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The Message

16 Life Lessons for the Hip-Hop Generation

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The Message by Jihad Uhuru
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Description

The path from boys to men as well as from girls to women, is paved with obstacles... with prison rates soaring, graduation rates dropping and the streets claiming a growing number of young men and women, only the strong can survive. Now there's help to navigate the turbulent path to adulthood. It's called The Message, an easy-to-read, inspiring, page-turning book, full of true-to-life essays that creatively attack the heart of problems that so many young people growing up in today's society face. Not just stocked with problems, The Message is filled with solutions. Each essay is designed to spark discussion to help young people make better decisions, motivate them to strive for more, and propel them to a lifetime of success.

Author Biography

Labeled as a miscreant at a young age, expelled from one school system after another and barely graduating from an alternative school housed on top of a homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta in 1987, J I H A D rose to kingpin drug dealer status over the next few years. After getting shot, shot at, stabbed, and left paralyzed from a devastating car accident at the age of 21, he went off to prison in1992 at 22. While imprisoned he was mentored and inspired by Black men who most will never see the light of day. These supermen behind bars guided him in finding knowledge and love of self through reading Africentered texts, which led to him writing his award winning and national bestselling life story. Since his release in 1999 he has gone on to pen 13 award winning and national best selling novels about redemption, self-determination, and resilience, 9 of which he published after re-activating Envisions Publishing in 2005. While raising his young son, writing books, and running multiple businesses Jihad became a full-time student at Atlanta Metropolitan College and Georgia State University in 2010 and in May of 2014 he graduated Summa Cum Laude with the highest GPA from Georgia State University. Thanks to a full scholarship from Georgia State University's African American Studies Department Jihad was able to continue pursuing his passion and in May of 2016 he graduated Summa Cum Laude, earning a M.A. in African-American Studies. Jihad is currently a single father raising his 14 year old son while working on bringing his stories to film. He teaches African-American Studies, and Sociology at an Atlanta College. He is also a church elder and Sunday school teacher.
Release date Australia
April 8th, 2013
Author
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Envisions Publishing
Pages
188
Dimensions
140x216x11
ISBN-13
9780970610287
Product ID
28251306

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