From a lauded poet and playwright, a novel of a young woman's life with the Black Panthers in 1960s San Francisco At first glance, Geniece’s story sounds like that of a typical young woman: she goes to college, has romantic entanglements, builds meaningful friendships, and juggles her schedule with a part-time job. However, she does all of these things in 1960s San Francisco while becoming a militant member of the Black Panther movement. When Huey Newton is jailed in October 1967 and the Panthers explode nationwide, Geniece enters the organization’s dark and dangerous world of guns, FBI agents, freewheeling sex, police repression, and fatal shoot-outs—all while balancing her other life as a college student. A moving tale of one young woman’s life spinning out of the typical and into the extraordinary during one of the most politically and racially charged eras in America, Virgin Soul will resonate with readers of Monica Ali and Ntozake Shange.
In eighteen essays, including a prose poem, Judy Juanita's essay collection excavates the path an East Oakland girl forged over several tumultuous eras to become a novelist, playwright and poet, the de facto feminism that is an intrinsic part of the black struggle and the black community, the equally defiant entrepreneurship in the black community, often in the guise of kitchen beauticians, hair braiders and the Candy Lady in the projects, her own romance with The Gun and violence, her years as a Black Panther Party member and civil rights activist, her history as a domestic in New Jersey and a comic in California. She tops off this buffet with a lengthy, postmodern, spiritual essay written in epistolary form.
Judy Juanita uses four different genres to scrutinize the seminal Black Arts Movement. Her novel, Virgin Soul, is about a young black woman coming of age in the 1960s who joins the Black Panther Party. Excerpted here from Virgin Soul is "The Black House" which follows a young woman discovering black culture in the 1960s. In the play/film script, "Life is a Carousel," a black academic, Layla, on her way to a Black studies conference, meets the forgotten founder of Black Studies, Diahlo Green. They spar with airport reservation agents about the fare. Diahlo and Layla meet at the convention venue where blatant disregard for him continues by a whole new generation of academics. At issue is the relevancy of the Academy, Black Studies and the struggle. At each step of the way, the new, including LGBTQ professors, crushes the old.In the essay selection, "Five Comrades in The Black Panther Party, 1967-1970," Juanita, a former Panther, looks back at her youthful participation in the most influential black revolutionary organization of the late 1960s.The poetry selection, "(not) forgotten man," is a sonnet about a seminal figure from the 1960s,
Lured by the promise of "real" freedom and a new town to call their own, sharecroppers Ezekial Harban and his three daughters leave behind remnants of slavery in the war-torn south and set off for Nicodemus, Kansas. When they arrive, they are shocked to see that little of what they were promised actually exists. Many head back home, but Ezekial and his daughters are determined to build a new life in the stark territory. Dr. Boyle, a newly arrived doctor in neighboring Hill City, is called to deliver a baby in Nicodemus. He and his family are moved by the plight of the settlers there and vow to help. But the white pioneers of Hill City face problems, too. When the lives of these two families intersect, neither town will ever be the same. Freedom's Path Book 1.
He was born, wild and free, in the vast mountainous scrublands of Nevada. Until he was a year old, no human hand touched him, though he knew something of the danger people represented to the herd. But one fateful day, the herd was chased by a huge black creature in the sky, and the yearling was separated from his mother. In blind panic he ran, but he could not outdistance the terrifying, whirling thing above him, or the humans on horseback that surrounded him. Before long, JB Andrew would come to the attention of many. He was big, leggy, and awkward, but he had a long, graceful stride and was chosen for an inmate prison program where he would be trained and made ready for adoption. JB, short...
The power of the Holy Spirit is for YOU!God has gifted the body of Christ with so many gifts, and He wants you to use every one of them to advance the kingdom of God and to see lives changed through the power of the gospel. So whatever gift you have, in whatever capacity, and wherever you feel God has called you, you need to know that you are anointed for it!· You may be going through a particular hard season right now in your life. You need to know you are anointed for this!· You may have received a bad report from your doctor. You need to understand you are anointed for this!· You may be in the fight of your life for your marriage, your children, your home… Believe this one thing: you are anointed for this!With everything you are facing right now, know that you have an anointing to face it, overcome it, restore it, transform it, and see change come to it. Why? Because the Spirit of the Lord God is upon you! He has anointed you! You are anointed for this!
Featuring brand-new stories by: Nick Petrulakis, Kim Addonizio, Keenan Norris, Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder, Katie Gilmartin, Dorothy Lazard, Harry Louis Williams II, Carolyn Alexander, Phil Canalin, Judy Juanita, Jamie DeWolf, Nayomi Munaweera, Mahmud Rahman, Tom McElravey, Joe Loya, and Eddie Muller. Jerry Thompson is an accomplished violinist, playwright, and poet. He is the coauthor of Black Artists in Oakland and owned Black Spring Books, an independent bookstore. Eddie Muller, also known as the "Czar of Noir," has been nominated for several Edgar and Anthony awards, and his novel The Distance won a Shamus Award. He produces the San Francisco Noir City Film Festival, the largest annual film noir retrospective in the world, and is a frequent host on Turner Classic Movies.
In this book we recount the case history of all U.S. capital punishment cases in which condemned prisoners were executed in the United States during the years 2007 and 2008. The compilations are taken from and referenced to original court records. Other sources, when available and deemed reliable, are used to embellish the facts. Convictions based on circumstantial evidence tend to be more detailed than those based on confessions. The original names and places are retained. Each case history is written in a nonsensationalized way that is respectful of the victims, their families, and the families of the executed prisoners. The dignity of the killer is preserved without sacrificing the brutal...
Scholarship related to environmental questions in Latin America has only recently begun to coalesce around citizenship as both an empirical site of inquiry and an analytical frame of reference. This has led to a series of new insights and perspectives, but few efforts have been made to bring these various approaches into a sustained conversation across different social, temporal and geographic contexts. This volume is the result of a collaborative endeavour to advance debates on environmental citizenship, while simultaneously and systematically addressing broader theoretical and methodological questions related to the particularities of studying environment and citizenship in Latin America. Providing a window onto leading scholarship in the field, the book also sets an ambitious agenda to spark further research.
The truth could cost her everything.... Olivia Mott didn't intend to lie. Somehow, it just happened. And wasn't it all Lady Charlotte's fault anyway? Now Olivia's position as assistant chef at Pullman's elegant Hotel Florence is dependant upon her keeping her secrets. And sometimes lies have a way of leading to other lies. Should Olivia admit her real past and accept the consequences or keep quiet in order to preserve her comfortable new circumstances? Deception seems to be part of everyday life in the company town of Pullman, Illinois, where the grand Pullman Palace Car is manufactured. Samuel Howard, Olivia's friend and the town manager, seems to think everything is fine, but Olivia observes something quite different. Could it be that Olivia is not the only one harboring secrets?