The myth of the natural black athlete is widespread, though it’s usually talked about only when a sports commentator or celebrity embarrasses himself by bringing it up in public. Those gaffes are swiftly decried as racist, but apart from their link to the long history of ugly racial stereotypes about black peopleespecially menthey are also harmful because they obscure very real, hard-fought accomplishments. As Black Men Can’t Shoot demonstrates, such successes on the basketball court don’t happen just because of natural giftsinstead, they grow out of the long, tough, and unpredictable process of becoming a known player. Scott Norman Brooks spent four years coaching summer league basketball in Philadelphia. And what he saw, heard, and felt working with the young black men on his team tells us much about how some kids are able to make the extraordinary journey from the ghetto to the NCAA. He tells the story of two young men, Jermaine and Ray, following them through their high school years and chronicling their breakthroughs and frustrations on the court as well as their troubles at home. Black Men Can’t Shoot is a moving coming-of-age story that counters the belief that basketball only exploits kids and lures them into following empty dreamsand shows us that by playing ball, some of these young black men have already begun their education even before they get to college.
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Deployed at the Czervenian border on Palisav Island, Captain Carl Reed and his Quick Reaction Force face off against deadly Red Coin fighters to defend the Forward Operating Base. A chaotic firefight at the checkpoint raises many questions – why would Red Coin be taking local scientists hostage? Is there a connection to General Adzic's mysterious endgame? Can Reed uncover the truth before U.S. Soldiers or innocent civilians are put in harm’s way? Reed must rely on his instincts and training as a professional Soldier in America’s Army #4 – Escalation.
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America's Army deploys to Palisav Island in enemy Czervenian territory. Captain Carl Reed and his Quick Reaction Force are sent to capture a high value clan leader at a secret Red Coin terrorist training camp, and it's a risky mission. Everyone believes a mole within the Coalition is leaking information to Red Coin, and Commander Belova, the local Police Chief, is at the top of the list of Reed's suspects. When Red Coin fighters ambush the team armed with advanced Czervenian hardware, the team must fight together to escape the forests of Palisav alive in America's Army #5 - Tipping Point.
Betrayed by Dr. Creighton, Captain Reed and Sergeant Dixon have been captured by Czervenian forces and are being held in an underwater facility with little hope of escape in America's Army #11 - Tides of Change.
Having escaped an underwater Czervenian facility, CPT Reed and SSG Dixon rush vital Intel to Special Agent Barfield revealing "Rostov" is a weapons program of incomprehensible and destructive power. Fueled by science thought to be only theoretical, the weapon is so powerful it could start a chain reaction of unknown consequences on a scale never seen. Unprecedented circumstances now force the Mustangs to devise an extraordinary mission that, if successful, could save hundreds of thousands of lives in America's Army Issue #12 - Crescendo.
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In the aftermath of the FOB destruction, Captain Carl Reed and his Mustang squad lead the way for the new LRCA-R "Lurker" experimental combat teams. Focusing on small unit operations, the team trains hundreds of incoming elite soldiers at JTC-Griffin to combat and defeat President-General Adzic and his forces. As new intel emerges on Czervo activity, CPT Reed leads a critical mission to a familiar Pipeline facility to expose General Adzic's secret in America's Army #8 - Proving Grounds.
By command of General Adzic, Forward Operating Base "Talon" is destroyed by a secret fleet of unmanned stealth drones. America's Army takes off the gloves and Captain Carl Reed is tasked to lead a new type of experimental combat team, Long Range Combined Arms-Recon - "Lurkers". Together, these hand-chosen specialists will perform deep infiltration and reconnaissance, sabotage, and sustained battle maneuvers behind enemy lines, and take the fight right to Adzic's front door. Now, Reed and his new team must pick up the pieces and figure out Adzic's end game before it's too late in America's Army #7 - Make Ready
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