How to Hustle and Win: A Survival Guide for the Ghetto, Part 1

· Supreme Design Publishing
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Likened to a 48 Laws of Power for young Black men, this book presents Black biographies, history, and current events in a language that the Hip-Hop generation will understand and relate to. Each story or essay is framed within the context of a life lesson, each one being of vital importance to the survival, redemption, and ultimate success of our dying Black generation. Both the positive and negative sides of the Black experience are explored in detail, from the lives of infamous drug dealers and pimps to the exploits of Black revolutionaries and activists. In addition, several How To sections outline simple strategies for self-development. Packed with useful information, from the best way to handle confrontations with police, to the continuing relevance of the 1919 race riots, this book has been compared to an urban Encyclopedia Africana. Others have called it a Blueprint for Black Power for a generation struggling with materialism and short attention spans. This book is guaranteed to change the world by changing the way millions of people think and live. In How to Hustle and Win, author Supreme Understanding tells, in often graphic detail, stories like that of the infamous Philadelphia Black Mafia, Harlem's heroin kingpin Frank Lucas, and former gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams. In between and throughout these tales, he weaves life lessons and guidance, turning sordid stories of crime and urban despair into an educational experience. Whereas Robert Greene's bestselling 48 Laws of Power used iconic figures from classical history to illustrate the guidelines for personal success, How to Hustle and Win is filled with the exploits of rappers, gangsters, radicals, and revolutionaries. This is a new kind of Black history book, and its intent is the motivation and achievement of a new kind of reader. Although today's literary market has seen an influx of self-help books attending to a variety of issues, few books have attempted to address the concerns of young Black men, struggling to find direction. It is this group that author Supreme Understanding names as one of most troubled demographics in American society today. On the book's website, the author comments: "Unfortunately, few authors actively target this audience, and those who do are either not speaking their language, or not interested in pushing for change. This is why How to Hustle and Win was written. This book will change the minds of millions of young men of color, and by doing this, it will ultimately change the world." Revolutionary aspirations aside, How to Hustle and Win's groundbreaking concept results in a truly appealing work. Its essays are delivered in short bursts, none of them over four pages long, making it ideal for struggling readers and those with shorter attention spans. At the same time, the book is filled with a wealth of information that would enlighten educated readers equally. In fact, the author juxtaposes his own personal tales of early delinquency and misdirection with his later years of professional success, including obtaining a doctorate in education at the age of 26.
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Kay jenkins
January 8, 2020
The truth never changes but lies do...very educational and down to earth, real life shi+..Good Book
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A Google user
July 28, 2018
I'm 38 years old and have read over 50 books maybe but none has such a life changing effect on me than this book I recommend this book to anyone looking for a change , as well an aid in personal growth and development . I read Message to the Blackman , the autobiography of Malcolm X , the whole self improvement study guide by the Nation Of Islam and Louis Farrakhan and I realize all I learned from these classics was cold hard facts but none has come close in chnaging the way I behave , think and feel like this book have , brother you are a genuis I got to get your whole collection .
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Jay Black
December 12, 2021
Great read.
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About the author

 Supreme Understanding is a community activist and expert on the struggle. A lifelong resident of America's ghettos, the author has been involved in the rap game. the drug game, the street hustle game, the pimping game, and the real estate game, among many others. Through a combination of book knowledge (represented by several academic degrees) and street intelligence, the author arrived at a set of guidelines any man of color could use for achieving true success in a dirty game that normally rewards no one. How to Hustle and Win represents the guide to these principles

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