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The Covenant With Black America Ten Years Later

Author : Tavis Smiley
ISBN : 9781401951504
Genre : Social Science
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In 2006, Tavis Smiley—along with a team of esteemed contributors—laid out a national plan of action to address the ten most crucial issues facing African Americans.The Covenant, 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 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.

And so in these pages Smiley calls for a renewal of The Covenant, presenting the original action plan alongside new 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.”

Now is the time to finally convert the trials and tribulations of Black America into the progress that all of America yearns for.


Fail Up

Author : Tavis Smiley
ISBN : 9781401933920
Genre : Conduct of life
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The author offers anecdotes and experiences with failure in his own life to help readers reconsider how they view past mistakes and to use past failures to overcome hardship and succeed later in life.

50 For Your Future

Author : Tavis Smiley
ISBN : 9781401948405
Genre : Self-Help
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Stepping into your authentic life can be difficult, but rest assured you’re not the first one to walk this path . . .

On these gorgeously illustrated pages, media mogul and social entrepreneur Tavis Smiley shares 50 nuggets of wisdom he’s gleaned while rising from humble roots to become a critically acclaimed host of television and radio, as well as an impactful philanthropist. Through his relationships with cultural luminaries such as Maya Angelou and Quincy Jones, and personal mentors such as Rosa Parks, Peter Jennings, and Smiley’s own sagacious grandmother “Big Mama”—not to mention the lumps he’s taken along the way—Smiley has learned how to avoid pitfalls like fear and convenience, and claim your best life.

Here, Smiley offers both guidebook and toolkit to help you get on track, whether you’re just setting out on your own, or you need a course correction to keep marching toward your dreams.


Human Behavior In The Social Environment From An African American Perspective

Author : Letha A See
ISBN : 9781136378232
Genre : Social Science
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In Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective, leading black scholars come together to discuss complex human behavior problems faced by African Americans and to force the abandonment of conceptualization theories made without consideration of the Black experience. Challenging you to engage in different thinking and develop new theories for addressing the needs of African Americans, this book highlights the assets of black individuals, families, and communities and guides you through program interventions and public policies that strengthen and empower African Americans. You will learn to enhance your clients’coping strategies and resilience by factoring in their strengths rather than focusing on their weaknesses. Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective contextualizes community behavior patterns, gender roles, and changing contemporary identities to challenge your assumptions about African American culture and communities and convince you to rethink your intervention strategies and methods. To further help you fine-tune your service delivery, this book leads you through discussions on: help-seeking behaviors of young street males the association of sociocultural risk factors with suicides the use of emotive behavior therapy to help African Americans cope with the prospect of imminent death advocating for changes in institutions and systems which negatively impact the lives of the poor and the oppressed how social work has ignored one segment of the African American community--young girls in urban settings psychological consequences of coming of age in a hostile environment Social workers, community-based groups, policymakers, and other helping professionals owe it to their clients to shrug off culturally incompetent services and care. Using Human Behavior in the Social Environment from an African American Perspective as a guide, you will learn to redress your programs and policies with a sensitivity to the factors and mechanisms that maximize the buoyancy of disadvantaged groups over various stages of their life development.

The State Of Black America 2007

Author : National Urban League
ISBN : 0931761859
Genre : Social Science
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According to the 2007 National Urban League Equality Index, although many black men are doing well, glaring economic and other gaps continue to exist between them and their white counterparts. Because of its devastating and far-reaching ramifications, the status of the black male is the most serious economic and civil rights challenge we face today. The 2007 State of Black America report takes up this challenge with a fresh and in-depth look at the current conditions facing the Black male. Based on this research and analysis by some of America's best minds, the National Urban League presents several targeted and comprehensive recommendations designed to eliminate the equality gaps and empower all Black Americans, male and female.

Democracy In Black

Author : Eddie S. Glaude (Jr.)
ISBN : 9780804137416
Genre : History
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"A polemic on the state of black America that argues that we don't yet live in a post-racial society"--

Invisible Asians

Author : Kim Park Nelson
ISBN : 9780813584393
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The first Korean adoptees were powerful symbols of American superiority in the Cold War; as Korean adoption continued, adoptees' visibility as Asians faded as they became a geopolitical success story—all-American children in loving white families. In Invisible Asians, Kim Park Nelson analyzes the processes by which Korean American adoptees’ have been rendered racially invisible, and how that invisibility facilitates their treatment as exceptional subjects within the context of American race relations and in government policies. Invisible Asians draws on the life stories of more than sixty adult Korean adoptees in three locations: Minnesota, home to the largest concentration of Korean adoptees in the United States; the Pacific Northwest, where many of the first Korean adoptees were raised; and Seoul, home to hundreds of adult adoptees who have returned to South Korea to live and work. Their experiences underpin a critical examination of research and policy making about transnational adoption from the 1950s to the present day. Park Nelson connects the invisibility of Korean adoptees to the ambiguous racial positioning of Asian Americans in American culture, and explores the implications of invisibility for Korean adoptees as they navigate race, culture, and nationality. Raised in white families, they are ideal racial subjects in support of the trope of “colorblindness” as a “cure for racism” in America, and continue to enjoy the most privileged legal status in terms of immigration and naturalization of any immigrant group, built on regulations created specifically to facilitate the transfer of foreign children to American families. Invisible Asians offers an engaging account that makes an important contribution to our understanding of race in America, and illuminates issues of power and identity in a globalized world.

Mammy And Uncle Mose

Author : Kenneth W. Goings
ISBN : UOM:39015034505126
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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. . . an important contribution to the historiography of race and race relations in America. . . . provides a useful and thought-provoking examination of black collectibles as a window into a century of racial and racist perceptions. . . . ÑPatricia Morton Mammy and Uncle Mose examines the production and consumption of black collectibles and memorabilia from the 1880s to the late 1950s. Black collectiblesÑobjects made in or with the image of a black personÑwere everyday items such as advertising cards, housewares (salt and pepper shakers, cookie jars, spoon rests, etc.), toys and games, postcards, souvenirs, and decorative knick-knacks. These objects were almost universally derogatory, with racially exaggerated features that helped "prove" that African Americans were "different" and "inferior." These items of material culture gave a physical reality to ideas of racial inferiority. They were props that helped reinforce the "new" racist ideology that began emerging after reconstruction. From the 1880s to the 1930s, black people were portrayed as very dark, bug-eyed, nappy-headed, childlike, stupid, lazy, deferentialÑbut happy! From the 1930s to the late 1950s, racial attitudes began to relax. African Americans, while still portrayed as happy servants, had "brighter" skin tones, and images of black women were slimmed down. As the nation changed, the image created of black people by white people changed. Black collectibles are a window into American history.

The Helping Tradition In The Black Family And Community

Author : Joanne Mitchell Martin
ISBN : UOM:39015016261094
Genre : Social Science
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Readers will learn the evolution of the helping tradition from traditional Africa to slavery in the United States, among free blacks, through Reconstruction, and into rural and urban states. Spread through fictive kinship and religious consciousness, the tradition incorporated mutual aid, social class cooperation, male-female equality, and prosocial behavior in children. Contents: The Helping Tradition in Traditional Africa and in Slavery; The Helping Tradition Among Free Blacks; The Helping Tradition during Reconstruction; The Helping Tradition in Rural and Urban America; The Black Helping Tradition and Social Work.

The Rich And The Rest Of Us

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ISBN : 9781401940645
Genre : Poverty
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The authors re-examine our assumptions about poverty in America--what it really is and how to eliminate it now

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