Category streets

Poem: To The Primo I Never Knew

To the primo I never knew To live and die by the gun The calling of the streets Crawling under the rug The subway rats creeping in the fog Catch you slipping like a deep sleep Fingers on the trigger light up the streets For a moment reality creeps in A fight breaks out from […]

POEM: MARTÍN WAS HIS NAME

A kind and gentle soul Martin was his name Who came from the slums of the hood One that would sell all for a meal He knocks on the door I open to greet Martin stood there with a machine “¿Lo quieren comprar?” was Martins question But little did we know Martin was so sneaky […]

BOOK REVIEW: Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.

Author: Luis J. Rodriguez ISBN-13: 9780743276917 Publisher: Touchstone Publication date: 9/6/2005 Pages: 288 Source: I received a free copy of this book as compensation for review from Simon and Schuster Publishing, Touchstone Books ABOUT THE BOOK: The award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles, now featuring a new introduction […]

BOOK REVIEW: Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

Author: Wendy Lower ISBN-13: 9780547863382 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publication date: 10/8/2013 Pages: 288 Source: I received a free copy of this book as compensation for review from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. ABOUT THE BOOK: Wendy Lower’s stunning account of the role of German women on the Nazi eastern front—not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but as actual killers—powerfully revises […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World’s Most Wanted Drug Lord

Author: Malcolm Beith Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Grove Press (August 23, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0802145485 ISBN-13: 978-0802145482 My Source: (Public Library) ABOUT THE BOOK:  The dense hills of Sinaloa, Mexico, are home to the most powerful drug lord since Pablo Escobar: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Guzman is among the world’s ten most wanted men and also appeared on Forbes magazine’s 2009 […]

BOOK REVIEW: Run Baby Run

Author: Nicky Cruz ISBN-13: 9780882706306 Publisher: Bridge-Logos Foundation Publication date: 12/28/1988 Pages: 360 Source: Owner ABOUT THE BOOK: This is the thrilling story of Nicky Cruz’s desperate battle against drugs, alcoholism, and a violent environment, as he searched for a better way of life on the streets of New York City. MY REVIEW: The book follows the life of […]