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The Resource The Covenant with Black America : ten years later, compiled and edited by Tavis Smiley

The Covenant with Black America : ten years later, compiled and edited by Tavis Smiley

Label
The Covenant with Black America : ten years later
Title
The Covenant with Black America
Title remainder
ten years later
Statement of responsibility
compiled and edited by Tavis Smiley
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2006, Tavis Smiley teamed up with other leaders in the Black community to create a national plan of action to address the ten most crucial issues facing African Americans. The Covenant with Black America, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller, ran the gamut from health care to criminal justice, affordable housing to education, voting rights to racial divides. But a decade later, Black men still fall to police bullets and brutality, Black women still die from preventable diseases, Black children still struggle to get a high quality education, the digital divide and environmental inequality still persist, and American cities from Ferguson to Baltimore burn with frustration. In short, the last decade has seen the evaporation of Black wealth, with Black fellow citizens having lost ground in nearly every leading economic category. So Smiley calls for a renewal of The Covenant, presenting in this new edition the original action plan{u2014}with a new foreword and conclusion{u2014}alongside fresh data from the Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) to underscore missed opportunities and the work that remains to be done. While life for far too many African Americans remains a struggle, the great freedom fighter Frederick Douglass was right: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” With Smiley leading the charge, the time has come to finally convert the trials and tribulations of Black America into the progress that all of America yearns for
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1964-
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Smiley, Tavis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American leadership
  • United States
Label
The Covenant with Black America : ten years later, compiled and edited by Tavis Smiley
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ensuring broad access to affordable neighborhoods that connect to opportunity
  • Claiming our democracy
  • Strengthening our rural roots
  • Accessing good jobs, wealth, and economic prosperity
  • Assuring environmental justice for all
  • Closing the racial digital divide
  • Afterword
  • Haki R. Madhubuti
  • A call to action
  • Cornel West
  • Introduction
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Statement of purpose
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Securing the right to healthcare and well-being
  • Establishing a system of public education in which all children achieve at high levels and reach their full potential
  • Correcting the system of unequal justice
  • Fostering accountable community-centered policing
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781401951498
Isbn Type
(tradepaper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015042597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky279598167
  • (OCoLC)928750900
  • 921611
Label
The Covenant with Black America : ten years later, compiled and edited by Tavis Smiley
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ensuring broad access to affordable neighborhoods that connect to opportunity
  • Claiming our democracy
  • Strengthening our rural roots
  • Accessing good jobs, wealth, and economic prosperity
  • Assuring environmental justice for all
  • Closing the racial digital divide
  • Afterword
  • Haki R. Madhubuti
  • A call to action
  • Cornel West
  • Introduction
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Statement of purpose
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Securing the right to healthcare and well-being
  • Establishing a system of public education in which all children achieve at high levels and reach their full potential
  • Correcting the system of unequal justice
  • Fostering accountable community-centered policing
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781401951498
Isbn Type
(tradepaper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015042597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky279598167
  • (OCoLC)928750900
  • 921611

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