Latino Homicide:Immigration, Violence, and Community Jr. Ramiro Martinez
Healing From Violence:Latino Men´s Journey to a New Masculinity PsyD Christauria Welland, PhD Neil Ribner
Half-Cuban, half-Puerto Rican, Luis ´´DJ Disco Wiz´´ Cedeño is 100 percent Boogie Down Bronx. Born in the 60s, Wiz struggled in a turbulent and violent relationship with his alcoholic father while trying to protect his mother, who was suffering from breast cancer. Raised in the 70s, Wiz learned the code of the streets while hustling with his crew, the East Side Boys.In 1975, Wiz discovered salvation when he hooked up with the legendary Grandmaster Caz to form the Mighty Force Crew, waging some of the biggest DJ battles in the Bronx during hip hop´s earliest years.When Hip Hop first hit, the DJ was king. Rockin´ the party on two turntables for the b-boys and fly girls on the dance floor, DJs like Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash pioneered an art form that has come to define our times.The first Latino DJ in the game, Wiz, along with Caz, went on to make a ´´mixed plate´´ in 1977 which combined sound bites, special effects, and paused beats. An innovator, originator, and a battle-style DJ with no fear, Wiz swept through the Bronx like a tornado.But the streets wouldn´t leave him in peace. After being convicted on an attempted murder charge, sentenced to nine years in prison, and forced to leave his baby daughter, Wiz was incarcerated upstate at the tender age of 17, where he learned the true meaning of desperation. But as time went on and he overcame his struggles with violence, drugs and alcohol, and women, Wiz eventually liberated himself from the path of self-destruction through love, self-respect, and self-determination.It´s Just Begun: The Epic Journey of DJ Disco Wiz, Hip Hop´s First Latino DJ is a gritty and gripping tale of one man´s struggles to not only survive but triumph over adversity and abuse. It will make your blood run cold. By conquering unimaginable obstacles, Wiz offers inspiration to anyone who has ever wondered, ´´Why me?´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Rodriguez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000829/bk_adbl_000829_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Blueprint for Overcoming Darkness and Living in God´s Light Our world unravels more each day. It feels as if we´re drowning in a sea churning with greed, violence, and lust. As darkness advances, hope dims. Yet within that reality, God gives us a profound mandate.... Be light. Light has always defined God and his followers. At creation God spoke light into existence. Jesus is the light of the world. And we are born to absorb and then reflect God´s light. In Be Light, Samuel Rodriguez - described by Fox News and CNN as ´´America´s most influential Latino Evangelical leader´´ - provides a blueprint for confronting darkness in every realm of our lives. He issues a clarion call for individual believers and the church to rise up and once again be that bright city on a hill that doesn´t simply expose the invading darkness but overcomes it with God´s blazing light. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samuel Rodriguez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004586/bk_rand_004586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers´ lives. But that didn´t stop him from taking risks - whether he´s scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can´t stop looking for the next thrill. Nikki Cruz lives her life by three rules - boys lie to get their way, don´t trust a boy who says ´´I love you´´, and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor´s daughter, she has more in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino Blood at her school. Then she meets Luis at Alex´s wedding, and suddenly, she´s tempted to break all her rules. Getting Nikki to take a chance on a south sider is Luis´ biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood. When Chuy reveals a disturbing secret about Luis´ family, the youngest Fuentes finds himself questioning everything he´s ever believed to be true. Will his feelings for Nikki be enough to stop Luis from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roxanne Hernandez, Blas Kisic. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003489/bk_adbl_003489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.