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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.


What I Know For Sure

Author : Tavis Smiley
ISBN : 9780385721721
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The noted talk-show host details his experiences growing up black in an all-white Indiana community, describing what it was like to be an outsider, and the influence of his early life on his determination to succeed and to fight for the underdog.

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

Accountable

Author : Tavis Smiley
ISBN : 9781439100738
Genre : Social Science
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Accountable provides real-life examples of how crucial issues -- including health care, education, the economy, unequal justice, and the environment -- manifest themselves in our communities. The book demonstrates the urgent need to hold politicians and ourselves responsible, because the stakes have never been higher. Accountable examines present-day conditions and the consequences for America. At its core, this book is a tool with which the community can evaluate the successes or failures of its political leaders and of itself. This insightful book acknowledges the mistakes of the past while offering hope and inspiration for a better future.

Justice While Black

Author : Robbin Shipp
ISBN : 9781572847415
Genre : Law
File Size : 71. 35 MB
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Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America—and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American families about how to understand the criminal justice system, and about why that system continues to see black men as targets—and as dollar signs. The book provides practical, straightforward advice on how to deal with specific legal situations: the threat of arrest, being arrested, being in custody, preparing for and undergoing a trial, and navigating the appeals and parole process. The primary goal of this book is to become a primer for African Americans on how to avoid becoming ensnared in the criminal justice system. While the precarious safety of black males has received renewed interest in the past year because of the deaths of teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, the fact is that this group has always been under threat from the armed guardians of the white social order. The tactics have been modernized, but the impact is still devastating—we are witnessing an epic criminalization of the African-American community at levels never before seen since the end of slavery.

The Covenant In Action

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ISBN : 1401918522
Genre : Political Science
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A companion to "Covenant with Black America" tells how the book has inspired African Americans across America to undertake their own projects and activities, provides motivational essays to encourage more people to become politically involved, and outline

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.

Black Genius

Author : Manthia Diawara
ISBN : 0393319784
Genre : Literary Collections
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Explores political, financial, social and educational issues in relation to African Americans

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