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

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

by Supreme Understanding
How to Hustle and Win, Part One: A Survival Guide for the Ghetto

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

by Supreme Understanding

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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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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012079145
Publisher: Supreme Design Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 304,246
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Supreme Understanding is a community activist, educator, and expert on the socio-economical and psychological struggles of oppressed people. Supreme received his bachelor’s degree in world history from Morehouse College , followed by a master’s degree in urban education from Georgia State University . At 26, he received his doctorate in education from Argosy University, where he focused his research on the benefits of non-formal education with at-risk youth and disadvantaged populations. In 2000, Supreme co-founded Show and Prove Youth Outreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and empowerment of at-risk teens. In 2006, Supreme Design, LLC was incorporated to design and publish materials and literature for Show and Prove. Supreme Understanding’s work has brought him to Ghana , Mexico , the Dominican Republic , India , Japan , Thailand , the Czech Republic , Austria , Germany , England , the Caribbean, and dozens of cities throughout the United States . The author’s travels have provided him in-depth opportunities to learn about the struggles of oppressed people throughout the world, and their similarities with the struggles of people of color in the U.S. Supreme is a highly sought-after lecturer, and his multimedia presentations have engaged diverse audiences of both youth and adults. Supreme has presented on a variety of topics with organizations as diverse as the ACLU, the Urban League, 100 Black Men, the Japanese Ministry of Education, and the U.S. Social Forum. As the author of How to Hustle and Win: A Survival Guide for the Ghetto, Supreme’s message has reached scores of young urban readers, many of who would write in stating that this had been the first book they’d read in several years. Even with it’s deliberately “different” title, How to Hustle and Win was extremely well-received by both the general public and the media. Supreme’s work continues as the curriculum director of Show and Prove Youth Outreach, CEO of Supreme Design, traveling lecturer and consultant for numerous organizations and agencies, and author of several upcoming books on overcoming the odds of oppression and disadvantage.

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