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The Slick Boys: A Ten-Point Plan to Rescue Your Community By Three Chicago Cops Who are Making it Happen

Davis, Eric; Martin, James; Holcomb, Randy; Fisher, Luchina

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ISBN 10: 068483300X / ISBN 13: 9780684833002
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1998
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Book is in Like-new Condition - Appears unread. Price inside dustcover: $22.00 - Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 - NO writing, marks or tears inside book - Tight spine - 239 pages - By night, Eric Davis, James Martin, and Randy Holcomb work undercover in Chicago's toughest housing projects. Like all undercover cops, these three men lead double lives, but this trio's other life is a little more different than most. When the sun is shining, Eric, James, and Randy aren't "slick boys" - plainclothes cops - anymore, they're the Slick Boys, a rap group whose motto is "education, not incarceration." The Slick Boys tour schools in inner cities all across the country, bringing with them their message that hope, peace, and education can change students' lives. Their efforts have been chronicled by the likes of Diane Sawyer and Oprah Winfrey, and their accomplishments have been written up around the world. What have they done? Arranged a truce between rival gangs. Helped kids stay away from drugs. Provided scholarships. And most important, shown that it's possible to break the cycle of violence that ruins so many young lives in America today. Why do kids listen to what the Slick Boys have to say? Because Eric, James, and Randy have been where the kids are. They grew up in the projects and faced the same seemingly insurmountable obstacles of poverty, gang involvement, and prison. Where the three are now proves that it's possible to overcome adversity and achieve success. And what makes their message especially compelling is that as adults, the Slick Boys have returned to their community. They are living examples of their message, able to reach beyond their badges and pull other people up. Bookseller Inventory # 020193

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Title: The Slick Boys: A Ten-Point Plan to Rescue ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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Three undercover cops bring a message of hope to the Chicago projects they patrol, demonstrated in this series of life lessons

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The Slick Boys are three undercover Chicago cops who moonlight as rappers with an upbeat message. "We tour elementary schools and junior and senior high schools," writes Eric Davis, "rapping and telling our story to children for whom survival is a miracle.... They listen because we speak their language, and they listen because we listen back to them." Davis and his partners have powerful stories, rooted in their own experiences, about how to overcome the vicious cycles of inner-city life, and straightforward suggestions on how you, too, can start changing your life--and the lives of those around you--for the better. Their agenda envisions the policeman's job as social work rather than gunplay, values education and respect, and urges kids to ditch stereotypes and "dream extra large."

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