How Blacks Are Winning and Losing in Sports
Author: Shaun Powell
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Category: Sports & Recreation
Souled Out? That's the question author Shaun Powell poses and ultimately answers with regard to the nature of blacks' participation in American sports. Neither blacks nor whites—athletes, coaches, administrators, owners, media, parents, and yes, even fans—are without blame for race still being an issue in the athletic arena. And Powell, perhaps like you, is fed up with the excuses. Souled Out? boldly addresses the following dilemmas and more: -Do today's black athletes and coaches have the purpose to follow the leads of pioneers like Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson, Robert Johnson, or Tony Dungy? -Is Muhammad Ali's great legacy being misused to justify the behavior of today's prima donnas and their preconceived, self-centered celebrations? -Why, with tremendous models like Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Venus and Serena Williams, and Candace Parker, is black female participation not more encouraged across a wide array of sports? -Are portrayals of professional black athletes, centered on gaining luxury possessions and material wealth rather than giving back to the community, ensuring that a me-first mind-set carries over to the next generation of athletes? -Will more blacks break through the glass ceiling in coaching and sports management positions to achieve strong decision-making roles? -Can negative attitudes about race, held by segments inside and outside the black community, be overcome so that faster and enduring progress can be made in the future? Powell's answers will surprise, anger, please, and—most of all—challenge you.
Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right
Author: E. J. Dionne Jr.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The religious and political winds are changing. Tens of millions of religious Americans are reclaiming faith from those who would abuse it for narrow, partisan, and ideological purposes. And more and more secular Americans are discovering common ground with believers on the great issues of social justice, peace, and the environment. In Souled Out, award-winning journalist and commentator E. J. Dionne explains why the era of the Religious Right--and the crude exploitation of faith for political advantage--is over. Based on years of research and writing, Souled Out shows that the end of the Religious Right doesn't signal the decline of evangelical Christianity but rather its disentanglement from a political machine that sold it out to a narrow electoral agenda of such causes as opposition to gay marriage and abortion. With insightful portraits of leading contemporary religious figures from Rick Warren and Richard Cizik to John Paul II and Benedict XVI, Dionne shows that our great religions have always preached a broad message of hope for more just human arrangements and refused to be mere props for the powers that be. Dionne also argues that the new atheist writers should be seen as a gift to believers, a demand that they live up to their proclaimed values and embrace scientific and philosophical inquiry in a spirit of "intellectual solidarity." Written in the tradition of Reinhold and H. Richard Niebuhr, Souled Out will help change how we think and talk about religion and politics in the post-Bush era.
Power & Protest in a Catholic Parish
Author: Jane Anderson
Publisher: D Publishing
Souled Out is a dangerous little book – at least for those involved in this saga. In the Catholic Church to speak up invites condemnation from its leadership. We know about its major abuses – clergy sexual abuse, the unjust treatment of women and the demonising of homosexuals – but we don’t know much about the petty abuses that commonly happen in its parishes. Souled Out is a story about what occurred in a country parish, and how those who recognised injustice protested power and then found themselves banished to the Church’s borderlands. But this story is much more as well; it foregrounds a whole range of issues that plague faith communities in Australia and worldwide – problems that the Church’s leadership refuse to or are unable to resolve. Be ready to be fascinated – and alarmed. Petty power is insidious and can have shattering consequences for those who contemporise their religion and take it seriously.
Author: Anjum Choudhary
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A revised edition of her first book Souled Out, SouledOut: revised edition takes the reader on a journey to explore the emotional makeup of a soul.In this book Anjum Choudhary tries to sync the two worlds of fantasy and reality into one. The merge and connection between possibilities, all the ifs and buts.. The survival, the betrayal, the love, hope, trust, loss, faith, belief, and much more.. Souled Out: revised edition is for everyone who has experienced being locked out of their body into the unknown.. into the nothing.. into everything.. at least once.
Author: Tania Fiolleau
Category: Biography & Autobiography
2nd edition Tania Fiolleau was SouledOut! She sold her soul toprostitution to save herchildren from a fate worsethan death. Going froman abusive family into anumber of foster homes, shelanded in the arms of rapeand soon found herself inharm's length of a husbandwho made her life hell.Prostitution meant money -money that would gain hercustody of her two boys.When she was ultimatelyawarded full and finalcustody of her children, Tania exited the industryand vowed to dedicate herlife to save the women.Reading her story and the statistics demonstrating theabuse that has been perpetrated against women in thetrade, you will understand why and how every one of ushas a price to pay for letting it go so far.
Author: Ja'Nyia N. Clemmons
Souled Out is a collection of poetry about ardency and confidentiality, based off of two different love perspectives. One side of her story, delivers an outrage of heartbreaks and the way she decides to look at the love perspective with men. Mentally she struggles with the acceptance of herself. While the other side of her story she falls in love with the physical parts of a man and the lust that helps attribute to it. The question that's still stands in the air: Is love an emotion or command?
Inspirational Stories on Beating the Odds with Radical Faith and Prayer
Author: Cheryl Polote-Williamson
Challenges are a part of life that often cause us to feel hopeless. We have all been tempted to quit in the face of trials. Yet, God wants us to know that He is always with us. The inspirational authors of Souled Out have bared their hearts to remind you that when you rely on God, He will not allow divorce, cancer, homelessness, prison, doubt, depression, or any other weapon to overcome you. Overflowing with themes of perseverance, faith, love, and forgiveness told through real scenarios, biblical references, practical advice, activities, and resources, this timely anthology is confirmation that you too can beat the odds with faith and prayer. These powerful narratives will lead you to forgive yourself and others. They will encourage you to never lose hope. And, most importantly, they will empower you to fully submit to God's will and plan for your life while facing difficult circumstances.
A Memoir of War and Inner Peace
Author: Michael S. Orban
Publisher: Michael Orban
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This memoir deals with PTSD and coping with this syndrome.
Praise and Prayer Journal
Author: Kim Marie Johnson
As Souled Out Christians, we want to have a close relationship with God. A very important part of that relationship includes Prayer. Use your Souled Out Youth Praise and Prayer Journal to keep track of your prayer requests. Use the journal pages to open your heart to God. He is waiting for you to open the lines of communication.
Author: Lori Latrice Martin Ph.D.
Category: Social Science
This collection of essays highlights the controversies surrounding racism in sports and African American athletes, examining the racial discrimination that exists in one of the most public arenas in the 21st century. • Enables readers to comprehend how sports influence—and are influenced by—society, and grasp that both race and sports are powerful social constructions • Contains contributions from sociologist and social theorist Joe Feagin, a highly respected authority on the subject of race • Identifies and discusses the institutional barriers and personal practices regarding African Americans that perpetuate racism in sports and our society at large
And a Christian Walk—One Stiletto Step at a Time
Author: Shemekia S. Samuels
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book takes a journey through one young lady’s life—how she was years away from God and how a basic sense of hearing God’s voice allowed her to free herself from what she was meant to be in this world. Through allowing Christ to aid her in each stiletto step, she was freed and was able to provide an environment for many ladies to be freed as well and walk with rewarding purpose. Through the blessings and direction from God, she writes with truth and biblical knowledge for you not only to be blessed, but also to transform into His way for your life, reaping everything that is meant for you.
Author: Darius Omar Williams
In this wrenching and spiritual collection, Darius Omar Williams takes a closer look at the institution of the black church using a specific language to highlight the joy, pain, highs and lows of sexuality, disease, homophobia, spiritual elitism and pre-mature death. With titles including "Blessed Assurance," "Rapture" and "Look at Your Neighbor," these poems chart the sexual and spiritual terrain of black gay experience in a confessional, blunt and praise-filled voice. Blending southern black church tradition with contemporary black gay culture, Williams's poems are fresh, original and long overdue.
Author: Jude Addo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Crossroads tells the exhilarating story of a young man's spiritual journey from the vantage point of secular events that transpired in his life. Intellectually stimulating in content and autobiographical in format, this book promises to inspire the reader to strive for both an intimate relationship with God and excellence in secular pursuits. The author presents a concise but revealing narrative of his life with a pinch of self-deprecating humor but devoid of forsaking the authenticity of biblical teaching. Crossroads is indeed a must-read for the young person, the mature, and the clueless.
Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling
Author: David Shoemaker
Category: Sports & Recreation
Grantland and Deadspin correspondent presents a breakthrough examination of the professional wrestling, its history, its fans, and its wider cultural impact that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavy metal. The Squared Circle grows out of David Shoemaker’s writing for Deadspin, where he started the column “Dead Wrestler of the Week” (which boasts over 1 million page views) -- a feature on the many wrestling superstars who died too young because of the abuse they subject their bodies to -- and his writing for Grantland, where he covers the pro wrestling world, and its place in the pop culture mainstream. Shoemaker’s sportswriting has since struck a nerve with generations of wrestling fans who—like him—grew up worshipping a sport often derided as “fake” in the wider culture. To them, these professional wrestling superstars are not just heroes but an emotional outlet and the lens through which they learned to see the world. Starting in the early 1900s and exploring the path of pro wrestling in America through the present day, The Squared Circle is the first book to acknowledge both the sport’s broader significance and wrestling fans’ keen intellect and sense of irony. Divided into eras, each section offers a snapshot of the wrestling world, profiles some of the period’s preeminent wrestlers, and the sport’s influence on our broader culture. Through the brawling, bombast, and bloodletting, Shoemaker argues that pro wrestling can teach us about the nature of performance, audience, and, yes, art. Full of unknown history, humor, and self-deprecating reminiscence—but also offering a compelling look at the sport’s rightful place in pop culture—The Squared Circle is the book that legions of wrestling fans have been waiting for. In it, Shoemaker teaches us to look past the spandex and body slams to see an art form that can explain the world.
Revolutionaries, Rock Stars, and the Rise and Fall of the 60s
Author: Peter Doggett
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Between 1965 and 1972, political activists around the globe prepared to mount a revolution. While the Vietnam War raged, calls for black power grew louder and liberation movements erupted everywhere from Berkeley, Detroit, and Newark, to Paris, Berlin, Ghana, and Peking. Rock and soul music fueled the revolutionary movement with anthems and iconic imagery. Soon the musicians themselves, from John Lennon and Bob Dylan to James Brown and Fela Kuti, were being dragged into the fray. From Mick Jagger’s legendary appearance in Grosvenor Square standing on the sidelines and snapping pictures, to the infamous incident during the Woodstock Festival when Pete Townshend kicked yippie Abbie Hoffman off the stage while he tried to make a speech about an imprisoned comrade, Doggett unravels the truth about how these were not the “Street Fighting Men” they liked to see themselves as and how the increasing corporatization of the music industry played an integral role in derailing the cultural dream. There’s a Riot Going On is a fresh, definitive, and exceedingly well-researched behind-the-scenes account of this uniquely turbulent period when pop culture and politics shared the world stage with mixed results.
Finding Common Ground Between Philosophy and Religion
Author: Richard Rorty
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Richard Rorty is famous, maybe even infamous, for his philosophical nonchalance. His groundbreaking work not only rejects all theories of truth but also dismisses modern epistemology and its preoccupation with knowledge and representation. At the same time, the celebrated pragmatist believed there could be no universally valid answers to moral questions, which led him to a complex view of religion rarely expressed in his writings. In this posthumous publication, Rorty, a strict secularist, finds in the pragmatic thought of John Dewey, John Stuart Mill, William James, and George Santayana, among others, a political imagination shared by religious traditions. His intent is not to promote belief over nonbelief or to blur the distinction between religious and public domains. Rorty seeks only to locate patterns of similarity and difference so an ethics of decency and a politics of solidarity can rise. He particularly responds to Pope Benedict XVI and his campaign against the relativist vision. Whether holding theologians, metaphysicians, or political ideologues to account, Rorty remains steadfast in his opposition to absolute uniformity and its exploitation of political strength.
Holy Agitation for Peace, Justice, and Passion
Author: Ronald L. Faust
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This poetry becomes an agent of transformation in offering a new direction for our lives. It provokes a little holy agitation by tossing poems like pebbles into placid pools of water to cause some waves. Such poetry gives us prophetic alerts to pay attention to things that matter, like peace not war, like economic and immigrant justice, like an earthy passion for life more than death. This book of poems describes a link between poets and peacemakers: Maybe peacemakers are like insurgent poets, Irrelevant, dissident, disregarding the status quo, Imagining a vision of a world that gets along This poetry--too dangerous for right wing religion--will offer a resource for church activists and for taking the next step of courage. It will be a companion for marching to a different drummer and hearing the still voice of God amplified through ordinary occasions.
Author: William Egginton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
In his latest book, William Egginton laments the current debate over religion in America, in which religious fundamentalists have set the tone of political discourse—no one can get elected without advertising a personal relation to God, for example—and prominent atheists treat religious belief as the root of all evil. Neither of these positions, Egginton argues, adequately represents the attitudes of a majority of Americans who, while identifying as Christians, Jews, and Muslims, do not find fault with those who support different faiths and philosophies. In fact, Egginton goes so far as to question whether fundamentalists and atheists truly oppose each other, united as they are in their commitment to a "code of codes." In his view, being a religious fundamentalist does not require adhering to a particular religious creed. Fundamentalists—and stringent atheists—unconsciously believe that the methods we use to understand the world are all versions of an underlying master code. This code of codes represents an ultimate truth, explaining everything. Surprisingly, perhaps the most effective weapon against such thinking is religious moderation, a way of believing that questions the very possibility of a code of codes as the source of all human knowledge. The moderately religious, with their inherent skepticism toward a master code, are best suited to protect science, politics, and other diverse strains of knowledge from fundamentalist attack, and to promote a worldview based on the compatibility between religious faith and scientific method.