Voices of the Future

Overview

"The poetic voice of his generation."—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Etan Thomas is breaking it down for our young minds on how to be a vital part of this challenging world we all live in. Let's give it up for Etan."—Spike Lee

Broken down by a variety of subject matter, each section begins with a selection from an interview between NBA star Etan Thomas and political sportswriter Dave Zirin, followed by a Thomas poem and the writings of talented young poets.

Etan Thomas is an author, ...

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Overview

"The poetic voice of his generation."—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Etan Thomas is breaking it down for our young minds on how to be a vital part of this challenging world we all live in. Let's give it up for Etan."—Spike Lee

Broken down by a variety of subject matter, each section begins with a selection from an interview between NBA star Etan Thomas and political sportswriter Dave Zirin, followed by a Thomas poem and the writings of talented young poets.

Etan Thomas is an author, columnist, and the recipient of the 2010 National Basketball Players Association Community Contribution Award.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608462711
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 1,029,356
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Recipient of the 2010 National Basketball Players Association Community Contribution Award as well as the 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation Inc Legacy Award. His body of work includes serving as a Surrogate for Barack Obama ’08 Presidential Campaign; A guest speaker with DNC Chair Gov. Howard Dean during the “Register For Change” 50 State Bus Tour Campaign, Collection of poems released in 2005 called More Than An Athlete, and Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge. His writings have appeared in CNN, Huffington Post, Hoopshype.com and slamonline.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Chuck D vii

Introduction Etan Thomas ix

1 President Obama 1

2 Trayvon Martin 21

3 The Occupy Wall Street Movement 34

4 Parents, Fatherhood 47

5 Relationships 72

6 Youth Issues I 90

7 Youth Issues II 124

8 Haters, Bullies, Someone Who Has Done You Wrong 142

9 Religion/Spirituality 166

10 Police Brutality 183

11 Guns, Violence, Street Life 195

12 Racial Issues/Racism 213

13 Free Minds Book Club 232

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