The Covenant with Black America
Third World Press, 2006 - Political Science - 254 pages
Six years' worth of symposiums come together in this rich collection of essays that plot a course for African Americans, explaining how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in areas ranging from health and education to crime reduction and financial well-being. Addressing these pressing concerns are contributors Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general; Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of the research think tank PolicyLink; and Cornell West, professor of Religion at Princeton University. Each chapter outlines one key issue and provides a list of resources, suggestions for action, and a checklist for what concerned citizens can do to keep their communities progressing socially, politically, and economically. Though the African American community faces devastating social disparities—in which more than 8 million people live in poverty—this celebration of possibility, hope, and strength will help leaders and citizens keep Black America moving forward.
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From Texas to Georgia to New York, we continue to see attempts by states and
counties to implement voting practices that would diminish the impact of the
minority vote. The Voting Rights Act (VRA), and its special provisions, is the best
What Every Leader And Elected Official Can Do / Reauthorize and strengthen the
Voting Rights Act. / Restore the right to vote for former felons. / Ensure that all
residents of the District of Columbia have voting representation in Congress.
Elected officials must demand that American citizens are implicitly guaranteed a
right to vote in the federal constitution; it could have a direct impact on the voting
rights of former felons, the right of citizens of the District of Columbia to gain ...
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Establishing A System of Public Education In Which
Correcting The System Of Unequal Justice
Fostering Accountable CommunityCentered Policing
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