to their white counterparts. Through their interviews and experiences, the authors vividly capture the nuances in caste-enforcing systems of tenant-landlord relations, local government, and law enforcement. But the chief achievement of Deep South is its rich analysis of how the southern economic system, and sharecropping in particular, functioned to maintain rigid caste divisions along racial lines. In the new introduction tothis edition, Jennifer Jensen Walla

The South Side

Author: Natalie Y. Moore
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466878967
Format: PDF, ePub
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**One of Buzzfeed's 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016** A lyrical, intelligent, authentic, and necessary look at the intersection of race and class in Chicago, a Great American City In this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city's South Side; with a memoirist's eye, she showcases the lives of these communities through the stories of people who reside there. The South Side shows the impact of Chicago's historic segregation - and the ongoing policies that keep the system intact.

Whiskey in a Teacup

Author: Reese Witherspoon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781471166228
Format: PDF
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Academy award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women "whiskey in a teacup." We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we're strong and fiery. Reese's southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea's fried chicken. It's reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids - not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese's fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea's most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It's easy to bring a little bit of Reese's world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there's a southern side to every place in the world, right?