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Name  Supreme Understanding

Role  Author

Born  September 5, 1980 (age 35) (1980-09-05) Jersey City, New Jersey
Occupation  Academic, activist, author
Residence  Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Books  How to Hustle and Win: Rap, Race and Revolution
Education  Morehouse College, Argosy University, Georgia State University

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Supreme Understanding, also known as Dr. Sujan Dass, is an American author. He is best known for the book How to Hustle and Win but has published other titles aiming to help better intercity communities across North America. A sequel book, Rap, Race and Revolution: Solutions for Our Struggle also had a large influence, featuring a foreword by hip hop artist of Dead Prez.


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Supreme Understanding was the only child born to Bangladeshi parents in Jersey City. Supreme is a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths. Supreme came from being a juvenile delinquent to obtaining a doctorate degree in education at the age of 26. The focus of his literary work is on helping at-risk youth. His work has taken him to hundreds of cities across America as well as internationally. Coming from a similar upbringing as his target audience, his work is more relate-able. Understanding currently teaches elementary school children in the Atlanta Public Schools system.

Awards and honors

In 2004, Supreme Understanding's approach to pedagogy won him the Japan-Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship. For this reason, he was invited to Japan as a guest of the Japanese Ministry of Education. In 2008, Supreme Understanding won the Atlanta Family Awards for Excellence in Education, for his work in increasing student achievement.

Writing style

Supreme Understanding's publications are often written in a unique writing style, using plain language. About When the World Was Black he said, "This is heavy stuff, so I wanted to make sure it would be easy enough for a high school student to read and enjoy.” This writing style has developed from working in some of the nation's most disadvantaged schools Other works such as The Hood Health Handbook have partly been published in African American English.


  • How To Hustle And Win: A Survival Guide For The Ghetto ISBN 978-0981617008
  • How To Hustle And Win Part 2: Rap, Race And Revolution ISBN 978-0981617091
  • Knowledge Of Self - A Collection Of Wisdom On The Science Of Everything In Life ISBN 978-0-9816170-2-2
  • Real Life is No Fairy Tale ISBN 978-0-9816170-3-9
  • The Hood Health Handbook Volume 1 ISBN 978-1935721321
  • The Hood Health Handbook Volume 2 ISBN 978-1935721338
  • Black Rebellion Eyewitness Accounts Of Major Slave Revolts ISBN 978-0981617046
  • A Taste of Life Cookbook ISBN 978-1935721109
  • When the World was Black Part 1 ISBN 978-1935721048
  • When the World was Black Part 2 ISBN 978-1935721055
  • The Science of Self Volume 1 ISBN 978-1935721673
  • Black God ISBN 978-1935721123
  • Spanish

  • La Brega - Como Sobrevir en el Barrio
  • References

    Supreme Understanding Wikipedia

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