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    Luma's Outcasts United

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    for refugee children, The Fugees. Most, if not all her decisions revolved around the improvement of these kids, on and off the field alike. She presented them with this outlet of soccer and standards in order to help them conform to American culture. Most who took part of the team thrived through the season. Luma’s perseverance to break the barriers between the refugees proved to be successful, blending this ragtag…

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    The three appeals ethos, logos and pathos are found throughout the nonfiction piece. They are found in various with Pathos being the most prominent among the back stories of the refugees while the logos is found mostly when facts are given of the back stories of all characters as well as the town itself. Ethos is given by the author’s statement of him trying to not intervene of what’s going on in Clarkston. In these twelve chapters the story has progressed with a shift of the mayor’s decision on…

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    Outcasts United Refugee

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    What would life be like to live in a foreign country? In the book Outcasts United by Warren St. John the refugees with the help of their coach Luma start a soccer team named the Fugees. Luma and the Fugees end up creating a family like bond and supporting each other even as they all struggle though poverty and hardship. The refugees with the help of Luma unite together and create powerful bonds that support each team member demonstrating, that with a strong leader, much is possible. A leader…

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    Lauryn Hill Role Model

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    Mayfield, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathway, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. Hill had her mothers sixties soul running through her veins. By the age of 8 she was an expert on old soul music. She started out by singing in front of the mirror and then graduated to the karaoke machine at Six Flags. Her first ever singing break was when she was about 12 or 13, during amateur night at “Showtime at the Apollo.” Soon after Lauryn joined a band with two of her friends Pras and Marcy, they called…

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    The heavenly sound of guitars and pianos complement the angelic voice of Lori Lieberman as she sings, “Strumming my pain with his fingers.” The breakaway of the piano serenades the listener into a ballad of love. Generation by generation, the stylistics of “Killing Me Softly” has evolved to conform to a variety of genres and audiences. It has made its way through airways with notable artists taking a change of channeling the essence of the song. Although the song originated from a young vocalist…

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    Ambition is something every person needs for getting tasks accomplished and making decisions on a day to day basis with confidence. In the book Outcasts United, Luma has lots of ambition to overcome the obstacles in the decisions she makes. When Luma decides to move to the United States it takes her ambition to feel confident enough to go through with her decision. ”Luma had what she described as a kind of awakening” “Luma fell in love with this place and transferred for her sophomore year” -Pg…

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    Racism and white privilege run deep in the American culture and Luma, with her soccer team, tried to defy the odds. The odds of becoming a fully independent citizen that contributes to the community from a refugee is all too thin, and the fact that we aren’t offering this opportunity to all, is a disgrace the American dream (Guerrero). While the Fugees soccer program was successful, they had to fight way harder than they should have to be able to find some stability in their new home country.…

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    Big Learning Experience

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    The fact that it was based on a true story made it even better. It was filled with life lessons that I will always carry with me. For example, feeling like you don’t belong somewhere only to find people you were destined to meet. These refugees had such a hard life before they were moved to the US but the struggles didn’t stop there. They constantly felt like outsiders in a place they should be able to call home. Once the Fugees found each other and started up the team, it helped them cope with…

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    Black Rage Analysis

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    In “Black Rage,” a melodic song dedicated to the people fighting for racial and social equality in Ferguson, ex-Fugees star Lauryn Hill explores the depths and wounds of black historical experience. “When the dogs bite, when the beatings, when I 'm feeling sad, I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don 't fear so bad,” she sings. Songs like Hill’s “Black Rage” and J. Cole’s “Be Free” aren’t merely for sales or promotional purposes, as Hill explains, they help the public evolve,…

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    Essay On Sarah Jones

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    her mother half Caucasian and Caribbean. Jones is probably best known for her renowned Broadway hit and Tony winning play, Bridge & Tunnel, which is a one-women play about the diverse cultures of New York. Before fame, she was a student at The United Nations International School and Bryn Mawr College studying to become a lawyer. During her spare time, Jones would preform at Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, poetry slams; and, it was here that she preformed her…

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