The Beast Side

Author: D. Watkins
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510716408
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A New York Times Best Seller! To many, the past 8 years under President Obama were meant to usher in a new post-racial American political era, dissolving the divisions of the past. However, when seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by a wannabe cop in Florida; and then Ferguson, Missouri, happened; and then South Carolina hit the headlines; and then Baltimore blew up, it was hard to find any evidence of a new post-racial order. Suddenly the entire country seemed to be awakened to a stark fact: African American men are in danger in America. This has only become clearer as groups like Black Lives Matter continue to draw attention to this reality daily not only online but also in the streets of our nation’s embattled cities. Now one of our country’s quintessential urban war zones is brought powerfully to life by a rising young literary talent, D. Watkins. The author fought his way up on the eastside (the “beastside”) of Baltimore, Maryland—or “Bodymore, Murderland,” as his friends call it. He writes openly and unapologetically about what it took to survive life on the streets while the casualties piled up around him, including his own brother. Watkins pushed drugs to pay his way through school, staying one step ahead of murderous business rivals and equally predatory lawmen. When black residents of Baltimore finally decided they had had enough—after the brutal killing of twenty-five-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody—Watkins was on the streets as the city erupted. He writes about his bleeding city with the razor-sharp insights of someone who bleeds along with it. Here are true dispatches from the other side of America. In this new paperback edition, the author has also added new material responding to the rising tide of racial resentment and hate embodied by political figures like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, and the impact this has had on issues of race in America. This book is essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of the chaos of our current political moment.

The Beast Side

Author: D. Watkins
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ISBN: 9781510716391
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A "New York Times" Best Seller! To many, the past 8 years under President Obama were meant to usher in a new post-racial American political era, dissolving the divisions of the past. However, when seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by a wannabe cop in Florida; and then Ferguson, Missouri, happened; and then South Carolina hit the headlines; and then Baltimore blew up, it was hard to find any evidence of a new post-racial order. Suddenly the entire country seemed to be awakened to a stark fact: African American men are in danger in America. This has only become clearer as groups like Black Lives Matter continue to draw attention to this reality daily not only online but also in the streets of our nation s embattled cities. Now one of our country s quintessential urban war zones is brought powerfully to life by a rising young literary talent, D. Watkins. The author fought his way up on the eastside (the beastside ) of Baltimore, Marylandor Bodymore, Murderland, as his friends call it. He writes openly and unapologetically about what it took to survive life on the streets while the casualties piled up around him, including his own brother. Watkins pushed drugs to pay his way through school, staying one step ahead of murderous business rivals and equally predatory lawmen. When black residents of Baltimore finally decided they had had enoughafter the brutal killing of twenty-five-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custodyWatkins was on the streets as the city erupted. He writes about his bleeding city with the razor-sharp insights of someone who bleeds along with it. Here are true dispatches from the other side of America. In this new paperback edition, the author has also added new material in a section title "Bonus Tracks," responding to the rising tide of racial resentment and hate embodied by political figures like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as well as the heartbreaking killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the impact this has had on issues of race in America. This book is essential reading for anyone trying to make sense of the chaos of our current political moment."

The Beast Side

Author: D. Watkins
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1510703403
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A New York Times Best Seller! Searing Dispatches from the Urban Zones Where African American Men Have Become an Endangered Species To many in the age of Obama, America had succeeded in “going beyond race,” putting the divisions of the past behind us. And then seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by a wannabe cop in Florida; and then eighteen-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; and then Baltimore blew up; and then gunfire shattered a prayer meeting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Suddenly the entire country awakened to a stark fact: African Americans—particularly young black men—are an endangered species. Now the country’s urban war zone is brought powerfully to life by a rising young literary talent, D. Watkins. The author fought his way up on the east side (the “beast side”) of Baltimore, Maryland—or “Bodymore, Murderland,” as his friends call it—surviving murderous business rivals in the drug trade and equally predatory lawmen. Throughout it all, he pursued his education, earning a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, while staying rooted in his community. When black residents of Baltimore finally decided they had had enough—after the brutal killing of twenty-five-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody—Watkins was on the streets when the city erupted. He writes about his bleeding hometown with the razor-sharp insights of someone who bleeds along with it. Here are true dispatches from the other side of America.

The Cook Up

Author: D. Watkins
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455537266
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE O MAGAZINE BEST SUMMER BOOK Told by the man who lived it, The Cook Up is a riveting look inside the Baltimore drug trade as portrayed in the hit HBO series, The Wire. The smartest kid on his block in East Baltimore, D. was certain he would escape the life of drugs, decadence, and violence that had surrounded him since birth. But when his brother Devin is shot-only days after D. receives notice that he's been accepted into Georgetown University-the plans for his life are exploded, and he takes up the mantel of his brother's crack empire. D. succeeds in cultivating the family business, but when he meets a woman unlike any he's known before, his priorities are once more put into question. Equally terrifying and hilarious, inspiring and heartbreaking, D.'s story offers a rare glimpse into the mentality of a person who has escaped many hells.

A Beautiful Ghetto

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Publisher:
ISBN: 9781608467594
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Allen asks us to see beyond the the violence and poverty that all too often defines the "ghetto."

Black Seeds

Author: Tariq Toure
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523264940
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"Tariq Touré is Baltimore's Black revolutionary voice. In the tradition of Amiri Baraka and James Baldwin, Touré masterfully uses his pen to attack white supremacy, expose systemic racism, and highlight the beauty that is the Black community. Touré doesn't hide behind his own articles, academia, social media or fake non profits-- no, Toure is one of the few real ones, he's in the street fighting for us, living what he pens and using a cocktail of activism and art to make the world a better place for all of us. Tariq Touré is our revolutionary voice and we are beyond proud of the way that he is representing us." D. Watkins, Author of "The Beastside: Living and Dying while Black in America" Tariq Touré has combined remnants of a childhood in West Baltimore, maturation and rhythm in a concisely riveting collection of poems. Along with the photography of Shannon Wallace and Kyle Pompey Touré grabs takes the reader on a walk through Baltimore and his deepest experiences.

The Message

Author: D. Watkins
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 9781501187827
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The critically lauded author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up returns with an existential look at life in low-income black communities, while also offering a new framework for how we can improve the conversations about them. While author D. Watkins is pleased about the number of books exploring issues of race that are being published, there’s one aspect that doesn’t get enough attention: the hood. The Baltimore native knows firsthand what it means to live in poverty, where violence and drugs are inescapable. As he sees it, the perspective of people who live in poor black communities is largely absent from the work of many of the top intellectuals who speak and write about race. Now, D. Watkins is here to tell his truth. Built upon Watkins's own experiences, The Message eases us into the bigger conversation about race and the various issues affecting poor black neighborhoods in America. Unapologetic and eye-opening, The Message identifies and addresses a range of issues affecting these low-income communities—such as the trouble with misrepresentation and why we need more than one black voice—and sheds light on the harsh realities of daily life. Additionally, Watkins examines various crucial activist movements, including the Civil Rights Movement, and asks what it means to be a model activist in today’s world. Through the personal retelling of his journey, Watkins aims to illuminate the lessons he’s learned navigating through two very distinct worlds—the hood and the elite sanctums by the prominent black thinkers and public figures—in hopes of providing actionable solutions.

Iran

Author: Michael Axworthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019023296X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since the beginning of recorded history, Iran/Persia has been one of the most important world civilizations. Iran remains a distinct civilization today despite its status as a major Islamic state with broad regional influence and its deep integration into the global economy through its vast energy reserves. Yet the close attention paid to Iran in recent decades stems from the impact of the 1979 revolution, which unleashed ideological shock waves throughout the Middle East that reverberate to this day. Many observers look at Iran through the prism of the Islamic Republic's adversarial relationship with the US, Israel, and Sunni nations in its region, yet as Michael Axworthy shows in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know, there is much more to contemporary Iran than its fraught and complicated foreign relations. He begins with a concise account of Iranian history from ancient times to the late twentieth century, following that with sharp summaries of the key events since the1979 revolution. The final section of the book focuses on Iran today--its culture, economy, politics, and people--and assesses the challenges that the nation will face in coming years. Iran will be an essential overview of a complex and important nation that has occupied world headlines for nearly four decades.

Raw Wounds

Author: Kondwani Fidel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542373654
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Beautiful Kondwani Fidel has once again composed a masterpiece of stories and memories that forms lessons to all young Suns growing up in the neighborhood. This piece, this lesson, is ever so necessary in an era where, we, who come from urban communities, are still fighting structural racism, police brutality, economic genocide while simultaneously fighting the ways in which we self-destruct, destroy one another, and create chaos in our communities. It is a critique of the system of our oppression and a critique of the dysfunctions in our own families, relationships, and communities. It is brilliant that a young mind such as Fidel's has been blessed with the conscious and creative spirit that allows him to compose a lesson from a perspective and in a way that no other could. Raw Wounds is sung in pitches and frequencies that invokes the emotion. It is a bittersweet song." -Dr. Zoe Spencer, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Virginia State University

Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications Second Edition

Author: Alan Bensky
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 160807952X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This updated second edition of the Artech House book Wireless Positioning Technologies and Applications presents comprehensive coverage of wireless positioning principles and technologies for engineers involved in using or developing wireless location applications. This book explains the basics of GPS and demonstrates the applications of fundamental distance measuring principles. This edition includes updated and expanded chapters on satellite navigation, OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex), TDOA location facilities in 3GPP LTE specifications, carrier phase measurements and DGPS, wireless sensor networks, MIMO positions, inertial navigation, and data fusion. Moreover, complete coverage of cellular network infrastructure for location, including 4G LTE, and up to-date Bluetooth location in short-range wireless networks is presented as well as modernization programs used for GPS accuracy and reliability. This book helps readers assess available positioning methods for new applications, locate applicable sources for a given technology, and simply difficult engineering and mathematical concepts.