The South Bronx

Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh Shortly after Charles Lindbergh landed, he was swarmed by 25, 000 Parisians who carried the wearied pilot on their shoulders. They were rejoicing that Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight, had just landed at Le Bourget field in France. Having just completed what some people called an impossible feat, he was instantly a well-known international hero. Despite his pro-German stance during World War II, Charles Lindbergh is also an Americ
From the beginning of mankind man has looked for cures of illness Jona
From the beginning of mankind man has looked for cures of illness Jona
From the beginning of mankind, man has looked for cures of illness. Jonas Salk found a cure for one of the worst illnesses in the history of man, polio. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine was a great discovery of his time, and it is still being used today to eradicate polio worldwide. Dr. Salk is also known for other medical discoveries. He was a quiet man who lived a rough childhood. He was not looking for fame, instead, it found him. During the time before the vaccine, many people, mostly parents wit
GANGS
GANGS
GANGS Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long-range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must find the
Insignificance
Insignificance
“Insignificance” “The child was diseased stricken at birth, stricken with a hereditary illness that most vital men are able to shake off. I mean poverty---the most deadly and prevalent of all diseases.”- Eugene O’Neill. The poor will remain poor unless significant change occurs. Significant change does not occur, thus the poor are doomed to be poor and so are their children and their children’s children. It is a never-ending cycle that is described in Jonathan Kozol’s Amazing Grace, a documenta
Poverty
Poverty
Poverty Poverty is a wide spread problem that is present everywhere in the world. The effect of it is quite the same everywhere. However, even though some countries have the resources to eliminate poverty, most do not choose to do so. For example, the U.S. ignores poverty at home, while spends 50 billion dollars to fight the war in Iraq as given in War Resistance League website (http://www.warresisters.org/piechart.htm). The question of poverty was discussed in books by U. Sinclair, R. Cohen and
My reaction to the novel Amazing Grace by Jonathan kozol
My reaction to the novel Amazing Grace by Jonathan kozol
My reaction to the novel Amazing Grace by Jonathan kozol 12/03/02 Amazing Grace is a novel written by the author after numerous visits to residents of the South Bronx name Mott Haven. My immediate reaction was that of anger, sympathy, empathy, disbelief and mostly anger. Jonathan Kozol is a amazing and extraordinary author. The kind of writer who puts his life on the line going back to visit Mott Haven over fifty time to visit his friends and gather information for his novel. forward to his upco
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS
PHONE BOOTH SYPNOSIS Red-hot superstar Colin Farrell ( Daredevil, The Recruit ) toplines the thriller PHONE BOOTH, from director Joel Schumacher. A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, PHONE BOOTH follows Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. What d
Mixing Politics with Hip-hop
Mixing Politics with Hip-hop
Mixing Politics with Hip-hop Black Music and Identity 6 April 2004 He began much like the music that made him famous- in a run down part of New York City, surrounded by drug dealing and poverty, and with seemingly no future. Now his success story mirrors that of the same music- he’s conquering the world, if he hasn’t already. Russell Simmons didn’t invent hip-hop, but he is, perhaps more than any other individual, directly responsible for its success. Simmons helped put hip-hop on the map, and h
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction Jonathan Kozol’s Amazing Grace is a book about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal? For the children of the South Bronx, living with the pollution, the sickness, the drugs, and the violence is the only way of life many of them have ever known. In this book
Tom Wolfe's saga about Sherman McCoy has by now become one of
Tom Wolfe's saga about Sherman McCoy has by now become one of
Tom Wolfe's saga about Sherman McCoy has by now become one of America's favorite urban legends, a cautionary tale about a master of the universe who was earning millions on Wall Street and enjoying the pleasures of his wife, his mistress and his seductive lifestyle when he made one fatal wrong turn off the expressway, and found himself in the South Bronx. There, in a ludicrous comedy of errors, his mistress ran their car into a black youth she thought was attacking them, the youth died, and t
OMERTA
OMERTA
OMERTA? THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that has no limits; it exists in all cultures, committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime exists as a part of society and is a lifestyle for many people. Crime also exists in both organized and unorganized forms. Since the early 1900's, organized crime has existed in the United S
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace is a book about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal? For the children of the South Bronx, living with the pollution, the sickness, the drugs, and the violence is the only way of life many of them have ever known. In this boo
Rosenberg Spies
Rosenberg Spies
Rosenberg Spies In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of passing information to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) concerning the construction of nuclear weapons. In 1953, the United States Government executed them. Some say, the Rosenbergs received their just punishment. Many historians feel that the trial was unfair, and that international claims for clemency were wrongly ignored. These historians claim that the Rosenbergs were assassinated by the US government. This r
Savage Inequalities
Savage Inequalities
Savage Inequalities In Savage Inequalities, Jonathan Kozol documents the devastating inequalities in American schools, focusing on public education’s “savage inequalities” between affluent districts and poor districts. From 1988 till 1990, Kozol visited schools in over thirty neighborhoods, including East St. Louis, the Bronx, Chicago, Harlem, Jersey City, and San Antonio. Kozol describes horrifying conditions in these schools. He spends a chapter on each area, and provides a description of the
John Gotti A Leadership Development Paper
John Gotti A Leadership Development Paper
John Gotti A Leadership Development Paper If ever there was an incubator for crime it was the Italian Harlem tenements of the South Bronx. In one of those crowded dirty apartments, a young John Gotti seeked an impoverished existence with his parents and eleven sisters and brothers. His father rarely worked and then, only at menial jobs, risking the money that the family did have on gambling. Eventually the family moved to central Brooklyn, which was known as East New York. In East New York, for
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs Since the beginning of the decade, teenage homicides increased by one hundred and fifty percent (Strout, Brian 1996). This sharp increase is largely due to the rapid formation of gang activity throughout the United States (Strout, Brian, 1996). In today's larger cities, gang violence is a reality that people have to deal with every day. As gang related crimes increase, officials are trying to find out why people join and remain loyal to gangs. Unfortunately, experts can only hypothesize ex
Gangs A Violent Reality
Gangs A Violent Reality
Gangs: A Violent Reality Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violenc
Gangs1
Gangs1
Gangs1 Analysis of Gangs Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violen