Ghetto brother: warrior to peacemaker

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From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighbourhood, wracked by drugs, poverty and violence, Benjy manages to extract an incredibly positive energy: his gang is multi-racial and peacemaking. Amongst its many accomplishments: weekly concerts on the asphalt of the streets or in abandoned buildings which see the emergence of hip-hop. Ghetto Brother is the latest vital addition to a new wave of hip-hop / graphic novel crossovers for fans of the Hip Hop Family Tree series (Fantagraphics, also available from Turnaround).
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display_description "An engrossing and counter view of one of the most dangerous elements of American urban history, this graphic novel tells the true story of Benjy Melendez, son of Puerto-Rican immigrants, who founded, at the end of the 1960s, the notorious Ghetto Brothers gang. From the seemingly bombed-out ravages of his neighborhood, wracked by drugs, poverty, and violence, he managed to extract an incredibly positive energy from this riot ridden era: his multiracial gang promoted peace rather than violence. After initiating a gang truce, the Ghetto Brothers held weekly concerts on the streets or in abandoned buildings, which fostered the emergence of hip-hop. Melendez also began to reclaim his Jewish roots after learning about his family's dramatic crypto-Jewish background" --
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subject_facet Biographies
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Comic books, strips, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Community activists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Electronic books
Gang members -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Ghetto Brothers -- Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Melendez, Benjy
Melendez, Benjy, -- 1952- -- Comic books, strips, etc
Puerto Ricans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
Sephardim -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
title_display Ghetto brother : warrior to peacemaker
title_full Ghetto Brother : warrior to peacemaker [electronic resource] / Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering
Ghetto Brother Warrior to Peacemaker
Ghetto brother : warrior to peacemaker / Julian Voloj and Claudia Ahlering
title_short Ghetto brother :
title_sub warrior to peacemaker
topic_facet Comic and Graphic Books
Community activists
Fiction
Gang members
Gangs
Literature
Melendez, Benjy
Puerto Ricans
Sephardim