In today's world, many young, gifted, and spiritual black men and boys face the everyday reality that "growing up black" in America can kill you. They have no guarantees from parents, friends, or family that life will last the next second, minute, or hour. B-Down Blaquemen grew up in a loving, caring family in an urban ghetto called Ridgetop. By the time he was a college student in the 1980s, he had learned the value of having someone looking out for you. Every day black men were being harassed by police, threatened and beat up by warring gangs, and exposed to the dangers of being black in a white world. B-Down got into a few scrapes himself when he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. In this story, you will read and feel the truth of the soul and spirituality of what this young author experienced as truth and lies of growing up black, gifted, and protected by his Ghetto Angels - angels who felt his pain, heard his cries, and knew how he wanted life to be what it was supposed to be - whatever that meant for him. One day, returning to his apartment in the projects from college classes, B-Down offers his help to a young girl who he believes has wandered into the wrong neighborhood. He rescues her from what he thinks is a life of prostitution. This is one of those wrong times in the wrong place, and he is arrested. How this angry young man becomes a Ghetto Angel himself is a challenging story for today's world. A ghetto is defined as "a section of a city occupied by a minority group who live there especially because of social, economic or legal pressure." In the Middle Ages in Europe, ghettos were walled off. The walls are different today, yet today's black ghettos still threaten young people. Read today's news. Read how B-Down found himself among the helpers who called themselves Ghetto Angels.
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Young Jr, Robert H.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.24d
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