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American Mafia
American Mafia
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American Mafia
American Mafia
American Mafia The Mafia has been around for a long time. It started in Sicily and was carried over to America. Since it's beginning organized crime has been doing nothing but growing to this day. I. Early Mafia A. Sicily B. America II. Families A. Gambino B. Genovese C. Colombo D. Bonanno E. Luchese III. Mob Information A. Rank of the Mafia B. The oath C. Origins of the name Organized Crime Organized Crime is one of the oldest and longest running businesses in the world. But did it start out a
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
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HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS A connecting link between the two rivers was considered by the French explorer to be needed if the French were successful in settling this region of the south. In 1810, the citizens of Knox County, Tennessee (current location of Knoxville) petitioned the U.S. Congress to build the waterway that would shorten the distance by more than 800 miles for trade with New Orleans, Mobile and other ports along the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after Alabama joined the union in 1819, the st
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Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters Muddy Waters Blues as an art form gave Blacks a medium to manifest their feelings. Feelings ranging from humorous to silly to depressed. Fortunately for a entire genre of music, the only way for Mckinley Morganfield to express himself was through song. Morganfield better known as Muddy Waters became a legendary blues vocalist /guitarist. When the Blues industry saw commercial success many of its artists also saw rising fame. Muddy Waters enjoyed success in the industry up until and
Al Capone
Al Capone
Al Capone Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized Alphonsus Capone, he grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two kid gangs, the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Although he
Bluing: Miles Davis Plays The Blues, Album Review
Bluing: Miles Davis Plays The Blues, Album Review
Bluing: Miles Davis Plays The Blues, Album Review Miles Davis, from his beginnings as a nineteen-year-old kid in 1945 New York City, to his final days in the early 1990's, is to be considers one of the jazz's best. The 1996 album entitled, Bluing: Miles Davis Plays the Blues, the engineers at Prestige Records bring Miles Davis back to life. Packed with over 73 minutes and of 12 bar blues, Bluing brings nine great tunes of Davis' together on one disk. Having been originally recorded in the 1950's
Muhahhamed
Muhahhamed
Muhahhamed Muhammad Ali Cassius Marcellus Clay was born in Louisville, Kylon January 17 1942. Ali had problems in school at an early stage and felt he had to do something different. His future career was fulfilled at 12. When Joe Martin police officer and boxing coach, tried to get Ali started with boxing. At the age of 16, Ali had won two Golden Glove Titles, two National AAU Titles, he was by now nationally recognized. When the 1960 Rome Olympic Game was about to take off, Ali was provided wit
BB King
BB King
BB King B.B. King was a blues singer and guitarist. His full name is Riley B. King. He was born September 16, 1925, near Indianola, Mississippi. An important aspect in King's life was, of course, when he was first exposed to the blues. 'I guess the earliest sound of the blues that I can rremember was in the fields while people would be pickin' cotton or choppin' or somethin,' he told Living Blues . When I sing and play now I can hear those same sounds that I used to hear then as a kid. B.B.
Comparison Of The Piano Lesson And Sonnys Blues
Comparison Of The Piano Lesson And Sonnys Blues
Comparison of The Piano Lesson and Sonny's Blues August Wilson's ?The Piano Lesson? and James Baldwin's ?Sonny's Blues? explore the values of two families destined for disruption. ?The Piano Lesson? portrays a family split apart over the future of a family heirloom, whereas ?Sonny's Blues? deals with a brother in need of help. Although each story captures outside interest, psychological problems detracts obtaining individuality. Through conquering a hostile environment and difficulties within hi
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali, originally Cassius Marcellus Clay, in his lifetime became one of the best and most controversial sports figures of all time. His upfront attitude and devotion to the Muslim religion made him a role model for many people. Perhaps the most surprising thing he did was changing is name to Muhammad Ali after becoming a Muslim. Ali, then still going by Cassius Clay, first came to world attention in 1960, when he won the Olympic light-heavyweight championship. After his surpr
Derek
Derek
Derek Derek lifted the large plastic tub, which he had just filled with ice, level with the counter, dumped the ice into the stainless steel container, and sighed. He looked at his watch: 10:25, it said; almost mid-morning, and five eternal minutes left until his fifteen minute coffee break. Fuck it, he thought, I'll take it now. He bent down low with a much-practiced 'bowling' motion and sent the plastic tub whizzing down the tiled corridor into the dish room where it hit the surly dishwasher o
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali is one of the best, if not the best, boxers of all time. He was an influential leader not only inside the ring, but throughout the world. His overwhelming confidence captured millions, bringing the sport of boxing the publicity it has always deserved. Though many criticized his brash comments, he became a role model of children across the nation. He frequently gave speeches in schools and ghettos throughout America. He managed to succeed in a world that was run by whit
Godfather And Last Don
Godfather And Last Don
Godfather And Last Don A Mafia Family's Use of Violence Violence can either be used as mean of attaining power or as means of revenge. It is a highly known fact that the main focus of a stereotypical Mafia family should centre around the use of violence. The Godfather as well as The Last Don are two novels which hold true to this focus and are interestingly enough both written by the same author: the late Mario Puzo. Although being written more than twenty-five years apart, the two novels a
Norma Rea
Norma Rea
Norma Rea Norma Rae was seen in many different ways by people. In the beginning Norma's qualities were different than those at the end. Norma Rae changes and it is for the better. One of Norma's bad qualities is that she is dependent on men. As for seen with George. He treats he like a hoe and, gives her no respect. He is very abusive towards her, like when they were in the hotel room and he slapped her across the face. Her father treats her as a little girl. He is always in her business, he is
Godfather
Godfather
Godfather The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their similarities and differences that I will be focusing on. The Godfather is the best selling phenomenon - a classic of our time. The Godfather story was written before the movie came out approximately 30 years ago. At first glance, the book and the movie appear the same. Upon further investigation, however, the two forms of media do possess certain differences. Although they are different in the areas of characters, setting, and dialog,
Godfather
Godfather
Godfather Vito Corleone is one of the main characters in the movie The Godfather. Throughout the movie Vito gives numerous speeches to the men who work for him, do business with him, and ask favors of him. His style is unusual for a man with all of his power, but it is very effective. His style could be a good example to anyone who is in a management position working with subordinates as well as anyone working in sales or any other position where there is contact with potential business partner
Future Technology
Future Technology
Future Technology People often think that future is all about flying cars, robots and space travelling. Maybe it will be like that, who knows, but at least until this day the changes haven't been remarkable. Companies are all the time investing more money on research and development. This indicates that companies and government are interested to achieve and find new technological inventions that would change the markets. All ready one of the computer related inventions, Internet, has changed th
Edgar Alan Poe
Edgar Alan Poe
Edgar Alan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps the best-known American Romantic who worked in the Gothic mode. His stories explore the darker side of the Romantic imagination, dealing with the grotesque, the supernatural, and the horrifying. He defined the form of the American short story. As one might expect, Poe himself eschewed conventional morality, which he believed stems from man's attempts to dictate the purposes of God. Poe saw God more as process than purpose. He believed that moralists der
Godfather
Godfather
Godfather The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their similarities and differences that I will be focusing on. The Godfather is the best selling phenomenon - a classic of our time. The Godfather story was written before the movie came out approximately 30 years ago. At first glance, the book and the movie appear the same. Upon further investigation, however, the two forms of media do possess certain differences. Although they are different in the areas of characters, setting, and dialog,
Life And World Of Al Capone By Kopler
Life And World Of Al Capone By Kopler
Life And World Of Al Capone By Kopler Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized Alphonsus Capone, he grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two kid gangs, the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty
Sonnys Blues And Paul`s Case 
Sonnys Blues And Paul`s Case 
Sonny's Blues And Paul`s Case ?I think people ought to do what they want to do, what else are they alive for. (49)? This thought is what is reflected in both ?Sonny's Blues? by James Baldwin and ?Paul's Case? by Willa Cather. Both Baldwin and Cather illustrate the problem of a young man growing up and taking on the responsibility of finding out who they are and what they want out of life. In these stories the theme is most prevalent, developing the story and helping the reader form their own opi
Cher
Cher
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Fats By Navarro
Fats By Navarro
Fats By Navarro The story begins in Key West, Florida where Theodore Fats Navarro was born of mixed Cuban-Black-Chinese parentage on September 24, 1923. His musical training began early with piano lessons at age six, but he did not start taking music seriously until he took up the trumpet at age thirteen. He became good during his high school years. He also played tenor saxophone and played briefly with Walter Johnson's band in Miami. Apparently Fats did not care much for Key West. He was onc
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion, when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I b
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis Miles Davis, from his beginnings as a nineteen-year-old kid in 1945 New York City, to his final days in the early 1990's, is to be considers one of the jazz's best. The 1996 album entitled, Bluing: Miles Davis Plays the Blues, the engineers at Prestige Records bring Miles Davis back to life. Packed with over 73 minutes and of 12 bar blues, Bluing brings nine great tunes of Davis' together on one disk. Having been originally recorded in the 1950's, these nine cuts take the listener t
Violence In Work
Violence In Work
Violence In Work Violence in the United States has reached epidemic proportions (Mason 1). Increasingly, violent behavior is being observed in the American workplace (McCune 52). This research examines the phenomenon of work-related violence. An overview of the problem is followed by a discussion of possible explanations for such behavior. The increase in the incidence of work-related violence in the United States is characterized by behaviors that range from telephonic threats to murder (Filipc
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan In this paper , it will be proven that Michael Jordan is the best basketball player that ever played the game . The Road to Greatness Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17 , 1963. He was born in Brooklyn ,New York . He was the fourth of five children , the most active but also laziest . Michael was probably the laziest kid I had said his father (100% JORDAN ,.20). At the age of 5 he moved to Wilmington , North Carolina , where he spent the rest of his scholastic care
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali He grew up in a poor family. Ali had problems in school at an early stage and felt he had to do something different. His future career was fulfilled at 12. When Joe Martin police officer and boxing coach, tried to get Ali started with boxing. At the age of 16, Ali had won two Golden Glove Titles, two National AAU Titles, he was by now nationally recognized. When the 1960 Rome Olympic Game was about to take off, Ali was provided with an opportunity to represent his country. At this
Al Capone Is Americas Best Known Gangster And The Single Greatest Symb
Al Capone Is Americas Best Known Gangster And The Single Greatest Symb
Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized Alphonsus Capone, he grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two kid gangs, the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Although he was brigh
Cassius Clay Better Known As Muhammad Ali Is By Far The Greatest Boxer
Cassius Clay Better Known As Muhammad Ali Is By Far The Greatest Boxer
Cassius Clay better known as Muhammad Ali is by far the greatest boxer of all time. King of the World by David Reminick is a very detailed biography of Muhammad and good documentation how boxing used to be. The book takes you on a journey behind the scenes of Allis rise to the top and boxing run in with La Costra Nostra. On an October afternoon in 1954 when Cassius was 12 he left his 60 dollar red Schwinn outside the Columbia Auditorium to visit a bazaar. When he and his friends left he reali
Al Capone
Al Capone
Al Capone Al Capone Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized Alphonsus Capone, he grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two kid gangs, the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. A
The Book And The Movie Of The Godfather Have Their Similarities And Di
The Book And The Movie Of The Godfather Have Their Similarities And Di
The Book and the movie of The Godfather have their similarities and differences that I will be focusing on. The Godfather is the best selling phenomenon - a classic of our time. The Godfather story was written before the movie came out approximately 30 years ago. At first glance, the book and the movie appear the same. Upon further investigation, however, the two forms of media do possess certain differences. Although they are different in the areas of characters, setting, and dialog, they are s
Research Paper
Research Paper
Research Paper 31 May 2000 Muhammad Ali Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kylon January 17 1942. He grew up in a poor family. Ali had problems in school at an early stage and felt he had to do something different. His future career was fulfilled at 12. When Joe Martin police officer and boxing coach, tried to get Ali started with boxing. At the age of 16, Ali had won two Golden Glove Titles, two National AAU Titles, he was by now nationally recognized. When the 1960 Rome Olympic Game was abo
Animal Farm Vs. The Godfather
Animal Farm Vs. The Godfather
Animal Farm Vs. The Godfather Animal Farm vs. The Godfather George Orwell and Mario Puzo wrote Animal Farm and The Godfather (from the book The Godfather), respectively, to express their disillusionment with society and human nature. Animal Farm, written in 1944, is a book that tells the animal fable of a farm in which the farm animals revolt against their human masters. It is an example of social criticism in literature in which Orwell satirized the events in Russia after the Bolshevik Revo
Teenage Wasteland By Anne Tyler
Teenage Wasteland By Anne Tyler
Teenage Wasteland By Anne Tyler Building Blocks of a Family The short story Teenage Wasteland by Anne Tyler is a revealing story about the trials of a mother and her son. Donny is what is known as a problem child, and Daisy cannot to seem to figure out what his problem is. Through many attempts she tries to reach to him through counselors, and outside help. This story reveals a lack of communication, feelings of inadequacy, and lack of parental control. Daisy reminisces on what Donny used to loo
Individualism
Individualism
Individualism Robert Frosts The Road Not Taken, James Baldwins Sonnys Blues, and Zalman Kings In Gods Hands, share a common theme of individualism. Every society has certain values and generally accepted ways of living that are considered normal. These principles are what keep societies organized and orderly. Conforming to these principles, however, is not necessarily the road to happiness for every individual. The main character, Shane, in In Gods Hands, Sonny, in Sonnys Blues, and the s
Fats Navarro
Fats Navarro
Fats Navarro Fats Nnavarro Early Background The story begins in Key West, Florida where Theodore Fats Navarro was born of mixed Cuban-Black-Chinese parentage on September 24, 1923. His musical training began early with piano lessons at age six, but he did not start taking music seriously until he took up the trumpet at age thirteen. He became good during his high school years. He also played tenor saxophone and played briefly with Walter Johnson's band in Miami. Apparently Fats did not care much
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson Artists have a special communion with the creative forces of the universe. Regardless of the medium of expression used, artists utilize creative energies to produce works of art, beauty and power for humanity to witness. This is evident in paintings, sculptures, films and other forms, but it is universally expressed and appreciated through music and dance. When an artist focuses on both of these forms, the rhythm flows from his heart to the rest of his body until he becomes the r
Organized Crime
Organized Crime
Organized Crime Organized Crime When most people think of the Mafia they think, murderers and gamblers. But in fact the Mafia is more than just a bunch of ?wise guys? sitting around gambling. For years organized crime families have provided for many and brought wealth to their communities. In the early years of America, organized crime helped pave a way for many of the American cities to grow to what they are today. Most of the ?families? provide for more than one hundred people per community. O
The Importance Of Being Leadbelly
The Importance Of Being Leadbelly
The Importance Of Being Leadbelly The Importance of Being Leadbelly ?Women and Liquor, that was his problem. My father got him to marry his girl, Martha, and that settled him for a while, a week or two. He called himself ?the twelve-string champion guitar player of the world,' and I guess he was. I never heard anybody who could play it better. He loved being the best. He wanted to stay the best as long as he was alive.? -Alan Lomax, on Leadbelly He's just a name on a lot of lists: the fourth or
Understanding Jazz
Understanding Jazz
Understanding Jazz Understanding Jazz A mellow vibration lingers throughout a smoke-filled room, as eloquent music escapes the callused fingers of relaxed musicians. The tempo speeds up and grows into a fusion of spontaneous and uneven chords, exploding with rhythmic soul and life. The sound of jazz embraces the room. Jazz is primarily a dazzling, spellbinding, introspective beauty. The musician and the listener find they can derive meaning from the music. The music exists first, and its meaning
Cher
Cher
Cher Actress, singer, director. Born Cherilyn LaPiere Sarkisian on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California. Cher met Sonny Bono, a recorder producer, in a coffee shop when she was sixteen. The two began performing together as a musical act, at one point billing themselves as ?Caesar and Cleo.? They married when Cher was eighteen and by 1965, Sonny and Cher were a popular act on the West Coast, renowned for their outrageous outfits. Their first big hit was ?I Got You, Babe,? (1965) which sold over
Pcs 2000
Pcs 2000
Pcs 2000 Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion, when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become th
Sonnys Blue
Sonnys Blue
Sonny's Blue In James Baldwins story Sonny's Blues, blues plays a very important part, even the story itself is a blues, there is a mood of unhappy throughout the whole story. Also, this is a story about being safe and taking risk, and between the meaning of blues itself and for the story, we can some relations in terms of this theme. Blues is a kind of music that to express a sad mood. It is synonymous with low spirits and depressed emotion. The blues, both as a state of being and as
Italian-American Traditions In Film
Italian-American Traditions In Film
Italian-American Traditions In Film Work Ethic A Bronx tale is a story of a father who tries to win back the love and pride of his son from a showy neighborhood mob boss. In my opinion this film is the best portrayal of work ethic. Lorenzo, played by Robert DeNiro, plays a father who tries to teach his son that discipline and hard work pay off from working, in the long. His son Calogero, played by Lillo Brancato, is exposed to the life of a mob boss Sonny, played by Chazz Palmenteri,, and doesn
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali The name Muhammad Ali needs no introduction in the sports industry. This man is a living legend. Ali has accomplished my achievements during an era when African-Americas weren't allowed any opportunities. The career of Cassius Clay began at the age of twelve. After his brand new bike had been stolen at the Louisville Home Show. He wanted to ?whoop? the thieves so badly that he began to take boxing lessons. His first victory was a three round, three-minute split decision match. As he
Mafia Violence
Mafia Violence
Mafia Violence A Mafia Family's Use of Violence Violence can either be used as mean of attaining power or as means of revenge. It is a highly known fact that the main focus of a stereotypical Mafia family should centre around the use of violence. ?The Godfather? as well as ?The Last Don? are two novels which hold true to this focus and are interestingly enough both written by the same author: the late Mario Puzo. Although being written more than twenty-five years apart, the two novels almost mir
Pee Wee Scouts Thanksgiving
Pee Wee Scouts Thanksgiving
Pee Wee Scouts Thanksgiving Pee Wee Scouts are a group of kids that do good things for other people. On thanksgiving they made baskets for the poor people. So the poor people had somthing to eat on thanksgiving. Now isn't that nice. When they were filling the baskets they found a unlabled can. Their teacher Mrs. Petters told them to put one unlabled can in each basket. She also said They will suprsed what is in the can. They visit a turkey farm and Sonny went to cry because he wanted a pet turke
Al Capone
Al Capone
Al Capone The roaring 20's for many people may bring to mind flappers or changing times of a positive nature. But on the flip side of the coin during that decade were a lot of activity in the crime world as well and in magnitudes no one could predict beforehand. Breweries, smoking, swearing, cheating, gambling, frequenting places called speakeasies which sold alcohol during the Prohibition, brothels and murder were headline news for much of this time for a man by the name of Alphonse (Al) Capone