The Covenant with Black America - Ten Years Later

The Covenant with Black America - Ten Years Later

Tavis Smiley

In 2006, Tavis Smiley teamed up with different leaders within the Black neighborhood to create a countrywide course of action to deal with the 10 most important concerns dealing with African american citizens. The Covenant with Black the US, which grew to become a number one New York occasions bestseller, ran the gamut from future health care to legal justice, cheap housing to schooling, vote casting rights to racial divides. yet a decade later, Black males nonetheless fall to police bullets and brutality, Black ladies nonetheless die from preventable ailments, Black young children nonetheless fight to get a top quality schooling, the electronic divide and environmental inequality nonetheless persist, and American towns from Ferguson to Baltimore burn with frustration. in brief, the decade has noticeable the evaporation of Black wealth, with Black fellow electorate having misplaced floor in approximately each major fiscal category.

So Smiley demands a renewal of The Covenant, presenting during this re-creation the unique motion plan—with a brand new foreword and conclusion—alongside clean info from the Indiana college institution of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) to underscore ignored possibilities and the paintings that continues to be to be performed. whereas lifestyles for much too many African americans is still a fight, the good freedom fighter Frederick Douglass used to be correct: “If there's no fight, there is not any progress.”
With Smiley best the cost, the time has come to ultimately convert the pains and tribulations of Black the US into the growth that every one of the US yearns for.

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