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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.

The Covenant With Black America

Author : Tavis Smiley
ISBN : UOM:39015063292299
Genre : Political Science
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Discusses social and political issues affecting African Americans today, including health, housing, crime, criminal justice, education, and economic parity.

Multicultural And Ethnic Children S Literature In The United States

Author : Donna L. Gilton
ISBN : 9781538138410
Genre : American literature
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"This second edition of Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States describes the history and characteristics of ethnic and multicultural children's literature in the U.S. and elsewhere, elaborating on people, businesses, and organizations that create, disseminate, promote, critique, and collect these materials"--

50 For Your Future

Author : Tavis Smiley
ISBN : 9781401948467
Genre : Philosophy
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In the tradepaper edition of this engaging and attractively illustrated gift book, media personality and social entrepreneur Tavis Smiley shares 50 hard-won lessons he's gleaned from a life that's taken him from a crowded Indiana trailer to an internship in the office of Los Angeles's first and only black mayor, to friendships with cultural luminaries such as Maya Angelou and Quincy Jones, to hosting television and radio programs on BET, NPR, and PBS, and guiding and supporting the next generation of leaders with his Tavis Smiley Foundation. Whether it's overcoming your fears, finding your own unique voice and staying true to it, or using the inescapability of time to keep you marching to ever greater heights, these lessons will help those just starting out in life as well as those in need of a recalibration of priorities in order to finally achieve their dreams. Each lesson is accompanied by an illustration in the style of Smiley's popular Empowerment cards, building to a unique, expressive, inspirational whole--just what readers have to come to expect from the incomparable Smiley.

Making All Black Lives Matter

Author : Barbara Ransby
ISBN : 9780520966116
Genre : Social Science
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"A powerful — and personal — account of the movement and its players."—The Washington Post “This perceptive resource on radical black liberation movements in the 21st century can inform anyone wanting to better understand . . . how to make social change.”—Publishers Weekly The breadth and impact of Black Lives Matter in the United States has been extraordinary. Between 2012 and 2016, thousands of people marched, rallied, held vigils, and engaged in direct actions to protest and draw attention to state and vigilante violence against Black people. What began as outrage over the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin and the exoneration of his killer, and accelerated during the Ferguson uprising of 2014, has evolved into a resurgent Black Freedom Movement, which includes a network of more than fifty organizations working together under the rubric of the Movement for Black Lives coalition. Employing a range of creative tactics and embracing group-centered leadership models, these visionary young organizers, many of them women, and many of them queer, are not only calling for an end to police violence, but demanding racial justice, gender justice, and systemic change. In Making All Black Lives Matter, award-winning historian and longtime activist Barbara Ransby outlines the scope and genealogy of this movement, documenting its roots in Black feminist politics and situating it squarely in a Black radical tradition, one that is anticapitalist, internationalist, and focused on some of the most marginalized members of the Black community. From the perspective of a participant-observer, Ransby maps the movement, profiles many of its lesser-known leaders, measures its impact, outlines its challenges, and looks toward its future.

Sundown Towns

Author : James W. Loewen
ISBN : 9781595586742
Genre : Social Science
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“Don’t let the sun go down on you in this town.” We equate these words with the Jim Crow South but, in a sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, award-winning and bestselling author James W. Loewen demonstrates that strict racial exclusion was the norm in American towns and villages from sea to shining sea for much of the twentieth century. Weaving history, personal narrative, and hard-nosed analysis, Loewen shows that the sundown town was—and is—an American institution with a powerful and disturbing history of its own, told here for the first time. In Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, sundown towns were created in waves of violence in the early decades of the twentieth century, and then maintained well into the contemporary era. Sundown Towns redraws the map of race relations, extending the lines of racial oppression through the backyard of millions of Americans—and lobbing an intellectual hand grenade into the debates over race and racism today.

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

Chicago History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016124757
Genre : Chicago (Ill.)
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The Consumption Of Inequality

Author : K. Halnon
ISBN : 9781137352491
Genre : Social Science
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The fads, fashions, and media in popular consumer culture frequently make recreational and ideological "fun" of poverty and lower class living. In this book, Halnon delineates how incarceration, segregation, stigmatization, cultural and social consecration, and carnivalization work in the production and consumption of inequality.

As Long As They Don T Move Next Door

Author : Stephen Grant Meyer
ISBN : UOM:39015047719870
Genre : Social Science
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Discusses race relations in the United States, focusing on housing discrimination and the methods used by whites to keep blacks out of their neighborhoods.

Science And Health With Key To The Scriptures

Author : Mary Baker Eddy
ISBN : 0879523808
Genre : Christian Science
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Crisis In The Village

Author : Robert Michael Franklin
ISBN : 1451417403
Genre : African American churches
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Robert M. Franklin provides first-person advice and insight as he identifies the crises resident within three anchor institutions that have played key roles in the black struggle for freedom. Black families face a "crisis of commitment" evident in the rising rates of father absence, births to unmarried parents, divorce, and domestic abuse or relationship violence. Black churches face a "mission crisis" as they struggle to serve their upwardly mobile and/or established middle class "paying customers" alongside the poorest of the poor. Historically black colleges and universities face a crisis of "relevance and purpose" as they now compete for the best students and faculty with the broad marketplace of colleges. With clarity and passion, Franklin calls for practical and comprehensive action for change from within the African American community and from all Americans.

U S Catholic Ecumenism Ten Years Later

Author : David J. Bowman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105128608424
Genre : Christian union
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Part 1: Data from 130 respondents, with Commentary. Part 2: Studies from 16 areas in the U.S.A.

The Covenant

Author : James A. Michener
ISBN : 9780804151504
Genre : Fiction
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James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. The Nxumalos, inhabitants of a peaceful village unchanged for centuries, unite warrior tribes into the powerful Zulu nation. And the wealthy Saltwoods are missionaries and settlers who join the masses to influence the wars and politics that ravage a nation. Rivalries and passions spill across the land of The Covenant, a story of courage and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal, as generations fight to forge a new world. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for The Covenant “A prodigious endeavor . . . Nowhere else could an American reader unfamiliar with South Africa get so full an understanding of its problems in so engaging a form.”—The New York Times Book Review

The Western Journal Of Black Studies

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00917152O
Genre : African Americans
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Allgemeine Erkl?rung Der Menschenrechte

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ISBN : OCLC:1078662417
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The Bah? ? World

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ISBN : UVA:X001651499
Genre : Bahai Faith
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Reference Library Of Black America

Author : Otto J. Lindenmeyer
ISBN : IND:30000082130166
Genre : African Americans
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What Do Black Americans Want To Know About White Americans But Are Afraid To Ask

Author : John H. Davis
ISBN : 9781469190440
Genre : Social Science
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Cyclopaedia Of Biblical Theological And Ecclesiastical Literature

Author : John McClintock
ISBN : PRNC:32101064797333
Genre : Theology
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