Boobie Boys: Miami's Urban Chronicles Volume II, an urban literary fiction which portrays a biopic of career criminals in the drug trade set in the international city of Miami.
Neighborhood friends are enticed by the lore of money and power to sell drugs. The trials and tribulations faced by minorities are comparably different from their nonminority counterparts. For the main character "Kaz" his desire for money and power leads to his detriment as a leader among his childhood friends.
The bars rang out as a man in prison cell raked a make shift dinner
utensil back and forth along its surface. The immate spent hours honing
a razor sharp edge on the plain metal spoon. He obtained it form his
service duty in the chow hall. He basically was letting his cell block
mates know he had a shank and could protect himself.
In prison life the players know a key asset to keeping opponents at bay
was that of unpredictability. Being deliberately unpredictable will
throw the enemy off balance and keep them hesitate in regards to
confrontation. Most inmates are remanded to operating in the most
animalistic of social interactions. The adept inmates knows what it
takes to navigate this type of environment.
"Cut that fucking noise out man!" Said Kaz.
"Fuck that! Ineed to let these clowns know who they dealing with," said
"People know who you are in here slick, I know you, you're from Carol
City right?" Kaz inquired.
"Why, you a fucking cop?" The inmate replied
Kaz shrugged off the slight.
Kaz had long ago realized that reputation was the cornerstone of power.
Appearances are the guage of judgments. Your reputation gives you a
degree of control on how you're judged. It distracts from knowing the
real. Kaz knew the value of the reputation of his hood and would use it
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Thomas Barr Jr.
Born in Lake City, South Carolina home of the 2nd African American astronaut, killed on the Challenger space mission, Dr. Ronald E. McNair. The author is the grandson of a share cropper who taught him about hard work and education . At age 17 he began college at Bethune-Cookman University and graduated Cum Laude with honors. While in college he was inspired to write when he read the novel, Black Boy by Richard Wright. He began writing short stories for campus publications and won a $500 dollar publication contest in a local campus circular. He Entered the Air Force after college and spent two tours of duty in the gulf during the Persian Gulf War. Upon leaving the Military he went back to school and completed graduate school at the University of Akron in Ohio earning a master of public administration. He began a career in government as an Intern with the Ohio legislature and later became employed with the Florida Senate as a legislative assistant. He currently works for the City of Miami as a civil servant in administration.
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