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This collection of essays is both a plea and a response to the self-assessed critical circumstances of black America today. Tavis Smiley provides the introduction, touching on the issues he explores as host and interviewer on public television and radio; Cornel West and Haki Madhubuti also provide commentary, tying together the common theme of planning how to address the circumstances faced by black Americans. Marian Wright Edelman offers the statement of purpose introducing the 10 covenants, pledging individual effort in the areas of health care, public education, criminal justice, community-centered policing, affordable neighborhoods, democracy, agriculture, economics, environmental justice, and technology. Among the contributors are Marc H. Morial, Angela Glover Blackwell, and Wade Henderson. Each section offers facts on racial disparities in the U.S.; practical suggestions on what individuals, communities, and the government can do to rectify problems; and other helpful resources. Although specifically aimed at problems and issues facing black America, this work has appeal for all readers interested in social issues that plague the nation as a whole. Vernon Ford
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Added to my collection. Nice source on objectives for Black America.Published 6 months ago by Ms. P-G
I enjoyed selecting this product. It served my purpose and my immediate needs, it was informative and a perfect gift (to myself or others.).Published 15 months ago by Mae
I would recommend this book to Academics and Activists. It wasn't what I expected. I'm sure there is a readership that would get more out of this book than I did. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ernestine Chatman Cobb
Smiley and contributing authors want to bring attention to the plight of the American Black community. The problem is that all they see is color. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by Priscilla Stilwell
The format for each topic in the book is as follows:
> 3-page essay full of platitudes and demanding government solutions
> 2 pages of dubious statistics (out of... Read more