Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

by Charlamagne Tha God


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Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It by Charlamagne Tha God

An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege.

In Black Privilege, Charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. This journey to truth begins in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton.

Black Privilege lays out all the great wisdom Charlamagne’s been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. These life-learned principles include:

-There are no losses in life, only lessons
-Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid—starting with yourself
-It’s not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish
-When you live your truth, no one can use it against you
-We all have privilege, we just need to access it

By combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty no matter the cost, Charlamagne hopes Black Privilege will empower you to live your own truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501145315
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 831
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Charlamagne Tha God is cohost of the nationally syndicated hip-hop iHeartRadio program The Breakfast Club and a television and media personality. He is also a social media influencer; an executive producer with his own production company, CThaGod World LLC; and cohost of the popular podcast Brilliant Idiots. Born and raised in a small town in South Carolina, Charlamagne quickly rose to become one of today’s most unique and compelling media personalities. His point of view and provocative celebrity interviews help drive the daily national conversation about issues related to hip-hop, race, society, and politics. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Black Privilege and Shook One.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Principle 1 It's Not the Size of the Pond but the Hustle in the Fish 1

Principle 2 PYP (Pick Your Passion, Poison, or Procrastination) 33

Principle 3 Fuck Your Dreams 75

Principle 4 There Are No Losses, Only Lessons 107

Principle 5 Put the Weed in the Bag! 153

Principle 6 Live Your Truth 193

Principle 7 Give People the Credit They Deserve for Being Stupid 235

Principle 8 Access Your Black Privilege 275

Acknowledgments 287

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Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it Totally honest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that I have read this year and I love it. I learned so much from this book and I am going to continue to read more motivational and inspirational books from now on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed what I call Charlamagne's inspiring devotional because it takes courage and righteousness to be able to write this. To prove it isn't about race, I am a white man and honored to have read this. All things are definitely accomplished through God and the willingness to succeed is given through Him! Thanks for the motivation and insight to own life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it and I just might read it again very soon. A lot of jewels dropped that can help you get thru almost any situation mentally. Salute to CthaGod for this one
LunaHart More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! Very honest and inspiring. Loved it, I would recommend it to anyone dealing with "life".
silverfox518 More than 1 year ago
Despite what you may think of Charlamagne and his outspoken, blunt persona, this is really a good book. He drops some noteworthy gems that you will find yourself putting to use right away. Just like the man the book is VERY blunt, A LOT of TMI, and shockingly honest. What I enjoyed most was how easy it was to read. He uses a conversation writing style that is very down to earth. There are passages that were straight up hilarious, so expect some laughs. The whole time I was reading I could hear Charlamagne’s voice as if he were reading it to me. Black Privilege would make a great Audible. This book is comprised of personal examples detailing how the different strategies and principles were used by Charlamagne. His ideas were presented in vignettes (some much longer than others…) instead of a massive tome that overwhelms more than inspires. Nothing like seeing that the writer struggles in the same ways as the rest of us. The main idea Black Privilege imbued for me is that a person should take full and conscious ownership of one's own life. Live your truth. There is no such thing as luck, so therefore people who achieve most in life are those who keep a persistently positive attitude, have a clear goal in mind, and are willing to work hard at it. One must be willing to take a risk now and then to pull away from the ordinary masses to become extraordinary. I’ve never been a self-help/inspirational book kind of reader, but if you are I’d recommend this book. It’s not just directed towards Black people only. The principles in this book are relevant to everyone.
Anonymous 6 days ago
This book is full of gems. It was a great read.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Great book
Anonymous 4 months ago
I imagined his life to be everything he wrote. He didn’t sugar coat anything and he keeps it 100. Can’t wait to read more from the author.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Awesome book! I definitely heard C Tha God’s voice the entire time I was reading lol. It’s always refreshing to hear other people’s accomplishments and journey towards their dreams. Thanks for the reminder that we are born with God’s privilege and Black excellence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would definetly stay in the collection to go back and revisit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice to see a good rags to riches story that is empowering to others. Nice job
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot thank you enough for writing this book. I'm forever grateful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read. I knew Charlemegne was a colorful person, now I understand why.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Enjoyed the honesty. I think it is a must read for any young adult who is going through the process of starting their career. It helps readers understand that nothing happens overnight you will have setbacks but do not let it deter you from your goal.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like he was having a conversation with me. It was an easy read and I've recommended it several people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Monday 05/12/17 at 3:45 am are you busy?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazingly raw and honest. A truly wonderful read!
ReviewsbyChrissy More than 1 year ago
As someone who is also outspoken and doesn't apologize for the words that come out of my mouth, I can truly appreciate this book. Without background their is no context so I did enjoy the background of who you were, to where you are made the transitions easy to follow. There are a lot of positive messages and reinforcements that are socially and culturally relevant. Will this book win a Pultizer Prize no but that is not the intention either, its a learn from me do better be better book with witty commentary. If you have ever heard or watched the Breakfast Club Charlamange stood to who he is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nahh fam wan't feelin it.