Black Privilege

Black Privilege

Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

eBook - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
The radio and television personality shares his unlikely success story as a troubled youth-turned-influential radio personality, outlining unstinting views about how embracing one's truths is an essential part of achieving success and happiness.

Baker
& Taylor

The co-host of 105.1's "The Breakfast Club" shares his unlikely success story as a troubled youth-turned-influential radio personality, outlining unstinting views about how embracing one's truths is an essential part of achieving success and happiness.

Simon and Schuster
An instant New York Times bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege.

In Black Privilege, Charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. This journey to truth begins in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton.

Black Privilege lays out all the great wisdom Charlamagne’s been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. These life-learned principles include:

-There are no losses in life, only lessons
-Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid—starting with yourself
-It’s not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish
-When you live your truth, no one can use it against you
-We all have privilege, we just need to access it

By combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty no matter the cost, Charlamagne hopes Black Privilege will empower you to live your own truth.

Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2017
ISBN: 9781501145322
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Have you been to Trader Joe's lately. Remember, 'Black Lives Matter.'//I put in years of work, subject to constant harassment, only to find my pictures documenting several suspicious --FAMOUS!---deaths of the 20th century were deleted from my picture gallery. years of work. the burly black with a laptop across from the mariner community transit park and ride did the job while i watched, not understanding. nobody cared, and then they pounced. " Where did you get that?" father said. "I would have, too." I had just shown him pictures of the kill-gun of jfk, and of his driver, leaning back and totally enjoying the moment of impact with JFK's head. He would have 'done a greer,' too. Oh, but I had much more than that. With all their claims of victim status, blacks will take advantage of an opportunity quicker than most. What will be done with those pictures, i don't know. For so long, i have wished and hoped for the assassination to be solved, and known. To have those pics taken from me is a crushing defeat, no matter what is done with them. I will not, however, give up my crusade against AIDS encouraging poles in the Capitol Hill District. I suspect some blacks were being paid to put those garbage posters up, and they like to keep their ill-gotten gains. They are still doing it. Everyone one is afraid to speak against their bad advertising and using the public space and property to promote their business interest, and bullying that right by going ahead and doing it,and doing it again, poster over poster over poster. It represents, at least, a fire hazard. It's a public health menace. These 'events' they promote are there for sex-addicted people to meet up with each other. What they do from there is obvious to surmise. And drugs are certainly involved, so all the efforts of the Trumps are being circumvented also. And to say this is special to the gay people / "community" that it is gay art, is laughable, if it doesn't hurt you to realise this is being motivated by panderers and pimps: profiteers, who are getting free advertising, illegally.

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denilou2
Nov 03, 2017

Great text. Enlightening perspective. I recommend this to everyone.

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avantmegan
Oct 04, 2017

I am kind of shocked that there hasn't been any reviews for this yet. CTG is blunt and to the point in this autobiography. He doesn't hold any punches at all and that's the way it should be. Not only was I impressed how this was written, I am impressed that he taught some very valuable lessons with this book. While some people may be drawn aback from the title, I was actually drawn to the title. I have somewhat followed CTG throughout the years and he definitely does not disappoint with this book. I feel like everyone could learn from this insightful non-fiction book. I hope that he goes on to write another one.

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abbi_g
Jun 10, 2017

I'll admit that I don't listen to The Breakfast Club or Charlemagne's The Brilliant Idiots podcasts or any other show or program that he has out there; but I know who he is and the title of his book caught my eye. I requested a copy of it through my local library and when it finally became available, I picked it up.

Charlamagne is without a doubt a tell-it-like-it-is person and he uses a lot of profanity throughout his book. However, it doesn't take away from his message, which is that God lives in all of us and that if we just believe in the gift that God has given to each of us and remain open to learning & evolving, we will succeed in our own right regardless of our beginnings. I believe in this 100%, so Charlamagne was essentially affirming how I choose to do life every day.

While reading this book, several of my male friends came to mind and I am tempted to gift all of them a copy of it. Charlamagne doesn't sugar coat anything and whether you agree with him or not, I can appreciate him owning & speaking his truth. So if you've been contemplating whether or not you should read this book, I definitely encourage you to pick it up.

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Dec 27, 2018

Sometimes you got to give people today, so you can have tomorrow.

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