My people my people book

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Book Review: Let My People Go Surfing, by Yvon Chouinard | The Independent

Langston Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribue to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Charles R. Smith Jr. His poetry about the ocean and the symbolism that surrounds it stems from his travels through Africa and Europe working as a seaman. Charles R. Smith, Jr.
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Yvon Chouinard is not very well known in Britain. But in the US and, to a lesser extent, in mainland Europe, he is revered as the founder of Patagonia Inc, the maker of outdoor clothing that is not only highly effective for skiers, climbers and the like but is also among the most stylish of its type. Chouinard claims to have a problem with this last part, since it means not everyone wearing his products is a diehard outdoors type. Patagonia is an example of how a company run by a person with strong beliefs can use its products and market them to spread those beliefs among the public. It has been a pioneer in the use of organic cotton, in using recycled plastic bottles to make its "fleece" garments, and - through its decision to donate 1 per cent of sales to environmental and related causes - has done a great deal to put sustainability on the political agenda in the US, Europe and Japan. As the book's subtitle, "the education of a reluctant businessman" suggests, Chouinard never sought to be the head of a multi-million-dollar company. He says he only first started making mountaineering equipment and then the clothing associated with it because he wanted access to better stuff.

The relationship of China with the greatest secular world power—the United States of America—and the most universal global spiritual power—the Catholic Church—is in a state of flux. President Trump and Pope Francis are major protagonists in this dramatic period. Although what is happening in China has an impact worldwide, it is hard for the non-specialist to grasp what is underway and its significance for the future. There are two Catholic communities in China: the "underground", or unofficial, Church and the official, government-controlled Patriotic Church. Cardinal Joseph Zen is one of the most knowledgeable and credible witnesses to what is happening in China, especially on the relationship between these two communities. He is a courageous defender of the underground Church yet has intimate knowledge of the official Church, in part because hea taught in several of its seminaries. It has been recognized—and Pope Francis himself has confirmed—that the historic letter of Pope Benedict XVI to Catholics in China remains the magna carta of the Church in that country.

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Kathryn Watterson. Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. I Hear My People Singing shines a light on a small but historic black neighborhood at the heart of one of the most elite and world-renowned Ivy-League towns—Princeton, New Jersey. The vivid first-person accounts of more than fifty black residents detail aspects of their lives throughout the twentieth century. Drawn from an oral history collaboration with residents of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, Princeton undergraduates, and their professor, Kathryn Watterson, neighbors speak candidly about Jim Crow segregation, the consequences of school integration, World Wars I and II , and the struggles for equal opportunities and civil rights. Despite three centuries of legal and economic obstacles, African American residents have created a flourishing, ethical, and humane neighborhood in which to raise their children, care for the sick and elderly, worship, stand their ground, and celebrate life. This book is so very welcome, now that we are facing up to the realities of white supremacy in even so admirable a place as Princeton.

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