1: a quarter of a city in which Jews were formerly required to live
2: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure
3a: an isolated group ghettob: a situation that resembles a ghetto especially in conferring inferior status or limiting opportunity ghetto
ghet-to adj. (twenty-first-century everyday parlance)
1a: behavior that makes you want to say “Huh?” b: actions that seem to go against basic home training and common sense
2: used to describe something with inferior status or limited opportunity. Usually used with “so.” ghettoghetto3: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure.
4: common misusage: authentic, Black, keepin’ it real
As current and all-consuming as “ghetto” is in these days of gold teeth, weaves (blond and red), Pepsi-filled baby bottles, and babymamas, ghetto has a long history. The original ghetto was in the Jewish quarter of Venice, a Catholic city. Before it became the Jewish quarter, this area contained an iron foundry or ghèto, hence the name. These days, ghetto no longer refers to where you live, but to how you live. It is a mindset, and not limited to a class or a race. Some things are worth repeating: ghetto is not limited to a class or a race. Ghetto is found in the heart of the nation’s inner cities as well as the heart of the nation’s most cherished suburbs; among those too young to understand (we hope) and those old enough to know better; in little white houses, and all the way to the White House; in corporate corridors, Ivy League havens, and, of course, Hollywood. More devastating, ghetto is also packaged in the form of music, TV, books, and movies, and then sold around the world. Bottom line: ghetto is contagious, and no one is immune, no matter how much we like to suck our teeth and shake our heads at what we think is only happening someplace else…
From an award-winning journalist and cultural commentator comes a provocative examination of the impact of “ghetto” mores, attitudes, and lifestyles on urban communities and American culture in general.
Infused with humor and entertaining asides—including lists of events and people that the author nominates for the Ghetto Hall of Fame, and a short section written entirely in ghetto slang—Ghettonation is a timely and engrossing report on a controversial social phenomenon. Like Bill Cosby’s infamous, much-discussed comments about the problems within the Black community today, it is sure to trigger widespread interest and heated debate.
Everyone edits what they say. It’s a part of growing up. But what if we applied tell-it-like-it-is honesty to grown-up issues? In Impolite Conversations, two respected thinkers and writers openly discuss five “third-rail” topics—from multi-racial identities to celebrity worship to hyper-masculinity among black boys—and open the stage for honest discussions about important and timely concerns.
Organized around five subjects—Race, Politics, Sex, Money, Religion—the dialogue between Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr. may surprise, provoke, affirm, or challenge you. In alternating essays, the writers use reporting, interviews, facts, and figures to back up their arguments, always staying firmly rooted in the real world. Sometimes they agree, sometimes they don’t, but they always reach their conclusions with respect for the different backgrounds they come from and the reasons they disagree.
Whether you oppose or sympathize with these two impassioned voices, you’ll end up knowing more than you did before and appreciating the candid, savvy, and often humorous ways in which they each take a stand.
Cora is shocked to find out they’ve had loving parents all along as well as powers beyond her comprehension bound for their protection. Facing finding a mate, unbinding her powers, adjusting to a semi-normal family situation and a prophecy she’d known nothing about, Cora is shocked to her core. Will she be able to adjust to all of the shocking revelations or will the world be doomed?
Liam was sent to rescue the endangered twins and stunned to find himself pulled to Cora. He instantly knew she was his mate but her lack of knowledge about their world created another complication altogether. Would he be able to help her cope with all of the changes suddenly thrust upon her or will they be torn apart forever by those determined to prevent the prophecy from being fulfilled?
Could Cora trust Liam and her newfound parents or was this just another terrifying experience for her to endure in her young life?
From treaties to contemporary arts and literatures, Aboriginal peoples have helped to define Canada and have worked to secure a place of their own making in Canadian culture. For this volume, editors David R. Newhouse, Cora J. Voyageur, and Daniel J.K. Beavon have brought together leading scholars and other impassioned voices, and together, they give full treatment to the Aboriginal contribution to Canada's intellectual, political, economic, social, historic, and cultural landscapes. Included are profiles of several leading figures such as actor Chief Dan George, artist Norval Morrisseau, author Tomson Highway, activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, and politician Phil Fontaine, among others. Canada simply would not be what it is today without these contributions. The first of two volumes, Hidden in Plain Sight is key to understanding and appreciating Canadian society and will be essential reading for generations to come.
In Cora Pooler, author Dottie Rexford tells the story of Cora’s return to Wander Lane after twenty years of living in the English world. Not only is she faced with finding out what happened to her baby, but she vows to resolve the mystery of her sister’s untimely death. Will Aaron welcome her back? Is he married or still free? What about Daniel in her English world? Can she forget him? Does she really want to forget him? Cora knows she needs to decide whether she is part of the Amish world or the one she created for herself among the English.
Cora Pooler is a compelling story of a divided heart, aching to find truth and resolution. Rexford captures the longings and emotions that belong to all who seek deep and rich relationships, all who doubt and seek answers, and all who seek to be whole.
The story opens with the death of Cora, Daniel’s special peahen, whom he buries secretly on The Island. That summer, while he is fishing, he notices that he is being watched and photographed by a man in a white cap. The man turns out to be Frank Jasper who arrives to stay at The Riverside and begins to make Daniel’s life a misery.
What is Frank Jasper plotting? Why did he bring those peacock feathers into the pub? Can Daniel save The Riverside from Frank Jasper’s evil plans?
Author Valerie Mendes started writing when she was six years old and continued to write poetry and stories at school and was awarded a State Scholarship in English and History. After studying for a degree in English and Philosophy at the University of Reading, Valerie started to work for the BBC in Manchester. Valerie’s successful career spanned across journalism and publishing and after many years in publishing, Valerie started to write full time and has published two picture books; four teenage novels and two historical adult novels. Valerie now lives in Oxford and is working on her next adult novel.
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Highly skilled combat veteran and former rodeo star Rex Trainor likes to be in the thick of the action. So when he's loaned out to Homeland Security, he plans to bide his time until he can get back to the real war. He doesn't, however, plan on Sierra Daniels, a local day-care giver whose pretty smile hides a stubborn streak more daunting than Wyoming's Beartooth Mountains. When tragedy nearly strikes the kids in Sierra's care, Rex vows to expose the culprit. Rex hasn't failed on a mission yet, and protecting the desirable Miss Daniels is no exception!
In this second volume of the series, leading scholars and other experts pay tribute to the enduring influence of Aboriginal peoples on Canadian economic and community development, environmental initiatives, education, politics, and arts and culture. Interspersed are profiles of many significant Aboriginal figures, including singer-songwriter and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie, politician Elijah Harper, entrepreneur Dave Tuccaro, and musician Robbie Robertson. Hidden in Plain Sight continues to enrich and broaden our understandings of Aboriginal and Canadian history, while providing inspiration for a new generation of leaders and luminaries.
Kellie Lane knows what it is like to feel as though you are holding a ticket for a ride that’s never going to arrive.
Through personal experience and Bible study she has learned how to hold on to heaven’s promises--for yourself or others--when it seems like all hell is breaking loose.
You will discover why you may be waiting, where God is in this difficult season, and what you can do to cooperate with His plans and purposes for you.
If it feels like the heavens have turned to brass, let prayer warrior Kellie Lane show you how to position yourself to receive the gold that is coming your way through the fire of refinement.
Training hard doesn't have to mean fueling workouts with flavorless foods better suited to members of the animal kingdom. Just ask the all-star roster of chefs who contribute to Runner's World magazine's popular monthly column, "The Athlete's Palate." For five years, the likes of Bobby Flay, Jacques Torres, Charlie Trotter, Mark Bittman, Dan Barber, Cat Cora and many more have contributed the recipes they use to fuel their runs to the column.
Now, in The Athlete's Palate Cookbook, these dishes along with more than 60 all-new recipes for breakfasts, entrees, soups, salads, sides, desserts, and beverages are presented along side profiles of the chef-athletes who created them. The first of its kind, this gorgeously photographed cookbook includes recipes for:Walnut and Banana Bran Pancakes from Cat CoraMarathon Fettuccine with Shrimp in Charred Tomato Sauce from Bobby FlayChicken with Quinoa Tabbouleh from Charlie TrotterAnd many more sumptuous meals!
With healthy and delicious recipes for all phases of training along with labels for quick-and-easy meals, The Athlete's Palate Cookbook is perfect for any runner, cyclist, swimmer, or triathlete who wants to train hard while eating well.
Das menschliche Gehirn entwickelte sich so, dass es Fett- und Zuckerreiche Nahrung sucht. Aber diese Vorliebe, die dem Überleben diente, ist heutzutage, bei einem Überschuss von Zucker und Fett, zu einem selbstzerstörerischen Drang geworden.
Die Art, wie wir uns heutzutage ernähren, ist Ursache vielfältiger Gesundheitsprobleme geworden: Übergewicht, Krebs, Diabetes, Herz- und Kreislaufstörungen, erhöhter Blutdruck, usw. Es gibt außerdem immer mehr Beweise dafür, dass unsere Diät auch bei der Auslösung von Alzheimer eine Rolle spielt. Alzheimer wird heute von etlichen Wissenschaftlern als eine andere Form von Diabetes bezeichnet.
Dies hat große und schwerwiegende Auswirkungen: die Welt ist jetzt schon einer Diabetesepidemie ausgesetzt, und die Aussicht, gleichzeitig einen parallelen Alzheimerausbruch bekämpfen zu müssen, ist, in Bezug auf menschliches Leid und monetäre Kosten, geradezu erschreckend.
Die Ernährungssituation ist besonders kompliziert. Es muss praktisch niemandem gesagt werden, dass eine Diät reich an Fett und Zucker die Gesundheit gefährdet, aber trotzdem steigt der Verkauf von Fast-Food weiter.
Was kann getan werden? Öffentliche Sensibilisierungskampagnen, um die Übergewichtswelle zu dämmen, haben nur begrenzten Erfolg gehabt. Obwohl viele zu der jeweiligen Modediät greifen, um sich gesünder zu fühlen, achtet manch einer bloß auf die äußerlichen Folgen, während andere schon unter etliche Gesundheitsprobleme leiden.
Und was ist mit dem Gehirn? Wir haben es seinem Glück überlassen, an unsere schlechte Essgewohnheiten ausgesetzt, an die Konservierungsstoffe, die in industriell verarbeitete Kost enthalten sind, an den Ü
In this frank, well-balanced account of the Reformed Church's Native American missions and churches, LeRoy Koopman recounts the spiritual journey of the "Jesus Road" shared by Reformed and Native American Christians. "Taking the Jesus Road" outlines how government and church often cooperated with each other in implementing shifting policies that allowed the native peoples little or no voice in their own destiny. Koopman does not hesitate to point out how early missionaries often equated the Christian faith with white culture but also gives credit for their tireless efforts to seek a better life for the people they were serving.
Much of the book is devoted to the stories of particular ministries, including the six Native American congregations that remain a vital part of the Reformed Church today.
Great Chefs Cook Vegan includes recipes from 25 of today 's greatest chefs. Each chef section includes a three or four-course vegan meal, complete with mouth-watering photographs of each recipe and much more.
Features meals from the following:
Charlie Trotter - Alex Stratta - Anne Quatrano - Cat Cora - Daniel Boulud - David Burke - Gabriel Kreuther - Dan Barber - Eric Ripert - Erik Blauberg - Josef Huber - Jose Andres - Marcus Samuelsson - Matthew Kenney - Michel Nischan - Suzanne Goin - Todd English - Floyd Cardoz - Jason Cunningham - Jean-Georges Vongerichten - John Besh - Bradford Thompson - Phil Evans - Terrance Brennan - Thomas Keller
Linda Long writes and photographs for magazines (Vegetarian Journal, American Vegan, VegNews) and is a member of the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the American Society of Media Photographers. She lives in New York City.
Communicative engagement draws from Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka’s writings on the human condition; extends the communicative praxis of philosopher Calvin O. Schrag by reuniting theōria-poíēsis-praxis; expands Ramsey Eric Ramsey’s writings to provide ground for vitalizing social liberation; and includes the work of philosophers including Hans-Georg Gadamer, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Michel Foucault as well as philosophers of communication including Lenore Langsdorf, Michael J. Hyde, Corey Anton, and others who guide a recollection of the significance of poíēsis in human communication. Myrtilla Miner, Mary White Ovington, and Jessie Daniel Ames dedicated their lives to being out-of-place and speaking out-of-turn to alter the way humanity was understood by members of society at large. The lived-experiences of these historical figures assists readers in recognizing how creativity (poíēsis) can potentially enable liberation from restrictive social circumstances.
When a blistering drought forces her to go in search of water, she discovers that the world isn't quite as abandoned as she thought when a drop-dead sexy army deserter ambushes her, and forces her to take him home to her stockpile of supplies. There she finds her home decimated, and her brother missing, kidnapped by the military.
If saving her brother from the government means a suicide mission, Cora's willing. But there's one guy who can't let her go…
This book celebrates the life of someone not famous or infamous; an ordinary man who had extraordinary experiences through being part of the post-war explosion in pop music and the blues. Ain’t Bad For A Pink will appeal to readers interested in the pop explosion of the Sixties and Seventies, the country blues and the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.